Hello, my loves! Can you believe we’re only a few weeks away from Christmas? I think we can all agree 2020 has been a crazy year and celebrating Christmas can either feel like a welcome distraction or just another day in this wild year. To help you get into the festive mood, I’m listing a few of the movies on my Christmas watch list! Here we go.
1. Jingle Jangle
This movie was so adventurous and fun! Journey is a bright and clever young girl who visits her estranged grandfather, a scientist named Jeronicus Jangle, for the holidays. Through music, community support and a little bit of Christmas magic, Journey helps her grandfather conquer his fears and foes. If you’re looking for a movie with fun, original music, dancing and a timeless family Christmas story, this is a great selection! Watch on Netflix.
2. The Princess Switch 2: Switched Again
Being completely transparent with you, I love any movie, television program or book that deals with royalty, and this movie did not disappoint. The Princess Switch 2 follows Princess Stacy as she tries to persuade Duchess Margaret to reconcile with her ex-boyfriend Kevin. The timing is urgent as the duchess is preparing for her coronation. Stacy and Margaret, who look identical but are not related, decide to switch places for a day to give Margaret one last chance to salvage her relationship with Kevin. Plans go awry when another look-alike has her eyes on the crown. Watch on Netflix.
3. A Godwink Christmas: Second Chance, First Love
This movie was so cute. Margie has the job of her dreams and she’s up for a promotion when her high school sweetheart moves back to town. After a few instances of being in the same place at the same time (hence the term “Godwink”), reminiscing on past memories and creating new ones, Margie and Pat must decide whether to follow their hearts or let the moments pass. Watch on Hallmark.
4. Deliver by Christmas
Molly is a bakery shop owner in a small, charming town and she runs into Josh, a single father who’s new to the area. Josh’s wife passed away a few years ago and his son realizes that he’s sad and lonely. So he makes a wish that his Dad finds someone to make him happy, and that Santa delivers that person by Christmas. Watch on Hallmark.
5. Operation Christmas Drop
Has your job ever sent you to a small country to gather information about a project in order to cut its funds right before the holidays? Well, now you know the predicament that Erica is in. Erica is a political aide, and her job is her life. When she goes on assignment in Guam, she meets Captain Andrew and they butt heads. But as he shows her more about the secret project and how it impacts the local community, she must make a decision to please her boss or continue helping the locals…and Andrew. Watch on Netflix.
6. Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker
This documentary follows the Debbie Allen Dance Academy and its annual production of the Hot Chocolate Nutcracker. I learned so much in this film about dance history and how Debbie Allen is truly a dance icon. Watch this film if you want to learn more about the performing arts, specifically with a perspective in Los Angeles’ African American community. Watch on Netflix.
7. Sugar Rush Christmas
Cupcakes, confections and tiered cakes all with a Christmas theme? sign me up! This baking competition show is such a joy to watch and the bakers are so talented. Each episode has a theme, so if you’re watching for inspiration or just for entertainment, you are in for a treat. Watch on Netflix.
8. A Bad Moms Christmas
I know this movie is from 2017, but it was my first time watching it. I must put a disclaimer that this film is very inappropriate, but oh so funny. The interactions between the original cast and their on-screen mothers were so hilarious! I mean, Amy’s mother (played by the legendary Christine Baranski) getting mad at her for not being prepared for Christmas a.k.a. “The Big Show.” And Cheryl Hines as the clingy, over-stepping mother and Susan Sarandon as the free-spirited absent mother. This plot was wild and the delivery was so perfectly hilarious. Highly recommend, but be prepared for the raunchiness! Watch on Netflix.
So, what did you think of my list? Are there any Christmas movies or programs you recommend I watch this year?