Entertainment December 27, 2021
The weather is cooler and cheer is in the air. It’s the Holiday season still and it’s the best time to take a break and bond with your friends, families and loved ones.
Whether you’re watching with your family at home, or having a watch party online, we selected a handful of quality flicks that you can stream right now which will tug at your heartstrings and warm up your funny bones this season.
Fresh from Netflix, A Boy Called Christmas is a fantastical reimagining of the origins of Santa Claus or St. Nick.
The movie follows a young boy Nicholas who embarks on an adventure to find his father and the fabled village of the elves, Elfhelm.
What follows is a warm and entertaining adventure in exploring the capacity of hope and kindness that will surely appeal to the entire family.
Perfect Recommendation if you like light fantasy, adventure movies and bedtime stories.
For those looking for a more fun and light-hearted option, Love Hard is a wacky but hilarious take on a seasonal rom-com.
Natalie, played by Nina Dobrev, tries to surprise her online crush by going to his hometown only to find she’s been catfished by Josh, played by Jimmy O. Yang.
Despite the deceptive shenanigans, the film makes a lesson on what it means to be truthful and honest, not just with others but with yourself too.
As a fun fact, the title of the film is a combination of two popular Christmas movies: Love Actually and Die Hard. Yes, Die Hard is a Christmas movie.
Perfect Recommendation if you like odd-couple rom-com, Jimmy O Yang’s sense of humor, and a subversively modern take on Baby It’s Cold Outside.
Klaus is a fantastic Christmas animated film voiced by a star-studded cast such as Jason Schwartzman, J.K. Simmons, and Rashida Jones.
A lazy and spoiled son of the Royal Postmaster General befriends a mysterious and grumpy toymaker.
This unlikely duo work to both spread laughter and cheer to the local town, while also learning a valuable lesson on redemption and graciousness to others.
Aside from the heartwarming story, the animation also has a very nostalgic, early-2000’s feel to it, which would surely appeal to the older millennials as much as it would to the kids.
Perfect Recommendation if you like animation, voice mastery by J.K. Simmons, and adult-humor that works on kids as well (i.e. when Jasper was handing out pen and paper to kids like a drug dealer).
Coming closer to home is Seven Sundays, an emotional film about family, relationships, and the preciousness of life.
The movie stars local heavy hitters like Aga Muhlach, Dingdong Dantes, Cristine Reyes, Enrique Gil and Ronaldo Valdez.
Upon learning that the elderly patriarch played by Valdez has cancer and only has a few weeks to live, he coerces the family to spend the remaining seven Sundays together.
Despite each sibling carrying their own baggage, the film comes to a deeply grounded and incredibly emotional revelation, and we learn only when we’re open to each other emotionally can we truly come together as a family.
Perfect Recommendation if you like locally produced films, Four Sisters and a Wedding, a heavier-hitting drama.
For those who appreciate the simple things like a cutesy teen rom-com, Love is Color Blind is a fresh and fairly unique release from Star Cinema in collaboration with Smart. The movie centers around Ino and Cara, played by the top trending love team of Donny Pangilinan and Belle Mariano. An accident has left the budding artist Ino traumatized and unable to see color, meanwhile his best friend Cara tries her best to help Ino overcome his struggles and bring color back to his life, while secretly being in love with him. Despite being a typical rom-com, the characters feel whole and real, which makes the kilig moments so much more satisfying.
Perfect Recommendation if you want teen rom-com, kilig and DONBELLE love team.
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