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Top 5 Christmas
Movies on Netflix
ooking for some Christmas cheer? Well, we’ve
found five festive features currently on Netflix.
Arthur Christmas
In a race against the clock, Santa’s son must deliver a missing present to a little girl on Christmas Eve. Bringing together a great British voice cast, there’s plenty of cute one-liners mixed in with some dry Pommie humour, making it enjoyable for all ages.
The Polar Express
Based on the classic book by Chris Van Allsburg, we follow a boy who is losing his Christmas cheer on an animated adventure to the North Pole to see a certain jolly beardy bloke. There’s not much star power in the cast but when you have Tom Hanks voicing six
characters, what more could you ask for? It’s a fun festive family film that helps remind us of the spirit of Christmas.
Rise of the Guardians
You had me at Hugh Jackman as the Easter Bunny. Joining our boy from Oz are a host of Hollywood stars playing other kids’ favourites such as the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and, of course, Santa. United by Jack Frost, they must band
together to fight a dark force threatening the world. There are some slightly darker moments that might spook very young viewers, but it’s still a good movie for the kids.
One of Will Ferrell’s first starring feature film roles, he plays a fish/elf out of water, journeying from his winter wonderland to the big city determined to find his real father. Ferrell turns the naivety up to 11 in a great comedy that is a must for those after a few good belly laughs.
Ever wondered how Christmas traditions started? Well, in this Santa story we meet a postman named Jesper and a carpenter named Klaus, who join forces to save
a small town and maybe even start a magical tradition or two. With
stunning visuals and an engaging story, it’s easy to see how this film was nominated for a Best Animated Feature Oscar.
This is a hidden gem that is definitely worth your time.

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