My Christmas Movie Bender - A List

My Christmas Movie Bender - A List

Due to either a burst of holiday spirit or an end-of-year deterioration of my mental state, I've watched 9 Hulu Christmas Movies over the last 8 days, plus Kelly Clarkson's Christmas special and 2 movies I refused to finish.

Here are some recommendations from my Christmas Movie Bender.[1]

A Christmas Movie Christmas
β„πŸŽ„Pretty GoodπŸŽ„β„
If you want a few scenes featuring an Adorable Christmas Movie Childβ„’, a few scenes featuring an Adorable Christmas Movie Gram Gramβ„’, and you don't want to think too hard, this is for you.

A Christmas Movie Christmas on Hulu

Holly's Holiday
β„πŸŽ„Pretty GoodπŸŽ„β„
The sassy black friend thing feels a little tropey. That said, the entire Christmas Movie genre is a little tropey and I wasn't sad when that character was on screen, so we'll let it slide.

If you like minor plotlines involving two dorky side characters also finding love, this is for you.[2]

Holly's Holiday on Hulu

Desperately Seeking Santa
β„πŸŽ„Pretty GoodπŸŽ„β„

While the movie is pretty good, it's hard to describe without making it sound pretty dumb. Here's a scene description:

A charming Good Sonβ„’ from South Boston moonlighting as a hunky santa (to save the family restaurant) performs CPR on an ailing mall customer.

All together, that sounds overwhelming; however, if any single part of that scene sounds like fun, then this is for you.

Desperately Seeking Santa on Hulu

12 Pups of Christmas
β„πŸŽ„Pretty GoodπŸŽ„β„

Special shout out to Elizabeth Small and Charlotte Sullivan; they were so charming (for a Christmas Movie) that I paused the movie to Google them.

While the movie is definitely more human focused than puppy focused, if you want a Christmas Movie with a sprinkle of "OH MY GOD WHAT A GOOD BOIIIIII", this is for you.

12 Pups of Christmas on Hulu

Same Time, Next Christmas
πŸŽ„β„πŸŽ„Totally GoodπŸŽ„β„πŸŽ„

I like to call this movie "How Lea Michele Went To Hawaii And Got Her Groove Back". If that sentence intrigues you, this is for you.

Special shout-out to whomever slipped a wonderfully tender moment into the 3rd act, between two characters who didn't have that much screen-time together. It was a very pleasant surprise.

Same Time, Next Christmas on Hulu

Naughty & Nice
πŸŽ„β„πŸŽ„Totally GoodπŸŽ„β„πŸŽ„

A 92 year-old dies off camera while having sex and the cast is more charming than they need to be for a Christmas Movie.

Naughty & Nice on Hulu

  1. While I didn't watch them this year, Happiest Season and Noelle are both πŸŽ„β„πŸŽ„Totally GoodπŸŽ„β„πŸŽ„. Consider them highly recommended. β†©οΈŽ

  2. If so, see also: The Mistle-Tones β†©οΈŽ