Christmas is around the corner and what better way to celebrate than by snuggling up with a heartwarming movie?
This year, diversify your viewing experience by exploring some top picks, including Kenya’s first-ever Christmas feature film, A Familiar Christmas.
A Familiar Christmas (2023): This groundbreaking film marks Kenya’s first-ever Christmas feature film which is available on Showmax. It follows the Moran family as they reunite for the holidays, only to have their plans thrown into disarray by secrets and a meddling mother. With a stellar cast and a relatable story, A Familiar Christmas offers a unique and heartwarming perspective on the holiday season.
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946): The timeless tale of George Bailey, a man on the brink of despair who rediscovers the true meaning of life, is a holiday classic for a reason. Its themes of hope, family, and community resonate deeply, making it a must-watch every year.
Miracle on 34th Street (1947): This heartwarming film about a department store Santa Claus who claims to be the real deal will delight children and adults alike. Its message of faith and believing in the impossible is sure to leave you with a warm feeling.
Home Alone (1990): This hilarious slapstick comedy about a young boy who must defend his home from burglars while his family is away on vacation is a perennial favorite. Its clever traps and Kevin McCallister’s resourcefulness make it a fun watch for the whole family.
Elf (2003): Will Ferrell’s portrayal of Buddy, a human raised by elves at the North Pole, is pure comedic gold. This film is packed with laugh-out-loud moments and a heartwarming message about family and belonging.
The Polar Express (2004): This visually stunning animated film takes viewers on a magical journey to the North Pole. With its breathtaking animation and Tom Hanks’s iconic voice acting, this movie is sure to become a new Christmas tradition.
Love Actually (2003): This romantic comedy tells a series of intertwined stories about love, loss, and the holiday season. It’s a heartwarming and hilarious film that will leave you feeling festive and hopeful.
The Holiday (2006): This romantic comedy tells the story of two women who swap homes and lives for the holidays. It’s a charming and heartwarming film with a star-studded cast.
A Christmas Story (1983): This hilarious film follows Ralphie Parker in his quest for a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. With its quotable lines and relatable characters, this movie is sure to bring back memories of your own childhood Christmases.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993): This Tim Burton classic combines Halloween and Christmas in a visually stunning and surprisingly heartwarming tale. It’s a unique and entertaining film that’s perfect for those looking for something a little different.
So grab your favorite snacks, settle in under a cozy blanket, and get ready to be entertained by these top Christmas movies. From classic favorites to modern masterpieces and a groundbreaking Kenyan addition, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this festive season.