A feast central to the Christian liturgical year, Christmas is preceded by the season of Advent or the Nativity Fast and begins the season of Christmastide, which historically in the West lasts twelve days and culminates on Twelfth Night. Christmas is celebrated annually as a religious and cultural celebration by billions of people around the world on December 25[a]. Christmas Day is a public holiday in many nations. It is a religious holiday for the majority of Christians and a cultural festival for many non-Christians. It also plays a significant role in the holiday season that is built around it.
Lest tells you the best Christmas movies:
In 2019, Sergio Pablos released Klaus, a Spanish-American animated Christmas movie that was written and directed by him in his directorial debut. It was released by Netflix and was made by Sergio Pablos Animation Studios. The traditionally animated movie features the voices of Jason Schwartzman, J. K. Simmons, Rashida Jones, Will Sasso, Neda Margrethe Labba, Sergio Pablos, Norm Macdonald (in his final film role released in his lifetime), and Joan Cusack. It was co-written by Zach Lewis and Jim Mahoney and co-directed by Carlos Martinez Lopez. The tale centers on a postman assigned to a remote island hamlet in the Far North who befriends a recluse toymaker as part of an alternative origin myth for Santa Claus apart from the genuine Saint Nicholas of Myra (Klaus).
The 8th of November saw the release of Klaus, which drew praise from critics for its animation, plot, and vocal talents. It also won Best Animated Film at the 73rd British Academy Film Prizes in addition to seven awards, including Best Animated Feature at the 47th Annie Awards. Along with I Lost My Body, the movie received a nomination for Best Animated Feature at the 92nd Academy Awards. It was the first Netflix animated film to receive such a nomination, as well as the first animated film from a streaming service, but Toy Story 4, which also starred John Cusack, won the award.
The romantic comedy Last Christmas is a 2019 movie that was directed by Paul Feig and written by Bryony Kimmings, Emma Thompson, and her husband Greg Wise. Inspired by the music of George Michael and Wham!, and named after the 1984 song of the same name. Emilia Clarke plays a disillusioned Christmas store employee in the movie; Thompson and Michelle Yeoh also appear. She has a relationship with a strange man (Henry Golding) and starts to fall for him.
Universal Pictures’ Last Christmas had its theatrical debut on November 8 in the United States and on November 15 in the United Kingdom. Critics gave film mixed reviews, praising Clarke and Golding’s performances and chemistry but faulting the narrative. The movie brought about $123 million globally.
Pablo Larran is the director of the 2021 historical fiction psychological drama film Spencer, which Steven Knight wrote the screenplay for. The movie follows Princess Diana as she contemplates divorcing Prince Charles and fleeing the British royal family during the Christmas of 1991. Alongside Kristen Stewart, Timothy Spall, Sean Harris, and Sally Hawkins, who play Diana and Charles, respectively, is Jack Farthing.
Spencer had its world premiere at the 78th Venice International Film Festival on September 3, 2021, and on November 5, 2021, it was theatrically released in the UK and the US. Critics gave the movie largely favorable reviews, and Stewart’s performance got significant praise. The movie made $23 million worldwide. Stewart received nominations for Best Actress at the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, the Golden Globes, and the Academy Awards for her depiction of Diana.
A Tiffany Paulsen-written script, Holidate is a 2020 American romantic comedy film that is directed by John Whitesell. Emma Roberts, Luke Bracey, Jake Manley, Jessica Capshaw, Andrew Bachelor, Manish Dayal, and Kristin Chenoweth are among its cast members. On October 28, 2020, Netflix released the movie.
Hernán Jiménez is the director of the 2021 American romantic comedy Love Hard, which Danny Mackey and Rebecca Ewing wrote. It is about a young woman who visits her internet crush’s hometown for Christmas but learns she has been catfished. Starring Nina Dobrev, Jimmy O. Yang, and Darren Barnet.
From October to November 2020, it was filmed in Vancouver by Wonderland Sound and Vision. On November 5, 2021, Netflix made it available.
Single All the Way
A 2021 Canadian holiday romantic comedy film titled Single All the Way was written by Chad Hodge and directed by Michael Mayer. The story revolves around a gay man (Michael Urie) who persuades his closest buddy (Philemon Chambers) to pose as his boyfriend when he returns home for the holidays, only to have his mother set him up on a blind date (Kathy Najimy). Actors Jennifer Robertson, Barry Bostwick, Luke Macfarlane, and Jennifer Coolidge are also featured.
On December 2, 2021, Netflix released the movie.