5 Christmas movies to enjoy this festive period

With the festive period well and truly underway, one thing we can count on as movie-buffs is the guaranteed slew of holiday-oriented films that are released around this time for our pleasure.

It has long been a tradition for filmmakers to release a film set around Christmas filled with the hallmark whimsy and joy that comes with celebrating your holidays with your near and dear ones. While 2020 may have made things difficult for many around the world to head back home during this time, 2021 is making up for it in the present.

So here’s a list of 5 Christmas movies released in 2021 to enjoy in the comfort of your own home:

Single All the Way

Available on: Netflix

Cast: Michael Urie, Philemon Chambers, Luke Mcfarlane, Jennifer Coolidge, Barry Bostwick, Jennifer Robertson

When Peter (Urie) prepares to visit his family back home for the holidays, he convinces his best friend Nick (Chambers) to accompany him as his pretend boyfriend to avoid the constant ridicule from his family for being single. However, Peter’s mother had previously set up a blind date for him which goes surprisingly well. Now, Peter has to juggle this new person in his life while possibly realizing that Nick, the person who knows him the best might be the one for him all along.

Home Sweet Home Alone

Available on: Disney+ Hotstar

Cast: Archie Yates, Ellie Kemper, Rob Delaney, Aisling Bea, Kenan Thompson, Chris Parnell

Max Mercer (Yates) is left behind at home when his family leave for Japan for the holidays. Meanwhile, Pam (Kemper) and Jeff McKenzie (Delaney) have their eyes set on a family heirloom that resides in Max’s house. It’s up to Max and his resourceful nature to keep the intruders at bay and protect his house as best as he can in the reboot of the timeless holiday classic, ‘Home Alone’.

Christmas Flow

Available on: Netflix

Cast: Tayc, Shirine Boutella, Marion Séclin, Aloïse Sauvage, Camille Lou, Walid Ben Mabrouk, Estelle Meyer, Stéphan Wojtowicz

Marcus (Tayc) is a renowned rapper in a bit of hot water thanks to the provocative nature of his music. Lila (Boutella) is a fierce journalist who is not afraid to stand up for herself in the face of adversity. When a chance encounter and harmless mix-up bring the two together during the holidays, it leads to an unlikely Christmas romance that neither of them could have predicted.

Love Hard

Available on: Netflix

Cast: Nina Dobrev, Jimmy O. Yang, Darren Barnet, James Saito, Rebecca Staab, Harry Shum Jr.

When Natalie (Dobrev) ends up being catfished by Josh (Yang), he has to make up for it by setting her up with Tag (Barnet) who is the actual person from the profile pictures. Cue a lot of holiday hijinks as Josh and Natalie develop a friendship in their quest to make right what went wrong.

A Boy called Christmas

Available on: Netflix

Cast: Maggie Smith, Isabella O’Sullivan, Joel Fry, Eden Lawrence, Henry Lawfull, Ayomide Garrick

When Nicholas (Lawfull) and his pet mouse, Moppet (Garrick) set on a journey to find the fabled village of Elfhelm in search of some magical hope for their village, they have no idea the kind of adventures they are in for. Making friends with a reindeer named Blitzen and discovering the town of elves eventually leads to the creation of the yearly celebration known as Christmas.

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