5 must-see Christmas movies

For many, the choice of a Christmas movie is a real ritual, to be celebrated, alone or with friends or family, inside the cinema. At this time of year, joy and melancholy can go hand in hand and go to the movies is an ideal way to spend a few joyous hours or exorcise the bad feelings you might be going through.

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We have selected for you 5 movies worth seeing, one for each genre, to indulge not only your taste but also the emotion of the moment.

“Encanto” – Animated movie

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a Disney movie! This year, “Encanto” marks a special occasion as it’s the 60th movie produced by the famous animation company. The film tells the story of The Madrigals, an extraordinary family hidden in the Colombian mountains, in a charmed place called Encanto. Every child is blessed with a unique gift, except for Mirabel. Despite her lack of powers, she becomes her village’s last hope when a catastrophe threatens peace. Perfect for when you’re feeling a little down in the dumps and want to regain a little charge.

West Side Story” – Musical

Broadway calls Hollywood and, once again, this one answers, with Steven Spielberg’s latest film, the remake of “West Side Story”, the famous musical, already transposed to the cinema in 1961, which talks about a love story between two young teenagers, Tony and Maria, belonging to rival gangs, in the New York of the 50s. Thanks to wonderful photography and famous songs, the film involves the viewer, taking them to an Upper West Side that no longer exists.

“The King’s Man” – Action

The Kingsman franchise has become a cultural phenomenon ever since its initial release in 2014. 4 years since the release of its sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Matthew Vaughn is now directing a prequel to Eggsy’s adventures across the world. The King’s Man takes place in the early 20th century when the Kingsman agency is formed to stand against a cabal plotting a war to wipe out millions. Action, humour and plot twists, you’ll find everything you’ve come to love about the franchise the last couple of years.

“Silent Night” – Horror

Christmas is usually the time for hopeful and cheerful movies. But a little bit of horror can also see be a good boost of adrenaline as you prepare for your holiday celebrations. Silent Night stars Keira Knightley and Matthew Goode as Nell and Simon, a couple who decide to welcome their friends and family for an exciting Christmas gathering. But there’s one thing their guests don’t know yet: they are all going to die tonight.

“Clifford the Big Red Dog” – Comedy

Prepare for a trip down memory lane, with a movie that is sure to awaken your old childhood memories. Between 2000 and 2003, Clifford the Big Red Dog graced the TVs of millions of households around the world and in 2021, the adorable dog is back on the big screen this time. Young Emily Elizabeth is struggling to fit in at school when she discovers a small red puppy that was about to change her life forever. You’ll go on an adventure through the streets of New York, as Clifford and Emily fight off the forces of greed trying to take advantage of the dog.