Five movies to binge watch this festive season!
'Tis the season to be merry as the festive season unfolds! It may not be snowing in Malaysia but that doesn’t mean you can’t get cozy and usher in the holiday spirit by indulging in some holiday movies.
Streaming platforms typically roll out a line-up of enchanting holiday films this time of the year from romantic comedies to family escapades.
If you’re wondering what to watch, check out this curated list of films and where you can watch them!
WONKA Who doesn’t love the adaptation of the classic children’s book “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl? This time, Timothee Chalamet takes centre stage as young Willy Wonka, a prequel film that tells the story of the chocolatier before he became the owner of a chocolate factory. A unique blend of chocolate, musical and fantasy - you wouldn’t want to miss this! “Wonka” is available in cinemas.
FAMILY SWITCH If you remember Jennifer Garner’s iconic role in the body-swap classic 13 Going On 30, you may want to see her return to that genre in “Family Switch”, a fun-filled movie where the parents swap bodies with their teenage kids after a rare cosmic event. The chaos unfolds when the family unites to help navigate each other’s lives. Family Switch is available on Netflix.
DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW The movie follows a good-hearted but overworked social worker named Eddie played by rapper Ludacris. Eddie lost hope in the holiday spirit after a childhood betrayal by a mall Santa, coupled with his parents’ divorce. The touching story follows his journey in reconnecting with his estranged daughter who helps him remember the joy of Christmas. Watch the father-daughter duo’s magical adventure on Disney Plus.
BEST.CHRISTMAS.EVER This comedy follows the journey of two estranged college friends who rediscover their sparkle and strength after mending their friendship. A twist of fate brings the two women and their families together just days before Christmas. Here is where the drama unfolds! Watch the movie on Netflix.
THE NOEL DIARY When best-selling author Jake Turner (Justin Hartley) returns home for Christmas to settle his mother’s estate, he discovers a diary that holds secrets to his own past, and of Rachel (Barrett Doss). The emotional story line follows the two uncover the mysteries of their past. The Noel Diary is available on Netflix.