Story by Zach Anderson-Yoxsimer
It’s the season where Christmas movies are all around. This year’s Holiday festivities kicked off with Illumination’s animated version of “The Grinch.” Not every holiday movie is original nor are they always cheery in spirit. Here are some movies to look out for this holiday season.
“Slay Belles”, a horror/holiday movie flick releasing Dec. 5 on Blu-Ray and Video On-Demand, follows three women, Alexi, Dahlia and Sadie, as they team up with Santa to defeat Krampus the “Christmas Devil.”
“A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding” is the sequel to “A Christmas Prince” so a double feature seems right. The first “A Christmas Prince” was released on Netflix in 2017 and follows Amber, an undercover reporter, attempting to get information on Prince Richard. The Royal wedding takes place one year after the events of the predecessor in which, like the name suggest, Amber and Richard are on the verge of marriage.
“The Christmas Train” is not a typical Hallmark original, because it is an original story. “The Christmas Train” features Dermot Mulroney, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, and Danny Glover. The story follows a journalist writing a story about a train ride while becoming reacquainted with former love interests and battling thieves.
For those who have access, The Hallmark channel is releasing 22 new holiday originals to choose from this year. Since there is a whole assortment to choose from, one particular movie to look out for is “A Gingerbread Romance” releasing Dec. 16. The movie includes a gingerbread house competition, romance and holiday fun.
There are tons of Christmas movies both new and old. Here are a few Christmas classics: Jim Carrey’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (a heartwarming tale), “The Polar Express” (a great adventure), and “Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” (a cult classic where Halloween meets Christmas).