5 Netflix Christmas Tips
a list of 5 by Shenelva Abigail Booij
1. Bad Santa
In this movie Santa Claus is not the friendly and lovely man you’ve known since you were little. Actually he’s the complete opposite; depressed, foul-mouthed, rude, an alcoholic and - just like his little sidekick, his elf - angry. All though this movie is not for everyone because of the twisted humor, the story can still give you a bit of a Christmas spirit... in it’s own crazy but funny way. And also; do not watch this movie when children are around. Their fantasy image of Santa will not survive.
2. The night before
Similar to Bad Santa this movie doesn’t deliver a type of humor which is for everyone. “The Night Before” can be compared to movies like “The Hangover” and “Bad Neighbours”. Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Anthony Mackie portray the roles of three childhood friends who annually spend their Christmas eve’s together filled with their own mad versions of Christmas traditions. With a lot of familiar faces like Miley Cyrus, Mindy Kalling, Lizzy Caplan, Tracy Morgan and - most importantly of all - James Franco’s (!!!), this comedy will surely add some good laughs to your christmas eve.
3. A christmas prince
This recently released Netflix original is not at ALL like the previously mentioned movies. In this modern day fairy tale an American journalist is sent to Europe to be a tutor of the daughter of the Queen of Aldovia. However, without the knowledge of the Royal family, the girl is secretly undercover to investigate and report on the family. Her main target to investigate and report on is Prince Richard, who is soon to be the king of Aldovia. Prince Richard is a big time player and doesn’t quite seem fit to take on the role of a King. We don’t want to spoil the plot for you completely, but as you’ve probably already guessed by now, a romance arises between the journalist and the princes. Is this movie corny? Yes. Is it super predictable? Yes. Should you still watch it regardless? Yes.
4. Casper’s Haunted Christmas
Ready to unleash your inner child? Then go ahead and watch this movie. Watching Casper will give you - especially if you’re a nineties kid - some nostalgic feelings and flashbacks which you didn’t even know you had. Even though this is the Christmas version of Casper - and doesn’t reach the level of the original - this movie will give you the perfect opportunity to have little bonding time with the little ones in your family.
5. Mariah Carey’s Merriest Christmas
Can you even call it Christmas if you don’t listen to any Mariah Carey tracks? Spend this year’s Christmas with the virtual Mariah and a few of her special guests, and let them bless your ears with some Christmassy vibes. The show is only 38 minutes long, but long enough to stir up some good Christmas jitters to motivate you to prepare and organize the often stressful Christmas dinner.