CHRISTMAS 2018: THE NETFLIX X CHRISTMAS CATALOG

You are most likely going to spend the entire Christmas holiday with your feet up, enjoying healthy doses of your favorite things. Not that we’re complaining, you have earned the right to a beautiful holiday experience and we are here to make it even more memorable. Movie binges are so common this time of the year that it’s become quite a tradition. While cinemas are a tad unpredictable and would warrant getting off the bed or couch to put on clothes and step out, this list of Netflix December shows will not cost that much.  Classics are always a great resort but if you ever get tired of reruns, here is a riveting list of shows that will have you right where you want to be this Christmas.

Holiday specials include the already released  Chilling Adventures of Sabrina, Neo Yokio,  movies like  The Holiday Calendar The Princess Switch and The Christmas Chronicles among a few others. The full Christmas Netflix Catalog includes

 

Mowgli

By Andy Serkis, this live-action movie sees human child Mowgli raised by a wolf pack in the jungles of India. As he learns the often harsh rules of the jungle, under the tutelage of a bear named Baloo and a panther named Bagheera, Mowgli becomes accepted by the animals of the jungle as one of their own, but the fearsome tiger Shere Khan doesn’t take a liking to him. But there may be greater dangers lurking in the jungle, as Mowgli comes face to face with his human origins.

 

Dumplin

 

This truly heartwarming musical drama is a story about the plus-size, teenage daughter of a former beauty queen signs who up for her mum’s pageant as a protest that escalates when other contestants follow in her footsteps, revolutionizing the pageant and their small Texas town. This self-affirming story will be a perfect watch for Christmas. Available on Netflix in the  UK and US only.

About A Boy

 

This old 2002 comedy-drama will melt your heart. Starring Hugh Grant and Rachel Weisz, the story is about a rich, child-free and irresponsible Londoner in his thirties who, in search of available women, invents an imaginary son and starts attending single parent meetings. As a result of one of his liaisons, he meets Marcus, an odd 12-year-old boy with problems at school. Gradually, Will and Marcus become friends, and as Will teaches Marcus how to be a cool kid, Marcus helps Will to finally grow up. Released this month on Netflix and available in the  UK and US only.

 

Roma

This 2-hour drama is guaranteed to have you fixated.  Oscar-winning director Alfonso Cuarón delivers a vivid, emotional portrait of domestic life set against Mexico’s political turmoil of the 1970s. … In Mexico City’s Roma district in 1970, Cleo lovingly attends to a family’s needs as they face big changes.

 

Bird Box

 

Starring Sandra Bullock, this thriller is a story of survival and lessons.  The survivors must avoid coming face to face with an entity that takes the form of their worst fears. Searching for hope and a new beginning, a woman and her children embark on a dangerous journey through the woods and down a river to find the one place that may offer sanctuary. To make it, they’ll have to cover their eyes from the evil that chases them — and complete the trip blindfolded.

 

 

Ellen DeGeneres: Relatable

 

If comedy is your thing, you should definitely see Ellen’s first stand-up special in 15 years. Released last week, the special was performed at the Benaroya Hall in Downtown Seattle, Seattle, Washington on August 22 and 23, 2018.

 

A Monster Calls

This fantasy-drama sees the protagonist dealing with far more than other boys his age. His beloved and devoted mother is ill. He has little in common with his imperious grandmother. His father has resettled thousands of miles away. He finds a most unlikely ally when the Monster appears at his bedroom window one night. Ancient, wild, and relentless, the Monster guides Conor on a journey of courage, faith, and truth that powerfully fuses imagination and reality. Available on Netflix in the  UK and US only.

 

 

You

To be released on Boxing Day, this thriller tells the story of a charming yet awkward crush that becomes something even more sinister when the writer becomes the manager’s obsession. Using social media and the internet, he uses every tool at his disposal to become close to her, even going so far as to remove any obstacle –including people — that stands in his way of getting to her.

 

LionHeart

 

Lionheart” by the award-winning Genevieve Nnaji is the first Netflix original film from Nigeria. Nnaji stars with Nkem Owoh, Pete Edochie, and Onyeka Onwenu to deliver a much-anticipated comedy. LionHeart is already showing in cinemas and will launch on Netflix on January 4.

Abiodun Odusola
abiodunodusola@ymail.com
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