IT’S CHRIIIIIISTMAAAAAS! Well… it’s December – same thing right?!
We all know that 2020 has been different and quite frankly very strange. The celebrations aren’t the same as those that we’re used to and we’ve all had to adapt this year and make new traditions.
But this blog is more focused on how to get into the Christmas spirit in other ways, where we can’t visit Christmas markets, carol services and pantomimes. So, we all naturally turn to Netflix for entertainment.
I don’t know about all of you guys but Netflix seems to have outdone themselves this year with some amazing Christmas films that I have spent most of my days watching. (Hey, what else is there to do on the weekend and in the evenings nowadays?)
- Firstly, not a Christmas film, but still very entertaining in its own right – Sugar Rush: Christmas. I had to mention this one to all my fellow bakers that may be reading this blog. Sugar Rush: Christmas is about all things (yep you guessed it) cake and Christmas. Name a better combination. One recommendation if you watch this series though, make sure you have some snacks nearby as you’ll need them!
- Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Nativity 1, 2 and 3 are now ALL on Netflix – if you haven’t seen these films, where have you been? But also, you will love them. All 3 films are based around a primary school where the children attend nativities and Christmassy singing competitions. If you’re feeling a little blue or not in the Christmas spirit yet, these films should be your go-to – very uplifting and perfect for any scrooges out there!
- Another one of my childhood favourites now – Arthur Christmas. I remember seeing this film in the cinema with my family when it came out years ago. Yes it may be more of a children’s film but when it comes to Christmas, who cares, right?!
- Christmas with the Kranks is next on my Christmas list. I guess I’ve put this one on the list as it kind of represents the year we’ve had in 2020 – rather than everything going well and smooth – this film brings you back to reality and shows a Christmas that doesn’t quite go to plan straight away. It’s a very funny film, with less of a generic storyline. Sure to make you laugh.
- The Grinch! Surely this is a firm favourite among most of you. Now it’s not the original Grinch, but an animated version – so I thought I’d check it out to compare. I have to say it’s another feel-good Christmas film for all the family. There’s not much more to say about The Grinch other than there will be no sad faces on Christmas!
Hopefully, the list I’ve created is enough to get you through this week at least! Even though this year is very weird and all of our celebrations are being planned differently, I hope you still all enjoy the run-up to this festive season in whichever way you can.
See you all next week,