8 Inclusive Christmas Movies You Need to Add to Your Watchlist
Although Christmas is a time of year for love and cheer for all, holiday cinema has not always represented diverse communities. Being a holiday with Christian origins, much of its media consists of straight white families or straight white romances. Luckily, modern years have been bringing with them plenty of POC and LGBTQ+ representation that the holidays so desperately need.
Here Comes a ‘Spirited’ Christmas
Spirited inverts the tropes of the holiday musical genre to update an age-old tale for 2022. It’s a paean to those who make grand spectacles possible.
‘The Star Wars Holiday Special’ is the Pinnacle of Awful and Misery
At least we got the original cast back, right? Not even that saves it. None of them could bring a sliver of hope to this special. Rather, they bring dread as we witness the light leaving from their eyes.
I Have a Love-Hate Relationship With ‘Love Hard’
Love Hard is a Christmas romcom about two people who fall in love while pretending to date. It’s a romantic and fun watch. If you can forget the catfishing.
Whitest Season: Privilege Comes First in ‘Happiest Season’
TW: Racism, Ableism / Spoilers Below After years of being plagued with Hallmark’s wonderbread, puritanical, heterosexual holiday fun, it was refreshing to finally have a Christmas movie that is not about a middle-class (though sometimes royalty if you’re lucky enough to be Vanessa Hudgens or Ben Lamb) straight relationship where they overcome an instant hatred […]
“Let it Snow” Review: A Decent Netflix Christmas YA Rom-Com
Let it Snow in a nutshell, is a warmhearted coming of age teen Christmas movie.
“Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” is a Netflix Christmas Treat
Black Christmas movies are few and far in between to find — so it is wonderful to see more representation on the screen just in time
Review: ‘Dashing in December’ Exceeds Admittedly Low Expectations
Let’s face it: when you think Christmas movies, you don’t expect complex plots or expensive sets or even good acting. Most of the time, it’s optimistic to expect the story to make sense, much less follow a cohesive timeline or employ a pair of actors that actually possess a modicum of chemistry. I won’t pretend […]