Everyone loves a Christmas movie, especially me. Even before Thanksgiving arrived I was watching “Elf” on my couch back home with my cousin and my mom, eating snacks and laughing at Buddy the Elf while patiently waiting for my favorite season to arrive. There’s nothing like a classic Christmas movie to get you into the holiday spirit.
Other classics like “White Christmas,” “Miracle on 34th Street,” and “The Santa Clause” captivate viewers and make them believe in Santa and the spirit of Christmas all over again. TV specials such as “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town,” and “Frosty the Snowman” put a smile on everyone’s faces, no matter what their age.
I think everyone can agree, though, that no modern Christmas movie or TV special has lived up to the classics. Channels like Freeform and Hallmark, even Netflix, dip their toes in the mix of hoping to create a new Christmas classic, but whenever I watch one, I just think, “Oh, cute.”
Within 24 hours, I watched two different Christmas movies: the fan favorite “White Christmas” and the new Netflix original, “A Christmas Prince.” They’re completely opposite when it comes to their stories and their following, of course, but when it comes down to it, the modern Christmas movie was, well, cute.
I don’t think any new movie can live up to “White Christmas,” and I kind of want to give Netflix a pat on the back and say, “You tried.” Will I watch it again? No. Do I regret watching it? No, I’m not that cold.
My point is this: although networks try their best to bring along a new, fresh Christmas movie, they will never live up to the ones that people watch over and over again. I think Bing Crosby would agree.
With that, I wish all readers a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and the best of luck on finals. Thank you for reading my rants every week.