Disney+ has finally arrived! Based on cast alone, my first viewing selection was Noelle (2019, G) which was originally intended for theatrical release, but was later reserved for the launch of Disney+. It stars Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader as Kris Kringle's kids, Noelle and Nick. Also in the cast are long-time actors Shirley MacLaine and Julie Hagerty, with comedians, Billy Eichner and Ron Funches.
Nick has trained his whole life to take over for his father as Santa, but as the pressure builds, he takes a vacation on his sister's recommendation. Unfortunately, Nick took that to mean a one-way trip to the southwest. Noelle has to venture out from the North Pole to find him, all while learning that Christmas is more meaningful when you focus on giving instead of getting.
Overall, this light-hearted film, albeit slightly predictable, will bring laughter and maybe even some tears to you and your family. Find other Christmas movies to watch with the family on our website.
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