Paramount+ brightens this holiday season with a diverse selection of festive films. With titles ranging from laugh-out-loud comedies and heartfelt stories to beloved animated specials, there’s something for every mood and member of the family. This curated lineup combines nostalgia, joy, and the spirit of the holidays, offering a perfect accompaniment to your festive celebrations. Embrace the magic of the season with Paramount Plus’s holiday movie collection, guaranteed to add a touch of warmth and wonder to your winter days.
A modern twist on Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol,” “Scrooged” features the incomparable Bill Murray in one of his Bill Murriest roles, as a cynical TV executive who receives a much-needed dose of holiday spirit. Released in 1988, this film stands out for its unique blend of irreverent humor and heartwarming redemption. Murray’s portrayal of Frank Cross brings a fresh and humorous perspective to the iconic story of Ebenezer Scrooge, making “Scrooged” a favorite for those who enjoy a comedic take on traditional Christmas tales. Its place in holiday cinema is marked by its ability to both entertain and convey a timeless message about the importance of kindness and compassion, especially during the holiday season.
“Last Holiday,” starring Queen Latifah, is a feel-good holiday film that blends humor, romance, and life-affirming messages. In this 2006 movie, Latifah’s character, Georgia, embarks on a dream vacation after being diagnosed with a terminal illness, leading to a journey of self-discovery and adventure. Celebrated for its inspiring message about making the most of life and its heartwarming portrayal of personal transformation, Last Christmas has become a classic for a new generation. Queen Latifah’s charming performance, coupled with the beautiful winter setting, makes “Last Holiday” a delightful and uplifting choice for holiday viewing. It resonates with audiences looking for a story that combines the joy of the season with a reminder to cherish every moment.
Released in 2014, “it “Saving Christmas” stars Kirk Cameron and focuses on putting Christ back into Christmas. The film is known for its strong religious themes and is aimed at a Christian audience, emphasizing the importance of faith and the religious roots of the holiday. While “Saving Christmas” has been a topic of debate due to its overt religious messaging, it holds a special place among certain audiences who appreciate its focus on the spiritual aspects of Christmas and its effort to provide a counter-narrative to the commercialization of the season.
A Fairly Odd Christmas
Based on the popular Nickelodeon series “The Fairly OddParents,” “A Fairly Odd Christmas” is a delightful film for younger audiences and fans of the animated show. This 2012 movie follows Timmy Turner and his fairy godparents as they embark on a mission to save Christmas, blending the magical elements of the series with festive cheer. The film’s appeal lies in its imaginative storytelling, vibrant characters, and the unique twist it brings to holiday themes. It’s a fun and enchanting watch that captures the essence of the original series while adding a holiday spin, making “A Fairly Odd Christmas” a great option for family movie nights during the holiday season.
Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas
In “Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas,” the beloved 1980s cartoon character comes to life in a festive special that combines adventure and humor. Released in 1992, this animated film sees Inspector Gadget battling his arch-nemesis Dr. Claw, who is trying to ruin Christmas. The special is known for its classic animation style, family-friendly humor, and the nostalgia it evokes for fans of the original series. “Inspector Gadget Saves Christmas” is a light-hearted and entertaining film that provides a break from more traditional holiday movies, offering an enjoyable and action-packed experience for children and those who grew up watching the iconic detective’s adventures.
The holidays are on full display this year at Paramount+. Whether you’re a fan of heartwarming stories or clever satire, the entire lineup on the streaming service has something for everyone. So, grab some snacks, kick back, and sink into Paramount for the remainder of the year!
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