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What To Watch: Animated Festive Classics

With a week to go until Christmas, we decided to explore some classic animated films to watch with your friends and family over the festive period 🎄



Jesper, a selfish postman, is forced to relocate to the town Smeerensburg by his father. However, he joins hands with a reclusive toymaker, Klaus, to spread joy in the dark and dreary town. A sort of re- telling of Santa's origin, this is a an under-seen gem of modern animation.

Available on Netflix.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

When Charlie Brown complains about the materialism amongst his peers during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but it's a struggle. Charlie needs

his friends help to learn the meaning of Christmas.

Available on Apple TV.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Pumpkin King Jack Skellington, a being from Halloween Town, finds Christmas Town and is instantly enchanted. His obsession with Christmas quickly leads him to abduct Santa Claus and try to take his job. As Christmas approaches, Jack’s rag-doll friend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans.

Available on DisneyPlus.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Boris Karloff narrates a tale about the lonely and heartless Grinch who, bitter and irritated by the nearby villagers joy, decides to mimic Santa and steal the Christmas decorations, gifts and feast from the people of Whoville.

Available to rent and/or buy on Youtube and Amazon Prime.


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