Welcome to the Fuzzmas Advent Awards, a series running every day throughout December celebrating all our favourite things from 2018. Today we’re counting down the top five Christmas films released this year.
As we shared with you in one of our earlier advent calendar articles, 2018 has been a superb year for film. From musicals to superhero movies, we’ve fully immersed ourselves in the world of film and we’ve loved every second.
However, nothing quite beats the warm glow of a cheesy Christmas movie, and this year we’ve been spoilt rotten from Netflix originals to alternative festive films. As part of our Advent Awards, today we’re sharing with you five of our favourite Christmas movies from 2018.
5. A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding
The sequel to 2017’s surprise success story A Christmas Prince (which 53 people watched on Netflix every single day for 18 days straight upon its release) is here! A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding revisits Amber (Rose McIver) and Richard (Ben Lamb) as they prepare to get married. However, before they can walk down they aisle they face Amber’s uncertainty about becoming a queen, and the missing money mystery in the town of Aldovia. It’s a cheese fest for sure, but one to watch especially if you loved the original film last year.
4. The Princess Switch
Starring Vanessa Hudgens as both Margaret Delacourt, Duchess of Montenaro and baker Stacy DeNovo, The Princess Switch sees a Chicago based baker take part in a prestigious pastry competition in the Kingdom of Belgravia. During her travels she meets Lady Margaret Delacourt, Duchess of Montenaro who is set to marry the Kingdom’s Crown Prince. Wanting to experience life on the other side, the two girls swap places for a few days – what’s the worst that can happen?! Fans of The Princess Diaries will enjoy this modern take on the Prince and the Pauper tale.
3. Anna and the Apocalypse
If you’re after an alternative festive film, then look no further than Anna and the Apocalypse. When a zombie apocalypse threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven at Christmas, it’s up to Anna and her friends to fight the undead in a race to reach their loved ones. Described as Shaun of the Dead meets La La Land, the comedy-horror musical movie is also armed with an incredible soundtrack which will leave you singing along way after the credits finish rolling.
2. The Holiday Calendar
Whilst we’re all currently enjoying our advent calendars, how would you feel about receiving a magical one which seems to predict the future? That’s exactly what happens to Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries), who stars as struggling photographer Abby Sutton in Netflix’s The Holiday Calendar. After receiving an antique advent calendar which belonged to her grandmother, Abby soon realises that it’s no ordinary calendar when the objects behind each door turn into real life gifts, from a pair of boots to a potential love interest. This is without doubt our favourite festive offering from Netflix this year.
1. Nativity Rocks!
It’s time to sparkle and shine once more with Nativity Rocks!, the fourth instalment in the Nativity film franchise. This time around, the staff and students from St Bernadette’s Primary School in Coventry audition for a place in a rock musical competition by delivering their unique version of the traditional Nativity story. The film stars Celia Imrie, Meera Syal, Ruth Jones, Hugh Dennis, Helen George, Craig Revel Horwood, Simon Lipkin and Daniel Boys. Everything about this movie is so charming and will definitely leave you feeling extremely festive.
Throughout December we will be running our advent awards, so check back daily to find out what we’re celebrating this Fuzzmas.
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