Fancy reindeer must jingle

Oluchi Ejiogu-Ebere

Getting into the Christmas spirit wasn’t always my thing, but this year I decided to make some changes. This Christmas I spend more time sipping hot chocolate and watching holiday movies by the fireplace. Most people spend their time watching Netflix (such as me) and since Netflix always has something seasonal going on I decided to watch two of their movies. Klaus: The best way to get into the Christmas spirit is by watching Christmas movies. A Christmas movie that is found on Netflix is Klaus. Klaus was released in 2019, directed by Sergio Pablos. The setting takes place on an island called Smeerensburg. The main character Jesper Johanssen (Jason Schwartzman) is sent to this island because he takes post mailing for granted, he thinks that he could live under his father for his whole life and takes things for granted. His father sends him off to work alone and to raise a certain amount by Christmas. When Jesper Johanssen first met
Klaus (J.K. Simmons) he viewed him as a scary person, but later started to
see how Klaus was a great toymaker. Sitting on the couch with hot chocolate in your hands, the fireplace turned on, and just relaxing and the need to feel the Christmas spirit. The movie told the history of Christmas in a funnier and outstanding way; Sergio Pablos made sure that he showed how children felt when they wake up early in the morning to find presents in their homes, how Santa had flying reindeer, and also why children should never bully or misbehave or no Christmas gift for them. Although this movie was an animation, I felt that it still showed a lot of characterizations. They showed how Klaus was someone who could be sad, who was able to laugh, and someone who gets upset, instead of showing Klaus as someone who never has any other emotions other than just laughter. While watching it there were many heart-touching moments (such as when Jesper Johanssen reorganized Klaus’s workshop) and funny moments ( when Jesper Johannssen’s horse couldn’t move the carriage filled with toys and Jesper spends his time chasing and getting killed around. While all Klaus did was lure the reindeer in by putting food on the ground). Klaus | Official Trailer | Netflix
Jingle Jangle:
Jingle Jangle is directed by David E. Talbert. This energetic musical
Christmas movie was released on November 13, 2020. A 9-year-old girl named Journey (Madalen Mills) is the granddaughter of the amazon toymaker Jeronicus (Forest Whitaker). The grandfather had a book filled with all his inventions and some future inventions; the moment his apprentice Gustafson (Keegan-Michael Key) had stolen the book was the moment that Jeronicus lost all belief and talent in making toys. Towards the climax of the story Journey and Jeronicus had their first fun time together as granddaughter and grandfather. I loved this not only because of the cultural diversity because not in all movies do you get to see a black male or female actors playing an important role; but also the fact that the female lead is someone who is smart, strong-willed, and courageous. During the snowball fight, they played one of my favorite Nigerian songs, and what killed it all was the dance moves that went along with the beat. Jingle Jangle: Una mágica Navidad | Todo es posible | Tráiler oficial | Netflix