Poonam Singh

With Christmas just a day away, what better way to embrace the festive spirit than indulging in heartwarming and enchanting films that capture the essence of this magical time? 

OTT platforms offer a treasure trove of holiday delights, from animated wonders to timeless classics. Here’s a curated selection of films that are sure to add a sprinkle of cheer to your celebrations this festive season.

Klaus (Netflix)

Embark on a heartening journey with ‘Klaus,’ an animated comedy that tells the tale of Jesper, a youth sent to a desolate land where he forges an unlikely friendship with a toymaker named Klaus. Together, they strive to mend the rift between two feuding villages, giving birth to the cherished tradition of holiday gifts. Co-written and directed by Sergio Pablos, this Netflix gem features the voices of Jason Schwartzman as Jesper and JK Simmons as Klaus, delivering a delightful narrative that celebrates the spirit of generosity.

Miracle on 34th Street (Disney+ Hotstar)

Join six-year-old Susan on a captivating adventure questioning the existence of Santa Claus in ‘Miracle on 34th Street.’ Directed by Les Mayfield, this heartwarming 1994 comedy-drama stars Richard Attenborough as Kris Kringle and a young Mara Wilson as Susan Walker. 

A Boy Called Christmas (Netflix)

‘A Boy Called Christmas,’ follows Nicolas on a whimsical quest to find his missing father, who embarked on a journey to discover the mythical village of the elves. With Henry Lawfull as Nicolas and Michiel Huisman portraying Joel, the woodcutter, this enchanting tale weaves a spellbinding narrative that captures the essence of holiday wonder.

Noelle (Disney+ Hotstar)

In the heartwarming fantasy film ‘Noelle,’ Anna Kendrick takes on the role of Noelle Kringle, a woman proud to declare that Christmas runs in her family. When her newly-appointed Santa brother hesitates, Noelle steps up to the plate, showcasing that the holiday spirit knows no gender boundaries

Candy Cane Lane (Amazon Prime Video)

Eddie Murphy stars in this holiday comedy adventure that adds a dash of mischief to the festive season. Follow the story of a man on a quest to win his neighbourhood's Christmas home decoration contest, inadvertently making a deal with a mischievous elf that brings the 12 Days of Christmas to life.  

A Christmas Prince (Netflix)

‘A Christmas Prince’ unfolds a captivating story as undercover journalist Amber heads overseas to research Prince Richard, the heir to the throne. Filled with misunderstandings, royal intrigue, and the timeless theme of love, this Netflix classic invites viewers on a delightful ride through a winter wonderland of romance and royalty.