Life has been chaotic this week, so sitting down to watch a Christmas movie is a great time for me. But I have been at places that don’t have Hallmark, so I’ve been browsing streaming services and went back to an oldie, but a goodie.
Disney+ debuted Noelle last year when the service went live and personally, I am not complaining. Anna Kendrick is an institution and she should be admired and loved in everything that she does.
Also, everything goes back to Twilight and for us that means that we’re always following the careers of the actors that we loved in the series.
When choosing a holiday movie Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader are two names that you can’t go wrong with. But if you’re asking yourself what Noelle is about –
Kris Kringle’s daughter is full of Christmas spirit and holiday fun, but wishes she could do something “important” like her beloved brother Nick, who will take over for their father this Christmas. Nick is training to be Santa, but is failing miserably. When Nick is about to crumble like a gingerbread cookie from all the pressure, Noelle suggests he take a break and get away to clear his head…but then he doesn’t return.
So again we’re dealing with a movie that is based off Santa Klaus retiring and what the person that takes over would be like.
Nick, his son, has no desire to be Santa. Has never wanted a part of the family business, but sometimes it’s not about what you want, it’s about your destiny. And his destiny has been set out for him. Santa has always been a man – and he’s expected to carry on that tradition.
But in his want not to do that, he escapes the North Pole and disappears. He claims he’ll be back – but he ain’t coming back. And his sister – Noelle – has more Christmas spirit than the entire world put together – so it’s no surprise that she chases after her brother. She wants to find him and bring him home and save Christmas.
I have to say that what I loved about this movie was Noelle. She wasn’t about to let being a woman being her down. She’s not even thinking about it – she’s putting Christmas and loving everyone else before herself. She has a genuine want to make peoples hopes and dreams come true.
With a bunch of hilarious hijinks along the way, we quickly fall in love with all of the characters and know that Christmas isn’t all about the gifts and the cheer – it’s about finding peace and love for yourself and others.
Bill Hader and Anna Kendrick are a duo with so much chemistry – not the romantic kind, but the comedic kind. They draw you in where you spend every moment watching the show either smiling or laughing and best of all – believing in the joy and spirit of Christmas.
Noelle is available to stream on Disney+.