Noelle (2019)
November 16, 2019 6:32 PM - Subscribe

Kris Kringle's daughter, Noelle, sets off on a mission to find and bring back her brother, after he gets cold feet when it's his turn to take over as Santa.
posted by DirtyOldTown (7 comments total)
This is a Disney+ original holiday movie that begins with Santa Claus dying.

Merry Christmas everybody!
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:33 PM on November 16, 2019 [4 favorites]

I never saw it, but isn't that how The Santa Clause starts?
posted by Chrysostom at 6:45 PM on November 16, 2019 [3 favorites]

It is! Also terrible there! And with Tim Allen instead of Anna Kendrick, as if that were a fair trade.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:49 PM on November 16, 2019 [2 favorites]

That's not to say this is awful though. It's Elf-lite. With Anna Kendrick. And for real, the "has Anna Kendrick" thing is obviously a major plus.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 6:52 PM on November 16, 2019 [2 favorites]

I thought this was fun fluff. Great cast (in addition to the top-billed stars, Julie Hagerty doing her Airplane! schtick was perfect for this version of Mrs. Claus) and the plot moves along pretty well without a villain, or even a real antagonist. Also the whole premise is that "Santa Claus" is a family business that passes from parent to child, which is way less uncomfortable than the idea that it follows Highlander rules.
posted by Holy Zarquon's Singing Fish at 7:53 AM on November 19, 2019

I watched it this a couple of nights ago when I planned to wrap gifts. I played with Legos instead (I built a shark!). I liked this movie. Anna Kendrick has good comedy chops, and I'm glad she wasn't sidelined to make more room for Bill Hader (who is alright in my book, don't get me wrong).

And I think they did the whole 'actually the girl is the chosen one' better than Star Wars. The story in Noelle is a lot more coherent for one.
posted by riruro at 6:25 PM on December 6, 2019

I don't know about you all, but I'm buying some yogurt pants.
posted by ODiV at 7:47 AM on December 17, 2019

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