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The best Christmas movies on HBO Max | Digital Trends Spanish

Well yes: Christmas is here. When you’ve finished sipping hot cocoa and watching the lights in your neighborhood, there’s nothing better than enjoying a Christmas movie. If you are a subscriber to HBO Max, you have access to an incredible collection of holiday hits. Of course, like any streaming collection, even HBO has some flaws in its list presentation. To help you find them faster, we gather here the best Christmas movies on HBO Max.

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8-Bit Christmas (2021)

This HBO Max Original movie takes place in the Chicago suburbs in the late 1980s. It’s kind of an update on A Christmas StoryAs 10-year-old Jake Doyle (Winslow Fegley) makes it the mission of his life (or at least his Christmas) to get the latest 8-bit gaming system for these important dates.

Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Gender: Family, Comedy
Distribution: Neil Patrick Harris, Winslow Fegley, Sophia Reid-Gantzert
Director: Michael Dowse
Rating: PG
Duration: 98 minutes


Elf (2003)

In this true modern Christmas classic, Will Ferrell plays Buddy the Elf, a human who was accidentally taken to the North Pole as a child. Raised as a toy-making elf, Buddy is, at first, extremely happy there; but as a grown man, he is about four times the size of the other elves. Somehow he feels like he doesn’t belong, so when the opportunity to meet his real father arises, Buddy seizes the opportunity to travel to Manhattan. His father, however, is not quite ready to accept that his long-lost son is – literally – one of Santa’s elves.

Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Gender: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Distribution: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart
Director: Jon favreau
Rating: PG
Duration: 97 minutes


National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

Another Christmas classic brings us the Griswold family as they prepare to host the Christmas holidays. Of course, things are never easy for Clark (Chevy Chase), Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), and their children. When Clark’s obnoxious cousin Eddie unexpectedly arrives with his family in tow, things spiral out of control. But Clark is not someone who can be dissuaded from having a happy Christmas break.

Rotten Tomatoes: 67%
Gender: Comedy
Distribution: Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Juliette Lewis
Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik
Rating: PG-13
Duration: 97 minutes


A Christmas Story (1983)

Possibly one of the most beloved Christmas movies ever, A Christmas Story It is an essential appointment for many families during these dates. It’s the 40’s and little Ralphie is doing the typical antics of his age … although lately he is trying to be “good” and convince his parents, teachers and Santa Claus himself that he deserves a Red Ryder BB gun for the holidays. . This, of course, is easier said than done. Will it succeed?

Rotten Tomatoes: 89%
Gender: Comedy, Family
Distribution: Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Peter Billingsley
Director: Bob clark
Rating: PG
Duration: 93 minutes


Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

A Christmas movie for all ages, Miracle on 34th Street introduces us to Kris Kringle, a jolly man who bears a striking resemblance to Santa Claus. Unsurprisingly, he is asked to play the role at Macy’s after his performance in the Thanksgiving Day parade. However, Kringle is very committed to his role, which makes some wonder if he is not really Santa Claus …

Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Gender: Comedy, Family, Drama
Distribution: Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn
Director: George Seaton
Rating: TV-G
Duration: 96 minutes


Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

It doesn’t compare to the original, but this 1994 version is still good. Six-year-old Susan Walker doubts the existence of Santa Claus, as all the adults in her life have given up on keeping up the charade. But when she meets a department store Santa who is convinced he is real, Susan begins to regain her faith.

Rotten Tomatoes: 60%
Gender: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Distribution: Richard Attenborough, Dylan McDermott, Mara Wilson
Director: Les mayfield
Rating: PG
Duration: 114 minutes


Four Christmases (2008)

For those looking for a Christmas movie for ages 13 and over, Four Christmases offers some laughs around the performances of Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn. Every year, Brad and Kate have successfully avoided their families. This year, however, all flights are canceled, and their escape schemes are exposed. Now Brad and Kate must attend four different Christmases on the same day.

Rotten Tomatoes: 25%
Gender: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Distribution: Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall
Director: Seth gordon
Rating: PG-13
Duration: 88 minutes


The Polar Express (2004)

Computer animation isn’t really up to today’s standards, but don’t let that rob you of the magic of The Polar Express. One night, a boy who doubts the existence of Santa Claus looks out the window and sees an unusual train. He approaches him and discovers that he is heading to the North Pole. But this is more than just a stroll to see Santa: it is a journey into the heart of yourself to discover that the wonders of life will never cease as long as you believe in them.

Rotten Tomatoes: 56%
Gender: Comedy, Family, Animation, Fantasy
Distribution: Tom Hanks, Leslie Zemeckis, Eddie Deezen
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Rating: G
Duration: 100 minutes


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