Christmas classics, not for you? Good news, we offer you 5 films with a festive atmosphere that are out of the ordinary to find on Prime Video. On the program: a Santa Claus targeted by a hitman, a crazy Christmas party …
MEL GIBSON AS A LITTLE ORTHODOX SANTA CLAUS
It must be said that with such an offbeat pitch, we obviously do not expect a classic Christmas movie: in Fatman, Mel Gibson slips into the skin of a violent Santa Claus, forced to collaborate with the US military. to fight against the decline of his workshop. The man is also the target of a hitman (camped by Walton Goggins), hired by a 12 year old kid unhappy with his gift!
In Quebec, the film is also titled Santa must die, enough to give you a little idea of what to expect in this action comedy written and directed by brothers Ian and Eshom Nelms. Casting side, we also find Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Secrets and Lies, FBI: Missing) in the role of the companion of Santa Claus. Crazy entertainment to discover on Prime Video.
AN ORIGINAL TALE COME STRAIGHT FROM FINLAND
With Father Christmas Origins, Finnish director and screenwriter Jalmari Helander offers a sequel to his shorts Rare Exports, Inc. and Rare Exports: The Safety Instructions. In the Far North of Finland, American researchers discover a grave, convinced that it is that of Santa Claus. Their excavations will be followed by strange phenomena attended by the young Pietari (Onni Tommila).
While his first short film had caught the attention of Luc Besson, Jalmari Helander delivers here a fantastic tale with dark humor, in which the director drew inspiration from his own life to stage the relationship between Pietari and his father Rauno (Jorma Tommila) at the heart of the film. The two actors are also father and son in real life. Ready to discover the hidden side of Santa Claus? See you on Prime Video!
A WONDERFUL COMEDY WITH JENNIFER ANISTON
Having a good time in good company is also the spirit of Christmas! And this is certainly the aspect of the holiday season that Clay Vanstone prefers. Threatened to be fired by his own sister, the general manager of Zenotek, he decides to organize a huge Christmas party with his colleagues at the office, a simply unforgettable event, to impress a big client…. but that will obviously degenerate!
For this crazy project, directors Josh Gordon and Will Speck (A Very Modern Family) can count on a beautiful cast: Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, TJ Miller, Olivia Munn and Kate McKinnon. So Merry mess! brings together all the ingredients of a rather classic American comedy, it sets itself apart from traditional Christmas movies!
ANOTHER STORY OF SCROOGE
It is a seasonal classic and an essential work of literature: A Christmas Carol (also appeared under the title A Christmas Tale) and his famous character of the miser and hateful Scrooge, adapted time and time again on stage, on television and even in movies. This year, rather than dive back into this familiar tale, discover the story of its author Charles Dickens while writing this renowned tale.
In the role of the British novelist, the spectators find Dan Stevens (Legion, Beauty and the Beast), surrounded on the screen by Jonathan Pryce, Christopher Plummer and Morfydd Clark. An original way to extend the magic of Christmas through the biopic The Man Who Invented Christmas, by Bharat Nalluri.
AN LGBT ROMANTIC COMEDY WITH KRISTEN STEWART
Finally, the 5th feature film in our selection should delight fans of Christmas romantic comedies looking for a little something new. Available for only a year on Prime Video, it has not yet had the opportunity to join the classics of the genre. However, My in-laws, Noël and me! has everything of a feel-good and touching seasonal film, with a touch of modernity.
In this romance by Clea DuVall, Kristen Stewart plays a young woman who wants to ask her girlfriend for marriage at Christmas, without knowing that the latter has not yet announced her homosexuality to her conservative family. The Twilight star is joined by Mackenzie Davis, Alison Brie, Mary Steenburgen, Victor Garber, Dan Levy and Aubrey Plaza. Something to warm your heart on the Prime Video platform!