The long break over Christmas and New Year is a time for vegging out to the max.
It’s time to sit back, relax, and veg out gloriously to our list of Christmas and feel-good movies starring gingers.
Here’s a family-friendly winter warmer for you! A Boy Called Christmas was released in November this year and follows young redhead Nikolas (played by Henry Lawfull) who goes in search of his father, who went missing after leaving to look for Elfhelm, the city of elves.
Through doing so, Nikolas invents Christmas as we know it today. The film is based on Matt Haig’s bestselling book of the same name, and is brimming with feel-good Christmassy-ness (it’s a word).
There’s a celeb-packed cast, too. Alongside Henry is the likes of Maggie Smith, Stephen Merchant, Kristen Wiig, Sally Hawkins and Jim Broadbent.
And what’s the best part of the film? Well, it fully confirms our suspicions that Santa Claus’s white hair indeed game from him being a redhead when he was younger. Let there be no doubt – Father Christmas is a ginger!
A Boy Called Christmas is out in cinemas from 26 November and available to watch on Sky Cinema in the UK, as well as on Netflix for select countries, including the US.
If you love a good musical (particularly of the Christmas variety), you’re in luck with Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas! Released this month, the film follows redhead Zoey (played by Jane Levy) as she attempts to create a magical Christmas for her family after her father passed away. Catch it on the Roku Channel, which is available for free on most devices.
Disney’s Godmothered stars natural redhead Isla Fisher as Mackenzie Walsh, who wrote a letter to a fairy godmother when she was 10 years old asking for help. Eleanor Fay Bloomingbottom (played by Jillian Bell) discovers the letter and decides to help her, albeit many years later!
Angela’s Christmas tells a heartwarming and poignant story of family and safety at Christmastime. It’s only half an hour long, so the perfect length of time to cuddle up and enjoy a cup of hot tea.
Jack Skellington of Halloweentown becomes bored of scaring people so plots to kidnap Santa Claus from Christmastown so he can take over his jolly role.
In the year before the 1904 St Louis World’s Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.
A mother has to settle on the new woman in her ex-husband’s life, who will be her children’s new stepmother.
Eight-year-old Kevin is accidentally left behind while his family flies to France for Christmas, and must defend his home against idiotic burglars.
If I need to describe the plot of Frozen, I must ask you, “Have you been living under a rock?”