7 Christmas movies to watch while waiting for Santa to arrive
With Christmas around the corner, what better way to get into the holiday season mood than watching a Christmas movie? The list of Christmas movies available is quite long, but choosing just the right one is a difficult task,
Fortunately, we’re here to help you. In this article, we’re going to list the best Christmas movies available in the Windows Store to help you decide which movies to watch.
Best Windows Store Christmas Movies
1. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
This hilarious Disney family comedy will make you laugh until your belly hurts. Santa Claus (Scott Calvin) faces his most difficult challenge yet: The mischievous Jack Frost plans to end Santa’s career using the Escape Clause because he is jealous that he has no holiday.
If you’re curious to see how this story unfolds, purchase The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause from the Windows Store. The price tag ranges from $2.99 if you want to rent the SD version of the movie to $12.99 if you buy the HD version.
2. I’ll Be Home For Christmas
Jake Wilkinson is a self- centered college student who desperately wants to get home for Christmas dinner. If he doesn’t, he risks losing that vintage Porsche his father promised him.
The problem is that he suddenly wakes up in the California desert without even a penny in his pocket. Strangely enough, he’s wearing a Santa suit. Jake desperately takes advantage of every transportation means he can find and races against time to get home for Christmas. To make his task even more difficult, a series of comedy of errors trips him up and sets him off course. As he struggles to get back home, Jake eventually grasps the true meaning of Christmas and the importance of family.
You can purchase I’ll Be Home For Christmas for $9.99, or $17.99 (the HD version).
3. One Magic Christmas
Ginny Grainger is a young mother who rediscovers the joy and beauty of Christmas. Her six-year-old daughter Abbie and Gideon, Ginny’s guardian angel, guide her through this wonderful experience.
Ginny is not exactly very happy. She has a hard time enjoying Christmas because her husband is unemployed and she holds a humble position as a grocery store clerk. Eventually, she realizes that things could be much worse and learns to appreciate what she has.
You can purchase One Magic Christmas for $9.99 or $17.99 (the HD version) from the Windows Store.
4. Santa Buddies
Yes, Christmas and puppies: That’s a combo no one can’t resist. Santa Claus and his dog Santa Paws are worried because the magical Christmas Icicle is melting. This is because nobody believes in Christmas anymore. The bad news is that if the icicle continues to melt, Christmas will be history.
As the Christmas Icicle makes a big crack, the reindeer become weak and powerless and the North Pole slumps into darkness due to power issues.
Puppy Paws, the son of Santa Paws and his newfound buddies must save Christmas and teach everybody what the real meaning of Christmas is.
To see if they succeed, you can purchase Santa Buddies from the Windows Store. The SD version of the movie costs $9.99 while the HD version costs $17.99. You can also rent the movie for $2.99.
5. Surviving Christmas
If you want to have a good laugh this Christmas, watch Surviving Christmas. A lonely, obnoxious young millionaire pays a family to spend Christmas with him and this triggers a series of funny events.
The millionaire participates in the Latham family traditions, such as Christmas tree selection and holiday shopping. However, Alicia, the family’s eldest daughter refuses to comply with her family’s wishes.
If you want to see what happens next, download the movie from the Microsoft Store.
6. The Christmas Dragon
Can you image December without Christmas? We can’t but this movie takes you to Medieval Europe where Christmas hasn’t come for several years. A young orphan girl receives an important mission from a dying elf — to save Christmas. As she embark to this journey, she’ll need to use her wits and escape dragons, goblins, ogres and other creatures.
If you’re curios to see whether or not she manages to save Christmas, you can download The Christmas Dragon from the Store.
7. The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol
If you like animation movies, we’re sure you’ll enjoy The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol.
It’s Christmas time in Smurf Village! ‘Tis the season that brings joy to all the Smurfs…except one: Grouchy Smurf. When Grouchy Smurf says “Bah-Humbug” to the Christmas spirit, it’s up to Papa Smurf’s magic potion and three enchanted Smurfs to set things right. Can the Smurfs of Christmas Past, Present and Future teach Grouchy the real meaning of Christmas before Smurf Village falls into the hands of the evil Gargamel?
You can get this movie from the Microsoft Store.
As you can see, the list of Christmas movies available in the Windows Store is not very diverse. Nevertheless, the seven movies listed above will definitely cheer you up this Christmas.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in December 2016 and has been since updated for freshness and accuracy.