The Grinch is number nine on Netflix’s most-watched things this week, which seems to mean Christmas came early this year—just don’t tell you-know-who.
It’s not Thanksgiving just yet, so Christmas celebrations are frowned upon by some. Despite the societal pressure to keep your candy canes in the closet until November 26, there are plenty of reasons to dive in early (2020 alone is enough to endorse as much celebration/distraction as humanly possible). One of them is the amount of Christmas films Netflix is already releasing.
This version of The Grinch was released in 2018, and it’s presented by Illumination. Pharrell Williams is the narrator of the timeless story, and it’s perfect for families and kids of all ages. If you’re looking for the other Grinch, you know, the Jim Carrey one, that’s streaming on Netflix, too. Carrey hasn’t cracked the Top 10 this week, but we expect he could by the end of this Christmas season.
Who could forget about Will Ferrell’s hilarious turn in the Christmas comedy Elf? Or what about Jim Carrey’s interpretation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas? These are unforgettable performances in some of the most talked-about and beloved Christmas movies of all time.
There are plenty of other performances that haven’t gotten as much love. Remember the movie where Ryan Reynolds visits his hometown for Christmas and reunites with his former crush? Or the one where Ben Affleck cozies up with Christina Applegate during the holidays? Yeah, we didn’t think so.
For one reason or another, those Christmas movies have been largely forgotten with time, and while that doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re all bad movies, they didn’t manage to hit the same mark as other Christmas movie classics. So, let’s open Santa’s gift bag and revisit some of the celebs you probably forgot starred in Christmas movies.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.