There’s something special about a Christmas movie. You know you’ll watch the good ones over and over again with family and friends. They remind us of good times during the holidays and set the stage for new memories. So, naturally, we love them.
One of the year’s Christmas movies actually arrives in November — perhaps because December is staked out for movies like STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER and JUMANJI: THE NEXT LEVEL. No matter — November is a fine time to get into the holiday spirit. Here are the new Christmas movies coming to theatres in 2019.
Emilia Clarke ("Game of Thrones") and Henry Golding (CRAZY RICH ASIANS) star as an unlikely couple that gets together in London during the holidays. Paul Feig (A SIMPLE FAVOR) directs from a script by Emma Thompson (LATE NIGHT), who also co-stars. The film is inspired by the song "Last Christmas" by Wham!, and the soundtrack will feature other George Michael music, including at least one unreleased song from the late singer. (November 8)
OK, yes, technically this is a horror movie. It’s also a remake of the great and very weird 1974 movie — which the horror community has turned into their own Christmas tradition — which starred Margot Kidder and Keir Dullea. This year, Imogen Poots (THE ART OF SELF-DEFENSE) and Cary Elwes (SAW) star in the story about a group of students being stalked while on Christmas break. Sophia Takal directs this version, which she co-wrote with film critic April Wolfe. (December 13)