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Name: New Christmas movie - Santa's daughter Noelle
Category: Movies and Television
Date Added: 08/25/2019
Submitter: Drosselmeyer

Disneys Noelle 

published 8/23/19

In Disney’s holiday comedy “Noelle,” Kris Kringle’s daughter is full of Christmas spirit and holiday fun, but wishes she could do something “important” like her beloved brother Nick, who will take over from their father this Christmas. When Nick is about to crumble like a gingerbread cookie from all the pressure, Noelle suggests he take a break and get away…but when he doesn’t return, Noelle must find her brother and bring him back in time to save Christmas.



New Christmas movie - Santa's daughter Noelle

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Santa Johnny Boy

Not sure so correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe this movie will only be shown on the new Disney streaming app which is premiering in November.  You would have to subscribe to see it.  Also, this is bad news for Netflix because Disney is taking back all the Marvel MCU movies and Star Wars.

So, is you hadn't got caught up on all the Avengers movies yet - now's the time!

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Black River Santa

The trailer is cute. Looks like a fun family movie but isn't the first to revisit the Santa legacy story line, which begs the question - is there only one immortal Santa Claus or a long line of Santas descended from the original? 

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Grandpa Gus

What I have come to realize is that Santa Claus will always be, so long as he is needed.  A man is not born Santa, but becomes Santa through seeing the needs and burdens of others especially children.  And then extends himself to help as best he can to ease the burdens or fill the needs. An old man with a white beard can help a tiered mom or dad as they struggle to tend to their daily duties with their children with just a look, or a word such as naughty list or nice list within a child's hearing range, or just mentioning the number of days until Christmas. It's small things, like holding a door open, maybe lifting a bag from a cart and handing it to mom as she tries to load her car. When all is said and done it is many small acts of kindness and courtesy that makes a man into Santa. And when the day comes that a man realizes he has become Santa it's one of the greatest days he has. On that day he can put on his red suit and wear it with pride and understanding that he has earned the title of Santa.

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Drosselmeyer

Rehya Stevens Returns for Noelle

Rehya Stevens is back for Christmas 2019. This year her new offering is featured in the new Disney Christmas flick, Noelle. Titled Tis the Season the song has a retro-pop feel powered by Rehya’s strong vocals.

The song is upbeat, traditional and Disneyesque. Rehya sparkles as a Disney princess should.

Her 2018 album featured a number of original tunes that showcased Rehya’s smoky style and did far more to exhibit her range than does this new song. But we’re happy to see that Disney has recognized her talent and has utilized them for their newest Christmas film.

Rehya’s single — and the movie — drop on November 12th as Disney launches their new streaming service.

You can preview the song and buy it on Spotify, Apple Music, iTunes, Deezer and CDBaby.

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Source:     https://mymerrychristmas.com/rehya-stevens-tis-the-season/

 

 

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Bama Kringle

Although originally scheduled for theatrical release, it was later decided to release this movie on Disney’s new streaming service, Disney Plus instead.  I think that was a wise decision.

Like so many others, my family has subscribed to Disney Plus and I look forward to all the Christmas movie offerings.  After watching Tim Allen's Santa Clause trilogy, my wife and I sat down to view Noelle.

The movie itself has plenty of charm.  Santa’s village at the North Pole is wonderful, and I especially enjoyed the reindeer including the little sidekick “Snow cone”.

Showing (the former) Santa’s daughter transforming from vapid to caring for others is typical evolution, and his hapless son avoiding the family legacy is amusing.  The “fish out of water” trope is well done as Noelle leaves the sheltered North Pole for her first trip south, in this case Phoenix, AZ.

However, I think this section from “Critical Reception” on the Wikipedia entry sums it up quite nicely:

Review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reports an approval rating of 43% based on 28 reviews, with an average rating of 5.01/10. The site's critics consensus reads: "The always charming Anna Kendrick does her best, but Noelle's progressive take on a timeless tale is unfortunately subdued.

 Therein lies the problem (though I thought it was anything but subdued).  As much as I enjoyed it, the ending was so heavily-handed progressive that it detracted from what was otherwise a fun and entertaining Christmas movie.  Instead, you are left with a feeling they are almost demanding a female Santa.  Perhaps that is not the intent, but it is certainly the lasting impression. 

 Though I doubt we will see the Big Guy replaced by Noelle in the WDW parade.

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SCSanta

We just got our Disney Plus account set-up. I am looking forward to seeing this...and although I really like Anna Kendrick and the previews, I am not holding my breath. Better to be pleasantly surprised.

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Bama Kringle

It's still a fun movie and I enjoyed it up until the ending.

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SantaShawnH

I haven't watched it all the way through, admittedly.  Based off the promo I had a suspicion about how it was going to turn out and I was right.  I skimmed through to the end to see if I was correct. 

I'm still not terribly interested in watching it all the way through.  The film seems more interested in making social commentary than in entertaining its audience.  

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SantaShawnH

An addendum to the above post... it's Christmas so I sat here and watched the entire movie.  I'm not terribly impressed with it and I still don't like the social commentary.  It was completely unnecessary for a Christmas movie.  There are a couple of cute moments but not enough to win me over.   

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