Peacock, the streaming service, is all set to elevate your holiday spirits with a delightful array of festive films.
The lineup caters to diverse tastes, ensuring there’s something for everyone as the holiday season approaches.
A Garfield Christmas
One of the gems in Peacock’s holiday collection is the timeless classic, “A Garfield Christmas.”
Released in 1987, this beloved animation features the lasagna-loving cat Garfield, alongside Jon and Odie, as they embark on a traditional Christmas celebration at Jon’s family farm.
The special strikes a perfect balance between humor and heart, making it a perennial favorite for both children and adults.
Its enduring appeal lies in the warm portrayal of family gatherings and the true essence of the holiday spirit.
For those seeking a darker twist to their holiday viewing, “Black Christmas” stands out as a pioneering film in the horror genre.
Dating back to 1974, it is recognized as one of the earliest slasher films, set in a sorority house during Christmas break where the inhabitants are stalked by a mysterious killer.
Beyond its cult status among horror enthusiasts, the movie offers a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of the horror genre, providing a chilling counterpoint to the usual festive cheer.
“Krampus” takes the horror genre a step further by blending it with dark comedy.
Released in 2015, this film draws inspiration from the ancient European folklore of a horned figure who punishes naughty children during Christmas.
The story unfolds as a modern family encounters Krampus, highlighting the consequences of lacking holiday spirit.
The film’s clever mix of scares and laughs, coupled with a poignant message about keeping the Christmas spirit alive, has garnered a dedicated following, offering a unique and entertaining twist on Christmas lore.
Peacock doesn’t shy away from modern interpretations either, as seen in the 2018 animated film “The Grinch.”
Voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, this version brings a fresh, vibrant take on Dr. Seuss’s beloved character.
The film’s stunning animation, heartwarming narrative, and family-friendly approach make it a contemporary favorite among holiday movies, resonating across generations.
Adding a touch of realism to the holiday lineup is “This Christmas,” a heartwarming family drama released in 2007.
The film follows the Whitfield family as they gather for Christmas after years of separation, bringing with them personal conflicts and secrets.
The ensemble cast, including Loretta Devine, Idris Elba, and Chris Brown, delivers compelling performances that capture the complexities of family dynamics during the holidays.
“This Christmas” is celebrated for its soulful blend of drama, humor, and music, making it a compelling watch that touches on themes of forgiveness, reconciliation, and the enduring bonds of family.
In addition to the captivating content, Peacock offers two subscription plans—Peacock Premium and Peacock Premium Plus.
With over 80,000 hours of TV, movies, and sports, Peacock Premium provides a comprehensive streaming experience at $5.99 per month or $59.99 annually.
Meanwhile, Peacock Premium Plus, priced at $11.99 per month or $119.99 annually, offers the added benefit of downloading and watching select titles offline, along with access to the local NBC Channel LIVE.