December movie suggestions

Makayla Voris

The month of December marks excitement for millions around the world. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas, or just enjoy the festive season. There is one thing that can be counted on: movie companies releasing a blockbuster film on December 25th. 

In my family, we always go see a movie just after Christmas Day, and it is usually one of our more relaxed activities among the hustle and bustle of the season. However, in keeping with the spirit of 2020, things are going to be a little different. In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, we won’t be seeing family and we won’t be seeing a movie in theatres. Still, there are other ways that my family can keep our tradition alive this year, and that is by watching new releases at home! 

Here are the 3 movies that are at the top of my watchlist this season:


Wonder Woman 1984

Summary: Diana Prince (Gal Gadot), who is known to the world as Wonder Woman, finds herself in the 1980’s facing down two new villains: Max Lord (Pedro Pascal) and The Cheetah (Kristen Wiig).

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Although my love for MARVEL runs deeper than my love for DC, the first “Wonder Woman” movie blew me away with its twisting plot and intricate characters. I am hoping that its sequel will be just as great! You can find this movie in certain theatres and streaming on Christmas Day on HBO Max. 



Summary: Joe Gardener (Jamie Foxx) is a middle-school band teacher who’s true passion (and talent) is jazz. A trip to another dimension to help a soul named 22 (Tina Fey) find their passion reminds him of the importance of the human experience.

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I have been a Disney fan for quite some time; I vividly remember watching the classics on VHS tapes in my grandparents’s basement when I was just five years old. From what I understand, Soul is almost a parallel to Disney’s hit movie  Inside Out, so I’m sure that I’ll enjoy this new release! You can find this movie on Disney+ on Christmas Day. 



Summary: In this live action adaptation, a wood carver named Gheppeto (Roberto Benigni) creates a wooden doll named Pinnochio (Frederico Ielapi), who magically comes to life. Trouble follows the boy on his quest to become a human.

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I’m a bit more skeptical about this movie, as I find myself preferring animation over live-action when it comes to the retelling of classic tales. However, this story is one that I remember fondly from my childhood and the Christmas season often brings a lot of nostalgia with it, so hopefully the movie proves to be a great retelling! You can find this movie in certain theatres and on RedBox on Christmas Day. 

What movies are on your watchlist this year? We at The Spearhead would love to hear from you. Contact me at [email protected]!