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Disney Plus Christmas Finds Plus Princess Switch 3

Godmother-in-training, Eleanor (Jillian Bell) is determined to save the Godmothering profession by granting the wish of former 10 year old child, present day adult Mackenzie (Isla Fisher) The only problem is that Mackenzie no longer believes in fairy tales and has a limited time to convince her before the portal back to the Motherland is closed forever!

Godmothered is the knock-off Enchanted, a complete copycat set at Christmas time. It’s like the people at Disney forced the writers and Jillian Bell to watch Enchanted repeatedly until the writers could knock out a copy-and-paste plotline and she could copy Amy Adams’s performance of Giselle perfectly. From the voice to the mannerisms to several similar plot points, Godmothered doesn’t bring anything new to the table in terms of story or performance. But it still manages to be a total blast anyway. I guess if the formula ain’t broke don’t fix it! Watch it now on Disney Plus.

After a Christmas gone wrong, Rowena (Scarlett Estevez) asks Santa for a do-over. When her wish is granted, she tries to recreate old family memories without her family. She then decides to get her parents back together. She eventually learns to accept her family as they are, and to help others around her.

After a hard-to-sit through beginning, Christmas Again?! becomes the fun Groundhog Day-esque movie it’s meant to be. At times it’s funny, and at times it tugs at the heartstrings. Overall it’s a cute Christmas TV movie worth seeing once. Streaming now on Disney Plus.

Clara (Mackenzie Foy) receives one last gift her late mother: A music box with no key. At her godfather’s party, she follows a golden thread that leads her into a parallel universe featuring characters from The Nutcracker. She finds the key which is immediately stolen sending her on a mission to find it.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is a hot, pastel-colored mess. The writers were probably high on something. At least that’s what it feels like. The only interesting thing about this movie was the twist with the villain. That’s it. It’s long. It’s boring. The score is great. The credits are fantastic! (And not because I watched them, but because it meant the movie was over!) You’re not missing out on anything, if you don’t watch it. There are better options out there, but it’s on Disney Plus if you want to check it out for yourself.

After Santa dies, his son Nick (Bill Hader) inherits the role of Santa. Right before Christmas, he runs away when the pressures of his new job get to him. Now his sister Noelle (Anna Kendrick) has to track him down and bring him back home before their cousin Gabe (Billy Eichner) ruins Christmas for most of the world’s children.

This was cute. It was slow in the beginning, but it gets better as it goes along. A fun and heartwarming gender-bent Santa tale worth checking out. Watch now on Disney Plus.

Another year. Another Princess Switch sequel. And it’s the worst out of the three.
When the Star of Peace is stolen, Margaret and Stacy team up with “crooked’ cousin Fiona (all played by Vanessa Hudgens) to steal it back. Fiona enlists a guy from her past to help them, and romance manages to blossom between the characters despite me hardly feeling any chemistry between the actors who play them.
This movie felt longer than an hour and forty-six minutes. It sounded like the cast was reading from the script, just saying their lines woodenly most of the time. And still, despite being the most boring out of the trilogy, it managed to be way more entertaining than The Nutcracker and the Four Realms. You can plod through it now on Netflix.

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