Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
Musical / 2020 / PG
Decades after his apprentice betrays him, a once joyful toy maker finds new hope when his bright young granddaughter appears on his doorstep.
It's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas, even though we're only halfway through November, and maybe that's because we all could use a holiday break with everything going on in the world.
We've been fortunate that there are certain theaters that remain open for us to escape to (where and when it's safe), and that streaming services have also been stepping up their game.
This week, we found Netflix's new release "Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey" in our stocking and we're here to determine if it's a gift we received for being naughty or nice.
Reasons to Sink
- If you're not a fan of musicals, then this may not be the movie for you.
- Because of the imaginative nature of the film, which finds a disgruntled toymaker finding inspiration from his young granddaughter, there are various events that occur and issues that are solved that are simply chalked up to "magic."
- The film deals indirectly with certain family issues that may be a bit emotional for families that can relate to the situation.
Reasons to Stream
- The singing and choregraphed dancing are phenomenal across the board, and it doesn't overshadow the storyline.
- This is an imaginative, original Christmas story that is the perfect family film to get everyone in the spirit.
- All members of this primarily African American cast have impactful roles which will be inspiring to younger audiences that haven't seen themselves represented in a traditional Christmas film.
- The costume design of the characters complements and amplifies their specific personalities.
- There are heartwarming and sorrowful moments that will have you feeling all different types of emotions - in a good way.
Sink or Stream?
Sink or stream "Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey"? Definitely stream it!
This magical adventure will take you on a ride that is inventive and moving and bound to end in some waterworks.
It's a new Christmas story that follows the basic template of a great holiday flick, but is also overflowing with creativity.
We know it isn't even Thanksgiving yet, but if you're looking for early holiday cheer, stream now on Netflix.