Everyone enjoys a good Christmas film, but the one at the top of a recent best and worst rated list may surprise you.
The Netflix animated adventure comedy Klaus, which debuted in 2019, tops the list, which may surprise some. The film portrays the story of an odd Christmas relationship between a greedy postman and a recluse toymaker.
A unique index score was constructed from reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, IMDb, Metacritic, and Letterboxd to determine popularity.
Klaus received an overall index of six.
In the film, J.K. Simmons plays Klaus, while Jason Schwartzman plays Jesper. Rashida Jones, Will Sasso, Joan Cusack, and others also appear in the film.
It seems like social media users agree with the list, with X user @neostr0mo writing: ‘Klaus (2019) is such an underrated Christmas movie, the animation is absolutely stunning! Beautiful soundtrack and a heartwarming plot, never fails to make me cry.’
Klaus (2019) is such an underrated Christmas movie, the animation is absolutely stunning! Beautiful soundtrack and a heartwarming plot, never fails to make me cry pic.twitter.com/LFXQn58GHi
— neo (@neostr0mo) December 17, 2023
If you watch just one new Christmas movie this season, make it Klaus.
The movie gets overlooked for being a Netflix original but it's truly an entertaining movie with beautiful themes, artistry and music.
I can never help but be moved by it. pic.twitter.com/wldSXf7g1Z
— Arrowhead First (@ArrowheadFirst) December 12, 2023
Klaus is one of the best Christmas movies of all time.
Try to change my mind. I’ll wait. pic.twitter.com/NpcYelHQF7
— Hannah Buechele (@hannahbuechele) December 18, 2023
@hannahbuechele posted: ‘Klaus is one of the best Christmas movies of all time. Try to change my mind. I’ll wait.’
@ArrowheadFirst wrote on X: ‘If you watch just one new Christmas movie this season, make it Klaus.
‘The movie gets overlooked for being a Netflix original but it’s truly an entertaining movie with beautiful themes, artistry and music.
‘I can never help but be moved by it.’
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey came in second, with The Christmas Chronicles coming in third.
The Holiday, starring Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, and Jack Black, came in at No. 4, while Alien Xmas and Let It Snow tied for fifth place.
Best. Christmas. Ever!, starring Jason Biggs, Brandy, and Heather Graham, topped the list of the worst-rated holiday films of 2023.
Holiday Rush was ranked second, followed by The Holiday Calendar, Christmas with the Coopers, Christmas Inheritance, Family Switch, and Falling for Christmas, all of which were deemed festive disasters by the list.
According to industry insiders, the holiday season has been a great smash for Netflix in general.
A spokesperson for industry data platform Alt Index said: ‘This year, more than ever, people are seeking the warmth and joy that Christmas films bring.
‘From classic tales to winter holiday romances, Netflix has certainly become a go-to service for those looking to indulge in their favourite festive flicks ahead of December 25th.
‘The magic of heartwarming stories, twinkling lights, and seasonal cheer has certainly captivated audiences, leading to a significant spike in website traffic, with a 1.9 per cent increase in October.’
‘With an estimated 1,428,134,000 visitors to Netflix.com in October, the streaming service also saw a 4.9 per cent surge in September – proving that audiences are keen to explore the website’s extensive catalogue in order to create memorable Christmas moments,’ they added.
‘The holiday magic isn’t just on the website, with Netflix’s app downloads also spiking in recent months. As the festive season approached, app usage increased by 1.5 per cent in November, with an estimated 222,720 daily downloads.
‘Meanwhile, Google Trends also showed a clear uptick in searches related to Netflix, indicating a growing anticipation and eagerness to discover the website’s latest festive releases. According to stats from Alt Index, the streaming giant has seen a staggering 33.9% increase in Google Trend searches over the last three months.’
Source My Celebrity Life.