Around the holidays, people focus on the things that bring them joy and cheer: presents, cards, decorations, and so on. But one of the most important things to be thankful for during this time of year is family.
In an ideal world, families support and love each other unconditionally, always urging brothers, sisters, and children to follow their true passions. However, in Noelle on Disney+, Santa Claus’ family does not seem to want him to follow his dreams.
The film follows Noelle Kringle and her brother, Nick, after their father, Santa Claus, dies and passes on the job to his son. Nick, however, does not seem to have the special spark needed to wear the red coat.
To try to get her brother to relax before Christmas, Noelle urges Nick to go on a vacation. But when he does not return, it is up to her to find him and save Christmas.
Though the film is cliched and has a “twist” that viewers will be able to see from a mile away, Noelle does a brilliant job at capturing the spirit of Christmas. The story itself is predictable, but the characters, acting, and overall feeling that it gives makes it an enjoyable holiday movie.