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  • Writer's pictureViknesh Silvalingam

Globetrotting through Christmas: Festive Foreign Films to Brighten Your Holiday Season!

Updated: Feb 4

As the snowflakes dance and the aroma of gingerbread fills the air, why not add an international twist to your Christmas movie marathon? Get ready to travel the world from the comfort of your couch with these handpicked foreign films that encapsulate the magic of the season:


1. Joyeux Noël (2005) Experience the touching story of the Christmas truce during World War I, offering a poignant reminder that the holiday spirit knows no borders.



Streaming for free: Tubi, YouTube


2. Tokyo Godfathers (2003) Journey through the streets of Tokyo on Christmas Eve with three unlikely companions in this heartwarming anime that speaks the universal language of compassion.



Streaming for free: Tubi , Pluto TV , YouTube


3. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010) Uncover the darkly humorous origins of Santa Claus in this Finnish film, adding an intriguing twist to your holiday watchlist.



Streaming for free: Tubi, Redbox


4. Klaus (2019) Dive into the enchanting narrative that reimagines the story of Santa Claus, reminding us that the joy of giving transcends cultures and languages.



Streaming: Netflix


5. Happy Times (2000) Laugh and find joy in this Chinese comedy-drama that celebrates friendship, kindness, and the magic of unexpected happiness during the festive season.



Streaming for free: Tubi , YouTube




This holiday, let these cinematic gems from around the world be your passport to a Christmas filled with diverse cultures, heartwarming stories, and a shared love for the magic of the season.


Get your popcorn ready, gather your loved ones, and embark on a global cinematic journey that'll make this Christmas truly unforgettable!

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