The Grinch

He’s green, he’s hairy and he’s in a bad mood; he’s The Grinch.

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This revamped version of a classic Christmas tale, let’s the animation do the talking, as CGI takes the responsibility of creating the magically splendid winter wonderland that is the Whoville The Grinch knows and hates.

Benedict Cumberbatch swipes the infamous green bodysuit from under Jim Carey’s (2000) feet as he takes on The Grinch’s persona, voicing the character with an intense concoction of sarcastic skepticism with a dash of Grooge-ish hate.

The Grinch, as always, is accompanied by his loyal dog, Max, who provides many a comedic scene throughout the film, as well as creating multiple heart-melting moments using those all-powerful puppy eyes, which somehow look even more menacing through the art of animation.

Christmas cheer may be The Grinch’s worst fear, but this reimagination of a Dr. Seuss’ classic is bound to make even the grumpiest of hearts grow three times in size.

Daddy’s Home 2

Christmas spirit is a little lack-luster as Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg try co-parenting this holiday season.

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Dusty (Wahlberg) and Brad (Ferrell) step up their parenting game and decide to host a Christmas like no other in a bid to reunite their two families. However, things take an unusual turn when the grandparents make an unexpected appearance, taking the limits of the co-dads to the extreme.

The child actors in this film nurture the concept of comedic timing with such ruthless charm, many of Hollywood’s greatest stars would be jealous. From impeccable line-presentation to their equally amusing acting skills, these kids certainly know their way around a comedy set.

Despite being unfathomably rude at times, Wallberg and Ferrell have created a comedy duo that is bound to warm the hearts of even the nastiest of Grinches this Christmas.