What Are We Watching This Weekend: The Strange Christmas of Little Batman

What Are We Watching This Weekend: The Strange Christmas of Little Batman

The Festive Atmosphere despite the Lack of Traditional Weather

It may not be that cold and there’s no snow in sight, but Christmas is closer than ever. The festivities are set to begin this weekend, providing the perfect opportunity for families and friends to gather around the Christmas tree, exchange gifts, and enjoy some warm meals. However, some may already be wondering how to keep their guests entertained as Christmas Eve approaches. It can be challenging to find a form of entertainment that appeals across generations—from toddlers to uncles, aunts, and grandparents—and keeps everyone in agreement. Thankfully, streaming platforms are brimming with Christmas movies ready to get viewers into the holiday spirit.

A Fresh Holiday Classic for Audiences of All Ages

If you’ve already watched all the holiday classics from our curated list, here’s a new recommendation that’s sure to delight both young and old. Earlier this month, Amazon Prime Video added an original and quite unusual new production to its library. The animated division of DC Studios offers an unexpected adaptation of Batman’s adventures, titled L’Étrange Noël du petit Batman (Merry Little Batman in the original version). This fresh gem falls somewhere between the animated productions of the ’90s and the storyline of The Grinch, establishing itself as the ideal program for a family movie night in anticipation of Christmas.

The Greatest Threat Gotham Has Ever Faced

The past exploits of the Joker, the Penguin, and other super-villains that have plagued Gotham City pale in comparison to their new diabolical plan to rob the city of Christmas! While Batman is away on a mission, his young son Damian Wayne uncovers this sinister plot orchestrated by a nefarious coalition of villains. Determined to follow in his father’s footsteps and protect Gotham at all costs, the boy seizes this opportunity to prove himself. Damian aims to save Christmas, but he soon realizes that the life of a superhero is never easy.

L’Étrange Noël du petit Batman is directed by none other than Mike Roth, an acclaimed animator whom enthusiasts will recognize for his work on Phineas and Ferb, Regular Show, and even SpongeBob SquarePants: The Movie. His latest feature hits the mark with delightful animation, a well-controlled sense of humor, and a festive setting perfect for this time of year. Even better: it has a run time of just 1 hour and 36 minutes, an ideal length to captivate both the youngest and oldest viewers.

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