Grab Your Yogurt Pants and Get Ready for a New Holiday Tradition with Noelle

Disney+ Noelle Review

The holidays are barreling towards us and it’s time to start enjoying your favorite holiday movies and traditions. But since Disney+ is the new kid on the block, it’s coming into the holiday season strong with it’s own holiday movies and original shows. And one that you’re going to want to add to your list as you snuggle up with your family is Noelle.

Why not a rescue mission. My brother may have fallen out of the sleigh, I’ve seen him do it


Noelle has grown up as the daughter of Santa Claus in the North Pole, with her only purpose being bringing joy and happiness to the people around her. Even as a child, she questions what her role will be when she gets older since her older brother Nick will grow up to be the next Santa. While Noelle has a great life, albeit sheltered, deep down she wishes for more but ultimately wants her brother to succeed in his future position.

What struck us about the relationship between Noelle and Nick – they support each other, even if their decisions aren’t ones they would understand personally. As different as Noelle and Nick are, their relationship is similar to one that siblings often go through and that your children are going to relate to as well.

Most people don’t have know what is in their own heart


Peppered throughout the whole film are almost saccharin sweet references to the holiday season like “Oh my Garland” and several others that will have you snickering. And while you are looking at the tinsel and the lights glittering in the scenes, be sure to be on the look out for tons (and we mean tons) of Hidden Mickey’s throughout the movie – because, of course, Disney would not have it any other way.

Finding Inspiration in Yourself

Sometimes you need to just a nice word from a friend to feel comfortable in your own boots.


Noelle isn’t just a holiday movie, but one that will inspire your kids to go towards their dreams and find out who they really are. Noelle is still trying to find out who she is and is slowly fighting against what she she has been told her whole life is her role in the world. Instead, she takes the initiative to help others with their goals and eventually finds her own place.

While Noelle has hopes and dreams of her own, she pushes them down for tradition – until she decides to break that tradition and make her own path. It’s a message that a lot of kids and even adults need to hear. That it’s ok to break away from tradition if it’s what your heart desires and your true future goals.

Traditions change, new ones are great.


So this year, it may be time to add a new movie to your family tradition. It may be cheesy at points, but the movie will not only be one that your kids will enjoy watching each year. It has all of the Disney magic infused in every elements of the story and is sweet enough for kids to enjoy, has lessons you can relate to and can have open discussions with your kids about. But be sure to grab some tissues before you watch Noelle, while its adorable and one you will spend your time laughing at it – it does have a few moments that hit you right in the feelings and you’ll find yourself fighting back tears.

About Noelle:

In Disney+’s holiday comedy “Noelle,” Kris Kringle’s daughter is full of Christmas spirit and holiday fun, but wishes she could do something “important” like her beloved brother Nick, who will take over for their father this Christmas. When Nick is about to crumble like a gingerbread cookie from all the pressure, Noelle suggests he take a break and get away…but when he doesn’t return, Noelle must find her brother and bring him back in time to save Christmas. The sudden disappearance of the new Santa (Bill Hader) leads to chaos in the North Pole, so Mrs. Claus (Julie Hagerty) must step up to rein in the hi-tech replacement Santa, Cousin Gabe (Billy Eichner). Meanwhile, Noelle and Elf Polly (Shirley MacLaine), the family’s acerbic but good-hearted nanny, are down South on a search-and-recover mission, during which Noelle (Anna Kendrick) comes to realize she has much in common with her father and begins to understand the true meaning of Christmas. Written and directed by Marc Lawrence, “Noelle” stars Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Billy Eichner, Julie Hagerty and Shirley MacLaine. The film is produced by Suzanne Todd, p.g.a. with John G. Scotti serving as executive producer.


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