Dec. 15: The Polar Express (2004)

What makes it Christmassy

Trains, snow, the North Pole, 3D animation, music, fantasy, a $165 million budget.

Chore Watching Index: 4/10

You wish you were watching Snowpiercer (2013), but it’s not family-friendly.

Standout Performances

Tom Hanks


Something tolerable to watch with the kids.


Live action performance capture animation technique is freaky.