‘Daddy’s Home 2’ has to undergo a test to prove if it’s a Christmas movie or not.
To answer whether ‘Daddy’s Home’ is a Christmas movie or not, let’s find out what makes something a Christmas movie. Does a movie become a Christmas movie if it airs post-Thanksgiving or stars a singing/dancing Bing Crosby? Most people define this genre by its release time. Should we call a movie a Christmas movie only because it takes place during the season? Or should we judge it by the amount of joyous spirit or feel-goodness it holds like “real” Christmas movies? We took a while and decided to carry this debate over ‘Daddy’s Home 2’.
- What makes ‘Daddy’s Home 2’ a “Christmas” movie?
- ‘Daddy’s Home 2’ actually screamed “Christmas” from all angles
What makes ‘Daddy’s Home 2’ a “Christmas” movie?
Initially, when everyone said ‘Daddy’s Home 2’ is a Christmas movie and recommended us to watch it, our team of movie experts thought that it’s just people’s opinion based on the date of release, so they ignored the hype. Later, when they decided to give it a try, all the initial notions about the movie were proved wrong.
In part 2, Brad Whitaker and Dusty Mayron are cordial and decide to have a co-dad system where Dusty’s two children, Megan and Dylan, take turns at each father’s house. They both decide to host a “Together Christmas” because Megan hated having separate Christmases. To everyone’s surprise, Dusty’s estranged father Kurt, who is a strict pilot/astronaut, and Brad’s dad, Don, who is overbearing and over-cheerful, unexpectedly arrive for Christmas. Things get worse when the fathers arrive, as Brad and Dusty’s differences and old hostilities rise again.
‘Daddy’s Home 2’ actually screamed “Christmas” from all angles
Clearly, the movie hits the obvious Christmas mark as the fathers on the show look similar to Sage Grandpa Figures. One can feel the Christmas movie vibe in the sweetest bowling scene you’ll ever see, and also when guns and some innocent turkeys get involved. You can’t argue that ‘Daddy’s Home 2’ isn’t a Christmas movie even though the familial elements of a Christmas movie aren’t included. And the Tree Buy & Trim scene is a little less heartfelt than we’re used to in a Christmas special stuff. The scene is a little more electrifying but when that’s combined with a Nativity scene-meets-family-confrontation, it becomes a wholesome Christmas movie.
Finally, the movie grabs the very “Christmas movie” designation with the song “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” Moreover, because a bunch of strangers sings on Christmas day in the climax, you surely get the holiday feel.
The movie, like any other Christmas movie, is funny, family-oriented, heartfelt, and all about holiday traditions. And not to mention Mel Gibson is the funniest character in the whole movie, so even though we have gotten past Christmas 2020, you can watch it to remind yourself of the holiday season. Don’t forget to write your comments about the movie in the comments box below.