What to watch on Disney+ this weekend
The Guardians of the Galaxy are trying to make Christmas unforgettable. Cassian Andor and his now deceased mother continue to fan the flames of the rebellion. And Reverend Run from Run-DMC gives a hip-hop makeover to a Christmas classic. Let’s take a look at what to watch this weekend on Disney+.
THE GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY HOLIDAY SPECIAL
In this special presentation, the Guardians, on a mission to make Christmas unforgettable for Quill, head to Earth in search of the perfect gift. The Marvel Studios’ Special Presentation features Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, with Vin Diesel as Groot and Bradley Cooper as Rocket, Sean Gunn and The Old 97’s with Michael Rooker and Kevin Bacon.
THE HIP HOP NUTCRACKER
RUN DMC’s Rev Run takes us on a hip-hop reimagining of The Nutcracker ballet set in New York City. It’s the night of the annual New Year’s Eve block party, and Maria-Clara’s mom and pop aren’t getting along… and it’s taking her down. Maria-Clara embarks on a holiday adventure to reunite her parents, finding help along the way from the magical toymaker Drosselmeyer and the nutcracker whom she brings to life.
Maria-Clara’s journey takes her from the streets of New York to fantasy worlds where she battles mice and toy soldiers, and back in time to the Land of Sweets to find the key to unlocking her holiday wish. Will it be enough to rekindle her parents’ lost love before the clock strikes midnight? The special features top dancers Mikhail Baryshnikov, Tiler Peck, KidaTheGreat AKA Kida Burns, Jabbawockeez as magical snowflakes and more.
Two pre-teen siblings find a million pounds in stolen cash and must spend it before the introduction of the euro makes the money redundant.
STAR WARS: ANDOR
The “Andor” series will explore a new perspective from the Star Wars galaxy, focusing on Cassian Andor’s journey to discover the difference he can make. The series brings to light the story of the rising rebellion against the Empire and how humans and planets became involved. It is an era filled with danger, deceit and intrigue where Cassian will embark on the path destined to make him a rebel hero.
THE NISSEN CLAUSES
Scott interviews potential elf candidates as the family prepares to leave. Simon Choksi, one of the candidates, takes his daughter, Grace, to the North Pole. During Simon’s interview, Sandra and Grace disappear. When he finds their daughters together, Scott realizes that Simon is the best choice to take the mantle.
THE MYSTERIOUS BENEDICT SOCIETY
After learning the location of Dr. Curtain’s estate, the Society prepares to strike, but are harassed by the Grays and must split up to escape. Meanwhile, Mr. Benedict tries to bond with his twin in an attempt to gain information, but is sidelined when Dr. Curtain sows discord between Mr. Benedict and Number Two. While on a detour, Constance finds herself surprisingly fascinated by Curtain’s TV special. After discovering the extent of catatonia among his acolytes, Curtain is horrified but denies responsibility.
THE MIGHTY DUCKS: GAME CHANGERS
The Ducks and their rival Dominate are getting ready to face each other in the finals – with the champion advancing to the Summer Showcase. Tensions are high – captains Evan and Jace are at each other, Alex and Cole’s summer romance has been cut short, and both teams are angry with the adults for their misguided trade talk. But a new plan and an inspired day just might open up hearts and change the course of the entire summer for everyone.
As we now enter the stretch between Thanksgiving and Christmas, I’m going to recommend some fun Christmas movies from the Disney+ library. Check out “Home Alone.” The story of how Kevin McAllister outwits two comically evil thugs is a Christmas classic.
These are my picks for what to watch this weekend. What are you going to watch?