‘Noelle’ Review: Anna Kendrick Does Her Best ‘Elf’ in Sweet but Silly Disney+ Christmas Comedy

It’s hard to make a Christmas classic.

Many have tried, few — especially modern filmmakers — have succeeded, and even films that generally have their hearts in the right place sometimes miss the mark.

That last descriptor fits like a snug little Santa cap on Noelle, the new holiday comedy from writer/director Marc Lawrence (Miss Congeniality) and one of the first original features to launch on the nascent streaming service Disney+, alongside the other marquee movie title, Lady and the Tramp.

With a knockout cast and a cute (if flimsy) feel-good message, Noelle is a sweet and well-intended …

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