5 Anime to Aid in your Holiday Joy

‘Tis the season for cuddling under the covers, hot cocoa, family gatherings, warm childhood memories, and mauling random strangers for a discounted toaster. This is the best time of year to stay indoors and away from others. If you’re an anime fan, we’ve just the thing to help keep you inside.

Tokyo Godfathers

Full-length feature | Drama, Comedy 

3 homeless Tokyo inhabitants find an abandoned baby on a cold Christmas Eve and decide to find the baby’s family. Along their journey across the sprawling city, the trio learn to come to terms with their haunting pasts and how much they genuinely care for each other.

Itsudatte My Santa!

OVA — 2 episodes | Romance, Comedy

The unfortunately named Santa has always had a disdain for Christmas, until he meets Santa-in-training, Mai. Mai promises to give Santa a joyful Christmas Eve — his birthday — and the duo end up falling in love.

White Album

Series | Romance, Drama

Tōya Fuji is madly in love with his girlfriend, Yuki Morikawa. There’s only one catch: Morikawa is a rising idol. The couple decides it’s best to keep their romance quiet but are met with numerous challenges as the star becomes more recognizable.

Chocotto Sister

Series | Comedy, Slice-of-Life

Haruma Kawagoe is a lonely, only child and wishes simply for a younger sister. Years later into Kawagoe’s adulthood, Santa finally delivers on his long since forgotten prayer.

Winter Sonata

Series | Drama, Romance

After losing her childhood love in an accident, Yu-Jin decides to marry her lifelong friend. But when another man closely resembling her lost-love appears in her life, Yu-Jin begins her journey into self-discovery and is forced to make a difficult decision.


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2 Comments on “5 Anime to Aid in your Holiday Joy”

  1. Fleur De Seoul
    12/10/2013 at 1:21 PM #

    Tokyo Godfathers is amazing. I stumbled on it in my netflix cue and I’m so glad I gave it a chance.

  2. Jen
    12/10/2013 at 6:46 PM #

    Tokyo Godfathers is easily one of my favorite films of all-time. However, that’s probably in large part due to my deep love for all things Satoshi Kon (RIP, buddy). If you dig TG you should definitely check out his other work — Paranoia Agent, Perfect Blue, Paprika, etc.

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