It is that time of year! Christmas is in all the shop windows; everyone is busy buying last-minute gifts. It is important to sit back and enjoy small moments of respite with a Christmas movie. There are so many to choose from, but this one happens to be free on YouTube. Holidays are expensive; you can’t go wrong with free!

I consider this film a classic. Now while it may not be in the same vein as “A Wonderful Life” or “A Christmas Story”; it is an important movie in the genre. You have Arnold Schwarzenegger being as charming as he can be. You have Sinbad in his prime. It has deception, conflict, betrayal, and redemption. All markers of a great adventure. While the story borders on fantasy; it is an enjoyable story for the whole family. I will say that there are jokes in this movie that do not age well, but that doesn’t ruin the experience.

If you haven’t seen it, check it out. If you have, it’s free. I will always include this movie in my Christmas movie marathon.