All aboard? Sure. The award-winning children's book gets a high-tech makeover, balancing dazzling visuals with on-track emotions. Here's the story: A youngster questioning the whole the Santa Claus song and dance gets a front-door visit from a conductor hosting nonstop service to the North Pole just in time for Christmas (a digitized Tom Hanks plays the main man and voices a few others, too).
The kid hops on (wouldn't you?) and joins other disillusioned youth for a journey filled with magic, morals and a few dangerous curves. Sure, the digital kids look kinda creepy, but riding these fantastical rails will wow all ages. Not overly sappy or preachy, this movie also has the power make you bawl your eyes out, so pack the tissues. Express is the sweetest ride this holiday season.