8 new movies to stream this holiday season
The greatest Thanksgiving tradition doesn’t involve turkey or pumpkin pie: it’s binging all new holiday movies arriving in November. This year, there are several notable Christmas movies that will grace the small screen, including Lindsay Lohanthe highly publicized return.
From celebratory rom-coms to harrowing dramas to a superhero holiday special, there’s plenty of on-screen joy ready to stream. Whether you’re a Christmas fan or just want to watch something hopeful, these holiday-themed movies provide a comfortable escape opportunity. While they may not be Oscar winners, they’re solidly entertaining.
Grab a mug of hot chocolate and your warmest blanket, and line up for one of these Christmas movies. Here are eight of the best new holiday movies to watch this season.
Lindsay LohanThe first big movie role in over a decade sees the actress play the spoiled heiress of the Sierra Belmont Hotel, who loses her memories after a skiing accident. Overstreet Agreement co-stars like Jake Russell, a B&B owner who hosts Sierra.
It’s not a spoiler to say that sparks are flying as Sierra learns a few things about Christmas and love. It’s a mildly entertaining holiday flick, perfect for a cozy Sunday afternoon in bed.
On Netflix now.
The last adaptation of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol pairs Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell, who turned the tale into a modern-day musical. Ferrell plays the Ghost of Christmas Present, which visits bad guy Scrooge – a man named Clint Briggs, who turns the tables on the ghost.
Expect laughs, songs and a great supporting cast, which includes Octavia Spencer, Rose Byrneand Judi Dench.
On Apple TV+ now.
What would holidays be without a few family secrets? This bittersweet drama stars Justin Hartley as an author who returns home at Christmas to settle his ex-mother’s estate. There he discovers a diary with findings about his past.
There’s also, of course, a romantic story, with everyone eventually finding the closure they need.
On Netflix November 24.
For Many, 1983 A Christmas story is one of the most memorable holiday movies of all time. His new sequel, A Christmas Story Christmas, picks up years later, with original protagonist Ralphie growing up. Now Ralphie, played by Peter Billingsleyhopes to give his own children the Christmas he never had.
Antics ensue, of course. Those who grew up with the first movie will love revisiting Ralphie, while younger kids can experience the story for the first time.
On HBO Max now.
Yet another adaptation of Dickens A Christmas Carol reimagines the story as an animated family movie with musical numbers.
The voice cast includes Luke Evans, Jessie Buckley, Olivia Colman, Jonathan Priceand Johnny Flynn, so it will probably appeal to both children and adults. Expect hard-learned lessons and heartwarming holiday cheer.
On Netflix December 2.
Marvel’s quirky Guardians of the Galaxy are back for their first-ever holiday special. The 40-minute episode, written and directed by james gunnsees the motley heroes search for a gift for their leader Peter Quill (Chris Pratt).
David Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Wine Diesel, bradley cooper, Sean Gunn, Michael Rookerand Zoe Saldana all resume their roles in the cinema, while Kevin Bacon and Maria Bakalova joined in the Christmas party.
There will be laughs, but also a poignant conclusion to the MCU’s Phase Four.
On Disney+ November 25.
Go to a live show Nutcracker is a beloved holiday tradition all over the world. Even if you know the music and dances by heart, that magical moment when Clara’s new toy comes to life never gets old.
But we’re always here for an adaptation with a twist — especially when it features the likes of rev stroke, Stephen Twitch Bossand So you think you can dance alum and HP Instant Ink spokesperson Allison Holker-Boss.
“It’s a new approach Nutcracker it’s about celebrating dance and music, but paying homage to the original in such a new way,” Holker-Boss told HelloGiggles.
On Disney+ November 25.
Madeleine Petsch stars as Georgia, a hotel manager from New York, in this light-hearted vacation romantic comedy. As the Christmas season approaches, the hotel is filled with lively guests, including a prince, a pop star and, of course, a possible romance.
Aladdinit is Mena Massoud rounds out the cast as the hotel’s chef, who hopes to win Georgia’s heart. In a way, that makes NYC lovely in cold, snowy weather.
On Freevee December 2.