Movies to watch to celebrate this Christmas spirit

By Ananya Vatsa / November 23, 2020
Movies to watch to celebrate christmas

Nestling up and watching Christmas movies is the best way to get in the spirit of a holiday, and it’s never too late to begin. After all, everyone knows that watching a heart-warming holiday flick with a nice warm mug of hot chocolate is one of the happiest parts of the season as well as decorating a tree and baking festive Christmas cookies.

Movies to watch in Christmas

 

This collection includes the Christmas movies available on Amazon Prime as well as the holiday movies you can enjoy on Netflix or on various websites on the internet, which means you can start watching them right now. So choose a movie, gather some of your favorite movie snacks, and begin the movie marathon.

White Reindeer

Near Christmas, Suzanne’s life turned upside down when her husband Jeff died suddenly. But things get even worse when she learns that she’s been having an affair with a stripper in which Suzanne meets an unexpected friend, turning this independent feature into a nice, tragic, and raunchy sex comedy.

Available on Amazon Prime

Just Friends

Ryan Reynolds and Amy Smart are playing Jamie and Chris, old high school friends caught together in a common story: Chris is in love with Jamie, and Jamie just wants to be friends. Ten years later, Chris returns to his hometown on holidays and tries to win Jamie’s love.

Available on Amazon Prime and Netflix

Jingle All the Way

Arnold Schwartzenegger plays a busy man who has continuously let down his young son, and this Christmas promises to give him the turbo-man action figure, the most valued toy of the holiday season. But he’s not the only dad who made this vow, which leads to a real showdown with another dad, the funny Sinbad.

Available on HBO and Amazon Prime             

movies to watch in christmas

Holidate

Sloane (played by Emma Roberts) and Jackson (played by Luke Bracey) make a pact to be each other’s date for the holidays with no romance, only fun. But as they bond over their shared dislike of the cheesiness that comes with the holiday season, they discover one common thing between them that is Love.

Available on Netflix

The Snowman

The optimal length for a brief watch to get in, The Snowman is a beautifully animated story of a little boy’s short-lived trip with his snowman. Since it is based on Raymond Briggs’ children’s book of the same name, the film’s themes of brevity and purity make it a tear-jerker for every generation.

Available on Amazon

A Christmas Tale

Arnaud Desplechin paints an intensive, exquisite portrait of family dysfunction with this 2008 clan drama reunited at Christmas only to discover that their matriarch (Catherine Deneuve) is dying of leukemia.

Available on Amazon Prime

Little Women

Just like sisters, the 1994 and 2019 versions of Louisa May Alcott’s novel were conceived from the same source and turned into their own special interpretations. Like the March Sisters, every Little Women fan has typically selected their favored interpretation. Still, both of these films showcase star-studded casts with a heart-warming story of sisterhood at its root. And as far as Christmas movies are concerned, they both feature spectacular white Christmas illustrations in New England, full of feasts, fireworks, and family.

Available on Amazon Prime

Elf

Will Ferrell is a clownish orphan raised by Santa and his elves in the North Pole who flies to New York City to find his biological father. The plot revolves around his struggle to deal with the real world with increasingly funny disasters happening at every turn.

Available on Youtube

A Christmas Carol

Still an excellent adaptation of Charles Dickens’ iconic story, this beautiful 1951 film portrays the familiar Christmas Eve ordeal of the ugly miser Ebenezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim), who is visited by the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future.

Available on Amazon Prime and iTunes

Jack Frost 

It may not be the most elegant festive film ever but you can’t argue that Jack Frost is a lot of fun. Touring musician Jack (Michael Keaton) has a second chance at maintaining a relationship with his son after he is reincarnated as a snowman a year after fatally dying in a car accident on Christmas Day.

Given the almost ludicrous idea, Jack Frost can tug your heartstrings in a way you never considered imaginable. While it’s sad in parts, it’s a fun-loving movie that’s great for a lazy afternoon after Christmas lunch.

Available on Amazon Prime and iTunes

 

About the author

Ananya Vatsa

A Story teller, Traveller, Entertainer and Bollywood fan. Recent Journalism Graduate from University of Limerick.

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