Ten Of The Best Christmas Movies To Stream This Holiday Season

December 1, 2021
Image of a fireplace with the Holiday playing on the tv

There is so much holiday content to consume that if you don’t already have a list put together it can be time consuming and overwhelming trying to find what holiday movies to watch. Hence, why we are your two go to besties to turn to for the recs as we are keeping up to date with what is out there and what classics are out there to give y’all our top ten Christmas movies to watch during the holiday season!  Happy binge watching y’all!

Ten of The Best Christmas Movies To Stream This Holiday Season: 

  1. The Holiday: When it comes to celebrating the holidays with great holiday entertainment-  this is the first film I think of. This film starts out with two recently heartbroken women who decide last minute to exchange homes with each other for the holidays. The women do so in hopes to escape reality and more importantly, their romantic lives, during the holidays. But as the old adage goes, when these women are least expecting it they find love. This is a cute lighthearted film that still elicits much of that desirable fuzzy holiday feel. Not only is the storyline heartwarming, but the visuals and scenery alone are enough to get you in the holiday mood. The setting is split between sunny Southern California, with a glamorous mansion near what is presumed to be Hollywood, and a snowy small town in The English countryside, featuring a cozy remote cottage. So for those who are looking to escape into two very ideal settings to spend the holidays, then look no further. Where To Watch: Netflix
  2. Home Alone: Okay chances are you have seen this film, but it’s also possible you haven’t seen it in a long time! I would highly encourage you to watch it as this is one of the most famous and arguably most successful holiday films. No matter your age, this is the type of film that will make you smile and embrace your inner child with a sense of adventure, imagination, and creativity. This film hones in on these childlike traits as we watch a young Macaulay Culkin have to fend for himself against potential robbers after being accidentally left behind by his family during the holidays.  Where To Watch: Disney+
  3. The Family Stone: This is the type of film that I appreciate during the holidays as it delves into the messiness and chaos that can ensue during large family gatherings. If you are looking for a warm sense of holiday spirit with a traditional, snowy Christmas filled with family meals, this movie delivers. Messy family dynamics are on full display as we watch what happens when a tight knit family with a few very judgmental members react to the introduction of their son’s significant other who is anything but easy to relate to. If anything this film will also allow you to appreciate that you will never have had a more awkward introduction to your in laws than Meredith did, or at least I hope! Where To Watch: Amazon Prime
  4. Love Actually: This is the ultimate holiday rom-com! Featuring an ensemble cast, this movie follows several different love stories around the holidays. All of the characters and relationships are so unique, making it fun to watch over and over because I can never remember all of the details of each couple/relationship. It is such a heartwarming movie that will just bring a smile to your face. I recommend throwing this one on and winding down with a glass of wine. Where To Watch: 
  5. How The Grinch Stole Christmas: There is no movie that puts me in the Christmas spirit quite like this one. My sister and I always saved this one for Christmas Eve growing up! There are many versions of the Grinch story, but this one with Jim Carrey is my all-time favorite. Jim Carrey as the Grinch is hilarious and Taylor Momsen as Cindy Lou Who is absolutely adorable. This is also a great movie for all ages — and even better with some Christmas cookies and hot chocolate!! Where To Watch: Amazon Prime
  6. This Christmas: I feel like this movie is SO underrated, but it is one of my favorites! It kinda of reminds me of Family Stone in some ways – it’s a movie about a big family coming together for the holidays and all of the drama that ensues between them. It’s funny, heartwarming, and filled with lots of Christmas spirit! Also the soundtrack to the movie is perfect! Where To Watch: Amazon Prime
  7. The Holidate: Where are the singles at?! If you are a single millennial or even if you are recently wifed up but had a long journey to get there, surely you can appreciate a film that focuses on the single twenty something’s holiday experience with a family that is hyper focused on their relationship status, or lack thereof. This film is easy to relate to in its display of the self- pity and negativity we can often struggle with when we feel lonely during the holiday season. But this film does so in a comical way starring a very sarcastic protagonist, Emma Roberts. Watching Emma Roberts’ character gave me a new appreciation for Netflix rom com films and their ability to produce relatable characters with slightly dramatized experiences of the present day millennial dating scene. Where To Watch: Netflix
  8. A Bad Moms Christmas: This is a newer addition to our list from last years despite it being a few years old- because the more we watch this the more we appreciate the humor on this take on a bad moms Christmas, which says a lot about a movie if it retains its lol moments after multiple watches! If you are looking for laughter this holiday and can appreciate the struggle in family relationships then watch this start studded cast featuring Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn as try to take back the holidays.  Where To Watch: Amazon Prime
  9. Elf: We have lost track of the amount of times we watched this as kids but needless to say if you are looking for a classic film to get you into the holiday spirit this is one to put on next. Watch as Buddy (Will Ferrell) takes on New York City after leaving the only home he has known, the north pole, to find his father! This is one of those classic films you can put on to watch with your entire family whether you are all adults or there are young nieces and nephews- it works for a wide range of audiences making it a classic holiday film!  Where To Watch: HBO Max
  10. Happiest Season: Calling all Schitt’s Creek fans who can’t get enough of Dan Levy!! While this time he is not playing a main character, he is still that character we all want in our lives. Dan Levy plays the best friend to Kristen Stewart’s character, who is meeting her girlfriends family for the first time  during the holidays.  While already nervous about heading home to meet the potential in laws- she finds out that her girlfriend has yet to come out to her parents. Where To Watch: Hulu

We hope you enjoy watching these Christmas movies this holiday season! For more suggestions on what to watch check out our entertainment section here 🙂