What to Watch

Christmas Movies to Stream

With the holidays here, you may be looking for a show or movie to stream with your family – or maybe by yourself! If you want to find your Christmas spirit, may we recommend The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Looking for a laugh? Melissa McCarthy is hilarious in Genie. Here are 14 entertaining shows and films released in the last two years. Happy Holidays!

The Shepherd | Disney+

Based on Frederick Forsyth’s book of the same title, this British drama short takes place on Christmas Eve 1957. When a young flying officer is denied leave, he receives permission to fly home for Christmas. Over the North Sea, he encounters technical difficulties. The young officer finds a lone plane that assists him. Starring: Ben Radcliffe, Claire Price, Scarlet Grace and John Travolta.

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The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse | Apple+

Debuting on BBC One on Christmas Eve in 2022, this feel-good animated short film, The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, follows a young boy lost in the winter wilderness. He befriends a mole, a fox, and a horse, and the group becomes friends. Together, they explore themes of humanity, empathy, and kindness. Starring: Tom Hollander, Idris Elba, Gabriel Byrne.

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Best. Christmas. Ever. | Netflix

When a twist of fate lands Charlotte and her family at her old college friend, Jackie’s house, days before Christmas, she seizes the opportunity to prove her old friend’s life isn’t as incredible as it seems from her holiday newsletter. Starring: Heather Graham, Brandy Norwood, Matt and Jason Biggs.

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Genie | Prime Video

If you are looking for a heartfelt comedy this holiday season, Melissa McCarthy delivers. When a magical genie wakes up, she helps a workaholic man try to win back his family before Christmas. Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Paapa Essiedu, and Denée Benton.

Watch trailer here.

Falling for Christmas | Netflix

Lindsay Lohan is back in Falling for Christmas. In the days leading up to Christmas, a young and newly engaged heiress (Lohan) experiences a skiing accident. After being diagnosed with amnesia, she finds herself in the care of a handsome lodge owner and his daughter. Starring: Lohan Chord Overstreet, Jack Wagner, George Young.

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Candy Cane Lane | Prime Video

Determined to win the neighbourhood’s annual Christmas decorating contest, a man makes a pact with an elf to help him win. However, the elf casts a spell that brings the 12 days of Christmas to life, which brings unexpected chaos to town. Starring: Eddie Murphy, Tracee Ellis Ross, Nick Offerman, Jillian Bell.

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Exmas | Prime Video

Graham surprises his family at Christmas only to discover his ex-fiancee is already celebrating the holiday with them when he arrives. In an effort to be the one to stay, Graham and his ex-fiancee make a bet to see who is more liked by the family, hence which one will get to stay and which one will be asked to leave by Christmas morning. Starring: Robbie Amell, Leighton Meester, Michael Hitchcock.

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Christmas as Usual | Netflix

What is supposed to be Christmas-as-usual turns into a tumultuous, heartwarming festive period when Thea and Jashan visit Thea’s family for the holidays to celebrate their engagement. His Indian roots and her family’s Norwegian traditions clash, creating a chaotic Christmas that will put everyone’s preconceived beliefs and traditions on their heads. This Christmas movie is based on a true story. Starring: Ida Ursin, Kanan Gill, Marit Andreassen.

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I Hate Christmas Second Season | Netflix

Based on the Norwegian series Home for ChristmasI Hate Christmas is the Italian version of the romantic Christmas comedy. Gianna, a nurse from Chioggia, is happily single but determined to avoid the usual questioning about her love life during the holidays, so she devises a plan to find a boyfriend to bring home for Christmas. Starring: Pilar Fogliati, Giulia Gonella, Glen Blackhall.

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The Bad Guys Very Bad Holiday | Netflix

If your child is a fan of the Bad Guys, then this holiday show may be right up their alley. There is nothing the Bad Guys love more than Christmas morning! Because everyone is home celebrating Christmas, it’s the perfect time to execute their city-wide holiday heist. But when Christmas is unexpectedly cancelled, the Bad Guys must do the unthinkable: reignite the city’s holiday spirit by giving instead of taking.

Watch trailer here.

Family Switch | Netflix

Jess and Bill Walker are doing their best to keep their family connected as their children grow older, more independent, and more distant. During a rare cosmic event, the family wakes up to a full-body switch on the most important day of each of their lives. Can the family unite to land the promotion college interview, record deal and soccer tryout? Starring: Jennifer Garner, Ed Helms, Emma Myers, Brady Noon,

Watch trailer here.

The Naughty Nine | Disney+

Mischievous fifth grader Andy finds himself without a present from Santa on Christmas morning. Realizing he must have landed on the naughty list and feeling disgruntled, Andy pulls together a group of “naughty list” kids to execute an elaborate heist at the North Pole to get the presents they think they deserve. During their journey, the “naughty listers” realize the best way to get off the naughty list is to redirect their unique talents. Starring: Danny Glover, Winslow Fegley, Camila Rodriquez, and more.

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Dashing Through the Snow | Disney +

Having lost his belief in the wonder of Christmas, Eddie Garrick, a good-hearted man, befriends a mysterious man in a red suit named Nick while spending time with his own nine-year-old daughter on Christmas Eve. Eddie thinks Nick is delusional and needs professional help, but when he evokes the wrath of a local politician, Eddie and Charlotte are taken on a magical Christmas Eve adventure that just might restore Eddie’s faith in Christmas. Starring: Lil Rel Howery, Ludacis Madison, Skye Validum.

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A Boy Called Christmas | Netflix

Released in 2021, A Boy Called Christmas tells the story of no ordinary boy named Nikolas. He sets out on an adventure into the snowy north in search of his father, who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of the elves, Elfhelm. With a headstrong reindeer, Blitzen, and a loyal pet mouse, Nikolas soon meets his destiny. Starring: Michiel Huisman, Maggie Smith, Kristen Wiig Henry Lawfull, Zoe Colletti,

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