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The holiday season is here and the major celebrations are rapidly approaching. This time of year can bring on a number of emotions. Some find this time stressful because they are running around trying to find last-minute gifts or they could be meeting their significant other’s family for the first time. Many find this time joyous because it reminds them of the simplistic era of their childhood or they get to create new memories with loved ones. Then there is the group of people who despise this time of year and try to do their best to refrain from any holiday cheer.

No matter what kind of mood you’re in during the holidays, or if you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or nothing at all; there are several films/TV shows you can stream right now this holiday season to channel anything you’re feeling.

Holiday Movie Watch List 2022

For the Holiday Social Drinkers: It’s A Wonderful Binge (2022)

Who’s in it: Dexter Darden, Eduardo Franco, Tim Meadows, Kaitlin Olson, Marta Piekarz, Danny Trejo, Nick Swardson, Paul Scheer, Zainne Saleh, Patty Guggenheim, Eileen Galindo, Karen Maruyama, Esteban Benito

Synopsis: “This year The Binge happens miraculously on Christmas. Unleashing a new holiday adventure featuring magical storybooks, catchy songs, and more.”

Where to watch: Hulu

For The Holiday Singles: Holidate (2020)

Who’s in it: Emma Roberts, Luke Bracey, Kristin Chenoweth, Frances Fisher, Andrew Bachelor, Jessica Capshaw, Manish Dayal, Nicola Peltz Beckham, Alex Moffat

Synopsis: “Fed up with being single on holidays, two strangers agree to be each other’s platonic plus-ones all year long, only to catch real feelings along the way.”

Where to watch: Netflix

For The Nostalgia Feels: Home Alone (1990)

Who’s in it: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard, Catherine O’Hara, Devin Ratray

Synopsis: “An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.”

Where to watch: Disney+

For The Last-Minute Shoppers: Jingle All the Way (1996)

Who’s in it: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman, Rita Wilson, Martin Mull, Jake Lloyd, Jim Belushi, Robert Conrad

Synopsis: “A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas. However, every store is sold out, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one.”

Where to watch: STARZ

For Those Craving a Christmas in New York: Hotel for the Holidays (2022)

Who’s in it: Madelaine Petsch, Mena Massoud, Max Lloyd-Jones, Catherine Saindon, Gabriel Davenport, Jamison Belushi

Synopsis: “It follows staff and guests at the Hotel Fontaine in New York City during Christmas time.”

Where to watch: Amazon Freeevee

For The Kids at Heart: Elf (2003)

Who’s in it: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen, Edward Asner, Faizon Love, Peter Dinklage, Amy Sedaris, Andy Richter, Kyle Gass

Synopsis: “Raised as an oversized elf, Buddy travels from the North Pole to New York City to meet his biological father, Walter Hobbs, who doesn’t know he exists and is in desperate need of some Christmas spirit.”

Where to watch: HBO Max

For The Holiday Horror Lovers: Krampus (2015)

Who’s in it: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, Emjay Anthony, Krista Stadler

Synopsis: “A boy who has a bad Christmas accidentally summons a festive demon to his family home.”

Where to watch: Peacock

For The Christmas Grinch: Dash and Lily (2020 series)

Who’s in it: Austin Abrams, Midori Francis, Dante Brown, Troy Iwata, James Saito, Leah Kreitz, Keana Marie, Michael Cyril Creighton

Synopsis: “A whirlwind holiday romance builds as cynical Dash and optimistic Lily trade dares, dreams and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City.”

Where to watch: Netflix

For Those Who Celebrate Hanukkah: Eight Crazy Nights (2002)

Who’s in it: Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Jackie Sandler, Kevin Nealon, Jon Lovitz, Tyra Banks, Ellen Albertini Dow

Synopsis: “Davey Stone, an alcoholic with a criminal record, is sentenced to community service under the supervision of an elderly referee. Davey is then faced with trying to reform and abandon his bad habits.”

Where to watch: Showtime

For Those Meeting the Family for the First Time: Happiest Season (2020)

Who’s in it: Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Mary Steenburgen, Aubrey Plaza, Alison Brie, Dan Levy, Mary Holland, Victor Garber

Synopsis: “A holiday romantic comedy that captures the range of emotions tied to wanting your family’s acceptance, being true to yourself, and trying not to ruin Christmas by revealing a nasty secret.”

Where to watch: Hulu

For Those Going Home For The Season: Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)

Who’s in it: John Leguizamo, Freddy Rodríguez, Debra Messing, Alfred Molina, Freddy Rodríguez, Elizabeth Peña, Jay Hernandez, Vanessa Ferlito

Synopsis: “A Puerto Rican family living in the area of Humboldt Park in west Chicago face what may be their last Christmas together.”

Where to watch: Prime Video, Tubi

For The Hopeless Romantics: Something From Tiffany’s (2022)

Who’s in it: Zoey Deutch, Ray Nicholson, Kendrick Smith Sampson, Shay Mitchell, Jojo T. Gibbs, Leah Jeffries

Synopsis: “Follows a woman as her life gets upended when an engagement ring that was for someone else leads her to the person she’s meant to be with.”

Where to watch: Prime Video

Which holidays films are your favorite?


Amber Dover is a multimedia journalist with over a decade writing about pop culture. Cat mom with a deep love of horror, you can follow Amber at @Glambergirlblog on Instagram and Twitter.

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