As the holiday season approaches, it’s time to start thinking about the best Christmas movies to watch. Whether you’re looking for an uplifting family movie or a fun holiday flick, there’s something for everyone on this list. We’ve rounded up some of the best Christmas movies of 2021, so get ready to curl up on the couch and get into the holiday spirit!
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- Happiest Season
Directed by Clea DuVall and written by DuVall and Mary Holland, Happiest Season follows Abby (Kristen Stewart) and Harper (Mackenzie Davis) on a mission to spend the holidays with Abby’s conservative family. When Harper discovers Abby hasn’t come out to her family yet, she must brave a series of uncomfortable conversations while trying to keep the peace over the holidays. With an all-star cast featuring Aubrey Plaza, Dan Levy, Alison Brie, and Mary Steenburgen, Happiest Season will surely be a hit this holiday season.
- The Christmas Chronicles 2
The Christmas Chronicles 2 is a follow-up to the 2018 Netflix original movie, The Christmas Chronicles. The sequel stars Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn as Santa and Mrs. Claus and follows the adventures of their daughter, Kate (Darby Camp). This time around, Kate teams up with Jack (Jahzir Bruno) to help save Christmas from a devious elf, Belsnickel (Julian Dennison). With a heartfelt story and plenty of holiday cheer, The Christmas Chronicles 2 is sure to be a hit with the whole family.
- Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is a musical adventure from Netflix starring Forest Whitaker, Phylicia Rashad, Keegan-Michael Key, and Anika Noni Rose. The story follows an imaginative toymaker, Jeronicus Jangle (Whitaker), as he struggles to bring joy back to his family’s holiday season. With a stellar cast, catchy tunes, and a heartwarming message, Jingle Jangle will surely be a hit this holiday season.
- The Christmas Setup
The Christmas Setup is a heartwarming holiday movie from Lifetime about a young gay man, Hugo (Ben Lewis), who visits his mom (Fran Drescher) for the holidays. With the help of some meddling relatives, Hugo meets his dreamy new neighbor, Patrick (Blake Lee). As the two grow closer, Hugo must decide whether to stay in New York or return home to San Francisco. With a wholesome story and plenty of holiday cheer, The Christmas Setup will surely get you in the holiday spirit.
Holidate is a rom-com from Netflix starring Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey. The story follows Sloane (Roberts) and Jackson (Bracey), two single strangers who make a pact to be each other’s platonic plus-one for all the holiday events. As the two get closer, they realize that being single during the holidays isn’t so bad after all. With plenty of laughs and a delightful cast, Holidate will surely be a hit this holiday season.
- Operation Christmas Drop
Operation Christmas Drop is a romantic comedy from Netflix starring Alexa PenaVega and Alexander Ludwig. The story follows Congressional aide Erica (PenaVega), who is sent to an Air Force base on a remote island to oversee a “goodwill mission”. As Erica works to prove the mission is worthwhile, she meets Captain Andrew Jantz (Ludwig), and sparks fly. With plenty of holiday cheer and a heartwarming story, Operation Christmas Drop is sure to be a hit this holiday season.
- The Princess Switch: Switched Again
The Princess Switch: Switched Again is a sequel to the 2018 Netflix original movie, The Princess Switch. Starring Vanessa Hudgens, this holiday movie follows Princess Margaret (Hudgens) as she is once again thrown into a wild adventure when her look-alike, Stacy De Novo (also played by Hudgens), shows up for the holidays. With plenty of mistaken identities and holiday cheer, The Princess Switch: Switched Again is sure to be a hit this holiday season.
No matter what kind of Christmas movie you’re looking for, there’s something here for everyone. From musical adventures to romantic comedies, these seven-holiday movies will surely get you in the holiday spirit. So, curl up on the couch, grab some hot cocoa, and get ready to enjoy the best Christmas movies of 2021.