‘Tis the season to indulge in some rather cheesy — but still warm and fuzzy — Christmas movies. From the corny romances to the adorable magic of Christmas stories, I can’t pass up Christmas movies and their predictable plotlines. When the picturesque towns strung with Christmas lights and too-perfect snow hits my screen, my holiday spirit is activated. Though some might argue it’s too early to deck the halls or blast the Ariana Grande Christmas songs (aka the best holiday songs, IMO), it’s never too early to treat yourself to a feel-good movie.
So grab your peppermint mocha latte and some gingerbread cookies — it’s time to get into the holiday spirit with these new Christmas movies to watch in 2022 that are coming to your favorite streaming platforms.
The Claus Family 2 (Nov. 8)
What’s more joyful than a little girl getting her Christmas wish? In The Claus Family 2, Jules Claus is back to take on the busiest time of the year with his grandpa Noël. Like always, they are receiving wishes from kids, but one little girl’s wish is guaranteed to pull at your heartstrings. Jules is doing everything in his power to make sure her wish comes true. Will he succeed?
Falling For Christmas (Nov. 10)
The much-anticipated Falling For Christmas is finally here. In her first starring role since 2013, Lindsay Lohan takes on the character of Sierra, a newly engaged heiress who gets in a skiing accident just days before the big holiday. Following the accident, Sierra is diagnosed with amnesia and is under the care of a cabin owner — who just so happens to be handsome and charming — and his daughter. Glee fans might want to tune in to this new movie because Jake, the cabin owner, is played by the show’s very own Chord Overstreet. This rom-com is the quintessential Christmas movie: heartwarming, festive, and filled with hope and love.
Christmas With You (Nov. 17)
A tale as old as time: A pop star escapes to a small town during the holiday season and finds everything she’s been looking for. In Christmas With You, pop star Angelina answers a fan’s wish and surprises her in her small town. It’s here that Angelina finds the inspiration to bring back her love of music, and a shot at love.
The Noel Diary (Nov. 24)
Novelist Jacob Turner, played by Justin Hartley, finds out that his mother passed away in the midst of the holiday season. While he’s cleaning out his childhood home following the news, he runs into a young woman searching for her birth mother, who she believes was a nanny for the Turner family. In the search for the truth, a diary seems to have all the answers they are looking for. The Noel Diary reveals a heartwarming tale of family, and of course, a budding romance.
Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (Dec. 2)
First premiering in theaters Nov. 18, Scrooge: A Christmas Carol will be ready to stream Dec. 2. Based on the classic story by Charles Dickens, this musical adaptation brings back the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future as Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge faces his past in a supernatural, time-traveling, animated adventure.
A Christmas Story Christmas (Nov. 17)
In a year of remakes and sequels, it was only right to give a sequel to the iconic Christmas movie A Christmas Story. Close to 40 years after the original’s release, A Christmas Story Christmas is bringing back the story of Ralphie and the Parker family. Determined to not break his mother’s promise of a great Christmas following the loss of his dad, a grown-up Ralphie returns home to create a magical holiday for his family and kids. From reconnecting with his old friends to reminiscing on the Christmas season he grew up on, Ralphie’s story is sure to hit you with all the nostalgia feels. But, would it really be a tribute to A Christmas Story without some chaos? Tune in on Nov. 17 to see if Raphie pulls off a Christmas miracle.
Holiday Harmony (Nov. 24)
The romantic drama Holiday Harmony follows the story of singer Gail. After scoring a once-in-a-lifetime performance for iHeartRadio, she travels cross-country in hopes of making it on time. However, her trip is suddenly interrupted when she gets stuck in Harmony Springs, Oklahoma. A small-town local, Jeremy, lends some advice as he encourages to help a group of misfit kids in their Christmas Eve gala. During her unexpected visit, Gail finds a connection with Jeremy, but it’s up to her to decide if she’s willing to leave him and the small town she grew to love to fulfill her dreams.
The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (Nov. 25)
Calling all Marvel lovers, your holiday wish has been answered! The Guardians of the Galaxy are back for some Christmas chaos. In The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, the team embarks on a holiday adventure to find the perfect Christmas present to cheer up Peter. Whatever the perfect present might be, this holiday special is sure to unite all Marvel lovers for some Christmas fun and laughs.
Spirited (Nov. 18)
Spirited is bringing the tale of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol back to life as well in a hilarious, modern rendition. Starring Will Ferrell, Ryan Reynolds, and Octavia Spencer, this film is a musical — and funny — take on the classic story of Ebenezer Scrooge, who gets paid a visit by the four ghosts of Christmas. Ebenezer, played by Reyolds, is taken on a magical journey as he tries to get into the Christmas spirit.