Her Campus Logo Her Campus Logo
Nickolodeon / Netflix

The 5 New Holiday Movies To Watch This Winter Break


Starring Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell, Spirited promises to deliver the holiday spirit (it’s even in the name!). This Christmas-themed comedy has a star-studded cast and alludes to Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol.

the noel diary

When writer Jacob Turner returns home on Christmas to settle his mother’s estate, he discovers a mysterious diary and meets a beautiful woman. Who doesn’t love a winter romance and a little mystery? This Netflix film, starring Justin Hartley and Barrett Doss, will keep us cozy over the holidays.

falling for christmas

While some consider Mean Girls to be a “holiday” movie because of the “jingle-bell rock scene,” star Lindsey Lohan has delivered an unquestionably Christmas-worthy film this year. Lohan portrays a newly engaged heiress who gets amnesia after a skiing accident and has to be looked after by a handsome lodge owner (Glee’s Chord Overstreet) and his daughter. 

a Christmas story christmas

Peter Billingsley returns to his iconic role of Ralphie from the 1983 film A Christmas Story. This movie is sure to transport us to Christmas’ past as an adult-Ralphie returns to his house on Cleveland Street so his kids can live the same magical Christmas he knew in his youth. 

christmas with you

For another holiday romance, turn to Aimee Garcia and Freddie Prinze Jr.’s new film. According to IMDB, this movie “Follows a pop star who’s got a career burnout and escapes to a small town where she finds not only inspiration but a shot of love.” What better way to unwind after finals than watching a pop star de-stress and find love on the big screen? 

Magdalena is a Junior at Brown concentrating in English Nonfiction and Economics. Magdalena has a passion for journalism and she writes for the Brown Daily Herald and Latina. Last Spring Magdalena was published in the Boston Globe. Her other interests include photography, literature, and travel.