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Created at December 20, 2019

Best Movies for the Christmas & New Year Holidays

So you've decided not step out of your house this holiday season. It's okay. You can get into the festive spirit by hosting a movie marathon at your place. So, grab those popcorn and start streaming.
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Klaus (2019)
Klaus (2019)
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This recently-released Netflix original tells the story of postal worker Jesper (Jason Schwartzman), who teams up with a toymaker named Klaus (J.K. Simmons) to bring Christmas cheer to their desolate town. It's all the heartwarming storyline and lush animation you want from a beautifully animated Santa origin tale — and more.
The Grinch
The Grinch
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A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.
Home Alone
Home Alone
4.8
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0099785/
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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.
Elf
Elf
4.7
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It's not Christmas until you've seen Elf. Will Ferrell's stars as Buddy the Elf, a human raised by elves in the North Pole who eventually moves to New York to find his real father. Countless moments of festive joy and hilarity ensure, along with one tearjerking Christmas sing-a-long that saves the holiday.
The Holiday
The Holiday
4.7
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0457939/
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This is how Nancy Meyers does a Christmas movie: Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz star as two women who swap homes for two weeks before the holidays, with Winslet's character ending up in Los Angeles while Diaz arrives at a cottage in Surrey, England. Both ladies find a romance in their new locales, resulting in an unexpected holiday seasons for each.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
4.7
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Seriously, is there any holiday movie more iconic than Jim Carrey's version of The Grinch? The comedian-actor's take on the classic Christmas story involves a lot of full-body green makeup, plus plenty of improvised scenes that'll have you laughing all that holiday food coma off.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
A Charlie Brown Christmas
4.5
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0059026/
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Depressed at the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find a deeper meaning to Christmas.
It's A Wonderful Life
It's A Wonderful Life
4.5
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0038650/
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There's no classic Christmas movie quite like It's a Wonderful Life. The film premiered in 1946, and has truly stood the test of time. George Bailey's guardian angel Clarence Odbody shows him all the lives he's changed by walking him through an alternate reality where George was never born. The result is a heartwarming movie you will want to watch again and again—and you'll think of Clarence every time a bell rings during the holiday season.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
4.5
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097958/
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The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.
A Christmas Story
A Christmas Story
4.5
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085334/
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In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.
The Santa Clause
The Santa Clause
4.5
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111070/
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When a man inadvertently makes Santa fall off of his roof on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
4.5
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087056/
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An old bitter miser who rationalizes his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three spirits visit him on Christmas Eve.
Love Actually
Love Actually
4.5
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There's something for everyone in Love Actually's various intertwining love stories, ranging from an unrequited love story of a man in love with his best friend's wife, a blossoming romance stifled by language barriers, a widower helping his stepson find love, a heartbreaking story of a man embarking on an affair with his secretary, and a surprising love affair between the Prime Minister and a member of his household staff, to name a few. Just add one epic performance of "All I Want for Christmas Is You" and Love Actually earns its place as one of the greatest Christmas movie of all time.
Miracle On 34th Street
Miracle On 34th Street
4.5
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110527/
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This remake of the original 1947 stands out as a classic of its own. Richard Attenborough stars as Kris Kringle, who takes over the role of Santa at Cole's Department Store in New York. Kringle brings a little holiday magic to the children he meets, and soon everyone believes he's the real Santa Claus—which eventually is proven in court. This heartwarming film is a must-see holiday classic.
The Polar Express
The Polar Express
4.5
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0338348/
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On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.
Four Christmases
Four Christmases
4.5
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0369436/
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A couple struggles to visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas.
A Very Murray Christmas (2015)
A Very Murray Christmas (2015)
4.5
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4537842/
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Bill Murray worries no one will show up to his TV show due to a terrible snowstorm in New York City.
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)
4.5
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A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.
The Princess Switch (2018)
The Princess Switch (2018)
4.5
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt8954732/
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Everyone loves a good princess story — especially when it also includes a baking contest and a good old doppelgänger switch-a-roo. Vanessa Hudgens stars in this feel-good holiday film about a baker who meets her princess counterpart (think The Parent Trap meets The Princess Diaries meets Christmas!).
The Christmas Chronicles (2018)
The Christmas Chronicles (2018)
4.5
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The story of sister and brother, Kate and Teddy Pierce, whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus on camera turns into an unexpected journey that most kids could only dream about.
The Grinch (2018)
The Grinch (2018)
4.5
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2709692/
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A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.
Let It Snow (2019)
Let It Snow (2019)
4.5
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In a small town on Christmas Eve, a snowstorm brings together a group of young people.
The Knight Before Christmas (2019)
The Knight Before Christmas (2019)
4.5
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Vanessa Hudgens returns in another Netflix holiday special released just this year — this time as a high school science teacher who puts aside her princess duties (a la The Princess Switch) and runs into an actual medieval knight transported to present day.
Christmas With the Kranks (2004)
Christmas With the Kranks (2004)
4.5
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This 2000's classic comedy film stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Tim Allen as two parents who decide to skip Christmas and go on a tropical vacation. It truly has all the essential ingredients of a great family holiday movie: good humor, Christmas cheer, and a heartwarming ending.
A Christmas Prince (2017)
A Christmas Prince (2017)
4.5
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When a reporter goes undercover as a tutor to get the inside scoop on a playboy prince, she gets tangled in some royal intrigue and ends up finding love - but will she be able to keep up her lie?
A Christmas Prince: A Royal Wedding (2018)
A Christmas Prince: A Royal Wedding (2018)
4.5
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It's Christmastime in Aldovia, and a royal baby is on the way. Amber and Richard host royals from a distant kingdom to renew a sacred truce, but when the treaty vanishes, peace is jeopardized and an ancient curse threatens their family.
A Holiday Engagement (2011)
A Holiday Engagement (2011)
4.5
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If you need more convincing that Christmas + weddings = amazing holiday film, this Hallmark Channel original has all the best things you could want from a Christmas rom-com.
White Christmas (1954)
White Christmas (1954)
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If you're looking for a true Christmas classic, nothing beats the 1950's masterpiece White Christmas, featuring an all-star cast that includes actors such as Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen, and Dean Jagger. There's a reason it's been a must-watch for six decades and counting!