I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things about the holiday season is Christmas movies!
For whatever reason, my movie standards when it comes to Christmas flicks is dramatically lowered – a little jingle, a little jolly, and lots of love, then I’m down.
It’s about the nostalgia and the happiness and the joy of Christmas, wrapped up in a predicable plot where the adorable or awkward or lost or hopeful girl or guy winds up with their Christmas wish under the tree just in time for the holiday. They’re perfect, even if their sappy plots and corny dialogue wouldn’t fly any other time of the year.
And every network seems to have jumped on the bandwagon when it comes to Christmas movies. Personally, I’m partial to Hallmark, with their seemingly endless cheery new films to choose from, but you can’t push some of the others to the side. As many networks have jumped full force into the Christmas movies game, creating new titles, including some multi-part hits (Netflix I’m looking at you with your Christmas Prince joints) that have fans aching for them each season, there are just so many Christmas movies to choose from this year.
Honestly, there’s no reason to go a single day without Christmas movies to joyify your life!
Here are a few titles we’ve fallen in love with this holiday season if you need some help navigating through the noise.
10 Christmas Movies You Should Watch This Season
New Christmas Movies on Netflix in 2019
Let It Snow
When a snowstorm hits a small town, the relationships of several high school inhabitants are impacted. Some are brought together while others are torn apart.
Starring: Isabela Moner, Shameik Moore, Kiernan Shipka
The Knight Before Christmas
A medieval knight, played by Josh Whitehouse, finds himself magically thrust into the future with a quest to complete in order to make it back to his own time. Naturally, love is part of the solution when he meets a love-leery science teacher played by Vanessa Hudgens.
A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby
We fell in love with everyday girl and journalist Amber along with the Prince of Aldovia in 2017’s A Christmas Prince. Then, in 2018, we got to be guests at their wedding in The Christmas Prince: A Royal Wedding. This year, it’s baby time as Queen Amber and Prince Richard await the birth of their first child while also solving the mystery of the missing treaty in A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby.
Starring: Rose McIver and Ben Lamb
Holiday in the Wild
When empty nester Kate finds herself suddenly and unexpectedly single, she decides to fly solo on the African safari she and her soon-to-be ex-husband were supposed to be on when their son went to college. Sidetracked by a baby elephant left to fend for itself when it’s mother is killed by poachers, Kate finds herself falling in love with more than her young rescue.
Starring: Rob Lowe and Kristen Davis
Before stepping into her role in the family business and wedding her betrothed, the son of Jack Frost, Santa’s daughter, Cassie Claus, wants to experience life in the real world as a college girl. Her adventure may lead her to discover more than just what dorm life is like.
Starring: Barry Bostwick, Jennifer Stone, Devon Werkheiser
A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish
It’s a Christmas retelling of the classic Cinderella story where aspiring singer-songwriter, Kat Decker, finds her prince while working as an elf on a Christmas tree lot.
Starring: Laura Marano, Gregg Sulkin, Isabella Gomez
Also worth a watch on Netflix: Princess Switch starring Vanessa Hudgens and The Holiday Calendar with Cat Graham and Quincy Brown
New Christmas Movies on the Hallmark Channel in 2019
Merry & Bright
A candy cane maker believes the businessman sent in to optimize or takeover her company is actually sent to date her. He encourages her to create a new product that could save her business and her heart.
Starring: Jodie Sweeten and Andrew Walker
See the full lineup from Hallmark here: Hallmark Christmas Movies, 2019
New Christmas Movies on Disney + in 2019
Santa has gone missing and it’s up to Noelle to find him and save Christmas. In the process she may just discover that Santa was there all along.
Starring: Anna Kendrick
Check out the Noelle trailer…
New Christmas Movies on Lifetime in 2019
A Sweet Christmas Romance
Holly, a food stylist, returns home to discover the owner of her favorite bakery is holding a contest to giveaway her bakery, but Holly stands to win a lot more than just a bakery.
Starring: Adelaide Kane, Greyston Holt
A Very Vintage Christmas
New antique shop owner, Dodie, discovers a hidden treasure of mementos in one of her consignment items and feels compelled to return it to the original owner. Along the way she uncovers the romantic love story behind the treasure as well as one of her own.
Starring: Tia Mowry-Hardrict, Jesse Hutch
View Lifetime’s full Christmas movie schedule here: Lifetime Christmas Movies