It’s the time of year to cozy up on the couch with your favorite holiday movie (or two, or three.)
With the expansion of streaming services over the years, holiday content is plentiful, with several newcomers introduced this year as well.
Whether it’s nostalgia or excitement you’re after, here’s your guide to holiday entertainment for 2023.
You can also check when the classic is on TV here.
New holiday movies this year
- “Best. Christmas. Ever!” boats several big names including Heather Graham, Brandi Norwood and Jason Biggs. (Netflix, streaming now)
- “How to fall in love during the holidays” adds a festive twist to “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.” Starring Teri Hatcher. (Roku, streaming now)
- “Christmas frequency”, starring Dennis Richards. (Hulu, streaming now)
- “We race through the snow,” featuring Chris “Ludacris” Bridges. (Disney+, streaming now)
- “Christmas blessing” marks Lori Loughlin’s return to the original holiday movies. (The Great American Family, airing now)
- “Gin”, starring Melissa McCarthy. (Peacock, premiering November 22)
- “My Christmas hero”, starring Candace Cameron Bure. (Great American Family premieres Nov. 24 at 8 p.m.)
- “Christmas for the ages”, with the participation of Natasha Bure. (Great American Family premieres November 26 at 8:00 p.m.)
- “Candy Cane Lane”, starring Eddie Murphy and Tracee Ellis Ross. (Prime Video, premiering December 1)
- “Yes, chef!” starring Tia Mowry, along with the acting debut of Buddy Valastro from “The Cake Boss.” (Lifetime, premiering Dec. 10)
And, not movies but worth mentioning, are three special Christmas music offerings:
- Ted Lasso star Hannah Waddingham taps into her musical theater past to host her own Christmas special for Apple TV+ called Hannah Waddingham: Home for Christmas. (Debuts November 22nd)
- “Season of Light: Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir” airs December 12th at 8:00pm on PBS and December 17th at 8:00pm on BYUtv.
- Fox’s hit show “The Masked Singer” gets into the holiday spirit with “The Masked Singer Holiday Sing-Along” on December 12, featuring Season 10 contestants, “Maskid Singer” alumni and Nick Cannon, Jenny McCarthy-Wahlberg, Ken Jeong , Robin Thicke and Nicole Scherzinger as “carolers”.
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Holiday movies on Apple TV+
- “Charlie Brown Thanksgiving”
- A Charlie Brown Christmas
Holiday movies on Disney+
- “Beauty and the Beast The Enchanted Christmas”
- “Dashing Through the Snow” (new this year starring Ludacris)
- “Home Alone” series.
- “Jingle All The Way”
- Once Upon a Time at Christmas Mickey
- “The Nightmare Before Christmas”
- The Santa Claus Trilogy.
- The Santa Clauses (spin-off series starring Tim Allen)
- More on the Disney+ holiday collection here
Hulu Holiday Movies
Max Holiday Movies
- “A Christmas Story”
- “A Christmas Story Christmas”
- “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”
- “Polar Express”
Holiday Movies on Netflix
- “Best. Christmas. Ever!”
- Falling for Christmas (which was Lindsay Lohan’s return to the big screen in 2022)
- “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey”
- “Real love”
- The Princess Switch trilogy (the one with Vanessa Hudgens)
- “White Christmas”
- More on Netflix’s holiday collection here
Peacock Holiday Movies
Holiday Movies on Prime
- A Christmas Story (Rent or Buy)
- “Christmas with the Kranks”
- Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Rent or Buy)
- “The Vacation” (Rent or Buy)
- Home Alone (Rent or Buy)
- “It’s a Wonderful Life”
- Jingle All The Way (Rent or Buy)
- Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
- Miracle on 34th Street (1994) (Rent or Buy)
- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (Rent or Buy)
- Santa Claus (Rent or Buy)
- “Polar Express” (Rent or Buy)
This story was reported from Detroit.