Netflix, HBO Max, Apple TV+, and other streamers are bringing the Christmas cheer.
Many customs come to mind as the holiday season approaches. Making the ultimate ugly Christmas sweater may be the solution for some. Finding the ideal Christmas tree decorations could be tough for some. However, we believe that most people would concur that watching a ton of Christmas movies is a universal custom.
New films are consistently added to the canon of holiday movies. Fans of the genre may be aware that many of the movies are drawn from Lifetime’s vast library and Hallmark’s expanding range. But this year, it seems like streaming services are challenging the established television networks. Examples include Netflix’s Falling For Christmas, starring Lindsay Lohan, and HBO Max’s Holiday Harmony. There are sequels to many classic films, including the recently released A Christmas Story Christmas.
Even if you may already have your Christmas movie schedule planned, you should still take a look at the top 15 new Christmas films of 2022 in case any of them catch your attention. Like your well-loved favorites, they won’t just warm your heart; they’ll also help you get into the festive spirit. Take a look at them below:
Falling For Christmas
Lindsay Lohan plays engaged heiress Sierra Belmont in the holiday romantic comedy Falling For Christmas, who suffers an accident on the ski slopes. She has amnesia when she awakens, and Jake Russell, the proprietor of the lodge, is given charge of her (played by Chord Overstreet). Sierra is captivated by his good looks and his young daughter.
Christmas With You
Aimee Garcia from ucifer and Freddie Prinze Jr. from Scooby-Doo feature in the movie Christmas With You about a burned-out female pop artist searching for ideas for the ideal holiday song. She has no idea that she will fall in love while fulfilling a young girl’s request to meet her in her small village.
The Noel Diary
In The Noel Diary, Justin Hartley, a former This Is Us cast member, plays an author who has return home to handle his estranged mother’s estate’s business. While there, he discovers a young woman searching for her birth mother and an old diary that contains references to his history. Will the two eventually become partners as they search for long-buried secrets?
Scrooge: A Christmas Carol
Luke Evans, who played Ebenezer Scrooge in The Girl on the Train, provides the voice of the elderly guy who doesn’t really enjoy the holiday in Netflix’s animated adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic. As a result, the ghosts of Christmases past, present, and future show up to help him make changes to his life before it’s too late.
Haul Out the Holly
Haul Out the Holly, one of Hallmark’s yearly « Countdown to Christmas » films, stars Lacey Chabert as a woman who returns home for the holidays, only her parents won’t be there for Christmas. Her parents’ HOA decides they want her to take part in the town’s seasonal celebrations despite the fact that she is living alone at home, and they won’t take no for an answer.
A Holiday Spectacular
This Hallmark movie, which features the New York City Rockettes, tells the tale of a Philadelphia heiress in the 1950s who decides to postpone her plans for a high-profile nuptial. Instead, she makes her way to New York to try to get a role in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.
A Christmas Story Christmas
Peter Billingsley reprises his role as Ralphie in the sequel to the 1984 holiday hit A Christmas Story, except this time, he’s an adult. In the HBO Max holiday film, he brings his family back to the house where he grew up to offer them the holiday he cherishes. He runs into old friends, mourns the loss of his father, and tries to cherish the memories he has.
In an iHeartRadio Christmas Eve musical performance, Annelise Cepero plays the role of songwriter Gail, who has the chance to achieve famously. The sole problem? She is stuck in the small town of Harmony Springs, Oklahoma, where the local children put on a type of musical. Will she risk missing out on her dream or falling in love when dashing local Jeremy (Jeremy Sumpter) persuades her to remain and assist?
A Christmas Mystery
A small child in Pleasant Bay, Oregon, heard Santa’s Christmas bells a century ago, and it brought good fortune and prosperity. But this time, only a few days before Christmas, a new group of children notice that the identical Christmas bells are gone. It is now their responsibility to solve the riddle before December 25.
A Hollywood Christmas
A young filmmaker named Jessica (Jessika Van) has become known for making Christmas movies. Jessica’s assistant, however, discovers that her boss is effectively playing out the plot of a Christmas rom-com when network executive Christopher (Josh Swickard) chooses to halt the filming of her most recent project. She still needs to complete her project in between seeing all the great nuanced films. But she could also fall in love.
Documentaries can also serve as Christmas movies; they don’t necessarily have to be fictional works that celebrate the season. The characters in this movie are members of the New England Santa Society. They travel to New Hampshire each summer to take classes on how to be the best Santa possible.
Time for Him to Come Home for Christmas
Blake Shelton, a former contestant on The Voice, is back to executive produce Time for Him to Come Home for Christmas, the fifth film in his Hallmark Christmas movie series. ICYMI: The novel by Dorothy Shackleford and his song of the same name served as the franchise’s initial sources of inspiration. Time for Him to Come Home for Christmas 2022 centers on a woman who gets a surprising voicemail shortly before Christmas from an unidentified number. She is captivated by the message’s tale of a guy seeking a second chance to be with the person he loves most after hearing it.
Something From Tiffany’s
In the romantic comedy, Something From Tiffany’s, starring Kendrick Sampson and Zoey Deutch, a woman’s life is abruptly turned upside down in the most bizarre ways. How so? She unexpectedly acquires an engagement ring when she isn’t intended to. But because it brings her to real love, the course of circumstances might have actually been for the best.
Holiday comedy fans, get ready for this R-rated darker iteration of the genre. David Harbour, who starred in Stranger Things, plays Santa Claus, who is forced to become a hero after discovering an affluent family has been abducted by mercenaries. Although it may not be the movie many would anticipate to watch during the holiday season, it is nevertheless one to enjoy.
Ryan Reynolds portrays Scrooge in a musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol in this contemporary interpretation. Will Ferrell plays the ghost of Christmas present in the movie, who begins to reflect on his own life while attempting to help others.