Just in time for the weekend, five new Christmas movies are streaming on Apple TV, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and HBO Max. From a new version of an old classic to the sequel to an iconic 80s film, these are the best new holiday movies to stream right now.
Spirited (Apple TV+)
Starring Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell, this new Apple TV+ original film is a musical comedy version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Each Christmas Eve, the Ghost of Christmas Present (Ferrell) selects a dark soul to be reformed by three spirits. Reynolds plays Clint Briggs (this year’s “Scrooge”), but the tables are turned when the GOCP finds himself reflecting on his own past, present, and future. With this comedic pairing, this film is bound to be a hilarious twist on the Christmas classic.
Something from Tiffany’s (Amazon Prime)
Streaming on December 9, this new Amazon Prime Christmas movie follows Rachel Meyer (played by Zoey Deutch) and Ethan Greene (Kendrick Sampson) as their gifts from Tiffany’s get switched during the holidays. Ethan had purchased an engagement ring for his girlfriend, leading Rachel to believe that her unreliable boyfriend is proposing to her. And in Christmas miracle fashion, the two run into each other and develop a friendship causing them to question their current relationships.
Falling for Christmas (Netflix)
If you just feel like watching a feel-good, PG Christmas film, check out Lindsey Lohan’s return to the small screen in this Netflix romantic comedy. Lohan plays Sierra Belmont, the heiress to Summit Springs’ fanciest ski resort. After suffering a fall off the ski slopes, Belmont wakes up with amnesia and no idea of who she is. Fortunately, the local owner of the charming North Star Lodge, Jake Russell, rescues her and takes her in until she recovers.
A Christmas Story Christmas (HBO Max)
A sequel to the iconic 1983 film, A Christmas Story, this new HBO Max holiday movie stars Peter Billingsley once again as a grown-up Ralphie. Produced by Billingsley and Vince Vaughn, the film also stars Ian Petrella, Scott Schwartz, R. D. Robb, and Zack Ward — all reprising their former roles. The new movie is set in 1973, 33 years after the original story took place. Ralphie returns to his hometown in Hammond, Indiana with his wife and kids, hoping to give them the same magical Christmas experience his father (“The Old Man”) always did.
Your Christmas or Mine? (Amazon Prime)
Starring Asa Butterfield (Sex Education) and Cora King, this British romantic comedy set during the holidays follows a young couple as they both decide to switch trains last-minute to surprise each other for Christmas as they go home to visit their families — accidentally swapping Christmases.