By Maddison Pauly
It’s the most wonderful time of the year and 8 weeks of holidays are incoming, you know what that means? Christmas movies! Are you tired of watching Love Actually and Elf on repeat? Well, keep reading to find out what new Christmas movies are coming out.
Last Christmas (In Cinemas Now)
If the name of this movie rings a jingle bell, it’s because this is the name of the festive song by Wham. Last Christmas follows the story of Kate (Emilia Clarke) who works as a department store elf during the holidays, but the last Christmas she became sick and nearly died. However, this Christmas Kate runs into Tom (Henry Golding) who convinces her to start following her dreams of becoming a famous singer. I recommend tissues if you go and watch this one.
Let it Snow (Netflix Now)
Let it Snow is a Netflix original Christmas movie and is based off the book ‘Let it Snow’ written by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle. In a small town on Christmas Eve, a snowstorm hits, bringing together new friendships, impacting love lives and futures of several high school seniors. This movie is said to be called the teenage version of love actually, and if you’re into cute Rom-Coms that make you feel lonely, this movie will surely be the perfect Christmas movie for you.
A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby (Netflix December 6th)
It is the third installment of A Christmas Prince and if you can’t guess by the title, they are having a baby. However, the baby’s not the only part of this movie, Amber and Richard also host royals from a faraway kingdom to renew an ancient truce. Although, when the treaty disappears, peace is put in jeopardy and an ancient curse threatens their family (DRAMA!!). If you loved the first two installments of the Christmas Prince, chances are you will love this one as well.
Single dad, DJ Rashon Williams, loses his job around Christmas time, but his four children have given him their pricey Christmas lists. Rush’s producer and Aunt plan to help him buy another radio station but this may require his four children to get use to the idea of not always getting what they want. If you’re a big family person and looking for a cute family Christmas movie, this is the perfect fit.
A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish
Simply because there are not enough Cinderella stories out, they decided to make one revolving around Christmas. A singer named Kat (Laura Marano) dreams of becoming a singer however is unable to because of her stepmother and stepsisters. When she starts working as a dancing and singing elf, she begins to fall for her new Santa (Greg Sulkin – I know what you’re thinking, it’s a Disney channel reunion). Although, we all know how the Cinderella story ends, if you’re into cliché romance stories and predictable endings, this is the Christmas movie for you.
Noelle (Disney +)
After Santa Claus decides to retire and his son (Bill Hader) gets cold feet on Christmas Eve, it falls to his daughter Noelle (Anna Kendrick) to take over the family business and make sure that Christmas isn’t ruined. If you enjoyed the Santa Claus movies, there is a chance that you may love this one as well.
The Knight Before Christmas (Netflix Now)
A medieval knight (Josh Whitehouse) is transported to the present day, where he falls for a high school science teacher (Vanessa Hudgens) who isn’t a big believer in love. This isn’t your typical Christmas movie, but you can’t judge a movie by its synopsis.
Holiday in the Wild (Netflix Now)
Kate Conrad (Kristin Davis) is about to head to Africa with her husband to celebrate their ‘second honeymoon’, however her husband abruptly asks for a divorce. Kate decides to take the trip by herself and she ends up caring for an orphaned elephant with the help of a pilot, Derek (Rob Lowe). This is the perfect movie for you if you’re not a huge fan of over the top Christmas movies but still like the idea of a little Christmas spirit in a movie.