Who doesn't love great Christmas movies to get into the holiday spirit? Admittedly, few are even remotely realistic but there is still something charming about those twinkly lights, choirs singing and all that festive cheer that just puts a smile on your face.
From the classics such as It's A Wonderful Life to the more modern comedies like Bad Santa, there is a Christmas movie for everybody. Heck, even Die Hard is a Christmas film…or is it? The debate rages on.
With streaming services taking over the world we are literally spoiled for choice when it comes to the movies that make us all warm and fuzzy.
If Hallmark is your thing, you can subscribe via Amazon Prime (outside of the US) and fill your boots with endless tales of holiday romance and wishes coming through.
However, if prefer some Christmas comedies with a twist then Netflix has a great selection. In fact, they've proved so popular that they now release brand new Christmas movies every year.
But if, even after all that choice, you still don't know what to watch this holiday season, then try one of our picks from below.
We've tried and tested each and every one of them and would happily watch them all again.
So get that eggnog or mulled wine out, grab that cosy blanket and settle in for an evening of Christmas fun.
GREAT CHRISTMAS MOVIES
Can You Watch Hallmark Christmas Movies On Youtube?
Not everybody has access to the Hallmark Channel. And given that they pump out brand new Christmas movies every weekend from October, a lot of us would like to know if you can watch them on Youtube?
The answer to that is yes and no. Yes, you can watch Hallmark Christmas movies on Youtube but they don't come from the official Hallmark Channel.
Often they are recorded from the tv and uploaded by other YouTubers. I'm not sure how they have managed to stay online, but they are definitely there.
Surprisingly the quality is very good. I've checked them out and while they aren't perfect, they are definitely watchable.
Your choice is limited so if you want full access to the range of films, you will have to subscribe to the channel.
You can do that through Amazon Prime and it costs about £5/$5 per month.
New Christmas Movies In 2023
If you're looking for brand new, never seen before Christmas movies in 2023, we've got you covered.
Most are being released by the various streaming services and here's what we know so far.
Best. Christmas. Ever! – November 16th
Every Christmas Jackie sends a boastful holiday newsletter that makes her old college friend Charlotte feel les than.
But when Charlotte and her family end up on Jackie’s snowy doorstep just days before Christmas, she decides to prove her old friend's life can’t possibly be that perfect.
Starring Heather Graham, Brandy, Jason Biggs and Matt Cedeño.
This is where go for the true classics. So if it's Home Alone or The Nightmare Before Christmas you're after, you'll find it here.
Disney does tend to put a couple of new holiday movies each year and in 2023 they are releasing:
The Santa Clauses- Season 2 – November 8th.
This is a comedy miniseries created for Disney+ and based on The Santa Clause film series.
Starring Tim Allen and Elizabeth Mitchell, the Calvins are back again to save Christmas.
Scott's retirement plans are back on hold and he needs to find another replacement so turns his focus towards training his son Cal (Austin Kane) to take over the family business.
Will Cal take over as Santa or will Scott have to save the holidays all over again?
Dashing Through The Snow – November 17th
Eddie Garrick is a good-hearted man who has turned his back on Christmas due to a traumatic childhood experience.
But when he takes his 9-year-old daughter Charlotte to work with him on Christmas Eve, they meet a mysterious man in a red suit named Nick.
When Nick evokes the wrath of a local politician, Eddie and his daughter end up on a magical adventure that just might restore his faith in Christmas.
Starring Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Lil Rel Howery, Teyonah Parris and Madison Skye Validum.
The Naughty Nine – November 23rd
When Andy finds out he's on Santa's “naughty list,” he pulls together a group of “naughty list” kids to pull off an elaborate heist in Santa's Village at the North Pole to get the presents they feel they deserve.
A fun family Christmas movie that stars Danny Glover, Derek Theler and Winslow Fegley.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever – December 8th
An animated film that's fun for all the family, things for Greg during the winter vacations are going a little rough.
After getting stuck with his family in the snow and worrying about getting the new console.
Doctor Who Holiday Special – December 25th
Doctor Who is back and in 2023 there are three special episodes that will air from 25 November to 9 December 2023 on BBC One in the UK and Ireland, and on Disney+ internationally on December 25th.
Apple TV+ Christmas Movies 2023
Hannah Waddingham: Home for Christmas – November 22nd 2023
You know her from Ted Lasso but this year, Hannah Waddingham is ringing in Christmas as she welcomes special guests for a musical extravaganza at the London Coliseum.
Amazon Prime Video
Candy Cane Lane – December 1st 2023
From Amazon Studios comes Candy Cane Lane with Eddie Murphy as Chris Carver, man is determined to win the neighbourhood's annual Christmas decorating contest.
However, when he makes a pact with an elf (Jillian Bell) to help him win, the elf casts a spell that brings the 12 days of Christmas to life, which brings unexpected chaos to town.
Christmas Movies 2023 Round Up
So there you have it folks! All the brand new Christmas movies making their way to you in 2023.
So get ready to snuggle up with some hot cocoa because the holiday movie train is chugging full speed ahead into your living rooms.
Streaming platforms are decking the halls with all sorts of festive flicks that'll jingle your bells in 2023.
From rom-coms that'll have you rooting for love under the mistletoe to heartwarming family tales that remind us what the holiday spirit is really about, there’s a sleigh-load of new movies coming your way.
And guess what? You don’t even need to brave the cold or fight for a spot on the couch – it's all at the tip of your remote. So, throw on your comfiest reindeer pyjamas, and get ready to be whisked away to snow-covered wonderlands, magical toy workshops, and perhaps the occasional Christmas-cookie catastrophe.
- Apple TV brings you the future of television, right at your fingertips. Immerse yourself in the world of laughter, inspiration, and heartwarming moments with the critically acclaimed show, Ted Lasso, and a plethora of other captivating content.
- Star studded, award winning series and films.
Amazon Prime Video
- Welcome to a world of boundless entertainment, where thrilling stories come to life at your convenience. Amazon Prime Video invites you to explore a universe of gripping narratives, including the adrenaline-pumping series, "Reacher," and an extensive selection of captivating content that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
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- Great collection of Kids series and movies.