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New feel-good holiday movies to watch this Christmas 2021

By Kara Santos Published Dec 03, 2021 1:09 pm

Most of us have had to give up a lot of holiday traditions in the past two years. But one tradition that's still alive and well is sitting in front of the TV with a cup of hot cocoa in hand to watch Christmas-themed movies.

Everyone has their own favorite classic holiday films they don't mind watching every year like Home Alone, The Grinch, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Love, Actually, and Die Hard (which is definitely a Christmas movie).

But if you're in the mood to watch something new, there are plenty of new feel-good holiday flicks available on streaming sites. Here’s a roundup of the most recently released Christmas-themed films you can watch to really soak up the Christmas spirit. 

Love Hard

After meeting her perfect match on a dating app, an LA writer learns she’s been catfished when she flies 3,000 miles to surprise him for Christmas. (Netflix)

Father Christmas Is Back

Four feuding sisters get a crash course in family togetherness when their long-lost father shows up for Christmas at their posh ancestral manor. (Netflix)

Home Sweet Home Alone

Disney Plus’ all-new adventure comedy Home Sweet Home Alone reimagines the beloved holiday film franchise, Home Alone. (Disney Plus)

The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star

When a priceless Christmas relic is stolen, royal look-alikes Margaret and Stacy turn to audacious doppelgänger Fiona—and her dashing ex—for help. (Netflix)

Candy Coated Christmas

Returning home to Peppermint Hollow for the holidays, a woman befriends a local bakery owner played by Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond. (Discovery Plus)

A Boy Called Christmas

Determined young Nikolas meets his destiny in a magical land inhabited by elves on a quest to find his father—and bring home the gift of hope. (Netflix)

8-Bit Christmas

Set in suburban Chicago in the 1980s, a 10-year old sets out on an epic quest to get the Christmas gift of his generation—the latest and greatest video game system. (HBO Go)

Robin Robin

Robin Robin, a holiday special from Aardman Animation, makers of Shaun the Sheep, Chicken Run and Wallace & Gromit. Starring Gillian Anderson, Richard E Grant, Bronte Carmichael and Adeel Akhtar. (Netflix)

A Castle For Christmas

To escape a scandal, a bestselling author journeys to Scotland, where she falls in love with a castle—and faces off with the grumpy duke who owns it. (Netflix)

Single All The Way

After he discovers his boyfriend is cheating on him, a social media maven takes his best friend and roommate home for the holidays, where his mother sets him up with a hunky local trainer. (Netflix)

Shaun the Sheep: The Flight Before Christmas

Shaun's seasonal excitement turns to dismay when a farmhouse raid to get bigger stockings for the Flock inadvertently leads to Timmy going missing. (Netflix)

Last Christmas

Despite working as an elf, Kate doesn't believe in the magic of Christmas. Everything changes when she meets Tom, who brings her faith back into her life. (Netflix, Dec. 16)

A California Christmas: City Lights

A year after their romance took root, Callie and Joseph are leaving the ranch for family business in San Fransisco—with wedding bells on the horizon. (Netflix, Dec. 16)

A Naija Christmas

A mother's Christmas wish—and the grand prize that comes with it—sets off a feirce competition between her sons. (Netflix, Dec. 16)

When Hope Calls: A Country Christmas

A spin-off of Hallmark Channel’s When Calls the Heart, When Hope Calls premieres with a two-part holiday special where the town of Brookefield puts on its best appearances as it vies to be named the Number One Christmas Town in the country.

Featuring Lori Laughlin’s return to the small screen. (GAC Family, Dec. 18)

A Match Made at Christmas

Romantic, small-town girl Holly, and realist, career-driven, Chris aren't a likely pair, but when 'matched' together by Holly's all-knowing great-aunt, they don't seem to have much of a choice. (Amazon Prime)

Grumpy Christmas

A family trip to the beach turns crazy when Servando and Alicia, Alma's willful aunt, start an over-the-top competition to control Christmas. (Netflix, Dec. 21)

1000 Miles From Christmas (A 1000 KM de la Navidad)

Wary of the holiday, a man isn’t thrilled when his boss assigns him to audit a factory that produces turrones, traditional Christmas-season sweets, in a town that buzzes with festive cheer. (Netflix, December 24)