If you are anything like me there is nothing better after a long December day than cozying up on the couch with a good Christmas movie. Don’t get me wrong I love all the Christmas classics and have seen them a dozen times at least. But this year I am working my way through the “newer” Christmas movies.
Here are five Christmas movies that will have you laughing, crying, and full of holiday cheer.
First, is The Noel Diary. This movie is a must-see if you are a This Is Us fan, or a Justin Hartley fan in general. Justin plays a handsome but lonely writer, who has trouble letting anyone in after a tragic childhood. He goes on an unexpected adventure with a total stranger after his mother passes away. He finds answers, love, and even his estranged father in this romantic drama. So many emotions and wonderful on-screen chemistry that will have you crying into your hot cocoa. You will want to have tissues close by for this one.
Next, is Christmas with You. Freddie Prinze Jr. returns to the screen after a 13-year hiatus from Hollywood in this sappy but sweet film. He plays a single Dad not looking for love, but finding someone unexpectedly with the help of his teenage daughter. It’s a bit slow at times but has a lot of heart and musical talent to top it off.
Third is Love Hard. This movie came out last year and I will watch it every year it’s available as it is the twisted love story I never knew I needed. An LA girl tries to find love on a dating app and ends up being catfished, but in the best way possible. She flies across the country to surprise her crush just in time for Christmas. Although at times it may be predictable there is so much to love about Love Hard.
Fourth is perfect if you need good comedy relief and to kick Mom’s guilt to the curb. A Bad Moms Christmas is uniquely hilarious, quirky, and just an all-around good time. It’s hard to beat the on-screen friendships of Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn. They decide to rebel against the never-ending stress of the holidays and will leave you feeling less stressed after watching this comedy.
Lastly, Tim Allen returns in The Santa Clauses. This series has a limited release with an episode per week for your viewing pleasure. Most of the cast of the original 1994 Santa Clause is back with a whole lot of fun tech-inspired twists and turns. There are six episodes in the series with the final episode airing on December 14th. I look forward to seeing how it all plays out.
And if you would rather grab a book and cozy up, check our some great Winter Book Ideas for Mom.
Happy Watching and Happy Holidays!