Feel Good Holiday Movies to Watch this Weekend!

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The most wonderful time of the year continues! The Christmas season hits its final laps and Hanukkah begins, while Kwanzaa approaches, so what better way to get into the spirit than by grabbing your favorite comfort food and watching some classic holiday-themed movies?

We’ve compiled a list of holiday movies that are sure to get you in the spirit. From heartwarming tales of love and family to wacky comedies, there’s something for everyone on this list. So grab some hot cocoa, put on your coziest pajamas, and get ready to stream some holiday cheer with these must-see movies:

Can’t make the live viewing of your favorite movie? Use your DVR, by saving your favorites, and catch up on your own time.

December 16
The Most Colorful Time of the Year (2022): Ryan is an elementary school teacher who learns that he is colorblind. Michelle, an optometrist, and mother of one of his students, helps bring color into his life in time for the holidays.

Starring: Katrina Bowden and Christopher Russell
Airs at 8 p.m. ET on Hallmark Channel

Holiday Heritage (2022): Ella, with the help of her ex-boyfriend, Griffin, encourages her family to celebrate Christmas and Kwanzaa, and to heal their past wounds before it’s too late.

Starring: Lyndie Greenwood, Brooks Darnell, Holly Robinson
Airs at 8 p.m. ET on Hallmark Channel

A Christmas to Treasure (2022): The passing of beloved Ms. Marley reunites six estranged friends for one final hometown holiday treasure hunt. As the search unfolds, and fond childhood memories are re-lived, sparks fly between Austin Craig and his former best friend Everet Matthews. The gang finds the hidden treasure before the city has the chance to turn the Marley house into a holiday resort, but the blossoming holiday romance between Austin and Everett may turn out to be the greatest Christmastime treasure of all.

Starring: Taylor Frey, Kyle Dean Massey, and Katie Walder
Airs at 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime

December 17
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (2022): A former actress trying to break into directing tests her skills with a Christmas Eve courtroom production in which the true authorship of the famous poem “A Visit from St. Nick” is debated.

Starring: Torrey DeVitto, Zane Holtz, and Amanda Barker
Airs at 8 p.m. ET on Hallmark Channel

Five More Minutes: Moments Like These (2022): In the second holiday story to be inspired by Scotty McCreery’s song “Five More Minutes,” a young widow’s Christmas wish for her son is answered in unexpected ways when she returns to their old home for the holidays.

Starring: Ashley Williams, Lucas Bryant, and Brady Droulis
Airs at 10 p.m. ET on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

Sappy Holiday (2022): When a sous chef discovers her boyfriend is going to propose to her on Christmas Eve, she begins doubting their future together–especially when a handsome maple farmer rescues her from a snowstorm.

Starring: Troy Blundell, Ariella Cannon, and Leo Choy
Airs at 7 p.m. ET on UPtv

The Holiday Dating Guide (2022): Dating coach and aspiring book author Abigale Slater is close to making her lifelong dream come true. She has completed her first book—a how-to guide for dating in today’s modern world—and is now more than ready to become a published author. However, after reading the book, her publisher, Jack, won’t proceed with the deal until he’s sure that her dating advice actually works. Abigale proposes that she prove the rules work by using them herself and making a man fall for her by Christmas Eve.

Airs at 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime

December 18
Hanukkah on Rye (2022): A matchmaker connects Molly and Jacob, but their new romance is put to the test when they realize that they are competing deli owners. Will a Hanukkah miracle keep them together? Starring Yael Grobglas, Jeremy Jordan and Lisa Loeb.

Starring: Frederick Allen, Linda Darlow, and Dan De Jaeger
Airs at 8 p.m. ET on Hallmark Channel

Wrapped Up in Love (2021): Ashley Mackenzie has always been the preeminent “Christmas Queen” in town. From making hand-crafted decorations for the office to hosting the town’s annual Christmas sweater competition, she loves everything about the holiday. That is until she meets her match, Ben Williams, a devilishly handsome new guy in town who loves Christmas just as much as she does. As Ashley begins to feel like Ben is taking Christmas away from her, she’s reminded of the true spirit of the holiday and joins forces with him to make this Christmas even more meaningful.

Starring: Brittany Bristow, Olivier Renaud, and Connie Wang
Airs at 8 p.m. ET on Lifetime

December 19
Christmas with the Kranks (2004): Finally alone for the holidays, Luther and Nora Krank plan to eschew the Christmas traditions and take a cruise in the Caribbean instead. This doesn’t sit well with their Christmas-obsessed neighbors Vic Frohmeyer and Walt Scheel, who are determined to win the annual “best decorated street” competition, and the Kranks soon find themselves social outcasts because of their lack of Christmas spirit.

Starring: Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis
Airs at 6 p.m. ET on AMC

December 20
Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish (1998): After Richie Rich is blamed for a sleigh crash caused by his mischievous cousin, Reggie Van Dough, Richie wishes that he didn’t exist. When a wishing machine invented by professor Keenbean hears Richie’s wish, it grants it magically — and transports him to an alternate universe where Reggie is the master of the house. As Richie struggles to return home in time to celebrate Christmas, he learns to appreciate his privileged former life.

Starring: David Gallagher, Jake Richardson and Eugene Levy
Airs at 4 p.m. ET on AMC

December 21
Jack Frost (1998): As a touring musician clinging to dreams of stardom, aging rocker Jack Frost never had much time for his wife, Gabby , and young son, Charlie. A year after Jack’s tragic death in a car accident on Christmas Day, Charlie plays a mournful tune on his father’s harmonica. Much to his surprise, the elder Frost is magically brought to life as a snowman on the family lawn. Given a second chance, Charlie and Jack struggle to make up for lost time.

Starring: Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston, and Joseph Cross
Airs at 1 p.m. ET on AMC

December 22

The Sons of Mistletoe (2001): The director of a dilapidated foster home must convince the new owner (Roma Downey) to continue funding it.

Starring: George Newbern and Roma Downey
Airs at 9 a.m. ET on AMC

And remember, we have loads of original movies and specials from Lifetime, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, UPtv, OWN, Great American Family and so much more on our platform all month long!

Still not finding the perfect show? Check out our Home for the Holidays hub, which features a curated list of holiday movies!

Maybe you don’t want to watch holiday movies, but instead watch hilarious commentary about holiday movies? We’ve got you covered there too! Check out Deck the Hallmark, exclusively on Philo!

Happy holidays and happy streaming!

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