Holiday Movies to Take You Through the New Year!

A couple watches a yule log on their TV.

‘Tis the season for cozy nights inside, hot cocoa in hand, and a holiday movie (or a yule log) playing on the screen. If you’re looking for some festive film options to stream during the holidays, we’ve got you covered.

All month long, we’ve been delivering flicks that explore the joy and excitement of the holidays. And to get you all the way through the season, we’ve compiled a list of movies from December 23 to January 1.

From colorful lights and decorations, to wacky adventures and traditions, not to mention the oddities of family dynamics around the holiday, our list of movies are sure to deliver some heartwarming, magical moments for all viewers to enjoy!

So, relax, put up your feet, and let us take the stress out of deciding what to watch this holiday season!

And remember, if you can’t make the live viewing of your favorite movie, use your DVR! By saving your favorites,you can catch up on your own time.

December 23
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

December 24
A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011): Six years after their last adventure, stoner pals Harold and Kumar have grown apart and found new friends. As each is busy making holiday preparations, a mysterious package mistakenly arrives on Kumar’s doorstep. Unfortunately, Kumar’s attempt to redirect the package to Harold goes up in smoke. The pair’s journey across New York City to find a replacement tree threatens to blow Christmas Eve sky-high.

Starring: John Cho and Kal Penn
Airs at 8 p.m. ET on IFC

The Snowball Effect (2022): Rival meteorologists tracking a massive snowstorm in the town of Mistletoe must work together to get home in time for Christmas.

Starring: Anjali Khurana, Landon Moss, and Russell Bradley Fenton
Airs at 7 p.m. ET on UPtv

December 25
Christmas in Wolf Creek (2022): A woman and her new boyfriend are struggling to maintain their relationship. However, when a runaway reindeer threatens the annual Christmas play, the couple must work together to save Christmas for the town and each other.

Starring: Tim Rozon, Nola Martin, and Art Hindle
Airs at 7 p.m. ET on UPtv

December 26
Fred Claus (2007): Of the two Claus brothers, Fred is the troublemaker and polar opposite of his saintly sibling, Nicholas. When Fred’s criminal ways finally land him in big trouble, Nicholas bails him out and brings him to the North Pole to work off the debt by making toys. The headaches mount for St. Nick, who not only must deal with his troublemaking brother, but also an efficiency expert who has come to evaluate Santa’s operation.

Starring: Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti
Airs at 9 a.m. ET on AMC

December 27
I’m Glad it’s Christmas (2022): An aspiring Broadway singer is convinced to participate in a small-scale production for the local Christmas celebration.

Starring: Jessica Lowndes, Paul Greene, and Gladys Knight
Airs at 10 a.m. ET on Great American Family

December 28
A Dream of Christmas (2016): An ambitious married woman gets more than she bargained for when her wish to be single again is granted. She awakens to discover she’s got everything she’s ever wanted, except her husband. She resolves to find him a second time.

Starring: Andrew W. Walker, Nikki Deloach, and Lisa Durupt
Airs at 4 p.m. ET on Hallmark Movies & Mysteries

December 29
Christmas Waltz (2020): A woman makes an unexpected connection with her dance instructor after her storybook Christmas wedding is canceled.

Starring: Lacey Chabert, Will Kemp, and Katrina Reynolds
Airs at 2 p.m. ET on Hallmark Channel

December 30
Making Spirits Bright (2021): A man and a woman from rival families try to mend their respective fathers’ decades-old feud. They soon find romance along the way as they compete in a holiday decorating contest.

Starring: Taylor Cole, Carlo Marks, and Sarah Surh
Airs at 10 a.m. ET on Hallmark Channel

December 31
A Maple Valley Christmas (2022): Erica is a rancher who’s spent her whole life working the family farm with her mother and sister. When Aaron arrives and disrupts her plans, she starts to question what it is she actually wants.

Starring: Peyton List, Andrew W. Walker, and Frances Flanagan
Airs at 10 p.m. ET on Hallmark Channel

January 1
My Grown-Up Christmas List (2022): A journalist and a military man share a special bond that grows between them over the course of several Christmases they spend together and apart.

Starring: Kayla Wallace, Kevin McGarry, and Lindsay Merrithew
Airs at 2 p.m. ET on Hallmark Channel

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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