Hope you’re all well! Back in October I posted My Halloween Watchlist 2020 and I thought that today I’d share the TV series and films I’ll be watching over Christmas. This list includes several movies that were released this year (such as Happiest Season and Holidate), as well as some older Christmas films that I haven’t had the chance to watch yet (like Northpole and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation), and a couple of festive TV series. Most of these films and shows are available on Netflix, Amazon Prime or Disney Plus, so if you already have a subscription to these streaming services you won’t have to pay anything extra to watch them.
Emma Roberts has been one of my favourite actresses for over 15 years, and when I saw that she was starring in a Christmas movie, I knew I had to watch it!It’s aimed at a more mature audience and focuses on a pair of singletons who decide to be each other’s platonic plus-ones for various holidays, only to realise they have feelings for each other.
Anna Kendrick stars in Noelle, a comedy about Santa’s daughter who embarks on a mission to find her brother (a.k.a. the new Santa) after he goes AWOL.
3. The Princess Switch: Switched Again
Vanessa Hudgens returns in the sequel to The Princess Switch, in which she plays not two but THREE identical characters! Stacy and Margaret decide to switch places again, only for things to get complicated when Margaret’s cousin interferes.
4. Happiest Season
Happiest Season is one of the most anticipated Christmas films of 2020. It centres on a woman called Harper (Mackenzie Davis) who brings her girlfriend Abby (Kristen Stewart) home to her parents for Christmas. The problem is, Harper’s parents are conservative and she hasn’t exactly come out to them yet.
5. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
A charming fantasy musical that I’ve heard so many good things about.
6. A Christmas Gift From Bob
The sequel to A Street Cat Named Bob. I just know this film is going to make me cry!
7. Operation Christmas Drop
Operation Christmas Drop is another new addition to Netflix’s catalogue of Christmas films. It centres on a Congressional aide who gives up her Christmas to report on a project that is happening in Guam, a tiny island near the Philippines. Operation Christmas Drop is based on a true humanitarian operation and stars Kat Graham, who you may recognise from The Holiday Calendar or The Vampire Diaries.
8. The Mistle-Tones A Musical
This is a film that has been on my radar for a few years, so when I found out that it was available on Disney Plus, I had to add it to my watchlist!
9. Christmas Princess
Because you can’t go wrong with a cheesy Hallmark-style movie about an ordinary girl who becomes a princess overnight! Christmas Princess is available on Amazon Prime.
10. Dear Santa
A privileged woman falls for the owner of a soup kitchen after stumbling upon a letter that his daughter wrote to Santa. Dear Santa can be found on Amazon Prime.
11. A Song For Christmas
(Taken from IMDb) Two single parents stumble into the possibility of love for Christmas, only to discover that their daughters are embroiled in a nasty rivalry at school. When the rivalry gets out of control, can hope and healing lead everyone to a peaceful and merry Christmas?
Because I just love Bailee Madison and this looks like a cute movie!
13. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
I can’t believe I haven’t seen this already – it sounds like such a classic! National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation centres on a chaotic family – which is one of my favourite Christmas movie tropes! You can watch it on Amazon Prime.
14. Pete’s Christmas
Another Bailee Madison film! Pete’s Christmas is a fun festive take on the “Groundhog Day” trope and centres on a middle child who realises that he has to repeat a not-so-great Christmas day over and over again.
15. Dash & Lily
This new TV series was on my list even before I read the book, but having read the book, I definitely have to watch it! Dash & Lily follows a pair of teens who are alone for Christmas and connect through a red notebook that one of them left in a bookstore.
16. Merry Happy Whatever
Because I love Ashley Tisdale and Bridgit Mendler!
What films are you planning on watching this Christmas? Have you seen any of the films on my list?