The Best Christmas Movies 2022
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Grab the popcorn & your comfiest outfit - your Christmas movie lineup for 2022 is here!
What’s Christmas without seasonal movies to get you in the holiday mood? In between putting up the Christmas tree, baking cookies and shopping online for Christmas gifts and outfits, there’s plenty of time for some cheesy, feel-good Christmas movies. Our top Christmas movies are so damn festive you’ll have them on repeat! So, clear your calendars and get watching!
The Best Christmas Movies On Netflix
Netlfix movies are so unique that we've given them their own category! So cheesy and predictable, you can’t help but love them! Here's some of our fave Christmas movies on Netflix:
Our Top Pick: Falling For Christmas (2022)
Lindsay Lohan has come a long way from her Jingle Bell Rocks performance in Mean Girls. She’s back and merrier than ever, in Netflix’s latest Christmas film, Falling For Christmas.
The story begins with spoiled hotel heiress, Sierra, bumping her head in a skiing accident after getting engaged to influencer boyfriend, Tad. Suffering amnesia, she’s rescued by charming single dad and bed and breakfast owner, Jake, who lets her stay with him and his daughter in the days before Christmas.
Other Netflix Christmas movies: Let It Snow, Christmas Chronicles, A Christmas Prince, The Princess Switch, Love Hard
New Christmas Movies 2022
Although we love a nostalgic noughties holiday movie, it's nice to have a new Christmas story in the mix. Check out which Christmas movies were released this year!
Our Top Pick: Christmas With You (2022)
A pop star, a small-town love interest, and a Christmas song… What more could you want? Released November this year, this is definitely a hit to watch this Christmas Eve!
After a career burnout, pop star Angelina, played by Aimee Garcia, travels to a small town to grant a fan's wish. Here, she finds not only inspiration for a hit song but a shot at love!
Other new Christmas movies: Spirited, Falling For Christmas, Violent Night
Laughing All The Way
The best Christmas movies are often the ones that leave us in stitches! Keep the holiday season lighthearted with these hilarious Christmas comedies.
Our Top Pick: Spirited (2022)
It’s yet another Christmas Carol re-imaging but with a hilarious twist! This musical, starring Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell, is told from the ghost's perspective. Each year a miserable soul is chosen to receive some ghostly guidance. When social media influencer Clint Briggs is selected, the ghost of Christmas present has his work cut out for him.
Other Christmas comedy movies: Office Christmas Party, Four Christmases, The Night Before, Bad Santa
Family Christmas Movies
In the mood for some festive family fun? This category has some of the best Christmas movies ever. Great for kids and equally as entertaining for adults, these feel-good movies usually centre around the theme of Christmas spirit, combining light humour, a Christmas miracle and usually an elf or two.
Our Top Pick: The Santa Clause (1994)
It’s Tim Allen at his finest. When Scott Calvin accidently kills a man in a Santa suit his life changes forever. He’s transported to the North Pole to assume the role before the following Christmas arrives, much to the delight of his son.
Other family favourites: How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Santa Clause 2, Home Alone
Marvel, But Make It Christmas
Our Top Pick: The Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special (2022)
Marvel’s funniest hero team get their own holiday adventure this year. When Star-Lord is still gloomy after the events of the Avengers: Endgame, the Guardians travel to earth to celebrate the Terrran holiday and bring him the ultimate christmas gift.
Other Marvel Christmas movies: Iron Man 3 (starring Robert Downey Jr)
Iconic Christmas Movies
These holiday classics bring the Christmas cheer year after year! If watching these films in December has literally become one of your Christmas traditions then this is the category for you!
Our Top Pick: Love Actually (2003)
The ultimate Christmas classic! Nine intertwined stories all wrapped up in one film focused on one emotion: love. Among the characters are David (Hugh Grant), the handsome newly elected British prime minister who falls for a young junior staffer, Sarah (Laura Linney), a graphic designer whose devotion to her ill brother complicates her love life, and Harry (Alan Rickman), a married man tempted by his attractive new secretary.
Other classic Christmas movies: Christmas With The Kranks, Deck The Halls, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
Controversial Christmas Movies
Almost everyone has a favourite Christmas movie they watch every year. But the subject of Christmas movies is a touchy one. There's the movies that are all very clearly 'Christmas-y' - their entire plots are based around Christmas time and the spirit of Christmas. But what about the movies that are set at Christmas time but aren't technically Christmas movies?
Our Top Pick: Die Hard (1988)
Almost everyone on the planet has an opinion about this! Set on Christmas Eve, John McClane (Bruce Willis) is on his way to a Christmas party when he is intercepted by a German terrorist. The rest of the movie is a lot action, drama and cheesy lines.
Other controversial Christmas movies: Harry Potter, Iron Man 3, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
From predictable Hallmark Christmas movies to feel-good family favourites, put these films on your to-do list these holidays!