The time has come to finally begin celebrating the holidays — the weather has dropped, sweaters are coming on, suddenly everything is peppermint-flavored and you can faintly make out the sounds of “All I Want for Christmas is You (Extra Festive Version)” by Mariah Carey everywhere you go. Looking for a good distraction to avoid studying for exams? Or maybe just searching for the perfect way to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year? Whatever the motivation, holiday movies will fit the ticket for any of those wants and needs.
Cuddle up in a blanket, get a nice mug of hot cocoa and indulge in some of these classic feature films, all of which can be found on Netflix, that put everyone in the mood to celebrate the best season around.
“Love Actually”: 5/5
Undoubtedly one of the best holiday movies out there, “Love Actually” will pull at the heart strings. The flick follows ten intertwined stories of people in London. It has a rockin’ soundtrack and a plot line that can appeal to all ages.
This could be considered a perfect date movie for when the snow is falling, the fire is on, and you are sitting on the couch with your significant other trying to figure out what to watch.
“Last Holiday”: 4/5
Looking for a throwback cast? Look no further than “Last Holiday”, which features Queen Latifah and LL Cool J. The story zooms in on Georgia Byrd (Latifah) as she discovers she has a terminal illness. She drops everything in her normal life and follows her dream of traveling to Europe.
An inspirational tale, this could be a good go-to for when your family sits around the dinner table and starts ragging on everything you’ve ever done, and you just need something to remind you that things could be good again.
“Frosty the Snowman”: 4/5
According to Rotten Tomatoes and IMDb, this film is not necessarily a 4/5. According to people with any kind of soul, however, “Frosty the Snowman” is a classic when it comes to getting in the mood for the holidays. Follow along the journey of a snowman brought to life as he journeys somewhere colder to avoid melting.
It is a bit cheesy, and the animation is not exactly up to par with what is coming out these days, but this movie will absolutely bring anyone back to their childhood with a comforting sense of nostalgia for a time when a snowman coming to life seemed viable.