My Picks: 5 Holiday Movies Worth Watching

The holiday season looked very different from how it did last year but one thing didn’t change–watching holiday movies. With more time indoors, the ability to watch a movie with family or friends over Netflix Party has increased. Here are some binge-worthy holiday movies worth staying up late watching, even if the holiday break is over!


Natalie Calman, Staff Writer

Home Alone

If you’re bored of the same old holiday love stories, tune in to watch Home Alone or Home Alone 2. Both movies are great, hilarious options. However, those who live near New York City might enjoy Home Alone 2 more since Kevin visits many sights in the city.


The Grinch

For this next holiday movie, join Cindy Lou as she discovers and shares the true meaning of Christmas, beyond the materialistic gifts; a sense of unity. You can either watch the 2018 animated version with some of your younger family members or the 2000 original film with a bit of an older crowd.


The Polar Express

Grab a cup of hot cocoa and get the family ready to cuddle up by the fire before watching The Polar Express! This movie is a fantastic option to watch with younger siblings or friends. Get ready to watch as a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train right to the North Pole to understand that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.



If you’re looking for a great holiday laugh, Elf is the movie for you. Join Buddy as he travels from the North Pole to New York City in search of his father. Elf will always help get you in the mood for the holidays. Watch as Buddy tries to spread holiday spirit while navigating the city that never sleeps during the holiday season. 


The Christmas Chronicles

If you are looking for a lighthearted, funny holiday movie, The Christmas Chronicles is highly recommended! The first The Christmas Chronicles is a good way to get you into the holiday spirit but if you’re looking for more Santa and his elves action, tune in to watch The Christmas Chronicles 2. Both movies follow children who embark on a journey to save Christmas and meet Santa Claus himself on the way!