5 Brand New Christmas Movies to Watch This Weekend
They're not as bad as they might seem.
Since it's been a week since winter arrived, you can legitimately indulge in singing Christmas carols and watching holiday movies. While we tend to have our favorites in this genre, dozens of new Christmas flicks are released every year.
Here are five that have just premiered.
Best. Christmas. Ever! (Netflix; 4.3 on IMDb)
The latest holiday rom-com is a strange mix of Bride Wars, Daddy's Home 2, and Last Holiday. It follows two somewhat estranged college girlfriends who keep in touch and catch up from time to time.
Just before Christmas, Charlotte receives a letter from her friend Jackie and becomes jealous of the woman's seemingly perfect life, while her own is boring and tedious. Eventually, Charlotte's family pays Jackie an impromptu visit, and the two families are stuck together for Christmas because of a blizzard.
Dashing Through the Snow (Disney+; 5.4 on IMDb)
Starring The Marvels' Teyonah Parris, this festive Disney comedy will remind many of the studio's super-popular Christmas franchise, The Santa Claus. It's also reminiscent of Charles Dickens' beloved tale, A Christmas Carol. At the same time, Dashing Through the Snow has a dash of crime and political satire, served up in the most engaging way.
Candy Cane Lane (Prime Video; 5.6 on IMDb)
This star-studded premiere is a treat to indulge in during the holiday season. Led by Eddie Murphy, Tracey Ellis Ross, Nick Offerman and Danielle Pinnock, this Christmas comedy follows Murphy's character Chris Carver, a man deeply invested in the holiday as he once again enters his neighborhood Christmas decorating contest. Since Chris has never won despite his enthusiasm, he's willing to go to great lengths to be the victor this year. Naturally, a lot of hilarity ensues.
EXmas (Freevee; 5.7 on IMDb)
This rom-com has a seemingly more boring facade compared to the rest of the movies on the list. However, it might be the most interesting story-wise. The movie revolves around two exes who happen to be stuck together on Christmas Eve, and stars Robbie Amell and Leighton Meester.
Genie (Peacock; 5.9 on IMDb)
Starring the queen of comedy, Melissa McCarthy, this Christmas movie is unlike anything you've ever seen before. Although set during the holiday season, it's a different kind of magical as it follows Bernard who discovers a genie's lamp and accidentally summons the magical creature, portrayed by McCarthy, into this world.
As the movie explores (and breaks) the traditional narrative, it portrays the story of an unlikely yet heartwarming friendship.