POV: It’s the weekend before the holidays; you’ve just arrived at your childhood home; your siblings, parents, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews are all gathered around the TV trying to figure out what to watch among the hundreds of holiday favorites.
Christmas With the Kranks
It’s not Christmas without the Kranks! This hilarious film is a personal favorite among Younifiers. Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis are stellar in it.
Eight Crazy Nights
on Hulu and Tubi
For those who celebrate Hanukkah, the animated movie ‘Eight Crazy Nights’ starring Adam Sandler should be a top contender for you.
Candy Cane Lane
on Prime Video
This new holiday movie featuring the incredible Eddie Murphy and Tracy Ellis Ross is an instant classic, we think. ‘Candy Cane Lane’ is free with a Prime Video subscription.
The Santa Clause
Whether you watched ‘The Santa Clause’ trilogy as a child or watched it with your children, these movies are always a great option for a family movie night. All three movies are on Disney+.
2023 is the year of new holiday hits! ‘Genie’ stars Melissa McCarthy as a magical Christmas genie here to help a man in need. It’s perfect for families of all sizes and streaming on Peacock.
The Night Before
If your family celebrates more than one holiday, ‘The Night Before’ must be on your weekend watchlist. It’s rated R, so save it for after the kids are nestled all snug in their beds.
Hannah Waddingham: Home for the Holidays
on Apple TV+
West End superstar and the girl boss from ‘Ted Lasso,’ among many other accolades, Hannah Waddingham brings holiday cheer to the stage. She sings her heart out accompanied by old friends.
Jingle All the Way
I think we can all agree that shopping for last-minute holiday gifts is stressful, to say the least. This family movie is chaotic, hysterical, and downright jolly. You can watch ‘Jingle All the Way’ on Disney+.
The Naughty Nine
A group of not-so-nice kids who are determined to get the presents they think they deserve from Santa; a trope we know most kids love.
Let it Snow
Here’s an underrated pick that we think all the teens and young adults in your family will love! The perfect holiday movie that is a bit more subtle on the “holiday cheer”.