15 Best New Christmas Movies in 2022 to Watch and Celebrate the Holiday Season

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As we head into the Christmas season, many traditions come to mind. For some, it might be the ultimate ugly Christmas sweater. For others, it could be the search for the perfect Christmas tree ornament. But we think most would agree when we say that enjoying a Christmas movie marathon is a universal tradition.

The Christmas film canon is expanded with new titles every year. Fans of the genre may know that many of the films come from Hallmark’s growing list and Lifetime’s endless selection. But streaming sites seem to be coming this year for the long-running channels like Netflix In love with Christmas with Lindsay Lohan or HBO Max’s holiday harmony. Classic films also get sequels, including A Christmas Story Christmasnow outside.

While you might have already prepared your Christmas movie lineup, you might want to check out 15 Best New Christmas Movies of 2022 just in case any of them catch your eye. Not only will they warm your heart, but they will get you in the holiday spirit just like your beloved ones. Check them out below:

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Justin Hartley and Barrett Doss star The Noel Diary.Netflix

In love with Christmas

In the holiday rom-com In love with Christmas, Lindsay Lohan portrays the engaged heiress Sierra Belmont, who has an accident on the ski slope. When she wakes up, she suffers from amnesia and is placed in the care of a cabin owner named Jake Russel (performed by Chord Overstreet). Sierra can’t help but be mesmerized by his looks and his young daughter.


Christmas with you

Lucifer star Aimee Garcia and Scooby Doo actor Freddie Prinze Jr. star one Christmas with you about a burnt-out female pop star searching for inspiration for the perfect Christmas song. When she decides to fulfill a young girl’s wish and meet her in her small town, she never expects to find love along the way.


The Noel Diary

former This is us actor Justin Hartley portrays a novelist in The Noel Diary, who must go home and settle matters for his estranged mother’s estate. There he comes across an old diary with mentions of his past, along with a young woman who is in search of her birth mother. Will the two get together in search of long-lost secrets in the future?


Scrooge: A Christmas Carol

In the animated Netflix narrative of the Charles Dickens classic, The girl on the train star Luke Evans voices the character of Ebenezer Scrooge, an old man who really doesn’t want to go on vacation. So the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future seem to show him how he can change his life before time runs out.


Get Holly out

Part of Hallmark’s annual Countdown to Christmas film series, Get Holly out features Lacey Chabert She plays a woman who is going home for the holidays… except her parents are out of town for Christmas. Despite being home alone, her parents’ HOA decides that she should attend the town’s seasonal celebrations — and they don’t take no for an answer.

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A holiday spectacle

This Hallmark film, starring the New York City Rockettes, explores the story of a 1950s Philadelphia heiress who decides to put her plans on hold for a high-profile wedding. Instead, she travels to New York to pursue her chances for a starring role in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular.

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A Christmas Story Christmas

In the sequel to the 1984 classic a Christmas Story, Peter Billingsley slips back into the role of Ralphie, but this time he’s all grown up. In the HBO Max vacation movie, he takes his family back to his childhood home to give them the vacation he remembers fondly. Along the way he meets old friends, mourns the loss of his father and tries to celebrate memories dear to his heart.

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holiday harmony

Annelise Cepero portrays songwriter Gail, who got a shot at fame in an iHeartRadio Christmas Eve musical performance. The only problem? She gets stuck in the small town of Harmony Springs, Oklahoma, where the town’s kids are putting on their own musical. When handsome local Jeremy (Jeremy Sumpter) convinces her to stay and help. Will she risk missing her dream or falling in love?

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A Christmas secret

A century ago, Santa’s Christmas bells were seen by a small child in Pleasant Bay, Oregon and brought good luck and abundance. But this time, a group of new kids discover that those same Christmas bells are missing just days before the holidays. Now it’s up to them to solve the mystery before December 25th arrives.

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A Hollywood Christmas

Jessica (Jessica Wan) is a young filmmaker who made his name as a screenwriter of Christmas movies. But as network manager Christopher (Josh Swickard) decides to shut down production on her latest film, Jessica’s assistant realizes her boss is basically living out the premise of a Christmas comedy. Between all the classic Nuance movies, she has yet to finish her project. But she can also fall in love…

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Christmas camp

Christmas movies don’t have to be fictional stories celebrating the holidays — documentaries work here, too. This film follows a group of people belonging to the New England Santa Society. Every summer they travel to New Hampshire to learn how to be the ultimate Santa Claus.

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Time for him to come home for Christmas

The voice star Blake Shelton returns as Executive Producer for the fifth installment in its Hallmark holiday film series, Time for him to come home for Christmas. ICYMI: The franchise was originally inspired by Dorothy Shackleford‘s book and his song of the same name. The 2022 iteration of Time for him to come home for Christmas follows a woman who unexpectedly receives a voicemail from an unknown number just days before Christmas. Upon hearing the news, she becomes intrigued by the story of a man who is looking for another chance to be with the one person he loves most.

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Something from Tiffany’s

Zoey Deutsch and Kendrick Samson appear in the romantic comedy Something from Tiffany’s (Out December 9), in which a woman’s life is unexpectedly and strangely turned upside down. As? She somehow ends up with an engagement ring that she wasn’t supposed to have. But the turn of events might just have been a blessing in disguise as it leads her to true love.

violent night

Christmas movie lovers, get ready for this darker R-rated take on a Christmas comedy. stranger things star David harbor plays Santa Claus, who must become a hero when he learns that a wealthy family has been kidnapped by a group of mercenaries. While movie people might not expect to watch during the holiday season, it’s definitely one to dress up for.

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In this modern version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas song, Ryan Reynolds plays Scrooge in a musical version of the story. The film also has stars Will Ferrell as the Ghost of Christmas Present who begins to question his own life while trying to help others.

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