A Very Murray Christmas
This Netflix-exclusive holiday special has an all-star cast, including Bill Murray, Amy Poehler, George Clooney, Chris Rock, Michael Cera, and Maya Rudolph (to name just a few). Murray has planned on hosting and performing in a holiday variety show, but the unpredictable winter weather in New York has shut down the city. From the looks of it, the show must (and will) go on, with the help of his famous, and famously funny, friends.
A Christmas Carol
A nostalgic family favorite, this classic film follows the greedy Ebenezer Scrooge and the infamous Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, who aim to help him change his grumpy ways. Although children may wonder why the film is in black and white, they’ll still enjoy what is now a well-known Christmas story.
Love Actually (expires 12/25)
This romantic comedy follows the intertwining stories of eight couples and their complicated love lives—and while the holidays are heartwarming, everybody doesn’t end up completely happily ever after. There is, however, a catchy cover of “All I Want for Christmas,” as well as a hilarious montage of Hugh Grant imitating the famous Risky Business dance moves.
This must-see Christmas film, starring iconic actors including Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney, is not only a romantic comedy, but a musical as well. The story follows two World War II veterans who use a sister song-and-dance act to save an old Vermont inn at Christmas. While everyone will want to sing along to “White Christmas,” they may also recognize other tunes, including “Sisters.”
Christmas With the Kranks
Since their daughter is out of town, Luther and Nora Krank decide to skip out on Christmas in favor of a relaxing cruise. But on Christmas Eve, their daughter has a change of heart and decides to bring her fiancé home to the family for the holidays. The Kranks are faced with the stressful, silly task of putting together an elaborate Christmas celebration at the very last minute.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Tim Burton’s funny, animated Christmas film follows the pumpkin king of Halloween Town as he journeys through Christmas Town and falls in love with the holiday. But when he tries to bring Christmas back to his own Halloween-themed village, they find it difficult to simply switch gears and celebrate a new holiday.
The Legend of Frosty the Snowman
There’s so much more to Frosty’s story than the popular song describes. In this film, he travels to the town of Evergreen, where the strict mayor discourages fun. Frosty visits the mayor’s son Tommy, and the rest of the town, to show them magic is real. Bonus: The film is narrated by Burt Reynolds.