#LeMillRecommends: New Holiday Movies To Stream This Weekend

Can you hear those sleigh bells ringing? Christmas weekend is almost here! While a lot may have changed in the past couple of years, one tradition remains the same: there’s nothing better than putting a festive movie on the screen and embracing the holiday spirit with friends and family. 

While you can never go wrong with an evergreen classic, if you were hoping to experiment with new faces and fresh stories this year - we’ve got you covered. We’ve rounded up a list of new holiday-themed releases available to stream right now. 

Here are some new holiday movies to curl up with and get that holiday cheer from the comfort of your own couch or bed. Put that popcorn in the microwave and grab the remote - Let the marathon commence! 

Love Hard



This new-age rom-com begins with Natalie (played by Nina Dobrev) traveling across the country to surprise Josh, a guy she met online, only to discover she’s been catfished. Stranded in a small town without her luggage, she decides to help Josh by pretending to be his girlfriend to impress his family. In turn, Josh will help her win over the guy whose photos she originally fell for. The feel-good movie is sprinkled with references to classic Christmas movies and karaoke scenes. 

Available on Netflix 




Jesper is sent to a frozen, faraway place called Smeerensburg to get a postal office up and running. There’s just one problem- nobody in Smeerensburg wants to exchange words, let alone letters. Here Jesper befriends Klaus the toymaker and together their gifts melt the feud of the ages and deliver the holiday spirit on a sleigh. 

Available on Netflix 

A Boy Called Christmas 



Based on a children's book of the same name, A Boy Called Christmas is a whimsical Santa origin story that stars Henry Lawfull, Maggie Smith, Kristen Wiig and Sally Hawkins. A poor Finnish boy called Nikolas sets off to find his father who has left him behind to find the fabled village of Elfhelm, where elves live. There’s even a magical mouse and the reindeer Blitzen involved. 

Available on Netflix 

8-bit Christmas 



If you’re a sucker for nostalgia, this one’s for you. Set in suburban Chicago in the late 80s, this family comedy follows a 10-year-old on a quest for the latest and greatest video game system for Christmas. Starring Neil Patrick Harris, June Diane Raphael and Steve Zahn, the movie offers a heavy dose of nostalgia for Gen X. 

Available on YouTube Movies and Google Play 

Last Christmas



Wannabe singer Kate is subscribed to bad decisions. A wannabe singer, Kate works as an elf in a year round Christmas store which is where she meets Tom. As part of a Christmas miracle, Kate’s life takes a turn for good but it seems too good to be true. Discover the life changing spirit of Christmas in this Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding starrer.   

Available on Netflix. 

Princess Switch Three 



One’s a company, two’s a crowd and three’s a party. In the third part of the Princess Switch series, watch as Queen Margaret, Princess Stacy and Cousin Fiona join forces to juggle love and royal duties. The result- a very unexpected switch and lots of fun.  

Available on Netflix.