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5 Movies to Watch This Holiday Season

December 3, 20194 min read

With the short, darkening days that winter brings, there is nothing better to do on a cold December evening than to kick back and watch a good movie.

Whether you’re a longtime fan of the classics or a sucker for the Hallmark romance movies, these five movies are perfect for the holidays.

Write Before Christmas

This 2019 Hallmark film is sure to give you all the feels. After having been recently dumped, Jessica decides it’s time she take a holiday from dating. With five Christmas cards (originally intended for her ex), Jessica proceeds to pen letters to the five people who’ve impacted her life the most. The movie travels through the lives of those five people as they navigate first love, learn to overcome grief and discover what it means to take second chances. Write Before Christmas ties in all the aspects of the holidays are about and is perfect for anyone looking for a feel good Christmas movie.

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The Knight Before Christmas

This clever movie title hones in on the magic of Christmas. The 2019 Netflix film starring Vanessa Hudgens and Josh Whitehouse features a school teacher who has seemingly given up on the idea of a fairytale love. When she accidentally hits a man with her car during a snowstorm, however, she takes him in to her care to allow time for his head injury to heal. The guy she hit? Well, he’s under the impression that he’s a knight in shining armor from the thirteenth century. Except…he is. Cole (Whitheouse), has been teleported from medieval days to the modern day on a secret quest. The purpose of that quest? To open his heart to love. The Knight Before Christmas is full of love, laughter and most importantly: magic.

The Polar Express

This throwback is a must-watch during the holiday season. I mean, who doesn’t want to board a magic train headed to the North Pole on Christmas Eve night? Watch this flick when you’re feeling nostalgic or watch it when you want to sing along to the iconic hot chocolate song—either one will do.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

This film is timeless. Through all of the Charlie Brown holiday classics, this one certainly ties for favorite. Join Charlie Brown and the Peanuts gang as they discover the true meaning of Christmas. You know—disregarding all of the shopping, grand decorations and other materialistic things!

A Christmas Prince

This Christmas movie has easily become a fan-favorite. The Netflix film premiered 2017, garnering numerous fans from all over. The film follows Emily, a journalist who is sent to the nation of Aldovia where she is to get the scoop on the royal family. A Prince soon to be crowned King that seems to be shying away from his duties? Definitely the sort of story that will give Emily large props in the journalism world. Except, writing that story becomes increasingly difficult when Emily finds herself beginning to fall for none other than Prince Richard. Yet, there’s still the story to be written and the secrecy of the soon to be King that cannot go unnoticed. While falling unexpectedly for the Prince, Emily must also deal with conniving ex-girlfriends and jealous cousins alike. A Christmas Prince is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat this holiday season and vying for the romance between Emily and Richard.

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Kaycee Wilson

Kaycee has been passionate about writing from the moment she knew how. You can find her reading about witches and vampires, daydreaming about autumn, or brainstorming ideas for her next novel.

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