You’ve heard of and already watched new holiday movies like Spirited, A Christmas Story Christmas and The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special but there are still more than two weeks to Christmas. Now what? There are, of course, the classics like It’s A Wonderful Life, but you’ve seen that dozens of times already. Well, here is some good news: there is a stocking full of new under-the-radar holiday movies this holiday season to watch on your television or phone.
Please find below a half dozen newly-released holiday movies that are available right now on a wide variety of platforms to make the holiday season merry, bright and a little different.
A Christmas Karen (Streaming on demand and on digital via all major platforms – AppleTV, Amazon, GooglePlay, Vudu, Microsoft Movies and more) – Please put this one at the top of the list as it is our reason for bringing you this list in the first place J. A Christmas Karen stars Michele Simms, who first rose to fame as the super excited “Oversharing Mom” in the viral Carvana television commercials. The film is a hilarious reimagining of the classic A Christmas Carol – centering on an entitled middle-aged woman with a very Scrooge-like bad attitude who gets an “intervention” from three unconventional spirits.
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The First Noelle (BET+) – About a woman named Noelle (Novi Brown) who is determined to say goodbye to being friend-zoned when her ex Terrance (Todd Anthony) returns Atlanta for Christmas with the new woman in his life – another Noelle
Christmas on the Farm (Hulu) – Poppy Montgomery, Darren McMullen, Hugh Sheridan, Nicholas Brown star in this all-new comedy about a New York socialite who fakes her identity to get her book published and has to rush back to her deceased mother’s farm when the publisher and her son come to visit.
Another Christmas (The Roku Channel) – Sheena Faust, Ryan Toby, Malik Brazile star in this rom com that features the rekindling of old flames when an elementary school teacher and pro athlete are reunited. Kelly Brooks (Faust) is an elementary school teacher who gave up on love until her childhood friend, Andrew (Brazile), a professional baseball player, returns home and invites Kelly to spend Christmas with his family. Although reluctant to attend a Christmas party after remembering how things ended with Andrew, she soon realizes she still has feelings for him.
A Gingerbread Christmas (Discovery+) – Follows Hazel (Tiya Sircar from The Good Place), who goes home for the holidays, where a romance begins to bloom with a local contractor who has been helping her father with their family bakery.