There is nothing better than watching a festive film and snuggling up in cozy pajamas over a hot drink (or wine) on Christmas weekend. If you’re ready to do this ASAP, you are probably wondering which vacation movies are worth streaming this year. To avoid endless scrolling through your go-to streaming app, ET has put together a selection of vacation films for you to watch from the comfort of your home this season.
There are so many fun, festive movies to watch alone, with friends, or family that span across major streaming services from Netflix to Apple TV +. Our top picks include Zoey’s extraordinary Christmas, The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star (all three Vanessa Hudgenses are back), the Disney + Home alone Remake, RuPauls The bastard who stole Christmas and more!
For more Christmas movies, check out LGBTQ Themed Movies and Series, Hallmark Channels Countdown to Christmas, Keke Palmer’s New Food Contest Series, and the Harry Potter Movies.
Get the details of the vacation movies to stream below.
Home sweet home alone (Disney +)
With: Ellie Kemper, Rob Delaney, Archie Yates, Aisling Bea, Kenan Thompson, Tim Simons
Building ground: Love the upper floor Home alone Movies? Well, there is a new 2021 episode that you might want to watch with the family. Ten-year-old Max Mercer (Yates) is accidentally left home on vacation when his parents drive to Tokyo. When Max encounters intruders, he does everything to protect his home.
Watch on Disney +
The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star (Netflix)
With: Vanessa Hudgens, Nick Sagar, Remy Hii, Will Kemp, Amanda Donohoe, Sam Palladio
Building ground: The princess counter is back with the third part of the vacation film series. When a priceless Christmas relic is stolen from the Montenaro Palast, lookalikes Margaret and Stacy turn to the third doppelganger, Margaret’s cousin Fiona, to help them find the missing artifact – with a charismatic ex.
‘That was the fight before Christmas (Apple TV +)
Building ground: Brace yourself for this documentary about Christmas-obsessed attorney Jeremy Morris, whose over-the-top Christmas decorations bring him a lawsuit when neighbors find the Christmas cheer all too disturbing.
Watch on Apple TV +
Zoey’s extraordinary Christmas (The Roku Canal)
With: Jane Levy, Mary Steenburgen, Skylar Astin
Building ground: Zoey’s extraordinary playlist is back after NBC’s musical dramedy canceled with a Roku Channel holiday movie, Zoey’s extraordinary Christmas. The TV movie follows Zoey as she sets out to create a magical Christmas for her family, just like her late father Mitch did.
Rugrats (Parent +)
With: Voiced by Nancy Cartwright, Elizabeth Daily, Kath Soucie, Ashley Spillers, Cheryl Chase, Cree Summer, Tommy Dewey, Natalie Morales, Tony Hale
Building ground: The multi-denominational holiday episode “Traditions” follows Tommy’s first Hanukkah on Christmas Eve, and the Pickles juggle their family traditions to make sure everyone feels important while celebrating Las Posadas with Betty and her family. The episode aims to explain the different ways in which the holidays are celebrated and how families from different cultures come together to create their own unique traditions.
Watch it on Paramount +
The bastard who stole Christmas (VH1)
With: RuPaul, Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Ridings, Michelle Visage, Ginger Minj, Brooke Lynn Hytes, Peppermint, Jan Sport, Jaymes Mansfield, Latrice Royale, Gottmik, Morgan McMichaels, Porkchop, Carson Kressley, Ross Mathews, Chad Michaels, Heidi N Closet, Kelly Mantle, Kimora Blac, Laganja Estranja, Manila Luzon, Mayhem Miller, Pandora Boxx, Raven, Rock M. Sakura, Kylie Sonique Love, Kim Petras, Charo, Anna Maria Horsford
Building ground: In the sluggishest Christmas film of all time, a workaholic big-city fashion journalist is sent to a Christmas-obsessed small town to unearth a story when she finds herself surrounded by cutthroat housewives, a high-profile “winter ball”. Competition, and a sinister conspiracy, the Christmas Fore-evah! could destroy!
Eight Gifts of Hanukkah (Trademark)
With: Inbar Lavi, Jake Epstein
Building ground: A woman goes on a journey during Hanukkah to find her secret admirer. Take a look at the full range of Hallmark Holiday Movies.
The housewives of the North Pole (Peacock)
With: Kyle Richards, Betsy Brandt, Tetona Jackson, Kyle Selig, Jearnest Corchado, Carlos Ponce, Alec Mapa and Damon Dayoub
Building ground: Friends Trish (Richards) and Diana (Brandt) are known as the “Christmas Queens” of North Pole, Vermont, where they have dominated the vacation home decorating competition for years. Their friendship is put to the test when they get into an argument and split the city. Things get even more dramatic when a journalist (Jackson) comes into town to write an exposé entitled “Real Housewives of the North Pole”.
With love (Amazon)
With: Emeraude Toubia, Mark Indelicato, Desmond Chiam, Rome Flynn, Vincent Rodriguez III, Isis King, Todd Grinnell, Constance Marie, Benito Martinez
Building ground: With love is a romantic comedy about Diaz siblings Lily and Jorge Jr., who are both looking for love and meaning. Set on a different holiday year-round, each of the five episodes follows Lily on her transition from a new single to a love triangle with two sexy suitors and Jorge Jr. as he introduces the family to his new boyfriend, Henry for the first time Christmas Eve / Nochebuena, and the Diazes’ cousin, Sol Perez, during a potentially prosperous relationship with her colleague Dr. Balancing Miles Murphy. The patriarchs of the family, Beatriz and Jorge Sr., how they also deal with their own relationship challenges and find new ways to keep the spark alive in their 50s. The Diaz family take a wild ride through all the ups and downs of life during some of the most beautiful holidays of the year.
Under the Christmas tree (Lifetime)
With: Elise Bauman, Tattiawna Jones and Ricki Lake
Building ground: Marketing expert Alma Beltran (Bauman) and Christmas tree whisperer Charlie Freemont (Jones) meet when Charlie finds the perfect tree for the governor of Maine holiday celebration – right in Alma’s backyard. While they initially quarrel, romantic sparks soon sprinkle between the two women when the magical tree and some Christmas fairy dust from the Pâtissière extraordinaire (lake) of the city bring out the best in them and ignite mutual trust and a fight, love and Christmas magic.
Encanto (Disney +)
Premieres: 24th of December
With: Voiced by Stephanie Beatriz, María Cecilia Botero, John Leguizamo, Mauro Castillo, Jessica Darrow, Angie Cepeda, Carolina Gaitan, Diane Guerrero, Wilmer Valderrama, Maluma
Building ground: With brand new songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Encanto tells the story of the Madrigal family who live in a magical house in the Colombian mountains. When Mirabel, the only non-magical member of the family, discovers that the magic of her home is in danger, Mirabel sets out to protect her family and home.
Reference from etonline