New Christmas Movies in 2020 and Where to Stream Them

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Christmas season has arrived and so have brand new Christmas movies across all streaming platforms. From feel good romance stories set in small town America, to family dilemmas in far off places there is a movie for everyone. Here are some new holiday movies available just in time to get you in the holiday spirit.

Holidate

Watch it on Netflix

“Sloane (Roberts) and Jackson (Bracey) hate the holidays. They constantly find themselves single, sitting at the kids table, or stuck with awkward dates. But when these two strangers meet one particularly bad Christmas, they make a pact to be each other’s ‘holidate’ for every festive occasion throughout the next year. With a mutual disdain for the holidays, and assuring themselves that they have no romantic interest in the other, they make the perfect team. However, as a year of absurd celebrations come to an end, Sloane and Jackson find that sharing everything they hate may just prove to be something they unexpectedly love.”

Heart of the Holidays

Watch it on Philo

“When Sam (Lengies) was a little girl, all she wanted was to make a difference in the world. Now as a high-powered stockbroker on Wall Street, she couldn’t be further from her small-town roots. After a misunderstanding, Sam heads back home for the holidays, where she comes face-to-face with her high school sweetheart Noah (Sevier). Together they rediscover what matters most in life.”

A Taste of Christmas

Watch it on Philo

“When Natalie (Krueger) learns her cousin Francesca (Vardalos) must cancel the Christmas Eve opening of her new Italian restaurant, Natalie’s heart goes out to all the guests who were planning on attending. Since no one should be alone on Christmas, Natalie decides to make the opening happen any way she can. However, the attractive but pessimistic Chef Stefano (Marini) believes it’s impossible — there are only three days until Christmas! But Natalie insists that problems are just opportunities in disguise, and soon she convinces Stefano that they can do it. At first, these opposites do not attract, but feelings begin to change when they find themselves working side-by-side. With Stefano’s help Natalie learns that cooking, like Christmas, isn’t about perfection… it’s about sharing it with the ones you love.”

Dear Santa

Rent it on Amazon Prime Video

As thousands of letters to Santa Claus flood post offices during the holiday season, it’s up to the US Postal Service’s 107 year old Operation Santa to deliver them to Kris Kringle himself.

Operation Christmas Drop

Watch it on Netflix

“While gathering evidence to support closing a tropical U.S. Air Force base, a congressional aide warms to its generous captain.”

Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding

Watch it on Philo

“Lifetime’s first-ever Christmas sequel, to last year’s hit movie Merry Liddle Christmas, Merry Liddle Christmas Wedding once again follows Jacquie Liddle (Rowland), as she and Tyler (Cadrot) try to plan their perfect destination Christmas wedding. Naturally, Jacquie’s plans go awry when her boisterous family intervenes in her planning and her snooty wedding planner quits in protest. While nothing goes as initially planned, Jacquie and Tyler get a Christmas wedding more memorable than they could have ever dreamed.”

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

Watch it on Netflix

“A musical adventure and a visual spectacle for the ages, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is a wholly fresh and spirited family holiday event. Set in the gloriously vibrant town of Cobbleton, the film follows legendary toymaker Jeronicus Jangle (Whitaker) whose fanciful inventions burst with whimsy and wonder. But when his trusted apprentice (Key) steals his most prized creation, it’s up to his equally bright and inventive granddaughter (Mills) — and a long-forgotten invention — to heal old wounds and reawaken the magic within. From the imagination of writer-director David E. Talbert and featuring original songs by John Legend, Philip Lawrence, Davy Nathan, and ‘This Day’ performed by Usher and Kiana Ledé, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey reminds us of the strength of family and the power of possibility.”

A Crafty Christmas Romance

Watch it on Philo

“Mandy (Posener), the owner of a craft and hobby store, discovers an old copy of A Christmas Carol among donations for a book drive. In the book is a letter to Santa from 70 years ago along with a valuable coin. Mandy sets out to find the owner of the book, letter, and coin with the help of Jonah (Johnson), a contractor who first came upon and donated the book. Along the way, they find clues that lead them closer to the author, and to each other, but can Mandy return everything to the book owner in time for Christmas and make her own Christmas wish come true?”

The Princess Switch: Switched Again

Watch it on Netflix

“When Duchess Margaret  unexpectedly inherits the throne to Montenaro and hits a rough patch with boyfriend Kevin, it’s up to her double Princess Stacy of Belgravia to get these star-crossed lovers back together… but the course of true love is complicated by the appearance of a handsome royal who’s intent on stealing Margaret’s heart. Throw in the unexpected arrival of Margaret’s outrageous party girl cousin Fiona, a third look-alike who has ambitions of her own, and you have the recipe for Christmas triple trouble!”

Happiest Season

Watch it on Hulu 

“Meeting your girlfriend’s family for the first time can be tough. Planning to propose at her family’s annual Christmas dinner — until you realize that they don’t even know she’s gay — is even harder. When Abby (Stewart) learns that Harper (Davis) has kept their relationship a secret from her family, she begins to question the girlfriend she thought she knew. Happiest Season is a holiday romantic comedy that hilariously captures the range of emotions tied to wanting your family’s acceptance, being true to yourself, and trying not to ruin Christmas.”

Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square

Watch it on Netflix

“A rich and nasty woman, Regina Fuller, returns to her small hometown after her father’s death to evict everyone and sell the land to a mall developer — right before Christmas. However, after listening to stories of the local townsfolk, reconnecting with an old love, and accepting the guidance of an actual angel, Regina starts to have a change of heart. This is the story about family, love and how a small town’s Christmas spirit can warm the coldest of hearts. Featuring 14 original songs with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton.”

A Candy Cane Christmas

Watch it on Philo

“Since childhood, Candy Cane Lane has been Phoebe’s (Mitchell) favorite Christmas tradition of an entire neighborhood decorated for the holidays. This Christmas, however, the neighborhood decides to skip the decorations, crushing her spirits. As Phoebe is searching for a new tradition to cheer her up, she realizes that it’s not the traditions we cherish, but the people we spend them with. While preparing for her new tradition, Phoebe stumbles upon the final thing her Christmas was missing: love.”

The Christmas Chronicles Part Two

Watch it on Netflix

“It’s been two years since siblings Kate (Camp) and Teddy Pierce (Lewis) saved Christmas, and a lot has changed. Kate, now a cynical teenager, is reluctantly spending Christmas in Cancun with her mom’s new boyfriend and his son Jack (Bruno). Unwilling to accept this new version of her family, Kate decides to run away. But when a mysterious, magical troublemaker named Belsnickel threatens to destroy the North Pole and end Christmas for good, Kate and Jack are unexpectedly pulled into a new adventure with Santa Claus (Russell).”

Mariah Carey’s Magical Christmas Special

Watch it on Apple TV+

Faced with a holiday cheer crisis, the North Pole knows there’s only one person who can save the day: Santa’s great friend Mariah Carey. The Queen of Christmas creates a fabulous and star-studded spectacular to make the whole family merry.

Christmas on the Vine

Watch it on Philo

“Brooke (Guill), a young marketing executive, goes back to her hometown excited to relive her Christmas memories, while helping a struggling family-owned winery. Her marketing assignment involves an unlikely partnership with Tyler (Cor), the charismatic yet stubborn owner of the winery. Brooke quickly learns that the town’s Christmas spirit has disappeared due to a wine conglomerate buying out all the local wineries. Determined to bring Christmas back to the town, Brooke and Tyler work together and discover they share more than a love for wine.”

Tudo Bem No Natal Que Vem (Just Another Christmas)

Watch it on Netflix

“After taking a very nasty fall on Christmas Eve, grinchy Jorge blacks out and wakes up one year later, with no memory of the year that has passed. He soon realizes that he’s doomed to keep waking up on Christmas Eve after Christmas Eve, having to deal with the aftermath of what his other self has done the other 364 days of the year.”

Christmas with the Darlings

Watch it on Philo

“Just before the holidays, Jessica Lew (Law) is ending her tenure as the assistant to her wealthy boss to use her recently earned law degree within his company, but offers to help his charming younger brother (Marks) as he looks after his orphaned nieces and nephew over Christmas.”

Mistletoe Magic

Watch it on Tubi

“When self-proclaimed ‘Christmas Grinch’ Harper realizes she accidentally donated her family’s beloved magic mistletoe to a charity, she enlists the help of thrift store owner and old friend Luke to help her retrieve it. Can Luke convince Harper that perhaps the magic of Christmas is real and that true love does exist?”

The Christmas Edition

Watch it on Philo

“It’s Christmas time and Jackie (Hughes), an up-and-coming journalist, finds that her life is at a crossroads until she finds an unexpected opportunity — to run a small-town newspaper in Alaska. Jackie decides to give it a try and relocates to the picture-perfect town. Using a series of Christmas articles, she’s able to quickly return the newspaper to profitability and soon falls in love… both with her new home and the handsome son of the paper’s former owner. However, when her old boss announces plans to take over the paper for herself, Jackie will need a Christmas miracle to save it.”

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