Festive Flicks: Movies to Wrap Up the Year


The year 2023 has been a challenging one for many people, with the ongoing pandemic, economic crisis, and social unrest. But there is one thing that can always bring joy and cheer: movies. Whether you prefer to watch them at home or in the theater, movies can transport you to different worlds, make you laugh, cry, or think, and inspire you to celebrate the spirit of the season.

If you are looking for some festive flicks to watch before the year ends, we have compiled a list of some of the best Christmas movies that are available on various streaming platforms. From timeless classics to new releases, these movies will add some sparkle and warmth to your holiday viewing.


Home Alone

If any movie has stood the test of time, it’s Home Alone. This 1990 comedy starring Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister has become synonymous with Christmas and has grown a cult following. The plot follows a young boy who is left home alone by his family while they go on vacation. He then has to defend his home with ingenious booby traps that he sets up himself. Watch Home Alone now on Disney+ or Apple TV.

The Santa Clause

Santa Claus is a holiday classic that families across the globe find themselves watching every December. When Tim Allen’s character Scott accidentally makes Santa Claus fall off his roof on Christmas Eve, he is magically recruited to take Santa’s place. He then has to navigate life as the most well-known man on earth, facing obstacles in all aspects of his life. A hilarious festive flick, you’ll be pleased to hear you can watch the spin-off television series The Santa Clauses on Disney+ and Apple TV.

Miracle on 34th Street

Based on a 1947 film, Miracle on 34th Street stars Mara Wilson as Susan Walker. Pulling at our heartstrings, six-year-old Susan meets a department store Santa and becomes convinced he’s the real thing. However, not everyone believes her, and she faces opposition from her mother and others who think she’s lying or delusional. Watch Miracle on 34th Street now on Disney+ or Apple TV.

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas

In this 2000 live-action remake of The Grinch (2018), Jim Carrey stars as the green creature who plots to ruin Christmas for the residents of Whoville by stealing their presents and decorations. However, he soon realizes that Christmas is more than just material things and that he might have missed out on something important in his own life. Watch Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas now on Disney+ or Apple TV.

Candy Cane Lane

Candy Cane Lane is a new musical comedy starring Eddie Murphy as Jack Frost, who returns to his hometown after being frozen for over a century by an evil witch named Mother Nature (played by Angela Bassett). He then tries to help his old friends and neighbors celebrate Christmas while also dealing with his feelings for a local baker named Holly (played by Zendaya). Watch Candy Cane Lane now on Netflix.


Christmas is another new release that will make you laugh out loud this holiday season. It stars Leighton Meester as Emma Jones, an advertising executive who hates everything about Christmas except for one thing: her ex-boyfriend Jake (played by Ryan Reynolds), who happens to be working at her company as an intern during the holiday season. She then decides to make him regret breaking up with her by sabotaging his work and making him do all kinds of embarrassing tasks around the office. Watch Christmas now on Netflix.

These are just some of the festive flicks that you can enjoy this year before saying goodbye to 2023. Whether you want something funny, heartwarming, or thrilling, there is something for everyone in this list of movies.

By Kane Wilson

Kane Wilson, founder of this news website, is a seasoned news editor renowned for his analytical skills and meticulous approach to storytelling. His journey in journalism began as a local reporter, and he quickly climbed the ranks due to his talent for unearthing compelling stories. Kane completed his Master’s degree in Media Studies from Northwestern University and spent several years in broadcast journalism prior to co-founding this platform. His dedication to delivering unbiased news and ability to present complex issues in an easily digestible format make him an influential voice in the industry.

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