The Best New 2021 Christmas Movies

to Keep You Cozy All Season Long

Father Christmas Is Back

Stars include Elizabeth Hurley, Kelsey Grammer, and John Cleese.

Photo: Netflix

Father Christmas Is Back is about four sisters who are feuding but are brought back together when their long-lost father returns to the family’s ~fancy English manor~ for Christmas.

8-Bit Christmas

Neil Patrick Harris, June Diane Raphael, and Steve Zahn costar.

Adapted from the novel of the same name, by Kevin Jakubowski, 8-Bit Christmas is about a 10-year-old boy (Winslow Fegley) in the 1980s who goes on an adventure to get the Christmas gift of the year: a new video game system.

Love Hard

Nina Dobrev, Darren Barnet, Jimmy O. Yang, and Harry Shum Jr.

Love Hard is a romantic comedy about a woman who travels across the country to meet a guy she met online for Christmas.

But upon arrival, she finds out that she’s been majorly catfished.

She’s understandably pissed…until the imposter agrees to set her up with the real guy whose photos he was using if she pretends to be his girlfriend first.

Home Sweet Home Alone

Archie Yates, Ellie Kemper, Rob Delaney, and Kenan Thompson.

Much like the original Home Alone, this new entry in the franchise is about a boy who is left home alone around Christmastime and has to protect his house.

A Boy Called Christmas

Henry Lawfull, Maggie Smith, Kristen Wiig, Michiel Huisman, and Sally Hawkins.

Based on the children’s book of the same name, by Matt Haig, A Boy Called Christmas tells the origin story of Santa Claus via an adventure he went on as a young boy.

The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star

Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens returns once again for The Princess Switch 3, in which she will again play all three of her roles. This time, all three Vanessa royals have to retrieve a stolen artifact. Plus there’s romance and switched identities, of course.

The Real Housewives of the North Pole

Betsy Brandt, Kyle Richards

This one isn’t quite what it sounds like. Rather than being about a group of rich women who live at the North Pole, it’s about women who live in a town called North Pole, Vermont.

When two best friends and holiday-house-decorating champions (Betsy Brandt and actual Real Housewives star Kyle Richards) get into a feud, a journalist writes up an exposé titled “Real Housewives of the North Pole.”

Single All the Way

Michael Urie, Philemon Chambers

In classic rom-com style, Single All the Way involves people pretending they’re in a relationship.

When going home to visit his family for the holidays, a man named Peter (Michael Urie) convinces his friend Nick (Philemon Chambers) to pretend they’re in a relationship so that his family stops bothering him about being single.

A Christmas Dance Reunion

Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman

This is a dance reunion in more ways than one.

A Christmas Dance Reunion stars High School Musical actors Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman as childhood dance partners who reunite for one last Christmas dance at a resort that is in danger of closing down.

Blending Christmas

Haylie Duff, Aaron O’Connell

Sticking with a similar theme, Blending Christmas is about another resort that’s being redeveloped.

A woman (Haylie Duff) who used to spend her childhood Christmases at the resort is surprised with a trip there by her boyfriend (Aaron O’Connell), who hopes to unite their families and propose.

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