Get Ready For Christmas With These 12 Holiday Movies in English

13 December 2022
By Sarah Angela Almaden
Japanese House

Netflix / Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

According to a popular Christmas-themed movie called Love Actually “love is all around you” this Christmas Time. You can feel it in your fingers. You can feel it in your toes. You can feel it in the air. You can feel it everywhere. And that makes everything actually feel a bit more… special. What do you think?

Well with that being said, love is one of the important themes of this festive season. And there’s nothing better to do than to indulge yourself in a movie marathon that can make you feel warm and cozy and in love as if you’re sipping a nice cup of hot chocolate with three marshmallows and whipped cream on top. Hmm, how nice.

Quick tangent: If your target language is English then watching a movie or five (in English, of course) is a great supplement to your language lessons. This method will help enrich your language comprehension because this exposes you to conversational dialogue that native speakers use. When in doubt, if your language lesson needs an extra something-something, go ahead and watch a flick of your choice!

If you’re on the hunt for a collection of holiday movies that will make you feel as snug as a bug, look no further. Here are the steps to help you get started:

  • Step 1: Whip out this counting-out rhyme of “Eeny, meeny, money, mo” to help you figure out what movie you should start with.
  • Step 2: Feel free to enable or disable the subtitles or the dubbing.
  • Step 3: Sit tight and relax. Press “Play.”

The Holiday

Summary: Amanda Woods is a movie executive who lives in sunny Los Angeles. Iris Simpkins is a society column editor for The Daily Telegraph in London. Now, these two women have never met before. But, on a fateful December day, they connect online and decide to swap homes for the holidays. Little do they know, this would result in something that could change their lives forever.

The Santa Clause

Summary: Scott Calvin accidentally caused Santa to fall off his roof while he was stopping by his house on Christmas Eve. Because of the tragic incident, Calvin finds himself slowly and magically transforming into Santa just in time for the upcoming holiday.

Last Holiday

Summary: A saleswoman by the name of Georgia Byrd is informed that she has a terminal illness, with only a few weeks left to live. Instead of moping around, she makes the decision to spend all of her money on a lavish vacation in Europe.

Eloise at Christmastime

Summary: Eloise is a bright and charming little girl who lives at the Plaza Hotel in New York with her nanny. She learns that the hotel owner's daughter is getting married, but she doubts that they would make a good couple. Being the cupid she is, she decides to set up a matchmaking operation with the hotel owner’s daughter and a different guy.

Falling For Christmas

Summary: Just days before Christmas, a newly engaged hotel heiress ends up in a skiing accident and loses her memories. Because of her injury, she is diagnosed with amnesia. And now, she finds herself being cared for by the owner of a lodge and his daughter while she waits for her memories to come back.

The Princess Switch

Summary: Margaret and Stacy are two different people from two separate countries. Margaret is the Duchess of Montenaro. On the other hand, Stacy is a baker from Chicago. However, they do have one thing in common: they both look exactly alike. So when they run into each other several days before the Christmas holiday, they agree to switch places and live each other’s lives for two days.

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

Summary: In a place called Cobbleton lives a toymaker named Jeronicus Jangle, who makes magical toys. One day, his apprentice Gustafson steals his finest creation and that leaves Jeronicus in serious financial trouble. Many, many, many years later, his bright and joyous granddaughter unexpectedly shows up at his door and she brings with her this gift that rekindles the passion that Jeronicus once had.

Best Man Holiday

Summary: College friends reunite over the Christmas break after 15 years of not seeing each other. When they all meet, they realize that despite their many changes and differences, they still remember their old rivalries, dramas, and conflicts.

Deck The Halls

Summary: Buddy and Steve are two neighbors who are trying to outdo each other’s lighting display during the Christmas season in their small town in Massachusetts. Buddy wants to win the friendly neighborhood competition, so he uses extremely bright lighting to decorate his house so that it can be seen from space. With all of this competition and animosity, the neighborhood is in complete disarray, forgetting what Christmas is all about.

Love Hard

Summary: Natalie meets her perfect guy on a dating app and decides to see him for the Christmas holidays. Then, she discovers that she’s been catfished


Summary: Due to his reputation as the worst student at the postal academy, Jesper is sent to a frozen island above the polar circle. However, the residents of the island hardly ever interact with each other, so this makes Jesper's situation more challenging. One day he meets and befriends Klaus, the mysterious woodworker in town who creates handmade toys. And their unlikely friendship started something magical.

Unaccompanied Minors

Summary: A blizzard shuts down an entire airport for Christmas Eve. Since all flights are canceled, five unaccompanied minors decide to take advantage of the opportunity to have a lot of fun in the airport.

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