What are the holidays without appropriately-themed films? There’s nothing wrong with sticking to the classics, but enjoyable new flicks are also on the horizon. From comedies to true tales and animation, the 2017 holiday movies season is sure to have you (and maybe the whole family) tuning in. And that includes theatergoers and those who prefer to cozy up at home alike.
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A Bad Moms Christmas
“Do you know the secret behind what makes Christmas so special? Moms!” Well, the ladies in this comedic sequel have had enough. Amy (Mila Kunis), Kiki (Kristen Bell) and Carla (Kathryn Hahn) are back together, this time rebelling against all that’s expected of moms during the holiday season. But things get tricky when their own mothers show up. In theaters Nov. 1, rated R.
The Sweetest Christmas
The Hallmark Channel is known to bring the laughter and happy tears each holiday season. This season, it’s setting its own record by premiering 33 new original holiday films. One of them, The Sweetest Christmas, features Mean Girls star Lacey Chabert. She plays Kylie Watson, a struggling pasty chef who reunites with an old flame (played by Lea Coco) as she prepares for a culinary competition. Chabert said, “Out of all the Christmas movies I’ve done, I think there’s a very sweet and genuine feeling about it.” Premieres Nov. 11 at 8pm
All I Want For Christmas Is You
Let’s face it: the holiday season isn’t complete without Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” Now Carey has put her classic tune in a new animated film of the same name. “I’m going to tell you the story of my first love,” Carey says. And that first love? An adorable pup! The singer will also debut a new holiday song “Lil Snowman” in the film. On Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand on Nov. 14, rated G
The Man Who Invented Christmas
Discover the story behind perhaps the most famous holiday story of all-time: A Christmas Carol. This entertaining film tells the true tale of how Charles Dickens, played by Dan Stevens, thought up Tiny Tim, the Ghost of Christmas Past and Scrooge. In limited theaters Nov. 22, rated PG
Disney’s Pixar will give you all the feels this holiday season. Based on the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), the inspiring film follows aspiring musician Miguel whose family has banned music. But little Miguel dreams of being like his late great-great-grandfather Ernesto de la Cruz. He unexpectedly journeys to the Land of the Dead where he reunites with deceased family members as he searches for Ernesto. In theaters Nov. 22, rated PG