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7 movies to watch during the holiday season

Metro’s here to give you the scoop about the best movies you can stream to help get you into the holiday spirit!
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The 2nd Day of Christmas

Available on: YouTube

Starring Mark Ruffalo, this movie is about two thieves, Patsy and Trish, who are caught red-handed on Christmas Eve by a smart but kindhearted security guard. Instead of turning them into jail on Christmas, Bert agrees to supervise the pickpockets over the holidays. Hilarious and heartwarming adventures ensue. The best thing about this film is that it’s absolutely, 100% free—you can find the full version on YouTube. No monthly subscription required!

Christmas in Paradise

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Available on: YouTube

After a tough year, two different families embark on a cruise to San Juan for Christmas, hoping to escape their troubles and enjoy the holiday. Their paths entwine during the vacation, and the members of each family become instrumental in each other’s journeys. If you’re in the mood for a sentimental, uplifting Christmas film, look no further than this (absolutely free!) option.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Available on: Netflix

This is a classic Christmas comedy if there ever was one. As Chevy Chase prepares to have his extended family over for the holidays, a variety of (hilarious) disasters ensue. This film is filled with a ton of classic gags; if you’re feeling nostalgic for a time when physical, family-oriented comedy thrived, be sure to check this out!

I’ll Be Home for Christmas

Available on: Netflix

First off, apologies if simply reading this movie’s title has made the song get stuck in your head. The title is pretty much a synopsis for the movie in and of itself: it’s about a teenage boy who goes through tons of hilarious struggles as he tries to make it back home for Christmas for the first time in year. The cast is truly a ‘90s gem: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Jessica Biel, and Elizabeth Berkeley are only a few of the actors featured.

Scrooged

Available on: Amazon Prime

Bill Murray is probably the last person most people would associate with Ebenezer Scrooge. And that’s why this movie works so well. A modern, comedic take on the famous holiday tale A Christmas Carol, this movie features a Scrooge we can care about, sympathize with, and even laugh with. Check it out!

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Available on: Hulu

Let’s just face it: when the holidays come around, you can’t really ever g wrong with Charlie Brown. Whether you’re looking for something for the whole family, revisiting your childhood, or adamantly insisting that “Charlie Brown is totally for adults, too!” (hey—more power to you, man), this is a great option!

12 Dates of Christmas

Available on: Netflix

The holidays are the time to indulge: on copious amounts of food, on gift splurges for your loved ones (or, hey, even yourself—no judgement), on cheesy rom-coms that you dutifully roll your eyes at during the rest of the year. Take in the spirit of the season and check out this adorable romantic comedy, which tells the story of an unfortunate girl who is forced to go on the same horrible date 12 times. (Thought your Christmas dinner with the extended family was painful? Think again.)

 
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