5 Upcoming Christmas Movies Of 2022 To Make You Feel Festive
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5 Upcoming Christmas Movies Of 2022 To Make You Feel Festive

Jasmyne Jeffery November 12, 2022

We all love Christmas classics such as Home Alone, Elf and The Muppets’ A Christmas Carol. However, there are some festive upcoming Christmas movies of 2022 that will definitely be worth a watch.

Of course, we will all be sitting down under a blanket with a hot chocolate to watch the Christmas films that we love. But that doesn’t mean we can’t dabble with some of the upcoming Christmas movies 2022 has to offer. Here is a list of the 5 that we’re most excited about.

The Upcoming Christmas Movies Of 2022

Earlier this week Netflix released Falling For Christmas starring none other than Lindsay Lohan which is going down a treat. Yet there are other new Christmas movies on Netflix in 2022.

Spirited – Apple TV+

First up on the list of films to get on your Christmas list is from Apple TV+ and stars Ryan Reynolds and Christmas film alumni Will Ferrell.

Though this is yet another take on A Christmas Carol, this is guaranteed to pick packed full of laughs staring the two comedy powerhouses. This version is a modern musical reimagining of the classic tale with a little bit of a twist.

Each Christmas Eve, one dark soul is chosen by the ghosts to be reformed. This year, it’s Ryan Reynold’s Clint Briggs, who proves too much of a handful for the ghost of Christmas past. In steps Present (Will Ferell) who really believes he can change Clint, exclaiming “I really believe that he can be a positive force on mankind!”

Also starring Octavia Spencer, the film begins streaming on Apple TV+ on November 18.

Watch the trailer here.

The Guardians Of The Galaxy Holiday Special – Disney+

At only 40 minutes, this Marvel television special is the perfect length for kids (and adults!) with an attention span too short for a feature length. With all the main cast reprising their roles, this is the upcoming Christmas movie of 2022 for fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special official trailer from the Disney+ official YouTube channel

The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special follows the crew celebrating Christmas and heading to Earth to find the best gift for their leader, Quill.

Also starring Kevin Bacon and Maria Bakalova, this will be the final instalment of Phase 4 of the MCU.

The continuation of the franchise will be available to stream from November 25.

A Christmas Story Christmas – HBO Max

Next up on our list of upcoming Christmas movies of 2022 is the long-awaited third instalment of the Christmas Story films.

Thirty years after the first film, Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley) returns to his childhood home with his own family. After seeing his mother who is now widowed, she convinces him to give his children the Christmas magic that he had as a child. As Ralphie takes on the task, he realises it’s a lot harder than it seemed as a kid.

Lots of characters will be reprising their role for the sequel, however, there will be many new additions as well.

On HBO Max from November 17, you can watch the trailer here.

The Noel Diary – Netflix

This is another of the new Christmas movies on Netflix in 2022. Fresh from the success of This Is Us, Justin Hartley stars as a popular author who is travelling home to sort out his estranged mother’s estates. After finding her diary containing secrets about his past, he embarks on a journey to discover an unforeseen future.

The Noel Diary. (L to R) Barrett Doss as Rachel, Justin Hartley as Jake in The Noel Diary. Cr. KC Bailey/Netflix © 2022.

Joining Jake is Rachel (Barrett Doss) whose own secrets are revealed in the diary. Together they attempt to challenge their past in what promises to be a heart-warming watch.

Based on the book of the same name, the film is 99 minutes long and will be available to stream from November 24.\

Get a festive feel with the trailer.

Violent Night – In Cinemas

A little different than the other upcoming Christmas movies of 2022, this is definitely a film for those that love an unconventional festive film — like Die Hard, because that is a Christmas film no matter what everyone else says.

Starring David Harbour of Stranger Things fame, Violent Night shows that you really don’t want to be on Santa’s naughty list. On Christmas Eve, Santa steps in to save a wealthy family after mercenaries invade their home. The home invaders definitely aren’t prepared for this Santa to pack a punch. Let’s just say that this Nick definitely isn’t a saint.

Unlike the others, this film is being widely distributed in cinemas from December 2. With a rating of 15, it’s probably best you don’t bring the kids along to this one.

Watch the trailer here.

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Jasmyne Jeffery is a full-time Entertainment and News Writer on university-themed website Freshered and HITC, and joined the company having previously worked in a freelance role. She attended the University of South Wales where she was also a student blogger and graduated in 2022 with a first-class honours degree in English and Creative Writing. Now, she puts her creativity to use reviewing university bars, Love Island episodes and the latest apps any 18-25-year-old is using.