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The Best Holiday Movies to Watch on Peacock

From the classics to recent releases!

By Jackie Manno
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No matter what you celebrate, the holiday season is a wonderful time for entertainment for the whole family. And if you don’t know where to start when it comes to the slew of holiday movies out there, luckily, Peacock has your back with its vast array of classic and modern selections. Here are some of the best holiday movies available for streaming on Peacock that you won’t want to miss out on.

1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)

A classic holiday tale, the original animated version of the Dr. Seuss book follows a curmudgeon named The Grinch who lives by himself in a town named Whoville and is staunchly bitter about Christmas. However, with the help of a little girl named Cindy Lou Who, he then recognizes the beauty of the holiday spirit, which caused his heart to grow.

2. Much Ado About Christmas (2021)

An adaption on the Shakespeare play Much Ado About Nothing, this romance movie tells the story of a young woman named Hayley, who is courted by a suitor named Claude. However, there is a twist: She hides her true identity to him, and he later finds out the truth. Is their love jeopardized, or will it prevail?

3. Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love (2016)

Our favorite country starlet took to the small screen with this heartwarming movie, which is a sequel to Dolly’s Parton’s Coat of Many Colors. It shows a young Parton being discovered for her musical talents while her struggling family faces many hardships during the holiday season.

4. Lez Bomb (2018)

This critically-acclaimed LGBTQ+ comedy takes place during Thanksgiving, when a closeted lesbian named Lauren decides to come out to her family by bringing her girlfriend to dinner. However, hilarity ensues when Lauren’s male roommate gets mistaken for her boyfriend. Spreading a message of love and acceptance, this movie will both make you laugh and fill your heart.

5. One Special Night (1999)

Starring the legendary Julie Andrews and James Garner, this romantic drama follows a doctor (Andrews) and a man named Robert who take shelter together in a cabin during a blizzard on Thanksgiving Day. Although they get off to a rocky start, they slowly begin to coax each other out of their shells, and eventually end up falling for one another.

6. The Little Drummer Boy (1968)

From the same animators who brought you other holiday classics such as Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman, this stop-motion picture movie is a delight for the whole family. Based on the song of the same name, it tells the story of an orphaned boy named Aaron who can make animals dance with his beloved drum.

7. The Housewives of the North Pole (2021)

Starring Betsy Brandt of Breaking Bad fame, this Peacock original shows two best friends who live in a town called North Pole, Vermont. After a major argument, the fiercely competitive women decide to go head-to-head for a holiday house-decorating competition, an event that gains national media coverage.

8. A Christmas Carol (2000)

An adaption of the beloved Charles Dickens novel of the same name, this particular version tells the story of a miserable loan shark living in London. After his business partner is murdered shortly before Christmas, Scrooge begins to be haunted by three ghosts of the past, present, and future.  

9. Days of Our Lives: A Very Salem Christmas (2021)

Based on the iconic long-running NBC soap opera, this Christmas special features your favorite current cast members, including Alison Sweeney as Sami Brady. It centers around the story of Will Horton writing a holiday -hemed screenplay inspired by the stories of the residents of Salem, Illinois. But will he manage to finish the project before its Christmas Eve deadline?

10. Dear Santa (2011)

This romantic drama tells the tale of a young, privileged woman named Crystal who's lost in her place in life. Then one day, she discovers a little girl’s letter to Santa, asking for a new wife for her widowed father. Determined to add some good into the world, she decides to track this family down and help them run their business. What unfolds next will have you reaching for the tissues.

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