8 of the Best Holiday Movies Streaming This Season


Whether you need a break from your schoolwork or you’ve decided to host a movie night with friends, there’s nothing like holiday movies to put you in the mood for the season. No matter what streaming subscriptions you have, there are some great options available. Here are a few classics to consider.

1. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

A good comedy is the perfect distraction from the stresses of university. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation may be absurd, but there are definitely parts of it you’ll relate to. If you watch this in a group, you may like to all share your most ridiculous holiday stories with each other after you finish the movie.

2. The Nightmare Before Christmas

Is The Nightmare Before Christmas a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie? It doesn’t even matter! If this is something you want to stream over the holidays, go for it. This is another perfect choice for watching with friends because you can sing along — you definitely know the songs.

3. Home Alone

You and your friends have most likely seen Home Alone before, which makes it a great option to stream for nostalgia or if you just want something playing in the background while you catch up on the latest gossip.

4. Elf

Stock up on your favourite maple syrup treats and sit down to Elf. If you need something easy on the brain, this is a good option. Plus, it will make you feel like a child again, which is ideal for preparing you to return home for winter break.

5. The Santa Clause

If you want something heartwarming to lift your mood, try The Santa Clause. This movie will remind you of how magical the holidays felt when you were a kid. If you’re looking for a few movies to binge over the course of an evening, you could even watch all three in the franchise.

6. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Even if you’re not a fan of the holiday season, there’s a movie for you: How the Grinch Stole Christmas will give you something you can relate to. However, don’t be surprised if your sentiment has changed by the end of the movie.

7. I’ll Be Home for Christmas

Let’s hope your return home for winter break goes easier than it does for Jake in I’ll Be Home for Christmas. By the end, you’ll be itching to go home to your family yourself.

8. Die Hard

Of course, holiday movies are much more than just comedies. Die Hard is a classic for the holidays because it combines the sentimentality of the season with a great story and plenty of action.

Watching movies is a big part of being a student. After all, you can’t be studying all the time. Plus, streaming movies is a top activity to do with friends — although it’s only possible if you have a spacious living room with a comfortable couch and a fast internet connection. You’ll find all of this at Foundry Princess. Our Kingston student housing rentals come in various layouts, all of which are fully furnished. You can also hang out with friends in the community clubhouse, which has a large screen and is ideal for watching movies. There are still some rooms available for this year — book a tour now!

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