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15 Movies for Those Who Are Tired of Watching the Same Stuff Every New Year

Not only is it the New Year that most of us are waiting for, but also the winter holidays, so we can forget about the world, not have to hurry anywhere, and just relax and chill. It’s the perfect time for wrapping yourself up in a warm blanket and watching movies that will keep your festive mood alive for just a little longer.

We at Bright Side have created a big list of movies that we are going to watch during our free time in the New Year and we are eager to share these wintery and New Year’s themed movies from our list with you.

A Christmas Prince

  • Released: 2017
  • Age range: 13+

The crown prince of Aldovia is about to ascend the throne on Christmas Eve, while a young journalist named Amber goes to this small country to cover the event. However, the girl is not going to write a simple article, but wants to reveal a scandal by learning the mysteries of the heir to the throne. In order to get the necessary information, Amber starts to work as a tutor for the young Princess in the palace.

Klaus

  • Released: 2019
  • Age range: Parental guidance recommended

Jesper is the lazy and spoiled son of the Postmaster General, who has been banished to the Far North to work as an ordinary postman by his father. This is his father’s idea for how to put his son on the right path. Once he gets there, the young man decides to leave this weird town he’s found himself in as soon as possible.

Turns out, it’s pretty difficult to fulfill the plan that was set by his father when none of the belligerent residents send letters to each other. That’s when Jesper gets the idea to trick the town’s kids into writing letters to (Santa) Klaus. The postman doesn’t even suspect that he’s started to create a magical story that is going to live on for centuries.

Operation Arctic

  • Released: 2014
  • Age range: 13+

This is a really cold movie for those who still haven’t got snow in their neck of the woods. 3 kids get lost in the frosty Arctic where they have to fight for survival. They see polar bears, have to get themselves food, and try to cope with the storm while adults are out looking for them, with no luck.

Black Christmas

  • Released: 2019
  • Age range: 18+

Not everyone likes to spend New Year’s evenings watching family movies and that’s why we decided to include a Christmas horror movie into this compilation. During the holidays, the students of one university get attacked. The girls figure out that they are being hunted and decide to unite in order to protect themselves.

Let It Snow

  • Released: 2019
  • Age range: 13+

The residents of a small midwestern town find themselves in a snowstorm. Due to the record amount of snow, the trains stopped running and local residents are asked to stay at home. But one girl, who happened to be on the train during the bad weather, decides to leave the shelter and get to a coffee shop. That’s how she starts a series of funny adventures, not only for herself, but also for those who are around her.

Merry Christmas

  • Released: 2005
  • Age range: 13+

The Christmas of 1914 is coming and 4 people find themselves on the battlefield between the Germans, the Scots, and the French. However, this movie is not about fierce battles at all, but about spontaneous friendships that make soldiers lay down their arms on the eve of the most magical holiday of the year.

A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish

  • Released: 2019
  • Age range: 13+

Kat Decker has to serve her stepmother and naughty stepsisters on Christmas. But she dreams about singing in public, instead of doing household chores. On her way to work at the magical Santa Land, she meets a young man who is going to play the role of Santa Claus for kids. And it’ll be him who will become the first small screw in the mechanism of Kat’s wishes coming true.

Noelle

  • Released: 2019
  • Age range: No age limitations

Noelle is the daughter of the famous Santa Claus, who is about to bring Christmas gifts to each and every kid. Suddenly, the old man decides to retire right on the eve of the holiday. His eldest son is supposed to take on all his duties, but he gets sick and can’t. That’s why his younger sister Noelle has to shoulder the weight of all the Christmas responsibilities.

A Bramble House Christmas

  • Released: 2017
  • Age range: 13+

Willa is a single mother who works as a nurse. Her son dreams about going to a magical town called Bramble for the holidays, where, according to legend, real magic can happen. But this mother, who can hardly make ends meet, can’t afford such an expensive trip.

Everything changes when one of Willa’s old patients leaves her an impressive inheritance. Now the family can afford to go to Bramble, and they do it. However, they don’t even suspect that the grandson of the deceased patient has started to watch them. He is sure that the nurse is a scam artist who got the money by deceiving his grandfather.

The Holiday Calendar

  • Released: 2018
  • Age range: 7+

Abby is a young photographer who has had a lot of misunderstandings with parents. The mother of the heroine is sure that her daughter has chosen the wrong profession and insists that Abby find a different job.

The girl’s family gets together for Christmas to celebrate the holiday. When no one is looking, the heroine’s granddad gives her an old calendar that her late grandmother left behind. And this is the very thing that could drastically change the life of this girl who is in love with photography.

Coming Home for Christmas

  • Released: 2017
  • Age range: 13+

Lizzie’s Christmas Eve was pretty terrible — she broke up with her boyfriend and lost her job. Not sure what her future holds, she starts to work as a house manager in the house of one very respectable, wealthy family. It turns out that serving rich people is not that boring and Lizzie even has hope for a Christmas miracle.

Santa & Cie

  • Released: 2017
  • Age range: 13+

All of Santa’s assistants, those charming elves, are sick with an unknown disease. So Santa has to go get medical help for them. But the thing is that no one recognizes him. Eventually, looking for help turns into a real adventure.

The Christmas Chronicles

  • Released: 2018
  • Age range: 7+

Teddy and Kate Pierce, who are brother and sister, don’t get along with each other. Suddenly a common goal joins them together on Christmas — they want to try to video of Santa. However, a short video is not enough for them and they get right into the magic man’s sleigh and become a part of saving the holiday.

Office Christmas Party

  • Released: 2016
  • Age range: 18+

Carol is the vice president of a big corporation. Her brother runs one of the branches of the company and this department keeps having very bad results. There is only one way out — to shut the department down. However, this decision doesn’t seem that obvious to Carol’s brother. In order to keep his role, he decides to attract a big client by throwing a huge Christmas party. However, it turns out that it’s not that easy to keep the holiday under control.

A Very Murray Christmas

  • Released: 2015
  • Age range: 16+

Loved by the public, Bill Murray decides to throw a live celebrity party on his TV show. But the city gets hit by a blizzard on the day of the party and Murray starts to doubt that any of the invited celebrities will be able to attend the celebration. But Christmas is Christmas and it makes dreams come true.

Our editorial department wishes you a Happy and Prosperous New Year! And we’re very curious to know whether your family has a tradition to watch certain movies for creating a festive mood. Please tell us about them!