24 New Christmas Movies to Distract You From the Misery of 2020

Consider this your homework for the next month.

Dolly Parton Christmas on the Square
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When it starts getting colder and the sun decides 4 p.m. is a good time to clock out for the day, the best—and, in 2020, perhaps the only—option is to plant yourself on the couch in your coziest PJs and brighten up those long, dark hours with marathons of kinda-unhinged, kinda-adorable Christmas movies. (opens in new tab) Fortunately for us all, this year's offerings definitely fit the bill: Between Netflix's (opens in new tab) six star-studded holiday films, (opens in new tab) Lifetime's 34, Hallmark's 40, and one each from Hulu (opens in new tab) and Apple TV+, you might even forget about the dire state of the world outside of your TV. At the very least, you'll have plenty of wintertime watching options beyond just playing Home Alone and Elf on repeat. Here, in order of release date, find the 24 best new Christmas movies of 2020—basically, an Advent calendar's worth of the corniest love stories imaginable. You're welcome in advance.

Andrea Park is a Chicago-based writer and reporter with a near-encyclopedic knowledge of the extended Kardashian-Jenner kingdom, early 2000s rom-coms and celebrity book club selections. She graduated from the Columbia School of Journalism in 2017 and has also written for W, Brides, Glamour, Women's Health, People and more.