Favorite Holiday Movies as Told by the Boostability Staff

Favorite Holiday Movies as Told by the Boostability Staff

As we head into the holidays, we can feel the spirit of the season around the office! We love holiday movies here at Boost so we asked some of our employees their go-to favorites and the ones they’re eager to add to their future list. Here’s what they had to say!

 

Classic Holiday Movies

White Christmas

White Christmas

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Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby, Vera-Ellen, and Danny Kaye: name a more iconic Christmas quad, I’ll wait. White Christmas is a classic must-see, feel-good musical every year. Whether you’re recreating the “Sisters” dance number with your siblings or wishing you were in a small inn in Vermont watching a musical extravaganza, this movie has everyone dreaming of a white Christmas. Stream it on Netflix this season.

Here’s why we love it:

It’s a classic! Especially the sisters song. My sister and I used to sing it. -Erika,Website Fulfillment

I’ve always loved musicals and this is one of my favorites to watch during the winter season. -Julianna Crown,Strategy

 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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Who doesn’t have their heart grow three sizes when watching the Grinch go through his holiday transformation? It has all the best parts of any holiday movie: funny, quotable, and a magical Xmas sweater. Even the Grinch can’t avoid the effects of holiday cheer. “Help me…I’m feeling.” Find it on Netflix along with the 2018 animated version starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

Here’s why we love it:

I love the detail of makeup and costumes for the characters. I feel like every time I watch it I find something I didn’t see before. Super creative and fun. -Shelby O’Brien, CS Yellow Websites

 

The Princess Switch

Princess Switch

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Double the Vanessa Hudgens! “The Princess Switch” is a classic Christmas retelling of “The Prince and the Pauper.” If you love gorgeous costumes, baking competitions, and lavish royal parties, then grab a cup of hot chocolate and press play on this Netflix holiday classic! Stream it now on Netflix.

Here’s why we love it:

I love any movie with a prince in it, plus Vanessa Hudgens x2! -Ruth Lee, HR

 

The Holiday

The Holiday

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One of the most popular Christmas classics, “The Holiday” is a sure way to get you in the spirit of the season. It’s heartwarming and just plain lovely. This feel-good flick will remind you that you too are the leading lady (or man) in your life and you’ve got the gumption to prove it! With characters like Arthur, Iris, and Mr. Napkin head, you can’t go wrong! Plus, who doesn’t love a tent!? Rent it now.

Here’s why we love it:

It is magical. I also have a Christmas toast with friends and we watch it together. -Emily Griffiths, Client Services

 

Jingle All The Way

Jingle all the way

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This movie really tests the level parents will go to for the perfect toy! Big Black Friday energy. Arnold and Sinbad, just two dads who want to give the best Christmas to their kids. In the end, the Turbo Man toy wasn’t what really mattered. Dads are the true heroes! Bonus: Arnold vs. Santas warehouse fight: the showdown we never knew we needed! Stream it HBO Now or HBO Go.

Here’s why we love it:

Out of all the Christmas movies I watch every holiday season, this is the one I watch most religiously. It’s also underappreciated and insanely quotable. -Aaron Baxter, SEO Fulfillment

 

Bad Santa

Bad Santa

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We’re going to let our own Jade Bowers sum this one up for us (see below). Rent it now.

Here’s why we love it:

The heartwarming story of a mall Santa who helps a young reject take care of his granny and get a Christmas present always brings a tear to my eye. -Jade Bowers, IT

 

New Holiday Movies

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Star Wars

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We know Star Wars isn’t the first thing you think of when the holidays roll around. But for the past few years, the franchise has made a major appearance during the holiday season. This year, with a TV show, video game, and film all coming out within weeks of each other, the franchise has truly embraced the spirit of giving.

Here’s why we love it:

Because Star Wars. And I love Star Wars. Oh, and also, duh, STAR WARS! -Josh Lundberg, Sales

It’s no holiday movie, but come on, this is Star Wars we’re talking about. I’m not gonna miss it for the world! -Aaron Baxter, SEO Fulfillment

 

Last Christmas

Last Christmas

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Did you ever expect an entire movie based on George Michael’s songs?  Apparently it’s the cure to any broken heart over Christmas. Emma Thompson is really the star of the movie, but then again, she always is.

Here’s why we love it:

Mother of Dragons + Henry Golding = Movie magic -Elle Laulu, SEO Fulfillment

 

Little Women

Little Women

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Coming out on Christmas day, this story of four sisters who stand by each other even though they are so different.  As Margaret Thatcher said, “Christmas is a day of meaning and traditions, a special day to spend in the warm circle of family and friends.”

Here’s why we love it:

I grew up watching the one with Wynona Ryder, LOVE the book, and the upcoming cast is incredible. -Halee Harman, Client Services

Two words- Timothée Chalamet. (But also the entire cast incredible) -Emily Griffiths, Client Services

Meryl! -Kathleen Madison, Client Services

 

Frozen 2

Frozen 2

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Just when ‘Let it Go’ was out of your head we are back on the wagon for another round of girl-power pop hits!

Here’s why we love it:

Hoping for a new Karaoke jam! –Koa Kauwe, Business Development

Because ‘Let it Go’ was a banger. -Jake Barnhart, Sales

 

The Christmas Prince 3:The Royal Baby

The Christmas Prince 3

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What was Netflix’s first Christmas movie success has become an annual holiday tradition.  This year there is even more Christmas Prince to enjoy. International politics, ancient curses, and a brand new baby, this is what the holidays are all about!

Here’s why we love it:

I’m a sucker for cheesy holiday movies and this series has been so cute! Can’t wait to see their baby!! -Kelsi Nevin, Partner Management 

 

Noelle

Noelle

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Disney+ came just in time for holiday movie binging. Stocked with classics like The Muppet Christmas Carol and The Santa Clause, they have everything you might need when you’re bundled up in front of the TV this season.  But they also blessed the world with a brand new movie starring Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader as Santa’s children who must carry on his legacy. We’ve already watched it five times!

Here’s why we love it:

I LOVE Christmas movies. -Ruth Lee, HR

Disney+ is the gift that keeps on giving. I’ll watch anything with Bill Hader…right after I finish my annual viewing of The Muppets Christmas Carol with my family!  – Tommy Le, Marketing

 

Other  honorable mention movies we are excited about this year:

  • Klaus (Netflix)
  • The Knight Before Christmas (Netflix)
  • Holiday Rush (Netflix)
  • Black Christmas (only in theaters)
  • Jumanji: The Next Level (only in theaters)
  • Literally any Hallmark movie (Hallmark Channel)
Krystin Pipkin
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Krystin is the social media coordinator at Boostability.