I always think that Christmas is the perfect time to find movies and TV shows to binge-watch. If you’re in college, it’s probably one of the few times that you’re not in school, and if you’re in high school or middle school, you probably have a lot of free time on your hands. Use your newly found free time to catch up on all of the movies and TV shows you missed on Netflix while you were busy studying this semester! This list of movies and TV shows to binge-watch is sure to get you caught up quickly!
1. Gilmore Girls
I don’t think it’s possible to be a woman between the ages of 18 and 40 and not have an intense love for this show, but until recently, I was one of them. Whether or not you are also just discovering your love for the series, this show is a necessary binge-watch over Christmas break. It’s without a doubt one of the best TV shows to binge-watch no matter the time of year, however it’s great for Christmas break. It’s the perfect show, because it’s a show that you’re destined to love, plus there are enough seasons that it’s sure to last you the entirety of your winter break. Believe me, you will become addicted immediately.
2. You’ve Got Mail
Personally, I love You’ve Got Mail no matter the time of year, but there’s something about Christmas time that makes me want to watch it on a loop. The entire movie spans the course of all four seasons, but the winter seasons will leave you yearning for Christmas in New York. It’s the perfect movie to watch when you’re stuck at your parents’ house on Christmas break, wishing you actually were in New York for Christmas. Plus, now that it's recently on Netflix, it's so easy to find that you'll want to watch it all the time!
3. Love Actually
Everyone knows that Love Actually is a Christmas staple, so watching this movie is a must over the holiday season. Even though this is probably already on your list to watch this Christmas break, you can’t watch this movie enough around the holidays because everyone knows that’s when it’s at its best.
4. Parks and Recreation
Parks and Recreation is beginning its final season in January, so if you aren’t on this bandwagon yet, your Christmas break is the perfect time to catch up. It’s sure to keep you laughing and entertained for your entire Christmas break, plus you’ll be ready to enjoy the final season when it returns in January!
5. Stuck in Love
If you’re a fan of movies about dysfunctional families that will simultaneously make you laugh and think, this is the movie for you. It’s a bit of a romantic comedy, but there’s so much going on that it’s a movie you can watch with your whole family, and everyone will find something to love about it. Whether you’re simply looking for a movie you love or want to find a movie to watch with your family, Stuck in Love will not disappoint.
6. The Giant Mechanical Man
Maybe it’s because my separate but equal love for Jenna Fischer, Chris Messina, and Detroit knows no bounds, but The Giant Mechanical Man is one of those movies I keep going back to time and time again. The plot may seem a little too outrageous for you, but the actual movie is much quieter and more realistic than the initial plot makes it seem. If you’re looking for a feel-good romantic comedy, this one delivers.
7. Maid in Manhattan
If you’re a massive fan of Teen Wolf and you haven’t seen this romantic comedy yet, add it to your Netflix queue. You’ll get to experience young Tyler Posey, which is always worth it. If you’re not a fan of Teen Wolf, this movie is worth it simply because of the lovely, modern Cinderella story.
Which movies and TV shows are you watching during your Christmas break? Give us some ideas to check out in the comments!