Whether it’s to escape the boysterous family get-together or a way to entertain the masses – seeing a movie on Christmas day is a tradition for many families. And now you don’t have to spend hours trying to figure out which movie to see, I’ve done the hard work for you. Here are 6 must-see movies in theaters on Christmas day.
What movies in theaters on Christmas day
Frozen 2 will always hold a special place in my heart as it was my first red carpet experience. But beyond that – it’s actually a good sequel! Which we all know isn’t always the case.
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About Frozen 2
Elsa the Snow Queen has an extraordinary gift — the power to create ice and snow. But no matter how happy she is to be surrounded by the people of Arendelle, Elsa finds herself strangely unsettled. After hearing a mysterious voice call out to her, Elsa travels to the enchanted forests and dark seas beyond her kingdom — an adventure that soon turns into a journey of self-discovery.
Spies in Disguise
Perfect for just about the whole family, Spies in Disguise is a wonderful movie that boasts some important lessons.
I actually got to see Spies in Disguise before it had been viewed by any other audience! Seriously, we got to see it literally the day after they finished it. And I loved it. Even if you don’t see this one on Christmas day – make time to watch it with the kids. The lessons taught are more valuable than anything.
READ MORE: Is Spies in Disguise Kid-friendly?
About Spies in Disguise
Super spy Lance Sterling and scientist Walter Beckett are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is not. But what Walter lacks in social skills he makes up for in smarts and invention, creating the awesome gadgets Lance uses on his epic missions. But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way. And if this odd couple can’t learn to work as a team, the whole world is in peril.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker may not be a hit with critics but they’ve got it wrong. As a Star Wars fan for the last 30+ years, I loved every minute of it. It was an epic final chapter that had me laughing, crying and hollerin’ the entire 2+ hours.
But this may not be one for the young padawans. Read my full review to learn more – Is Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Kid-friendly?
About Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker
The surviving Resistance faces the First Order once more as Rey, Finn and Poe Dameron’s journey continues. With the power and knowledge of generations behind them, the final battle commences.
I have been looking forward to this one for a long time. I used to watch the 1994 version all the time. And when I say all the time – I mean all the time. Anytime I was sick, feeling down or just wanted to escape to a simpler time.
Just over 2 hours and rated PG, Little Women should be good for the whole family. But as I haven’t seen it and I’m not sure if it will hold the attention of little ones – may want to make this one tweens and up.
About Little Women
Following the lives of four sisters, Amy, Jo, Beth and Meg, as they come of age in America in the aftermath of the Civil War. Though all very different from each other, the March sisters stand by each other through difficult and changing times.
Jumanji: The Next Level
The Rock, Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan are back and bolder than ever. And I can’t believe I haven’t seen it. But Jumanji: The Next Level is at the top of my list to see Christmas day. And it should be on yours too!
Based on the PG-13 rating and what we saw in the first one, don’t take the kiddos. At least those that are under 10. Luckily for us, our youngest is 12 and so hyped for this movie.
About Jumanji: The Next Level
When Spencer goes back into the fantastical world of Jumanji, pals Martha, Fridge and Bethany re-enter the game to bring him home. But the game is now broken — and fighting back. Everything the friends know about Jumanji is about to change, as they soon discover there’s more obstacles and more danger to overcome.
Just Mercy won’t be in theaters everywhere on Christmas Day, but if you’re one of the lucky ones – Go see this film. I’ve been stalking Fandango hoping a theater near me would be showing Just Mercy before the official release, January 10, 2019. But no luck. yet…
This one isn’t for the kids, so leave them with Grandma and Grandpa. The strong storyline and intense themes Just Mercy isn’t so kid-friendly, but would be a great learning tool for older kids!
About Just Mercy
A black man wrongly accused of murder spends six years on death row before a lawyer with the Equal Justice Initiative gets him exonerated.
Do you have any of these movies on your list to see in theaters on Christmas day?