Whether you’re celebrating Christmas or not, it’s the perfect day to dress up in something warm, drink a cup of something warm and stretch out in front of the TV.
Since Christmas falls on a Sunday this year, here’s a look ahead at your viewing options, from specials to new movies hitting the streaming world.
Mariah Carey: Merry Christmas everyone!
This two-hour concert special was filmed at Madison Square Garden and features the self-proclaimed “Queen of Christmas” performing a variety of festive songs, including her hit “All I Want for Christmas Is You.” It’s already airing on MTV and CBS, but it’s a trickle if you don’t catch it the first time.
Where to watch: Live on Paramount+.
“Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper”
There’s a throwback TV marathon to this sitcom, which originally aired on ABC from 1992-1997 and follows NBA player-turned-substitute-teacher Mark Cooper (Mark Curry), who must navigate his new job with the help of his coworkers, best friend Robin (Dawnn Lewis) and his roommate and fiancée Vanessa (Holly Robinson Peete).
Where to watch: truTV until 10:30 p.m. on Sunday.
If you’re in the mood for a more rom-com, check out this movie about Sloane (Emma Roberts) and Jackson (Luke Bracy), two weirdos who are fed up with being single around the holidays. They agree to be “positive” for each other at various events, before ending up with feelings for each other.
Where to watch: Netflix.
Although this 1987 movie isn’t holiday-themed, it’s loads of fun. New York widow Loretta Castorini (Cher) falls in love with her fiancé’s younger brother, Ronnie Camareri (Nicolas Cage). She has received six Academy Award nominations and won Best Actress for Cher.
Where to watch: Prime Video.
The classic 1990 comedy is about Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin), a rambunctious 8-year-old who is accidentally left behind when his family goes on holiday for Christmas — and all he does is sabotage would-be burglars Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern). ).
Where to watch: 9pm on Freeform on Sunday, December 25th.
This movie isn’t focused on vacation, but if you want to see a prestige movie, it’s newly available on streaming. Directed by Martin McDonagh (“In Bruges,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), it is set on a remote island in Ireland and follows Pádraic (Colin Farrell), who is devastated when his friend Colm (Brendan Gleeson) suddenly puts an end to their lifelong friendship. And he seeks to rectify the situation. He has been nominated for eight Golden Globe Awards.
Where to watch: HBO Max.
A seasonal classic, it follows Buddy (Will Ferrell), who is accidentally raised among Santa’s elves in the North Pole, even though he is human. He goes on an adventure to find his real father, cynical businessman Walter (James Caan) in New York, and a rant ensues.
Where to watch: Airs at 6:00 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. on Sundays on AMC.
Top Gun: Maverick
This 2022 blockbuster movie came out recently, so if you missed it in theaters, now’s your chance. A sequel to the 1986 film, it follows Marine pilot Maverick (Tom Cruise), who confronts his past while training a group of younger Top Gun graduates. Co-stars include Val Kilmer, Jennifer Connelly, Jon Hamm, and Miles Teller.
Where to watch: Paramount +.
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