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As the days get shorter and the winds turn crisp with the December magic slowly creeping in, there is a festive glow in the air. Year after year, Christmas continues to be the season of rejoicing, love, and forgiveness and meeting up with your family to spend the holidays together. And internet and TV service providers only add to the magic, sprinkling fun-filled movies, TV shows, and more to your holiday to-do list.
DIRECTV has taken it upon itself to bring you the best holiday movies this season. Delve into our handpicked list of holiday favorites available on DIRECTV On-Demand this Christmas and sit back to enjoy them with cookies and milk!
1. The Wizard of Oz (1998)
The Wizard of Oz is a timeless classic and one that is definitely a holiday favorite. As a cyclone rips through Kansas, Dorothy and her dog Toto are whisked away to the Land of Oz, filled with all sorts of magical creatures. Follow Dorothy’s adventures as she takes the yellow brick road to the Emerald City to meet the Wizard, who alone could send her back home. Along the way, Dorothy would meet a Scarecrow with no brain, a Tin Man missing a heart, and a Cowardly Lion coveting courage.
Will Dorothy be able to defeat the Wicked Witch of the West to help her friends and earn her way back home? Find out when you watch this fantasy movie on DIRECTV, with a star-studded cast boasting Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Margaret Hamilton, Billie Burke, Ray Bolger, and more.
Based on a novel by none other than the great Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol revolves around the story of Ebenezer Scrooge in 1843. Scrooge is a surly and penny-pinching moneylender with a gruff disposition and does not enjoy Christmas at all. He had run the business all on his own for the past 7 years after the tragic passing of his partner, Jacob Marley. As Scrooge falls into the Christmas mood slump while everyone around him celebrates, he is visited by Marley’s ghost who asks him to repent his ways or he would be condemned in the afterlife.
For the following three days, Scrooge meets the three spirits of Christmas – one each from the past, the present, and the future. Will these meetings shape the course of Scrooge’s life? Enjoy this movie and its light comedy and fantasy notes with Patrick Stewart, Richard Grant, Saskia Reeves, and Bernard Lloyd as part of the wonderful cast.
Is it really Christmas if you do not watch Home Alone at least once? This movie follows the holiday adventures of a spoiled 8-year-old Kevin McAllister when his family mistakenly leaves him behind for a Paris holiday. A delighted Kevin enjoys the empty home and all the fun that comes with being home alone. However, his euphoria is quickly overshadowed by two thieves planning to break into his home.
Kevin must pull himself together and protect his family home from the two dangerous burglars that are constantly hanging around — all while keeping himself safe. What will Kevin do? Find out this Christmas with DIRECTV On-Demand where you can rent or purchase this movie and enjoy watching Macaulay Caulkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O’Hara, and John Heard on a big screen.
Nothing screams the holiday spirit like watching Die Hard on Christmas Eve. It’s messy, it’s thrilling, and to be honest, quite the drama we all crave. Bruce Willis plays John McLane in this holiday movie, an NYPD detective, who is visiting his separated wife and daughters in LA on Christmas Eve. German terrorists led by Hans Gruber, unfortunately, seize the building where McLane is to meet his wife, and everyone except him is taken hostage.
As the evening turns to late night, a tired McLane realizes that he is the only hope for all those trapped in the building. He alone has to come up with a way to storm into the building and become the terrorist’s worst nightmare. Enjoy this movie as a Christmas special on DIRECTV, with Alan Rickman, Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, Paul Gleason, and more famous stars in the cast.
A Hallmark production, this movie is sure to leave you yearning for some Christmas-time romance. Follow the journey of Natalie and Eric, as they inherit an old and historic bakery. They must come to terms with each other and learn to work together to make the most of the arrangement.
However, as time passes, Natalie realizes that she might be on the brink of having it all — a great business to her name and finding true love. Would Eric open his heart to Natalie, and make it all possible? Find out on your favorite DIRECTV Channel 1000 and enjoy the star-studded cast composed of Nikki DeLoach, Dylan Neal, Karen Holness, Bailey Skodje, and more.
A cynical and skeptical journalist, Tom Langdon, is forced to take the train from Washington D.C. to Los Angeles to get a story inspiration to honor his late father. While on the train, Tom interacts with other passengers and even runs into his old sweetheart, Eleanor Carter.
Will the train ride change the pessimistic aura Tom holds over life and will he open his heart to love again? Find out in this gorgeous Hallmark classic with a beautiful cast comprising Dermot Mulroney, Kimberly Williams, Danny Glover, and Joan Cusack among others.
Another all-time classic for Christmas fever is ABC channel’s, Holiday in Handcuffs, which is the perfect mix of crime and comedy. Trudie is an aspiring artist that works part-time as a waitress at a restaurant. When she misses an important job interview and is dumped by her boyfriend right before Christmas, Trudie is forced to take desperate measures. She kidnaps David Martin, a customer at the restaurant, and introduces him as Nick to please her parents. David tries to escape a few times but eventually gives in since the cabin is far from civilization.
What will the Christmas week bring for Trudie and David? Is there a chance of romance blossoming in the pit of the crime, or is something else on the way? Watch on DIRECTV to find out more and enjoy the movie with the familiar faces of Melissa Joan Hart, Mario Lopez, Markie Post, Timothy Bottoms, and more.
The days leading up to Christmas are a great time to get back in touch with your family, celebrate love and kindness with them, and spread happiness all around. While eggnog, milk, gingerbread man cookies, and hot chocolate are a great way to do just that, cable TV providers play a part in spreading the holiday cheer with movies and TV shows. And, every day is a new day to have fun!
Learn more about what DIRECTV offers to help you fully enjoy this holiday season. Or, call our expert helpline at 855-737-0235.
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