What to Watch this Holiday Season

We are hoping to use some of our time off to catch up on the newest releases and rewatch some classic holiday films with the family too.

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

In theatres now, streaming on Netflix December 23rd

Daniel Craig is back as Benoit Blanc along with an all-star cast including Janelle Monae, Edward Norton, Kathryn Hahn, and Kate Hudson. The Guardian says, “The first one was good….this one is better…” We can’t wait.

White Noise

In theatres now, streaming on Netflix, December 30th

The most recent movie from indie director Noah Baumbach (Marriage Story, Mistress America) created a stir at the Venice Film Festival. Starting Adam Driver, Greta Gerwig, and Don Cheadle, the movie centres on an “Airborne Toxic Event” and its impact on a midwestern town. Guaranteed to be quirky.


A Spy Among Friends

streaming on itvx

Based on Ben Macintyre’s NYTimes bestseller, Guy Pearce plays notorious British double agent Kim Philby. Damian Lewis is sent to retrieve him in Beruit, but what happened? Don’t blink or you will miss a turn in this retelling based on a true story.



Strike, Season 5: Lethal White

bbc iplayer now

Cormoran Strike is back for a fifth season this holiday. He and Robin are tackling their first cold case — a mother who has been missing since 1974.


The White Lotus, Season 2

streaming on nowtv

This might be the most talked about series streaming now.  The story is set around a death at the ultra-high end White Lotus resort, this time in Italy. While guests stay in complete luxury, we watch their relationships fall apart around them. Tom Hollander, as always, is a scene-stealer.

If you missed the first season, start there. you won’t regret it.



Emily in Paris 

streaming on netflix from december 21st

Another season of American Emily making her way in work and relationships in Paris, all while very fashionably dressed. Lilly Collins stars.

New For the Kids

The Boy, The Mole, The Fox, and The Horse

BBC iPlayer, from Christmas Eve

Based on the beloved book by Charlie Mackesy, this story became a family favourite over lockdown. The endearing relationship that develops between the animals, combined with animation worthy of the book illustrations, this will likely be on many family watch lists over the holiday.

Seasonal Viewing

Everyone has a list of movies they return to over the holiday season. While not exhaustive, here are some of our favourites at A Little Bird. Enjoy!

The Muppet Christmas Carol, Disney Plus – Michael Caine as Scrooge paired with all your favourite Muppets and music. A Christmas classic with many fans.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Amazon Prime Video – the original 1966 version, with Boris Karloff as the Grinch/Narrator.

Elf, Amazon Prime Video – everyone needs a family laugh over the holidays. Will Ferrell delivers.

Home Alone, Disney Plus – John Hughes wrote this madcap story of an eight-year-old who is accidentally left at home alone over the holidays. Still fresh and fun over 30 years later.

The Holiday, Amazon Prime – a Nancy Meyers Christmas story. Do you need more? How about Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, and Jack Black falling in and out of love between America and the UK.

Miracle on 34th Street, Amazon Prime – is Santa Claus real? This is the question a lawyer and a little girl are trying to answer. We love the original 1947 version, but John Hughes did an 90s update with some familiar faces.

The Family Stone, Disney Plus – sometimes going home to your family on the holidays is messy.  Count on Diane Keaton to make it all charming.

Die Hard, Amazon Prime – is it even a Christmas movie? Open for debate. Either way, see Bruce Willis in his sarcastic prime as he battles bad guy (Alan Rickman!) on Christmas in a very tall building. No thinking required.

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