5 Romantic Christmas Movies to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Lindsay Lohan as Sierra in “Falling for Christmas.” Photo: Everett White/Netflix

I love a good Christmas rom-com, and there are so many good ones this season. Here are five movies you can’t miss:

“Falling in Love with Christmas” (Netflix)

Who would have thought that Lindsay Lohan’s first big movie in a decade would be a Christmas movie? The actress stars in this new Netflix movie about a newly engaged young heiress who is diagnosed with amnesia after a skiing accident. She ends up at a small mountain inn, where the inn owner and her daughter nurse her back to health and reality. She also falls in love. This Christmas movie has all the right things.

sweet Christmas (Lifetime)

A pastry chef dreams of opening her own Puerto Rican-inspired bakery, when a local hotel owner asks her to be the pastry chef at his hotel’s big Christmas party. They are complete opposites in approach to the festive menu, but of course they find love in the process.

christmas with you (Netflix)

Freddie Prinze Jr., a ’90s teen heartthrob, also has a Christmas movie. He is about a super famous pop star who has to produce a hit Christmas song but has writer’s block. He is inspired by a teenager whose Christmas wish is to meet her, so he visits the small town where the girl lives. That’s where he meets Prinze, the widowed father of a teenager. And love sparks over songwriting.

Merry Christmas from Liddle, Merry Christmas Wedding from Liddle Y Merry Christmas Liddle baby (Lifetime)

Houston native and former Destiny’s Child Kelly Rowland stars in the three-film series about a successful tech entrepreneur trying to craft the perfect Christmas with her chaotic family while falling in love with a neighbor, getting married and having a baby. Rowland is a Christmas sweetheart who should continue the series for a few more movies.

The Great Christmas Cake War (OWN SELF)

Another Houston native, LeToya Luckett, who was also an original member of Destiny’s Child, stars in this sweet Christmas movie about the owner of a vegan dessert food truck who competes on a baking reality show against an old flame. The film premieres Saturday at 8 pm on OWN

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    Joy Sewing is the Chronicle’s culture columnist, focusing on Houston culture, families, social justice and race. The Houston native is the author of “Ava and the Prince: The Adventures of Two Rescue Pups,” a children’s book about her own rescued boxer dogs. Joy is also the founder of Year Of Joy, a non-profit organization, to bring joy to children in underserved communities. In 2020, she was one of five “Unsung Heroes of Houston” featured in the “Craig Walsh Monuments” exhibit at Discovery Green Park in downtown Houston. A former competitive ice skater, Joy became Houston’s first African-American figure skating coach while she was in college. She currently serves as vice president of the Houston Association of Black Journalists and is an adjunct professor of journalism at the University of Houston. She is also a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

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