The ultimate December content challenge
This list is guaranteed to take you from finals season to the end of winter break with your chill *actually* intact.
The Santa Clauses 🎄🤣📺
Six-word plot summary: Santa's family moves to the real world.
The watch vibe: Family awkwardness but make it Christmas-y. Bonus: Season two dropped on Nov. 8, which means there are 12 new episodes if you're in the mood for a content binge.
Frozen Fever ❄️🤣⏰
Six-word plot summary: Elsa's cold might ruin Anna's birthday.
The watch vibe: When you'd like to watch Frozen and feel like a kid again but your study break is only 10 minutes.
Gilmore Girls "Love and War and Snow" ❄️📺
Six-word plot summary: A snowstorm hits; Lorelai called it.
The watch vibe: When you feel like you can literally smell snow coming.
High School Musical: The Musical: The Holiday Special 🎄
Six-word plot summary: HSMTMTS cast gloriously singing Christmas songs.
The watch vibe: When you wish your life was a musical where everything just magically fell into place.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 🎄🎞️
Six-word plot summary: The famous reindeer's adorbs origin story.
The watch vibe: When you're feeling peak vintage (or just want to make your dad happy on movie night).
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe ❄️🍿
Six-word plot summary: Four siblings on a magical journey.
The watch vibe: When you want to feel like epic, world-changing adventures are ahead.
Little Women ❄️🍿
Six-word plot summary: Historical drama, sisters and Timothée Chalamet.
The watch vibe: Girlpower but make it Victorian (oh, and high-key swooning over Timothée time).
Happy Feet ❄️
Six-word plot summary: Adorable animated penguins dancing and singing.
The watch vibe: When finals stress is making everything seem dire and you need to turn off your brain and smile.
Snow White and the Huntsman ❄️🍿
Six-word plot summary: The fairy tale classic, just darker.
The watch vibe: When it's a night to go big—big action scenes, big special effects, big movie stars, big all of the above.
Friends "The One with the Holiday Armadillo"🎄🤣📺🎞️
Six-word plot summary: Ross celebrates Hanukkah with his son.
The watch vibe: When it feels like your day has been a disaster—as a reminder that disaster days can actually turn out to be hilarious and iconic.
The Office "Christmas Party" 📺🎄🤣
Six-word plot summary: Michael Scott ruins a party (duh).
The watch vibe: When the only thing you want for Christmas is to laugh for 22 minutes straight.
Never Have I Ever "...Been a Perfect Girl" ❄️📺
Six-word plot summary: Devi confronts Paxton at winter dance.
The watch vibe: When life feels full of mixed messages and you're spiraling.
Christmas... Again?! 🎄🤣
Six-word plot summary: Girl relives Christmas Day on repeat.
The watch vibe: When you feel stuck in a winter rut and need a little perspective.
Taylor Swift's "Back to December" music video ❄️⏰
Six-word plot summary: Taylor sings, house fills with snow.
The watch vibe: Sad + winter + dramatic + too busy to watch anything long.
The Proud Family "Seven Days of Kwanza" 🎄📺
Six-word plot summary: Learning the meaning of the holidays.
The watch vibe: When you need a little boost of courage to reach out to someone new.
Rugrats "A Rugrats Chanukah" 🎄📺🎞️
Six-word plot summary: Babies retelling the story of Chanukah
The watch vibe: When you need something adorable yet entertaining to watch while babysitting your younger cousins.
Six-word plot summary: Santa's daughter has to save Christmas.
The watch vibe: Spunky girl vibes meet holiday mayhem.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone ❄️🍿
Six-word plot summary: Kid wizards learn magic, fight evil.
The watch vibe: When you're totally dreading going back to your actual school but would leave for Hogwarts right this second if you could.
Let it Snow ❄️🍿
Six-word plot summary: Friends get deep during a snowstorm.
The watch vibe: TFW winter break reminds you that it's almost a whole new year and you get all Deep. In. Your. Thoughts.
Brat TV Holiday Spectacular 🎄🤣
Six-word plot summary: Holiday good deeds at the mall.
The watch vibe: When you're missing the besties you can't see during break.
Wish Upon a Star ❄️🍿🎞️
Six-word plot summary: Sisters switch bodies and chaos ensues.
The watch vibe: An impeccable '90s aesthetic meeting Freaky Friday.
Six-word plot summary: A fairy godmother-in-training tries her best.
The watch vibe: When you're living that something-to-prove attitude.
March of the Penguins ❄️🍿
Six-word plot summary: Documentary about penguins' mating ritual journey.
The watch vibe: Those "yeah, it's winter break, but I still feel like learning something" days.
The Empire Strikes Back ❄️🍿🎞️
Six-word plot summary: Star Wars, which means space adventures.
The watch vibe: When the ice planet Hoth scenes are as much winter as you need in your movie night.
Teen Beach Movie 🍿
Six-word plot summary: Teens pulled into an old musical.
The watch vibe: When it's so cold out that you're officially kind of over winter and just want to pretend it's summer.
Six-word summary: A hero sled dog's true story.
The watch vibe: *Turns all emotions up to the maximum level*.
Beauty and the Beast ❄️🍿
Six-word plot summary: Brilliant girl saves sour prince/beast.
The watch vibe: When you're in your underdog hero era.
New Year's Eve ❄️🍿
Six-word plot summary: Sooo many New Year's Eve stories.
The watch vibe: New Year's Eve *is* a vibe.
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❄️ The Gossip Girl-approved guide to holiday fashion
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