Is Holidate a Christmas movie?

HOLIDATE (2020) L to R: Emma Roberts as Sloane Reed & Luke Bracey as Jackson Pieretti. Cr. Steve Dietl / Netflix
HOLIDATE (2020) L to R: Emma Roberts as Sloane Reed & Luke Bracey as Jackson Pieretti. Cr. Steve Dietl / Netflix /

One of our favorite Christmas traditions, after stuffing our faces with delicious food, is to sit down and watch holiday movies surrounded by family and friends. But if you don’t like the traditional holiday rom-coms or just aren’t in the mood for all the cliches, Holidate, starring Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey, is the perfect choice to kick off the Christmas movie-thon, because it’s not just a Christmas movie — it’s much more!

The official synopsis, provided by Netflix’s Media Center, reads:

"“Sloane (Emma Roberts) and Jackson (Luke Bracey) hate the holidays. They constantly find themselves single, sitting at the kids table, or stuck with awkward dates. But when these two strangers meet one particularly bad Christmas, they make a pact to be each other’s “holidate” for every festive occasion throughout the next year. With a mutual disdain for the holidays, and assuring themselves that they have no romantic interest in the other, they make the perfect team. However, as a year of absurd celebrations come to an end, Sloane and Jackson find that sharing everything they hate may just prove to be something they unexpectedly love.”"

The Netflix original movie was released in 2020 and was directed by John Whitesell (Big Momma’s House franchise, Thunderstruck, and Deck the Halls). It’s an easy watch, and you don’t need to know anything going into the movie.

You can currently watch the full-length film exclusively on the streaming giant.

Other Netflix Christmas movies like Holidate

If Holidate doesn’t tickle your fancy, we also have other recommendations for you to check out below! From wild nights to holi-scares, we have a selection of some of the alternative Netflix holiday movies for you to enjoy.

  • Office Christmas Party
  • Krampus: The Christmas Devil
  • Let It Snow
  • I Believe In Santa
  • El Camino Christmas
  • BoJack Horseman Christmas Special: Sabrina’s Christmas Wish
  • A Very Murray Christmas

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