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Here’s how you can watch your favorite holiday movies in the air this year

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One of the best things about the holidays is the Christmas movies. From “The Holiday” to “Love Actually,” holiday-themed content will undoubtedly occupy hours upon hours of Christmas break this year.

For those of us traveling home or elsewhere for the holidays, don’t fret: Your holiday movie and TV consumption won’t need to be interrupted. Airlines are offering their usual variety of holiday films to choose from — all from the comfort of your airplane seat.

movie library

A number of airlines — including American Airlines, Alaska Airlines and JetBlue — shared their 2022 holiday entertainment lineups with TPG. Here’s a taste of what titles you may find on your flight:

  • “A Bad Moms Christmas.”
  • “A Christmas Carol.”
  • “A Christmas Story.”
  • “Adam Sandler’s Eight Crazy Nights.”
  • “A Holiday in Harlem.”
  • “Almost Christmas.”
  • “Arthur Christmas.”
  • “Bad Santa.”
  • “Bad Santa 2.”
  • “Christmas with the Kranks.”
  • “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas.”
  • “Eight Gifts of Hanukkah” (Hallmark).
  • “Elf.”
  • “Everybody’s Fine.”
  • “Four Christmases.”
  • “Gremlins.”
  • “Holly & Ivy” (Hallmark).
  • “In Search of Santa.”
  • “It’s a Very Merry Muppett Christmas Movie.”
  • “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
  • “Jack Frost.”
  • “Jingle All the Way.”
  • “Last Christmas.”
  • “Last Holiday.”

movies on plane

  • “Little Fockers.”
  • “Love Actually.”
  • “Miracle on 34th Street.”
  • “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.”
  • “New Year’s Eve.”
  • “Reba McEntire’s Christmas in Tune.”
  • “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.”
  • “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town.”
  • “Scrooged.”
  • “Sister Swap: A Hometown Holiday” (Hallmark).
  • “The Best Man Holiday.”
  • “The Christmas Contest” (Hallmark).
  • “The Christmas House 2: Deck Those Halls” (Hallmark).
  • “The Holiday.”
  • “The Legend of Frosty the Snowman.”
  • “The Man Who Invented Christmas.”
  • “The Muppet Christmas Carol.”
  • “The Night Before.”
  • “The Polar Express.”
  • “The Santa Clause.”
  • “The Star.”
  • “This Christmas.”
  • “When Harry Met Sally.”
  • “White Christmas.”

home alone movie on airplane screen

Beyond those movies, airlines are offering holiday-themed TV episodes, including:

  • “Abed’s Uncontrollable Christmas” (season two, episode 11).
  • “A Benihana Christmas” (season three, episode 10).
  • “A Charlie Brown Christmas.”
  • “Christmas Cookie Challenge” (season 5).
  • “Christmas Eve Eve” (season six, episode 10).
  • “Christmas Party” (season two, episode 10).
  • “Classy Christmas” (season seven, episode 11).
  • “Deck the Halls: The Luxury Christmas Decorators.”
  • “Holiday Baking Championship” (season 8).
  • “House Hunters Ho Ho Home” (season 1).
  • “Just Christmas, Baby” (season three, episode 10).
  • “Merry Christmas, Mrs. Moskowitz” (season six, episode 11).
  • “Trolls Holiday.”
  • “Trolls: Holiday in Harmony.”

scene from home alone

Whether you are heading home, visiting friends or perhaps flying solo this year, we hope these movies add a bit of joy to your holiday travels this year.