If you enjoy seeing a movie on the big screen on Christmas Day or a family outing with the kiddos over the holiday break, we’ve put together a list of movies releasing in December 2019 that you might not want to miss and some movie ticket discount information.
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- AMC Theatres discount Yellow eTickets can be used at any AMC theaters near you for any movie, any date, and any time. Full Price: $13.50. AMC discount movie Yellow eTickets on Goldstar: $9.
- Regal E-tickets are good at any Regal Cinemas, United Artists Theatres, or Edwards Theatres Nationwide. Full Price: $13. Regal discount movie E-tickets on Goldstar: $9.50.
- Cinemark discount Movie Tickets makes a state-of-the-art Cinemark movie theater experience highly affordable. Full Price: $19. Cinemark discount Tickets on Goldstar: $9.
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New movie releases December 2019
Here is a list of new and recommended movies releasing in December 2019. Any of these would make a great Christmas Eve or Christmas Day movie break, as well as New Years Eve or New Years Day, or anytime over the winter holiday break.
Listed in order by rating from PG to R. NR means the rating was not available at the time we wrote up this list.
- Cats (PG)
- Cunningham (PG)
- Little Women (PG)
- Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon (PG)
- Spies in Disguise (PG)
- A Hidden Life (PG-13)
- Jumanji: The Next Level (PG-13)
- Just Mercy (PG-13)
- Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (unconfirmed: PG-13)
- The Islands (PG-13)
- 1917 (R)
- Clemency (R)
- In Fabric (R)
- Portrait of a Lady on Fire (R)
- Uncut Gems (R)
- Daniel Isn’t Real (NR)
- Midnight Family (NR)
- The Disappearance of My Mother (NR)
Popular Redbox Christmas Movies
However, if you want to stay home and watch a Christmas movie, we pulled together a list of holiday-themed films available at Redbox. We chose a wide range of Christmas films, including familiar classics and heartwarming stories, as well as some light romps and dark tales to please a wide range of tastes.
Listed in order by rating from NR to R
- Emmet Otter’s Jug Band Christmas (1977, NR). Charming tale from Jim Henson Home Entertainment.
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1967, NR) animated classic by Chuck Jones.
- Miracle on 34th Street (1947, NR) classic old-fashioned story about believing in Christmas.
- White Christmas (1954, NR). Real schmaltz with Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera Ellen.
- Polar Express (2004, G), animated and thoughtful tale with the voice of Tom Hanks.
- A Christmas Story (1983, PG) classic movie set in the 1940s starring a bb-gun and a leg lamp.
- Arthur Christmas (2011, PG) animated colorful about Santa’s secret to delivering presents worldwide in one night.
- Elf (2004, PG) with Will Farrell as you-know-who is a lighthearted family comedy.
- The Man Who Invented Christmas (2018, PG) recounts Dicken’s writing A Christmas Carol.
- The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993, PG). Tim Burton’s stunning and original stop-motion animated tale.
- Edward Scissorhands (1990, PG-13). Another beloved and surprising Tim Burton story.
- Joyeux Noel (2006, PG-13), originally “Merry Christmas” about the Christmas Eve truce in WWI.
- National Lampoon Christmas Vacation (2016, PG-13). Farcical holiday fun with the Griswold family.
- Scrooged (1988, PG-13). Modern take on Dicken’s “Christmas Carol” with Bill Murray.
- Bad Santa (2004, R). Billy Bob Thorton as a raunchy Santa, with surprisingly poignant moments.
- Better Watch Out (2017, R). A macabre movie for those who want some horror for their holiday.
- Carol (2016, R) with Cate Blanchett details an intimate relationship between two women in the 1950s.
- The Best Man Holiday (2013, R). Old friends reunite over the Christmas holiday, bringing forth old rivalries and romances.
- Trading Places (1983, R). Hilarious Robin-Hood-esque romp with Eddie Murphy and Dan Ackroyd at their absolute best.
- Love Actually (2003, R) is a complicated story that follows a dozen people with romantic issues one Christmas in England.