Music + Film

6 Must-See Films for the Holidays

December 17, 2015
Written by: Yasha Wallin

Holidays are great for many things—including a chance to dive into the season’s best new movie releases. And 2015 will not disappoint, promising countless hours of cinematic entertainment. So to add to the holiday merriment, get the popcorn ready, and check out these six films.


Why: This thematic thriller promises to be as funny as it is scary, introducing viewers to St. Nicholas’ “dark shadow” and what happens when people are naughty, rather than nice, throughout the year.
Release date: December 4

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Why it’s going to be good: Because it’s Star Wars, duh!
Release date: December 18


Why it’s going to be good: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler never disappoint, and this hilarious comedy has all the makings of Christmas classic.
Release date: December 18

Point Break

Why it’s going to be good: This remake of Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze’s 1991 classic features bigger waves and bigger wipeouts, and this time they’ve upped the ante with crime fighting, and a crusade to help those in need.
Release date: December 25


Why it’s going to be good: Jennifer Lawrence excels as always in this drama about a Long Island housewife turned inventor. Also stars heavy-weights like Bradley Cooper, Robert de Niro and Isabella Rossellini.
Release date: December 25

The Night Before

Why it’s going to be good: It doesn’t get much funnier than the combination of Chanukah, Christmas, plenty of illegal substances, Seth Rogan, and a baby on the way.
Release date: November 20