Young family online Christmas shopping

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Road trips are definitely becoming a thing this year.

With everyone being responsible by wearing masks and social distancing, those normal flights you’d take across the country during the holidays aren’t happening, and you may be opting for a road trip instead of that trip to Tulum. Maybe you’re stuck in the car with people you’d like to drown out for the long drive. Or chilling on the couch with family you haven’t seen since quarantine has begun, some sort of entertainment is needed. So once you’re done catching up and stuffed from eating so much, here are a few shows and movies you should definitely watch on some of your favorite streaming services over the Holidays.


If corny holiday movies that have a good ending– Holidate is definitely your vibe. Or if you too are fed up with being single during the holidays and want your family to understand how annoying it is when they ask why you haven’t found a “nice girl” yet, this new holiday movie will definitely get a few honest laughs out of you. Plus, it’s on Netflix.


The Chef Show

Cooking shows count as Holiday content, right? During your time at the crib with the family during Thanksgiving or Christmas break, you’re sure to have more bonding time because you’re definitely not seeing any tree lighting ceremonies because of the coronavirus. But with cooking shows like The Chef Show or Chef’s Table, you can virtually watch shows with the family or put some time in the kitchen together and recreate that burger or taco you just watched get cooked to perfection.


Dash & Lily

If sitting down to watch a 90-minute movie isn’t your vibe, but binge-watching an easy to watch a show (while scrolling through Twitter), is this might be the show for you. The New York City-based romantic comedy show finds two young adults passing a notebook back and forth around some iconic locations in the city.

Almost Christmas

Have you seen it already? Probably, but Almost Christmas is a classic Black film surrounding the happenings (and sometimes craziness) of those few days you spend with your family around the holidays– especially when it for the first time in a few years like the Whitmores. It’s also a great excuse to watch something starstudded with folks like Idris Elba, Delroy Lindon, Loretta Devine, Laz Alonso, Mekhi Phifer, and Regina King. We can all agree director Will Packer did his thing with this movie.

Kevin Hart: Zero Fucks Given

This one might be reserved for the adults, but Kevin Hart’s latest stand up on Netflix is a must-watch.  Scratch that, it definitely is– you can’t even say the name of the special around your grandparents without censoring yourself. In the clip, he tackles family, cheating, cancel culture, the pandemic, and more. The special began streaming on November 17, so you can try to hold off until you’re with your family so everyone can laugh in unison.