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7 2023 Holiday D-BOX Movies to Watch at Home

November 23, 2023

Well-deserved time off for the holidays is just around the corner, and there’s no better way to spend it than by relaxing with your family!


This time off is the perfect opportunity to get your family into the spirit of the season with festive at-home movie nights. If you own a D-BOX high-fidelity haptic seat, then you’ll really feel the magic come to life!


If you need some help deciding which movies to watch, then look no further than our list of the top 7 holiday movies available with D-BOX haptic feedback.

1. Elf

When a baby named Buddy crawls his way into Santa’s sack one year after a stop at an orphanage, he’s unknowingly brought back to the North Pole where he’s raised by Santa’s elves. Fast forward to adulthood, and Buddy is sent into an existential crisis when Papa Elf tells him that he’s not really an elf and that his human father is on the Naughty List!

Wanting to both meet and redeem his father, Buddy heads to New York City to experience being a human for the first time and to connect with his father Walter, half brother Michael and stepmother Emily. However, navigating the Big Apple as a human elf proves to be much more difficult than Buddy originally thought!

Starring Will Ferrell, Zoey Deschanel, James Caan and directed by the renowned Jon Favreau, Elf brought in more than $270 million worldwide and is still regarded today as one of the best Christmas movies of all time.

Head on a cross-continental adventure with Buddy and experience every moment of his journey by watching Elf with D-BOX’s high-fidelity haptic feedback!

2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Directed by Ron Howard and inspired by the 1957 Dr. Seuss book of the same name, this Oscar-winning Jim Carrey holiday film is sure to remind you of the true spirit of Christmas!

Years after the Grinch—a green creature who hates Christmas—flees to Mount Crumpit to escape whe Whos who bullied him, he’s lured back to the town he despises by little Cindy Lou Who. Having run into the grumpy Grinch at the post office, she wanted him to experience the joy of the season—so she nominated him as the town’s Cheermeister!

However, when his return ends in his humiliation, he plots his revenge—and comes up with a comical plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

This classic tale made more than $345 million when it was released worldwide over 20 years ago, and it held the record for the highest opening weekend for a Christmas-themed film for over 18 years—only to be surpassed by the release of the 2018 version of The Grinch.

3. The Polar Express

Credited by the Guinness World Records as being the first all-digital capture film, The Polar Express follows a young boy who begins to doubt the existence of Santa Claus on a journey of self-discovery aboard the Polar Express, a steam engine train that picks him up on Christmas Eve.

On the train he meets two other young children and together they ride to the North Pole, embarking on a magical adventure that will help them discover what it means to truly believe.

Starring Tom Hanks, Nona Gaye and Peter Scolari, The Polar Express grossed more than $314 million worldwide and has inspired multiple real-life Polar Express train rides for children everywhere.

4. The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special

If you’re looking for a cosmic treat to add a special touch to your holiday movie lineup, then look no further than The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special 

Based on the beloved Marvel movie series, The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special stars the usual gangChris Pratt, Vin Diesel and more—as they learn that their beloved Peter Quill had his holiday spirit crushed when he was a child. In an attempt to get him back into the spirit of the season, they decide to give him the biggest gift of all: Kevin Bacon, his childhood hero. 

There’s one hiccup, though—they must kidnap him first. 

This lighthearted short features everything you know and love about the Guardians wrapped up in one nice little package and is perfect for a laugh-filled holiday movie night!

5. A Christmas Carol (2009)

Also filmed in motion capture by the same director as the Polar Express, A Christmas Carol is an animated retelling of Charles Dickens’ classic novel of the same name.

When Ebenezer Scrooge gets an unexpected visit from the ghost of his deceased business partner on Christmas Eve warning him to change his ways or suffer a terrible fate, Ebenezer’s life is changed forever. Through visits from the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come, the Scrooge must recognize the errors of his ways or suffer the same fate as his colleague.

With Jim Carrey taking on the roles of Ebenezer Scrooge, the Ghost of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet to Come and with Gary Oldman playing the roles of Bob Cratchit and Jacob Marley, this 2009 film will take you on a journey through time to understand why the Christmas spirit is important all year-round.

6. Home Alone

Starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern, this holiday classic is sure to leave you in tears of laughter and to fill your heart with the holiday spirit!

This 1990 film follows 8-year-old Kevin who is accidentally left home alone by his parents during Christmas vacation. At first he’s overjoyed by his newfound freedom, but when his family’s home becomes the target of holiday burglars, he has to take matters into his own hands—by adding booby trap upon booby trap into every corner of the building.

You can follow the tale of Kevin vs the burglars and feel every trap being set off by watching Home Alone at home with D-BOX’s haptic feedback.

7. Violent Night

Season’s beatings! 

Starring David Harbour of Stranger Things, Violent Night sees Santa Claus take on his most important mission yet—and no, I don’t mean delivering gifts to the children of the world! 

In this thrilling yet festive film, you’ll get to go along with Old Saint Nick as he attempts to rescue a wealthy family held captive by ruthless mercenaries on Christmas Eve. As things start to go in the captors’ favor, Santa has no mercy—and the captors will have to learn what happens when Santa Claus puts someone on his naughty list. 

By watching Violent Night in D-BOX, you’re guaranteed to feel every moment of the holly, jolly and action-packed holiday season right from the comfort of your living room! 

‘Tis the season for festive movies and lengthy binges

Regardless of age, these seven family-friendly holiday movies are perfect to watch with D-BOX haptic feedback. They’ll plunge you right into the heart of the season and you’ll truly feel the magic come alive!

Should you make your way through this list, there are more than 2500 other movies and television series you can watch to help you relax on your time off. If you’re up for a movie marathon, your holiday vacation could be the perfect time to experience the entire Harry Potter series with haptic feedback!

If you simply want to browse the other holiday movies available, then be sure to check out our Christmas Movies section in the D-BOX PLUS catalogue.

However you decide to spend your time off, we hope your entertainment experiences move you like never before.


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