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The 25 Best Christmas Movies On Netflix You Have To Watch!

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This time of year, there’s nothing better than snuggling up under a blanket and turning on a good movie. Why not watch something a little festive to get into the holiday spirit? Whether you’re by yourself or with your family, you’re sure to love at least one of these Christmas movies on Netflix.

Must-Watch Christmas Movies On Netflix!

1. White Christmas

Although Netflix lacks many popular Christmas classics, it does have White Christmas. This 1954 film features several amazing musical numbers, including a performance of “White Christmas” by none other than Bing Crosby.

View White Christmas On Netflix

2. A Christmas Prince Trilogy

A Christmas Prince, A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding, and A Christmas Prince: The Royal Family. This romantic film tells the tale of an aspiring journalist Amber (Rose McIver), who goes undercover to get the inside scoop on the Aldovia King-To-Be, Prince Richard (Ben Lamb). As you probably already guessed, Richard and Amber get married in the second movie and have a child in the third. If you want a cheesy, romantic, and light-hearted movie series to watch, this would be great for you! 

View A Christmas Prince, A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding, and A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby On Netflix.

3. Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas

The original story of How the Grinch Stole Christmas is truly timeless. But this 2000 live-action adaptation starring Jim Carrey, put a modern spin on it. The story was even expanded to give a backstory about the Grinch’s troubled past with the Whos of Whoville. With all the stealing the Grinch has done, I wonder what would appear on his background check?

View How The Grinch Stole Christmas On Netflix

4. Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

The classic tale of the Grinch is told in an animated film by Allumination. The Grinch wants to stop Christmas in the town in Whoville, but can Cindy-Lou Who change his mind? Benedict Cumberbatch stars as the Grinch alongside other celebrities like Rashida Jones, Pharrell Williams, and Kenan Thompson. 

View Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch On Netflix

5. Klaus

Klaus is an original Netflix animated film that came out in 2019. A selfish postman, Jesper, is sent to Smeerensburg and has to get 6,00 letters sent within the year. He found that the only way he can accomplish that goal is to get kids to send Klaus, a local toymaker, letters about what they would like as a gift. Does Jesper get over his selfishness? Watch to find out! 

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6. Holidate

Holidate is one of the newest Netflix original holiday films (for adults only as it is rated MA). Two singles, played by Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey, are sick of being single during the holidays. So, they decide to be each other’s “holidate” for the entire year. Along the way, as typically rom-coms do, they start to develop real feelings for one another. 

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7. The Holiday Calendar

Abby is a struggling photographer who sees no way out of her dead-end job. This is until she is given her Grandma’s antique advent calendar, which can predict the future. Will these predictions help her turnaround career and love life, or just get her in the giving spirit? 

View The Holiday Calendar On Netflix

8. A Knight Before Christmas

High School teacher, Brooke, dreams of a prince sweeping her off her feet. She starts to stop believing in her fantasy until a Knight from the 14th-century, Sir Cole, is magically transported to the present day to complete his quest.

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9. Holiday In The Wild

This Netflix Original holiday movie stars Rob Lowe and Kristin Davis. After Kate’s son goes away to college, her husband abruptly ends their marriage. She had already planned their second honeymoon to Africa and takes the trip by herself. While there, she finds purpose in a local elephant conservation center, and possibly love with a local conservationist, Derek. 

View Holiday In The Wild On Netflix

10. Let It Snow

A snowstorm hits a small town in the middle of nowhere. On Christmas Eve, a group of high school seniors enjoy the moment and think about their friendships, love life, and future. This movie stars Kiernan Shipka, known for playing Sabrina in the Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix. 

View Let It Snow On Netflix

11. Elliot the Littlest Reindeer

Need a movie that your whole family can watch? Well, this is a great option! Blitzen has officially retired as a reindeer. Elliot, a miniature horse, has the dream of becoming one of Santa’s reindeer. However, he faces many obstacles along the way including the other reindeer and making it through the North Pole try-outs. 

View Elliot the Littlest Reindeer On Netflix

12. A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish

A modern Cinderella story meets Christmas. Kat Emerson is an aspiring singer-songwriter who is a servant to her stepmother and stepsisters. She works at the local Santa Land to save money up for her future. Then comes a mysterious new and handsome Santa, who captures her heart. Will she fall in love and follow her dreams, or serve her stepmother forever?

View A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish On Netflix

13. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is a great musical movie the whole family will enjoy! The film follows the story of toymaker, Jeronicus, after his inventions are stolen by his apprentice Gustafson. When Jeronicus is older (played by Forest Whitaker), he receives a surprise visit from his granddaughter Journey, who helps him find hope and inspiration again. 

View Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey On Netflix

14. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

A new take on the classic story of The Nutcracker is brought to life. Clara, who recently lost her mother, attends a local holiday party. At the party, she is transported to a magical realm. She goes on a quest to restore peace in the Four Realms and discovers more about her mother along the way. This Disney film stars Mackenzie Foy, Matthew Macfayden, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, and more. 

View The Nutcracker and the Four Realms On Netflix

15. Holiday Rush

Life seemed perfect for the popular radio DJ, Rush, and his family as the holiday season rolled around. Until he suddenly gets let go from the radio station. Now, they must all uproot their life, move into their old home, and Rush must come up with a plan to make a new living. 

View Holiday Rush On Netflix

16. Santa Girl

Cassie Claus’s, daughter of Santa Claus, life is all set up for her. She is to take over the family business and marry Jack Frost Jr. However, Cassie has other plans. Before committing to her family obligations, she is allowed to go to college and experience what being a human is like in the real world. Will she follow the path set for her or choose a path of her own?

View Santa Girl On Netflix

17. Christmas Break-In

As normal, Izzy, an energetic 9-year-old, is stranded at school before Christmas Break because her parents forgot to pick her up. As three robbers infiltrate the school and hold the janitor hostage, Izzy tries the save the janitor. This movie definitely gives me some Home Alone vibes. 

View Christmas Break-In On Netflix

18. Operation Christmas Drop

Operation Christmas Drop is based on a true event that happens every year. Operation Christmas Drop, which has been going on since 1952, where bundles of supplies are parachuted down to 50 islands throughout the Pacific. In the movie, political aide Erica is sent to Guam to review the base and their operation to determine if the base should shut down. Guided by Air Force pilot Andrew, she learns the amazing impact of ‘Operation Christmas Drop’ and develops feelings for Andrew along the way. 

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19. Trolls Holiday

The creators of Shrek bring to you, Trolls Holiday on Netflix. Poppy, Branch, and the Snack Pack try to bring “Holla Days” to the Bergens in Bergen Town. This special stars original Trolls stars Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake.

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20. The Princess Switch

This Netflix original movie stars Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio, and Nick Sagar. Stacy De Novo, a baker, goes to Belgravia to compete in a Christmas Baking Competition. There, she finds out she looks exactly like Lady Margaret, and they switch places for the holidays. This film is being raved about as one of the best Christmas movies on Netflix.

View The Princess Switch On Netflix

21. The Princess Switch: Switched Again

Stacy and Margaret return in The Princess Switch: Switched Again. After Margaret and Kevin hit a rough patch, they decide to switch again so Margaret can spend time with Kevin before she becomes Queen of Montenaro. However, their plans are in jeopardy when Lady Fiona (who looks like them both) decides she wants to pull a switch to become Queen. 

View The Princess Switch: Switch Again On Netflix

22. The Christmas Chronicles

This is the role Kurt Russell was born to play, Santa Claus. In this Netflix film, brother and sister Teddy and Kate accidentally cause Santa’s sleigh to crash as a result of them trying to get proof he really exists. They go on a wild adventure to try to save Christmas and make sure everyone gets their presents.

View The Christmas Chronicles On Netflix

23. The Christmas Chronicles 2

Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn return in The Christmas Chronicles 2. Kate and Jack are tossed into a wormhole while on vacation with their family that sent them to the North Pole. However, the naughty Belsnickel decides to steal the Christmas Star to ruin Christmas forever. Kate, Jack, and Santa go on a wild adventure to retrieve the star back and stop Belsnickel. 

View The Christmas Chronicles 2 On Netflix

24. Christmas Inheritance

Ellen wants to follow in her father’s footsteps and become the CEO of his company. However, after some very public mishaps, her father tests her to see if she is up for the job. He asks her to deliver the Christmas letters to Uncle Zeke in Snow Falls. He only gives her $100 for her trip so she can understand hard work and the spirit his company was built on. 

View Christmas Inheritance On Netflix

25. A Very Murray Christmas

Scrooged, starring Bill Murray, has become something of a cult Christmas classic over the years. Even though it’s not available on Netflix, A Very Murray Christmas is! It’s a musical comedy that not only includes Bill Murray, but many other stars such as George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, Amy Poehler, and Chris Rock.

View A Very Murray Christmas On Netflix

Whether you’re in the mood for a cheesy Christmas romantic film, or a cartoon the whole family can watch, these Christmas movies on Netflix cannot go unwatched. What movie will you plan on watching this holiday season? Let us know in the comments below!

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Sam Johnson
I’m the resident geek of Grapevine who likes to write about the things I love—which is almost everything! Seriously. I love movies, sports—and movies about sports—tech, sci-fi, playing Xbox, jamming on guitar, hanging with my buddies, eating nachos, and drinking beers. Good beers. Not that horrible mainstream light stuff.

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