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.
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!
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?
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.
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!
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!