10 Best Christmas Movies On Netflix To Watch All Season Long
One of the best things about the Christmas season is having family members over. But one of the worst things is finding a way to keep everyone entertained!
That’s why movies are so magical. The right movie does more than get everyone’s attention: it brings the entire family together like nothing else.
If you’re hankering for Christmas movies this holiday season, Netflix has you covered. Here are the 10 best Christmas movies on Netflix you can start streaming right now!
Christmas with the Kranks
Thanks to movies like The Santa Clause, Tim Allen has become synonymous with Christmas. And while Netflix doesn’t have that classic available, it does have another Allen holiday movie: Christmas with the Kranks.
The film (which also stars Jamie Lee Curtis) revolves around a couple who decide to skip out on Christmas when they hear their daughter cannot make it. With its unique plot, killer soundtrack, and thoughtful costuming, this is an unforgettable holiday film.
If you’re searching for “Grinch” on Netflix, you’ll have two choices. The first is the 2000 How the Grinch Stole Christmas movie starring Jim Carrey. The only thing good about that live-action monstrosity is Jim Carrey, but he cannot save the film.
The second (and better) choice is 2018’s The Grinch. This delightful CGI movie stars Benedict Cumberbatch as The Grinch along with a star-studded cast of Whoville residents. You and the entire family are going to be humming along to Danny Elfman’s musical score long after the credits roll.
Let It Snow
Let It Snow is a Christmas movie created by Netflix. And it also stars one of their breakout actors: Keirnan Shipka, best known for her starring role on Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
The actual plot revolves around young people trying to juggle friendship, love, and life around the holiday season. While the story is nothing too complex, the sheer charm of the cast helps to elevate each season into something truly memorable.
Nailed It! Holiday!
Want a cleanser from traditional holiday movies? In that case, you should check out the Nailed It! holiday special.
This is not a movie per se. Instead, it’s a special episode of the Nailed It! baking show. The premise of this show is that ordinary people attempt to bake beautiful culinary creations. And the results are usually hilariously bad.
You’ll laugh and you’ll gasp watching what they do to various iconic Christmas characters. If nothing else, you’ll feel better about your own cooking.
The Christmas Chronicles
The secret to a good Christmas movie is having a solid lead performer. That’s why The Christmas Chronicles is so good: it has film legend Kurt Russell as none other than Santa Clause himself.
As plots go, the movie is basically wacky hijinks in which a couple of kids help Santa track down his reindeer, hat, and presents. Everything is held together by fun performances and interesting visual effects.
Considering that a sequel is in the works, this is the perfect time to stream this Netflix original.
A Christmas Prince
Somewhere along the way, Christmas became known as a romantic holiday. Something about the holiday spirit (or maybe just the cold air) brings would-be lovebirds close together.
A Christmas Prince is a Netflix movie that channels that romantic Christmas spirit. It focuses on an aspiring journalist who is sent to a foreign nation and falls in love with (what else?) a prince.
If you like this movie, don’t forget to catch its two sequels, which are also currently streaming on Netflix.
The Princess Switch
This next Netflix original is a new twist on an old story. The Princess Switch channels William Shakespeare and tells us the story of identical twins (played by Vanessa Hudgens). One is a simple baker and the other is royalty.
Naturally, they end up switching roles and seeing how the other half lives. Overall, the movie is simultaneously a fun holiday fairytale and an important lesson on what makes everybody truly special.
Holiday in the Wild
Christmas is a bittersweet time for many people. Just as it is a time that many people come together and create new memories, it’s also a time that many must smile through the melancholy.
Into that bittersweet season comes Holiday in the Wild, a bittersweet comedic movie about a recently divorced woman who goes on a trip to Zambia. There, she finds more about love and more about herself.
Starring Rob Lowe and Kristin Davis, this Netflix original isn’t short on holiday charm.
The Holiday Calendar
Kids (and kids at heart) love a good advent calendar. It serves as a Christmas countdown and also helps to make each day special.
That’s the general spirit of The Holiday Calendar. This Netflix original features a woman (Kat Graham) who receives a magical advent calendar. She must navigate around this discovery as well as her feelings for Josh (played by Quincy Brown).
After this film, your kids may never look at an advent calendar the same way.
Klaus is actually a bit of movie history for Netflix. While the company has helped create plenty of movies and shows, this movie is actually their first animated film. Parents are likely to recognize many great voice actors, including Jason Schwartzman, Rashida Jones, J.K. Simmons, and Norm MacDonald.
What about the kids? Well, they’ll love the plot about a toymaker and the son of a postman who team up to bring joy to a tiny town. Overall, this isn’t just a good Christmas movie: it’s a genuinely awesome and heartwarming animated feature.