The Best Christmas Movies On Netflix To Get You In The Holiday Spirit
Christmas, the most wonderful time for the year is here. When the gift buying is done and the tree is decked, there's nothing better than enjoying a film loaded with all things merry and bright. Lucky for us, Netflix has a full line-up of Christmas movies to keep us entertained throughout the festive period.
Whether you’re looking for heartwarming classics like Polar Express or are in the mood for Netflix-original festive flicks like A Christmas Prince, you’re bound to find a movie (or two) from our list of Netflix's best Christmas movies that will get you in the holiday spirit.
1/20 The Polar Express (2004)
On the night of Christmas Eve, a young boy boards a mysterious train bound for the North Pole and embarks on an extraordinary journey to visit Santa Claus. His belief in the magic of Christmas takes a turn after his encounters with special people on his journey.
2/20 Four Christmases (2008)
What happens when you Christmas holiday plan is foiled? In the story of Four Christmases, the couple are forced to spend their Christmas with their divorced parents––all in a single day.
Watch Four Christmases on Netflix
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3/20 A Very Murray Christmas (2015)
Bill Murray singing “Jungle Bells” is all you need to spice up this Christmas, with an all-star cast including George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, Julie White, Chris Rock and more to present a Christmas special that will bring a smile to every face in the room.
Watch A Very Murray Christmas on Netflix
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4/20 Daddy's Home 2 (2017)
Starring Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg as comedic co-dads, this festive comedy is set around Christmas, which gets even funnier when their own fathers make a holiday visit.
Watch Daddy's Home 2 on Netflix
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5/20 Christmas Inheritance (2017)
Christmas Inheritance tells the story of Ellen (played by Eliza Taylor), a heiress to a gift company who must accept the challenge to deliver a box of Christmas letters to her father’s hometown, Snow Falls, in order to become the CEO. Along the way, she learns the true meaning of the holiday.
Watch Christmas Inheritance on Netflix
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6/20 The Princess Switch (2018)
Vanessa Hudgens plays dual roles as a Stacey, a Chicago baker, and Margaret, Duchess of the fictional kingdom of Montenaro. The two meet at a royal baking competition and decide to switch identities, and there begins the romantic entanglements.
Watch The Princess Switch on Netflix
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7/20 The Christmas Chronicles 1 & 2 (2018, 2020)
Kurt Russell stars as Santa Claus—do we need any more reasons to watch this Netflix original? A charmingly cheesy story of a brother and sister who save Christmas after accidentally crashing Santa’s sleigh, this delightful festive adventure is sure to bring holiday cheer to all members of the family.
A sequel has just been released this year and follows Kate Pierce, now a teen, as she reunites with Santa Claus. The reunion is cut short when a mysterious troublemaker makes it his mission to cancel Christmas forever.
Watch The Christmas Chronicles on Netflix
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8/20 The Holiday Calendar (2018)
Abby (Kat Graham) inherits an antique holiday advent calendar from her grandfather, which has a magical power that predicts the future—including a budding romance.
Watch The Holiday Calendar on Netflix
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9/20 Klaus (2019)
A new twist on the original Santa Claus story from the co-creator of “Despicable Me”, Klaus tells the story of the world’s worst postman, who is posted to the frozen island above the Arctic Circle, where he meets a new friend named Klaus.
Watch Klaus on Netlfix
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10/20 The Knight Before Christmas (2019)
Following on from the success of The Princess Switch, Vanessa Hudgens is back to the Netflix-original holiday genre in this year’s The Knight Before Christmas, which follows a science teacher who’s given up on love until she meets a time-displaced medieval knight.
Watch The Knight Before Christmas on Netflix
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11/20 Holiday in the Wild (2019)
Africa may seem to be an odd setting for a Christmas movie, but it makes sense to Kate (Kristin Davis) who decides to go on a safari on her own after her marriage ends unexpectedly. Luckily, her pilot turns out to be quite the catch.
Watch Holiday in the Wild on Netflix
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12/20 Let It Snow (2019)
If you’re a fan of Love Actually, then you’ll probably enjoy this teen-driven version of the classic holiday hit. Let It Snow is a heartwarming story of five characters, whose separate-yet-related lives collide when a snowstorm hits their small town on Christmas Eve.
Watch Let It Snow on Netflix
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13/20 Holiday Rush (2019)
Following his wife’s death, radio DJ Rush Williams (played by Romany Malco) copes with his wife’s death by spoiling his four children. When he loses his job right before Christmas, he’s forced to downsize his life and comes to realise what brings true joy: family.
Watch Holiday Rush on Netflix
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14/20 Christmas Wonderland (2018)
Christmas Wonderland follows Heidi, who left the small town of Plesant Valley to chase her dreams of becoming a painter. She works at an art gallery as a curator and a week before their Christmas party but had to return home to babysit. There, she meets her high school love, Chris and a rekindled romance unfolds. But this leaves her torn between her life in the city or her life back home.
Watch Christmas Wonderland on Netflix
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15/20 Holidate (2020)
This 2020 film follows two single people who are fed up with being alone on the holidays. They agreed to be each other's platonic date for the festive season, only to end up catching real feelings along the way.
Watch Holidate on Netflix
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16/20 Christmas Made to Order (2018)
Christmas Made to Order will definitely get you in the festive season. The story follows certified Christmas amateur Steven (Jonathan Bennett) who recruits holiday coordinate, Gretchen (Alexa PenaVega) to host a Christmas party for his family. Little do the two know, the planning brings them closer together until an opportunity arrives for Gretchen. The two is then faced to make a choice that'll either keep them together or pull them apart.
Watch Christmas Made to Order on Netflix
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17/20 A Christmas Prince (2018)
This feel-good Christmas series is a must-watch every year with two sequels also available for bingeing. A Christmas Prince, part one of the series follows an undercover reporter when she meets playboy prince, just in time for Christmas. Watch the sequels, A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby and A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding to see how the story and the characters progress—every Christmas.
Watch A Christmas Prince on Netflix
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18/20 Just Another Christmas (2020)
Bring the family together for Just Another Christmas. This family movie follows a family man who hates the holiday. He ends up being stuck in a time loop where it's forever Christmas and along the way starts to not only learn valuable lessons about life but also see the beauty in Christmas.
Watch Just Another Christmas on Netflix
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19/20 The Holiday (2006)
The Holiday stars Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet as two troubled women with guy problems. Fed up with it, they decided to swap homes in each other's countries and eventually each meet a local guy. Expect sparks flying, kisses and butterflies.
Watch The Holiday on Netflix
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20/20 How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
The Christmas movie marathon wouldn't be complete with watching the good ol' Grinch. In How the Grinch Stole Christmas, you'll follow the shenanigans of the revenge-seeking Grinch who plans to ruin Christmas for everyone.
Watch How The Grinch Stole Christmas on Netflix
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This article was originally published on December 5, 2019 and was updated on December 4, 2020.