Christmas is a time for family and friends to come together, exchange gifts and celebrate. While there are several traditions associated with celebrating Christmas, perhaps one of the most anticipated by adults and children alike is enjoying a few good-old fashioned Christmas movies while snuggling under the covers during a cold winter’s night.
There are many choices when it comes to choosing where you’d like to watch your favorite holiday classics from It’s a Wonderful Life to Die Hard, but if you’re looking for something that will put you in the Christmas spirit right away, consider checking out what Netflix has in store. Just remember: once December starts, these movies may disappear from the Netflix library forever so enjoy them while you can!
A Christmas Prince
Netflix starts off this list with one of their very own originals! When a young, aspiring reporter becomes the nanny for an heiress who’s hiding in the countryside to stay out of the spotlight she finds herself tangled up in an even bigger scandal that could get her fired. However, between all of the drama there may be something blossoming that neither woman expected. A fun and lighthearted movie about love, family and what matters most at Christmas time.
Why you should watch: If you’re looking for a movie that will have you laughing and rooting for the underdog, this is it!
Forget your average rom coms when you can’t wait until Valentine’s Day to see your favorite actors fall in love before your eyes! Christmas Inheritance is about a young woman who finds herself at a crossroads after her CEO father passes away and she’s left with his billion dollar company to tend. Things get even more complicated when an old flame returns but is he here to stay or just passing through town?
Why you should watch: If you’re looking for a movie with a bit more of an edge to it, this is the perfect choice. With love and rivalry in the air, it’s sure to keep you entertained.
Christmas Wedding Planner
A successful wedding planner finds her career taking off very quickly, so much so that she has no time for love. However, things are turned upside down when one of her clients starts falling in love right before the biggest day of his life! It’s not long before our busy bride-to-be finds herself learning some valuable lessons about romance, family and the true meaning of Christmas.
Why you should watch: If you’re not in the mood for something too serious, give this movie a try. With enough charm and humour to make any day merry, this is perfect to watch with your sisters or girlfriends.
This 2008 rom com stars Ryan Reynolds and Abigail Breslin as two people who are trying to figure out their lives in the midst of a divorce. When Reynolds’ character starts telling his daughter the story of how he and her mother met, things get complicated quickly as she wants to know more about each of his girlfriends. A modern day love story with an old-fashioned feel, Definitely, Maybe is perfect for anyone who wants to see a little bit of everything when it comes to love.
Why you should watch: If you’re looking for a movie with a little bit of everything, this is it. With humour, heartbreak and romance, it’s sure to keep you entertained from beginning to end.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Thee green figure who absolutely hates Christmas, and any form of joy. After ruining Christmas for the town of Whoville, The Grinch realises that his heart has grown three sizes bigger. Watch as Cindy Lou, a six-year-old girl who believes in the spirit of the festival, sets out to reform him. With Jim Carrey playing this classic character, anyone who wants to watch a fun take on the beloved Dr. Seuss tale will love ‘How the Grinch Stole Christmas’!
Why you should watch: A beloved Christmas classic to watch with the family. It is a perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit.
The Holiday Calendar
This Netflix original tells the story of a woman whose family comes from a long line of magic makers and for generations they have been creating holiday themed items that end up coming to life. When she stumbles upon a mysterious calendar that has the power to bring everything she draws to life, things get complicated quickly as her family’s annual tradition may be in jeopardy. With romance, adventure and enough good vibes to make anyone believe in magic again!
Why you should watch: A new Christmas movie on Netflix that is family-friendly and full of magic.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
This Tim Burton stop-motion classic tells the story of Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town who feels like his life is missing something. He soon discovers that he can enter Christmas Town and plans to kidnap Santa Claus so that he can take over the holiday once and for all. However, things don’t go according to plan when he falls in love with one of Santa’s helpers. For anyone who has always wanted a different holiday experience!
Why you should watch: A lot of people still don’t know about this classic animated film on Netflix!
A Princess for Christmas
Another holiday movie on Netflix stars Roger Moore (yep, James Bond!) and Katie McGrath (Merlin) as Prince Edward and his new lady friend, respectively, who end up at a royal Christmas gathering and eventually fall in love. With a mix of comedic moments and heartwarming scenes, this movie is perfect for anyone who wants to watch a feel-good royal romance unfold.
Why you should watch: A fun, light-hearted holiday movie on Netflix about two people who find love while attending a royal Christmas celebration.
The Christmas Chronicles
Two siblings spend their Christmas break in a quest to capture Santa on film and when they accidentally knock him out, they end up having to help the big man deliver presents. With plenty of hijinks and laughs, this movie is perfect for anyone who wants to watch an uplifting family-friendly Christmas movie on Netflix with some fun twists and turns.
Why you should watch: A light-hearted Christmas movie on Netflix that’s great for the whole family!
The Princess Switch
What happens when a famous American baker ends up at a castle in England where she gets mistaken for Queen Margaret’s twin sister? Well, obviously it leads to some fun shenanigans as the two women try and fool everyone into thinking that they’re actually related by switching places! With an all-star cast including Vanessa Hudgens, this movie is sure to put a smile on your face.
Why you should watch: This cute Christmas movie on Netflix is perfect for anyone who loves a good laugh.
This 2006 film tells the story of two women who both live in Los Angeles and are both going through rough patches in their lives. When they discover that they are both going to be spending the holidays in England, they each end up at the same house and discover that their Christmas fates are intertwined.
Why you should watch: This is one of the most popular movies on Netflix for December!
A Wish for Christmas
Sara has always preferred to stay on the sidelines at work, but when her big idea for an initiative is stolen and she makes a wish that finally enables her to stand up for herself; Santa grants this request by giving Sara 48 hours. As time ticks away in these last few precious moments of self-discovery before Christmas morning arrives too fast. Sara will discover how channeling some holiday magic can help you speak your mind without fear or hesitation!
Why you should watch: This Rom com is perfect if you’re looking for something light-hearted and fun!
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