It’s hard for us to believe that Christmas season has arrived! Netflix is a great way to get into the holiday spirit. Netflix currently has a huge library of holiday movies. We’ve collected 10 of our favorites, including picks that appeal to all tastes and audience.
This list includes Christmas classics as well as new releases, theatrical releases, and Netflix originals. The right Christmas movie can be as comforting on a cold winter night as a warm cup of cocoa and a fireside chat.
1. White Christmas (1954).
Michael Curtiz, a legendary director, helmed many of Hollywood’s most notable films of Hollywood’s Golden Age. These included The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938), Casablanca (422) Yankee Doodle Dandy (422) Mildred Pierce (1945), and this classic Christmas musical, which was the highest-grossing film of 1954. In 2004, a successful stage adaptation was released in San Fransisco and has been on tour internationally ever since. White Christmas was filmed in vivid Technicolor and released in VistaVision. VistaVision is a widescreen process that uses twice the area of 35mm film.
2. Holidate (2020).
We love a Netflix holiday rom-com. The first Netflix Christmas movie of the season is more risque and star-studded that other films. Emma Roberts and Hacksaw Valleyhottie Luke Bracey play lonely singles who agree for a year to be platonic partners…only to find feelings. Sappy? Sure. It’s fun, too.The Christmas Chronicles’Kurt Russell plays a wisecracking Santa Claus.
3. The Christmas Chronicles (2018)
This Netflix original features Kurt Russell, a cool, handsome, and wise-talking Santa Claus who helps brother and sister ( Judah Lewis and Darby camp) to rediscover the magic and joy of Christmas after their father’s death. The Christmas Chronicles was directed and produced by Clay Kaytis, (The Angry Birds Movie) and Chris Columbus (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone). Russell’s performance is the main draw, and he delivers. This Santa is unlike any other you have ever seen.
4. Jingle Jangle: Christmas Journey (2020).
David E. Talbert‘s musical fantasy stars Oscar winner Forest Whitakeras an obstinate toymaker who discovers new hope in his life thanks to a bright, young granddaughter ( Madalen Mills). It’s a festive, toe-tapping treat for all ages.
5. Love Hard (2022)
In a rom-com about a young woman who flies 3,000 in order to find a dating app, she is discovered to have been catfished, Nina Dobrev and Jimmy O. Yang star. The film is directed by Hernan Jimmyenez, a Costa Rican director.
6. Father Christmas is Back (2022).
Phillipe Martinez and Mick Davis’ comedy about four sisters, who are very different, stars a stellar cast that includes Talulah Riley, Talulah, Kelly, April Bowlby and Talulah. There are many family secrets and other surprises.
7. A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby (2019).
After the Aldovia high-profile nuptials, Richard and Amber invite royalty from a faraway Kingdom to help them defeat an ages-old curse, and they begin to expand their royal family!
8 . The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Christmas Special “A Midwinter’s Tale,” 2018, 2018
Surprise! Surprise! Kiernan Schiffka will reprise her role as Sabrina Spellman along with fellow cast members Ross Lynch and Lucy Davis, and Michelle Gomez.
9. The Princess Switch (2018)
Vanessa Hudgens stars in this popular romantic comedy. She plays both a Chicagoan and a duchess who fall for one another’s beaus. The Princess Switch is loosely inspired Mark Twain’s 1881 novel The Prince and the Pauper.
10. The Princess Flip 2: Returned to (2020).
Hudgens will return in the sequel to Netflix’s feel-good series, this time playing a triple role as Margaret and Stacy find a third lookalike.