The Best Christmas Movies on Netflix
Break out the cocoa and find your favorite spot on the couch to stream these holiday classics.
Sure, the late-fall and winter are known for being jam-packed with holiday parties and family get-togethers. But chances are, some of your most favorite moments are also spent cozied up with seasonal treats and leftovers and watching festive movies.
There are some classics, (read: Love Actually and Elf) that you watch season after season — but sometimes it’s fun to check out something new, which is where this Netflix Christmas movie list steps in.
For starters, the streaming site is coming out with some fresh holiday content, including Netflix original movies Let It Snow, Klaus, and Holiday in the Wild. Plus, there are plenty of classic holiday movies to stream, like Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Christmas with the Kranks.
Here are the best Netflix holiday movies to stream this season.
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Let It Snow
Based on the popular book, Let It Snow follows the stories of three teenagers during a snowstorm in their small town. Each is going through various relationship issues (think: the guy who has feelings for his best friend, or the girl who recently broke up with her boyfriend). Add in some snow that keeps them all in one spot and things are bound to get interesting.
Looking for a fun spin on the tale of Santa Claus? Check out Klaus, which features the story of a postman who befriends a reclusive toy maker (Klaus) and offers to help him deliver the toys to children. Can they show the people of Smeerensburg (aka the unhappiest place on Earth) that “a true, selfless act always sparks another”?
Holiday In the Wild
When Kate (Kristin Davis) surprises her husband with a trip to Africa as a “second honeymoon,” she is met with the news that he wants a divorce. Kate decides to take the trip anyway, but finds herself in the middle of the wild when her pilot, Derek (Rob Lowe), has to unexpectedly land the plane. The two discover and rescue a baby elephant whose mother has been killed by poachers, and Kate stays to help nurse the elephant back to health. What she uncovers, however, is a life — and maybe love — that she never knew possible.
Rush Williams (Romany Malco) is the host of a successful radio show and is also juggling life as a single father, following the death of his wife. When he loses his job just before Christmas, he's forced to look for a new job while helping his kids — who are used to a lavish lifestyle — realize what matters most. Don't worry, there's a love connection along the way, too.
The Knight Before Christmas
Netflix favorite Vanessa Hudgens (The Princess Switch) is back with a holiday story about a woman who has given up on the “happily ever after” she’s read about in fairytales. That is, of course, until she encounters a 14th-century prince who has traveled through time. Could he prove to be the real-life love story she’s been seeking?
A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby
Set to release on Thursday, Dec. 5, A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby continues the story of Queen Amber (Rose McIver) and King Richard (Ben Lamb), who viewers previously met in the 2017 film A Christmas Prince and again in the 2018 film A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding. This time, the couple is expecting their first child — but when a treaty with a faraway kingdom goes missing, their family is threatened by an ancient curse.
The Complete Netflix Holiday List
Worried you might miss all of the holiday fun Netflix has to offer? Go ahead and keep this list handy and your only worry will be which pair of fuzzy socks to wear, and whether or not it’s a leggings or sweatpants kind of night.
New Netflix Originals:
Let It Snow — available now
Klaus — available now
Holiday In the Wild — available now
Holiday Rush— available now
The Knight Before Christmas— available now
A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby — airs Thursday, Dec. 5
Netflix Originals (now streaming):
A Christmas Prince
A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding
A Very Murray Christmas
BoJack Horseman: Christmas Special
Prince of Peoria: A Christmas Moose Miracle
Christmas movies (now streaming):
48 Christmas Wishes
A Holiday Engagement
Christmas in the Heartland
Christmas Wedding Planner
Christmas with a View
Christmas with the Kranks
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Elliot the Littlest Reindeer
Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
Mariah Carey’s Merriest Christmas
The Christmas Candle
The Christmas Chronicles
The Great British Baking Show Holidays