Christmas time is more than just holidays. It’s family time! Sharing gifts, making memories, and binge-watching iconic Christmas movies.
We have already got you covered with the best Christmas gifts, winter vacations, and secret Santa gifts, and now it’s time to check our watchlist. You can rewatch the old classics as you like, but with Netflix churning out new content on a regular basis, it will be a waste not to give these new movies a shot.
Netflix has a huge library of some of the best movies and TV shows in the entertainment industry. They spend billions of dollars every year in order to create some quality content for their library and are not hesitant to refresh their library every week.
TOP 10 MOVIES TO WATCH THIS CHRISTMAS
THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES
A perfect movie to kick off Christmas, this movie is a holiday adventure movie starring Kurt Russel as Santa. Follow the adventures of estranged siblings Kate and Teddy Pierce as they hatch a scheme to capture Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. When the plan goes awry, the kids join forces with a somewhat jolly Saint Nick and his loyal elves to save the holiday before it’s too late. However, it is Kurt Russell who steals the show with his charismatic act of Santa Claus. In addition, keep things at the jolly best with the retro-inspired Christmas musical numbers from The Christmas Chronicles.
The Grinch is a comedy animation based on a novel called How Grinch Stole the Christmas. This Grinch is sure to find a soft spot in your kid’s hearts as Grinch and his loyal dog, Max. As they live a solitary existence inside a cave on Mount Crumpet. His main source of aggravation comes during Christmastime when his neighbors in Whoville celebrate the holidays with a bang while he is alone every year.
When the Whos decide to make Christmas bigger and brighter, the disgruntled and resentful Grinch realizes there is one way to gain peace and quiet. With help from Max, he hatches a scheme to pose as Santa Claus, steal Christmas and silence the Whos’ holiday cheer once and for all. Will the Grinch succeed in pulling off his scheme? Or will there be a change in his heart? Find out on Netflix this December.
From the makers of the Despicable Me, this Netflix original starts off with an eerie backdrop and a protagonist you don’t want to root for. But by the end, you’re drawn into the story of how “Santa Claus” came to be. The story suggests that Santa didn’t start out as some magical being floating through the air. Rather, he was a normal man who brought joy and happiness to children across the world with a desire for change and the help of friends. This is easily one of the best-animated movies produced by Netflix and is definitely worth a watch.
A CHRISTMAS PRINCE
If you are in a mood for seasonal romance, Netflix has delivered a masterpiece under the title of A Christmas Prince. Just before Christmas, an aspiring young American magazine journalist, Amber Moore, is sent to the foreign nation of Aldovia. She is given the task to cover a press conference given by Crown Prince Richard. Amber hopes her work in Aldovia will lead to a big break, but the prince fails to appear. Rather than leave with the press pack, Amber decides to snoop around the palace. Follow Amber Moore, as she takes you to the kingdom of Aldovia for the holidays, where romance and royal drama reign supreme. The movie has received a hugely positive reception and a sequel is soon to follow the suit in Netflix.
THE PRINCESS SWITCH
The Princess Switch is a feel-good Christmas-themed movie that parents and children will enjoy watching together. One week before Christmas, a princess switches places with an ordinary woman from Chicago, who looks exactly like her. The real twist comes when each falls in love with each other’s lives. The critiques have dubbed this movie as ” Three for the price of one fantasy”. The plot will keep you on your toes as there is a lot going on this romantic comedy. The movie also focuses on the importance of helping others and that, Christmas is more than just a holiday.
LET IT SNOW
Christmas is all about love and laughter and this romantic comedy perfectly embodies the spirit of the festival. Based on the young adult novel by John Green, Lauren Myracle, and Maureen Johnson. A snowstorm hits a small town on Christmas Eve, bringing together a group of high school students. They soon find their friendships and love lives colliding on a fateful Christmas morning. The young and upcoming cast have performed exceptionally and add a breath of fresh air to the movie. Looking for a good-old-fashioned romantic comedy to lift up the spirits? Then this is the perfect teenage drama to watch this holiday.
A VERY MURRAY CHRISTMAS
If you are looking for a thoroughly enjoyable light-hearted movie to spend the Christmas afternoon, look no further. This musical comedy is strung together by a bare-minimum plot where Murray hosts a Christmas Party and invites some of his famous friends over. The cast features some famous names such as George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, Paul Schaffer and more. Although it is not an A-list blockbuster it will definitely get your holiday spirits up and running.
If you are tired of heart-warming Christmas stories and up for some mischief this is the perfect movie to enjoy with your kids. This movie slips into the category of kids-on-their-own-flick as it details the adventures of five kids left on their own. Follow the adventures of our troublemaker protagonists escape from the kids’ area and rampage around the airport, only to be caught. The movie is a reminiscence of Home Alone all over again only added with planes, trains, and some automobiles. Although there is nothing very special about the plot, the movie is carried by some superb performances by the children and is a must-watch for this festive season.
Liven up your holidays with this classic Christmas musical directed by Micheal Curtiz. With the Second World War looming at the backdrop, a bunch of American WWII soldiers perform a musical, in Europe. The movie has it all, from personal turmoils and loss to blooming romance and comradeships. Often regarded as one of the best Christmas movies of all time, it also features the song White Christmas by Bing Crosby which is the best selling single to date with more than 100 million copies sold worldwide.
HOLIDAY IN THE WILD
Holiday in the Wild is a 2019 romantic comedy film directed by Ernie Barbarash. After her husband ends their marriage, Kate embarks on a solo second honeymoon in Africa. There, she and Derek, a pilot, rescue a baby elephant. While nursing the elephant back to health, Kate soon discovers how much she loves her new surroundings. This movie is more than just your typical holiday Rom-com. There is a deep message rooted behind the movie and it has a good cause as well. There is also some un-forced humor and the main characters have good backstories. This is definitely a movie worth a watch this December.