40 Best Christmas Movies on Netflix to Watch Right Now
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‘Tis the season for hot chocolate, fuzzy socks and Christmas activities like cozying up under a blanket with the TV remote. After all, what is Christmas if not a time to indulge in our favorite holiday traditions? Some of the best Christmas movies are conveniently located on Netflix, so it’s time to get bingeing. Whether you’re looking for funny Christmas movies, Christmas movies for kids or even romantic Christmas movies, there’s something for everyone. There are even a few that give those classic Hallmark Christmas movies a run for their money. You’ll want to save the best Christmas movies on Netflix to watch all December long—and we certainly wouldn’t judge if you want to start long before the 25th.
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Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
Starring: Forest Whitaker, Keegan-Michael Key, Madalen Mills
In this film, legendary toymaker Jeronicus Jangle and his granddaughter go on the journey of a lifetime after Jangle’s apprentice steals his most prized invention. For even more Christmas movies to stream this season, check out the best Christmas movies on Disney+.
Just Another Christmas
Starring: Leandro Hassum, Elisa Pinheiro, Danielle Winits
This heartfelt yet hilarious Brazilian film follows a modern-day Scrooge. Jorge hates Christmas—so getting stuck in a time loop where he keeps waking up on Christmas Eve is his worst nightmare. Make sure you add these Christmas movies on Hulu to your list too!
The Christmas Chronicles
Starring: Kurt Russell, Darby Camp, Judah Lewis
The Christmas Chronicles 2
Starring: Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn, Darby Camp
This charming sequel follows Kate Pierce, who’s now an eye-rolling teenager. When a mysterious villain threatens to end Christmas forever, Kate must reunite with Santa to save Christmas again. Even teens will want to curl up with this flick on Christmas Eve.
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Starring: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney
This classic follows a group of performers who are trying to save an inn in Vermont, and a few end up falling in love along the way. After you start watching these Christmas movies, see if you know this Christmas movie trivia.
Starring: Jason Schwartzman, J.K. Simmons, Rashida Jones
DreamWorks Holiday Classics
Starring: Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer, Chris Rock
All your favorite DreamWorks characters (like Shrek, Donkey, Toothless the dragon and the animals from Madagascar) make an appearance in this collection of four short holiday movies. When the credits roll, see if you can solve these Christmas riddles for guaranteed holiday cheer.
Starring: Eliza Taylor, Jake Lacy, Andie MacDowell
During an awful blizzard, a city girl gets snowed in in a small town. Of course, she ends up falling in love and learns the true meaning of the holiday season along the way in this romantic Christmas movie. These funny Christmas quotes will have you laughing through the holidays.
The Knight Before Christmas
Starring: Vanessa Hudgens, Josh Whitehouse, Emmanuelle Chriqui
In The Knight Before Christmas, a schoolteacher who has given up on finding love meets a real-life knight in shining armor due to a Christmas time-travel mix-up. While you’re in the holiday spirit, check out these wacky ways to decorate your Christmas tree this year.
Starring: Romany Malco, Sonequa Martin-Green, Darlene Love
A radio DJ who has been spoiling his kids ever since their mother passed away loses his job just before Christmas in Holiday Rush. They’ll need to rise to the occasion and learn how to have a happy holiday without the bells and whistles. Before planning your next party, check out these Christmas party themes you may not have thought of.
Starring: Emma Roberts, Luke Bracey, Kristin Chenoweth
Tired of being single during the holidays, two strangers make a pact to be each other’s holiday date all year long in this holiday romance. Hope they don’t fall in love along the way! (Spoiler: They fall in love along the way.)
Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square
Starring: Dolly Parton, Christine Baranski, Treat Williams
A wealthy woman inherits her hometown and immediately starts working nine to five to make all the residents leave before Christmas. Can the people’s kind hearts and some small-town magic change her mind? Find out in Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square!
Starring: Lucy O’Connell, Ruth Negga, Brendan Mullins
A little girl named Angela who lives in Ireland in 1914 sets out to make sure everyone has the best Christmas ever. The movie is based on the short story by acclaimed Irish author Frank McCourt, so get the tissues ready.
El Camino Christmas
Starring: Jessica Alba, Tim Allen, Dax Shepard
A group of people get stranded in a convenience store on Christmas Eve during a robbery and form an unexpected bond in this Christmas flick.
A New York Christmas Wedding
Starring: Nia Fairweather, Chris Noth, Cooper Koch
In this holiday film, an angel shows a soon-to-be Christmas bride what could have happened if she had followed her heart and admitted her true feelings for her childhood best friend.
Operation Christmas Drop
Starring: Kat Graham, Alexander Ludwig, Virginia Madsen
A Type A congressional aide works to shut down a tropical U.S. Air Force base and end its Christmas tradition but happens to fall for the base’s captain in the sweetly romantic Operation Christmas Drop.
48 Christmas Wishes
Starring: Khiyla Aynne, Noah Dyer, Maya Franzoi
After letters sent to Santa from a small town get lost in the mail, two elves embark on a journey to the town to fulfill all the missing Christmas wishes in 48 Christmas Wishes.
Let It Snow
Starring: Kiernan Shipka, Shameik Moore, Odeya Rush
This Christmas movie follows multiple story lines of lovestruck high school students during a massive Christmas Eve snowstorm.
The Holiday Calendar
Starring: Kat Graham, Quincy Brown, Ethan Peck
Starring: Anna Kendrick, Justin Timberlake, Zooey Deschanel
In this short sequel to the hit 2016 movie, after Princess Poppy learns the Bergen trolls don’t have any holidays to celebrate, she sets out on a mission to give them something to commemorate. Check out these other top kids Christmas movies on Netflix.
Starring: Keythe Farley, Dee Bradley Baker, Kaliayh Rhambo
This short stop-motion animation Christmas special follows some grumpy aliens who try to steal all the presents—until a young elf shows up to save the day.
Christmas with a View
Starring: Scott Cavalheiro, Kaitlyn Leeb, Vivica A. Fox
A ski resort restaurant manager is intrigued by a handsome new chef with a mysterious past in this romantic holiday film. These holiday quotes will warm your heart and make you want to share them with everyone you know.
Single All the Way
Starring: Michael Urie, Philemon Chambers, Jennifer Coolidge
Eternally single Peter asks his best friend to pose as his boyfriend when he returns to his small town for the holidays. But he wasn’t counting on his family to play matchmaker in this LGBTQ+ favorite.
David and the Elves
Starring: Cyprian Grabowski, Jakub Zając, Anna Smołowik
This adorable Polish film follows an overworked elf who runs off to the real world, where he meets a young boy who loves Christmas.
A Trash Truck Christmas
Starring: Henry Keane, Glen Keane, Lucas Neff
In this holiday flick, Hank works to teach the Trash Truck all about Christmas—just in time to help out Santa Claus.
Christmas on Mistletoe Farm
Releasing: Nov. 23, 2022
Starring: Scott Garnham, Scott Paige, Kathryn Drysdale
A widowed father inherits a farm right before Christmas but has trouble adjusting to rural life. His five adorable kids (and some even-more-adorable animals) concoct a scheme to stay there forever in this kid-friendly Christmas film.
A Castle for Christmas
Starring: Brooke Shields, Cary Elwes, Lee Ross
In this romantic flick, a bestselling author decides to spend Christmas in Scotland and falls in love with a castle. The duke who owns it? Not so much.
A Bad Moms Christmas
Starring: Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn
This sequel to the original Bad Moms follows a group of moms who face their own mothers visiting them for the holidays.
A Very Murray Christmas
Starring: Bill Murray, George Clooney, Miley Cyrus
Bill Murray brings together some of his (and our!) favorite celebrities in this musical comedy special in the style of an old-timey variety show that’s also one of the best Christmas movies on Netflix.
Chico Bon Bon and the Very Berry Holiday
Starring: Robbie Daymond, Dayci Brookshire, Anthony Tedesco
The Fix-It Force has to save the holiday when the customary Blunderberry Cakes aren’t delivered on Blunderberry Day Eve in Chico Bon Bon and the Very Berry Holiday. Need more ways to entertain little ones around the holidays? Tell these Christmas jokes for kids to make them double over with laughter.
The Princess Switch
Starring: Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio, Nick Sagar
A week prior to Christmas, a duchess switches places with a regular woman who happens to look exactly like her. Lucky you: There are a couple sequels to this new holiday favorite.
A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish
Starring: Laura Marano, Gregg Sulkin, Isabella Gomez
In this Christmas movie for tweens, an aspiring musician gets treated poorly by her evil stepmother and stepsisters but gets her big break when she sings at a holiday gala.
A California Christmas
Starring: Lauren Swickard, Josh Swickard, Ali Afshar
In A California Christmas, a rich guy from the city pretends to be a ranch hand to convince the ranch’s owner to sell her land, but he’s not prepared for how charming—or fierce—she is.
The Claus Family
Starring: Jan Decleir, Mo Bakker, Bracha van Doesburgh
When his grandfather gets sick, a budding Scrooge finds out that his family has a magical Christmas legacy in The Claus Family. Before choosing one of the best Christmas movies on Netflix to watch, decorate your home with these cheap Christmas decorations to get everyone in the holiday spirit.
Falling for Christmas
Releasing: Nov. 10, 2022
Starring: Lindsay Lohan, Chord Overstreet, George Young
In Falling for Christmas, when a skiing accident leaves a wealthy young heiress with amnesia, she ends up in the care of a small-town widower and his adorable daughter for Christmas in this Netflix film.
Scrooge: A Christmas Carol
Releasing: Dec. 2, 2022
Starring: Luke Evans, Olivia Colman, Jonathan Pryce
It’s Christmas Eve, and mean old Ebenezer Scrooge has just one night to change his selfish ways in this animated musical retelling of Charles Dickens’s classic tale from Netflix’s own studio (that’s how you know it’s one of the best Christmas movies on Netflix).
Christmas with You
Releasing: Nov. 17, 2022
Starring: Aimee Garcia, Freddie Prinze Jr., Deja Monique Cruz
In need of musical inspiration, a pop star retreats to a small town to grant a young fan’s Christmas wish—and finds unexpected love along the way in this sweet holiday romance. Now that you know the best Christmas movies on Netflix, make sure you have the best gifts for the whole family with our comprehensive holiday gift ideas.
Additional reporting by Chloë Nannestad.