What Christmas Movies are on Netflix? 8 Films To Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Whether you're ready or not, the holidays are quickly approaching. If you've already strung Christmas lights and planned holiday meals or have adopted a Scrooge attitude and refuse to engage in any holiday cheer, these 8 Netflix films will leave you with a much-needed dose of holiday cheer. Enjoy!

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by Kenya Foy

'The Nightmare Before Christmas'

It’s hard to believe that this film is over 20 years old, but Jack Skellington’s plan to kidnap Santa still makes for an effectively creepy Christmas.

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'I'll Be Home For Christmas'

Anyone who prefers their holiday movie indulgence with a hint of teenage heartthrob nostalgia should check out Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Jessica Biel in this tale about a student who finds himself stuck in the desert while trying to get home for Christmas.

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In this 1988 take on Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, Bill Murray stars as a super jaded TV exec who clearly wants a lump of coal in his stocking for Christmas.

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'White Christmas'

Romance, singing, dancing and the holiday spirit are the running themes in this Christmas classic starring Bing Crosby.

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'Bad Santa'

Watching Billy Bob Thornton play the role of a disgruntled man who poses as Santa to pull off heists is strictly for those who know that the holiday season isn’t always filled with snow flurries and warm fuzzy feelings.

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'Planes, Trains and Automobiles'

Far too often, people skip right over the excitement of Thanksgiving and roll full steam ahead towards Christmas, but not on my watch. Besides, it’s hard not to feel sorry for a businessman who must contend with the annoying antics of the worst traveling companion ever on his way home for Thanksgiving.

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'All I Want For Christmas'

Any holiday movie list would be incomplete without a film titled “All I Want For Christmas.” Fortunately, Netflix has two movies with this title, one of which is a story about a woman who goes on dates with several men in order to grant her son’s Christmas wish for a new father. Aw.

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'Christmas With the Kranks'

This film shows that regardless of a child’s age, it’s never OK for parents to skip out on Christmas.

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