16 Holiday Movies On Netflix To Watch If You Want To Get A Head Start On The Season


Christmas is almost here, but regardless of what time of the year it is, it's never too early to start prepping for the holiday season with some holiday movies on Netflix. And for those of you who are fans of cheesy Christmas romance movies, then you should be doubly excited, because Netflix practically owns the genre now after gifting fans with a number of some of the corniest holiday movies ever over the past few years.

Although other networks like the Hallmark Channel typically go nuts with their Christmas programming starting in November, Netflix has their holiday fare up year-round, meaning it's never too early (or too late) to get into the holiday streaming spirit. Plus, in addition to the site's plentiful selection of their own original holiday movies, Netflix's library also contains a handful of big studio classics from years past, and — for those of you who consider yourselves traditionalists — Netflix even has a few films that originated on the Hallmark Channel. So regardless of what type of holiday movie you prefer, whether it’s family films, cartoons, holiday classics, or cheesy romances (especially cheesy romances), you'll find something to watch on Netflix right now. So take a look below at 16 holiday movies that are currently streaming on Netflix.

1. 'Christmas With The Kranks'

Tim Allen casts aside his Santa Clause history in this comedy classic, in which he and Jamie Lee Curtis play a married couple who decide to forgo their Christmas traditions one year — much to the chagrin of their holiday-loving family and neighborhood.

2. 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas'

Jim Carrey's Grinch portrayal is admittedly pretty creepy and disturbing, but for an entire generation, it is the definitive version of the furry green holiday-hating character.

3. 'The Grinch'

Only time will tell if this most recent rendition of the Dr. Seuss classic will be as revered as Carrey's live-action version or the beloved 1960s animated original.

4. The 'Christmas Prince' Trilogy

There is now a full-blown trilogy of these ultra-cheesy, Hallmark movie-esque romances set in the fictional European nation of Aldovia, and each one is more ridiculous than the last (seriously, the third one is about an ancient curse).

5. 'Christmas Inheritance'

A lesser-known Netflix original holiday romance that tells the story of a young woman who has to learn the true meaning of Christmas before she can inherit her father's lucrative business... or something like that. Watch this if A Christmas Prince is too mainstream for you.

6. 'Klaus'

This new animated original about a postman who helps coax an eremitic Santa Claus out of retirement has been earning some rave reviews.

7. 'Holiday Rush'

A popular DJ loses his job just before Christmas and has to rely on his extended family to teach him and his spoiled kids the true meaning of the holiday season.

8. 'The Christmas Chronicles'

Santa has never been cooler than when he was portrayed by Kurt Russell in this 2018 Netflix original from producer Chris Columbus, the director of Home Alone.

9. 'Christmas Break-In'

A young girl faces the unfortunate luck of being trapped alone in her school during a Christmas blizzard, and takes it upon herself to foil a trio of burglars in this Home Alone-esque farce.

10. 'Holiday Engagement'

A woman splits with her fiancé before the holidays, so she hires an actor to play her betrothed when visiting her family, because nothing says Christmas like lying to your loved ones.

11. 'Holiday in the Wild'

Kristin Davis and Rob Lowe show off some impressive chemistry in this new holiday rom-com about a just-divorced woman who decides to go on her second honeymoon to Africa alone and ends up meeting a charming pilot.

12. 'Let It Snow'

This Love Actually-like tale for Generation Z comes from Kay Cannon, the writer of Pitch Perfect, and boasts an impressive young cast including Shameik Moore, Kiernan Shipka, and Jacob Batalon.

13. 'Elliot the Littlest Reindeer'

A miniature horse dreams of becoming one of Santa's reindeer in this charming 2018 animated film. And yes, that is Samantha Bee voicing a sarcastic goat.

14. 'The Princess Switch'

Vanessa Hudgens plays dual roles in this Netflix original about an identical princess and baker who meet and decide to switch roles at Christmastime, with both finding love in their new lives.

15. 'The Knight Before Christmas'

The second Netflix original rom-com to star Hudgens in as many years, this time she plays a lovelorn science teacher who falls for a Medieval knight who's been magically transported to the present. The movie even contains an Easter egg related to A Christmas Prince's Aldovia, setting up a cinematic universe of cheesy Netflix holiday rom-coms.

16. 'White Christmas'

If you watch just one holiday movie on Netflix this year, make it this one. The 1950s musical is a classic for a reason, with a stellar cast of old Hollywood stars, glamorous sets, and loads of show-stopping song and dance numbers. It's pretty much guaranteed to put you in the holiday spirit.

With this many holiday movies streaming on Netflix, you can easily pass the time until Christmas day actually arrives... and then keep the season alive until well past New Year's.

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