Every Single Christmas Movie You Can Watch On Netflix Right Now & Throughout The Holiday Season
Snow is falling, hot chocolate is brewing, and window decorations are getting a whole lot sparklier: It's the holiday season, and it's inescapable. In a good way! To get you prepared and really in your holiday feelings, here is every single Christmas movie you can watch on Netflix right now. Seriously. Every one. Minus the ones specifically made for young children, and their assortment of quality yule logs. They deserve lists on their own.
This list of Netflix movies is all-inclusive, so it's got the classics (like White Christmas), the newer classics (think Love, Actually), the occasional variety special, and more than a few romantic gems. If you like your holiday movies full of family, friends, frivolity, and flirting, then this is for sure the list for you. With a little dash of Grinchiness sprinkled in, too — after all, you can't know a good Santa until you've encountered a Bad Santa. That's a saying, right?
So here are literally 43 Christmas movies on Netflix that will kick your holiday spirit into overdrive, guaranteed. To be absolutely clear, these aren't presented in any particular order! No rankings, no judgments, nothing. Just good old-fashioned holiday whimsy.
Sit back, grab a cozy blanket, and refill your nog, because getting through this list of Christmas movies on Netflix might take a while.
1. 'White Christmas' (1954)
When you are dreaming of a white Christmas, it's easy to satisfy that craving — no matter where you live! Cozy up to the 1950s classic and feel all your holiday feelings, every day.
2. 'Love, Actually' (2003)
To a lot of people, this movie is perfect. It also doesn't have to be classified as a Christmas movie, but also, doesn't it?
3. 'Christmas Inheritance' (2017)
The official Netflix description tells you everything you need to know:
"Before ambitious heiress Ellen Langford can inherit her father's business, she must deliver a special Christmas card to her dad's former partner in Snow Falls. When a snowstorm strands her at the town inn, she discovers the true gift of Christmas."
4. 'A Christmas Prince' (2017)
If you still haven't seen the instant Christmas classic, then you're extremely missing out. It's funny and warm and romantic and Christmasy AF, and best of all — the sequel is on the way.
5. 'How The Grinch Stole Christmas' (2000)
This curious adaptation of the Dr. Seuss book (and animated special!) baffled audiences at first. It's built up a steady following in the nearly two decades since, and is now, for better or worse, a kooky holiday staple. Plus, baby Jenny Humphrey! And Christine Baranski doing what she does best. Yes.
6. 'The Holiday Calendar' (2018)
In one of Netflix's all-new original Christmas movies, "A photographer inherits an antique Advent calendar that seems to predict her future." This future includes a surprising new romance. Two, if you count your romance with The Holiday Calendar.
7. 'Christmas With A View' (2018)
Christmas With A View stars a few popular soap opera actors, so it's obviously all kinds of steamy. Ski resort plus celebrity chef plus girl butting heads with guy — you know what comes next. This one has holiday-themed eye candy for days.
8. 'Christmas In The Smokies' (2015)
Finally, a holiday movie set in the great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Seriously! It's so beautiful, with a rich history and a national park of the same name — how do so many Christmas movies take place in the same three places? The official description of this one is:
"A young woman battling to save her family's Smoky Mountain berry farm decides to organize a Christmas concert, calling in a favor from her country music star ex-boyfriend."
So it's obviously your new favorite.
9. '48 Christmas Wishes' (2017)
A sweet and family-friendly holiday movie, 48 Christmas Wishes is about "two elves [venturing] out of the North Pole to retrieve every missing wish", after "a small town's letters to Santa accidentally go up in smoke". Precious!
10. 'A Holiday Engagement' (2011)
A Holiday Engagement is one of the most fun types of Christmas movies. It's more or less a relic of a time when they had a cult following, and weren't as mass-produced or widely available as they are now. Not that there's anything wrong with flooding the market with holiday cheer, but A Holiday Engagement hits all the notes of what a Christmas movie used to be: Corny, cute AF, romantic, questionably lit, and full of actors you almost recognize from something. A gem.
11. 'The Spirit Of Christmas' (2015)
It's best to go into A Spirit of Christmas without knowing too much about it, so just be prepared for this: Ghost boyfriend!!!!!!
12. 'You Can't Fight Christmas' (2017)
Oh, it's romantic mis-matched pair Christmas movie time. Finally! A classic Scrooge type meets a decorator that's absolutely brimming with Yuletide spirit. What happens next? Is it exactly what you're hoping?
13. 'Merry Kissmas' (2015)
"Woman torn between two men at Christmas" movie alert!!!!! Should she choose the bad guy from her past that's starting to see the error of his ways, or this brand-new surprise guy? Is it too much to ask for both?
14. 'Dear Santa' (2011)
So this is a Lifetime original movie directed by Jason Priestley, better known as Brandon from Beverly Hills, 90210. It's about what happens when a "party girl" stumbles across a letter to Santa that a child wrote, asking him to find her a new mom. This needs to be a silver screen franchise immediately. I demand a Dear Santa cinematic universe.
15. 'Christmas Crush' (2012)
The other title of Christmas Crush is Holiday High School Reunion. If you haven't watched it already, what else do you need to know?
16. 'Mickey's Once Upon A Christmas' (1999)
This late '90s animated special is surprisingly available on Netflix! Disney's not always that great about licensing vintage content to stream, so if you want to harken back to the days of 2D animation and taping stuff from TV onto your VHS, definitely fire up Mickey's Once Upon A Christmas. Music, timeless stories, and holiday adventures for us all.
17. 'Beethoven's Christmas Adventure' (2011)
Take a classic kids' franchise, add even more puppies, and sprinkle with a dash of Christmas cheer for the perfect holiday movie formula. You'll feel so cozy watching Beethoven's Christmas Adventure, you'll wonder why it took Hollywood so long to make it. Also, the animals don't talk, but it's so adorable you probably won't even notice.
18. 'A Dogwalker's Christmas Tale' (2015)
I refuse to look up anything about his movie because it's called A Dogwalker's Christmas Tale and stars Aaron Samuels from Mean Girls and just knowing those two things is enough for me. Watch at your own risk of absolute perfection.
19. 'Christmas Wedding Planner' (2017)
Is the title not perfect enough already? In Christmas Wedding Planner, a professional wedding planner is all set for her cousin's Yuletide wedding. Until a mysterious private investigator (!) rides into town...
20. 'Angels In The Snow' (2015)
Angels in The Snow stars Kristy Swanson — the original Buffy Summers! — as one half of a bickering couple stranded with, gasp, family at Christmas. There's a blizzard and... you know the rest!
21. 'Miss Me This Christmas' (2017)
This made-for-TV movie is steamy, romantic, and also pretty emotional. When a husband and wife decide to divorce around the holidays, the wife embarks on an exciting new romance. But is the marriage really over? That's what Miss Me This Christmas explores.
22. 'Christmas Ranch' (2016)
The internet says "horse girl" like it's a bad thing, but real Christmas Ranch fans know that it's anything but. This one combines a teenager's rebellious spirit, multi-generational healing, and a fight to save something important from The Man. Plus, horses.
23. 'Christian Mingle' (2014)
It's literally called Christian Mingle and stars Lacey Chabert, aka Gretchen Wieners from Mean Girls. This is the rare Christmas film that deserves to be watched year-round.
24. 'Holiday Baggage' (2008)
Get your tissues ready, because Holiday Baggage is all about family togetherness. "A single mother with a demanding job invites her ex-husband to her home for the holidays," goes the plot, "But she has one condition: he must reconcile with their daughters." Already crying.
25. 'Get Santa' (2014)
This family-friendly romp stars Horace Slughorn from Harry Potter (real name: Jim Broadbent) as Santa Claus. Reviewers pointed out that the British film is slightly lower-budget than some would expect, with the occasional childish gag — like a farting reindeer. Still, if you've watched your Santa Clause type classics too many times this year, Get Santa is a fine substitution.
26. 'How Sarah Got Her Wings' (2015)
How Sarah Got Her Wings is like a blend of It's A Wonderful Life and The Good Place. Essentially, a young woman is involved in a crash before the holidays (yikes!) and though she thought she lived a good life, she finds herself wait listed for Heaven. Fortunately, Sarah is sent back to Earth as an "angel in training," and that's all you need to know to be hooked.
27. 'Mickey's Twice Upon A Christmas' (2004)
Because once upon a Christmas isn't enough times, and animation really went places between 1999 and 2004. This one's just as cute!
28. 'Holiday Breakup' (2016)
This one hits all the best tropes: Breakups, the holidays, too many parties to count, and fake dating. The best part about it is knowing where it's going to go. What's more comforting than that?
29. 'A Christmas Star' (2015)
A Christmas Star stars Pierce Brosnan and Liam Neeson and I don't think anything else needs to be explained about this miracle of a film.
30. 'Believe' (2016)
This mysteriously-titled movie is, as you can imagine, a Christmasy (if formulaic) romp about a small-town, financial hardship, a pageant, and a little boy that believes in miracles.
31. 'The Christmas Candle' (2013)
A period piece about an English village in the 19th century that touches on modernization, religion, and miracles might seem heavy-handed at first. Still, it's worth the watch for holiday movie devotees. They don't make a lot of these these days!
32. 'George Balanchine's The Nutcracker' (1993)
Long before there was The Nutcracker & The Four Realms, there was this live-action version of the ballet epic. It's narrated by Kevin Kline and stars Macaulay Culkin as the Nutcracker Prince, in case you weren't convinced it was released in 1993. It's truly a breathtaking adaptation of the ballet, and the Tchaikovsky score is pure magic.
33. 'El Camino Christmas' (2017)
An under-appreciated Netflix original with an impressive cast, this movie is for those that like their Christmas movies darkly funny, barricaded in a liquor store, and full of shoot-outs. See also...
34. 'Bad Santa' (2003)
Billy Bob Thornton. Alcoholism. Madness. Black comedy. They can't all be Christmas princes, you know.
35. 'Bad Santa 2' (2016)
TBH, it's generous of Netflix to include the sequel to Bad Santa, which was a surprise hit in theaters just a few winters ago. Fun for the whole family, provided your family is mostly people in their late teens and early-to-mid '20s.
36. 'A Very Murray Christmas' (2015)
This was one of Netflix's first forays into the unexpected: Part-caper, part-lounge act, part-"We have to find the spirit of Christmas!", it's basically Bill Murray and his famous pals getting into the spirit of the holidays for an hour. Musical and lovely and just a little weird.
37. 'All American Christmas Carol' (2013)
All American Christmas Carol has it all: A pun in the title, a trailer park setting, and blonde Taryn Manning starring as its grouchy lead. The Southern-fried meet-cutes write themselves, don't they?
38. 'Dreamworks Holiday Classics' (2011)
As the title implies, the Dreamworks Holiday Classics special is a collection of holiday-themed shorts starring your favorite side characters. Think the Penguins from Madagascar, but with Santa hats on.
39. 'Uncle Nick' (2015)
If you like your holiday movies a little dark, a touch iffy, maybe even questionable, and starring comedians you'll recognize — this is the flick for you.
40. 'Mariah Carey's Merriest Christmas' (2015)
Yes, this is indeed a Christmas musical variety hour, hosted by the divine Mariah Carey and many of her famous friends. Why aren't you watching it right now?
41. 'The Princess Switch' (2018)
Vanessa Hudgens! Bakeries! Royalty! Mistaken identity! Seeing how the other half lives! The Princess Switch is like spinning a bingo cage full of dreamy Christmas movie topics and spelling the word right on the first try. Out now!
42. 'The Christmas Chronicles' (2018)
It doesn't even matter what this movie is about, because Kurt Russell is playing Santa in it. The best way to spread Christmas cheer is Netflix giving viewers the gift of rugged Santa being good with kids. The movie will be released on Nov. 22.
43. 'A Christmas Prince 2' (2018)
You didn't think this list would skip the highly-anticipated sequel to A Christmas Prince, did you? The breakout hit of the 2017 holiday season is officially back on Nov. 30, and this time, wedding bells are in the air. Swoon.
Whew! So, there you have it: Every Christmas movie currently available on Netflix that doesn't include talking animals or hour-long computer-generated fireplaces. They're adding more throughout the season, too, so if you've blown through all of these, don't worry. There are always going to be more chestnuts roasting on this open fire.