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What are The Best Christmas Movies on Netflix?

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The Christmas season is approaching! It’s the time of the year when there will be enjoyment, family, lots and lots of festivities, and holiday. And what better place than your couch where you can get cozy with your family, watching a great Christmas movie to get into the spirit of Christmas and the holiday? So, unwrap a digital stocking full of Christmas flicks with Netflix. Here is the list of the ten best Christmas movies on Netflix for you to enjoy.


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Director: Sergio Pablos, Carlos Martínez López

Writer: Sergio Pablos, Jim Mahoney, Zach Lewis

Star Cast: Jason Schwartzman(voice), J.K. Simmons(voice), Rashida Jones(voice)

IMDB Rating: 8.1

Runtime: 1hr. 36mins

It’s a Spanish-American animated film launched on November 8, 2019. The film’s animation, narrative, and vocal performances all were widely praised. It was also nominated for the Oscar in the Best Animated Feature Film category. 

Its story revolves around Jesper, Smeerensburg’s new postman, who befriends toymaker Klaus – and their presents dissolve years of rift and offer a sleigh full of holiday customs.

White Christmas

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Director: Michael Curtiz

Writer: Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, Melvin Frank

Star Cast: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney

IMDB Rating: 7.5

Runtime: 2hrs

White Christmas is a 1954 American musical film launched on October 24. The film was immensely popular with audiences, grossing $12 million in theatre rentals. It was the biggest moneymaker of 1954 and the highest-earning musical at the time. White Christmas was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Music, Original Song. 

A popular song-and-dance group falls for the sister act and joins forces to redeem their former commanding general’s struggling Vermont inn.

The Christmas Chronicles

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Director: Clay Kaytis

Writer:Matt Lieberman, David Guggenheim

Star Cast: Kurt Russell, Darby Camp, Judah Lewis

IMDB Rating: 7.0

Runtime: 1hr. 44mins

It is an American Christmas comedy and the first installment in The Christmas Chronicles movie franchise. The movie premiered on Netflix on November 22, 2018, to melded ratings from critics.  

It’s a story of a sister and brother whose Christmas Eve wishes to capture Santa Claus in a video. But it turns into an epic adventure that most kids can only imagine.

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

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Director: David E. Talbert

Writer: David E. Talbert

Star Cast: Forest Whitaker, Keegan-Michael Key, Hugh Bonneville

IMDB Rating: 6.4

Runtime: 2hrs. 2mins

It is a Christmas musical fantasy launched on Netflix on November 13, 2020. The film received mostly favorable reviews from critics, who lauded the plot. In addition, the film earned Black Reel Award for Outstanding Production Design and Outstanding Costume Design.

A holiday story about an eccentric toymaker, his daring grandchild, and a mystical creation that possesses the potential to alter their lives.

Get Santa

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Director: Christopher Smith

Writer: Christopher Smith

Star Cast: Jim Broadbent, Rafe Spall, Kit Connor

IMDB Rating: 6.3

Runtime: 1hr. 42mins

It’s a British Christmas comedy from 2014 that got a mixed response from critics. Additionally, the audience praised the film’s tone and story.

Following the arrest and imprisonment of Santa Claus, a prisoner on probation and his son tries to save Christmas.

Alien Xmas

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Director: Stephen Chiodo

Writer: Kealan O’Rourke, Dan Clark, Noah Kloor

Star Cast: Keythe Farley(voice), Dee Bradley Baker(voice), Kaliayh Rhambo(voice)

IMDB Rating: 6.2

Runtime: 40mins

It’s a 2020 American animated movie based on Chiodo and Jim Strain’s 2006 book with the same title. The film was well-received by critics, who applauded the concept and plot.

Its story follows kleptomaniac aliens trying to conceal Earth’s gravity. The twist is that the planet can be saved only by a small alien named X.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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Director: Ron Howard

Writer: Dr. Seuss, Jeffrey Price, Peter S. Seaman

Star Cast: Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Kelley

IMDB Rating: 6.2

Runtime: 1hr. 44mins

It’s a Christmas fantasy motion picture from 2000 premised on Dr. Seuss’s 1957 children’s book with the same title. Critics gave the film mixed reactions, praising Jim Carrey’s performance but criticizing its dark theme and even some scary scenes. Nevertheless, it raked $345 million globally, making it the sixth-highest-earning film of 2000. While becoming the second-highest-earning holiday movie of all time.

In the countryside of Whoville, a green, vengeful Grinch plots to spoil Christmas for all of the county’s residents.


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Director: John Whitesell

Writer: Tiffany Paulsen

Star Cast: Emma Roberts, Luke Bracey, Kristin Chenoweth

IMDB Rating: 6.1

Runtime: 1hr. 44mins

It is an American romantic comedy film made available on Netflix on October 28, 2020. The film got average reviews from critics, praising the romance and comedy but divided by the vulgar jokes in the movie. However, the film won ReFrame Stamp for Top 100 Most Popular Narrative & Animated Feature. 

Tired of being alone on holidays, two people agree to become each other’s chaste plus-ones for the entire year. But they discover true feelings for each other along the way.

The Princess Switch

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Director: Mike Rohl

Writer: Robin Bernheim, Megan Metzger

Star Cast: Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio, Nick Sagar

IMDB Rating: 6.0

Runtime: 1hr. 41mins

It is a Christmas rom-com released on November 16, 2018, by Netflix. The film received varying reviews, with critics applauding the cast’s performances while criticizing unreal plot elements.

It’s a story of a Chicago baker going head to head in a Christmas baking contest in Belgravia and runs into the prince’s fiancée—who looks exactly like her. The plot is that for two days, they switch lives.

The Christmas Chronicles 2

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Director: Chris Columbus

Writer: Matt Lieberman, Chris Columbus, David Guggenheim

Star Cast: Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn, Darby Camp

IMDB Rating: 6.0

Runtime: 1hr. 52mins

This American comedy is a follow-up to the 2018 movie The Christmas Chronicles. The movie had a limited theatrical run before being released on Netflix on November 25, 2020, and received mixed reviews from critics.

When a shadowy troublemaker poses a threat to suspend Christmas forever – Kate Pierce, already a skeptical teen, is surprisingly teamed up with Santa Claus.



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