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After the earth-shattering news that The Princess Switch 2 has ushered in a new universe of movies – the Netflix Holiday Movie Universe (NHMU) – you might be wondering what else the streamer has to offer this festive season. Look no further than our round-up of the 25 best Netflix Christmas movies to watch right now
Whether you’re looking for something that is completely sugar-sweet, something with a bit of grain, or maybe even a sun-kissed safari, there’s something on our list for you. For a charmingly original animation, check out Klaus – or for a completely weird festive one Try movie Pottersville Krampus can unleash the seasonal horrors, while Holiday in the Wild kidnaps you with the Zambian elephants for Christmas And of course there are tons of Christmas comedies on the streamer
Whatever taste of Christmas joy you are looking for this Christmas season, we have a recommendation for you So, keep scrolling to see our roundup of the best Netflix Christmas movies available right now
This delightful animated film is on the way to becoming a Christmas classic. A lazy postman named Jesper is sent to the city of Smeerensburg, “the most unhappy place in the world”. If he fails to send six thousand letters this year, his will Family cut him off from their property”Once there, Jesper befriends a toy manufacturer named Klaus, and the two of them together deliver toys all over town – and could even start a legend
Funny, heartwarming, and with a truly unique style of animation, this is an excellent choice for the whole family and original enough to stir up any Christmas movie marathon
This film was released in 2020 and is a wonderful adventure full of the magic and whims of the best Christmas films Plus it’s a musical Do we need to say more?
The plot revolves around a toy maker and inventor named Jeronicus Jangle, who creates a sentient matador doll (voiced by Ricky Martin!) – who instantly turns its creator on with the help of Jangle’s apprentice.A multi-generation story about family, creativity and positivity that the whole family can enjoy
This Netflix original is a time-traveling love story with Vanessa Hudgens, and features a knight sent from the Middle Ages to the present – where he meets a woman who is looking for her own knight in shining armor, even if running over her soul mate It’s not the cutest get-together everyone dreams of, yet this movie manages to be full of love. Charming as it is ridiculous, it’s cheesy enough to be perfect for a quiet afternoon with a hot one this holiday season Chocolate is cuddled
Another Vanessa Hudgens executive at NHMU, the title of The Princess Switch, explains everything – an ordinary baker (Hudgens) changes places with a duchess (Hudgens too, of course) The two women blend into each other’s lives and quickly find that they prefer their new situations to their old ones – including their respective love interests. Things may play out pretty much as you’d expect from such a switcheroo, but it does is still a vacation warmer
No list of the best Netflix Christmas movies would be complete without the crossover for the ages (perhaps the most ambitious cinematic event in history) – The Princess Switch 2 As the title suggests, this film is a sequel to The Princess Switch and features Vanessa Hudgens, who plays three characters this time
Despite the fairytale ending to The Princess Switch, our heroines won’t have a good time if we meet her again.The third Hudgens, cousin of the royal family, has an incredible plan to switch places with her cousin to move to the royal treasury Just let the other two Hudgens characters switch places again and things get wild from there. Thankfully, it’s another mood lift for the holiday season – no tragedy awaits at this ambitious theatrical event
Another incredibly unconventional Christmas movie, Pottersville stars Michael Shannon, Christina Hendricks, Ian McShane, Ron Perlman, Judy Greer and Thomas Lennon In the tiny town of Pottersville, Maynard (Shannon) makes a surprising discovery about his wife that leads him to do so dressing up as a gorilla and wandering around outside Maynard is mistaken for Bigfoot and is maintaining the ploy for tourism he might bring to town, which is attracting the attention of a monster hunter
This is probably the weirdest movie on the list So if the usual holiday cheer this Christmas isn’t enough, Pottersville is the one to check out
Angela’s Christmas is a short and cute animated film that only lasts 30 minutes It is set in Limerick, Ireland in the 1910s and is based on a story by Frank McCourt. Six year old Angela wants to keep baby Jesus warm at birth in her local church, so does she steal him from his crib on Christmas Eve? A sincere and charming story with a lot of emotional weight that people of all ages can enjoy together. There is also a sequel – so you can have double reckoning of Angela’s adventures
Holidate stars Emma Roberts, Luke Bracey, and Kristin Chenoweth.Our two protagonists are both unlucky in love and after a chance meeting agree they are each other’s wrong date to deal with their haughty families as the holidays extend each other beyond the New Year and a real bond begins to form – along with lots of roadblocks. Can the couple ever find out their true feelings? Well, considering it’s probably a Christmas rom-com
In The Christmas Chronicles, with Kurt Russell as Santa Claus himself, two kids accidentally destroy all the presents on Christmas Eve – oops! An adventure follows to track down Santa’s presents, missing reindeer, and magical hat that even includes a musical number, and Goldie Hawn also has a cameo, if that’s not enough to convince you this unconventional one Christmas movie is definitely worth a watch this season. Plus, there’s a surprising amount of heart in this edgy Santa strip, so it goes straight into a marathon of the usual sugar-sweet holiday dishes
If Christmas is your fancy this year, El Camino Christmas is the place for you. No, it’s not a Breaking Bad festival special – it’s a dark comedy focused on a man looking for his dad with whom Father, played by Tim Allen, our protagonist Eric (Luke Grimes) is barricaded with a group of strangers in a grocery store and things turn out to be violent Vincent D’Onofrio and Jessica Alba also star in this dark, festive film If you’re comfortable in Christmas movies, it’s best to leave this movie out of your movie marathon – but if it absolutely isn’t, then this is probably for you
Apparently it wouldn’t be Christmas without Dolly Parton In fact, she wrote every single song on the soundtrack to this musical The film plays Christina Baranski as a Scrooge-like character who wants to kick everyone out of her hometown so she can sell the land – on Christmas Eve no less! Parton plays an angel rather than a past / present / future ghost of Christmas, and the movie is just as perfectly belligerent and cheesy as it sounds, and if you’re tired of humming the same old Christmas carols every year , this is the one for you
This Netflix original is the first film in the Christmas Princes trilogy and another story about an ordinary woman and a prince in love (there’s definitely a theme here) Prince Richard doesn’t want his country’s throne, and Amber, a journalist posing as the princess’s tutor, tries to find out why, of course, the two of them are beginning to fall in love – but just as natural are things for that aspiring couple not easy as their relationship has to control a lot of royal drama
If you love this movie, the good news is that two more are available for streaming later – so this is Christmas afternoon!
A sweet encounter brings an ordinary girl together with a pop star while romantic troubles swirl through a nearby waffle town. Can all of these characters find their respective happy endings amid the drama?
With Chilling Adventures by Sabrinas Kiernan Shipka, this movie may be a bit clichéd, but it’s still a warm and cozy watch for a bleak winter
As a continuation of Bad Moms, these festive followers play Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Christina Baranski, Cheryl Hines and Susan Sarandon This time the mothers of mothers are in town, to the chagrin of the central trio Just before Christmas and when Grandmother creates a lot of chaos, mothers’ problems pile up Just as raunchy and funny as the first film, if you’re looking for a comedy that will dispel all the classic festive sentiments then this is the one
With Rob Lowe and Sex and Kristin Davis out of town, this film follows Kate (Davis), who goes on a honeymoon trip to Zambia after a relationship disaster, where she begins to discover what really matters in life – and maybe even find love again This is a movie that is all about following your heart wherever it takes you plus there are also some cute elephants if that isn’t enough
The setting stands out from other Christmas movies too – the snowy landscape trade for sunny Zambia If you’re missing out on summer this is the festive pick for you
A stop motion animation This is another one-of-a-kind Netflix original to get you enjoying Christmas in just 42 minutes, it can be used in any movie marathon – and you’ll definitely want to try an elf thinks a tiny alien for a Christmas present, but as it turns out , the alien has big plans for such a small creature. Not only does he want to eliminate earth’s gravity, but he also wants to steal all gifts! It is part of a larger plan to take all of the “things” on earth with them – but can the little alien experience the true meaning of Christmas on adventures with his young friend?
A photographer named Abby with a career in threshing receives a magical Advent calendar from her grandfather, her photography concerts start to accelerate and a young relationship is born – although Abby’s perfect partner might actually be her best friend Josh.It’s another totally cheesy Netflix -Original, but what would Christmas be without her?
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