We don’t care what anyone says, it’s never too early to start celebrating all things Christmas—especially when it comes to festive flicks. Fortunately, the streaming gods are gifting us with yet another sleigh load of feel-good Christmas movies, from old school classics to rom-com newbies, all you need to do is organise bulk snacks for a mammoth viewing marathon.
Popcorn at the ready, these are the best Christmas movies to watch on Netflix.
Holiday in the Wild
Sex And The City fave Kristin Davis is back on our screens and once again she’s playing a Manhattanite unlucky in love. In this festive flick, Davis stars as Kate Conrad who in an effort to reignite some romance in her marriage books an African safari. The only problem? Said husband leaves Kate before the holiday even begins. But this is a Christmas movie after all so Kate isn’t going to let that stop her having an adventure. She embarks on her own Eat, Pray, Love experience volunteering at an elephant sanctuary in Zambia and embarking on a holiday romance.
A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby
We’ve seen Amber find true love, get married and become a queen, so it’s only right that come Christmas we get a front row seat to the next chapter of her life—motherhood. In A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby we head back to Aldovia where Queen Amber and King Richard are getting ready to take some time off to prepare for their first child's arrival, but first they have to host King Tai and Queen Ming of Penglia to renew a 600-year-old sacred truce. But when the priceless treaty goes missing, peace is jeopardized and an ancient curse looms.
Let It Snow
We’re going to kick this list off with our current favourite of the Netflix Originals, Let It Snow. This one follows a group of teens from small town America on Christmas Eve during a freak downpour of snow. With an ensemble cast packed with Hollywood’s hottest new stars including Kiernan Shipka (Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina), Liv Hewson (Santa Clarita Diet), Isabela Merced (Instant Family) and Jacob Batalon (Spider-Man), this feel-good movie has all the hallmarks of a teen version of Love Actually with stories of unrequited love and fractured friendships.
Is it even Christmas if you didn’t watch Elf at least three times? We think not. If you haven’t had the pleasure of watching Will Ferrell in this Christmas classic, let us enlighten you. Elf, (Ferrell) doesn’t quite fit in with the other elves at the North Pole (be it his height or his big personality). When he finds out the truth, that he is in fact a human, he decides to travel to New York to find his real father and spread some Christmas cheer.
Before you cruise past this one because it’s animated, trust us, this is one kid's flick that is just as much for the adults. When Jesper (Jason Schwartzman) finds himself as the postal academy’s worst student, he is stationed on a frozen island above the Arctic Circle, where the feuding locals hardly exchange words let alone letters. Jesper is about to give up when he finds an ally in local teacher Alva (Rashida Jones), and Klaus (J.K. Simmons), a mysterious carpenter who lives alone in a cabin full of handmade toys.
The Knight Before Christmas
After delivering us the beauty that was The Princess Switch last year, Vanessa Hudgens is back with another festive flick. The story goes as this– after a magical sorceress transports medieval knight Sir Cole (Josh Whitehouse) to present-day Ohio during the holiday season, he befriends Brooke (Hudgens), a teacher who's been disillusioned by love. Brooke helps Sir Cole navigate the modern world and how to fulfil his mysterious one true quest—the only act that will return him home… that is if he still wants to return.
Office Christmas Party
If you need a break from romance, then this one is for you. In an effort to stop the CEO, who also happens to be his sister (Jennifer Aniston), from closing his division, Clay Vanstone (T.J. Miller) decides to host a seriously wild holiday party in the hopes of landing a big client and naturally, things get really out of hand. The ensemble cast including Olivia Munn, Jason Bateman, Randall Park and Kate McKinnon brings all the lols.
Popular New York radio DJ Rush Williams (Romany Malco) has been spoiling his four kids since they tragically lost their mum. Unfortunately, when Rush finds himself unceremoniously ousted from his job, he struggles to fulfil the children’s pricey Christmas lists. In an effort to keep Rush on the air, his producer Roxy and his Aunt Jo plan to help him buy another station—that is if the Williams family can downsize and start living the simple life. This heart-warmer drops on 28 November.
The Holiday Calendar
In The Holiday Calendar, Abby Sutton (Kat Graham) is a talented photographer stuck in a dead-end job in a small town with nothing much to look forward to. That is until she inherits an antique advent calendar from her late grandmother. The twist? The calendar appears to have magical abilities and start to predict her future… from job opportunities to chance meetings with a potential love interest.
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