The holiday season is the time to watch your favorite Christmas movies. Christmas 2019 is here, and Netflix has a number of festive films on its streaming platform for subscribers to watch and enjoy.
If you have a Netflix account and are looking for a holiday movie to watch this Christmas, here are the 10 best movies we’ve found among their seasonal offerings:
This year for Christmas, Netflix released their original Christmas movie Klaus. The film’s gorgeous animation, heartwarming plot, and witty voice acting make it a great holiday movie for all ages. And since the movie had a limited theatrical release, it could be in contention for the fast-approaching award season.
The main characters are voiced by Hollywood heavyweights, including Jason Schwartzman, JK Simmons, Joan Cusack, and Rashida Jones.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The live-action family comedy How the Grinch Stole Christmas, adapted from the Dr. Seuss story for the screen in 2000, is on Netflix this holiday season. The movie stars Jim Carrey, Jeffrey Tambor, and a very young Taylor Momsen as Cindy Lou Who.
Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch
If How the Grinch Stole Christmas isn’t for you but you still love the quirky Christmas story, the animated movie Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch is another option. The movie keeps a well-known story feeling fresh, and its characters are voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Seely, and Rashida Jones.
If you’re looking for a classic Christmas movie, Netflix doesn’t have very many options. They do, however, have the 1954 musical movie White Christmas. It stars Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and Rosemary Clooney.
The Holiday Calendar
Over the past few years, Netflix has released a number of original holiday films that bring the Christmas spirit and play off the romantic nature of the holidays. One of those movies is The Holiday Calendar, which was released last holiday season. IMDb’s description of the movie’s plot reads “A struggling but talented photographer inherits an antique holiday advent calendar, the contents of which seem to predict the future. Will this magical calendar lead her to love this holiday season?”
A Christmas Prince
Since A Christmas Prince came out on Netflix in 2017, the streaming platform has released two more movies continuing its royal rom-com story – A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding and A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby. This Christmas, start by watching the original and then move on to the sequels once you’re hooked!
If your child is a fan of the Trolls animated movie, Dreamworks released Trolls Holiday, and the 26-minute musical kids special is available to watch on Netflix. This is a great option if you’re looking for a short movie to enjoy with your little ones, or if your Christmas plans don’t leave your family enough time to watch a full-length film.
Although Holiday Engagement was originally a TV movie for Hallmark, the romantic comedy is now streamable on Netflix.
The Princess Switch
Another popular Netflix original Christmas movie is The Princess Switch, starring Vanessa Hudgens and Sam Palladio.
According to IMDb, there will be a sequel to the movie, entitled The Princess Switch: Switched Again, released in 2020.
Get Santa came out in 2014, and is currently available on Netflix for the holidays. IMDb’s plot description of the family comedy reads “A father and son who team up to save Christmas once they discover Santa Claus sleeping in their garage after crashing his sleigh and finding himself on the run from the police.”