Best Christmas Movies on Netflix

For the past three years, I’ve done a blog post on my favorite Christmas movies on Netflix – and it might be the most fun post I write all year! Mainly because it involves watching looots of Netflix, haha. Chris and I are currently snowed in – if you are too, it’s the perfect opportunity to make some hot cocoa and settle in for a Christmas movie. There are some really good new releases this year!

Let’s get started!

Christmas Wedding Planner

I somehow managed to get Chris to watch this movie with me, and he agreed it’s one of the better ones on Netflix! Don’t tell Chris but I had a slight crush on the movie’s main male character, Connor, he’s soooo cute. 😉 The gist of the movie is this: wedding planner Kelsey Wilson is about to kick off her career by planning her cousin’s lavish wedding. She’s doing a great job, that is until Connor McClane shows up, a private investigator that’s been hired to investigate the groom. The acting isn’t all that great, but I really fell in love with all the characters. Oh and one other note: the ending is RIDICULOUS, however, it didn’t really affect my overall love of the movie.

Christmas With a View

Chris and I both loved this one!! Set on a swanky ski resort, it automatically establishes cozy Christmas vibes right from the start. The whole ski resort is buzzing when a celebrity chef is named the new head chef. Clara, who manages the restaurant, is less than excited about his arrival, but it’s not long before sparks begin to fly. I thought Clara was really pretty, and the whole story seemed pretty realistic to me the entire time. Like I said, even Chris loved this one!

The Christmas Chronicles

The Christmas Chronicles seemed like a movie that we should be watching in theaters… it was so high-quality and well done! This movie is one for the whole family, I think kids in particular would really love it! It’s Christmas Eve, and brother and sister Teddy and Kate Pierce are trying to catch Santa Claus on camera. They succeed, but when Santa accidentally crashes his sleigh, the siblings are right there to help rescue him. There were a couple of emotional parts to the movie that had me crying – and the whole movie is about “Christmas spirit” and getting people to believe in Santa Claus. Make some popcorn and put this one on the big screen TV for the whole family!

Love Actually

This movie is one of my favorite Christmas movies of all time and is a true classic. This romantic comedy follows eight couples whose lives intersect right before Christmas. The story takes place in London and enlists some of the best British actors to tell the different love stories. Although there are too many characters to go into here, I will say I ADORE Hugh Grant in this movie.

The Holiday Calendar

This one is new to Netflix this year and I absolutely loved it. After receiving a mysterious Advent calendar from her grandfather, Abby soon realizes every gift she receives from the calendar is a clue about what is going to happen to her that day. There’s a lot going on in this movie… Abby’s cute best guy friend, a new guy that Abby has just started seeing, and Abby’s desire to get away from her dead-end job as photographer at the mall. I really loved the ending of this one (and it’s realistic, too, haha). This one is a must-watch!

The Spirit of Christmas

This one was on Netflix last year but its still one of my favorites!!! I cried in this one 🙂 Also – the plot may sound a little crazy, but it totally works when you watch the movie. Kate, a workaholic lawyer, has three weeks to get a haunted bed and breakfast appraised and sold. The manager claims a ghost who lives there will not approve. Kate meets the ghost – who happens to be a very handsome man – and ends up falling in love with him throughout the movie.

Merry Kissmas

Another favorite from last year! The main character, Kayla, is engaged to marry a self-centered film and stage director/choreographer, and you can tell right from the beginning that their relationship is crumbling. When Kate accidentally kisses a man in an elevator (what it is with these elevators in Christmas movies!!! lol) she ends up falling for him, and him for her. Some of the acting in this one is a little iffy, but overall it’s a great story 🙂

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Although I still like the original cartoon better, this 2000’s remake of How the Grinch Stole Christmas is still a classic. Jim Carrey places the role of the Grinch, who plots to rob Whoville on Christmas. The Grinch has been an outcast all his life, but a dash of kindness from little Cindy Lou Who and her family may be enough to melt his heart.

Princess Switch

I saved this one for last because to be honest… it wasn’t my favorite of the bunch. I was SO excited for this movie to come out because I love Vanessa Hudgens, I even had an alarm set on my phone as a reminder to watch it on the day that it came out! Stacy DeNovo is a talented young baker who runs a successful pastry shop in Chicago with her best friend, Kevin. Stacy and Kevin are spending Christmas in Belgravia where they plan to compete in a baking competition. When Stacy runs into the soon-to-be princess of Belgravia backstage, they are shocked by their identical looks, and concoct a plan to switch lives for a few days. Although the plot was well-thought-out, everything seemed a little too cheesy for me… and as much as I wanted to love it, I didn’t. I put it on this list because it’s worth a shot – you may end up loving it!

If there are any movies I missed, let us know in the comments!


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  1. Kelly

    This looks like a great list! I’d love to check out Christmas With A View. I watched A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding yesterday and thought it was so cute and not nearly as cheesy as some of the other movies I’ve seen lately lol. Apparently, there is a prequel (A Christmas Prince) which I didn’t realize. I may have to go back and watch that too!

    • Trish

      Christmas Prince is sooo cute! I’ve watched that one multiple times. 😄

  2. Julia

    If you like classic old school movies (I ADORE them) White Christmas is on netflix! It follows two soldiers who set up a musical act after they finish serving in the second World War, and after meeting and rescuing a sister act, find themselves at a struggling ski resort (due to no snow) owned by their former General! So they set out to help him and his business out and of course spread Christmas cheer! Great musical numbers, fun costumes and a plot that will tug at your heart strings are what makes this movie a Christmas must. It was made in the 50’s, so be ready for that!

  3. Ashlynne

    A Christmas Inheritance is actually so cute! Watched it last night along with Christmas Calender. I think you’d like it 🙂

  4. Victoria

    The Holiday Calendar is my favorite Netflix Christmas movie! I watched twice, Josh (Quincy Brown) is the most beautiful man ever!The Princess Switch was cheesy but in the best way, I cried a little at the end (def hormones during that time of the month but still)!

  5. olivia

    I can’t Wait to watch some of that list! One i really liked on Netflix, that was really cute (and i had à crush on the girl star) was a wish for christmas!!! If you can, watch it it’s really good, really christmas Spirit!!

  6. Rowe

    Thanks! This list is so helpful since I will be home bound for 2 months due to foot surgery. Love all your blog post and Vlogs.

  7. Thanks a lot for your list! As normally I don’t watch films and TV I don’t know any Christmas film. But on the Holy Eve my family wants to watch with all family members a film 🙂
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  8. Christmas Chronicles is definitely a kids/family movie in my opinion. I DID think the elves were cute however! And I also watched the Princess Switch only because of Vanessa Hudgens as well but I was too highly disappointed in the movie. I wouldn’t watch again. Def will try the others!

    @happilyeveralanis | Happily Ever Alanis

  9. I absolutely loved The Holiday Calendar and Princess Switch – so good!

    Anika |

  10. This is a great list because I’ve been looking for Christmas movies to watch!

  11. Nice list. I really liked “Love Actually” it’s pretty good.

  12. Ah thanks for this list! I know just want to cozy up on the couch and watch Netflix all day! 🙂
    xx Janine

  13. There are definitely some I’ll check out, but we have very different opinions on a few of them lol! To each their own, of course. I’m excited to watch Christmas with a View!
    Katie Actually

  14. Mary

    I’m so sad A Christmas Kiss was taken off of Netflix this season. You recommended it a couple of years ago and I watched it several times. Thanks for the new summaries.

  15. I watched The Holiday Calendar and it was so good!
    Xo Kelsey

  16. Milagros Bonilla

    You didn’t like Princess Switch?! I thought it was so cute!! Lol I just saw the Christmas Wedding Planner and literally almost turned it off, I found it SO hard to watch! Just awful 🙈🙈 guess we’ll have to see what happens with all the Valentines movies next! Heheh

    • Ahhh yes I think maybe I had set my expectations too high for Princess Switch! I’m going to rewatch it and give it a second chance haha!

  17. These are all sooo good! I especially love the Christmas Wedding Planner one – it was so cute!

    xo – Marianne

  18. Anna

    I loved princess switch not really for the easy plot but for amazing acting by Vanessa. Truly – you would think there were twins acting, she did such a fantastic job being in character for 2 very different personalities- I was impressed by her acting – just for that I want to watch it again!

  19. I LOVED The Christmas Chronicles! <3

  20. Yve

    I hope you weren’t affected by the weather too much and if do I hope you and your family are safe. Love the stockings!

  21. Erin Brooks

    White Christmas is mine and my husband’s favorite and it’s on Netflix! Very old but definitely a classic and has such a great love story to it!

  22. I loved Christmas Inheritance.. So cheesy and predictable, but so good!

  23. I was hoping the same for The Christmas Switch!! I wanted to love it but thought the acting and story was just too corny. I’ll have to check some of these other ones out!

    xoxo A

  24. Although it’s not necessarily a Christmas movie I don’t think, Chalet Girl is another super cute winter-y film with Ed Westwick (Gossip girl) and Felicity Jones (Star Wars) !! I loved the setting and it makes you want to go to the Alps like yesterday. So cute 🙂

  25. Melissa Johnson

    I’ve seen all of these movies and they are all amazing!! Netflix really has come out with some incredible movies for the season. The Christmas Chronicles reminded me of The Santa Clause, one of my all time favs!

  26. Janet

    I just say, The Princess Switch was my favorite! It was sweet and sappy, just what a Christmas movie should be. I actually watched it at the gym, and I had a smile on my face the whole time I was on the treadmill! A first! The Netflix holiday movies are good, but nothing beats Hallmark & the great classics!

  27. Oooooh, thank you for the suggestions! I’ve definitely added a couple to my list 🙂

  28. Amy

    I love your yearly post on your Netflix Christmas movies! I can’t believe it’s been another year!!!

    Much love,
    Amy 💜

  29. Polly

    What about A Christmas Prince and the sequel – A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding? I love her shoes!