The festive season is here, and there’s no better way to welcome the holidays than watching hours and hours of things to do.
There’s no shortage when it comes to the best Christmas movies on Netflix. We’ve picked out 10 classics you should check out, from family favorites to rising contenders for the Christmas crown.
Kurt Russell plays a badass Santa Claus in this 2018 yuletide adventure, in which he teams up with a band of kids to deliver presents before the end of the day. Part 2 is also on Netflix and stars Russell’s real-life wife Goldie Hawn as Mrs. Claus.
Scrooge: A Christmas Carol,
For younger audiences, this animated adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas ghost story features spirited musical numbers as well as the voices of Olivia Colman and Luke Evans.
A favorite of grandparents everywhere, this beloved Christmas musical stars Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye as two World War II veterans who become all-singing, all-dancing entertainers.
There isn’t enough science-fiction in Christmas. Addressing that imbalance is this short stop-motion film that follows a greedy alien learning the true meaning of Christmas, which isn’t about stealing everyone’s gifts.
Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square
Dolly Parton embodies the epitome of Christmas in this heartwarming musical about a stingy landowner who reconsiders her decision to evict the residents of her hometown when Parton, as a Christmas Angel, arrives at her charming Southern Reveals knowledge.
One of the best Christmas animations of all time (it even received an Oscar nomination) tells the story of Santa’s origins in 19th century Norway. In it, JK Simmons plays a toy maker who teams up with a postman to deliver toys to children on Christmas Eve.
A Bad Mom’s Christmas
It’s time to get drunk with Bad Moms in the sequel to the R-rated 2016 comedy bad mother, Join Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn and Kristen Bell as they attempt to survive the holidays with their abusive mothers.
California for Christmas
Christmas comes to the West Coast in this comedy drama about a San Francisco playboy who tries to convince a farmer to sell his land. It may not snow, but there are more adventures in the sequel A California Christmas: City Lights.
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If you’re tired of saccharine sweetness, try this Christmas mystery. It sees a novelist traveling to his hometown after the death of his mother and attempting to piece together his mysterious family history.
when harry met sally
A New Year’s movie as well as a Christmas movie, Rob Reiner’s touching comedy is one to watch when you’ve had enough of your holiday cheer and want to look forward to 2024.
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