We’re barrelling towards the end of the year, and that means ’tis the season yet again. If that means it’s time for you to bust out the festive films (it sure means that for us), there’s no shortage of Christmas movies on Netflix.
This year, Netflix has everything for the holiday season, from musicals to animated feature films to an abundance of cheesy rom-com movies.
If you’re keen to make your binge session worthwhile this year, we’ve pulled together a list of the best-rated festive movies available on Netflix. Because, truth be told, there are a lot of bad festive films out there.
On the other hand, if you love the cheese of it all and you want the full list of what’s coming to the streaming service these holidays, you can find that here.
A list of the best Christmas movies on Netflix
All synopses for these movies have been provided by Netflix.
Falling for Christmas
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 62%
After losing her memory in a skiing accident, a spoiled heiress lands in the cozy care of a down-on-his-luck widower and his daughter at Christmastime.
Christmas With You
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 65%
Angelina, a pop star, escapes from her daily life to grant a young fan’s wish in small-town New York, where she not only finds the inspiration to revitalize her career but also a shot at true love.
The Princess Switch
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 67%
One week before Christmas, a duchess switches places with an ordinary woman from Chicago, who looks exactly like her, and they each fall in love with each other’s beaus.
Single All The Way
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 68%
Desperate to avoid his family’s judgment about his perpetual single status, Peter (Michael Urie) convinces his best friend Nick (Philemon Chambers) to join him for the holidays and pretend that they’re now in a relationship. But when Peter’s mother (Kathy Najimy) sets him up on a blind date with her handsome trainer James (Luke Macfarlane)— the plan goes awry.
The Christmas Chronicles
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 68%
To capture Santa Claus on camera, siblings Kate and Teddy devise a plan on the eve of Christmas. However, when things go awry, they are forced to team up with Saint Nick and save the holiday in time.
The Noel Diary
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 69%
When bestselling author Jake Turner (Justin Hartley) returns home at Christmas to settle his estranged mother’s estate, he discovers a diary that may hold secrets to his own past and that of Rachel (Barrett Doss) — an intriguing young woman on a mission of her own. Together, they embark on a journey to confront their pasts and discover a future that’s totally unexpected.
A Christmas Prince
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 73%
In the lead up to Christmas, a young journalist is sent abroad to go undercover to get the scoop on a playboy prince who is destined to be king.
A Castle for Christmas
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 74%
To escape a scandal, a bestselling author journeys to Scotland, where she falls in love with a castle — and faces off with the grumpy duke who owns it.
Let It Snow
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 81%
A snowstorm hits a small midwestern town on Christmas Eve, bringing together a group of high school students. They soon find their friendships and love lives colliding, and Christmas morning, nothing will be the same.
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 90%
Jeronicus, a toymaker, is shattered after his assistant steals his book of ideas and a unique matador doll. He loses his will to create new toys until years later when his granddaughter visits him.
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 95%
Jesper, a selfish postman, is forced to relocate to Smeerensburg by his father. However, he joins hands with a reclusive toymaker, Klaus, to spread joy in the dark and dreary town.
Rotten Tomatoes rating: 100%
A stop-motion holiday musical special from Aardman. When her egg fortuitously rolls into a rubbish dump, Robin is raised by a loving family of mice. As she grows up, her differences become more apparent. Robin sets off on the heist to end all heists to prove to her family that she can be a really good mouse – but ends up discovering who she really is.
This article has been updated since its original publish date.
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