15 Best Christmas Movies on Netflix (2020)
Cozy up by the fireside, turn on your TV this holiday season and get ready to binge your way through the advent calendar! The Netflix stocking is stuffed this year with Christmas classics along with a fresh batch of new holiday films. Bunker down with a cup of egg nog and boot up your favorite!
Looking to stuff your stocking with more streaming Christmas classics? Check out these treats:
- Best Christmas Movies on Disney+
- Best Christmas Movies on HBO Max
- Best Christmas Movies on Amazon Prime Video
15 Best Christmas Movies to Stream on Netflix
An imaginary world comes to life in a holiday tale of an eccentric toy maker (Forest Whitaker), his adventurous granddaughter, and a magical invention that has the power to change their lives forever. Packed with songs and dance, this brand new film looks poised to become a new Christmas classic.
When a father and son discover Santa Claus (Jim Broadbent) sleeping in their garage, having crashed his sleigh and now on the run from the police, it’s up to them to save Christmas.
In this John Greene adaptation, a huge blizzard (that doesn’t show signs of stopping) has set in Gracetown, leaving everyone snowed in. It may be cold outside, but things are heating up inside, proving that Christmas is magical when it comes to love.
M’Dear and her sisters struggle to keep their singing act together before a church Christmas pageant while Grandpa (Richard Roundtree) teaches the kids a valuable lesson.
When her husband abruptly ends their marriage, empty nester Kate (Kristin Davis) embarks on a solo second honeymoon in Africa, finding purpose and potential romance.
When she’s set to inherit her father’s company, socialite Ellen must first visit his small town to learn the value of hard work and helping others.
When a reporter (Rose McIver) goes undercover as a nanny to get the inside scoop on a playboy prince (Ben Lamb), she gets tangled in some royal intrigue and ends up finding love - but will she be able to keep up her lie?
A Scrooge of a woman (Christine Baranski) returns to her small town ready to hand out eviction notices. Time for a holiday miracle to help her discover the true meaning of Christmas - with some help from the local townsfolk and an actual angel (Dolly Parton)! Features 14 original songs with music and lyrics by Dolly herself! Coming to Netflix on November 22.
Bill Murray worries no one will show up to his TV show due to a massive snowstorm in New York City. Through luck and perseverance, guests arrive at Gotham’s Carlyle Hotel to help him — dancing and singing in holiday spirit. Miley Cyrus and George Clooney swing by to share some joy.
When Jesper distinguishes himself as the Postal Academy’s worst student, he is sent to Smeerensburg, a small town located on an icy island above the Arctic Circle, where grumpy inhabitants barely exchange words, let alone letters. Jesper is about to give up and abandon his duty as a postman when he meets local teacher, Alva, and Klaus - a mysterious carpenter who lives alone in a cabin full of handmade toys.
This new classic was nominated for an Oscar as Best Animated Feature Film. The voice actors are next-level great, including Jason Schwartzman, J.K. Simmons, Rashida Jones, Will Sasso, Norm MacDonald, and Joan Cusack
A Netflix original, siblings Kate and Teddy are trying to prove Santa Claus is real when they accidentally cause his sleigh to crash. Now it’s up to them to save Christmas. The big selling point here: Kurt Russell is Santa! If you enjoy The Christmas Chronicles, be sure and check out the sequel, which arrives November 25. In The Christmas Chronicles 2, Kate reluctantly spends Christmas with her mom’s new boyfriend and his son Jack. The North Pole and Christmas are again threatened to be destroyed, and now the two of them are pulled into a new adventure with Santa Claus.
Starring Jim Carrey, this live-action adaption of the classic Dr. Seuss tale takes us back to the magical land of Whoville. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch - a nasty creature that hates Christmas, and plots to steal it away from the Whos. Only a small child, Cindy Lou Who, tries befriending the Grinch. If you’re in an especially Grinchy mood, Netflix also has the 2018 animated version.
This year Christmas with the Whitfields promises to be one they will never forget. The siblings have come home together for the first time in years and they’ve brought plenty of baggage with them. As the Christmas tree is trimmed and the lights are hung, secrets are revealed and family bonds are tested. As their lives converge, they join together and help each other discover the true meaning of family.
When a down-to-earth Chicago baker and a soon-to-be princess (both played by Vanessa Hudgens) discover they look like twins, they hatch a Christmastime plan to trade places. This one also has a sequel! The Princess Switch - Switched Again is new this year.
If you really want to strike the holiday mood, you’ll need a roaring fire. Thankfully, Netflix provides multiple virtual fireplaces. There’s the Classic Edition, the Birchwood Edition, and a series called “Fireplace For Your Home” with three episodes Crackling Yule Log Fireplace (and music), Crackling Fireplace (no music), and Crackling Fireplace with Music. There’s also A Home Fireplace: Bright Edition, which is a fire in a trash barrel and a promotional tie-in with the Will Smith sci-fi Netflix movie Bright. Each fireplace gives you 60 minutes of warmth without the cost or the cleanup!
Made your way through all these holiday classics? The streaming universe has even more Christmas joy in store: