While there are many wonderful new movies and TV shows
The best way to get into the Christmas spirit is to watch wonderful Christmas movies. While most people nowadays have a Netflix account, the online streaming service has a few Christmas movies you can watch and share with your friends and family this holiday season. Check out 11 of them below.
- Love Actually. Since its release in 2003, Love Actually has been the go-to for holiday cheer and romance. It also features an all-star cast including Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, Hugh Grant, and Colin Firth, but also many “before they were famous stars,” such as Keira Knightley, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Andrew Lincoln. Available on Netflix. Check out 21 other movies that will expire on Netflix on Jan 1st.
- The Muppet Christmas Carol. While the Muppets are experiencing a comeback with the release of The Muppets in 2011 and Muppets Most Wanted in 2014, the Jim Hanson workshop put out some quality work post-Muppets Take Manhattan. The Muppets Christmas Carol remains one of the best “Christmas Carol” adaptations out there with Michael Caine as Ebenezer Scrooge. Available on Netflix.
- Scrooged. Bill Murray is always hilarious and Scrooged is just one of those holiday classics that is a must-see. Available on Netflix.
- White Christmas. This is a Christmas classic movie from 1954 featuring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye. It’s also a classic Hollywood movie full of big spectacle and musical numbers. Available on Netflix.
- Christmas with the Kranks. There seemed to be a time where movie studios want to re-capture the magic from National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and Christmas with the Kranks seems to fit that bill, but for younger audiences. Starring Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis, Christmas with the Kranks is fun for the whole family. Available on Netflix.
- Bad Santa. While this is a Christmas movie, it’s not fun for the whole family. Bad Santa is definitely for adult’s only, but it’s still a great way to celebrate the Christmas season. Available on Netflix.
- Happy Christmas. Joe Swanberg is finding his groove with making movies with Anna Kendrick. Happy Christmas is Swanberg’s latest and it’s now available on Netflix.
- Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special. Now that Pee-Wee’s Playhouse is on Netflix, its Christmas Special also followed suit. The TV special aired during primetime, while the TV show aired during Saturday morning TV. There are a lot of celebrity cameos in Pee-Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special, such as Magic Johnson, Cher, and Joan Rivers. Available on Netflix.
- Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas. There just had to be some children’s movies on this list for Christmas and Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas is the most family friendly animated Disney movie you can find. Available on Netflix.
- Ernest Saves Christmas. What’s Christmas without an Ernest movie?! Ernest Saves Christmas is one of the best “Ernest…” movies. Available on Netflix.