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December 14, 2023
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Top 25 Christmas movies on Netflix

Discover the Top 25 Christmas movies on Netflix and get into the festive spirit with heartwarming classics, new releases, and holiday favorites. Whether you're in the mood for family-friendly adventures or heart-tugging romances, our carefully curated list has it all. So, grab your popcorn and hot cocoa, and let the holiday movie marathon begin!

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Nothing warms your heart more than keeping Christmas traditions alive at this time of year, right? We are all excitedly waiting for Christmas, and finally, here it is! Christmas is just around the corner, and it's time to relive the Christmas traditions we've been waiting for a long. Christmas trees have started to be set up in our homes, ugly sweaters are off the shelves, and now it's time to find the best Christmas movies to watch with our family under our cosy blankets.

There's no better way to enjoy the Holiday season than watching your favorite Christmas movies and finding new favorites.
Every year, Netflix adds beautiful Christmas movies to its movie archive to revive your Christmas spirit. From classic Christmas movies to new productions, Netflix's Christmas movies collection will brighten up your holiday evenings. Delightful Christmas movies await you on Netflix in 2023. Let's explore the top 25 rated Christmas movies on Netflix in 2023!

Top 25 Christmas movies on Netflix

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  1. White Christmas
  2. Love Actually
  3. Klaus
  4. The Christmas Chronicles
  5. A Boy Called Christmas
  6. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
  7. Holidate
  8. A Castle for Christmas
  9. Family Switch
  10. The Knight Before Christmas
  11. Scrooge: A Christmas Carol
  12. Love Hard
  13. The Holiday Calendar
  14. Let It Snow
  15. Alien Xmas
  16. Christmas Inheritance
  17. Single All the Way
  18. A Christmas Prince
  19. Christmas with You
  20. The Princess Switch
  21. The Noel Diary
  22. Holiday Rush
  23. Falling for Christmas
  24. Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square
  25. Best. Christmas. Ever!

1) White Christmas

White Christmas is one of the top-rated Christmas movies on Netflix, a 1954 American musical film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen. This Christmas movie is notable for being the first to be released in VistaVision.

After leaving the Army following World War II, Bob Wallace and Phil Davis become a successful song-and-dance duo. Phil plays matchmaker and introduces Bob to two talented sisters, Betty and Judy, who also have a song-and-dance act. When Betty and Judy go to a Vermont lodge to put on a Christmas show, Bob and Phil follow them there, only to discover that the lodge is owned by their former commander, General Waverly. This leads to a series of romantic misunderstandings as the performers try to assist General Waverly.

  • IMDB Rating: 7,6/10
  • Genre: Comedy, Musical, Romance
  • Release data: 14 October, 1954
  • Director: Michael Curtiz

2) Love Actually

Love Actually, is a Christmas romantic comedy movie written and directed by Richard Curtis. This Christmas movie features a notable cast, composed predominantly of British actors, many of whom had worked with Curtis in previous movies and TV projects. This Christmas movie is mostly filmed in London, the screenplay dives into different aspects of love as shown through 10 different stories involving a variety of people, many of whom are shown to be connected as the story progresses. The story begins five weeks before Christmas and is played out in a weekly countdown until the holiday, followed by an epilogue that takes place one month later.

  • IMDB Rating: 7,6/10
  • Genre: Romantic comedy
  • Release data: 23 January, 2004
  • Director: Richard Curtis

3) Klaus

Klaus is a 2019 Spanish Christmas-themed animated comedy-drama film written and directed by Sergio Pablos and produced and directed by Sergio Pablos Animation Studios with support from Aniventure. It is Netflix's first original animated film.

  • IMDB Rating: 8,2/10
  • Genre: Animation, Adventure comedy
  • Release data: 8 November, 2019
  • Director: Sergio Pablos

4) The Christmas Chronicles

The Christmas Chronicles, a great American family Christmas movie,  is a 2018 American Christmas comedy film directed by Clay Kaytis from a screenplay by Matt Lieberman. The film stars Kurt Russell, Judah Lewis, Darby Camp, Lamorne Morris, Kimberly Williams-Paisley and Oliver Hudson. It is the first instalment in The Christmas Chronicles film series.

  • IMDB Rating: 7/10
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release data: 22 November, 2018
  • Director: Clay Kaytis

5) A Boy Called Christmas

A Boy Called Christmas is a 2021 British Christmas fantasy film directed by Gil Kenan from a screenplay by Ol Parker and Kenan, based on Matt Haig's 2015 book of the same name. A young boy named Nikolas embarks on an incredible journey into the snowy northern wilderness to find his father, who is on a quest to find a legendary village of elves called Elfhelm. Alongside a determined reindeer named Blitzen and his loyal pet mouse, Nikolas discovers his destiny in this charming and magical tale that shows us that anything can happen.

  • IMDB Rating: 6,7/10
  • Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family, Fantasy
  • Release data: 26 November 2021
  • Director: Gil Kenan

6) Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is a 2020 American Christmas musical fantasy film written and directed by David E. Talbert. Choreographed by Ashley Wallen, it stars Forest Whitaker, Keegan-Michael Key, Hugh Bonneville, Anika Noni Rose, Phylicia Rashad, Lisa Davina Phillip, Ricky Martin, and Madalen Mills. The film, which was originally planned as a stage production, received 10 nominations, the most at the 52nd NAACP Image Awards. The film was released on Netflix on November 13, 2020.

  • IMDB Rating: 6,5
  • Genre: Musical fantasy
  • Release data: 6 November, 2020
  • Director: David E. Talbert

7) Holidate

  • IMDB Rating: 6,1/10
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance
  • Release data: 28 October, 2020
  • Director: John Whitesell

8) A Castle for Christmas

A Castle for Christmas is a 2021 American Christmas romantic comedy film directed by Mary Lambert. The movie was released by Netflix on November 26, 2021.

  • IMDB Rating: 5,6/10
  • Genre: Romantic comedy
  • Release data: 26 November, 2021
  • Director: Mary Lambert

9) Family Switch

Family Switch is a 2023 American comedy film directed by McG, written by Adam Sztykiel and Victoria Strouse, and starring Jennifer Garner and Ed Helms. The film is based on the 2010 children's book Bedtime for Mommy by Amy Krouse Rosenthal.

  • IMDB Rating: 5,6/10
  • Genre: Comedy, Children
  • Release data: 30 November, 2023
  • Director: McG

10) The Knight Before Christmas

The Knight Before Christmas is a 2019 Christmas fantasy romantic comedy film directed by Monika Mitchell and written by Cara J. Russell. Published on November 21, 2019

  • IMDB Rating: 5.6/10
  • Genre: Romantic comedy
  • Release data: 21 November, 2019
  • Director: Monika Mitchell

11) Scrooge: A Christmas Carol

Scrooge: A Christmas Carol is a 2022 animated musical fantasy comedy drama film directed by Stephen Donnelly from a screenplay by Donnelly and Leslie Bricusse, based on the 1970 film Scrooge and based on Charles Dickens' 1843 novel A Christmas Carol.

  • IMDB Rating: 6.2/10
  • Genre: Musical, Adventure
  • Release data: 18 November, 2022
  • Director: Stephen Donnelly

12) Love Hard

Love Hard is a 2021 American romantic comedy film directed by Hernán Jiménez and written by Danny Mackey and Rebecca Ewing.

  • IMDB Rating: 6.3/10
  • Genre: Romantic comedy
  • Release data: 5 November, 2021
  • Director: Hernán Jiménez García

13) The Holiday Calendar

The Holiday Calendar is a 2018 American Christmas romantic comedy film directed by Bradley Walsh, and written by Amyn Kaderali. The film stars Kat Graham, Quincy Brown, Ethan Peck and Ron Cephas Jones. It was released by Netflix on November 2, 2018.

  • IMDB Rating: 5,7/10
  • Genre: Romantic comedy
  • Release data: 2 November, 2018
  • Director: Bradley Walsh

14) Let It Snow

Let it Snow is a 2019 American Christmas romantic comedy film directed by Luke Snellin. Netflix released it on November 8, 2019.

  • IMDB Rating: 5.8/10
  • Genre: Romantic comedy
  • Release data: 8 November, 2019
  • Director: Luke Snellin

15) Alien Xmas

Alien Xmas is a 2020 American stop-motion animated Christmas film directed by Stephen Chiodo. Adapted from Chiodo and Jim Strain's 2006 book of the same name, the film stars Keythe Farley, Dee Bradley Baker, Kaliayh Rhambo, Michelle Deco and Barbara.

  • IMDB Rating: 6.2/10
  • Genre: Stop-motion animation
  • Release data:  20 November, 2020
  • Director: Stephen Chiodo

16) Christmas Inheritance

Christmas Inheritance is a 2017 Canadian Christmas comedy-drama film directed by Ernie Barbarash and written by Dinah Eng. The film stars Eliza Taylor, Jake Lacy and Andie MacDowell. The film was released on Netflix on December 15, 2017.

  • IMDB Rating: 5.7/10
  • Genre: Romantic comedy
  • Release data: 15 December, 2017
  • Director: Ernie Barbarash

17) Single All the Way

Single All the Way is a 2021 Canadian Christmas romantic comedy film directed by Michael Mayer and written by Chad Hodge. The plot follows a man who convinces his best friend to pretend to be his boyfriend when he goes home for Christmas, only to be set up on a blind date by his mother.

  • IMDB Rating: 6.2/10
  • Genre: Romatic comedt
  • Release data: 2 December, 2021
  • Director: Michael Mayer

18) A Christmas Prince

A Christmas Prince is a 2017 American Christmas romantic comedy film directed by Alex Zamm, written by Karen Schaler and Nathan Atkins, and starring Rose McIver, Ben Lamb, Tom Knight, Sarah Douglas, Daniel Fathers, Alice Krige, and Tahirah Sharif. The film was released on Netflix on November 17, 2017.

  • IMDB Rating: 5.8/10
  • Genre: Romantic comedy
  • Release data: 17 November, 2017
  • Director: John Schultz, Alex Zamm

19) Christmas with You

Christmas With You is a 2022 American Christmas romantic comedy film written by Paco Farias, Jennifer C. Stetson, and Michael Varrati, directed by Gabriela Tagliavini, and starring Aimee Garcia and Freddie Prinze Jr.

  • IMDB Rating: 5.6/10
  • Genre: Romantic comedy
  • Release data: 17 November, 2022
  • Director: Gabriela Tagliavini

20) The Princess Switch

The Princess Switch is a 2018 American Christmas romantic comedy film directed by Mike Rohl from a screenplay by Robin Bernheim and Megan Metzger. The film stars Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio and Nick Sagar.

  • IMDB Rating: 6.1/10
  • Genre: Romantic comedy
  • Release data: 16 November, 2018
  • Director: Michael Rohl

21) The Noel Diary

The Christmas Diary is a 2022 American Christmas romantic comedy-drama film directed by Charles Shyer and written by Rebecca Connor, David Golden, Charles Shyer, and Richard Paul Evans. The film stars Justin Hartley, Barrett Doss, Bonnie Bedelia, Essence Atkins and James Remar.

  • IMDB Rating: 6.1/10
  • Genre: Romantic comedy
  • Release data: 24 November, 2022
  • Director: Charles Shyer

22) Holiday Rush

Holiday Rush is a 2019 Christmas romantic comedy-drama film directed by Leslie Small and written by Sean Dwyer and Greg Cope White. Released on November 28, 2019.

  • IMDB Rating: 5/10
  • Genre: Romantic comedy
  • Release data: 28 November, 2019
  • Director: Leslie Small

23) Falling for Christmas

Falling for Christmas is a 2022 American Christmas romantic comedy film starring Lindsay Lohan as a spoiled heiress who loses her memory in a skiing accident and falls into the care of a lodge owner's widow for Christmas. The film is directed by Janeen Damian and written by Jeff Bonnett and Ron Oliver.

  • IMDB Rating: 5.1/10
  • Genre: Romantic comedy
  • Release data: 10 November, 2022
  • Director: Janeen Damian

24) Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square

Christmas on the Square is a 2020 American Christmas musical film directed and choreographed by Debbie Allen

  • IMDB Rating: 5.2/10
  • Genre: Musical, Comedy
  • Release data: 22 November, 2020
  • Director: Dolly Parton

25) Best. Christmas. Ever!

Best. Christmas Ever! is a 2023 American Christmas romantic comedy film directed by Mary Lambert and written by Todd Gallicano and Charles Shyer. The film stars Heather Graham, Brandy Norwood, Matt Cedeño and Jason Biggs.

  • IMDB Rating: 4.4/10
  • Genre: Romantic comedt
  • Release data: 16 November, 2023
  • Director: Mary Lambert

It looks like our Holiday evenings will be brightened up with delightful Christmas movies this year, right? It is super easy to find the best Christmas movies in dozens of different genres on Netflix, from animations to romantic comedies, from adventurous Christmas movies to musicals. So, which one is your favourite? Either way, the holiday season is a great time to snuggle under the blanket and watch each Christmas movie in turn.

We wish you all a wonderful Christmas! I hope Santa knock on your door, opss sorry, hope it slips down your chimney this year! 🎅🏻

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