Must-stream Netflix Christmas movies to watch this year

The holiday season means spending time with the ones you love, and for us TV and movie buffs, we know there’s no better way to spend time with family than on the couch, binge-watching our favorite holiday and Christmas movies or TV specials. 

Luckily, Netflix has some old classics like How The Grinch Stole Christmas and White Christmas. But they really deliver when it comes to the plethora of holiday originals exclusively on the service. Check out some seasonal movies you’ll want to add to your Netflix queue.

New original Netflix Christmas movies and TV shows for 2019

A Family Reunion Christmas

You’ve seen the McKellan family transition from the big city to the small-town South. Now, watch them reunite for a church Christmas pageant and to celebrate the true meaning of the holiday season. Tia Mowry-Hardrict and Loretta Devine star in this TV comedy. 


From a co-creator of Despicable Me, Klaus follows a postal academy student banished to an island without Christmas cheer. When the student makes some unexpected friends in a teacher and local carpenter, he’s able to bring joy back to the island. Prepare to add a new Christmas classic to your list starring the voices of J.K. Simmons, Jason Schwartzman and Rashida Jones. 

Let it Snow

Based on the best-selling novel, Kiernan Shipka and Joan Cusack star in this feel-good holiday comedy about a group of high schoolers whose lives cross paths when a blizzard hits a small town on Christmas eve. 

Merry Happy Whatever

When you’re done binge-watching holiday movies, try out a sitcom with the same theme. Dennis Quaid, Ashley Tisdale and Bridgit Mendler star in this TV comedy about a down-and-out musician trying to win over his girlfriend’s family on a 10-day Christmas vacation.

Sugar Rush Christmas

You’ve never seen Christmas cookies quite like this. Watch bakers vie for the title of Sugar Rush Christmas champion and $10,000 in this holiday TV special. 

Hallmark-style Christmas movies on Netflix

Nothing says Christmas like a Hallmark movie. And when you’ve finally finished them all, Netflix has even more heartwarming, family entertainment that the whole family will love. Check out some Hallmark-style Christmas movies to add to your queue. 

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby

The third one’s definitely the charm. If you loved the first two installments in the Christmas Prince series, you’re going to love watching Queen Amber save the kingdom and welcome a brand new bundle of joy in A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby. 

The Knight Before Christmas

A local science teacher’s faith is tested when she meets a strange man in modern-day Ohio that swears he’s a medieval knight. If he completes his quest, he can return home. But the more time he spends with the teacher (Vanessa Hudgens), the more he reconsiders going back. 

Home for Christmas

The hunt is on for forever-alone Johanne. She’s got 24 days to find a boyfriend to bring home for Christmas or face another holiday season alone dodging rude comments from her family. 

Holiday in the Wild 

When Kate’s marriage takes a turn, she leaves for an African holiday to escape her very real-world problems. But when she meets a safari pilot during her desert adventures, Kate may find herself closing the door on her old relationship only to open the door for a new one. Kristin Davis and Rob Lowe star in this romantic comedy.

Holiday Rush

When a famous radio DJ loses his job and fortune, he and his family must adjust to a new way of living and save his radio station just in time for the holidays. Romany Malco and Sonequa Martin-Green star in this heartfelt drama for the family.

Which Christmas movies is Netflix missing?

You may be wondering, “Does Netflix have A Christmas Story or A Christmas Vacation available for streaming?” Netflix has a limited selection of Christmas classics from year to year, but luckily, you won’t have to search far to find them elsewhere. Users can find holiday favorites on other popular streaming services like Hulu and Amazon Prime Video. Here are a few you won’t find on Netflix.

A Charlie Brown Christmas

It wouldn’t be Christmas without a Peanuts special! Charlie Brown and his dog, Snoopy search for the true meaning of Christmas in this timeless animated classic. Watch on Amazon Prime Video or with a subscription.

A Christmas Story

If there’s anything this holiday classic teaches us, it’s to keep our tongues away from frozen telephone poles and that there’s no such thing as the perfect Christmas gift. Watch the holiday adventures of Ralphie Parker on Amazon Prime Video.


Will Ferrell stars as Buddy, who’s raised alongside Santa’s elves after crawling into Santa’s bag one Christmas Eve. This popular kid’s Christmas movie is available on Amazon Prime Video for rental and purchase.

Home Alone

Kevin McCallister’s Christmas wish comes true when he wishes his family away and awakens to see they’re nowhere to be found. Stream a Christmas favorite for the family on Amazon Prime Video, Hulu and Starz with a subscription.

It’s a Wonderful Life

When George Bailey is about to jump from a bridge on Christmas day, his guardian angel appears to show George just how much is life is worth to those around him. This drama/fantasy classic features classic Christmas themes and is available for rental or purchase on Amazon Prime Video.

Love Actually

Christmas in London has never been so romantic. Follow 10 intertwined love stories in this romantic comedy set during the frantic month before Christmas. Find it this season on HBO Go.

Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas

This Disney Christmas anthology with narration by Kelsey Grammer features Mickey Mouse and friends in three holiday shorts, including Donald Duck Stuck on Christmas, A Very Goofy Christmas and Mickey and Minnie’s: The Gift of the Magi. Find it on Amazon Prime Video to rent or buy.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

The Griswolds are planning a family Christmas for the books, but nothing is ever easy for Clark and family in this hilarious holiday sequel. Rent or purchase the third installment in National Lampoon’s Vacation series on Amazon Prime Video.

The Polar Express

Based on the children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express is the story of a young boy whose faith in Christmas is renewed when he’s given a ticket to the North Pole. Rent or purchase this heartwarming tale on Amazon Prime Video.

The Santa Clause

When divorced dad Scott knocks Santa Claus off the roof on Christmas Eve, he tries on the magical suit and is transported to the North Pole to assume the role as St. Nick. This Christmas favorite for the family is available for rental or purchase on Amazon Prime Video.

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