The 13 best Christmas movies on Netflix for your festive binge-watch

'Tis the season to watch all the best Christmas movies on Netflix—from cringey love stories to utter classics

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Searching for the very best Christmas movies on Netflix? We've got you covered, with our round-up of the 13 best festive flicks the streaming service has to offer.

Making our way through all the Christmas movies on Netflix is one of our favorite holiday traditions. Whether they're wholesome and romantic, or just incredibly cheesy (or sometimes, both) settling down for an evening of festivity on Netflix is the perfect way to get us in the festive spirit. And of course, it's not the only streaming service where you can find a range of Christmas films; there are plenty of great Christmas movies on Disney Plus, and some of the best Christmas movies on Hulu.

But back to Netflix—we'll be spending plenty of time getting cozy inside this Christmas, meaning there's plenty of time for a festive binge. Below you'll find our round-up of the best movies to choose from—including cheesy, royalty-based festive tales, and some classic rom-coms.

The best Christmas movies on Netflix 

1. 'Falling for Christmas'

Chord Overstreet and Lindsay Lohan in Falling for Christmas

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This hotly-anticipated new release stars Glee's Chord Overstreet and sees a much-discussed return from the Queen of chick flicks, Lindsay Lohan. Lindsay plays Sierra Belmont, a spoilt heiress who is newly engaged—but who gets into a freak accident and experiences temporary amnesia. While trying to figure out who she actually is, she's taken in by Jake Russel, a local who runs a B&B. And as the time goes on, the two end up closer and closer.

2. 'The Holiday Calendar'

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In this cutesy flick, Kat Graham (of The Vampire Diaries) plays Abby Sutton, a young photographer who inherits an antique Advent calendar that seems to predict her future. And in her future? Apparently, a budding romance with sweet love interest Josh—as well as luck changing in her professional life too. It won't change your life, but it's a fun romantic-comedy to help you while away a Sunday afternoon.

3. 'Let It Snow'

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Kieran Shipka of The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina stars in this charming, coming-of-age Christmas movie, that follows a group of teenagers who are brought together by a snowstorm on Christmas Eve. Watch as the storm slowly affects friendships, love loves, and lives in general. This film also stars Jacob Batalon, of Spiderman fame!

4. 'The Princess Switch: Switched Again'

Vanessa Hudgens as Princess Margaret and Stacey in The Princess Switch 2

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It wouldn't be a round-up of the best Christmas movies on Netflix without a Vanessa Hudgens film, right? The High School Musical alumni returning in 2020 with the sequel to her 2018 Christmas flick, The Princess Switch. This time, Duchess Margaret unexpectedly inherits the throne to Montenaro. However, she hits a rough patch with boyfriend Kevin and it's up to her double, Princess Stacy, to get these star-crossed lovers back together. There's since been *another* Princess Switch film, where Margaret and Stacey team up to save a priceless relic, but we must say that No.2 is our favorite. Plus, in No.3, there are three Vanessa Hudgens', which could have even the most die-hard fans confused...

5. 'The Holidate'

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This film's tagline is "Find Your Perfect Plus-One", which kind of tells you what the plot will be. It follows Sloane (played by Emma Roberts), a young woman who hates the festive season because she's the perpetually single one in the family. But it doesn't take long before she comes across Jackson, a man who is in a similar boat. The two don't necessarily get along perfectly to begin with, but make a handy pact to be each other’s date for every festive occasion to help avoid questions. And you might be able to guess what happens next...

6. 'A Bad Moms' Christmas'

The holiday edition of the hit comedy starring Mila Kunis, Kathryn Hahn and Kristen Bell sees their characters Amy, Kiki and Carla rebel against the challenges and expectations that Christmas can bring, for moms especially. As well as planning the perfect Christmas for their family, they are forced to host their own respective mothers when they come to visit—signalling stress, chaos, and a whole lot of laughs. Though it's one of the best Christmas movies on Netflix, it's currently only available on Netflix in the US.

7. The 'A Christmas Prince' trilogy

Amber and Richard in A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding

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If all you want this Christmas is a cheesy love story, then the A Christmas Prince trilogy is the one for you. In the first movie, budding journalist Amber is sent to Aldovia, to cover the ascension of Prince Richard after the death of his father. And, we don't want to give any spoilers but *spoilers ahead*—things clearly go well for the pair, as the subsequent films are titles A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding, and A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby.

8. 'The Knight Before Christmas'

Vanessa Hudgens and Josh Whitehouse in The Knight Before Christmas

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It seems Vanessa Hudgens is the Queen of Christmas movies on Netflix! She also stars in this festive rom-com in which a medieval knight is transported to the present day, where he falls for a high school science teacher who's disillusioned by love. We can practically see the cheesy, 'Knight-in-shining-armour' jokes now...

9. 'The Christmas Chronicles'

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This wholesome Christmas movie sees siblings Kate and Teddy Pierce scheme to capture Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. When the plan goes wrong, the kids join forces with a somewhat jolly Saint Nick and his loyal elves, to save the holiday before it's too late. The flick even stars real-life husband and wife duo Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn!

10. 'Klaus'

Klaus

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Is it even Christmas without a festive animation? In Klaus, a postman is sent to a frozen town in the North, where he discovers Santa Claus is hiding out after being labelled the worst postman at his academy. A heartwarming classic that both kids and adults will love.

11. 'Holiday In The Wild'

Rob Lowe and Kristin Davis in Christmas in the Wild

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Starring Sex & The City's Kristin Davis and the best-preserved man in showbiz—Rob Lowe—Holiday In The Wild sees main character Kate embark on a solo second honeymoon in Africa after her husband ends their marriage. There, she meets Derek, a pilot who helps her rescue a baby elephant. While nursing the elephant back to health, Kate discovers how much she loves her new surroundings—and some of the people there too...

12. 'Love the Coopers'

This star-studded Christmas movie has an excellent cast, made up of Diane Keaton, Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried and John Goodman! It's all about the Coopers and their extended family, as they are about to have the best Christmas Eve celebration ever—until unexpected events and visitors turn it into a shambolic mess.

11. 'Single All The Way'

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Starring the iconic Jennifer Coolidge, this LGBTQ hit centers around LA-based Peter, who plans to return home for the festive season to New Hampshire, but is tired of constant questions about his eternally-single status. To combat the questions, Peter asks his friend Nick to come back with him and pose as his fake boyfriend—but as the season unravels, real feelings start to emerge...

Sagal is a journalist, specialising in lifestyle, pop culture, fashion and beauty.  She has written for a number of publications including Vogue, Glamour, Stylist, Evening Standard, Bustle, You Magazine, Dazed and Wonderland to name a few.