The 80 Best Christmas Movies on Netflix You Can Stream All Holiday Season

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Sipping hot cocoa, baking holiday treats and singing off-key to Christmas carols are great ways to kick off the holiday season. But if you want to take the festivities up a notch, try streaming the best Christmas movies on Netflix.

Whether you’re looking for comedies (like The Christmas Chronicles) or romantic flicks (ahem, A Christmas Prince), the streaming service has something for everyone in the family. Not to mention, most of the titles have star-studded casts—we’re talking Dolly Parton, Vanessa Hudgens and Tim Allen. Keep reading for 80 of the best Christmas movies on Netflix.

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What Is the Most Popular Christmas Movie on Netflix?

Holidate, starring Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey, is ranked as the most popular Christmas movie on the streaming platform, according to fan votes on IMDb. In this feel-good comedy, two strangers make an agreement to be each other's plus-ones at special events, only to catch feelings for each other in the process.

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1. Let it Snow (2019)

  • Cast: Isabela Merced, Shameik Moore, Kiernan Shipka, Odeya Rush
  • Rating: PG-13

Based on the book by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle, Let It Snow follows a group of high school seniors whose lives intersect after a snowstorm hits their small town on Christmas Eve. Mysterious encounters, budding romances and impromptu parties ensue.

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2. The Noel Diary (2022)

  • Cast: Justin Hartley, Barrett Doss, Essence Atkins
  • Rating: TV-PG

Meet Jacob Turner, a successful writer who’s forced to return to his childhood home after his estranged mother passes away. When he finds a diary among her belongings, he embarks on a heartwarming journey of self-discovery.

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3. White Christmas (1954)

  • Cast: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen
  • Rating: TV-G

In this holiday classic, a group of talented singers put on a variety show in order to save a quaint New England inn from closing. (Spoiler alert: They succeed.)

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4. A Christmas Prince (2017)

  • Cast: Rose McIver, Ben Lamb
  • Rating: PG

Amber Moore, an aspiring young journalist, is sent to Aldovia to report on a charming Prince who's about to become king. But what she gets is way more than a scoop.

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5. A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding (2018)

  • Cast: Rose McIver, Ben Lamb, Sarah Douglas
  • Rating: PG

The sequel follows Amber and Richard one year after he secures the crown. But though the lovebirds are ready to exchange vows, it proves to be a challenge. While Amber begins to have doubts about becoming the next queen, Richard has to deal with a major political crisis that could threaten his kingdom.

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6. A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby (2019)

  • Cast: Rose McIver, Ben Lamb, Sarah Douglas
  • Rating: PG

The royal couple are officially expecting about a year into their marriage. This time, though, they must fight to maintain peace and stop an ancient curse that could destroy their family.

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7. Klaus (2019)

When the Postal Academy’s worst student, Jesper, gets stationed at a frozen island in the North, he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a teacher named Alva and a mysterious carpenter named Klaus. Add stunning animation to a creative, inspiring story and you’ll get this gem (which, by the way, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature).

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8. 1000 Miles from Christmas (2021)

  • Cast: Tamar Novas, Andrea Ros, Peter Vives
  • Rating: MA

Raúl, an auditor and modern-day Scrooge, is sent to work at a Turrón-making factory in a remote village. When he gets there, however, where he meets a local teacher and Christmas lover who's determined to change his mind about the holiday.

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9. A Naija Christmas (2021)

  • Cast: Abayomi Alvin, Kunle Remi, Efa Iwara
  • Rating: TV-14

This charming tale follows a matriarch who desperately wants her sons to settle down by getting married and having children. To get the ball rolling, she gives them some incentive by promising a house to the first son who ties the knot.

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10. The Holiday Calendar (2018)

  • Cast: Kat Graham, Quincy Brown, Ethan Peck
  • Rating: TV-G

When Abby Sutton, a struggling photographer, inherits an Advent calendar from her grandfather, she discovers that it has magical qualities—and that it just might lead her to Mr. Right.

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11. The Princess Switch (2018)

Think The Parent Trap, but with a more mature, modern-day twist and a bit of holiday cheer. Hudgens stars as the talented baker, Stacy DeNovo, and her royal doppelgänger, Margaret Delacourt. When the two discover that they look exactly alike, they come up with a clever plan to trade places during the holidays.

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12. Holiday in the Wild (2019)

  • Cast: Kristin Davis, Rob Lowe
  • Rating: PG

After her husband suddenly ends their relationship, Kate Conrad goes to Africa for a solo safari. She meets Derek Holliston and works with him to rescue a baby elephant, and when she extends her stay throughout the holidays, she realizes she might be falling for her new partner in crime.

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13. Holiday Classics (2011)

  • Cast: Ben Stiller, David Schwimmer, Chris Rock
  • Rating: PG

OK, so it’s not technically a movie but rather five episodes of your kid’s favorite characters (like Shrek and Donkey, Hiccup and Toothless, and the wacky animals from Madagascar). Put this one on when you need 30 minutes to yourself to get your online shopping done.

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14. The Christmas Chronicles 2 (2020)

  • Cast: Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn, Darby Camp, Judah Lewis
  • Rating: PG

In short, in the newly released Netflix original, aptly titled The Christmas Chronicles 2, Kate Pierce is now a teenager who’s unexpectedly reunited with Santa Claus when a troublemaker named Belsnickel threatens to destroy the joy of Christmas forever. Yikes.

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15. Father Christmas Is Back (2021)

  • Cast: Elizabeth Hurley, Nathalie Cox, John Cleese
  • Rating: PG-13

Three siblings decide to have a special family reunion for the holidays. But when their estranged father—who's been away for decades—returns for the festivities, they're forced to confront all the family secrets that tore them apart.

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16. Holiday Rush (2019)

  • Cast: Romany Malco, Sonequa Martin-Green, Darlene Love
  • Rating: PG

After spoiling his kids with pricey holiday gifts, DJ Rush Williams finds himself between a rock and a hard place when he suddenly loses his job. In order to keep pursuing his passion, he realizes that he’ll have to sacrifice his family’s luxurious lifestyle for something much simpler.

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17. Trolls Holiday (2017)

Poppy, the queen of the Trolls, teams up with Branch and the Snack Pack to help her best friend celebrate the holidays. Kids will take a liking to the lovable characters, and the cast features an impressive lineup.

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18. Christmas Wedding Planner (2017)

  • Cast: Jocelyn Hudon, Stephen Huszar
  • Rating: PG

As Kelsey Wilson plans one of the most important weddings of her career, she crosses paths with Connor, a handsome private investigator who not only stirs up trouble, but also manages to steal her heart.

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19. The Christmas Chronicles (2018)

  • Cast: Kurt Russell, Darby Camp, Judah Lewis
  • Rating: PG

Sister-brother duo Kate and Teddy are determined to catch Santa Claus on camera. However, their mission soon turns into a wild adventure that involves Santa’s loyal Elves.

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20. Christmas Inheritance (2017)

  • Cast: Eliza Taylor, Jake Lacy, Andie MacDowell
  • Rating: TV-G

Eliza Taylor is the ambitious Ellen Langford, an heiress who’s tasked with delivering a special Christmas card to her father’s former partner before she can inherit his gift business.

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21. A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish (2019)

  • Cast: Laura Marano, Gregg Sulkin, Isabella Gomez
  • Rating: PG

Disney Channel alums Laura Marano and Gregg Sulkin are as charming as ever in this fairytale retelling. Aspiring singer Kat Decker has to endure the mistreatment of her evil stepmother and stepsisters, but her world changes after she encounters Nick Wintergarden, the son of a billionaire.

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22. The Claus Family (2020)

  • Cast: Jan Decleir, Mo Bakker, Stefaan Degand
  • Rating: TV-14

A young boy named Jules is surprised to learn that his grandfather is the real Santa Claus after finding a magical snow globe. But because of Santa's health issues, Jules has to help him deliver Christmas presents. The only problem? Jules wants nothing to do with the holiday.

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23. Angela’s Christmas (2018)

  • Cast: Malachy McCourt, Ruth Negga, Lucy O'Connell
  • Rating: TV-Y

This Irish-Canadian short film is just 30 minutes long, but it packs more than enough humor and poignant scenes. Based on Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes, the movie follows little Angela (Lucy O'Connell), who’s biggest desire is to help everyone else enjoy the holiday.

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24. Angela's Christmas 2 (2020)

  • Cast: Lucy O'Connell, Brendan Mullins, Ruth Negga
  • Rating: TV-Y

Yes, the sequel definitely lives up to the first. Only this time, we follow little Angela as she tries to bring her family together in time for Christmas—even with her father working several miles away.

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25. The Claus Family 2 (2014)

  • Cast: Jan Decleir, Mo Bakker, Bracha van Doesburgh
  • Rating: G

In this follow-up to The Claus Family, Jules Claus has finally embraced Christmas again and is totally on board with helping his grandpa, Noël, during the holidays. However, plans change when he gets a special holiday wish from a young girl.

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26. Christmas with You (2022)

  • Cast: Aimee Garcia, Freddie Prinze Jr., Grace Dumdaw
  • Rating: PG

Feeling career burnout, a famous singer named Angelina travels to a small town in New York to grant a fan's wish. To her surprise, she not only gets the inspiration she needs to revamp her career, but she also finds love.

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27. Puppy Star Christmas (2018)

  • Cast: Diedrich Bader, Kaitlyn Maher, Oakley Bull
  • Rating: PG

Good news, dog lovers! You can enjoy a festive film and get your puppy fix with this adorable flick. After discovering that a rival team plans to ruin Christmas, a group of dogs travels to the North Pole and attempts to save the world’s holiday spirit.

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28. Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker (2020)

Produced by Shondaland, this insightful documentary follows the legendary Debbie Allen as she trains her talented students for the annual Hot Chocolate Nutcracker. This feel-good flick will definitely inspire you to do a few pirouettes.

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29. I Believe in Santa (2022)

  • Cast: Christina Moore, John Ducey, Violet McGraw
  • Rating: PG

After happily dating Tom for five months, Lisa is stunned to learn that he is obsessed with her least favorite holiday, Christmas. Worst yet, he still believes in Santa Claus. Could this be a sign that she should give Christmas another chance? Or is it time to part ways with Tom for good?

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30. The Elf on the Shelf: An Elf's Story (2011)

  • Cast: Brendan Dooling, Michael May, Doug Williams
  • Rating: TV-Y

A chipper young elf who typically helps Santa with the Naughty or Nice list is tasked with a special new assignment: to restore a 9-year-old boy's belief in Christmas. This delightful 26-minute short will be a hit for the kids.

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31. Christmas with a View (2018)

  • Cast: Kaitlyn Leeb, Scott Cavalheiro
  • Rating: PG

Clara, a ski resort restaurant manager, is initially put off by her new celebrity boss and head chef, Shane. But as they spend more time together, they start to develop feelings for one another.

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32. Not So Merry Christmas (2022)

  • Cast: Mauricio Ochmann, Ana Brenda Contreras, Manu Nna
  • Rating: TV-MA

Ochmann stars as Chuy, a grumpy guy who gets cursed during Christmas time and wakes up a year in the future. Before long, he learns that he's doomed to relive Christmas Eve and deal with the consequences of his actions over and over again. But will he learn his lesson?

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33. Free Rein: The 12 Neighs of Christmas (2018)

  • Cast: Jaylen Barron, Billy Angel, Manpreet Bambra, Celine Buckens
  • Rating: TV-G

Mix teen culture with British accents and some holiday spirit, and you’ll get this entertaining special. Based on the Netflix series, Free Reign, the film follows teenager Zoe as she celebrates Christmas on her grandfather’s ranch.

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34. Luccas Neto in the End of Christmas (2019)

  • Cast: Luccas Neto, Giovanna Alparone
  • Rating: TV-Y

When all of Santa's gifts mysteriously vanish, Santa Claus enlists the help of Luccas and Gi. The duo must team up and travel to the North Pole to figure out what happened to all the presents.

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35. A Family Reunion Christmas (2019)

  • Cast: Tia Mowry, Anthony Alabi, Loretta Devine
  • Rating: PG

If you need a quick, feel-good watch that's similar to a cozy '90s sitcom, then you'll love the McKellan family. In this holiday special, M'Dear and her sisters prep for a church holiday pageant while grandpa teaches the kids a thing or two about the true meaning of Christmas.

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36. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)

  • Cast: Forest Whitaker, Keegan-Michael Key, Hugh Bonneville, Anika Noni Rose, Phylicia Rashad
  • Rating: PG

Sing and dance along to this fun musical, which tells the tale of a talented toymaker and his delightful granddaughter, who helps him find joy again after a heartbreaking betrayal.

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37. Prince of Peoria: A Christmas Moose Miracle (2018)

  • Cast: Gavin Lewis, Theodore Barnes, Shelby Simmons
  • Rating: TV-G

Prince Emil goes to the U.S. for the first time and poses as an exchange student. When he strikes up an unlikely friendship with Teddy, they hatch a plan to get to the Festival of Lights.

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38. Spirit Riding Free: Spirit of Christmas (2019)

  • Cast: Darcy Rose, Amber Frank, Bailey Gambertoglio, Sydney Park
  • Rating: TV-Y7

Lucky and her pals go on a Christmas Eve adventure to search for the perfect gift, but things go haywire during their return to Miradero because of a sudden avalanche.

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39. El Camino Christmas (2017)

  • Cast: Luke Grimes, Tim Allen
  • Rating: TV-MA

When Eric Roth seeks to meet his father Larry for the first time during the holidays, he ends up getting trapped in a liquor store with five others during an alleged robbery in El Camino, Nevada. Definitely not the best way to spend Christmas Eve.

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40. A Storybots Christmas (2017)

  • Cast: Judy Greer, Ed Asner, Erin Fitzgerald
  • Rating: TV-Y

A disgruntled Bo travels to the North Pole to ask Santa for help with giving her friends better presents, but she learns an important life lesson: Christmas isn’t just about getting cool toys.

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41. 5 Star Christmas (2018)

  • Cast: Bethany Joy Lenz, Victor Webster, Robert Wisden
  • Rating: TV-14

In this Italian comedy film, a prime minister makes a visit to Hungary during the week of Christmas. However, when a dead corpse appears in his hotel, chaos and hilarity ensue.

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42. A Very Murray Christmas (2015)

  • Cast: Bill Murray, Michael Cera
  • Rating: TV-14

Actor Bill Murray offers a unique twist on holiday entertainment with his star-studded special. For the project, he teamed up with big names like Miley Cyrus, George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones and Chris Rock.

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43. Santa's St. Bernards Save Christmas (2021)

  • Cast: Lauren Revard, Tommas Oden, Brad Hyland
  • Rating: TV-Y

All of Santa's elf scouts team up with a friendly family and dozens of Saint Bernard dogs to help save Christmas. Their goal? To help people remember the true spirit of Christmas.

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44. An Unremarkable Christmas (2020)

  • Cast: Luis Eduardo, ArangoJulián Cerati, Aura Cristina Geithner
  • Rating: TV-14

Chaos ensues when an accountant invites his boss to join his family for a Christmas celebration—especially when they learn that he is Colombia's most-wanted criminal.

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45. Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square (2020)

  • Cast: Dolly Parton, Jenifer Lewis, Josh Segarra, Jeanine Mason
  • Rating: PG

Following her father's passing, Regina Fuller (played Christine Baranski) makes plans to sell her small hometown and evict the residents, setting the deadline for Christmas Eve. But when a determined angel (Parton) pays her a visit, it seems like there might be hope for the townspeople after all.

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46. Holidate (2020)

  • Cast: Emma Roberts, Luke Bracey
  • Rating: TV-MA

The movie introduces viewers to Sloane, a twenty-something single woman who’s fed up with her family always setting her up on awkward dates. It’s not long before Sloane crosses paths with a handsome stranger named Jackson, who has serious commitment issues. As predicted, they agree to be each other’s “Holidate,” aka platonic plus-ones.

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47. The Princess Switch: Switched Again (2020)

  • Cast: Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio, Suanne Braun
  • Rating: TV-G

In this sequel, when Margaret's Christmas coronation begins to complicate her love life, her double Stacy steps in to save the day. However, things get even messier when a third look-alike enters their lives.

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48. Operation Christmas Drop (2020)

  • Cast: Kat Graham, Alexander Ludwig
  • Rating: TV-G

Operation Christmas Drop follows Erica Miller (Kat Graham), a young woman who works as a political aide for a high-profile congresswoman, as her career takes a predictable turn when she’s tasked with traveling to Guam to visit the Andersen Air Force Base for the annual Operation Christmas Drop.


49. Christmas Crossfire (2020)

  • Cast: Kostja Ullmann, Alli Neumann, Sascha Alexander Gersak
  • Rating: MA

The German film follows a man who inadvertently foils an attempted murder, then runs away with the intended victim. It's not your typical, cheery holiday flick, but the suspense will definitely keep you watching.

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50. Single All the Way (2021)

  • Cast: Kathy Najimy, Luke MacFarlane, Michael Urie, Jennifer Coolidge
  • Rating: PG

When Peter breaks up with his boyfriend right before Christmas, he asks his BFF and roommate, Nick, to be his plus one when he returns home Christmas instead. But when they arrive, Peter's family tries to play matchmaker by setting him up with someone new. Soon, they realize that Nick may have been his perfect match all along. (FYI, this marked Netflix's first-ever gay rom-com.)

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51. Grumpy Christmas (2021)

  • Cast: Renata Notni, Angélica María, Alex Rose Wiesel, Héctor Bonilla
  • Rating: MA

Meet Don Servando, better known as “Grumpy Grandpa.” After he gets kicked out of his retirement home, Don spends the holidays with his extended family. But he only stirs up trouble when he goes out of his way to stop Alicia, his daughter-in-law's aunt, from controlling the holiday celebrations.

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52. Alien Xmas (2020)

  • Cast: Keythe Farley, Dee Bradley Baker, Kaliayh Rhambo
  • Rating: TV-Y

A young elf mistakes a tiny alien for a Christmas gift, not knowing her new plaything has plans to destroy Earth's gravity—and steal all the presents. Think of it like The Grinch but, ya know, with aliens.

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53. Just Another Christmas (2020)

  • Cast: Leandro Hassum, Elisa Pinheiro, Danielle Winits
  • Rating: MA

If it were up to us, we’d love to celebrate Christmas every day of the year. However, for Jorge, a family man who was born on December 25, living (and reliving) the holiday is possibly the worst thing he can imagine.

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54. A New York Christmas Wedding (2020)

  • Cast: Chris Noth, Nia Fairweather, Chris Trousdale
  • Rating: MA

As her wedding nears, a bride-to-be is visited by a guardian angel (aka a stranger on the street) who reveals what could have been if she'd followed feelings for her childhood best friend. Can you see where this is going?

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55. A Storm for Christmas (2022)

  • Cast: Dennis Storhøi, Maibritt Saerens, Jan Gunnar Røise
  • Rating: TV-MA

Thanks to a huge snowstorm, a group of passengers find themselves stuck at Oslo airport on Christmas Eve. With the clock ticking and the storm raging on, everyone's holiday plans go south—but not all hope is lost. What starts as a nightmare becomes a heartwarming, bonding holiday experience for the passengers.

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56. Boss Baby: Christmas Bonus (2022)

  • Cast: Amaryllis Aubel, Jodi Benson, Alex Cazares
  • Rating: TV-G

Boss Baby is in for quite the adventure when he accidentally switches places with one of Santa's elves. As he goes into boss mode at the North Pole, his big brother, Tim, must figure out how to get him back and save the Templetons' holiday tradition.

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57. Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (2022)

  • Cast: Luke Evans, Olivia Colman, Jessie Buckley
  • Rating: TV-Y7

In this fun musical adaptation of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Story, Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghost of Christmas Past, Present and Future. After seeing the consequences of his behavior and actions, Scrooge goes through a surprisng transformation.

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58. A California Christmas: City Lights (2019)

  • Cast: Lauren Swickard, Josh Swickard, Amanda Detmer
  • Rating: PG-13

In this sequel to A California Christmas, a year has passed since Callie and Joseph fell head over heels for each other. Now, the happy couple are running a winery and dairy farm, but their relationship gets tested when Joseph has to head back to San Francisco.

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59. Robin Robin (2021)

  • Cast: Bronte Carmichael, Richard E. Grant, Gillian Anderson
  • Rating: G

The 32-minute stop-motion film follows an adorable bird who gets raised by a family of mice. But her biggest Christmas wish is to learn more about who she really is. Determined to know where she belongs, she embarks on an exciting new journey.

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60. Midnight at the Magnolia (2020)

  • Cast: Evan WIlliams, Natalie Hall, John Andrews
  • Rating: TV-G

After ending separate relationships, longtime friends and local radio hosts Maggie and Jack pretend to be in a relationship not only for their families but also for their listeners in hopes of getting their show syndicated.

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61. Who Killed Santa? (2022)

  • Cast: Will Arnett, Jason Bateman, Pete Davidson
  • Rating: TV-MA

When Detective Terry Seattle decides to investigate who murdered Santa, he enlists the help of celebrity guest stars Jason Bateman and Maya Rudolph. But there's just one catch: Bateman and Rudolph aren't given a script. Having no idea how this will play out, the pair improvise their way through the case in hopes of catching the real killer.

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62. David and the Elves (2021)

  • Cast Cyprian Grabowski, Jakub Zając, Cezary Żak
  • Rating: PG

This Polish comedy follows an overworked elf named Albert, who runs away from the North Pole and ventures into the real world to experience the true joy of Christmas. While there, he becomes fast friends with a young boy who believes in the magic of Christmas. Unfortunately, he starts to lose his powers in the process.

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63. A California Christmas (2012)

  • Cast: Josh Swickard, Amanda Detmer
  • Rating: PG-13

After learning that his mother needs to acquire more land, a young man pretends to be a ranch hand in an attempt to convince a woman to sell her farm. Talk about sneaky...

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64. 7 Women and a Murder (2022)

  • Cast: Margherita Buy, Diana Del Bufalo, Sabrina Impacciatore, Benedetta Porcaroli
  • Rating: MA

When the family patriarch is murdered, seven women—all of whom have different motives—get trapped together in a mansion and are forced to solve the mysterious murder. Knives Out fans will appreciate this suspense-filled mystery.

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65. Pee-Wee's Big Holiday (2016)

  • Cast: Paul Reubens, Joe Manganiello
  • Rating: TV-PG

For the first time ever, Pee Wee Herman (Paul Reubens) jets off to New York to celebrate a new friend’s birthday. Naturally, the trip is anything but smooth sailing. OK, so it's not set in a cozy small town, but it's filled with laugh-out-loud moments and holiday charm.

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66. A Boy Called Christmas (2021)

  • Cast: Henry Lawfull, Toby Jones, Sally Hawkins, Kristen Wiig
  • Rating: PG

A boy named Nikolas embarks on a wintry adventure to find his father after his mother passes away. But when he discovers is a magical village of elves along the way, he learns that his destiny if far bigger than he imagined.

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67. Love Hard (2021)

  • Cast: Nina Dobrev, Jimmy O. Yang, Darren Barnet
  • Rating: TV-MA

The Vampire Diaries alum Dobrev ditches her fangs and opts for a modern dating app in this charming rom-com. When Natalie, an LA-based writer, decides to surprise her online boyfriend for Christmas by showing up at his door, she gets the surprise of a lifetime.

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68. A Castle for Christmas (2021)

  • Cast: Brooke Shields, Cary Elwes, Lee Ross
  • Rating: TV-G

Sophie Brown, a successful American author, takes a trip to Scotland. When she arrives at her father's village, she hopes to buy a gorgeous castle, but the owner has no intention of selling to a foreigner. Can she change his mind?

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69. The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star (2021)

  • Cast: Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio, Suanne Braun, Nick Sagar
  • Rating: TV-G

Hudgens returns in part three of this cheery, feel-good series as doppelgängers Margaret and Stacy, and their their look-alike cousin, Fiona. When a precious relic goes missing, all three ladies must team up to catch the thief.

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70. Falling for Christmas (2022)

  • Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Chord Overstreet, George Young, Jack Wagner
  • Rating: TV-PG

This lighthearted, Hallmark-esque film follows Sierra, a spoiled heiress who loses all of her memories after falling down a snowy mountain. However, when she's taken in by a local lodge owner named Jake, she gains a new perspective on life (and even finds love in the process).

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71. The Knight Before Christmas (2019)

When a medieval knight, Sir Cole, is magically transported to modern-day Ohio during the holidays, he meets and quickly befriends a science teacher named Brooke. After Brooke spends time helping him navigate this new world, Sir Cole falls for her and feels less inclined to return home.

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72. Christmas on Mistletoe Farm (2022)

  • Cast: Dexter Sol Ansell, Faith Delaney, Scott Garnham, Ashley Jensen
  • Rating: TV-G

When Matt, a widowed father, inherits a farm during the Christmas season, he struggles to adjust to his new life. His kids, however, couldn't be happier with their new village life—and they're determined to stick around. Add this to your queue if you're up for a quirky, feel-good family flick.

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73. The Price of Family (2022)

  • Cast: Christian De Sica, Angela Finocchiaro, Dharma Mangia Woods
  • Rating: TV-MA

When their two adult children move out, Carlo and Anna can feel them slowly drifting away when they miss several phone calls and special occasions. However, when the parents learn that their kids also intend to miss Christmas, they hatch a plan that tricks them both into showing up.

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74. Delivery by Christmas (2022)

  • Cast: Monika Frajczyk, Piotr Pacek, Franciszek Krupowicz
  • Rating: TV-MA

Not to be confused with Hallmark's Deliver by Christmas, this Polish romance follows a courier whose deliveries get sabotaged by her coworker. With the help of a friendly customer, she must race against time to deliver the correct packages by Christmas Day.

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75. Christmas Love (2022)

  • Cast: Abel Mutua, Robert Israel Burale
  • Rating: TV-G

The sentimental drama revolves around a father who struggles to balance his family and career. When his daughter prepares to put on a school play called "Christmas Love," the growing demands of his job continue to distract him. But as the play gets closer, he realizes he must make an important decision.

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76. Long Live the Bonus Family (2022)

  • Cast: Erik Johansson, Vera Vitali, Klara Hodell
  • Rating: TV-MA

After surviving a rough patch in their marriage, Lisa and Patrik rekindle their romance, just in time for the holidays. But when Lisa receives a letter reminding her about their divorce papers, chaos ensues. This heartfelt drama explores the complexity of family relationships—and if you enjoy the movie, we highly recommend streaming the show.

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77. Love Is a Story (2015)

  • Cast: Dragos Bucur, Raluca Aprodu, Ducu Darie
  • Rating: TV-MA

Set in the small town of Transylvania, the story follows an actress and a musician who fall in love during the holiday season. However, both find it challenging to balance their dreams and a romantic relationship.

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78. A Trash Truck Christmas (2020)

  • Cast: Henry Keane, Glen Keane, Lucas Neff
  • Rating: TV-Y

The special revolves around Trash Truck, who doesn't have the slightest clue what Christmas is about. After Hank and his pals give him the full rundown of the festive holiday, Santa pays them an unexpected visit by crash-landing in their junkyard. And now, it's up to them to help Santa and save Christmas.

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79. Dreamworks Holiday Classics (2011)

  • Cast: Ben Stiller, Chris Rock, David Schwimmer
  • Rating: TV-PG

It's not technically a feature film—but it's a handy collection of five kid-friendly holiday specials that'll keep the whole family entertained, including Merry Madagascar, Donkey's Caroling Christmas-tacular and Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury. You can either watch all five as one 70-minute special or enjoy them separately.

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80. Waffles + Mochi's Holiday Feast (2021)

  • Cast: Diona Elise Burnett, Taleia Gilliam, Andy Hayward
  • Rating: TV-Y

BFFs and aspiring chefs Waffles and Mochi learn about new holiday traditions in honor of their first-ever Freezie Day. And to their surprise, it's about more than just food.

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Nakeisha has been interviewing celebrities and covering all things entertainment for over 8 years, but she has also written on a wide range of topics, like career...
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