The Best Christmas Movies You Can Stream on Netflix Just in Time For the Holidays

Each year, network television becomes bursting with holiday movies. It seems that every other channel is competing for viewers’ attention by playing classic after holiday classic. But Netflix, which continues to prove itself as an important part of the movie game, has made some great movies available for you to stream any time this season. So when your favorite movie isn’t playing on network television, perhaps some of these Christmas films on Netflix will be what you’re looking for.

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Netflix has some holiday favorites available this season. | Robert Sullivan/AFP/Getty Images

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

If you’re looking for the Christmas classic starring Jim Carrey, look no further. Thankfully, Whoville has come to Netflix. This goofy, kid-friendly movie has humor that is suitable for any age. While the movie does play on network television nearly every night during the holidays (just scroll through the channels and you’re bound to find it somewhere), it’s nice to know it’s also available on Netflix for you to watch anytime.

Love Actually

“Love Actually” is a British film that has won the hearts of pretty much any American who has ever seen it. It runs through the lives of several couples, some prominent (such as the newly-elected British prime minister), and others less prominent (such as a young boy chasing a girl who is about to leave for America). All are dealing with love at the holidays in their own way. And while some relationships are just beginning, others are falling apart. It features an all-star British cast, including Hugh Grant, Keira Knightley, and the late Alan Rickman, and you can stream it on Netflix as much as you want this season.

Bad Santa

This comical Christmas movie is also available for you to stream this season. It follows two thieves who notoriously rob shopping malls during Christmas time. The two have been doing this for quite a while, but one character throws a wrench in their plans, and things get worse as there is some underlying tension between the two thieves. It stars Billy Bob Thornton and Bernie Mac and is definitely a fan favorite you’ll want to watch this season.

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas

It wouldn’t be right if a classic Disney movie wasn’t available to watch at any hour of the day. The actual film includes three separate segments, so it’s perfect for people with shorter attention spans (such as little kids); the entire film runs just over an hour. But for those who are looking for even more Mickey, “Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas” is also available on Netflix.

White Christmas

This is the oldest Christmas movie on this list, but it’s timeless. Made in 1954, the film features talented musicians such as Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye. It follows a group of people up in Vermont. The group is performing a Christmas show when they run into one of their Generals during World War II. The movie then becomes all about rescuing the general’s country inn, which hasn’t been doing too well. The trio plans to have a Christmas event to help the inn bring in enough money to prevent closing. It’s a Christmas classic that anyone would love.

The Christmas Chronicles

“The Christmas Chronicles” is a kid-friendly movie that finds two siblings in more trouble than they bargained for. The kids plan to steal Santa’s sleigh, but things go haywire when they accidentally crash it. It ends up causing a Christmas adventure they never thought possible. While the film is new, so it’s not quite a Christmas classic, it does star Kurt Russell, so it may be worth the watch.

With so many Netflix originals out these days and plenty of A-list actors transitioning to Netflix content, there are a slew of Christmas movies to stream this season. Some are old, but plenty are newer and still provide charming, comedic holiday plots.

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