Christmas is coming – and what better way to celebrate than counting down to it with a Netflix film each day? These are the best movies on Netflix this year, with equal quantities of cheese and laughter! They’re sure to bring you festive cheer.
Netflix Description: What happens when Chicago baker Stacy meets a soon-to-be princess who looks exactly like her? Well, they trade places, of course. This holiday season join in the mischief as Vanessa Hudgens stars in The Princess Switch.
My thoughts: This film is VERY cheesy and it’s quite obvious what will happen from near the start. That said, I really enjoyed watching it. Also, Vanessa Hudgens’ red ball gown is to die for!
Netflix Rating: After accidentally crashing Santa’s sleigh, a brother and sister pull an all-nighter to save Christmas with a savvy, straight-talking St. Nick
My thoughts: This movie is great and made me feel very festive. Kurt Russell makes a great Santa! This is one of the best Christmas films I’ve ever seen!
Netflix Description: A wedding planner’s world is turned upside when a handsome private investigator is hired to disrupt one of her biggest jobs.
My thoughts: This is another very obvious and cheesy one, but still a nice Christmas film to watch. The end of it is a bit frustrating though, as it feels like they’ve crammed half a story line into the space of about 5 minutes.
Netflix Description: Sam and Charlotte Cooper are determined to give their family the perfect Christmas, but secrets both big and small threaten to dampen the good cheer.
My Thoughts: This Christmas movie isn’t your standard one, with lots of twists and turns. While there are some laughs along the way, there are important lessons to be learned.
Netflix Description: With the help of his little sister and best friend, a brainy kid launches a scientific investigation into the truth about Santa Claus.
My Thoughts: I have mixed feelings about this movie. I never thought I’d see Santa in a wrestling ring handing out presents, but it was pretty cool.
Netflix Description: After falling and bumping her head, an exhausted teen gets to experience life as part of a different family: the seemingly perfect Wellmans.
My Thoughts: This movie has really nice storyline that’s thought-provoking but what I’d call “easy watching”.
Netflix Description: A talented photographer stuck in a dead-end job inherits an antique Advent calendar that may be predicting the future — and pointing her towards love.
My Thoughts: It starts as a Christmas cheese-fest and the cheese continues! It’s a pretty fun film to watch.
Netflix Description: Assistant DA and single mo Jackie’s plans to wrap up a big case and enjoy Christmas with her daughter are disrupted when her estranged Dad visits.
My Thoughts: I watched this last year and really enjoyed it! It’s something a bit different.
Netflix Description: Christmas comes early for an aspiring young journalist when she’s sent abroad to get the scoop on a dashing young prince who’s poised to be king.
My Thoughts: This is a total cheese-fest, but I love it! I watched it last year and am looking forward to viewing it again in the run up to Christmas. It’s a heart-warming story with a few twists along the way.
Netflix Description: A year after helping Richard secure the crown, Amber returns to Aldovia to plan their wedding. But her simple tastes clash with royal protocol.
My Thoughts: I was so excited when I found out a sequel to last year’s A Christmas Prince was being released. This was only released on 30th November and I watched it that same day (a bit sad, I know). I wasn’t too sure about it from the description, but I enjoyed it almost as much as the first one!
Netflix Description: At Santa Claus’s super-secret toy-making facility, Mr. Claus entrusts his son, Arthur, to carry out an ultra-important Christmas mission.
My Thoughts: This family fun film was a lot better than I expected and it’s on my list to watch again this year. Suitable for all the family!
Netflix Description: To inherit her father’s company, socialite Ellen must first visit his small hometown, where she learns the value of hard work and helping others.
My Thoughts: This is also pretty cheesy, but actually one of my favourite Christmas films! It’s on my list to watch again at least once this year!
Netflix Description: Christmas seems like the perfect time for Cassie and Jake’s wedding but it’ll take some magic to pull it off with everything going against it.
My Thoughts: This isn’t your usual run of the mill Christmas movie, with lots of twists, although there is the inevitable happy ending!
Netflix Description: An optometrist’s Christmas celebration gets upstaged by a new neighbour who wants to create a holiday display bright enough to be seen from space.
My Thoughts: Starring household names Danny DeVito and Matthew Broderick, this 12 year old movie is becoming a Christmas classic. I love a good comedy!
Netflix Description: When a small town’s letters to Santa accidentally go up in smoke, two elves venture out of the North Pole to retrieve every missing wish.
My Thoughts: The plight of the elves alongside the story of a recently bereaved family in the lead up to Christmas makes for a compelling story. A feel good family film!
Netflix Description: It’s the holiday season, and they’re having a ball – – literally! On the playlist: drama, glamour and a bit of romance.
My Thoughts: British and great fun, this film will be enjoyed by horse lovers!
Netflix Description: After stepping in to revitalise his family’s hotel, a money-minded businessman clashes with the hotel’s cheery, Christmas-loving decorator.
My Thoughts: This has way more sass than your average Christmas movie – and I am here for it! It has a great storyline and characters, I really enjoyed this one.
Netflix Description: After Sara’s boss steals her bright idea, she asks Santa for the courage to stand up for herself. But can 48 hours of magic make a lasting difference?
My Thoughts: I instantly took a liking to this film, as it stars Lacey Chabert. I’m a big Mean Girls fan, so it’s great to see her (even if her hair isn’t full of secrets in this movie). It’s a pretty good film too!
Netflix Description: While researching a family heirloom, a jilted news staffer uncovers the ornament’s magical past and meets someone special, perhaps not by coincidence.
My Thoughts: I watched this film last year and loved it! The story unfolds really nicely and I love the romance.
Netflix Description: A princess runs away from her royal duties during a Christmas visit to a big city and meets a nice guy who shows her the joys of living a normal life.
My Thoughts: This is another really cheesy one, but I love it! There’s just something about the princess/Christmas combination that I love.
Netflix Description: A widower’s four adult children return to the family home for the first Christmas since their mother’s death, bringing heaps of drama and dysfunction.
My Thoughts: The description isn’t lying when it says drama and dysfunction. A funny film with heaps of emotion – and now I really want a sweet potato pie.
Netflix Description: A new pack of Pup Star pooches stumbles upon a rival team’s plan to ruin Christmas, then ends up at the North Pole to try and save the holiday spirit.
My Thoughts: This is really funny, kids will love it!
Netflix Description: Stuck in a liquor store during an alleged robbery,a group of strangers shares hidden truths and forms an unexpected bond on Christmas Eve.
My Thoughts: Okay, I know I’ve said some of these other films aren’t your typical Christmas movie. However, this one REALLY isn’t. You don’t tend to get guns, a hostage situation and other adult themes in Christmas films. This is a breath of fresh air.
Netflix Description: When a gift sack full of kittens gives Santa a bad allergic reaction, the kitties have to take over and deliver the presents on time.
My Thoughts: This movie is super cute and funny! Perfect for kids and cat lovers.
Netflix Description: Paul, charged with directing his school’s Nativity play, falsely boasts that his ex-girlfriend plans to turn the production into a film.
My Thoughts: This film is great and is quickly becoming a staple of Christmas. It’s funny and also great to hear British accents in a film!
Netflix Description: An anxious teacher at an underperforming school sets out on a road trip with some students to enter the kids in a Christmas song competition.
My Thoughts: I didn’t find this as good as the original Nativity film, but it’s good all the same!
Netflix Description: After a string of flops, novelist Charles Dickens finds inspiration for his next story in children’s tales and on the streets of Victorian London.
My Thoughts: This could be a classic in the making, as it feels very traditional. It follows the creation of A Christmas Carol and is a delightful film to watch.
Netflix Description: A trip to church with her family on Christmas Eve gives young Angela an extraordinary idea. A heartwarming tale based on a story by Frank McCourt.
My Thoughts: I’m usually not a fan of animated Christmas films. However, this is such a cute and heartwarming story and very enjoyable.
Disclosure: This post was not written in affiliation with Netflix, it was written for entertainment purposes only. All views and opinions are honest and my own.
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