Netflix is home to an amazing collection of original holiday shows and movies. These are the best Netflix Christmas movies and series.
When people think of Christmas movies, they may think of the classics or Hallmark movies. However, Netflix has an amazing collection of original Christmas movies! They are full of cheesy romance and Christmas spirit.
In my opinion, the Netflix movies are a little more “fresh” than the standard Hallmark movie. Maybe that’s because many of them star actors from shows and movies that I’ve watched in the past. Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical) stars in a few. Along with Kat Graham from The Vampire Diaries and Eliza Taylor from The 100.
Netflix undertook a Christmas musical in recent years with Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey and it was so much fun.
The streaming service also has the ability to produce “mature” holiday-themed content, like Holidate or the series Home for Christmas.
Check out my list of the best Netflix Christmas movies, and series! Not all of the movies are Netflix originals, but they are exclusively streaming on Netflix.
Looking for more Christmas movie ideas? Here are my favorite Hallmark movies! And my favorite classics!
21 of the Best Netflix Christmas Movies
In order to inherit her father’s company, an ambitious socialite must deliver a Christmas card to her father’s small hometown. She gets snowed and learns valuable lessons about the meaning of Christmas from the people in town.
A Christmas Prince
A young journalist named Amber is sent on an undercover assignment abroad just before Christmas. Her job is to get the scoop on a playboy prince who is about to become king.
A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding
Amber and Richard are busy preparing for their royal Christmas wedding. But Amber starts having doubts about whether she has what it takes to be a good queen.
A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby
Amber and Richard are expecting their first child and hosting foreign royals to renew an ancient peace treaty. But when the treaty goes missing an ancient curse threatens the baby.
The Holiday Calendar
A struggling photographer inherits her family’s antique advent calendar. However, the calendar seems to have the ability to predict her future.
A hilarious movie about a girl that flies across the country to meet her boyfriend for the first time. Only to discover that she’s been catfished.
Single All the Way
Tired of his family butting into his love life, Peter gets a fake boyfriend. He convinces his best friend Nick to pretend to be his boyfriend and come home with him for the holidays.
A California Christmas
A CEO sends her charming son to acquire a family farm before Christmas to close a business deal. He poses as a ranch hand to charm the woman that owns the farm into selling.
Operation Christmas Drop
Erica, a Congressional aide, is sent to an Air Force base in Guam to find reasons to defund the facility. She meets an Air Force captain with a pet project of dropping gifts to people in need around the base at Christmas.
Tired of being alone at the holidays, two strangers agree to be each other’s dates for the holidays for a year. This movie isn’t strictly Christmas, but it’s holiday-themed!
The Princess Switch
A duchess switches places with a baker from Chicago that looks exactly like her the week before Christmas. The duchess is anxious to live a normal life before she must marry a prince, but both women end up falling in love while pretending to be someone else.
The Princess Switch: Switched Again
Duchess Margaret unexpectedly inherits the throne to her kingdom, but her rule is threatened. She and Stacy must team up, and occasionally switch places, to save it.
The Knight Before Christmas
A medieval knight is transported into the future where he meets a teacher that no longer believes in love. She helps him navigate the modern world and complete his quest so he may return home.
Holiday In the Wild
After her husband abruptly ends their marriage, Kate decides to take their vacation to Africa alone. There she finds unexpected adventure and purpose.
Christmas with a View
A failed restaurateur and a celebrity chef find themselves working in the same ski resort. Their paths continue to cross and they realize they have more in common than they originally thought. But they both have secrets that could ruin their newfound romance.
Christmas Wedding Planner
A wedding planner is about to make her big break planning her cousin’s lavish Christmas wedding. But her career may be in jeopardy when a private investigator starts snooping around and disrupting the wedding.
A detective goes undercover to catch a suspected diamond thief. While undercover she starts to wonder if the thief was actually framed.
A widowed radio DJ and father of four loses his job just before Christmas. He has a plan to save his career, but it means simplifying his family’s lavish lifestyle.
Christmas with a Prince
A pediatric specialist is forced to allow a spoiled, playboy prince to recover from a ski injury in the children’s ward of the hospital where she works.
Home for Christmas
A single woman, tired of the constant comments on her lack of relationship, begins a journey to find a boyfriend to bring home for Christmas. She only has 24 days to find him. This is actually a Netflix series, but a series is basically just a really long movie. 😉
Dash & Lily
Cynical Dash and optimistic Lily trade a notebook full of dreams, dares, and secrets back and forth across New York City. A romance builds between them, despite the fact they’ve never actually met. Another Netflix series, but one of my favorite Christmas stories to date.
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
Decades after being betrayed by his apprentice, losing his wife, and ruining his relationship with his daughter, a disgruntled toymaker is on the verge of losing everything. Until his precocious and vibrant granddaughter arrives on his doorstep, bringing hope and light back into his life.
The Christmas Chronicles
Siblings scheme to capture Santa on Christmas Eve. But when their plan goes wrong, they must team up with Santa and his elves to save Christmas.
Father Christmas is Back
Four estranged sisters reunite for Christmas. And they must work through their issues and discover the secret that tore their family apart.
Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square
A woman plans to sell a small town and doesn’t care about the people living there. Until she receives a miraculous visit from an angel.
We loved holidate!!! I’ll definitely check the others out. I love a good Christmas movie!
Yessss, now you’re speaking my language haha! I love Netflix Christmas movies, to be honest. I think they’re so much fun and I’ve watched all of these (some of them multiple times). I’m excited about their line-up this year!