20 Best Holiday Movies on Netflix Streaming

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Best Holiday Movies Streaming on Netflix

We have you covered with this list of the 20 best holiday movies on Netflix streaming now! Now that November is here, the holidays are fast approaching. If you want to get a head start on Christmas and other end-of-year celebrations, grab some popcorn and enjoy the shows!

Top 20 Holiday Movies on Netflix

Keep in mind that Netflix is constantly updating it’s streaming catalog — so check back with us at the beginning of December for more great titles that will become available for streaming before Christmas!

Christmas Animation

Choose your favorites from these new and classic animated films!

“The Legend of Frosty the Snowman” (2005) — Starring Burt Reynolds, in this version of the classic holiday cartoon character, it’s up to Frosty to teach the children of Evergreen that magic does exist.

Best Holiday Movies Streaming on Netflix - Panda“The Swan Princess Christmas” (2012) — It’s up to Princess Odette and Prince Derek to save the holiday in this cartoon!

“Mickey’s Magical Christmas: Snowed In” (2000), “Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas” (1999), and it’s sequel, “Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas” (2004) — Viewers young and old alike will enjoy watching Mickey, Minnie, Goofy and the rest of the gang celebrate the holidays in these three related Disney Cartoons.

“Thomas & Friends: Merry Christmas Thomas” (2011) — Thomas is searching for the perfect Christmas Tree while the locos try everything to make it snow in this holiday special.

“Kung Fu Panda Holiday” (2010) — Starring Jack Black, Jackie Chan, Dustin Hoffman and Angelina Jolie, Dragon Warrior Po struggles to fulfill his duties and celebrate the holiday traditions of his family.

“DreamWorks Holiday Classics” (2011) — This cartoon features four Christmas stories about some of our favorite DreamWorks characters. Will Shrek and Donkey and the silly animals from Madagascar save the holidays? You’ll have to watch all four films to find out!

Christmas Comedies

The following comedies are certain to get viewers laughing and in the holiday spirit!

Best Holiday Movies Streaming on Netflix - Kranks“Blackadder’s A Christmas Carol” (1988) — Stars Rowan Atkinson and many of the traditional cast from the popular British comedy, “Blackadder Goes Forth.” The troupe turns the traditional Charles Dickens tale upside down as the traditional three spirits convince a kindly old shopkeeper to become miserly like Scrooge.

“Christmas with the Kranks” (2004) — Features Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis as a couple that wants the skip the hassle of the Christmas holiday — but their family and friends won’t let them!

“Earnest Saves Christmas” (1988) — Starring Jim Varney, the laughter ensues as Earnest and a teenage runaway try to convince a TV show host to take over the role of Santa when he unexpectedly quits.

“The Muppet Christmas Carol” (1992) — Michael Caine, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and the rest of Jim Henson’s muppets star in this adaptation of the famous Charles Dickens story.

Classic Christmas Movies

Watch one of these timeless Christmas favorites with your loved ones this year!

Best Holiday Movies Streaming on Netflix - White Christmas“Babes in Toyland” (1961) — Known for its dazzling costumers, and chase scenes, this film features Annette Funicello in a colorful Disney rendition of the famous opera.

“White Christmas” (1954) — This film is perhaps one of the most well known Christmas films, second only to It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street, which are sadly not streaming on Netflix – yet. The movie includes the acting and singing talents of Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye, among others.

Family Christmas

Why not get into the Christmas spirit by watching one of these heartwarming holiday films with your family?

Best Holiday Movies Streaming on Netflix - Country Christmas

“Christmas Angel” (2011) — Starring Izabela Vidovic and Della Reese, in a heartwarming story about Christmas wishes and angels.
“Christmas Town” (2008) — Stars Patrick Muldoon in a Christmas tale about how a woman, her father and her son find healing and hope during the holidays.

“A Country Christmas” (2013) — Starring Joey Lauren Adams and Trace Adkins, two children have to convince the world that Santa is indeed real so that he can regain his powers in time to deliver the toys.

“The Search for Santa Paws” (2010) — The star of this movie is an adorable four legged hero named Paws. This puppy saves the day by helping Santa spread the joy of the season in New York.

Romantic Christmas

Why not share a little love with your dearest this Christmas by enjoying one of these movies together?

Best Holiday Movies Streaming on Netflix - Christmas Kiss“A Christmas Kiss” (2011) — It’s always debatable whether or not you should share a kiss with a stranger during the holidays. Wendy learns that it’s not a good idea when the stranger just happens to be her boss’s boyfriend!

“Christmas Cupid” (2010) — What’s worse than not having a date for the holidays? This fun film proves it’s being haunted by your just deceased client to get back with your former love!

The Anti-Christmas Movies

For those of you who felt a bit queasy when you noticed the displays of holiday lights and stockings next to the Halloween and Thanksgiving displays, we have these non-traditonal suggestions.

Best Holiday Movies Streaming on Netflix - Nightmare“Bad Santa” (2003) — This movie stars Billy Bob Thornton as a very naughty Santa. Why is he so naughty? For starters, he doesn’t like children and takes advantage of the holiday so he can rob stores and shopping malls.

“Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas” (1993) — The King of Halloween Town decides to merge the holidays of Christmas and Halloween. He kidnaps Santa so that he can replace the traditional toys given to good boys and girls with a scary assortment of nightmarish treats, like shrunken heads, instead – watch this spooky animation to see if anyone can stop him!

What do you think of our list of the 20 best holiday movies on Netflix streaming now in November? Netflix has several Christmas movies streaming now, which make it almost impossible to list them all in one article. Let us know in the comments section below if we left off some of your favorite holiday films. Netflix is certain to add more streaming Christmas titles and other holiday favorites in December — be sure to let us know what holiday movies you want them to add!

If you need inspiration, consider last year’s list of the15 Best Holiday Movies that were available from Netflix in 2013.

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