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The Best Christmas Movies & Shows on Netflix

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Stephanie MialkiGuest Blogger
December 19, 2016 · 4.4k Views

Christmas is almost here, people! That means it’s socially acceptable to start watching holiday movies (even if you already have been for the past month)-- no judgement here! Netflix is one of the easiest ways to watch great holiday classics during the Christmas season. Check out this list of 10 must-see holiday Netflix movies from comedies to romances and everything in between!

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1. Christmas With the Kranks

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Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis play the parents in this hilarious movie. The parents decide to take a spontaneous trip to the warm Caribbean when they find out that their daughter will not be home for the holidays. Little do they know, their plans will be switched at the very last minute, causing them to rush to create a Christmas that no one will forget.


2. The Legend of Frosty the Snowman

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This adorable Christmas classic is a favorite for both kids and adults alike! Frosty the snowman and his friends come to the town of Evergreen to teach the people to believe in magic. When the magic hat makes Frosty come alive, he dances and sings all around the town. A family must-see, for sure!


3. Saving Santa

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Once upon a time, Santa only needed a few elves to help make toys in the workshop, but Christmas has become way too big for only a few elves to handle! So now, Santa’s clever elves make new technology, such as an awesome time machine in order for Santa to deliver all of the presents to every home in just one night! This is another animated movie that is perfect to get the entire family in the holiday spirit.


4. White Christmas

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This holiday classic is a heartwarming musical, featuring veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis. After World War 2, these stars help their old Army commander save his failing lodge. Even if you’re not a huge fan of old movies, give this one a chance -- you just may change your mind!


5. Miracle on 34th Street

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Does Santa Claus really exist? Kris Cringle (Edmund Gwen) sure thinks so. Kris believes himself to be the real Santa Claus, although most of the people around him seem to think he is insane. This is one of the most well-known Christmas classics that goes perfectly with the fireplace roaring and a mug of hot cocoa.

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6. Ernest Saves Christmas

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Need some laughs this Christmas season? If so, Ernest Saves Christmas is a hilarious family comedy that will get you in the holiday spirit like never before. From warp-speed sleigh rides to mischievous elves, this movie has nothing but humor and entertainment. It all starts when Santa Claus decides to retire and head off to Florida. Ernest needs to save Christmas-- and if it doesn’t go as planned, it could mean no Christmas for anybody!


7. Holidays


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Beware parents: this one is NOT for the children! Holiday is a horror film that puts a horrific spin on some of the most beloved and traditional holidays - Christmas included. If you’re brave enough, pick this one to watch on Netflix for your movie night!


8. Happy Christmas

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How about some family holiday drama (other than your own)? This family-friendly movie stars Anna Kendrick (Jenny) and Melanie Lynskey (Kelly). Happy Christmas is all about new beginnings, fresh starts, and drama, drama, drama when Jenny moves in with a happy family and tends to shake things up a bit. Grab some popcorn, sit back and relax, and watch this drama unfold!


9. 12 Dates of Christmas

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12 Dates of Christmas is a great romantic comedy. This is a story about a young woman who had a horrible blind date on Christmas Eve. She wakes up to find that she is actually re-living the same day (and date) all over again - 12 times to be exact!


10. Pee-wee's Big Holiday

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I’m sure you’ve heard of Pee-wee before, but if you haven’t, you’ve certainly been missing out! In this flick, Pee-wee meets someone who changes his thoughts and inspires him to take his first vacation/holiday. He breaks out of his small town routine and provides us with hilarious entertainment the entire time!


For those who just LOOK outside and shiver without even leaving the house, don’t worry - you can now have a Netflix movie night to solve all your problems! Put your winter jacket and boots away, stay under a comfy, warm blanket with hot cocoa in your hands, and check out one of these awesome Netflix movies that are perfect to get you in the Christmas spirit!

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Stephanie Mialki is a mommy of two under two, a fitness enthusiast, and a digital marketing guru. She spends all of her spare time….oh wait, what spare time? She has a passion for business building and has successfully assisted more than 20 entrepreneurs start their own companies.

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