7 Fun Christmas Movies to Stream on Netflix

These films will get the entire family in the holiday spirit.


How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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The famous Dr. Seuss book gets the live-action treatment in this Ron Howard-directed film. Jim Carrey stars as the Grinch, with other notable stars like Christine Baranski and Molly Shannon in supporting roles. Kids and adults alike will enjoy seeing how Cindy Lou Who tries to melt the Grinch’s cold, cold heart.

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“Winter” — A Year In the Life, Gilmore Girls

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Each installment of the Gilmore Girls revival feels more like a movie—at 90 minutes, they’re far more dramatic and plot-filled than television episodes. The first chapter, Winter, reunites fans with the cast almost 10 years later, and Stars Hollow looks like a snow globe. Seeing Lorelai’s house decked out in Christmas lights will give you major nostalgia.

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A Very Murray Christmas

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Bill Murray brings some famous faces—George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Maya Rudolph, to name a few—together in this musical comedy special. You’ll enjoy seeing your favorite stars sing Christmas classics like “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow” and “Silent Night.”

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The Nightmare Before Christmas

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A mix of Halloween and Christmas fun, this now-classic film will delight both kids and adults. Watch Jack Skellington try to bring the Christmas spirit to Halloween Town, with some funny hijinks.

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A Christmas Prince

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This may have been the most talked-about Netflix movies this year, with the streaming site even sending out a funny, yet controversial tweet, “To the 53 people who’ve watched A Christmas Prince every day for the past 18 days: Who hurt you?” The movie itself is reminiscent of Hallmark or Lifetime Christmas romantic comedies—a budding journalist sneaks into the castle to get the scoop for an article on a dashing, playboy prince. Romance ensues, of course.

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Radio City Christmas Spectacular

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The Radio City Rockettes are a New York institution—there is nothing more fascinating than watching these talented dancers move in incredible synchronicity. Now, you can avoid the Rockefeller Center crowds and watch the theater’s famous show from the comfort of your house—see the Rockettes’ famous kickline, along with heartwarming Christmas songs from Santa himself.

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The Santa Clause

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This comedy stars Tim Allen as a busy executive who inadvertently becomes Santa Claus after an unfortunate accident involving the real Santa. Throughout the film he slowly and reluctantly transforms into Santa (white hair and jolly belly)—which brings him closer to his son, with whom he had a strained relationship.

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