12 Best Christmas Movies on Netflix To Watch on Christmas of 2023

The Christian holiday season is upon us, headlined by Christmas Eve. As the entire world celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, the filmmakers also don’t leave a stone unturned to make the best out of it.

There have been some great Christmas films, and there have been some mediocre ones. But when a family comes together to watch a film together, little will they give a damn about the quality. Here are the best Christmas films on Netflix that you must watch this season. Merry Christmas!

List of Best Christmas Films on Netflix

The Christmas Chronicles (2018)

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Starring Kurt Russell in the charismatic leading role as Santa himself, this is easily one of the best Christmas films of recent times.

Telling the story of a brother and a sister who have grown apart after their father’s death, the film is a perfect dose of class, style, some old-school emotions, and yes, coolness. As the siblings try hard to save Christmas for their family, Santa’s entry just makes everything better.

Do not miss this film as this can be the perfect family treat you have been waiting for for many Christmases.

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White Christmas (1954)

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When they say that ‘old is gold’, this film is a perfect example of that. Released decades ago, this film remains as relevant today as it was many years ago.

The film tells the story of a family who sets out to save a Vermont Inn from getting closed down with a dance and song routine. The perfect dose of entertainment, fun, and sentiments, this film has made itself one of those timeless films that can be watched again and again without feeling bored for as much as a second.

Love Actually (2003)

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Now the hell with award shows if ‘Love Actually’ doesn’t win the Sweetest Film of All Times award.

The multi-starrer film had stars such as Hugh Grant and Liam Neeson in it as we follow many inter-connected stories and their paths. All the stories are set around Christmas time, and why the hell not! This Christmas, bring your family together and tune into Netflix to watch this insanely addictive and awesome film,

A Christmas Prince (2017)

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Cheesy love stories will never be out of fashion. There will always be some teenagers, or ‘teenagers at hearts’ that will watch such films again and again. A Christmas Prince falls right into that category of films.

The film tells the story of a young journalist who is sent to a kingdom to get news on the dashing prince who is about to become the king. The love story makes for a wonderful treat and offers a regular supply of laughter and romance to keep the interest alive. What’s more, the film is soon having its sequel streaming on Netflix.

Bad Santa (2003)

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Now this one film is an oddball. Starring the quintessential bad guy of Hollywood, Billy Bob Thornton in the leading role, the film tells the story about a thief who disguises as Santa Claus to rob a bank.

But he is friends with a little boy and thus begins a friendship that goes through many levels and provides the audience with wholesome entertainment. In case you want a little mature Christmas film, this film is the best bet for you this Christmas. And with maturity, we don’t mean ‘less fun’, mind it!

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

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This Ron Howard adaptation of a cult classic is a good watch this Christmas. The film follows the story of a Christmas-hating, super rude green creature named Grinch who has nothing but hate for the Christmas festivities.

But a little boy is all set to reform him to let him know what the spirit of Christmas actually means. The film follows a set path and has nothing original when it comes to the story, but it makes up for a heart-warming watch nevertheless.

A Very Murray Christmas (2015)

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There seems to be some sort of connection between Bill Murray and Christmas films as he features in the second film on our list of best Christmas movies on Netflix.

Also starring many stars such as George Clooney and Miley Cyrus, Murray stars as himself in the film. He is worried that the coming storm may affect the ratings of his television show and hence, he invites some of his friends to make sure the show is a success.

The ‘tongue in cheek’ style of the film may resonate well with the comedy audiences and the Christmassy fun might make children giggle. A wholesome treat for the entire family it is.

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The Princess Switch (2018)

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This Netflix original film happens to be one of the highest-rated Christmas films on the streaming giant. The film tells the story of a rich duchess whose witches place with her lookalike from a poor background.

As they keep on living each other’s lives, they fall in love with each other’s significant half. All the drama unfolds a few days before Christmas. The roller coaster ride of laughter and many other emotions makes it one of the best films to watch out for this Christmas.

Get Santa (2004)

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This one is another oddball on the list, well sort of. Directed by the acclaimed director Christopher Smith, best known for his offbeat horror films, the film tells the story of an ex-con who is trying to reunite with his son.

Somehow, the son is not very fond of the father, but Christmas is coming, and now is the time to make amends. The film is a must-watch by every father-son couple and is a film full of emotional surprises and maturity.

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas (1999)

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Mickey Mouse is arguably the best-known cartoon character all over the world. Created by Disney, he has been the ultimate torchbearer of animated Christmas films all over the world.

This 1999 masterpiece film takes Mickey and several of his other Disney friends such as Donald Duck and features three short stories that will surely tickle your funny bones. Winning several awards upon its direct-to-video release in 1999, the film is now streaming on Netflix.

The Holiday Calendar (2018)

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This Netflix original film is as sweet as it sounds. The film tells the story of a frustrated young woman who finds a calendar that can predict her future. She now will take the help of this magic calendar to bring her messed up love life on track.

The film is a sweet, warm, and emotional ride that will make you feel beautiful inside out as you will follow the life of the leading girl, who happens to be a professional photographer. The high rating this film has received is a clear indication that it is one of the best Christmas films currently out there on Netflix.  

The Spirit of Christmas (2015)

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This entry in the list is a total black sheep. Disguised as a Christmas film, as it seems with the sweet title, the film is anything but that. But again, that does not make the film a bad watch for the entire family together.

The film tells the story of a man who falls in love with a spirit, who has taken the form of a human being just about two weeks before Christmas. The film is a mystery thriller on the surface, but on the inside, the film has a heart as huge as the Christmas tree lying in your living room. Do not miss it!

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This is the list of Best Christmas Movies Available on Netflix in 2023, you can watch This Christmas. Do share in the comments if you know of some other Christmas Films for Christmas Eve.