20 Holiday Movies To Watch on Netflix This Holiday Season
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20 Holiday Movies To Watch on Netflix This Holiday Season


The holidays are right around the corner, and that means it's getting time to start lining the holiday flicks up in your Netflix queue.

On December 4, the online streaming service will get into the holiday game themselves with A Very Murray Christmas, a star-studded special directed by Sofia Coppola. The trailer looks great and puts us in the mood for even more holiday movie fun:

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Fortunately, Netflix isn't exactly lacking in the holiday flick department. So if you're looking to fill your winter months with movie cheer, here are the 20 best festive films to stream before year’s end:


Want some laughs with your holiday spirit? Then check out these flicks.

Bad Santa

For the naughty among you, this 2003 Billy Bob Thornton film won't disappoint. Just make sure there aren't any kids around!


This John Hughes-produced 1991 Thanksgiving flick stars Ed O'Neill and Ethan Embry as a kid, which alone is enough to make it worth watching.

Planes, Trains & Automobiles

This 1897 John Hughes classic starring Steve Martin and John Candy tracks an epic, hilarious journey to get home in time for Thanksgiving.

Trading Places

Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy star in this comedic '80s twist on the Prince and the Pauper.

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Some of our fave romcoms feature the holidays heavily.

Bridget Jones's Diary

That ugly sweater party scene remains everything.

Love, Actually

Perhaps the ultimate Christmas romance, Love Actually is a must watch every year.


Trying to snag the same pair of cashmere gloves at Bloomingdale's during Christmas is just the first serendipitous moment John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale's characters experience in this 2001 flick.

While You Were Sleeping

This 1995 Sandra Bullock classic is another great rom-com that just happens to be set at Christmas. It's almost like there's something in the air this time of year!


For the more seriously inclined, these dramas and dramedies may do the trick.

About a Boy

This Oscar-nominated dramedy has Christmas at its heart. Remember, Hugh Grant's character is able to live large because his dad composed a successful Christmas song.

American Son

The tale of a Marine home for Thanksgiving, this Nick Cannon-starring drama is sure to tug at the heartstrings.

Fitzgerald Family Christmas

This 2012 flick about two adult siblings reuniting their estranged dad stars Connie Britton. Do you really need to know anything else?

Happy Christmas

For indie lovers, this 2014 dramedy starring Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Lena Dunham and Mark Webber and featuring entirely improved dialogue is a nice change of pace from your normal Christmas fare.

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Kid Friendly

These flicks are fun for the whole family.

A Christmas Carol

This 1938 classic is still a delight.

Beethoven's Christmas Adventure

Who doesn't love Beethoven? That dog is freaking adorable.

Ernest Saves Christmas

This 1988 installment of the Ernest series is all about saving Christmas by finding someone to fill in for Santa. It's a premise that never gets old.

I'll Be Home For Christmas

This 1998 Jonathan Taylor Thomas vehicle is still fun for all ages  — though let's be real, it's best watched with nostalgic '90s kids.

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas

This collection of three holiday stories — "The Gift of the Magi," Duck Tales," and "A Very Goofy Christmas" — is a Disney fave.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Sure, director Henry Selick has declared this stop motion favorite is really more of a Halloween movie, but there's no reason you can't watch it in preparation for Christmas, too.

One Magic Christmas

Rediscover the magic of Christmas alongside Mary Steenburgen in this Disney fave.

White Christmas

This 1954 Bing Crosby musical will still put a smile on everyone's faces.