It's Officially Acceptable to Watch These Christmas Movies on Netflix

Updated 12/20/18
Christmas movies on Netflix

Tis the season to get cozy on the couch and queue up a holiday movie on Netflix. If you've been listening to Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" since the day after Halloween, this is the moment you've been impatiently waiting for all year. Luckily, Netflix's December lineup includes a range of Christmas classics and modern favorites to fuel your festive mood.

So grab your hot chocolate, your hot toddy, or your mulled wine and get comfortable because you're going to want to stream these movies all season long. Spanning a musical-filled special hosted by Mariah Carey to a delightfully campy Netflix original starring Vanessa Hudgens, these movies are worth canceling your plans to watch tonight. Scroll through our list of 13 Christmas movies on Netflix to make your watch list a whole lot more festive.

White Christmas

Irving Berlin's fun-filled musical extravaganza is a watch list–worthy Christmas classic everyone should enjoy at least once during the holidays.

Love Actually

This 2003 Christmas-themed movie has everything you could want in a romantic comedy, from a meet-cute plot (with a twist of course) to a precious kid with a heart-wrenchingly adorable crush.

The Holiday Calendar

For an enjoyably charming Christmas movie with an unrealistic plot, add this Netflix original about an antique advent calendar that can predict the future to your watch list stat.

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Jim Carrey stars as the Grinch in the live-action version of Dr. Seuss' seasonal story about what really matters during the holidays—spending time with loved ones.

A Very Murray Christmas

Filled with cameos by the likes of everyone from George Clooney to Miley Cyrus, this Netflix holiday special is packed with quirky Christmas spirit, thanks to host Bill Murray.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular Starring The Rockettes

Thanks to Netflix, you don't have to travel to New York City to see The New York City Ballet's performance of The Nutcracker. Instead, you can watch the timeless 1993 version, starring Home Alone's Macaulay Culkin, from the comfort of your couch.

You Can't Fight Christmas

Personalities collide when a money-minded businessman tasked with revitalizing his family's hotel meets the establishment's cheerful Christmas-loving decorator in this quirky romantic comedy.

Mariah Carey's Merriest Christmas

Mariah Carey hosts a musical-filled special, featuring appearances by Kelsey Grammer and Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds. Besides, it isn't really Christmas until you sing along (belt out) Mariah Carey's "All I Want for Christmas Is You."

The Princess Switch

Vanessa Hudgens stars in this delightfully campy Parent Trap–like movie about a duchess who switches places with an ordinary woman who looks exactly like her.

Get Santa

In this British Christmas comedy, a father and son try to save the day after they find Santa asleep in their garage, but things quickly go awry when they crash his sleigh.

A Christmas Prince

Of course, no list would be complete without the Netflix's 2017 hit A Christmas Prince in which an aspiring young journalist is sent to get the scoop on a prince who's about to be crowned king.

Miss Me This Christmas

Amid Christmas festivities, a couple is forced to decide whether or not they want to go through with finalizing their divorce, which just so happens to be scheduled for December 25.

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding

In the sequel to A Christmas Prince, Amber and Richard reunite in Aldovia to plan their wedding only to have their relationship tested by royal traditions.

This story was originally published on November 28, 2017, and has since been updated.

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