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Monday, November 22, 2010
List of Streaming Christmas Movies on Netflix
*Updated as of November 22, 2015 - if you're on Facebook, like the page, and you will see when there are updates.
This is what I call an act of love…
Here are all of the Christmas movies I could find on Netflix – don’t hold the awful ones against me, I decided not to make any value judgments about your choice to watch Barney celebrating Christmas – ‘tis the season to love, not mock your child’s awful taste…
12 Dates of Christmas - Do you love Christmas and miss Saved by the Bell? Or maybe just one of those two? Come on, this is an ABC Family Christmas movie - if you like one, you like them all. Watch it here before it airs this December!
Abominable Noel - Nope, it's not about the worst Christmas ever - it's about Abominable Snowmen joining with humans for Christmas!
Adventures of Bailey: Christmas Hero - Welcome to your classic live-action-puppy-learns-the-true-meaning-of-christmas-thanks-to-a-surprising-supporting-character. Enjoy! All American Christmas Carol - Taryn Manning (with better teeth than she wears when filming Orange is the New Black) is the titular Scrooge character whose bad habits are causing her to have her kids taken away. All I Want for Christmas - Nope, it's not a typo, it's another Christmas movie!! What's the best reason to start dating again? Because your child wants a new father, that's why. Bad Santa - this is one of those movies that is so wrong, that it just works and turns out to be right. This is NOT for children, or for my Mom, if she happens to be reading. It's pretty hilarious and very very very far from the usual saccharine sweet Christmas movie fare.
Beethoven's Christmas Adventure - Do you love slobber? Well, there's a good chance you don't. I bet you do, however, love Christmas movies - here's another one for you - starring the most famous gigantic dog of the nineties (or was it eighties?).
Bratz: Babyz Save Christmas - Oh No. Just no no no - this looks absolutely awful. However, I, your faithful movie searcher, am posting it so you can click and watch at your own risk.
Casper's Haunted Christmas - poor Casper, that annoyingly friendly ghost has to scare someone before the big day. I'm not even referred to as a friendly ghost, and I would feel bad messing with someone this time of year.
Christmas Angel - Fact: I would love it if all of my Christmas wishes would come true. I would be rocking a size six bod, baking in my oven that would not burn all of my cranberry bread, and not stepping over the messy debris I ignore in my house. Additional Fact: all of my Christmas wishes DON'T come true - but in this movie, they do for Olivia Mead! Christmas Bounty - Let's see - Christmas + former-bounty-hunter-turned-mild-mannered-school-teacher = A REALLY good time!!! Right?
Christmas Card, The - You know how every year, you're encouraged to send Christmas cards to anonymous soldiers? This is the story of one of those soldiers tracking down the person who sent the card. Spoiler alert: I'm pretty sure romance will ensue!! Christmas Crush - AKA Holiday High School Reunion - I'm pretty sure I saw a commercial for this on Lifetime, and that's enough for me to want to watch it!
Christmas Kiss, A - Reviewers seem pretty split on this ABC-Family/Lifetime style Chick Flick. A woman who has trouble with her boss, for some reason kisses a random gent on an elevator, only to discover that he is the boss's boyfriend. Christmas on Salvation Street - This new addition has no reviews so far - so my only information is from the synopsis - a Widowed Preacher moves his family to the inner city.
Christmas Town - I've never seen this relatively new made-for-tv looking gem. A single mother visits her father, whose town is "Totally Consumed with Christmas" - my kind of place!
Christmas Wedding, A - A couple have plans to marry, but the arrival of the future in-laws throws a wrench into things.
Christmas with the Kranks - Did you know this movie is based on the book "Skipping Christmas" by John Grisham? Consider yourself educated. I've watched this, and it is a cute little film - a pair of empty nesters try to get out of their annual Christmas decoration extravaganza when their daughter is away for the holiday, only to have to do a mad dash when her schedule changes. I promise - plenty of hijinks will ensue.
Coming Home for Christmas - According to the picture of the video - this movie is presented by Norman Rockwell. Color me surprised. One thing in its favor: the movie is about two estranged sisters headed home for the holidays, and the sisters are played by actual sisters. Country Christmas, A - This film crosses that political line - a nasty politician bans Santa, and some good ol' kids are there to fight for the big guy! Curious George, a Very Monkey Christmas - I do love those cute little Curious George cartoons, along with the Man in the Yellow Hat, it appears the two of them are having a hard time deciding what to give each other for the holiday!
Dear Santa - I believe this is from Hallmark, I know that I saw it in a hotel room last month, and it was just the kind of cheesy, sappy, stuff I enjoy to watch/listen to while doing other things.
Dreamworks Holiday Classics - while the word "classic" might be pushing it - only time will tell! Four holiday tales involving your favorite (?) Dreamworks' stars - the digital casts of Madagascar, Shrek, and How to Train Your Dragon. Dreamworks Shrek's Swamp Stories - time to join everyone's favorite ogre in some fun holiday theme adventures. Not only does this have Christmas - but Halloween as well!
Elf Bowling: The Movie - From what I've heard/read - this movie that was developed from an old flash computer game is really not worth watching. Consider yourself warned.
Ernest Saves Christmas - YES, it's stupid - but YES, I really really really love it!!! Hey Vern, who doesn't want to watch a sassy runaway discover the true meaning of Christmas (AKA giving and receiving gifts) via the heartfelt buffoonery of Ernest P. Worrell?
Evergreen Christmas - I know that if I had a choice between being a musician and running a Christmas Tree Farm, it'd be a no-brainer - obviously Christmas Tree Farm - the heroine of this story has some indecision though.
From Time to Time - What's better than going to stay at your ancestral home for Christmas? If your Grandmother is Professor McGonagall from Harry Potter (okay, technically, the actress Maggie Smith who played Professor McGonagall).
Get Santa - Santa gets arrested? What kind of world are we living in?? Thankfully, a father-son team is going to get him out of there! Gift of the Magi, The - This is based on the O. Henry story, which has always been one of my very favorite holiday tales. A lot of holiday TV episodes are based on this story - where each person, in order to give the one they love what they really want, gives up something of their own.
Good Luck Charlie: It's Christmas - This looks like a 2011 Version of a Full House Christmas (not the plot, but the family friendly TV show made movie length silliness), the ratings are actually quite good - I've never seen the show, but I just might have to watch the movie!
Happy Christmas - Here is a Christmas movie starring Lena Dunham, Anna Kendrick, and Melanie Lynskey - three of my fave lady actors. Reviews are mixed, but one introduced me to the term "mumblecore." I'll be watching, for the actors alone.
Heart of Christmas, The - This movie has been on this list in the past, but was missing from Netflix for a bit. I have heard it's pretty heartbreaking - so watch at your own risk! A couple's young son is diagnosed with cancer. Enough said.
Hercules Saves Christmas – I’m getting more and more excited about watching this (incredibly ridiculous sounding) movie as I type the description. When you think Christmas what comes to mind: Presents? Jesus’ birth? A talking dog whose job it is to write Santa’s “nice list,” and has the ability to act as an orphan boy’s lawyer? If your answer was number three – I promise you’ll love this movie!
Holiday Engagement - This one reminds me of 'The Wedding Date' (with Debra Messing - you probably didn't see it, I think I'm one of the only people who did), except it's Christmas!!! This is fluffy Christmas made for TV magic at its best/worst (is there really a difference). I can't wait to watch it!
Holidaze - this appears to be one of many versions of "The Family Man" (one of my fave Nic Cage films) starring Jenny Garth as the corporate executive who learns the true meaning of Christmas or Family, or something like that.
How the Toys Saved Christmas - This is another inexpensive animated Christmas movie. This movie, however, has a couple of things the rest don't: Mary Tyler Moore and Tony Randall!
I Am Santa Claus - This is a documentary following professional Santas. I watched a similar movie a couple of years ago, and it was wonderful - this certainly looks worth a look!
I'll be Home for Christmas - I remember back in 1999, my daughter's Daycare seemed to have this movie on the VCR (yep, that's right - cassette time) running pretty much every time I went to pick her up or drop her off. This stars the formerly (maybe currently?) adorable Jonathan Taylor Thomas
Journey to the Christmas Star - Something about the cover of this reminds me of "the Golden Compass" (most likely a girl riding a bear). This is a Norwegian movie, that, from reviews, was poorly dubbed, but is a really lovely story. I plan to catch it at some point, and will fill this out a bit more with some facts!
Kung Fu Panda: Holiday - Here is one of those newer "holiday" movies; it's winter, it's a special, meaningful holiday, etc. etc. etc. In this new arrival, Po has to deal with some wackiness, and then learn the meaning of Chris- Oops - I mean - the meaning of "Winter Feast."
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas - Three cute Disney cartoons: Mickey & Minnie play out one of my favorite O. Henry stories: Gift of the Magi; Donald's three wacky nephews play out a Christmas version of the movie Groundhog Day; and Goofy and his son Max figure out that Santa is real. *Most disturbing part: when all of the ducks at the table get excited about eating a beautifully roast turkey.
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas - I am imagining this to be the sequel to Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas. According to Netflix's description it's a holiday battle between Mickey and Minnie and that mean ol' Scrooge McDuck.
Mistle-Tones, The - Time for a Christmas Sing-Off! I think the most exciting thing about this movie would be its cast: Tia Mowry and Tori Spelling? Yes, Please!
Mumfie's White Christmas - I've never heard of Mumfie - but it appears she (or maybe he?) was an adorable animated elephant in the mid-1990s. I do know you won't be disappointed if you watch the Naughty Reindeer!!!
My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas - These are the middle age ponies (from 2005 - they're updated from the mid-1980s ponies I knew, and prior to the new ponies that have inspired the Bronies movement). I think there could be some very valuable nostalgia.
Nightmare Before Christmas, The - This is one of my absolute favorites (my daughter's numero uno) - This fantastic Tim Burton movie is the story of Jack Skellington, whose intentions are good, but efforts to take over Christmas are just awful. I am so excited to see this available on Netflix!!
Niko 2: Little Brother, Big Trouble - This looks pretty cute - a reindeer has to accept his mom's new boyfriend and his new stepbrother (so would that be mom's new boyfriend or new husband?). One ridiculous reviewer was horrified by the idea of a divorced parent getting remarried; so if you like this, make sure to leave a positive review.
One Magic Christmas - Here is a previously unknown (to me) movie from 1985 about a stressed out Mama experiencing some sort of Christmas miracle. I have to say - the cast honestly has me intrigued - Mary Steenburgen, Henry Dean Stanton, and a very young Sarah Polley.
Pete's Christmas - Groundhog Day meets Christmas Day. I know Elmo already tried this whole "Christmas is Every Day" thing - it sounds like Pete's having just as hard a time.
Power Rangers Samurai: Christmas Together, Friends Forever - I admit that the Power Rangers have never really grown on me. I will also admit that I sat through countless hours of them when I was a babysitter to a family with four young sons. I might even sit through them for 23 more minutes to see this special!
Radio City Christmas Spectacular, The – If you’ve not had the opportunity to see these incredible women perform in person – I think you should jump at any chance you’re afforded (we saw them for the first time last winter in Boston – they are AMAZING). Luckily for everyone, those who have, and haven’t seen the Rockettes perform – you can watch the show on your TV or computer – seriously – this is awesome stuff!!
Russell Peters Christmas, A - This 2011 movie was filmed in the style of a 1970s variety show. Guests range from Michael Buble to Pamela Anderson. I've not seen it, so I'm hoping someone will be able to give me a good review.
Santa Buddies - those rascally golden retriever pups are at it again - Christmas style!
Santa Claws - NOT the horror movie it sounds like - this one is about KITTENS!!!
Saving Santa - I've never seen this little digitally animated gem, but the reviews are pretty great - it turns out, you'll find out how Santa delivers all those presents!
Search for Santa Paws, The - If you liked Santa Buddies, you definitely want to watch this prequel! If your children like Santa Buddies, and you need an hour and a half to enjoy a couple of glasses of wine, then they definitely need to watch this! Secret World of Santa, The - This was a late-1990s French Television Show - there are 26 episodes that have been dubbed into English. Small Town Santa - If you live in a small town, and arrest an intruder claiming to be Santa, be warned: you are about to get a full-size-sample of the Christmas Spirit!
Switchmas - this adorable little flick is the tale of two young boys - one is Jewish, the other is Christian - and they switch places to see how the other's holiday is celebrated.
Traveler, The - I'm not sure if Christmas is anything more than a setting in this very poorly rated movie starring Val Kilmer. One of us should watch it - I'm nominating you.
Very Minty Christmas, A - My little ponies (I think these are the original ponies - or O.P. as the kids should say) celebrate Christmas.
What She Wants for Christmas - I haven't seen this - but the description doesn't raise my hopes - a story of a girl who decides to hold Santa hostage when she doesn't get what she wants. I can only hope she's taught a heartening message of the meaning of the season, or something like that.
While You Were Sleeping - I have absolutely loved this movie since the first time I saw it. It made me fall in love with Sandra Bullock, and made me able to tolerate Bill Pullman. The plot is farfetched, but adorable.
White Christmas - Quite possibly the greatest movie ever made. Fact: my sister and I can perform the "Sisters" routine in its entirety, and sing the song together on a regular basis. If you've never seen it - watch it! If you've already seen it, why aren't you watching it again??? Winnie the Pooh, A Very Merry Pooh Year - We already know Pooh's not the brightest bulb on the tree, but we want to watch him have fun adventures during the holiday season anyway!
Yes, Virginia –
this is an adorable animated version of the true story of a little girl
who wrote to the newspaper asking if Santa was real because "If you see
it in The Sun, it's so." I’m really excited about this new addition to
the Netflix streaming Christmas library!