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Monday, November 22, 2010
List of Streaming Christmas Movies on Netflix
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12 Neighs of Christmas
- (coming December 7th) - This is a wild Christmas episode of a british
show (free Rein) about a zoo - complete with family secrets and a
Christmas ball! 48 Christmas Wishes
- This looks pretty cute - when something happens to all the letters to
Santa in one small town - the big guy's elves try to fix things up.
Abominable Christmas - Two little Abominables trying to escape an evil scientist meet a young girl and spend Christmas with her family.
All American Christmas Carol
- Reviews are NOT very positive - apparently this is a bit of a twisted
take on the classic "A Christmas Carol" "Scrooge" story, with Taryn
Manning (of OITNB fame these days) playing the Scrooge character, and
being given the opportunity to turn her life around with the help of
three ghosts (one of whom is played by Meatloaf).
- (coming November 30th) - this is an animated show based on a story by
the amazing Frank McCourt - author of Angela's Ashes. I hope this will
end up being the classic I want it to be!
Angels in the Snow
- a grumpy family on a Christmas vacation take in a stranded family.
There is apparently a big twist at the end, don't read the reviews if
you don't want spoilers.
- Willie and Marcus are the absolute worst Santa and Elf, because of
the fact that they are awful people, and are criminals. This is a
really dark movie, but it does have some serious sweetness at its core.
This is NOT a movie for the whole family, unless your whole family is
comprised of adults.
Bad Santa 2
- They're back! The worst possible Santa and Elf duo return, with the
help of Kathy Bates as Willie's mom. I haven't seen this, but the
original was pretty spectacular.
Bob's Broken Sleigh
- this is a newer movie (2015) - It appears that the premise is that a
little elf (Bob) is trying to upgrade Santa's sleigh - something goes
wrong - there is a crash (will Christmas be canceled!?!?) - and he needs
help to get back up in the air.
Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas, The
- I haven't seen this - but the pictures showing up do look true to the
original illustrations in the Cat in the Hat, and other Seussian hits.
It appears to be a cartoon - which is a big positive for me - as Mike
Myer's terrifying turn as the Cat in the Hat ruined live action for me
in the genre.
Christmas Candle, The
- Susan Boyle is in this historic holiday flick about a new minister
coming to town and messing with some good old fashioned Christmas
Christmas Chronicles - this is a new Netflix original for 2018 - a pair of siblings team up to help Santa after they cause him to crash his sleigh.
- This is a documentary about people who are obsessed with Christmas. I'm
king of disappointed that they didn't try to interview me, but I'll get
- One question: what kind of school does their reunion at Christmas
time? Seriously, I've only seen this in movies, in the real world aren't
they always in the summer? This is a cute little flick, I've seen it,
and it's about a woman getting to reunite with her high school crush at
her reunion (at Christmas).
Christmas in the Smokies - Made for TV holiday magic, I tell you! A woman trying to save her
family's farm; an ex who is a famous musician? What more could you want?
Oh yeah - it takes place at Christmas time!!
Christmas Inheritance, The -
This flick has one of my favorite tried-and-true made-for-tv holiday
movie plot lines. Star of the film must go and learn the true spirit of
Christmas in a small town in order to receive her inheritance.
Christmas Prince, A
It's a made for Netflix special about a journalist and a Prince, and
CHRISTMAS. This movie was the biggest new holiday hit last year - looking forward to checking out the sequel!
Christmas Prince, The Royal Wedding
- (coming November 30) - If you haven't seen A Christmas Prince, where
have you been?? It was on everyone's list last holiday season - and
coming soon - you'll be able to see the follow-up! Christmas Project, The
- When I saw the first screen capture, I thought it was a movie from
the 1980s, but it was made in 2016 - some reviewers say it channels "A
Christmas Story," and apparently is about four boys who have to make
gifts for their bullies?
Christmas Ranch -
This one's got all the big hits - naughty teen has to spend the
holidays with Grandma on a ranch of all places, connects with a horse,
tries to save the aforementioned ranch, learns an important lesson, and
has a super merry Christmas. I'm guessing - but I'm pretty sure I'm
Christmas Star, A -
It turns out that if you're born under the Christmas Star, you have
magical powers. In reading the description, I wasn't really convinced I
wanted to watch it. Then I checked out reviews, and noticed Kylie
Minogue and Pierce Brosnan in it - needless to say, I've added this to
my wish list.
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 Planner
- This looks like the kind of movie I would see on my Hallmark Movies
and Mystery binges! A wedding planner's life is turned upside down by a
PI disrupting things.
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!
- I'm a sucker for Amy Acker, and this is a really cute made for TV
Christmas movie about a woman who finds a little girl's letter to Santa,
and ends up getting involved.
Dogwalker's Christmas Tale, A
- A privileged young lady has to decide between a handsome guy and
adorable dogs and her super rich boss. What do you think she'll decide?
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!
El Camino Christmas
- folks stuck in a liquor store robbery on Christmas Eve - I'm
intrigued by the stars of this one - Jessica Alba, Dax Shepard, and Tim
Fireplace for Your Home: Classic -
this has festive holiday music along with beautiful snowy scenes -
wonderful for those of us anxious for winter in the middle of July!
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!
- Reviews are pretty much unanimously positive about this
unconventional British film about a homeless man reconnecting with his
family around the holidays.
Holiday Baggage - Time to see if getting the whole family together for the holidays will rekindle relationships.
- You know how your relatives give you "that look" when they find out
it didn't work out with your most recent beau? These two avoid it by
faking it this holiday season.
Holiday Calendar, The
- This one is definitely on my list this year - a gal discovers her
antique advent calendar just might be predicting the future!
- I like how this one falls alphabetically right after Holiday Breakup -
a single gal hires someone to act as her boyfriend for her family
holidays. It's a plot I've seen before, and will always take an hour
and a half to watch! Holidays
- another collection of holiday themed horror shorts. There is just
one Christmas story on here, but, in general, if you like horror movies,
you should give this a try.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
- This is not the animated classic, it's the 2000 version with a
terrifyingly green Jim Carey, and it does attempt to address the
anti-consumerism themes of the original. Also, there is incredibly
catchy music and some fantastic hair styles.
Koala Brothers Outback Christmas, The
- I'm not familiar with the Koala Brothers - but it appears it's a
British show for the littles. It is some sort of adorable claymation
and I recommend it on that alone! Seriously - who doesn't want to watch
two koalas flying an airplane and tracking down their penguin friend in
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."
- If you love Christmas, or being a hopeless romantic, or Mariah Carey
songs, or a host of other things - you will love this modern day
Magic Snowflake - the Sequel to Santa's Apprentice. So - watch that one, and then decide if you're up for a second dose.
Mariah Carey's Merriest Christmas
- Say what you will about MC, she sure can belt out a Christmas tune.
This is a variety show with a bunch of other celebrities, singing, and a
reading of "Twas the Night Before Christmas."
Merry Kissmas - Magical kiss with a stranger! Alert! We have a magical kiss with a stranger!!
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.
Miracle on 34th Street
- This is the absolutely wonderful 1994 version of this holiday
classic. I love the original, and I really feel this remake stayed so
true to the message. It's wonderful, and you should show it to your
children to make sure it's a part of their childhoods.
Miss Me This Christmas -
To divorce or not to divorce? This film centers on a couple whose
divorce is meant to be final on Christmas day (which sounds like a
rather preposterous premise to me, but who am I to judge?)
- This looks like a digital flick for the youngest of the youngsters.
You've got wicked goblins, a certain jolly old elf who wears a red suit,
and his trusty mule. Sounds good (for the 5-7 crowd) to me!
Nutcracker, The - a beautiful performance of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker narrated by Kevin Kline. Worth a watch anytime.
Pee-wee's Playhouse: Christmas Special
- If you're ready for a trip down mid-1980s memory lane - this is the
special for you! If Pee-wee himself isn't enough to pull you in -
you've got Zsa Zsa Gabor, Frankie Avalon, Oprah, and even KD Lang to
join in the fun!
- with a name like that, it's not all that surprising that reviewers
say it takes a lot of "inspiration" from It's a Wonderful Life. If
those same reviewers are to be believed - this movie is absolutely
terrible, and not worth watching.
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!
Princess Switch, The
- This movie is ADORABLE! I watched it on the advice of a friend, and I
loved it. It stars Vanessa Hudgens as both the Princess and the Baker -
and is festive and cute and romantic.
Puppy Star Christmas
- I'm guessing Puppy Stars are a "thing" and if you, or your children,
are familiar with them - you're probably very excited to see them take
on a rival group.
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!!!
Santa's Apprentice - What DOES happen when a young orphan is picked to be Santa's successor? He becomes an apprentice of course!
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
Spirit of Christmas, The
- I've actually seen this one - I can't remember if it was on Lifetime
or the Hallmark Channel. This hardened woman goes to stay at an Inn to
sell it, but ends up meeting (and maybe falling in love!?) with a
handsome ghost from the past (an actual ghost, like "boo" not just a
ghost from her past).
Star, The - An animated version of the Nativity Story, starring a donkey.
Tree Man - a documentary about the people who cultivate the most cherished of holiday memories - Christmas Trees!
- Reviews are pretty much split - people either love or hate this dark
comedy - it's apparently very dirty and twisted, which means I'll
probably like it. This is the story of one awful brother making his
slightly less terrible sibling's holiday party a failure.
Very Murray Christmas, A
- If you love Bill Murray, and appreciate what an oddball he is - I
think you'd better put this on the agenda for running in the background
at this year's cookie baking party (which is exactly what I did last
year, and probably will do again in 2016).
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???
You Can't Fight Christmas - The money guy and the Christmas spirit filled decorator are going to clash - but are they ALSO going to fall in love?