Big List of Christmas Movies on Netflix

Elf (2003)

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Buddy the Elf doesn’t feel like he fits in amongst the elves of the North Pole. But this Christmas, when he learns that he’s adopted, he journeys to New York to save his real father from the naughty list … and maybe spread a little Christmas cheer.



Rise of the Guardians (2012)

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In this animated adventure, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, the Sandman and Jack Frost come together to battle Pitch, a malicious spirit determined to take over the world and destroy the innocent beliefs and dreams of children.


How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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Dr. Seuss’s much-loved story about the real meaning of Christmas finally makes it to the big screen in live-action form, with Jim Carrey starring in the titular role of the green-faced villain who plots to rob Whoville of the holiday celebration. The Grinch has been an outcast all his life, but a dash of kindness from little Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen) and her family may be enough to melt his heart.


Polar Express (2004)

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A young boy’s faith in the holiday spirit is revived after he makes his way by train to the North Pole on Christmas Eve in this warm-hearted computer-animated tale inspired by Chris Van Allsburg’s award-winning children’s book.


The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

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The beloved Muppets put a musical twist on the Charles Dickens classic, as dedicated employee Bob Cratchit (played by Kermit) begs his boss, Ebenezer Scrooge, to give him a day off on Christmas.


A Princess for Christmas (2011)

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In this made-for-TV charmer, young Jules Daly — at the invitation of an estranged relative — travels with her orphaned niece and nephew to a castle in Europe for Christmas, where Jules unwittingly falls for a dashing prince.


The Mistle-tones! (2012)

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Blessed with a great singing voice, Holly auditions for a legendary Christmas group founded by her late mother. But when their leader gives the slot to a barely talented vocalist, Holly starts her own group and challenges their rivals to a sing-off.


Scrooged (1988)

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Cold-hearted TV exec Bill Murray is about to discover the true meaning of Christmas — the hard way. Director Richard Donner’s wild, woolly spin on Dickens’sĀ A Christmas CarolĀ sees Murray visited by three high-spirited spirits.


Jingle All The Way (1996)

Jingle all the way

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A desperate dad must match wits with a sleazy Santa, a stressed-out mailman and a horde of parents to procure a hot new toy on Christmas Eve. And since disappointing his son isn’t an option, he’s determined to get it by any means possible.


National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

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Hapless Clark, exasperated Ellen and their ever-changing kids take on Christmas in this holiday classic. As usual, all their good intentions can’t save them from disaster … or Cousin Eddie, whose surprise visit throws them into disarray.


White Christmas (1954)

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Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye play war buddies turned entertainers who fall for two sisters. The boys follow the girls to a resort owned by their former commanding officer, and he’s in danger of losing the place.


The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

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An angel arrives to help a bishop with the building of a new cathedral, but his advice has more to do with fixing the clergyman’s strained marriage. As the angel intervenes, the jealous bishop begins to see him as a rival for his job and his wife.


Home Alone (1990)

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Eight-year-old Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) set their sights on Kevin’s house, the plucky kid stands ready to defend his territory. By planting booby traps galore, adorably mischievous Kevin stands his ground as his frantic mother (Catherine O’Hara) attempts to race home.


Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

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In this smash sequel to the comedy classic, Kevin McCallister accidentally flies to New York instead of accompanying his family to Florida. Alone in Manhattan, Kevin gets a hotel room and foils his old nemeses’ plans to rob a toy store.


Home Alone 3 (1997)

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The third installment in this popular comedy series finds young Alex Pruitt home alone with the chicken pox and a toy car that contains a stolen computer microchip, which some bumbling spies are desperate to get back.


The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning.


The Santa Clause 2 (2002)

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After learning his contract contains a clause requiring him to take a wife by Christmas Eve, Scott Calvin — aka Santa Claus — leaves a robotic version of Kris Kringle in charge at the North Pole and sets off to find a spouse.


The Santa Clause 3 (The Escape Clause) (2006)

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Tim Allen stars in the third installment of his Santa Clause franchise, which finds Scott Calvin (Allen) — alias Santa — trying to balance the birth of a new baby Claus with threats from evil Jack Frost (Martin Short), who’s scheming to take over the Christmas holiday. The film features most of the original cast (including a now-adult Eric Lloyd) and adds new faces to the mix such as Ann-Margret and Alan Arkin, who play Scott’s in-laws.


Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure (2011)

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Lovable, oversized Saint Bernard Beethoven sets out to save the holidays when a wayward elf crashes Santa’s sleigh and loses his bag of toys to thieves. Can Beethoven find the bag and get the sleigh back in time for Santa’s annual delivery?


A Christmas Carol (2009)

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Jim Carrey morphs his voice into that of miserable miser Ebenezer Scrooge in this computer-animated adaption of Charles Dickens’s iconic holiday tale about the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come. When confronted with Tiny Tim’s suffering — as well as his own mortality — Scrooge learns the power of opening his heart. Robert Zemeckis directs a star-studded cast featuring Colin Firth, Robin Wright Penn, Bob Hoskins and Gary Oldman.


The Nutcracker: The Untold Story (2010)

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Young Mary receives a nutcracker for Christmas and enters a fabulous world of adventure. Actually a prince transformed by the evil Rat King, the nutcracker takes Mary to his magical kingdom, where they befriend lively toys and battle rodent invaders.


Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

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A break from the frenetic activity of Christmas is what Luther Krank and his wife have in mind when they decide to skip the holiday, nixing the tree and the rooftop Frosty. But can they handle the fallout from their crestfallen family and neighbors?


Love Actually (2003)

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Writer-director Richard Curtis’s charming treatise on romance and relationships is an all-star ensemble comedy that tells 10 separate (but intertwining) London love stories, leading up to a spirited climax on Christmas Eve. One of the threads follows the newly installed Prime Minister (Hugh Grant), who, on his first day in 10 Downing Street, falls in love with the luminous girl (Martine McCutcheon) who brings him his tea.


Eight Crazy Nights (2002)

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As the holidays descend on the town of Dukesberry, surly Davey Stone’s drunken antics land him in trouble with the law. When he’s given a chance to redeem himself as an assistant referee for a teen basketball league, will he get into the spirit?


Dear Santa (2011)

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When she finds a letter mailed to Santa by a little girl asking for a new wife for her daddy for Christmas, twentysomething Crystal sets out to find the man and his charming daughter, hoping to make the girl’s wish come true.


All I Want for Christmas (1999)

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The only thing that siblings Hallie and Ethan are hoping they get for Christmas is the reconciliation of their divorced parents, and they’re convinced that all it will take is getting Mom and Dad in the same room at the same time.


Jack Frost (1998)

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In this heartwarming family movie, rock musician dad Jack Frost gets another shot at family time when he’s reincarnated as a jolly snowman the Christmas after his tragic death in a car crash.


One Magic Christmas (1985)

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A young mother, disillusioned with Christmas, finds its approach one more pressure to an already stress-filled existence. But her spirit of hope and Christmas is rekindled through a miraculous yuletide experience.


The Heart of Christmas (2011)

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Austin and Julie Locke are devastated when they learn that their young son, Dax, has been diagnosed with cancer. But with courage, determination and faith, they decide to give Dax one last Christmas — even if it has to be in October.


How About You (2007)

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When the manager of a retirement home in the Irish countryside asks her younger sister, Ellie (Hayley Atwell), to run the facility during the holidays, four mischievous residents take advantage of the power vacuum and turn the place upside down. As Ellie learns to take charge, the residents also come to terms with their own troubles. Anthony Byrne directs this heartwarming comedy-drama co-starring Joss Ackland and Vanessa Redgrave.


Surviving Christmas (2003)

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When his girlfriend dumps him and he’s facing spending Christmas alone, Drew (Ben Affleck) returns to his childhood home to recapture the magic and idyll of his past. Unfortunately, his family moved away, but Drew’s determined to spend Christmas there anyway. So he convinces the current occupants (headed by James Gandolfini and Catherine O’Hara) to stand in for his own family, which they agree to when he offers them a large sum of money.


12 Dates of Christmas (2011)

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Unwillingly set up on a blind date with handsome Miles on Christmas Eve, Kate gets 12 chances to relive the date over and over again until she sets things right. At first reluctant to give Miles a shot, Kate learns acceptance from a holiday miracle.


All I Want for Christmas (2007)

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When all her son, Jesse, wants for Christmas is a new father, Sarah half-heartedly agrees to go out with several different men. But it looks like a bleak holiday when Jesse warms up to one potential new dad — and Sarah falls for a different one.


Santa Clause: The Movie (1985)

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This is the delightful story of a master toymaker who discovers a magical kingdom of elves at the North Pole. There he is entrusted with special powers. But one of his elves goes to work for a greedy toy baron who wants to put Santa out of business.


Christmas Angel (2012)

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While writing an assignment for school about Christmas wishes, Olivia Mead begins to notice strange things happening around her. As her wishes start to come true, she becomes convinced that they are miracles linked to a woman she thinks is an angel.


Crazy for Christmas (2005)

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A single mother is forced to chauffeur a wealthy man around town on Christmas Eve while he gives away cash to strangers. When a reporter pursues the story, a new romance blossoms and the single mother learns the true meaning of Christmas.


The Christmas Bunny (2010)

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The holiday spirit warms forlorn hearts in this touching family drama about Julia, a young foster child who finds a wounded rabbit on Christmas Eve and takes it to the Bunny Lady, a lonely woman who runs an animal shelter on her farm.


A Golden Christmas (2010)

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With a golden dog by their side, a boy and girl bury a time capsule after a magical summer together. Years later, they meet again and must discover their common past before they turn each other’s lives upside down. Can a golden dog lead them home?


The Search for Santa Paws (2010)

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In this prequel to Disney’s holiday hit Santa Buddies, Santa Claus and puppy Paws become best friends as they team up to spread the spirit of Christmas in New York City. But when Santa’s memory fades, it’s Paws who must save the holiday.


Call Me Claus (2001)

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After discovering that the Santa Claus she hired is the real deal, cynical television producer Lucy Cullins finds herself chosen to be his replacement when St. Nick faces mandatory retirement in this made-for-TV seasonal charmer.


Good Luck Charlie: It’s Christmas

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It’s a holiday adventure the Duncans won’t soon forget as Teddy and Amy get separated from the family upon their flight to Palm Springs, and soon learn that the next flight isn’t scheduled until after Christmas.


Holiday in Handcuffs (2007)

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When her boyfriend dumps her just before the holidays, aspiring artist Trudie desperately kidnaps a handsome stranger named David. Intending to present him as her new boyfriend at Christmas, she finds instead a genuine bond forming with her victim.


Snowglobe (2007)

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Angela finds a mystical snow globe that transports her into an idyllic Christmas winter wonderland. But, when her two worlds unexpectedly collide, Angela has to make a choice about what really defines her perfect Christmas.


Santa Baby 2 (2009)

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Jenny McCarthy reprises her role as Santa Claus’s daughter, Mary, in this festive sequel. When Santa (Paul Sorvino) wearies of his challenging job, he taps Mary as his successor. But she is reluctant to give up her life and business in New York. In addition, Mary is conflicted about committing to her North Pole boyfriend, Luke (Dean McDermott). All the while, a double-crossing elf (Kelly Stables) plots to steal control over Christmas.


Nutcracker: The Motion Picture (1986)

Nutcracker : The Motion Picture

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In the spirit of the original fairy tale, this adaptation of E.T.A. Hoffmann’s “Nutcracker” alchemizes Tchaikovsky’s score, Maurice Sendak’s costumes and production, and Pacific Northwest Ballet’s dancing into a memorable masterwork. At the story’s center are young Clara, the nutcracker she receives for Christmas, and the fantastical creatures that come alive when all but Clara have gone to bed for the night.

 

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