The Best Christmas Movies On Netflix For Kids, Adults, And Everyone In Between

Many of the best movies on Netflix are perfect for Christmas and the holiday season. Not all of the Christmas movies on Netflix are of high-quality, but the films on this list are those that are ranked favorably by subscribers or critics. Some of the titles are geared towards children, and others are strictly for adults, but they are all focused on the holidays.

Just Friends(PG-13)

In one of the best romantic comedies on Netflix, Just Friends stars Amy Smart and Ryan Reynolds.

Dutch(PG-13)

Ed O’Neill plays Dutch, a man who agrees to drive his girlfriend’s 13-year-old son to Chicago for Thanksgiving. Though this movie isn’t popular among critics, Netflix subscribers have rated it four out of five stars.

Ernest Saves Christmas(PG)

The ’80s featured many pop culture icons like The Brat Pack, Hulk Hogan, Tom Cruise, and some would even say the character of Ernest P. Worrell. Know what I mean, Vern?

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The Mickey Mouse Collection (G)

Mickey Mouse has entertained children of all ages for decades, and Netflix has three movies for the holiday featuring the lovable mouse: Mickey’s Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mickey Mouse, Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas, and the highly anticipated sequel, Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas.

Saving Santa(G)

It’s up to an unlikely hero to save Santa in this animated tale.

Christmas with the Kranks(PG)

Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Dan Aykroyd star in one of the most popular Christmas movies on Netflix.

White Christmas(G)

This selection is perfect for Netflix subscribers who love musicals or Bing Crosby.

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Get Santa(PG)

If you have ever wondered what would happen if Santa got arrested for trespassing, then this is the film for you.

Happy Christmas(R)

Though this has only received two stars from subscribers, most critics loved this film starring Anna Kendrick. IMDB provides the synopsis for one of the best movies on Netflix for Christmas.

“After a break up, Jenny moves in with writer Kelly, her filmmaker husband, and their child. Despite a rocky start, Jenny’s influence helps Kelly realize that an evolution in her life, career, and relationship is necessary for her happiness.”

The Ref(R)

In one of the funniest movies on Netflix, Dennis Leary plays a burglar who holds a dysfunctional couple (Kevin Spacey and Judy Davis) hostage during the holidays.

Love Actually(R)

This film is a collection of interweaving love stories centered on Christmas, and it features an all-star cast of Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Keira Knightley, and Billy Bob Thornton.

Miracle on 34th Street(PG)

This remake of the classic tale continues to win over the hearts of audiences.

Noel(PG)

Penelope Cruz and the late Paul Walker star in this movie about five New Yorkers who are spending Christmas alone. This film captures the essence of the holiday spirit.

Holidays(NR)

Perfect for fans of horror movies, this anthology is centered on eight holidays, including Christmas. Though this movie is not rated, it is definitely not for children.

Scrooged(PG-13)

This hilarious comedy is a favorite among adults and older kids, and Rotten Tomatoes describes why this is one of the best Christmas movies on Netflix.

“A darkly comic and surreal contemporization of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, this effects-heavy Bill Murray holiday vehicle from 1988 sees the former SNL funnyman assuming the role of television executive Frank Cross, the meanest and most depraved man on earth.”

A Very Murray Christmas

For those craving more Murray, this Netflix original special is hosted by Bill and features appearances by George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, Amy Poehler, Michael Cera, and many more.


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From Just Friends to Scrooged, some of the best movies on Netflix are perfect for Christmas.

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