The Best Christmas Movies On Netflix & On Demand That Are A Must-Watch This December 2016

December is finally here, which means Christmas 2016 is just around the corner, and some of the best Christmas movies are playing On Demand (pay-per-view or free movies) and on Netflix to help get you get in the festive mood. Netflix and On Demand offer a great selection of Christmas movies for both kids and adults. So light up the fire, get the eggnog ready, and enjoy these holiday favorites.

Get Santa

Everyone knew it was only a matter of time before Santa got arrested, and this film shows you what happens. This is one of the best Christmas movies on Netflix that the whole family can enjoy.

Bad Santa

If you have a Grinch in your life this Christmas, then Bad Santa is the film for them. This is one of the funniest movies for the holidays, and that Grinch of yours may finally get into the Christmas spirit. You can watch Bad Santa On Demand.

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The Night Before

This is quickly becoming a modern addition to the staples of Christmas movies worth revisiting. Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt star in this film about a group of lifelong long friends who reunite to search for the biggest Christmas party in New York. You can checkout all of the debauchery On Demand.

Just Friends

This is perfect for those looking for some romance with their Christmas movies, but want to laugh at some ridiculous comedy as well. Plus, you get to see Santa be set on fire. You can watch Ryan Reynolds and Amy Smart charm the screen on Netflix.

Die Hard

This is perfect for the couple where one partner wants a Christmas movie, and the other one doesn’t. You can watch all of the action and ’80s nostalgia On Demand. After all, it’s not Christmas until Bruce Willis says, “Welcome to the party pal.”

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

The Vacation movies are legendary in ’80s comedies, and this one is perfect for Christmas 2016. Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, and Randy Quaid are hilarious as usual, and you can witness the ridiculousness of it all On Demand.

Love Actually

If you prefer your romance in Christmas movies to not be as silly as Just Friends, then Love Actually may be the rom-com you are looking for. After all, the movie was billed as “the ultimate romantic comedy.” You can watch the love unravel on Netflix.


Though there are horror elements to this classic film, it is still regarded as one of the best Christmas movies of all-time. If you forget what happens when you feed the adorable creatures after midnight, or get water on them, then you can revisit this gem On Demand.


Five New Yorkers discover a new meaning of Christmas Day in this film by Chazz Palminteri. You can watch Susan Sarandon, Paul Walker, Penelope Cruz, Alan Arkin, and the late Robin Williams in one of the best Christmas movies on Netflix.

Home Alone

This is regarded as one of the best Christmas movies of all-time, and it’s a selection that the entire family will enjoy. You can watch Kevin build a fortress against intruders and all the slapstick comedy On Demand.


Rarely do family movies make kids laugh as much as the adults—this is one of those movies. If you are having issues getting into the Christmas spirit, then Will Ferrell as a man-child may do the trick for you. The film received an 84 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, and the site’s Critics Consensus describes why this is one of the best Christmas movies On Demand.

“A movie full of Yuletide cheer, Elf is a spirited, good-natured family comedy, and it benefits greatly from Will Ferrell’s funny and charming performance as one of Santa’s biggest helpers.”

The Santa Clause

If you have ever wondered what would happen if a normal guy had to takeover for Santa during Christmas, then this is the movie for you. You can watch Tim Allen save Christmas On Demand.


What’s better than Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol? Bill Murray as Scrooge in this updated take on the classic tale. This is one of the best Christmas movies on Netflix, and many consider it one of the best Christmas movies of all-time.

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A Very Murray Christmas

This Netflix original special is perfect for those who can’t get enough Murray with their Christmas movies.

It’s a Wonderful Life

A list of must-watch Christmas movies wouldn’t be complete without this James Stewart classic. The film was made 70 years ago, and many people still regard it as the greatest Christmas movie of all-time. You can watch the magic On Demand, and how “every time you hear a bell ring, it means that some angel’s just got his wings.”


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