The holiday season is a fun time to spend with loved ones, and Christmas films are a fun way for families everywhere to get themselves into the holiday spirit each year. These types of movies can range from heartwarming and touching tales of love and hope to stories of love and romance centered in the setting of Christmastime. Below, you can find a list of the 7 best Christmas movies on Netflix so that you and your loved ones can get bundled up with a mug of hot cocoa by the fire this Christmas season and enjoy a movie together.
7. Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
|Release Date on Netflix||October 1, 2014|
|Director||John R. Cherry III|
|Runtime||1 hour 35 minutes|
|IMDb Rating||5.5 out of 10|
|Rotten Tomatoes Score||38%|
|Streaming on||Netflix Bermuda
currently not available on Netflix US
Santa Claus, played by Douglas Seale, is looking for a new successor. He comes to realize that a taxi driver named Ernest P. Worrell is perfect for the job. While traveling to Florida, Santa winds up in trouble that he did not expect. It becomes clear that it is now the responsibility of Ernest and a teenage girl named Harmony to help Santa on his mission lest they jeopardize the future of Christmas.
- While filming Ernest Saves Christmas, the production crew wound up in trouble as they reindeer began to shed their antlers. They had to find replacement antlers for this reason.
- This was the only “Ernest” film that did not have a villain.
6. Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
|Release Date on Netflix||July 26, 2014|
|Runtime||1 hour 39 minutes|
|IMDb Rating||5.2 out of 10|
|Rotten Tomatoes Score||5%|
|Streaming on||Netflix Argentina, Netflix Brazil, Netflix Germany, Netflix Spain, and Netflix Netherlands|
Christmas with the Kranks follows the story of the Krank family who opts to skip Christmas altogether until their daughter, who has gone away, decides to come back home. This causes chaos when they realize that they have to celebrate Christmas at the very last minute. Although it’s not the best Christmas movie on Netflix, it will definitely take you back to a simpler time and entertain.
- While filming Christmas with the Kranks, it was said that the crew and the cast had somehow ingested more than 10 pounds of fake snow.
- The expensive $75 tree that was purchased from the scouts is seen not tied to the car once Luther gets to his home.
5. White Christmas (1954)
|Release Date on Netflix||July 15, 2012|
|IMDb Rating||8.0 out of 10|
|Rotten Tomatoes Score||77%|
|MPAA Rating||Not Rated|
|Streaming on||Netflix United States, Netflix Australia|
White Christmas is a tale of a popular and successful song and dance team that becomes involved romantically with a sister act. These two groups work together to help save a Vermont inn which is failing and belongs to their former commanding general. Even though an oldie, this is another one of the best Christmas movies on Netflix.
- Rosemary Clooney reported that the midnight snack where Bob Wallace details his theory about which foods cause which types of dreams was improvised almost entirely.
- This was the year 1954’s most successful movie.
4. Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
|Release Date on Netflix||December 4, 2012|
|Runtime||1 hour 16 minutes|
|IMDb Rating||8.0 out of 10|
|Rotten Tomatoes Score||94%|
|Streaming on||Netflix United States, Netflix Argentina, Netflix Brazil, Netflix Germany|
With high ratings on Rotten Tomatoes and making number three on their list of the Best Christmas movies, the Nightmare Before Christmas is a story about the King of Halloween Town, Jack Skellington, who stumbles across Christmas Town. He attempts to bring Christmas to Halloween Town but only ends up causing confusion. It’s one of the best Christmas movies on Netflix according to IMDb and RottenTomatoes.
- The character Oogie Boogie was supposed to originally be Dr. Finklestein but in disguise, yet this made Tim Burton so angry that he actually kicked a hole in the wall.
- To make this movie, it took around 100 different people three years to get it finished. One second of the film meant making up to 12 impressive stop-motion moves.
- Patrick Stewart was the one to do the original introduction for the Nightmare Before Christmas. This introduction can be heard by listening to the film’s soundtrack.
Recommended read: Do you remember the Grinch? Check out the availability of How the Grinch Stole Christmas on Netflix!