Here are the best Christmas movies on Netflix for 2015. We’ll help you get into the holiday spirit without waiting for a classic to come on cable or half-watching a Hallmark Christmas re-run for the 7th time.
Not every great Christmas movie is on Netflix, but you can find several hidden gems that will help you enjoy a cozy night on the couch or relive a less stressful christmas while you are traveling.
This is our list of the best Christmas Movies on Netflix for December 2015. Netflix changes the movies it streams from time to time, but these should be here to stay for the holidays.
Best Christmas Movies on Netflix
You can stream these Christmas movies on Netflix anytime you are connected to the Internet. You cannot save them to watch offline later. If you plan to watch all of them on a smartphone while traveling you should make sure you have enough data on your plan so that free movies don’t make you spend $15 to $30 more on your cell phone bill. If you need to watch on a plane or without a connection, you can rent these and other movies on iTunes and other video rental stores.
- A Christmas Carol (1983) – This is the highest rated Christmas movie on Netflix, with a classic version of this timeless tale.
- The Nightmare Before Christmas – Tim Burton brings Christmas delight with Jack Skellington who kidnaps Santa Claus with a plan to deliver scarier gifts on Christmas morning.
- Ernest Saves Christmas – Enjoy the best Ernest movie since Ernest goes to camp. Watch as Ernest must save Christmas after Santa retires and leaves Ernest P. Worrell and an angry teen to convince the new Santa to take up the reins and save Christmas.
- Bad Santa – Not your classic Christmas movie, but an excellent option that you can’t miss. Watch as Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox and Bernie Mac plot a robbery of of big department stores in a mall. This is not a Christmas movie for kids.
- The Ref – Dennis Leary is a thief who kidnaps the wrong couple, including Kevin Spacey. He ends up playing Referee to a crumbling marriage instead of making off like a bandit.
- White Christmas – Bing Crosby and Danny Kay woo two sisters in this warmer than expected holiday favorite.
Netflix is missing some of our favorites like A Christmas Story, Die Hard, Home Alone, Rudolph, Elf and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, but there are still a few other movies that fall into the runner up for best Christmas movies on Netflix.
Funny Christmas Specials on Netflix
There are an array of holiday specials on Netflix. While you won’t find the Star Wars Christmas special, you can watch a collection of specials for Netflix and from other shows.
- A Very Murray Christmas – Bill Murray and Special Guests
- Bojack Horseman Christmas Special – Bojack wants nothing to do with Christmas.
- Trailer Park Boys: XMAS Special – A trip down memory lane, Christmas style.
- Pee-wee’s Playhouse: Christmas Special – An avalanche of stars as you teleport back to 1988.
- Trailer Park Boys: Live at the North Pole – Another Christmas special.
Romantic Christmas Movies on Netflix
If you love the ABC Family Christmas movies, this is the list for you, and it includes other comedies and romantic comedies.
- Love Actually
- Christmas With The Cranks
- 12 Dates of Christmas
- Dear Santa
- The Mistle-tones!
- A Christmas Kiss
- Holiday Engagement
Kid’s Christmas Movies on Netflix
If you are looking for the Best Christmas movies for kids on Netflix, here are the ones that catch our eye as fun, shorts that your kids can watch. Here is a list you’ll want to check out.
- Santa Paws
- Walt Disney Collection – Frozen Fever and More.
- Santa Paws 2
- Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
- Mickey’s Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mickey Mouse
- Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas
- Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year
- The Legend of Frosty the Snowman
- Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas
Netflix is $7.99 a month, but if you don’t have a subscription, you can start a free one-month trial that will let you watch these Christmas movies on Netflix and the other great moves and TV shows including big hits from the theaters and Netflix Originals like House of Cards, Orange is the New Black and Narcos.
If you can’t find your favorite in our list of the best Christmas movies on Netflix, you can use the Can I Stream It? service look for the cheapest place to rent or stream your favorite Christmas movies.
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