It’s that time of year. Christmas is here and since it falls on the weekend there will be plenty of time to gather around the television for some holiday classics.
With so many to choose from, finding the right Christmas movie over the weekend could prove to be a daunting task that would ruin your holiday spirit, so there has to be a way to sort through the thousands of titles available, right?
Well, that’s why we are here to help.
What are the 10 best Christmas movies currently streaming on Netflix? Let’s take a look.
10. Saving Santa (2013)
Synopsis: A lowly stable elf finds that he is the only one who can stop an invasion of the North Pole by using the secret of Santa’s Sleigh, a TimeGlobe, to travel back in time to Save Santa – twice. (IMDB)
9. The Legend Of Frosty The Snowman (1953)
This is one that will never get old, and the kids will love it.
Synopsis: Frosty the Snowman goes where he is needed most, and the town of Evergreen sure needs a visit. Mr. Tinkerton, the mayor, runs a tight ship, and there’s no room for talk of magic or any other such nonsense. But, when Frosty the Snowman blows through town, he shows the town’s children that magic is real. Tickerton’s sons, Charlie and Tommy, along with their friends Sarah and Walter, want to spread the word about Frosty’s fun-loving, magical antics but meets resistance from Evergreen Elementary’s dastardly principal Hank Pankley. In the end, good wins out, and all the citizens of Evergreen happily learn that magic is real and fun is for everyone! (IMDB)
8. Christmas With The Kranks (2004)
Synopsis: The battle of wits between the Kranks and their neighbors quickly escalates, threatening the harmony of the community and, yes, the spirit of Christmas itself. Then, without warning, Luther and Nora get a call from Blair. She is coming home for Christmas after all and now the Kranks have less than twenty-four hours to get themselves and all the families on Hemlock Street back in the proper Christmas spirit. (IMDB)
7. A Very Murray Christmas (2015)
A star-studded cast and plenty of Christmas carols.
Synopsis: Murray, playing himself, trying to avoid a Hollywood figure who wants to represent the actor, who famously forgoes having a manager or agent. And somewhere in there will be rooms for Christmas carols to be sung by the actors (everyone is playing themselves) and probably more bits and pieces of holiday cheer. (IMDB)
6. Scrooged (1988)
How did Billy Murray land so many Christmas roles?
Synopsis: Murray plays Frank Cross, a ruthless TV executive confronted with the slapstick ghosts of Christmas past, present and future. Will a night of zonked-out horror convince the heartless Frank to change his ways?
5. White Christmas (1954)
Another classic that will forever live on.
Synopsis: A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general. (IMDB)
4. The Santa Clause (1994)
Synopsis: Divorced dad Scott (Tim Allen) has custody of his son (Eric Lloyd) on Christmas Eve. After he accidentally kills a man in a Santa suit, they are magically transported to the North Pole, where an elf explains that Scott must take Santa’s place before the next Christmas arrives. Scott thinks he’s dreaming, but over the next several months he gains weight and grows an inexplicably white beard. Maybe that night at the North Pole wasn’t a dream after all — and maybe Scott has a lot of work to do.
3. Love Actually (2003)
A romantic comedy that everyone can enjoy.
Synopsis: Nine intertwined stories examine the complexities of the one emotion that connects us all: love. Among the characters explored are David (Hugh Grant), the handsome newly elected British prime minister who falls for a young junior staffer (Martine McCutcheon), Sarah (Laura Linney), a graphic designer whose devotion to her mentally ill brother complicates her love life, and Harry (Alan Rickman), a married man tempted by his attractive new secretary.
2. Get Santa (2014)
A little British humor never hurt anyone.
Synopsis: After crashing his sleigh, Santa Claus (Jim Broadbent) asks a father (Rafe Spall) and son (Kit Connor) for help to round up his reindeer and return home.
1. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
You can never mess with a classic.
Synopsis: When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing. (IMDB)