Netflix Original Christmas Movies Coming in 2018

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Netflix is stepping up its game for Christmas 2018 with already a suite of brand new movies and TV series that will get you ready for the festive season. Here’s a look at the Netflix Original Christmas movies on the way to Netflix in 2018.

This year, the big Disney Christmas movie is also expected to come to Netflix but won’t be until mid-2019 until it actually comes to the service. We’ll include it but be aware, you won’t be streaming it this Christmas.

The Holiday Calendar

Release Date: November 2nd

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This feel-good movie sees Kat Graham, Quincy Brown, and Ethan Peck uncovering the magic of Christmas with a magical holiday calendar. The magical calendar grants a new gift each day which seemingly predicts the future for a young struggling photographer.

Bradley Walse is directing with Amyn Kaderali writing.


The Princess Switch

Release Date: November 16th

This upcoming Christmas shares a lot with A Christmas Prince on Netflix. The movie which stars Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio, Mark Fleischmann and Susanne Braun will see a princess swap places with a commoner from Chicago. Both fall in love while in each other’s bodies.

No trailer has been released for the movie just yet.


A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding

Release Date: November 30th

The Royal Wedding represents the first ever sequel to a Netflix Christmas movie. The first movie released just last year and while it didn’t score too well with the critics, it was no doubt a rating success for Netflix.

Expect the sequel to be a giant spectacle as we’ll see the preparation and actual wedding of the two main characters.

Rose McIver and Ben Lamb return to their reprise their roles but the director has been swapped out with John Schultz taking the role.


The Christmas Chronicles

Release Date: November 22nd

Have you been longing for a Christmas movie with Kurt Russell at the helm playing the big man himself? Then you’re in luck, The Christmas Chronicles will fulfil that dream. This is undoubtedly Netflix’s big movie for Christmas this year suitable for all the kids.

The movie is about two kids plan to catch Santa in the act with a video camera but end up joining Santa on his deliveries instead. The movie shares writing and directing credits with the team behind Home Alone and Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone so get geared up for another holiday classic.


Watership Down (Season 1)

Release Date: December 25th

Although this isn’t a Christmas movie per se, this is a series that Netflix will be releasing on Christmas day. It’s set to adapt and modernize the 1978 movie of the same name which itself is an adaptation of the book. Reports say that the series won’t be a brutal as the first movie and adapted more for kids in the 21st century.

We don’t know too much about the series other than it’ll be four parts and of course, is releasing on Christmas day.

There’s your first look at some of the Christmas goodies heading our way in 2018. We’ll keep this article updated should anymore be announced over the coming months.

Kasey Moore

Kasey Moore is the founder and editor-in-chief of What's on Netflix. Kasey launched the site in 2013 after growing frustration with finding content on Netflix. He has an in depth understanding of the release cycles for Netflix and has developed tools to make navigating Netflix easier. Resides in Norwich in the UK.