The Full & Best List of Christmas Movies on Netflix US in 2018

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“It’s beginning to look alike Christmas, everywhere you go,” with only ONE more week till Christmas have you had the time to sit down and enjoy some Christmas films with the family? We have the full list of all the Christmas films and TV Specials to be enjoyed on Netflix! Not to mention we have specially selected the best of the bunch as well. Let’s take a look at the full list and best of Christmas 2018.

Please Note: The Following titles have been taken from the US Netflix.

Here we have the full list of all the Christmas films listed on Netflix. To help you decide on what to watch we’ve ranked them by IMDb score!

Title Genre IMDb Score
Super Monsters And The Wish Star Family N/A
Santa Claws Family 3
48 Christmas Wishes Family 4.1
Miss Me This Christmas Romance 4.2
Christmas Wedding Planner Romance 4.3
You Can’t Fight Christmas Comedy 4.4
Christmas Ranch Family 4.5
All American Christmas Carol Comedy 4.6
Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure Comedy 4.6
Mariah Carey’s Merriest Christmas Musical 4.6
Holiday Baggage Drama 4.8
Rodeo & Juliet Romance 4.8
Believe Drama 4.9
Puppy Star Christmas Family 4.9
Santa Buddies Family 4.9
Christmas With a View Romance 5.1
Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups Family 5.1
Christmas Crush Musical 5.1
A Dogwalker’s Christmas Tale Comedy 5.2
Pottersville Comedy 5.3
The Koala Brothers Family 5.3
A Christmas Star Family 5.4
Benji’s Very Own Christmas Story Family 5.4
The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas! Family 5.4
Merry Kissmas Comedy 5.5
Pettersson And Findus 2 Family 5.5
A Very Murray Christmas Netflix Original Comedy 5.5
How Sarah Got Her Wings Drama 5.6
The Christmas Project Family 5.6
El Camino Christmas Netflix Original Comedy 5.6
A Christmas Prince Romance 5.7
Christmas Inheritance Netflix Original Comedy 5.7
The Holiday Calender Netflix Original Romance 5.7
Abominable Christmas Family 5.8
Angels in the Snow Family 5.8
The Nutcracker Musical 5.8
A Holiday Engagement Romance 6
The Princess Switch Netflix Original Romance 6
How The Grinch Stole Christmas Comedy 6.1
Get Santa Comedy 6.2
The Christmas Candles Family 6.2
The Magic Snowflake Family 6.4
Christmas in the Smokies Romance 6.5
Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas Family 6.5
Dear Santa Drama 6.5
Santa’s Apprentice Family 6.5
The Spirit of Christmas Romance 6.5
Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas Family 6.6
Tree Man Documentary 6.6
Mickey’s Magical Christmas Family 6.8
Bad Santa Comedy 7.1
Angela’s Christmas Netflix Original Family 7.2
Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas Family 7.2
The Christmas Chronicles Netflix Original Family 7.2
Love Actually Comedy 7.6
White Christmas Musical 7.6


The Spirit of Christmas

Director: David Jackson
Cast: Thomas Beaudoin, Jen Liley, Kati Salowsky, Robert Walsh, Steven A. Miller
Release Date: November 28th, 2015
IMDb Score: 6.5/10

The Spirit Of Christmas Top 10 Christmas Films On Netflix

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me a handsome ghost that won’t sell his property. While the plot of the film may have sounded silly to some if you’re watching a Christmas film you’re usually watching it for those feel-good moments.

Lawyer Kate falls in love a spirit that only takes the form of a human in the 12 days before Christmas.

Bad Santa

Director: Terry Zwigoff
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Brett Kelly, Tony Cox, Lauren Graham, Bernie Mac
Release Date: November 26th, 2003
IMDb Score: 7.1/10

Bad Santa Top 10 Christmas Films On Netflix

Not your usual family-friendly holiday film (No, seriously this is not meant for kids!) Bad Santa is a dark-comedic take on the holiday season. With some of the high profile films Billy Bob Thornton has starred in, it’s amazing to think how Bad Santa is one of his most iconic roles to date.

Santa and Elf pair Willie T. Stokes and Marcus reunite during the holiday season to pull their seasonal holiday con. Posing as the Mall Santa and Elf, they rip off all the shopping outlets on Christmas Eve night. This year though is especially hard on Willie as he’s become a depressed alcoholic and is tearing himself apart. But when he befriends a young child it soon brings out a kinder side, which makes Willie wonder if there is still hope for him yet.

A Christmas Prince Netflix Original

Director: Alex Zamm
Cast: Ben Lamb, Rose McIver, Honor Kneafsey, Alice Krige, Daniel Fathers
Release Date: November 17th, 2017
IMDb Score: 5.7/10

A Christmas Prince Top 10 Christmas Films On Netflix

Throw in a pinch of Disney and a touch of Hallmark and you get Netflix’s A Christmas Prince. Starring popular iZombie actress Rose McIver and Divergent star Ben Lamb, many fans have expressed their love for the film and how it touches upon the true meaning of Christmas.

Aspiring journalist Amber is sent to the nation of Aldovia to get the inside scoop on Prince Richard. Finding herself going undercover in the royal household, as she gets to learn more about Richard and his family without realizing it she starts to fall in love with the Prince.

Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas

Director: Matthew O’Callaghen, Carole Holliday, Theresa Cullen
Cast: Wayne Allwine, Jim Cummings, Tress MacNeille, Russi Taylor, Bill Farmer
Release Date: November 9th, 2004
IMDb Score: 6.6/10

Mickeys Twice Upon A Christmas Top 10 Christmas Films On Netflix

Maybe these were a sign of things to come when it came to computer animation for Disney. While the second Christmas special isn’t as beloved as the very first, it is still enjoyable none the less and who doesn’t love to see more of Micky and friends!?

Set across 5 Christmas tales we see Donald’s nephews Huey, Dewey and Louie travel to the North Pole to try and take their names off the naughty list. Minnie Mouse and Daisy Duck’s friendship is put to the test as the pair competes against each other in the local Ice Skating competition. Poor Pluto runs away from home after he ruins all of Mickey’s Christmas decorations!

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding Netflix Original

Director: John Schultz
Cast: Ben Lamb, Rose McIver, Alice Krige, Katarina Cas, Sarah Douglas
Release Date: November 30th, 2018
IMDb Score: 5.1

A Christmas Prince The Royal Wedding Top 10 Christmas Films On Netflix

The Sequel to Netflix’s 2017 A Christmas Prince has been well met by fans. While the film hasn’t sat well with critics, these days not many titles and Netflix will be laughing hohoho as many millions of their subscribers both young and old have been enjoying the sequel since its release.

It’s been a year since Amber helped her fiancee, Prince Richard, secure the crown of Aldovia. With the plans for the royal wedding in full motion, it is all thrown into chaos after Amber begins to second guess herself on her ability to be a good Queen

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas

Directors: Jun Falkenstein, Alex Mann, Bradley Raymond, Bill Speers, George Evelyn
Cast: Wayne Allwine, Kelsey Grammer, Tony Anselmo, Russi Taylor, Jim Cummings
Release Date: November 9th, 1999
IMDb Score: 7.2/10

Mickeys Once Upon A Christmas Top 10 Films On Netflix

Over the years we’ve seen a lot of Disney Christmas tales but not many have the same warmth that Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas has. It’s astounding to think the animated Christmas special is almost 20 years old now!

Micky and friends tell 3 Christmas tales filled with love, warmth, happiness and the importance of family and the true spirit of Christmas.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Director: Ron Howard
Cast: Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Josh Ryan Evans, Christine Baranski, Bryce Dallas Howard
Release Date: November 8th, 2000
IMDb Score: 6.1/10

How The Grinch Stole Christmas Top 10 Christmas Films On Netflix

Love him or hate him Jim Carrey’s portrayal of the Grinch will always be remembered as one of the best on-screen portrayals for any fictional character. The film has been enjoyed by those of all ages and even 18 years after its release the film is still a must watch during the holiday season.

There is nothing more the Who’s of Whoville love more than Christmas. But the only thing the Grinch detests more than Who’s is Christmas itself! Tired of the Who’s over the top and zealous celebration of Christmas, the Grinch has a plan to take it all away and steal Christmas from the Who’s! Standing in his way is Cindy Lou Who, a young Whovian is unafraid and sympathetic to the Grinch. It’s her hope this Christmas that everyone sets aside their prejudice of the Grinch and invite him to celebrate in Christmas cheer.

The Christmas Chronicles Netflix Original

Director: Clay Kaytis
Cast: Kurt Russel, Oliver Hudson, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Judah Lewis, Darby Camp
Release Date: November 22nd, 2018
IMDb Score: 7.3/10

The Christmas Chronicles Top 10 Christmas Films On Netflix

The quality of Christmas films have dipped in recent years and not many will ever go on to become a Christmas classic. But with the release of the Netflix Original The Christmas Chronicles, we may have just bore witness to a film that will still be enjoyed by many for years to come.

Brother Teddy and Sister Kate Pierce scheme to capture Santa Clause on Christmas Eve. After the plan goes disastrously wrong, the sibling pair must help Santa Clause and his elves save Christmas.

White Christmas

Director: Michael Curtiz
Cast: Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen, Danny Kaye, Dean Jagger, Mary Wickes
Release Date: January 1st, 1954
IMDb Score: 7.6/10

White Christmas Top 10 Christmas Films On Netflix

“I’m dreaming of a white Christmas,” Immortalised in Christmas lore, Bing Crosby’s White Christmas has been a staple piece of music since his first performance back in 1941. Crosby’s performance of the song in another festive classic Holiday Inn is nothing short of iconic. 13 years later the song would be adapted into its own Christmas tale that has been enjoyed by millions for over 60 years.

After joining the sister act of Betty and Judy Haynes, performers Bob and Phil run into their old commanding officer General Waverly from WW2. The quartet learns that the country inn they are performing at has gone into financial difficulty. In an effort to help their old friend, they bring upon a Christmas miracle by putting on the best musical extravaganza the Inn has ever seen.

Love Actually

Director: Richard Curtis
Cast: Keira Knightly, Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Andrew Lincoln, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Bill Nighy, Alan Rickman, Rowan Atkinson
Release Date: November 6th, 2003
IMDb Score: 7.6/10

Love Actually Top 10 Christmas Films On Netflix 1

The beloved British-Christmas classic tells the tale of family, love, and heartbreak across multiple woven and interconnecting stories set around the holiday season. With an all-star cast that includes Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, and Alan Rickman, the Christmas tale has not failed to entertain audiences for over 15 years.

What Christmas films have you been watching on Netflix? Let us know in the comments below!

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.