Top Holiday Specials Streaming on Netflix

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Happy holidays, Netflixers! We’ve taken the time to collect a few holiday specials we think you’ll enjoy.

One of the best parts of the season is taking the time to get cozy and curl up in front of the TV. You’re stressed from wrapping presents, preparing recipes, and running all those last minute errands. Did I mention there’s also a full moon for Christmas this year? If that isn’t an excuse to take some time for yourself I don’t know what is. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of the holiday season with one of these holiday specials.

BoJack Horseman Christmas Special

BoJack Horseman Christmas Special

The hit show BoJack Horseman is about a down on his luck, alcoholic, former sitcom star. In this holiday special, it’s Christmas and BoJack wants nothing to do with it. Things turn around, though, when his roommate Todd shows up with a giant candy cane and an old Christmas episode of BoJack’s defunct show.


The Royle Family Christmas Specials

‘The Royale Family’

The Royle Family follows the everyday life of the average working-class Royles in Manchester. This British comedy reminds me quite a bit of the show Shameless. An annoying patriarch, dowdy living, and straight-faced comedy. It’s a sitcom about a family going through everyday life. They have a few specials and Netflix has made it easy for you by gathering them all in one place.  Look under the episodes option and choose “The Royale Family Specials.”


The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale (Season 1, Chapter 11)

‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale’

This new Netflix Original is a grown-up spin on Sabrina the Teenage Witch. She’s still a teenager but the content is much darker and spooky. An extra chapter released on December 14th, the special sees the Spellmans celebrating the Winter Solstice. If you aren’t so into the sugary aspects of Christmas this is right up your alley.


Nailed It! Holiday

‘Nailed It! Holiday’

This show was certainly a surprise hit when it first premiered on Netflix. Have you ever seen those Pinterest fail posts? This is that come to life. Home bakers who have a poor track record in the kitchen try their hand at re-creating an edible masterpiece. The show is lively and fun and gives cash prizes! And let me just say, this is a feel-good show. The people and their creations, no matter how cringe-worthy that creation may be, will fill your heart with the gooey goodness. Maybe even a couple of tears. It’s an unjudgemental tower of flour, caramel, and hope.


Mariah Carey’s Merriest Christmas

‘Mariah Carey’s Merriest Christmas’

Considered one of Netflix’s “hidden gems,” this all-star special includes such guests as Kelsey Grammar, Lacey Chabert and Babyface. In addition to all of the great music, there’s a celebrity reading of The Night Before Christmas to add to the festivities.


The Great British Baking Show: Holidays

I want this. I really want this. if anyone has the ability to make this happen let me know.

If the already dulcet tones of this wonderful show weren’t enough, now you get to experience it with gingerbread. If you’re already a fan of the show you’ll recognize the favorites they have brought back for the holiday fun. If you aren’t already an experienced watcher, you are still going to have just as much fun watching these pastry delights be made. It’s a winter wonderland of sugar, spice, and good cheer. There are two episodes available. Enjoy and be inspired!


A Very Murray Christmas

‘A Very Murray Christmas’

This star-packed special starts with Bill Murray worrying no one will show up to his TV show due to a terrible snowstorm in New York City. Despite his fears, he has an all-star cast ready to bring on the holidays.


What are you looking forward to watching this holiday season? Let us know in the comments.

Cheryl Greenway

Cheryl has written for What’s on Netflix for over three years. She’s a confessed streaming addict and also runs a Netflix based community on Facebook with over 10,000 users. Cheryl specializes in documentaries and covers weekly additions for the US in addition to breaking news stories. She is the Weekend Editor for What’s On Netflix. Cheryl resides in Virginia, USA.


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