Christmas Movies and Shows on Netflix Right Now (December 2018 Holidays)
It’s that time of year again, and if you love holiday movies, you have plenty of options in December 2018. Not only are there plenty of options on The Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries and Lifetime, but you can also choose when to watch cheesy holiday programming on Netflix.
Whether you’re craving a good ol’ fashioned romantic comedy along the lines of Hallmark’s Countdown to Christmas or a holiday special of your favorite reality bake-off competition, there’s something for everyone in these 10 holiday offerings on Netflix.
10. Nailed It! Holiday! (Netflix Original, Available December 7)
What’s better than watching talented chefs cook incredible food? If you said, watching home bakers try to recreate dishes with less than perfect results then Nailed It! is the show for you.
This Netflix baking competition already has two seasons under its belt and in December its returning with a holiday special featuring “missing ingredients, impossible asks, and desserts that look delightfully sad.” So, if you’re not the best baker, why not watch this to feel a little better about your own failings?
9. The Christmas Chronicles (Netflix Film)
In this new Netflix original starring Kurt Russell as Santa Claus, a young girl and her brother meet Kris Kringle — and end up crashing his sleigh. Can they rally the elves and reindeer and help Santa (Kurt Russell) save Christmas?
If you’re looking for a fun family movie, this might be the one for you. (Watch the trailer at the top of this article.)
8. The Princess Switch (Netflix Film)
Vanessa Hudgens plays both a small-town baker and a soon-to-be princess in this cookie cutter holiday movie from Netflix. When they meet by chance and realize they look identical they decide to switch places.
It’s not a new concept, but if you’re looking something familiar with a holiday twist, why not check it out?
7. A Christmas Prince and A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding (Netflix Films, Sequel Available November 30)
In last year’s Netflix original, A Christmas Prince, a journalist (Rose McIver) out on assignment covering a prince in line for the throne (Ben Lamb) ends up falling in love with her subject.
On November 30, the sequel will be released. It’s time for the couple to plan their wedding, but is our heroine ready to deal with the pressures of marrying into royalty?
6. A Holiday Engagement
A woman (Bonnie Somerville) hires a man (Jordan Bridges) to be her boyfriend when she goes home for the holidays. Predictably, they end up falling for each other.
A Holiday Engagement airs pretty frequently on The Hallmark Channel, but if haven’t caught it (or don’t have cable) why not check out this fun romantic comedy on Netflix?
5. Dear Santa
A woman finds a young girl’s letter to Santa asking for a new wife for her father and tries to make the girl’s wishes come true.
It’s predictable, just like many holiday romance movies, but it’s also fun and stars Amy Acker and David Haydn-Jones.
4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
In this classic live-action Christmas movie, the Grinch (Jim Carrey) decides to take Christmas from Whoville, only for a young girl to try to change his mind.
Is any Christmas complete without watching this movie?
3. Christmas Inheritance (Netflix Film)
A spoiled party girl (Eliza Taylor) visits her father’s hometown in order to inherit his company, but he forces her to hide her true identity. With little money, she has to work for her lodging and learns the meaning of helping others.
This Netflix original movie from 2017 is a fun romantic drama.
2. Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
If you’re looking for a classic cartoon celebrating the holidays to watch as a family, look no further than these three stories: “The Gift of the Magi,” “Duck Tales,” and “A Very Goofy Christmas.”
1. Netflix Originals Christmas Specials Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter’s Tale (Available December 14) and Neo Yokio: Pink Christmas (Available December 7)
Two Netflix original series will release Christmas specials this December.
If you’re an anime fan, you’ll want to check out Neo Yokio: Pink Christmas. Kaz (Jaden Smith) must deal with a Secret Santa competition, his aunt’s visit and his nemesis.
And if you loved Chilling Adventures of Sabrina this Halloween, you’ll want to watch A Midwinter’s Tale. The winter solstice approaches as Sabrina (Kiernan Shipka) orchestrates an emotional séance with serious consequences.
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