Get into the holiday spirit with these Netflix shows and movies

It’s officially December so the countdown to Christmas is getting more real by the day. This year’s holiday celebration may be a little different from previous years thanks to the ongoing pandemic, but there’s one thing we can still rely on to summon the holiday cheer into our households even while we socially distance ourselves: Christmas movies. 

Watching in cinemas may be out the door but at least we have Netflix. If you search for Christmas, you’ll find a lot of movies to choose from. 

However, to get you started, here’s our list of Christmas-themed shows and movies to get you into the holiday spirit: 

How The Grinch Stole Christmas 

This movie may be 20 years old but this remains a Christmas classic! Based on Dr. Seuss’s book, How The Grinch Store Christmas tells the story of the Grinch who hates Christmas. Watch how he changes his mind with the help of a six-year-old girl. 

Dash & Lily

Also based on a book but this time by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn, Dash & Lily is a short but sweet series about a holiday romance. While most of the interaction between the two main protagonists happen on the pages of a red notebook, we get to see their characters develop through dares around New York City. 

The Holiday

Swapping homes and countries with another person just to escape relationship issues may sound impossible in a COVID-19 world, but that’s exactly what happens in The Holiday. As most romance movies go, they fall in love. 

The Knight Before Christmas 

This list won’t be complete without a Vanessa Hudgens Christmas movie. Check out this movie if you want to see how a medieval knight reacts if they’re transported to present-day life. 


Beautifully animated, Klaus is just the movie to watch if you want a heartwarming Christmas movie. Klaus tells the story of a lazy postman who discovers where Santa is hiding out in the North. 

The Christmas Chronicles

Since the sequel to this was recently released, you should definitely check out The Christmas Chronicles. Two children tag along with Santa’s sleigh but when the gifts get lost in a crash, the three scramble to save Christmas. 

Happy holidays and happy watching!

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