The Best Christmas Movies to Watch on Netflix If You Can’t Wait for the Holidays
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
If you find yourself humming Christmas carols while breaking out the wreaths and pine-scented candles before the season’s jack-o-lanterns have even been discarded, you may be holiday obsessed.
You’re not alone, and thanks to Netflix, you don’t have to shut down your premature Christmas cheer this year.
So skip the Halloween and Thanksgiving hoopla altogether: Pull out your coziest socks, whip up some hot cocoa, and sit back and enjoy these holiday flicks, blissfully aware of the error of your ways.
“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (2000)
The Dr. Seuss classic gets a hilarious dose of Jim Carrey personality in this beloved live-action remake.
“White Christmas” (1954)
It wouldn’t be the holiday season without this timeless Irving Berlin tale. Perfect for nights when you’re already dreaming of a white Christmas.
If you like your holiday cheer with a side of little monsters, this flick is for you. Just remember not to feed them after midnight.
“Christmas with the Kranks” (2004)
When Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis’s characters decide to “skip” Christmas, festive hilarity (and unexpected calamity) ensue.
“Bad Santa” (2003)
Not everyone’s been nice this year, and this dark comedy classic starring Billy Bob Thornton proves it.
“A Very Murray Christmas” (2015)
This quirky musical comedy is packed with celebrity cameos, and although it’s not one of the classics you grew up with, it’s sure to put you in that holiday mood.
“The Radio City Christmas Spectacular” (2007)
Can’t make it to New York City to see the annual holiday extravaganza? Netflix is bringing the razzle dazzle to the comfort of your own home.
“Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas”
Start the holiday season the Disney way with this Christmas story anthology featuring all of your favorite characters.
Plus, don’t forget to stream those classic, festive episodes of some of your favorite shows, like “Friends” (“The One With the Holiday Armadillo”), “The Office” (“Christmas Party”), or “Gilmore Girls” (“Forgiveness and Stuff”).