One of my favourite things to do around Christmas is to watch all the cheesy (and the good) Christmas movies on Netflix. It’s become a wee bit of a tradition for my Mum and me to watch a few of them together each year too! So I thought, why not share with you some of the movies that are on my list this year?
10 Christmas Movies on my Netflix List
1. Unaccompanied Minors
Unaccompanied Minors is a classic Christmas movie which I can’t believe I hadn’t watched til last year! The movie follows 5 kids who are stuck in the airports on Christmas Eve. As you can imagine the get up to all sorts of mischief, ultimately wanting to celebrate Christmas the best they can until they get home to their families.
2. The Spirit of Christmas
The Spirit of Christmas is a romantic thriller about an attorney called Kate Jordan who falls in love with a handsome ghost. With a promotion on the line, ambitious young lawyer Kate heads to Vermont to broker the sale of an old inn. Kate has her work cut out for her when she learns it’s haunted and she meets Daniel Forsythe – a handsome man who died 95 years ago! Each year, Daniel takes human form exactly twelve days before Christmas, unable to move on with the mystery of his death unsolved. Determined to help Daniel, Kate finds herself in an unlikely romance with the dashing Christmas spirit.
3. The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Nightmare Before Christmas is about Jack Skellington, the King of Halloweentown. He is just a guy who has never celebrated Christmas, knows nothing about it but sees the magic of it and wants in. Except… seeing as all he knows is how to be scary, things don’t quite go to plan.
Before watching it, I always thought that this movie was going to be really weird as I had never watched any of Tim Burton’s animated movies. Plus the animation always looked really weird. However, this is now one of my favourite movie musicals, especially for Christmastime.
4. Once Upon a Holiday
Once Upon a Holiday is a heartfelt holiday rom-com about a princess who runs away from her royal duties during a Christmas visit to New York City. It is your typical royal-normal person rom-com with the everyday guy showing the princess what it’s like to live a normal life, but of course, he doesn’t know that she is a princess. I haven’t watched this yet, as much as it seems predictable I still really want to see it!
5. Christmas With the Kranks
Another Christmas classic, as are most Tim Allen movies and shows, is Christmas With the Kranks. Sometimes you just need a break from the crazy events of Christmas, and going away on a cruise seems like a great idea. Well, that is what the Kranks thought until their decision to skip Christmas is made harder by the outraged persistence of their family members and neighbours. No tree and no rooftop frosty? Think again! Netflix’s description of the movie being quirky is true alright, but it’s also a lot of laughs!
6. Arthur Christmas
Arthur Christmas quickly became one of my favourite Christmas movies back when it came out in 2011. It is the story of Santa Claus’ youngest son Arthur, who albeit a bit clumsy, has a huge passion for providing kids with the gifts they truly wish for. When Santa’s high-tech sleigh accidentally fails to deliver one young girl’s gift, Arthur does everything he can to get it to her before Christmas morning. I love this movie and it’s on my to-watch list every Christmas.
7. Fireplace 4k
Okay, this one is not exactly a movie and I included it as a bit of a gag. Fireplace 4k is actually an hour-long video which you can display on any of your screens in your house to make it seem like you have a roaring fireplace. So for those of us living in New Zealand, Australia, and thereabouts, you can have a piece of what it means to have a white Christmas experience. The whole being cosy with a book (or loved one!) by the fireplace can be a reality!
So what do you think of these movies? Have any that you’d like to watch? Or maybe you have a movie suggestion for me?
If you want more movie ideas, check out my Ultimate Christmas Movies List from last years Blogmas.