The Best Netflix Christmas Movies to Watch for a Holiday Date Night

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Falling for Christmas and Holiday Rush
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Brittany Barber
by Brittany Barber
Updated Sep 27, 2023

As the holiday season approaches, there's no better way to get into the festive spirit than by cozying up with a cup of hot cocoa and immersing yourself in the best Christmas movies on Netflix. The streaming platform has become a treasure trove of heartwarming films (including holiday romance movies) that cater to every kind of yuletide enthusiast.

From beloved classics like White Christmas to new movies on Netflix like Falling for Christmas, Netflix's Christmas movie collection spans decades of storytelling. Whether you're seeking inspiration for a family movie night, a romantic date night in or just a way to unwind after a busy day of holiday preparations, here are the 30 best Christmas movies on Netflix.

Falling for Christmas

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For new Christmas movies on Netflix, look no further than Falling for Christmas. It's a 2022 romantic comedy film starring Lindsay Lohan — her first role in a major production in over a decade. The story revolves around a spoiled heiress who loses her memory in a skiing accident and lands in the care of a handsome lodge owner.

Release Date: November 10, 2022 | Watch Trailer

White Christmas

When it comes to the best classic Christmas movies on Netflix, watch White Christmas starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye. It follows two army pals who team up with a singing duo to save a struggling Vermont inn. Filled with memorable Christmas songs and a heartwarming holiday spirit, the film culminates in a spectacular Christmas show that celebrates the magic of the season.

Release Date: October 14, 1954 | Watch Trailer

A Boy Called Christmas

A Boy Called Christmas follows the adventurous journey of a young boy named Nikolas as he searches for his father, who is on his own quest to discover the village of the elves, Elfhelm. Filled with magical creatures and charming characters, it's a delightful reimagining of Santa's origin story.

Release Date: November 26, 2021 | Watch Trailer

Christmas with You

Starring Aimee Garcia and Freddie Prinze Jr., Christmas with You is a romantic Christmas comedy about a pop star who grants a young fan's Christmas wish to meet her in person.

Release Date: November 17, 2022 | Watch Trailer

Scrooge: A Christmas Carol

Based on the timeless novella by Charles Dickens, this animated version of Scrooge: A Christmas Carol depicts the same old transformation of the greedy Ebenezer Scrooge. Through encounters with spectral visitors on Christmas Eve, he confronts his past, present and doom of his potential future, ultimately changing his ways to embrace the spirit of Christmas.

Release Date: November 18, 2022 | Watch Trailer

Holiday Rush

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This heartwarming family comedy film on Netflix follows a popular radio DJ who loses his job and must downsize his extravagant lifestyle. With his kids, they rediscover the true meaning of Christmas, emphasizing love and togetherness over materialism in this feel-good Christmas movie.

Release Date: November 28, 2019 | Watch Trailer

Angela's Christmas

When it comes to good Christmas movies on Netflix to watch with kids, Angela's Christmas is a great option. It's a sweet animated film that follows the story of a young girl named Angela in Ireland during the early 1900s. On Christmas Eve, Angela's compassionate spirit leads her to make a selfless decision to ensure the warmth and happiness of others, creating a touching holiday tale.

Release Date: November 30, 2018 | Watch Trailer

The Knight Before Christmas

The Knight Before Christmas is a holiday romance film that tells the story of a medieval knight (played by Josh Whitehouse) magically transported to modern times. As he navigates the unfamiliar world, he forms a deep connection with a kind-hearted science teacher (Vanessa Hudgens).

Release Date: November 21, 2019 | Watch Trailer

Let It Snow

So, you're looking for holiday movies on Netflix? Let It Snow is a cute teen rom-com set during a snowstorm in a small town. It follows a group of high school friends who navigate love, friendships and unexpected connections during the holiday season.

Release Date: November 8, 2019 | Watch Trailer

Holiday in the Wild

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Starring Kristin Davis and Rob Lowe, this romantic holiday drama on Netflix follows a woman who embarks on a solo safari in Africa after her marriage ends. As the story unfolds, she unexpectedly finds new love and purpose while rescuing elephants.

Release Date: November 1, 2019 | Watch Trailer

A Christmas Prince

If you're on the hunt for fun romantic Christmas movies on Netflix, give A Christmas Prince a try. This holiday romance film follows an aspiring journalist who travels to cover a royal press conference. She unexpectedly falls in love with the playboy prince and uncovers a royal secret.

Release Date: November 17, 2017 | Watch Trailer

A Naija Christmas

Directed by Kunle Afolayan, A Naija Christmas is a Nigerian Christmas film starring Abayomi Alvin, Kunle Remi, Efa Iwara and Rachel Oniga. The story revolves around a mother's Christmas wish to see her adult sons married with children.

Release Date: December 16, 2021 | Watch Trailer

The Princess Switch

The Princess Switch is a charming holiday rom-com that follows the story of two look-alike women, a commoner and a European princess (both played by Vanessa Hudgens), who swap lives for a few days during the Christmas season. As they step into each other's shoes, they find love and adventure in unexpected places

Release Date: November 16, 2018] | Watch Trailer


Klaus is a cute animated Christmas film that reimagines the origin of Santa Claus. It follows the story of a young, self-centered postman who befriends a toymaker living in a remote village. Together, they create a tradition of kindness and gift-giving that transforms the town's bitter rivalry into holiday spirit.

Release Date: November 8, 2019 | Watch Trailer

A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish

If you have a soft spot for princesses and fairytales, you'll love this holiday movie on Netflix. A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish is a modern-day retelling of the classic Cinderella tale set during the holiday season. It follows Kat, a kind-hearted young woman who dreams of becoming a singer. When she crosses paths with the wealthy and charming Nick, a romance blossoms amid the magic of Christmas.

Release Date: October 15, 2019 | Watch Trailer

Trolls Holiday

For the best Christmas movies on Netflix to watch with kids, Trolls Holiday is a great one to throw on. It's a colorful and musical animated short film that follows the adventures of Poppy and Branch, the lovable trolls, as they try to bring the festive spirit back to Bergen town, where holiday celebrations have been forgotten.

Release Date: November 20, 2017 | Watch Trailer

Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square

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This holiday musical movie follows a wealthy woman's return to her hometown with plans to evict the residents and sell the land. However, a visit from an angel and the town's spirited community challenge her, bringing about a heartwarming Christmas transformation.

Release Date: November 22, 2020 | Watch Trailer

El Camino Christmas

Starring Tim Allen and Jessica Alba, El Camino Christmas is a dark comedy film that follows a young man's unintentional involvement in a small-town police standoff on Christmas Eve. As chaos ensues, unlikely bonds form among the quirky townspeople, leading to unexpected moments of humor and holiday cheer.

Release Date: December 8, 2017 | Watch Trailer

The Noel Diary

If you're searching for new Christmas movies on Netflix, try The Noel Diary. It's a romantic comedy-drama about a man who returns home during the holidays after 20 years to settle his estranged mother's estate. As he sifts through his mother's clutter, he finds a diary that may give him some clarity about his past.

Release Date: November 24, 2022 | Watch Trailer

The Holiday Calendar

Need a good holiday movie for date night? Look no farther. The Holiday Calendar is a cute Christmas romance movie on Netflix. It follows the story of a struggling photographer who receives a magical advent calendar as a gift. Each day, the calendar mysteriously predicts events that lead her on a journey of love and self-discovery during the holiday season.

Release Date: November 2, 2018 | Watch Trailer


Starring Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey, Holidate tells the story of two strangers who agree to be each other's platonic dates for various holiday events to avoid family pressure. As they navigate the ups and downs of the year, they find unexpected love amidst the festivities.

Release Date: October 28, 2020 | Watch Trailer

Christmas Full of Grace

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This Brazilian Christmas romantic comedy follows Carlinhos, who catches his partner cheating on him. He then meets the eccentric and quirky Graça, who agrees to pose as his new girlfriend to save him from catching flak from his traditional family on Christmas.

Release Date: November 30, 2022 | Watch Trailer

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is a holiday musical that was originally planned as a stage production. The film follows a toymaker, played by Forest Whitaker, who rediscovers the magic of invention with the help of his granddaughter and a whimsical invention.

Release Date: November 13, 2020 | Watch Trailer

Christmas Inheritance

This holiday romance film follows a wealthy heiress named Ellen (played by Eliza Taylor) as she embarks on a journey to her father's small hometown. In an attempt to prove her worthiness to inherit her family's business, she learns valuable lessons about love, generosity and, of course, the true meaning of Christmas.

Release Date: December 15, 2017 | Watch Trailer

A Very Murray Christmas

Starring Bill Murray, A Very Murray Christmas follows a fictionalized version of himself as he hosts a Christmas special during a snowstorm at a New York hotel. With musical performances and celebrity cameos, it's a great flick to throw on to get into the holiday spirit.

Release Date: December 4, 2015 | Watch Trailer

Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker

This holiday-inspired documentary offers an intimate look at the legendary choreographer Debbie Allen and her annual reimagining of the classic holiday ballet, The Nutcracker.

Release Date: November 27, 2020 | Watch Trailer

A Castle for Christmas

Starring Brooke Shields, this Netflix Christmas movie follows author Sophie Brown who travels to Scotland hoping to buy a castle from Myles, the Duke of Dunbar (Cary Elwes). Reluctant to sell to a foreigner, Myles tries to shoo Sophie away — but eventually they find they've stumbled upon an unexpected romance.

Release Date: November 26, 2021 | Watch Trailer

Love Hard

This romantic holiday movie on Netflix stars Nina Dobrev as Natalie, who falls for a rugged guy named Tag she meets on a dating app. When she surprise visits him for the holidays, she realizes she's actually been catfished by his childhood friend, Josh — who tries to make it up to her by setting her up with the real Tag.

Release Date: November 5, 2021 | Watch Trailer

Christmas with a View

Christmas with a View tells the story of a talented chef who takes over a mountaintop restaurant and discovers love while navigating the challenges of the restaurant industry.

Release Date: November 17, 2018 | Watch Trailer

Dash & Lily

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If you're looking for a Christmas series to watch on Netflix, Dash & Lily is a fun one to throw on. Set in New York City during the holiday season, it follows two teens with two very different outlooks on the holiday season. They exchange a notebook filled with dares and secrets, leading to a romantic adventure neither of them expected.

Release Date: November 10, 2020 | Watch Trailer

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