Best Christmas Movies On Netflix UK 2020

Grab a cuppa, put your feet up and enjoy all the Christmas movies on Netflix UK 2020
Best Christmas Movies On Netflix UK 2020

Everyone knows that the festive season is made for grabbing a blanket, snacks, a hot chocolate and kicking back with a Christmas movie. Gives you all the feels doesn't it! Plus knowing that we sadly can't do all the usual Christmas countdown activities of previous years, films and treats seem a great way to get into the Christmas spirit.

You don't need to trawl through Netflix looking for the best Christmas movies for 2020 as we have done it for you...

The Christmas Chronicles (2018)

Best Christmas Movies On Netflix UK 2018

This Netflix Original movie was a huge hit when it was first released in 2018 and the good news is it is back for 2020! With a savvy, stright-talking Santa played by Kurt Russell (looking far more handsome than the big red guy has any business being). It's a festive family comedy adventure about two children who have to try and save Christmas after accidentally crashing Santa's sleigh.

IMDB rating: 6/10

Family friendly? It's a PG certificate, so might be better for slightly older children rather than the youngest.

The Christmas Chronicles: Part 2 (2020)

Kate Pierce, now a cynical teen, is unexpectedly reunited with Santa Claus when a mysterious troublemaker threatens to cancel Christmas – forever.

IMDB rating: 6.2/10

Family friendly? Rated PG

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)

An imaginary world comes to life in a holiday tale of an eccentric toymaker, his adventurous granddaughter, and a magical invention that has the power to change their lives forever.

IMDB rating: 6.6/10

Family friendly? Rated PG

Holidate (2020)

Fed up with being single on holidays, two strangers agree to be each other's platonic plus-ones all year long, only to catch real feelings along the way.

IMDB rating: 6.1/10

Family friendly? No, it's rated 15.

Christmas With The Kranks (2004)

When Luther Krank and his wife opt to skip Christmas -- no tree and no rooftop Frosty -- can they handle the fallout from their family and neighbours?

IMDB rating: 5.4/10

Family friendly? Rated PG

Alien Xmas (2020)

A young elf mistakes a tiny alien for a Christmas gift, not knowing her new plaything has plans to destroy Earth’s gravity — and steal all the presents.

IMDB rating: 7.2/10

Family friendly? Rated U, perfect for all the family

Dolly Parton's Christmas On The Square (2020)

An embittered “Scrooge” of a woman plans to sell her small town, regardless of the consequences to the people who live there.

IMDB rating: 5.3/10

Family friendly? Rated PG

Operation Christmas Drop (2020)

By-the-book political aide Erica ditches her traditional family Christmas in favour of a mission across the Pacific. However, after clashing with a handsome pilot, Erica begins to fall for the man she finds herself at odds with.

IMDB rating: 5.8/10

Family friendly? Rated U

The Grinch (2018)

Starring Benedict Cumberbatch, this 2018 version of The Grinch sees a grump with a mean streak plots to bring Christmas to a halt in the cheerful town of Whoville. But a generous little girl could change his heart.

IMDB rating: 6.3/10

Family friendly? Everyone loves The Grinch! It's Rated U.

The Holiday (2006)

Stuck in a vicious cycle of dead-end relationships with two-timing men, Los Angeles resident Amanda and Londoner Iris decide to swap homes.

IMDB rating: 6.9/10

Family friendly? Rated 12.

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby (2019)

The third instalment of the Netflix Christmas film has arrived and this time it celebrates the arrival of a new baby in the royal family. Amber and Richard host royals from a faraway kingdom to renew a sacred truce, but when the priceless treaty disappears, peace is put in jeopardy and an ancient curse threatens their family.

IMDB Rating: 5.2/10

Family friendly? For older children yes but younger children will probably lose interest quickly

A Christmas Prince (2017)

20 Best Christmas Movies On Netflix UK

If you're looking for a bit of romance with a hint of cheese then you will love this Netfix original, A Christmas Prince. The movie follows a young journalist who attempts to get the scoop on a playboy prince by going undercover at his palace, but ends up falling in love in the process.

IMDB Rating: 5.7/10

Family friendly? For older children yes but younger children will probably lose interest quickly

Klaus (2019)

Who doesn't love an animated feel-good Christmas film? Klaus tells the story of a toymaker who is befriended by Smeerensburg's new postman, Jesper, who together hope to melt an age-old feud and deliver a sleigh full of holiday joy.

IMDB Rating: 8.3/10

Family friendly? Great for all the family even younger children.

Angela's Christmas (2017)

Set in Ireland in the 1910s, ‘Angela’s Christmas’ is a funny, heart-warming and poignant story about the power of family and the innocent desire of a child to ensure everyone is safe, warm and loved at Christmas time.

IMDB Rating: 7/10

Family friendly? Heart warming story for children and adults alike.

Angela's Christmas Wish (2020)

A sequel to the much loved Angela's Christmas, Angela's Christmas Wish is a heart-warming tale of a determined little girl who sets out to reunite her family in time for Christmas.

IMDB Rating: 5.2/10

Family friendly? Rated U

Holiday Rush (2019)

Radio DJ Rashon ‘Rush’ Williams, is dealing with the death of his wife by buying his four kids almost everything on their Christmas list. However, things don’t go to plan when he loses his job just before the holidays, and he’s forced to re-evaluate…

IMDB Rating: 4.8/10

Family friendly? For older children I would say.

Let It Snow (2019)


The Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina'sKieran Shipka stars in Let It Snow, a coming-of-age movie which sees a group of teenagers brought together by a snowstorm on Christmas Eve.

IMDB Rating: 5.8/10

Family friendly? A good watch for teenagers and older.

The App That Stole Christmas (2020)

A tech entrepreneur's Christmas shopping app is a smashing success, but he starts to realise his invention might be ruining the holiday spirit.

IMDB Rating: 3.9/10

Family friendly? Rated 12

The Magic Snowflake (2013)

Young Nicolas agrees to do Santa’s work for one year. But the stress of the job threatens the boy’s sense of joy – and Christmas itself.

IMDB Rating: 6.3/10

Family friendly? Definitely one for all the family including younger children.


The Knight Before Christmas (2019)

A medieval knight is transported to the present day, where he falls for a high school science teacher who's disillusioned by love.

IMDB Rating: 5.5/10

Family friendly? Yes, although it would be better suited to older children.

Christmas Break-In (2018)

If you loved Home Alone then I am sure you will enjoy the Christmas Break-In. Izzy, nine, is stranded at school before the Christmas break after her parents struggle to pick her up in time because of a blizzard. With a trio of robbers on the loose, it's up to Izzy to save the day.

IMDB Rating: 4.6/10

Family friendly? Yes, a good watch for all the family.

Nativity! (2009)

20 Best Christmas Movies On Netflix UK

This is one of my favourite Christmas films of the last 10 years. Martin Freeman plays Paul, a primary school teacher who is put in charge of the school's Nativity.

Chaos ensues when Mr Poppy (Marc Wootton) his assistant, accidentally tells everyone that a big Hollywood production company are coming to watch the show. Filled with catchy songs and amazing child actors this is a must watch this Christmas!

IMDB Rating: 6.5/10

Family friendly? Definitely, my 8 year old adores this film as does my Nan!

Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger (2012)

20 Best Christmas Movies On Netflix UK


The follow up to Nativity is 'Danger In The Manger'. It focuses on anxious teacher, Mr Peterson, played by David Tennant at an under-performing school. Alongside his bumbling assistant, Mr Poppy, he sets out on a road trip

with some students to enter the kids in a Christmas song competition.

Lot's of laughs and catchy songs again. If you loved the first one then this is a must see.

IMDB Rating: 5.4/10

Family friendly? Definitely, little ones will understand the jokes and there's lots of laughs for grown ups too!

Nativity 3: Dude Where's My Donkey?! (2014)

The third installment of the Nativity! films. A Christmas Eve wedding and a primary school's flash mob competition are thrown into chaos after a teacher gets amnesia from a donkey's kick.

IMDB Rating: 3.6/10

Family friendly? Of course, it's rated U.

Holiday In The Wild (2019)

After her husband ends their marriage, Kate embarks on a solo second honeymoon in Africa. There, she and Derek, a pilot, rescue a baby elephant. While nursing the elephant back to health, Kate discovers how much she loves her new surroundings.

IMDB Rating: 6.1/10

Family friendly? One for the grown ups, not very exciting for little ones.

A Very Murray Christmas (2015)

20 Best Christmas Movies On Netflix UK

“A Very Murray Christmas” is an attempt at an amusing take on shows like Michael Bublé’s Christmas show. It's packed full of stars such as Chris Rock, George Clooney, Miley Cyrus plus many more.

There's lots of festive songs and some laughs to be had. It's under an hour long so don't expect to be entertained for long.

IMDB Rating: 5.5/10

Family friendly? This ones just for grown-ups I'm afraid!

Christmas Inheritance (2017)

20 Best Christmas Movies On Netflix UK

Super cheesy, yet so good! In order to prove to her father that she is capable of running the family's toy business, Ellie pays a visit to Snow Falls (where the company started) to learn the true meaning of Christmas.

IMDB Rating: 5.6/10

Family friendly? Suitable for 12 years and over

Santa's Apprentice (2010)

20 Best Christmas Movies On Netflix UK

Santa doesn't want to retire, but rules are rules and he must train someone to replace him. The lucky winner, to be chosen from among millions of children, must be named Nicholas, be an orphan and have a pure heart.

Santa sets out to find his successor and overcomes lots of obstacles along the way.

IMDB Rating: 6.4/10

Family friendly? This super sweet animated movie is a lovely watch for all the family

Christmas Land (2015)

After inheriting a Christmas tree farm, a woman's plans to sell it change when she falls in love with the townspeople and meets a charming lawyer named Tucker.

IMDB Rating: 6/10

Family friendly? Rated PG

Christmas Made To Order (2018)


An architect hosting his family for Christmas hires a holiday coordinator who winds up bringing much more than festive decorations into his life.

IMDB Rating: 5.8/10

Family friendly? Rated U

The Princess Switch (2018)

One week before Christmas, a duchess switches places with an ordinary woman from Chicago, who looks exactly like her, and they each fall in love with each other's beaus.

IMDB Rating: 6/10

Family friendly? Light-hearted but as it's a romance younger viewers will no doubt be bored easily!

The Princess Switch: Switched Again (2020)

When Duchess Margaret unexpectedly inherits the throne to Montenaro and hits a rough patch with Kevin, it’s up to her double Stacy to save the day before a new lookalike, party girl Fiona, foils their plans, in this highly anticipated sequel starring Vanessa Hudgens.

IMDB Rating: 5.4/10

Family friendly? Rated PG

Arthur Christmas (2011)

At Santa Claus’s super-secret toy-making facility, Mr Claus entrusts his son, Arthur, to carry out an ultra-important Christmas mission.

IMDB Rating: 7.1/10

Family friendly? Rated PG

A Storybots Christmas (2017)

When Bo mistakenly thinks that her friends don’t like her gifts, she heads to the North Pole to ask Santa for help making better presents. She learns along the way that Christmas is about far more than just the toys.

IMDB Rating: 6.1/10

Family friendly? Rated U

48 Christmas Wishes (2017)

20 Best Christmas Movies On Netflix UK

For the first time ever, two junior Elves have to leave home after losing an entire town's letters to Santa. While attempting to blend into small town life, they set out to retrieve every missing wish before Christmas Eve. They come up with creative ways to find out what every one wants for Christmas.

IMDB Rating: 4.5/10

Family friendly? A lovely film for younger children who still believe.

Santa Claws (2014)

Santa is allergic to cats, but Tommy has been so good this year he decides to bring him a kitten for Christmas. When Santa has an allergic attack, the kitties have to take over the sleigh to deliver all the presents.

IMDB Rating: 3/10

Family Friendly? Great for younger children.

The Holiday Calendar (2018)

A struggling but talented photographer inherits an antique holiday advent calendar, the contents of which seem to predict the future. Will this magical calendar lead her to love this holiday season?

IMDB Rating: 5.7/10

Family friendly? Rom-com type film so best suited to teens and above.

A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)

As their own mothers drop in unexpectedly, our three under-appreciated and over-burdened moms rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for mothers: Christmas.

IMDB Rating: 5.6/10

Family friendly? Rated 15, definitely one for the Mum's!

A Cinderella Story: A Christmas Wish (2019)

Despite her vain stepmother and mean stepsisters, an aspiring singer works as an elf at a Christmas tree lot and finds her own holiday miracle.

IMDB Rating: 5.3/10

Family friendly? Rated PG

Christmas With The Coopers (2015)

Sam and Charlotte Cooper are determined to give their family the perfect Christmas, but secrets both big and small threaten to dampen the good cheer.

IMDB Rating: 5.8/10

Family friendly? Rated 12

Christmas Wedding Planner (2017)

A wedding planner's world is turned upside down when a handsome private investigator is hired to disrupt one of her biggest jobs.

IMDB Rating: 4.3/10

Family friendly? Rated U

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  • Lyndsey L.

    Nativity or miracle on 34th street :christmas_tree::santa_tone1::gift:

    • Jade R.

      , natalie told me your loving the christmas films .. Heres a list for you to work your way down

      • Ashley A.

        Get Santa. Watched it last year and it’s right up there with Elf and Home Alone.

        • Joane R.

          Great film, Kurt Russell was fab as Father Christmas. :santa_tone2:

          • Lee B.

            We watched it too! It was great! :sunglasses: