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!
You don't need to trawl through Netflix looking for the best Christmas movies as we have done it for you...
The Christmas Chronicles (2018)
This new Netflix Original movie has been a big hit, and 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: 7.2/10
Family friendly? It's a PG certificate, so might be better for slightly older children rather than the youngest.
A Christmas Prince (2017)
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
Arthur Christmas (2011)
Santa's clumsy son Arthur sets out on a mission with St. Nick's father
to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl, in less than 2 hours. Packed full of fantastic British actors such as Imelda Staunton, Bill Nighy and Jim Broadbent it is a must watch for all the family.
IMDB Rating: 7.1/10
Family friendly? From babies to grannies, everyone will love it!
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 6 year old adores this film as does my Nan!
Nativity 2: Danger In The Manger (2012)
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!
Deck The Halls (2006)
Deck the Halls follows Steve (Matthew Broderick), a Christmas enthusiast, who finds a wrinkle in his well-ordered existence with the arrival of his new neighbour Danny (Danny DeVito).
Danny has plans to illuminate his house with enough Christmas lights to make it visible from space. Not to be outdone, Steve declares a war of one-upmanship with Danny that threatens to drag the Christmas spirit through the slush.
If you love National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation then you will love this too!
IMDB Rating: 4.9/10
Family friendly? Rated PG but definitely laughs-a-plenty for all the family
A Very Murray Christmas (2015)
“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)
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
IMDB Rating: 5.6/10
Family friendly? Suitable for 12 years and over
Santa's Apprentice (2010)
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
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
Almost Christmas (2016)
This film has a star studded cast including Danny Glover and Gabrielle Union. It focuses on widower's four adult children and their families who return to the family home for the first
Christmas since their mother's death, bringing heaps of drama and
Plenty of laughs, can be a bit cliche at times but if it's light-hearted relief you're looking for then this is a good one.
IMDB Rating: 6.1/10
Family friendly? Best suited to adults and older teens
48 Christmas Wishes (2017)
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.
A Wish For Christmas (2016)
Sara Thomas is the type of woman who prefers to sit on the sidelines at work, but when her big idea for a Christmas initiative is stolen, she makes a wish to Santa that she'll finally have the courage to stand up for herself.
Santa grants her wish, but only gives her 48 hours. As the
clock ticks, Sara will discover how to channel the Christmas magic and
speak her mind all on her own. Very cheesy and a bit cliche but isn't that what we all want in our Christmas movies?!
IMDB Rating: 6.1/10
Family friendly? Yes, although I think older children/teens would enjoy it more than younger
I'll Be Home For Christmas (2016)
If you like your films super Christmassy then this isn't for you. Although it is centered around Christmas it isn't your typical Christmas film. It features a single Mum who has a high powered job who's estranged Dad (Josh Brolin) arrives. They try to reconnect and confront old memories. It's acted well and fills you with hope!
IMDB Rating: 6.3/10
Family friendly? Yes suitable for all the family but not that exciting for younger viewers
Love The Coopers (2015)
When four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their
annual Christmas Eve celebration, a series of unexpected visitors and
unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a
surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday. All star cast in this one too.
IMDB Rating: 5.7/10
Family friendly? Nope, one for older teens and adults
The Magic Snowflake (2013)
The follow up film to Santa's Apprentice see's Nicholas, who is about to become the next Santa Claus, try and
avoid a crisis that's threatening the magic of Christmas before he can
succeed in his new role.
IMDB Rating: 6.4/10
Family friendly? Yes suitable for all ages
El Camino Christmas (2017)
Another Netflix original Christmas movie, this one stars Jessica Alba as
a reporter and Dax Shephard as a sheriff's deputy. Five strangers get
trapped together inside a liquor store during a holdup on Christmas Eve.
There's a few comedy moments but overall this is more of a drama/action film set on Christmas Eve. So if it's Christmas cheer you're looking for then this one is probably not for you.
IMDB Rating: 5.6/10
Family friendly? No this one is for us grown ups
Saving Christmas (2017)
A young boy, Danny, tries to prove the existence of Santa by using his
intelligence and gadgets. He alongside his sister and best friend go on an intense
journey to find the truth about Santa Claus.
IMDB Rating: 5.1/10
Family friendly? Definitely one for the kiddies to enjoy!