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Best Christmas Movies on Netflix

Be honest: You start thinking about Christmas well before the Thanksgiving tryptophan begins working its way through your system. It’s OK, because this is a safe space — a place where you can indulge your inner elf with as many Christmas movies as your heart desires no matter the time of year.

Rotten Tomatoes has put together a guide to every single Christmas movie available on Netflix — at least in November and December of 2019 — because we’re here to enable your holiday movie addiction. This list includes classics (White Christmas), comedies (Uncle Nick), Netflix originals (The Knight Before Christmas), and more.

The films are organized below first based on their Tomatometer score (from Fresh to Rotten), then alphabetically for those without scores. We also tossed in a few others because tis the season to indulge. Remember: The disgustingly high number of Netflix Christmas movies you’ll watch between now and 2019 is a secret just between you and your Netflix queue. Enjoy!

RELATED: Check out our list of the Best Christmas Movies of All Time

#56

Klaus (2019)
94%

#56
Adjusted Score: 96.121%
Critics Consensus: Beautiful hand-drawn animation and a humorous, heartwarming narrative make Klaus an instant candidate for holiday classic status.
Synopsis: When Jesper (Jason Schwartzman) distinguishes himself as the postal academy's worst student, he is stationed on a frozen island above... [More]
Directed By: Sergio Pablos

#55
Adjusted Score: 27.133%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Santa doesn't want to retire, but rules are rules and he must train someone to replace him. The lucky winner,... [More]
Directed By: Luc Vinciguerra

#54

Get Santa (2014)
79%

#54
Adjusted Score: 79.26%
Critics Consensus: With a bombastic performance from Jim Broadbent, Get Santa brilliantly captures the joys of the Christmas holiday.
Synopsis: It's days before Christmas and reindeer are found running loose through the streets of London. Meanwhile an astonished 9 year-old... [More]

#53

White Christmas (1954)
77%

#53
Adjusted Score: 81.746%
Critics Consensus: It may be too sweet for some, but this unabashedly sentimental holiday favorite is too cheerful to resist.
Synopsis: This Christmas classic starring Bing Crosby is a romantic tale that takes place in a Vermont lodge- where it is... [More]
Directed By: Michael Curtiz

#52
Adjusted Score: 62.03%
Critics Consensus: While its plot borders on the absurd, The Knight Before Christmas is endearing and charming enough to make it a worthy addition to the holiday rom-com genre.
Synopsis: After a magical sorceress transports medieval knight Sir Cole (Josh Whitehouse) to present-day Ohio during the holiday season, he befriends... [More]
Directed By: Monika Mitchell

#51
#51
Adjusted Score: 42.197%
Critics Consensus: The Princess Switch offers a healthy dose of charming, light-hearted, twin-swap fun and is delightful viewing for any hopeless romantic.
Synopsis: One week before Christmas, Margaret, the gorgeous Duchess of Montenaro, switches places with Stacy, a "commoner" from Chicago, who looks... [More]
Directed By: Michael Rohl

#50

Let It Snow (2019)
81%

#50
Adjusted Score: 81.248%
Critics Consensus: Comfortably cliché, Let It Snow wears its influences on its sleeve, but works anyway thanks an excellent ensemble and just the right amount of holiday cheer.
Synopsis: When a snowstorm hits a small midwestern town on Christmas Eve, a group of high school seniors find their friendships... [More]
Directed By: Luke Snellin

#49
#49
Adjusted Score: 36.759%
Critics Consensus: Predictable but sweet, A Christmas Prince is pleasant enough to pass the time during the holiday season.
Synopsis: In this delightful holiday romance, a New York journalist heads to Eastern Europe for Christmas to report on a prince... [More]
Directed By: Alex Zamm

#48
#48
Adjusted Score: 69.101%
Critics Consensus: A Very Murray Christmas preaches effectively to the converted with a parade of superstar guests and hummable songs that - combined with the host's trademark presence - adds up to a unique holiday experience.
Directed By: Sofia Coppola

#47
#47
Adjusted Score: 66.532%
Critics Consensus: Viewers seeking a fresh holiday viewing option -- or those simply in the mood for Santa Kurt Russell -- should find The Christmas Chronicles well worth a yuletide stream.
Synopsis: THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES, a holiday adventure from producer Chris Columbus ("Home Alone", "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone") and director... [More]
Directed By: Clay Kaytis

#46

The Grinch (2018)
59%

#46
Adjusted Score: 66.674%
Critics Consensus: The Grinch gives the classic Seuss source material a brightly animated update that's solidly suitable for younger viewers without adding substantially to the story's legacy.
Synopsis: Each year at Christmas they disrupt his tranquil solitude with their increasingly bigger, brighter and louder celebrations. When the Whos... [More]

#45

The Nutcracker (1993)
50%

#45
Adjusted Score: 36.803%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A magician with secrets, an enchanted gift, a guiding angel and a visit through the Land of Snow to the... [More]
Directed By: Emile Ardolino

#44
Adjusted Score: 54.864%
Critics Consensus: Jim Carrey shines as the Grinch. Unfortunately, it's not enough to save this movie. You'd be better off watching the TV cartoon.
Synopsis: The curmudgeonly recluse Grinch, who hates Christmas, becomes annoyed with the out-of-control Christmas festivities in Whoville, the town lying below... [More]
Directed By: Ron Howard

#43

Uncle Nick (2015)
45%

#43
Adjusted Score: 20.798%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Lewd, drunken Uncle Nick (Brian Posehn, Mr. Show, The Sarah Silverman Program) stumbles his way through his brother's cookie cutter-family's... [More]
Directed By: Chris Kasick

#42
#42
Adjusted Score: 14.595%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: To keep her spirits high when their son leaves for college, Manhattanite Kate Conrad (Kristin Davis) has booked a 'second... [More]
Directed By: Ernie Barbarash

#41

Red Christmas (2017)
45%

#41
Adjusted Score: 41.2%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Matriarch Diane (Dee Wallace) has invited her children to celebrate one last Christmas in their family home. Amid celebrations and... [More]
Directed By:

#40
Adjusted Score: 37.508%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A year after Amber helped Richard secure the crown, the two are set to tie the knot in a royal... [More]
Directed By: John Schultz

#39
#39
Adjusted Score: 13.779%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A young woman must deliver a Christmas card to a family friend in order to claim her inheritance. Along the... [More]
Directed By: Ernie Barbarash

#38
#38
Adjusted Score: 9.156%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: When Eric Roth (Luke Grimes) goes on an impulsive journey to find the father he never knew, his search takes... [More]
Directed By: David E. Talbert

#37

Believe (2016)
33%

#37
Adjusted Score: 8.453%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In a small town going through tough economic times, business owner Matthew Peyton (Ryan O'Quinn) struggles between his desire for... [More]
Directed By: Billy Dickson

#36
#36
Adjusted Score: 9.283%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A struggling but talented photographer inherits an antique holiday advent calendar, the contents of which seem to predict the future.... [More]
Directed By: Bradley Walsh

#35
Adjusted Score: 28.553%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: When one of Santa's reindeer suddenly announces his retirement, he needs to find a replacement and fast! Against all odds,... [More]
Directed By: Jennifer Westcott

#34
#34
Adjusted Score: 31.464%
Critics Consensus: Unaccompanied Minors, while featuring credible performances by its mostly young cast, is simply a rehash of other, funnier movies.
Synopsis: A handful of kids stranded without their parents is determined to make the most of a bad situation in this... [More]
Directed By: Paul Feig

#33
#33
Adjusted Score: 21.024%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: From bestselling author, Max Lucado, comes The Christmas Candle, a timeless holiday film for the entire family. Deep in the... [More]
Directed By: John Stephenson

#32
Adjusted Score: 8.326%
Critics Consensus: A mirthless movie as fresh as last year's fruit cake, Christmas with the Kranks is a coarse, garish comedy that promotes conformity.
Synopsis: After faithfully and happily celebrating Christmas their entire lives, and with their daughter Blair in Peru to serve a stint... [More]
Directed By: Joe Roth

#31

Pottersville (2017)
0%

#31
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Directed By: Seth Henrikson

#30
#30
Adjusted Score: 0%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: After accidentally destroying a bag of Christmas wishes from a small town on the eve of Christmas Eve, two junior... [More]
Directed By: Neale Kimmel

#29
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: When the Abominable Snowman and his two kids are chased out of their hideaway by a scientist determined to capture... [More]
Directed By: Chad Van De Keere

#28
#28
Adjusted Score: 0%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A bickering family head to a cabin for the holidays and provide temporary shelter to another family, whose display of... [More]
Directed By: George Erschbamer

#27
#27
Adjusted Score: 0%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: An elf must get Santa's broken sleigh back in time for Christmas.... [More]
Directed By: Jay Surridge

#26
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: 'Twas the day before Christmas and all through the yard the Cat in the Hat and his guests partied hard.... [More]
Starring: Martin Short
Directed By: Tony Collingwood

#25
Adjusted Score: 0%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Gwyneth Hayden is a 30-something marketing executive with a top-notch career, killer wardrobe, dream apartment and great friends. She thinks... [More]
Directed By: Corbin Bernsen

#24
Adjusted Score: 0%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A headstrong woman fights the odds to save her family's Smoky Mountain berry farm, even calling in a favor from... [More]
Directed By: Gary Wheeler

#23
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Directed By: Justin G. Dyck

#22

Dear Santa (2011)

#22
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Beverly Hills 90210 alumni Jason Priestly takes the helm for this warmhearted romantic comedy about a die-hard party girl struggling... [More]
Directed By: Jason Priestley

#21
Adjusted Score: 0%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A Dogwalker's Christmas Tale is the story of a privileged 21-year-old college student Luce Lockhart (Lexi Giovagnoli, 1 Chance 2... [More]
Directed By: Letia Clouston

#20
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Join your favorite DreamWorks friends for these four holiday specials. Watch as those zany zoosters from Madagascar save Christmas, Donkey... [More]

#19
Adjusted Score: 0%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Jilted by her high-powered fiance just before Thanksgiving, and terrifed of disappointing her demanding mother, Hillary Burns hires an unemployed... [More]
Directed By: Jim Fall

#18
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A woman unexpectedly has a fatal accident just before Christmas, and to her surprise she isn't granted entry into Heaven... [More]
Directed By: Edmund Entin, Gary Entin

#17
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Po celebrates Winter Feast, his favorite holiday. Every year, Po and his father hang decorations, cook together and serve noodle... [More]
Directed By: Tim Johnson

#16
#16
Adjusted Score: 0%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A newly-single woman finds herself torn between two men after she kisses a handsome man on an elevator around the... [More]
Directed By: Michael Feifer

#15
Adjusted Score: 0%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Directed By: Kenny Young

#14
Adjusted Score: 0%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Starring:
Directed By:

#13

Santa Claws (2014)

#13
Adjusted Score: 0%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Santa is allergic to cats, so he has a policy against delivering them as gifts. But little Tommy has been... [More]
Directed By: Glenn R. Miller

#12
Adjusted Score: 0%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A lawyer travels to Vermont to broker the sale of an inn and learns that it is haunted by a... [More]
Directed By: David Jackson

#11

Tree Man (2016)

#11
Adjusted Score: 0%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Every holiday season, hundreds of Christmas tree sellers from across North America descend upon the streets of New York City... [More]
Starring:

#10
#10
Adjusted Score: 0%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: An all-new holiday adventure featuring the Trolls. When the Queen of the Trolls, Poppy, finds out that the Bergens do... [More]
Directed By: Joel Crawford

#9
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Directed By: Kenny Young

#8
Adjusted Score: 0%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Two girls from completely different worlds switch places to avoid having to spend Christmas with their families, but a Christmas... [More]
Directed By: Harvey Lowry

#7
#7
Adjusted Score: 0%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A storm hits Izzy's town while she is at school. There, she sees three suspicious-looking individuals sneaking about the school... [More]
Directed By: Michael Kampa

#6

Holly Star (2018)

#6
Adjusted Score: 0%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Sloan returns home for the holidays and gets caught up in a mysterious treasure hunt with her paintball-obsessed best friend,... [More]
Directed By: Michael A. Nickles

#5

Santa Girl (2019)

#5
Adjusted Score: 0%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Directed By: Blayne Weaver

#4
Adjusted Score: 0%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Directed By: Marita Grabiak

#3
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Lovable canine Benji leads her human owners on a journey to the North Pole in this family-oriented television special. At... [More]
Directed By: Joe Camp

#2
Adjusted Score: 0%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The Marvel Heroes unite to try and stop Loki and the frost giant Ymir from conquering the world as the... [More]
Directed By: Mitch Schauer

#1
Adjusted Score: 0%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Kate & Humphrey and their 3 wolf cubs (Stinky, Claudette and Runt) are happily preparing to celebrate their first winter... [More]
Directed By: Richard Rich, Anthony Bell

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The Christmas Project
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Holiday Baggage
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The Koala Brothers Outback Christmas
Happy Holidays from Madagascar
Oddbods: Navidad en Peligro

The Magic Snowflake
Mariah Carey’s Merriest Christmas
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A Storybots Christmas

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