These Are the Best Christmas Movies on Netflix

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The holidays are upon us which means it's time to listen to Mariah Carey and Justin Bieber's "All I Want for Christmas Is You" on repeat (just kidding, don't do that), deck yourself out in tinsel, and settle down with some Netflix. The streaming company should be adding more and more holiday titles to their selection, but here's the best of what's available now. (Tragically Love Actually isn't on this list. Thanks for nothing, Netflix.)

A Very Murray Christmas

Starring: Bill Murray, George Clooney, Paul Shaffer, Amy Poehler, Michael Cera, Chris Rock, David Johansen, Maya Rudolph, Jason Schwartzman, Jenny Lewis, Rashida Jones, and Miley Cyrus.

Bill Murray's variety special is almost as delectable as a giant yule log, and is packed full of more celebrity cameos than you'll know what to do with—including Miley Cyrus, who sings "Silent Night" atop a piano while dressed as a sexy Santa. In other words, it's just Miley being Miley.


Starring: Phoebe Cates, Corey Feldman, Zach Galligan, Judge Reinhold, and Howie Mandel.

If you're not of the opinion that Gremlins is one of the best Christmas movies of all time, the holiday spirit clearly hasn't fully taken control of you yet. The 1984 film–about a group of deranged, furry Gremlins who terrorize a town on Christmas eve–is campy, funny, and a true joy. In fact, more like "Joy to the world Gremlins has come," amirite.

A Holiday Engagement

Starring: Haylie Duff and a bunch of other not-that-famous people, but really all that matters here is Haylie Duff.

Okay, so, is this movie good? That depends on your definition of good. If that definition is "a somewhat cheesy holiday rom-com that stars Hilary Duff's sister and makes for good I'm-alone-on-a-Friday-night-what-should-I-do viewing," then yes, this movie is good. Also, it's about a woman who hires a guy to play her boyfriend for the holidays—so what's not to love?

Christmas with the Kranks

Starring: Tim Allen, Jaime Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, and Felicity Huffman.

Tim Allen's brought us some truly great Christmas movies (The Santa Clause, anyone?) and Christmas with the Kranks is a nostalgia-ridden classic. The movie title alone should sell you, but it's basically about a couple who attempt to skip Christmas one year, and find that chaos/hijinks ensue. Lesson learned: never pass up an opportunity to exchange gifts and eat fruit cake all day.

Black Mirror: White Christmas

Starring: Jon Hamm, Oona Chaplin, and Rafe Spall.

This brilliant Christmas episode of Black Mirror stars Hamm and Spall as two men telling each other stories as a way to pass time while stationed at a "remote outpost." We won't give anything else away (this is a spoiler free zone), but watch it. You won't be disappointed.

White Christmas

Starring: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen.

White Christmas is a truly beautiful classic—with gorgeous dance numbers, memorable songs, and strong vintage vibes. The movie follows a performing duo who head to a remote hotel in pursuit of two talented sisters, and it gifted us the lyric: "lord help the mister who comes between me and my sister, and lord help the sister who comes between me and my man."

BoJack Horseman Christmas Special: Sabrina's Christmas Wish

Starring: Will Arnett, Aaron Paul, Alison Brie, Adam Conover, and Kristen Schaal.

Long story short, it's Christmas and Bojack is being a Grinch. Coziness and LOLs ensue, as does a certain amount of introspection—as is typical of the show. If you enjoy Bojack Horseman and somehow haven't watched this yet, now is the time.


Starring: Penélope Cruz, Susan Sarandon, Paul Walker, Alan Arkin, and Robin Williams.

This is one of those movies about strangers who inevitably get linked together—and happens to take place over Christmas in New York. Interestingly, Robin Williams' role in the film was uncredited.

Bridget Jones Diary

Starring: Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, and Colin Firth

This isn't technically a Christmas movie, but so much of it takes place over the holidays, it felt right to include. Mr. Darcy's Christmas sweater is basically a character in itself.

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