Christmas Movies to Watch on Netflix This Holiday Season
Christmas is just around the corner. Decorations are now being put up in homes, and it’s starting to feel more real now that it’s only a few weeks away.
Christmas has always held a special place in the hearts of Filipinos, and we celebrate it with love.
Simple things, such as brightly lit streets, to meeting families during the holiday season, play a significant role in the holiday’s specialness.
With everything that has happened over the last year, it has been difficult to feel the holiday spirit.
Others have even taken to the internet their heartbreak that it is no longer the same as it once was.
But don’t give up on Christmas, because Netflix is bringing us new movies to make our holidays extra special.
Here are the best Netflix holiday movies that will make us feel hopeful all over again. That is, after all, the true spirit of Christmas.
A Boy Called Christmas
Director: Gil Kenan
Writer: (Screenplay by) Ol Parker, (Based on the Book by) Matt Haig
Cast: Henry Lawfull, Maggie Smith, Joel Fry, Michiel Huisman
Release date: November 26, 2021
Runtime: 1h 43m
Nikolas, a boy who braved the cold to travel to the snowy north, embarks on an unexpected and amazing adventure.
It all started with his quest to find his father who was sent on a mission to find something hopeful and magical as the king had demanded.
This film offers us yet another interesting and fun version of how Christmas came to be.
And we will never get tired of stories about how it all began.
It is a story about hope and believing, as the film teaches us that “believing is as good as knowing.”
If you don’t have a time crunch, this should be on your list of Christmas films to watch.
Director & Writer: Daniel Ojari, Michael Please
Cast: Bronte Carmichael, Gillian Anderson, Adeel Akhtar
Release date: November 24, 2021
Robin, a mouse-raised robin, made a heartfelt wish on the Christmas star of becoming a real mouse.
She experienced role confusion after coming to understand that she is a bird but did not learn how to fly.
If you’re short on time and have a lot of other things planned besides watching movies, this is a perfect choice.
Its brief runtime is best suited for busy families and will not bore some of our family members with limited attention spans.
Its ridiculously cute animation is also great fun to watch with its cute musical scenes.
Will Robin ever be able to fly? Bring your family to see Robin’s journey to self-discovery in this short stop-motion and musical adventure.
The Princess Switch 3: Romancing The Star
Genre: Romantic Comedy Drama /Family
Director: Mike Rohl
Writer: Robin Bernheim, Megan Metzger
Cast: Vanessa Hudgens, Remy Hii, Sam Palladio, Nick Sagar
Release date: November 18, 2021
Runtime: 1h 41m
Following The Princess Switch 2: Switched Again, in which Fiona appeared as yet another doppelganger, it was clear that another sequel was on the way.
The Princess Switch is back at it again with its’s third sequel, Romancing the Star.
It told the story of Fiona, who was later reunited with his ex-lover after being sent on a mission by Queen Margaret to recover the stolen invaluable relic: The Star of Peace.
Vanessa Hudgens returned in this Christmas film with all three of his leading men in three different roles.
While this is a romantic comedy-drama, it also teaches us the value of time and family.
If you’re looking for a feel-good film with a hint of romance, get ready for a roller-coaster ride of many switches and twists.
Father Christmas is Back
Director: Philippe Martinez, Mick Davis
Writer: David Conolly, Dylanne Corcoran
Cast: Elizabeth Hurley, John Cleese, Kelsey Grammer, Nathalie Cox
Release date: November 7, 2021
Runtime: 1h 45m
We’ve got something new for you this time. Something that isn’t your typical ‘merry’ Christmas film, but is realistic and might even hit close to home.
Not many people appear to appreciate the film because Christmas is typically portrayed as merry, joyful, and simply magical in our culture.
However, this film depicted realistic events at home, implying that Christmas may not be the same for everyone.
Just like the Christmas family, who have had a difficult time putting up with each other on Christmas Day after a series of complicated events and feuds have arisen.
Maybe you’re Caroline Christmas, who goes above and beyond to make sure her family has the best Christmas ever, making sure that everything goes off without a hitch.
Or perhaps you’re one of those siblings who never stop fighting when they get together for a reunion.
If you’re looking for something different to watch this holiday season, rather than the usual cheesy fare, you should give this one a shot.
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Director: Hernan Jimenez
Writer: Danny Mackey, Rebecca Ewing
Cast: Nina Dobrev, Darren Barnet, Jimmy O. Yang
Release date: November 5, 2021
Runtime: 1h 45m
Saved the best for last!
To quote our girl Natalie, “It all started with a swipe.”
A writer known for writing about her failed internet dating experiences has tried her luck once more.
And there she met a gorgeous guy, Josh, who she said “may as well have been Zeus’ son,” thinking he was the one and that the stars had finally aligned for her.
After a few weeks of talking and getting along really well with each other, Natalie decided to fly 3,000 miles to surprise Josh on Christmas.
But it seems she didn’t have any luck on Christmas when she discovered she’d been catfished.
Is it going to be yet another episode of Natalie’s Disaster Date Stories, or will love arrive just in time for Christmas?
That concludes our list of films to watch over the holidays. Now get comfortable, sit back, and enjoy the holiday specials Netflix has prepared for you.
Joy Rencel loves writing feature stories about almost everything. She is on a quest to discover about life and how she can share it with the rest of the world through writing. She also enjoys her alone time, where she can catch up on her favorite series or simply obsess over interior design.