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The Perfect Christmas Movies To Go With Your Hot Chocolate

By Somdutta Mazumder

Updated - Dec. 8, 2021 9 min read

With the calendar year reaching the brink of renewal and the temperatures steadily plummeting, the yearning for christmas magnifies tenfold. All we can wish for, is to fast forward the next few days and wake up to a chilly Christmas morning. Well, we have a cheap time travel hack for you! 


Christmas movies may sometimes be full of cheese, but then again, the best things in life usually are. And the instant fuzzy warm feeling makes binging the best Christmas movies on the occassion of the golly eve, more than worth it. But with the massive heap of Christmas movies out there, picking the perfect watch may seem like a bit of a struggle. Rest assured, we are here to help. Read on to discover the best Christmas movies online that are perfect to ignite that holiday spirit!


1. Love Actually

A Christmas movie classic, Love Actually is the perfect comfort watch to keep you company on the night of Christmas. This Christmas movie has the ability to instantaneously make you feel warm on the inside, by bringing to you, several realisations about the process of pining for and struggling with love, and the complications inherently present in human relationships. This Christmas movie will take you on a rollercoaster of emotions, with heady highs and painful heartbreaks


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Plot: Tracing the lives of 8 couples struggling with their own unique romantic issues during the month before Christmas in the city of London, by weaving a loosely inter-linked tale of love, friendship and relationships. 


Director:  Richard Curtis

Star Cast: Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson

IMDb Rating: 7.6/10


2. How The Grinch Stole Christmas

A holiday movie replete with reminders of a comforting childhoood and hillarious moments leaving you with tears of happiness streaming down your face, How The Grinch Stole Christmas is an old-school entertaining Christmas movie. Jim Carrey's expressions, voice and mannerisms lend a strong foundation to the character of Grinch and the dreamy town of Whoville is the perfect fictional winter wonderland to escape to!


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Plot: A green, spiteful grinch living in the outskirts of Whoville plots to ruin Christmas for all the residents of the town. 

Director:  Ron Howard

Star Cast:  Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Kelley

IMDb Rating: 6.1/10


3. A Christmas Carol

It doesn't get more Christmasy than this classic Dickensian tale of realisation and redemption. Jim Carrey's multiple characters, despite being mostly CGI, manage to deliver some profound life lessons with the ease of witty humour. The cinematic elements in this re-telling pack in extra amusement and entertainment making it the perfect light-hearted Christmas marathon movie! 


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Watch it on Disney+ Hoststar


Plot: This animated narration of Charles Dickens' classic novel tells the story of a Victorian-era miser who sets out on a path of redemption after encountering several Christmas appartitions. 


Director: Robert Zemeckis

Star Cast: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth 

IMDb Rating: 6.8/10



4. The Christmas Chronicles

This Christmas movie has the coolest Santa ever, hands down! Kurt Russell's unique personality breathes life into the magical tale of Santa Claus. The younger actors lend just the right amount of wit and character to the story, and the over-arching theme of adventure and un-earthing treasures with childish wonder, make this Christmas movie the fuzziest friend to snuggle up with on a chilly Christmas eve!


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Plot: Follow a sibling pair on an adventure of a lifetime that ensues following their plan to catch Santa Claus on camera. 


Director:  Clay Kaytis

Star Cast: Kurt Russell, Darby Camp, Judah Lewis

IMDb Rating: 7.1/10


5. A Christmas Prince

A short and sweet feel-good Christmas movie on Netflix, A Christmas Prince persuades you to cheer for the main character as she ends up becoming the knight in shining armour to an actual prince. This Christmas movie is packed with stunning sceneries that accurately reflect the beauty of a white Christmas. If you love rom-coms, stream this Christmas movie on Netflix right now!


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Plot: A reporter posing as an undercover tutor to gather information about a playboy prince ends up caught in a royal affair and on a journey of love.


Director:  Alex Zamm

Star Cast: Karen Schaler, Nate Atkins 

IMDb Rating: 5.7/10


6. Elf 

With well-written characters and a refreshing storyline, Elf is a top pick in the list of best Christmas movies on Netflix. Will Ferrel's natural charm shines through the character of Elf and the supporting characters go miles to authenticate the plot. The story in this Christmas movie progresses at a steadfast pace with the right amount of humorous punches!


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Plot: A man raised as an elf at the North Pole discovers he is actually human and sets off on a quest to New York City to find his father. 


Director: Jon Favreau

Star Cast: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart 

IMDb Rating: 6.9/10 


7. The Polar Express

This movie is absolutely magical and there is no other way to describe it! The Polar Express will deliver you right back to your childhood days of curiosity, amazement and wonder at the world around and you may even walk away from this Christmas movie with a new-found faith in Santa Claus! The storyline is thrilling and heartwarming, in equal measure and the animation as well as special effects are in a league of their own!


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Plot: The enchanting story of a young boy who embarks on the adventure of his life to the North Pole on the Polar Express.


Director: Robert Zemeckis

Star Cast: Tom Hanks, Chris Coppola, Michael Jeter 

IMDb Rating: 6.6/10


8. Once Upon A Holiday

A highly underrated and engaging Christmas movie on Netflix, Once Upon A Holiday is your usual princess fairytale but with a modern, New York spin! The lead actors have done their jobs tremendously well with an accurate potrayal of the subtext of the script. The screenplay, whilst being a tad cheesy, does not seem entirely far-fetched and the romantic chemistry between the lead characters makies this Christmas movie, more than worth it!


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Plot: The story of a princess who escapes from her band of people to explore New York City on Christmas and ends up crossing paths with a charming stranger. 


Director:  James Head

Star Cast: Briana Evigan, Paul Campbell, Greg Evigan 

IMDb Rating: 6.2/10


9. Jingle All The Way

Businessman Howard Langston, is hard at work taking orders from customers to whom he just can't say no, including his son, Jamie, who asked for the hottest action figure of the season--Turbo Man! But Howard is facing one BIG problem. It's Christmas Eve and Turbo Man has been sold out since Thanksgiving! Howard's trek to find Turbo Man turns into an odyssey wilder than he could have ever imagined. You can watch it on Netflix and Hotstar.

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Watch it on Disney+ Hoststar

Plot: That rare family-themed Christmas movie that isn't really aimed at kids. It's actually aimed at adults.


Director: Brian Levant

Star Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman

IMDb Rating: 5.9/10



10. Beauty and The Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

Celebrate the most magical time of the year with this special edition of the irresistible holiday movie inspired by Disney's beloved classic. Share the wonder as Mrs. Potts recounts another "tale as old as time" about a Christmas past that almost wasn't - thanks to the scheming of former court composer Forte who is determined to keep Belle and Beast apart forever. This enchanting adventure boasts exciting bonus features, delightful songs, spellbinding visuals, and enduring themes of hope, friendship, and love. Your family will enjoy the spirit of the season all year long with the timeless magic of Beauty And The Beast: The Enchanted Christmas.

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Watch it on Disney+ Hoststar

Plot: Belle prepares for Christmas despite Beast's hatred for the season. Forte, a pipe organ, schemes to trick Belle into leaving the castle, as he thinks her attempts might end the curse.


Director: Andrew Knight

Star Cast:  Stars Paige O'Hara(voice), Robby Benson(voice), Jerry Orbach(voice)

IMDb Rating: 6.2/10



So there you have it folks! A curated list of the best Christmas movies on Netflix this season that are perfect for a chilly night! So grab your favourite blanket and a mug of hot chocolate, and prep yourself for a long Christmas movie marathon! Happy holidays! 




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