“Bah humbug!” Feeling like the Grinch when you snap at your kids after they announce their boredom for the 37th time just days into the Christmas holidays? We know that entertaining your kids over the holidays is no easy job and finding ways to keep them occupied is a Herculean task. Christmas means cups of hot chocolate, putting up and decorating the tree and – most importantly – curl up and watch movies.
We’ve got a list of our favourite Christmas movies on Netflix right now.
Scroll down to see which movies made the cut.
The Princess Switch
The Princess Switch is Netflix’s second royal holiday instalment, following the release of The Christmas Prince series—and it does not disappoint. Vanessa Hudgens’ double role in this Christmas rom-com is perfect to watch with your starry-eyed teenager.
The Princess Switch 2: Switched Again
When Margaret’s Christmas coronation complicates her love life, her double Stacy steps in to save the day. But will a third look-alike ruin their plan? You have to watch it if you haven’t!
The Christmas Chronicles
The Christmas Chronicles dropped on Netflix a while ago. In this film, two siblings join Santa Claus for an unforgettable Christmas Eve adventure.
The Christmas Chronicles 2
The Christmas Chronicles 2 serves up a sweet second helping of holiday cheer that makes the most of its marvellously matched leads.
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
In this new musical starring Forest Whitaker, Keegan-Michael Key, and Phylicia Rashad, a toymaker and his granddaughter brings a magical world to life with a special invention.
Dolly Parton’s Christmas On The Square
Besides a whole lot of singing and dancing, Christmas on the Square sees a rich, nasty Scrooge-like woman. Of course, the power of Christmas spirit can overcome even the grumpiest holiday hater, and with the help actual angel.
A young elf mistakes a tiny alien for a Christmas gift, not knowing her new plaything has plans to destroy Earth’s gravity — and steal all the presents.
Dragons: Rescue Riders: Huttsgalor Holiday
Winter festivals are fun — but fire-breathing dragons make them complicated. Will they ruin the festivities? Find out.
This movie is the simplest way to teach your kids about the true message of Christmas – to be kind and generous. This Netflix original talks about the heart-warming story of Angela’s Christmas wish she comes up with after a visit to the church with her family.
Holiday Rush is a Netflix Christmas romcom, so you know exactly what you’re getting when you hit play. But don’t expect any magic or royalty in this one; Holiday Rush is a grounded movie about a radio DJ moves, who after being fired, in with his aunt, bringing along his four spoiled children.
Puppy Star Christmas
Did you know there was something like a bad dog?? Four mischievous dogs hijack Santa and the North Pole for themselves. It’s up to four lovable puppies to save Santa and in turn Christmas. Filled with oodles of cuteness, this is a must-watch for your kids.
An animated redo of Dr Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, will make you remember your childhood as you watch along with your kid. A peek into the Grinch’s childhood is sure to bring a smile to your face.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
This one’s a classic for kids, for sure. Huddle in with your kids and relive your favourite Christmas movie from your childhood. Watch to see how the ever-entertaining Jim Carrey brings the green meanie-turned-softie to life.
Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws
Are you a dog person? If you’re a fan of the Air Bud series, you’ll love the spin-off Santa Buddies: The Legend of Santa Paws. And what’s better than one dog movie? A prequel, The Search for Santa Paws, and a sequel, Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups.
After a young postman is posted to the North Pole for being the worst postman, he finds Santa hiding out and the two become unlikely friends. From the creators of Despicable Me, this new movie promises to bring the Christmas cheer home.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Kevin is back in this sequel and comes face to face with his enemies once again. A 90’s favourite, sit with your child to experience the adventure that the actors take through the streets of New York during the peak holiday season.
A Christmas Carol
This adaptation of Dickens’ novella is a crowd favourite. Ebenezer Scrooge, a spiteful and miserly man, encounters three spirits on Christmas Eve who shows him the folly of his ways.
The Polar Express
Join the young boys and girls as they embark on their journey to the North Pole for the adventure of a lifetime. Maybe you’ll hear the bell that only rings “for all who believe.”
The Christmas Project
What Christmas is complete without some brotherly drama, a bully, and some charity? The protagonist looks back on his memorable Christmas of 1986, which is filled with fun, family and, “elving.”