With the Christmas season just beginning, now is the perfect time to get stuck into those Christmas movies! If you’re like me and have been waiting all year round to start watching those all-time favourites, then this list will be a lifesaver for you. Whatever Christmas movie you’re into, whether that’s a romance or comedy, we’ve picked the best movies on Netflix and Prime this year. So, if you want to know what to watch for the next two months, then here are the best Christmas movies on Prime and Netflix.

1. Netflix + Prime- How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Starting with a classic, How The Grinch Stole Christmas is on both Netflix and Prime this year, so you really don’t have any excuses if you don’t watch it. This is a great movie to watch no matter how you feel about Christmas, and is the perfect movie to kick off the Christmas season.

2. Prime – Santa Claus: The Movie

Again with another classic, Santa Claus: The Movie is the perfect movie to get into the Christmas spirit. If you haven’t seen this movie before, it’s about Santa dealing with his workload today compared to years and years ago. It’s a pretty easy movie to watch, and although not many people talk about it, it’s still a fantastic Christmas movie.

3. Netflix – Let It Snow

One of the most recent movies on this list is Let It Snow. If you love romantic comedies, then this is the perfect movie for you, as this film follows the relationships of a group of people after a snowstorm hits their village. It’s probably a bit cliche, but sometimes, those are the best types of movies to watch.

4. Prime – Deck The Halls

Deck The Halls is a great Christmas movie on Prime this year. This comedy follows two neighbours, who go to war with each other over who has the best Christmas lights. It sounds ridiculous, but it’s a hilarious movie to watch, and definitely a great Christmas movie on Prime.

5. Netflix – Christmas Chronicles 

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The Christmas Chronicles isn’t the most well-known Christmas movie, but it is starting to get more talked about. Made in 2018, it’s a comedy about a group of siblings planning to trap Santa on Christmas Eve, but as you can imagine, things go wrong. It’s definitely a movie to watch, and who knows, it might even become your favourite.

6. Prime – Scrooged

Another movie that isn’t talked about nearly enough is Scrooged. We’ve all heard the classic Scrooge tale, and this movie is a version of that story. It’s about this TV executive who sees Christmas only as an opportunity for financial gain, and throughout the night he is visited by ghosts to change his perspective. It’s easy to watch and heartwarming as well – what more could you want?

7. Netflix – The Claus Family

The Claus Family is a pretty recent Christmas movie, as it only came out in 2020. Although you may not have heard of it before, it has a really nice story, following this boy who hates Christmas, but then discovers his grandfather is Santa Claus. If you love feel-good comedies, then this is a great Christmas movie on Netflix to watch.

8. Prime – It’s A Wonderful Life

One of my favourite movies of all time has to be It’s A Wonderful Life. This classic Christmas movie is one of the oldest ones on the list, as it was released in 1946. This movie follows George Bailey, who’s fallen upon hard times in his life, but is visited by an angel. That’s about as much as I can say without spoiling the whole film, but trust me, it’s a good one to watch.

9. Netflix – Falling For Christmas

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Falling For Christmas was released in 2022, so it hasn’t had a lot of time to gain popularity yet. This romantic comedy is about a girl who loses her memory in an accident, and starts to fall in love with one of the locals. If you love romantic comedies, then this is the perfect movie for you to watch this Christmas season.

10. Prime – Crown For Christmas

If you’re looking for a funny romantic comedy, then Crown For Christmas is one you definitely have to watch. This movie was made in 2018, but it hasn’t gained a lot of popularity. But, if you’re looking for a new movie to watch this Christmas, then why not try this one!

11. Netflix + Prime  – The Holiday

Another romantic comedy on the list is The Holiday, a movie about two people who swap houses, and end up falling in love with local people. This movie has been around for a while, so if you’ve seen it a million times before or if this is your first time hearing of it, it’s definitely a Christmas movie on Netflix to try this year!

12. Prime – Just In Time For Christmas

Just In Time For Christmas is about a psychology professor choosing between her dream job or marrying the love of her life, and obviously it’s set at Christmas time. This is more of a heartwarming movie that will keep your attention all the way through!

13. Netflix – Christmas With A View

If you’re wanting to watch a bit of a mysterious movie, then Christmas With A View might be for you. This movie follows the manager of a restaurant that has recently failed, when her whole world is turned upside down when a new chef arrives. It’s definitely a romance, but with a little mystery aspect to it as well.

14. Netflix – A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish

Now most of us probably watched A Cinderella Story when we were younger, but I doubt we’ve all seen the Christmas movie! It’s basically the plot of Cinderella, but with a twist, as this movie follows a singer trying to become famous, until she meets someone that is.

15. Prime – Trains, Planes, And Automobiles

One of my favourite Christmas comedies has to be Trains, Planes, And Automobiles. This comedy is about two strangers trying to get home for Christmas after their flight is cancelled, but they both keep bumping into each other. It’s a classic movie that never gets old, so you definitely have to watch this one this year!

16. Netflix – David And The Elves

Another heartwarming Christmas movie is David And The Elves, following a boy who’s sad that his parents have forgotten the meaning of Christmas. That is, until he meets an elf, who helps him find his grandparents. This movie also came out recently, in 2021, so although you may not have heard of it before, it’s definitely one to try out this Christmas!

17. Prime – Christmas Miracle

Christmas Miracle is categorised as a drama, so obviously this one’s a movie to watch! Strangers find shelter in a church during a snowstorm, and throughout the night they rely on each other to get through it all. If you want to watch a new movie this Christmas, then try this one out!

18. Netflix – Bad Santa 2

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If you’ve seen the first Bad Santa, then you know this is a great comedy to watch. There’s a lot going on in this movie, so it’s best if you watch it yourselves and find out whether you like it or not, but you’ll definitely get a few laughs either way.

Now you’re definitely prepared for the Christmas season, as you have plenty of movies to catch up on! If you’re looking for more Christmassy things to watch this season, then check out our article on binge-worthy reality TV shows on Netflix this Christmas!