Netflix Christmas movies are something special. They’re like something straight out of a Harlequin romance novel. (Like, for real– some of these are actually based on romance novels.) The campy acting, super-cute heroines and all-too-hunky guys might seem a little bit overdone, but let’s be honest, WE ARE TOTALLY OKAY WITH THAT.
It’s Christmas for crying out loud. In between shopping, planning, prepping and wrapping, isn’t that what we all WANT?!
And, since I’ve done my research, and watched them all for you– here’s your definitive guide to 2018 Christmas movies on Netflix
The Holiday Calendar
When a special advent calendar is passed down through the generations, what could happen?
I’ll be honest, this one didn’t really do it for me. I need a little more chemistry than the mains were putting off. But if you’re looking for an afternoon movie to watch while you browse through insta, it’ll work.
The Princess Switch
That one chick we haven’t really seen anyone in since High School Musical, Vanessa Hudgens, stars as a spunky baker and a spontaneous princess in this Parent-Trap meets Princess Diaries extravaganza.
This movie was so campy, every surprise was completely predictable, and the accents were all over the place, and I didn’t even care because this movie was BEYOND CUTE. BEYOND. The only thing I didn’t like about it was that it ended. I wish I was still watching it right now.
Christmas Wedding Planner
A super cute wedding planner hopeful does just about anything she can to save her first ever wedding that is sure to put her on the MAP.
(To be fair, this one isn’t a Netflix original, but it’s all new to Netflix this year and it’s a Christmas movie, and it fits right into the mix.)
The mom from Gossip Girl turned out to be one of my favorite characters. The quirky wedding planner was fun to watch. Oh, and also… JOEY FATONE IS IN THIS. So like, it’s totally worth your time. Especially considering the love-interest was a babe in the best possible way. So rugged, so handsome, so self-deprecating.
The Christmas Chronicles
A couple of kids hang out with Santa for a sort of Harry Potter style Home Alone.
I mean Kurt Russel as Santa is cool and all, but this movie is much more for families with younger ones. It’s fun to watch, but I love a good rom-com style romance and a spunky female as the protag in my Christmas Tea.
Christmas With a View
When two top chefs meet and fall in love, it’s Christmas in the kitchen– until another cook shows up and tries to ruin everything with his evil plans!
Meh. I’d watch it again for the first time if it was Christmas, just because it left me with a warm gooey feeling inside. Poor girl though, couldn’t get her car to start for anything.
A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding
Our favorite royal/normie couple is BACK and there’s going to be a ROYAL WEDDING y’all. A ROYAL WEDDING. (If you haven’t seen the first movie, check out my review of A Christmas Prince.)
This movie is all the things. At once. It’s everything you ever hoped for, and so many things you didn’t even know you were even going to hope for. I’ve never been happier for a sequel.
And so, if you’re a Christmas movie junkie like me– let’s pop some popcorn and live happily ever after– Jingle style.