The holiday season is not really upon us yet. In fact, for spooky season enthusiasts, Halloween lasts all through November—at least in spirit. But if you are one of those who are already in the mood for jingles bells and holiday cheer, Netflix has you covered.
Netflix has become a treasure trove of feel-good Christmas films over the years. From heartwarming animated classics like Klaus and Arthur Christmas to the iconic How the Grinch Stole Christmas, there’s a lot to enjoy to get into holiday mode.
So grab your hot cocoa, cosy up in your favourite blanket, and let the magic of these films envelop you in the warmth of the holiday spirit.
Whether you’re seeking laughter, tears, or a bit of both, these movies will undoubtedly make your binge session a little brighter.
Five holiday movies to bing on Netflix:
Klaus is an animated masterpiece that reimagines the origin story of Santa Claus. The film introduces us to a selfish and lazy postman named Jesper, who is sent to a remote, frozen island as a last-ditch effort to shape up. There, he encounters a mysterious toymaker named Klaus, and their unlikely friendship sparks the holiday spirit in the town of Smeerensburg.
With breathtaking animation, a heartwarming story, and a fantastic voice cast, Klaus is a modern Christmas classic that will make you believe in the magic of giving.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
No holiday movie list is complete without the classic Dr. Seuss tale of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Jim Carrey’s brilliant portrayal of the Grinch and Ron Howard’s whimsical direction brought this beloved story to life in a way that has captivated audiences for years.
Join the Grinch on his journey from a holiday-hating recluse to someone who learns the true meaning of Christmas in the most heartwarming way possible.
Arthur Christmas (2011)
Arthur Christmas is a delightful animated film that answers a question that has puzzled children for generations: How does Santa deliver all those presents in one night? The answer lies in an ultra-modern operation at the North Pole run by the Claus family, with Santa’s clumsy and kind-hearted son, Arthur, on a mission to save one little girl’s Christmas.
This film blends humour, adventure, and heartfelt moments to remind us that the holiday season is all about spreading joy and kindness.
Better Watch Out (2016)
While the previous films are heartwarming, Better Watch Out takes a sharp turn into the realm of dark comedy and holiday horror, making it perfect for spooky film lovers who are also excited about Christmas.
This unique thriller revolves around a babysitter who must protect her charge from sinister intruders. While not your typical feel-good Christmas movie, Better Watch Out adds a dash of suspense and intrigue to your holiday binge-watching. Just be prepared for a few jolts alongside the festive atmosphere.
Happiest Season (2020)
For those looking for a more contemporary take on holiday romance, Happiest Season is a great choice. This film revolves around a young woman who plans to propose to her girlfriend at her family’s annual holiday party. However, her plans go awry when she discovers that her girlfriend hasn’t even come out to her conservative parents.