It’s the holiday season which can only mean one thing: Netflix is ready to introduce a slew of new Christmas content to get you into the festive spirit. From The Princess Switch 3 to Love Hard, nothing screams festive cheer than sitting on your couch after a long day and turning on a feel-good movie.
It’s become a yearly tradition that we look forward to partaking in, so without further ado, here are the top five Christmas movies on Netflix that you need to watch.
Love Hard (2021)
Love Hard starring Nina Dobrev (Vampire Diaries) and Darren Barnet (Never Have I Ever) is the first Christmas movie to be released by the streaming service this year. Based around the all-too-relatable struggles of online dating, Natalie, an LA-based journalist, flies to the East Coat to meet the man of her dreams — only to realise she’s been catfished. But things take a turn when the man who she was actually speaking to strikes up a deal with her, saying he’ll set her up with the man in the photos if she pretends to be his girlfriend for the holidays.
The Princess Switch 3: Romancing The Star (2021)
The Princess Switch series has become a fan favourite over the years, and Netflix is once again giving the people what they want with a third instalment. Starring Vanessa Hudgens, the romantic comedy is perfect for those wanting a fun flick. The Princess Switch 3 sees Margaret and Stacy (both played by Hudgens) team up with Margaret’s cousin Fiona (also played by Hudgens) to uncover the location of a stolen treasure. It may sound a bit confusing, but once you get into it, you’ll be hooked.
A Christmas Prince (2017)
You can’t make a list of the best Netflix Christmas movies without mentioning A Christmas Prince. The movie, which is now a trilogy, was first released back in 2017 and is based around an aspiring American journalist who is sent to the foreign country of Aldovia to uncover gossip about the royal family.
But what transpires is something that was beyond her wildest expectations, as the royals welcome her with open arms, and the prince shows a side of him that no one has ever seen before.
Brought to you by the creators of Love Hard, Holidate is a romantic comedy starring Emma Roberts and Luke Bracey. Fed up with being single over the holiday period, two strangers agree to be each other’s plus-ones all year long. But while the partnership started off as purely platonic, it didn’t take long for the two to want more.
The Christmas Chronicles (2018)
The lead up to Christmas just isn’t complete without watching The Christmas Chronicles at least once. Siblings Kate and Teddy devise a plan to catch Santa Clause on camera, however, things turn south when they are forced to team up with Saint Nick and save Christmas on time. The feel-good family movie stars Kurt Russell as Santa Clause himself and is filled with adventure and life-long lessons for everyone to enjoy.