After we’ve carved the pumpkins, eaten the turkey and survived Black Friday, it’s time to sit back, eat fudge and watch our favorite holiday movies on Netflix. This year, our choices include classic holiday films as well as some original Netflix movies. Many are comedies and some are tales of romance, but each one has a positive message about love and family. And who doesn’t need a bit of positivity right about now?
Dec. 1: Home for the Holidays
Kelly Clarkson makes a surprise visit when the Boovs, a family of aliens, celebrate their very first holiday season. This animated film is an intergalactic take on the best and worst holiday traditions.
Dec. 6: Trolls Holiday Special
When the Queen of the Trolls, Poppy, finds out that the Bergens do not have holidays, she enlists help from her friends, Branch and the Snack Pack, to help her bring holidays to the Bergens.
Dec. 8: El Camino Christmas
Christmas Eve doesn’t go exactly as expected when a man ends up ends up barricaded in a liquor store with five other strangers in El Camino, Nevada. This holiday comedy stars Dax Shepard, Jessica Alba and Vincent D’Onofrio.
Dec. 10: You Can’t Fight Christmas
An interior designer (Brély Evans) sets out to decorate the Chesterton Hotel for the holidays when she begins to fall for the hotel owner’s handsome grandson, Edmund James (Andra Fuller), and uncovers a secret plan that will destroy the hotel’s legacy.
Dec. 12: The Santa Clause 1, 2 and 3
Tim Allen plays a man who accidentally kills Santa on Christmas Eve, only to find out that a clause in a contract means he must take Santa’s place.
Dec. 19: Miss Me This Christmas
This is the story about a perfect couple (Erica Ash and Redaric Williams) who celebrated a fairytale Christmas wedding three years ago but now find their marriage on the rocks. Could divorce really be the holiday gift this husband and wife are giving each other?
Here are some classic holiday movies to rewatch or share with your kids:
An American Tail
If your family celebrates Hanukkah, you might want to stream this Steven Spielberg animated gem about a Russian mouse named Fievel who immigrates to America and must navigate a strange new culture.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
This Dr. Seuss tale is a staple for Christmastime. Jim Carrey makes a perfectly despicable Grinch, who tries to steal the holiday from the residents of Whoville.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
It’s just not Christmas without this Oscar-nominated animated film. Jack Skellington (Danny Elfman), the king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home cause confusion.
Pee-wee’s Big Holiday
This Netflix original from 2016 stars Paul Reubens and Joe Manganiello. Pee-wee Herman has a fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger that ends up inspiring him to take his first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny.
Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye play a successful song-and-dance team who become romantically involved with a sister act (Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen). Together, they team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.
What movies will your family stream this holiday? Let us know in the comments.