Top Five: Best Christmas Netflix Movies

It’s Christmastime once again, and as always Netflix has created a Holiday Favourites section on their site. Unfortunately, there’s a lot of crap on there, so we’re hear to sift through all of that and find the best options for your Christmas evening.

  1. How the Grinch Stole Christmas. There’s the classic animated version, and then the Jim Carrey adaptation. Personally, I really enjoy Carrey’s live action edition as the world is developed so much more fully and you get a look at way more of the Whoville characters.
  2. The Legend of Frosty the Snowman. Just like the Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer movie, it’s a classic. You basically have to watch it every year. Unfortunately, Rudolph isn’t on Netflix so I can’t watch my favourite unless I find it on TV, but this is a good backup.
  3. Nightmare Before Christmas. Some disagree whether this is a Christmas or Halloween movie, but why not watch it for both?
  4. Arthur Christmas. Animated movies are certainly stealing this list, but that’s more because Netflix is lacking in the best movies than anything else. This is a fun, recent film that the kids will enjoy and parents won’t get annoyed by.
  5. Christmas with the Kranks. Admittedly not fantastic, but it’s a fun modern adaptation of Dickens’ Christmas Carol. We all get frustrated with the Christmas hype sometimes, so why not revel in it.

Netflix doesn’t have a big list of Christmas movies, and most of them aren’t that great. Hopefully you have Love Actually and Die Hard, my two personal favourites, and can round out a good Christmas movie night.