Time to cuddle up on the sofa and make the most of that subscription
Now that work is finally quieting down (or will be soon- hang in there!) and most of the festive parties are over, it’s binge time. All you need is a cosy blanket, your favourite snacks, and Netflix, and you’ve got yourself a top-notch night in.
Read on to find the best holiday movies to binge on Netflix right now, and get yourself into the Christmas spirit.
The Polar Express (2004)
Based on the classic children’s book from 1985, this is a beautiful retelling of a young boy who goes on a Christmas adventure. After waking up on Christmas Eve night, he finds a mysterious train filled with other children waiting for him. It’s called the Polar Express, and it’s going to the North Pole, where one lucky child will receive the first gift of children. Warning: this stunning film is bitter-sweet, and may cause a few tears to fall, but nothing another mug of cocoa can’t fix.
Daddy’s Home 2 (2017)
Shake things up a bit with a light-hearted film about father’s trying to make their own holiday traditions. Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg are back in this sequel, which also stars John Cena, John Lithgow and Mel Gibson. This one is good for a giggle, as the men compete for ultimate ‘dad status’, and struggle to come to terms with their own relationships with their fathers.
The Princess Switch (2018)
Nothing screams ‘holiday film’ like a bit of cheese, and that’s exactly what you get in this Vanessa Hudgens masterpiece. It centres around a typical ‘swapped roles’ trope, where a Chicago baker switches lives with a Duchess of Montenaro. In an incredibly predictable turn of events, the two find their true selves, and their true loves, while living each other’s lives.
The Knight Before Christmas (2019)
Can’t get enough Vanessa Hudgens? Well you’re in luck, because she’s back with a brand-new made-for-tv film this year, and it’s ridiculous (in a good way). The Netflix-original follows a down-on-her love science teacher, who’s given up on finding ‘the one’. Until, that is, she meets a handsome young medieval knight lost in time.
Another new Netflix original, Klaus is definitely worth a watch this season. The charming cartoon tells an alternate story of Santa Claus’s origins. It centres around the world’s worst postman, who strikes up an unlikely friendship with a toy maker in the far away land of Smeerensburg. The film is Sergio Pablos’ directorial debut, with an all-star cast of voices like Jason Schwartzman, J.K. Simmons, Rashida Jones, Norm MacDonald and Joan Cusack.
Home Alone (1990)
Tap into that nostalgia this Christmas with Macaulay Culkin, in this classic romp about a boy accidentally left alone at Christmas time. Mischievous Kevin McCallister has a great time with the house to himself, until he must fend off two grown burglars. What ensues is nothing short of chaos, and we love every moment of it.
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