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The Best Christmas Movies to Watch on Netflix

The Best Christmas Movies to Watch on Netflix

Here is Movieguide®’s list for the best friendly and faith-filled holiday flicks to enjoy this holiday season, available to stream on Netflix!

 

WHITE CHRISTMAS

Quality:
****
Content:
+2 Moderately questionable elements.
The 1954 movie WHITE CHRISTMAS is a timeless classic Christmas musical which remains entertaining for all ages. This Oscar winner is set in green Vermont where a successful musical duo follows two sisters to a hotel in Vermont run by the duo’s beloved General from World War II. WHITE CHRISTMAS is enchanting and filled with beautiful dance numbers, fabulous photography and gorgeous singing from the whole cast.

KLAUS

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
KLAUS is an animated fantasy about a young postman who teams up with a toymaker named Klaus to deliver toys to children living in a faraway, unhappy town split in two by a terrible feud. KLAUS has some cartoon violence, brief implied magic and no references to Christmas, but it’s a witty, charming movie with heartwarming moments.

THE PRINCESS SWITCH

Quality:
***
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)

THE PRINCESS SWITCH is about a young woman named Stacy who travels all the way from Chicago to Belgravia for a baking contest and meets a Duchess who looks exactly like her, so the two women switch places. THE PRINCESS SWITCH is a fun, cute and clean movie, with strong positive moral themes, that the whole family can enjoy together.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS DROP

Quality:
***
Content:
+3 Some minor questionable elements. (Media-wisdom is suggested to discuss.)
OPERATION CHRISTMAS DROP is a romantic comedy streaming on Netflix about a Congressional aide named Erica, who’s forced by her boss to travel to Gaum and work over the Christmas holidays against the backdrop of Anderson Air Force Base’s annual humanitarian Christmas drop. The comedy in OPERATION CHRISTMAS DROP is hit or miss, but the movie’s historical background, good performances and heartfelt messages of humility, sacrifice, love, and Christmas cheer overshadow the blandness.

JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY follows an inventor who has lost his motivation when his work is stolen and his wife passes away, but is inspired once again when his granddaughter comes to live with him. Streaming on Netflix, JINGLE JANGLE: A CHRISTMAS JOURNEY is a fun, exciting, heartfelt musical that has a strong moral, redemptive worldview stressing love, family, forgiveness, and the joy of creation and including positive references to Christmas and prayer, but focuses too much on personal belief.

DOLLY PARTON’S CHRISTMAS ON THE SQUARE

Quality:
****
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
DOLLY PARTON’S CHRISTMAS ON THE SQUARE is an entertaining, flamboyant musical on Netflix about a small town with a vibrant church threatened by a wicked real estate woman, whose father built the town, who wants to sell the whole town to build the biggest mall in America. CHRISTMAS ON THE SQUARE has a powerful, emotional redemptive ending, but focuses more on angels than on Jesus at Christmas, has some light foul language and heavy themes, so caution is advised.

THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES: PART TWO

Quality:
****
Content:
+1 Moderately questionable elements. (Discernment required for young children.)
THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES: PART TWO is an adventure-filled family Christmas movie about a former elf who wants to take the star that powers the North Pole for his own greedy motives, unless Santa and his team band together to stop him. THE CHRISTMAS CHRONICLES: PART TWO is an engaging Christmas movie with plenty of jeopardy, strong moral elements and references to the Star of Bethlehem, but there are some magical Santa Claus elements and light action violence.

A CASTLE FOR CHRISTMAS

Quality:
***
Content:
-1 Caution advised for older children, including teenagers, and sensitive adults.
In A CASTLE FOR CHRISTMAS a novelist travels to Scotland to visit a castle where her late father used to work and get away from her hectic life, but along the way she finds love and adventure. A CASTLE FOR CHRISTMAS has some fun twists and appealing performances, with positive Christian, moral content, but it’s a little predictable and contains an implied sex scene, brief foul language and a brief reference to a man being married to another man.