When you've ditched cable and have a streaming service like Netflix you have to do some searching to find great holiday shows and movies because there are so many to choose from. I made a list of great Christmas movies and shows streaming on Netflix that your family will love.
Christmas Specials from Netflix Originals
Home for the Holidays – Based on the popular Netflix original animated series, Home Adventures with Tip & Oh, the Home for the Holidays special finds Oh experiencing his very first Christmas on earth. Unfamiliar with any of these human traditions, Tip does her best to explain Christmas to Oh and they decide to bring the holiday magic to Boovsland. When the Boovs’ unfounded enthusiasm and outlandish interpretation of Christmas wreak havoc and threaten to ruin the holiday for everyone on Earth, Tip and Oh have to get help from some special new friends to save the Season!
Kelly Clarkson plays an animated version of herself and sings “Oh Holy Night” as well as “Christmas is a Feeling.” Ben Schwartz joins the merriment as an animated version of himself, singing “Eight Days of Latkes” spreading the joy of Hanukkah. Through unforgettable Christmas classics in addition to new holiday songs – Tip and Oh learn that what matters most during the holidays is the warm, fuzzy feeling you get when surrounded by your loved ones! DreamWorks Home for the Holidays is coming exclusively to Netflix on December 1st!
The Christmas Prince – Christmas comes early for an aspiring young journalist when she's sent abroad to get the scoop on a handsome prince who's poised to be king.
A Storybots Christmas – Coming December 1st Bo thinks her holiday gift-giving isn't good enough, so she heads north to study under Santa Claus — only to find he's missing.
DreamWorks Holiday Specials on Netflix
Trolls Holiday Special – Coming December 6th. I'm super excited about the Trolls Holiday Special. Now that the Bergens' one holiday is gone – and the Trolls don't have to worry about being eaten by their neighbors – Poppy, the eternally optimistic Troll queen, has made it her mission to bring a brand new day of celebration to Bergen Town.
When Poppy recruits reluctant Branch and the rest of the colorful Snack Pack to join her quest, she'll try to prove to her best Bergen friends, Bridget and King Gristle Jr., that life would be better if they'd just adopt a new holiday. But just because Poppy won't rest until the village embraces Ticklepalooza or Balloon Squeal Day doesn't mean the Bergens are ready to launch a celebration as loud, crazy and glittery as the little Troll suggesting it.
The returning cast includes your favorites – Anna Kendrick as Poppy, Justin Timberlake as Branch, Zooey Deschanel as Bridget, Christopher Mintz-Plasse as King Gristle Jr., James Corden as Biggie, Ron Funches as Cooper, Icona Pop's Caroline Hjelt as Chenille and Aino Jawo as Satin, Kunal Nayyar as Guy Diamond, Walt Dohrn as Cloud Guy, Smidge, and Fuzzbert, and Kevin Michael Richardson as the narrator.
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DreamWorks Holiday Classics – Join the DreamWorks friends for these four holiday specials, featuring Shrek and Donkey, Hiccup and Toothless, and the wacky animals from Madagascar.
Happy Holidays From Madagascar – Madagascar goes wild with the holiday spirit in the set of Christmas-themed tales featuring everyone's favorite animals.
Kung Fu Panda: Holiday – As preparations for the Winter Feast build, Po is caught between his obligations as the Dragon Warrior and his family holiday traditions.
Christmas Favorites Streaming to Netflix
Disney's The Santa Clause 1 thru 3 – Coming December 12th We get to see Scott Calvin become Santa, get married, and save Christmas in all three of Disney's The Santa Clause movies!
How the Grinch Stole Christmas – In this live-action adaptation of the beloved children's tale by Dr. Seuss, the reclusive green Grinch (Jim Carrey) decides to ruin Christmas for the cheery citizens of Whoville. Reluctantly joined by his hapless dog, Max, the Grinch comes down from his mountaintop home and sneaks into town to swipe everything holiday-related from the Whos. However, the bitter grump finds a hitch in his plans when he encounters the endearing Cindy Lou Who.
The Nightmare Before Christmas – Still a Christmas movie in my book! I mean, it's in the title!!! The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown's beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the “real world.” When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, all bright colors and warm spirits, he gets a new lease on life — he plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. But Jack soon discovers even the best-laid plans of mice and skeleton men can go seriously awry.
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular – Get a kick out of the holiday season this year courtesy of Radio City Music Hall's song and dance filled Christmas extravaganza.
White Christmas – An oldie but a goodie. Two war buddies fall for two sisters and follow the girls to a resort owned by their former commanding officer, who is in danger of losing the place.
The Christmas Project – Four brothers prepare for war when they're forced to deliver secret holiday gifts to the school bullies. But they soon learn kindness goes a long way.
Get Santa – When Santa gets arrested for trespassing after crashing his sleigh, it's up to a father-son team to spring him from jail and save Christmas.
Looking for some adult Christmas Favorites? You can find Bad Santa on Netflix also!
Christmas Shows on Netflix
The Legend of Frosty the Snowman – The mayor of Evergreen dismisses magic nonsense, but when Frosty the Snowman blows through town, he shows the local children that magic is real.
Disney's Mickey Mouse Holiday Specials – Lots of fun Mickey Mouse Christmas specials.
Thomas the Train Holiday Specials – There are a handful of great Thomas the Train holiday specials to choose from if you have a Thomas the Train fan in your house!
Marvel Super Hero Adventures Frost Fight – In this Christmas themed special, Captain America and the Avengers battle Loki and Ymir, who plot to steal Santa Claus' powers and conquer the world.
A Christmas Special: Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir – Parisian teen Marinette transforms herself into superhero Ladybug to find her lonely secret crush Adrien when he runs away from home at Christmas.
Adorable Pet Holiday Specials on Netflix
Santa Claws – Kittens
The Search for Santa Paws – Puppies
Santa Buddies – More puppies!
You can find ever more Christmas movies and shows on Netflix here.