It’s the beginning of December, and in between skipping down the street with hot chocolate listening to All I Want For Christmas Is You, ice skating in pom hats, and making batches of Christmas cookies (ok not really, but that’s what I’ve been doing in my head since November 1st), we’re watching all the Christmas movies.
While we love the classics (how many times can you watch White Christmas? the limit does not exist), we’ve started looking for new content and venturing into the made-for-streaming movies that Netflix has been blessing us with. Are a lot of the Christmas movies super cheesy? Yes. Do we still love them? Absolutely.
We’ve been catching up on all of the new and old, lesser-known Christmas movies and have found the ones that we’ll have on repeat all season long — you can thank us later.
1. The Princess Switch
When this trailer came out, everyone in our friend group huddled around and watched it maybe 25 times. This movie is basically a Christmas version of Parent Trap starring Vanessa Hudgens — need we say more?
2. The Princess Switch 2: Switched Again
Can Stacy and Margaret pull off ANOTHER switch so Margaret can spend more time with Kevin, just ahead of her coronation? Or will a new lookalike, party girl Fiona, foil their holiday plans? The Princess Switch: Switched Again, starring Vanessa Hudgens, Vanessa Hudgens, and…Vanessa Hudgens.
3. The Holiday Calendar
Abby ( Kat Graham) is a struggling but talented photographer who inherits an ~magical~ antique advent calendar (from her grandfather, who is also the grandfather from This Is Us — total legit grandad vibes) and lots of things start to manifest in her life! All you really need to know is that there are two hunky men ( Quincy Brown and Ethan Peck) running around this movie.
4. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
A musical adventure and a visual spectacle for the ages, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey is a wholly fresh and spirited family holiday event. Set in the gloriously vibrant town of Cobbleton, the film follows legendary toymaker Jeronicus Jangle (Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker) whose fanciful inventions burst with whimsy and wonder. But when his trusted apprentice (Emmy winner Keegan-Michael Key) steals his most prized creation, it’s up to his equally bright and inventive granddaughter (newcomer Madalen Mills) — and a long-forgotten invention — to heal old wounds and reawaken the magic within. From the imagination of writer-director David E. Talbert, Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey reminds us of the strength of family and the power of possibility. Featuring original songs by John Legend, Philip Lawrence, Davy Nathan, and “This Day” performed by Usher and Kiana Ledé.
5. This Christmas
Gathering to celebrate Christmas together for the first time in four years, the Whitfield clan uses the opportunity to air their true feelings. Starring: Delroy Lindo, Idris Elba, Loretta Devine, Regina King
A selfish postman and a reclusive toymaker form an unlikely friendship, delivering joy to a cold, dark town that desperately needs it.
7. Over The Moon
Fueled by memories of her mother, resourceful Fei Fei builds a rocket to the moon on a mission to prove the existence of a legendary moon goddess.
8. Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas
The Grinch decides to rob Whoville of Christmas — but a dash of kindness from little Cindy Lou Who and her family may be enough to melt his heart. Starring: Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor
9. The Knight Before Christmas
After a sorceress transports medieval knight Sir Cole (Josh Whitehouse) to present-day Ohio during the holiday season, he befriends Brooke (Vanessa Hudgens), a clever and kind science teacher who’s been disillusioned by love. Brooke helps Sir Cole navigate the modern world as he tries to discover how to fulfill his mysterious one true quest — the only act that will return him home. But as Sir Cole and Brooke grow closer, so do their feelings for each other. Can their love overcome all the odds?
10. Santa Girl
Fleeing the family business and an arranged marriage, Santa’s daughter ( Jennifer Stone who is known for Harper Finkle on Disney Channel series Wizards of Waverly Place) chooses a magical adventure of her own: College.
11. Operation Christmas Drop
A by-the-book political aide falls for a big-hearted Air Force pilot while looking to shut down his tropical base and its airborne Christmas tradition.
12. Love Jacked
When her engagement falls through, a headstrong woman tries to dodge humiliation at home by returning from Africa with a man posing as her fiancé.
13. The Holiday Movies That Made Us
Unwrap the real stories behind these iconic Christmas blockbusters, thanks to insider interviews and behind-the-scenes peeks.
14. Let It Snow
A snowstorm hits a small town on a cold Christmas Eve, affecting the friendships, love lives and futures of several high school seniors.
Who doesn’t love a Christmas romance? Comment below your favorite Holiday movie!