The best Christmas movies on Netflix Canada are for when the holiday season is finally upon you and your loved ones. All you want to do is sit down with popcorn and enjoy Christmas with these amazing Christmas movies on Netflix Canada.
So sit together with your entire family, get cosy under the blanket, have a steaming cup of coffee nearby, and get ready to go through these heart-warming movies because Christmas eve is here.
10 Best Christmas Movies on Netflix Canada
Christmas movies can range from heart-warming masterpieces to beautiful musicals. Here, we will list all the best Christmas movies on Netflix Canada we believe will embody the holiday spirit perfectly. You can find the best movies to watch on Netflix Canada here.
In a small town far back in the north called Smeerensberg, there is a mysterious toymaker Klaus, known for his acts of kindness and toy-making. Together with his best friend, a postman named Jesper, they work together in recreating the myth of Santa Claus, which ultimately brings the city together just before Christmas.
Directed by Sergio Pablos, this Oscar-nominated movie has a dazzling voice cast, such as Jason Schwar Mictzman, JK Simmons, Rashida Jones, and his final film role, Norm Macdonald. This 1 hour 38 minute movie has beautiful animation, but that’s just for starters. A human and sincere way of presenting Santa Claus, this rollercoaster of love, grief, and joy is bound to put a smile on your face.
2. A Boy called Christmas:
With the reindeer Blitzen and a loyal pet mouse, young Nicolas sets out on a fantastic journey in the snow-covered north to reach his father, who is trying to discover the mythical village of the elves, Elfhelm.
This origin story of Santa Claus is full of breath taking scenery, aesthetically pleasing costume designs, and little amounts of humour and tragedy now and then to make the movie all the more enjoyable. An amazing part about this movie is how it seems to give a backstory to so many things in the story of Santa but still manages to put the whole thing in a different perspective than usual.
Under the direction of Gil Kenan, the amazing cast of actors such as Maggie Smith, Joel Fry, Sally Hawkins, Toby Jones, and Kristen Wiig brings the movie to life. Henry Lawful’s performance as young Nicholas is incredible throughout the movie. The music of Dario Mrianelli adds a lot more emotions to the movie while keeping the Christmas spirit intact. You can count A Boy called Christmas as one of the best Christmas movies to watch this holiday season.
3. Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square:
When the rich Regina Fuller returns to her hometown to kick the residents out and sell the land to a mall developer on Christmas Eve, who can stop her but the one and only Dolly Parton (Yeah, everyone loves her, including us )? Let us be frank with you. This is the type of movie you just keep revisiting, again and again, be it Christmas or just to have a good time. But Christmas is when you can almost feel the holiday season itself coming before you in full glory. This Christmas movie sends a message of pure love and kindness to its viewers, and we enjoy every second of it.
To enjoy a sweet, sweet christ movie with your family this year, Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square checks all the boxes. Directed by Debbie Allen, this Christmas journey has won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie in its bag. The cast of this movie is some great actors/actresses, namely Christine Baranski, Mckenzi Brooke, Jennifer Lewis, Jeanie Mason, and many more. Oh, did we mention that this movie has a staggering 14 new songs from our favourite singer? Well, now we did.
4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas:
A childhood masterpiece among Christmas movies by Ron Howard, just remembering this Christmas movie will make you smile. Jim Carry as the Grinch, with his dog Max, tries his best to spoil Christmas for the residents of the small town Whoville, in this adaptation of the Dr. Seuss children’s tale. This movie just radiates Christmas and its festive fever by being bright, funny, and over the top.
With a cast such as Jim Carrey, Jeffery Tambor, Bill Irwin, Clint Howard, and Molly Shanon, not to mention the wonderful narration of Anthony Hopkins, no less, this movie becomes just too wholesome.
How Grinch stole Christmas is the kind of movie that you just keep revisiting every year, maybe because of the sweet taste of nostalgia, it brings with its every character, maybe because you will love Jim Carry as the Grinch, maybe both. That is why the vibrant, humorous, and somewhat a bit dark undertones of this movie just make it all the more heartwarming. So, talking about the best Christmas movies on Netflix Canada, we highly recommend this one.
5. The Princess Switch :
Another happy and colourful Christmas movie, The Princess Switch, more than deserves its place on this list. When a baker, Vanessa Hudgens, goes to a European village to attend a baking contest, she meets a princess from a royal family who looks just like her. Well, what happens next? They switch places, of course!! A classic fairy tale, but there again, classics are classics because they work, and so does The Princess Switch, quite wonderfully at that.
Nick Sagar, Sam Palladio, Sara Stewart, Chris Jarvis- you name it, everyone seems to nail their roles here. Not to mention both the roles of Vanessa Hudgens are played perfectly.
No life-changing lessons, no deep plot and settings, just a cheerful, funny, and light love story that gets even more dazzling with the costumes and scenery; we don’t think among Christmas movies on Netflix Canada, this one isn’t one of the best.
6. A Very Murray Christmas:
On the night of his live show, so Bill Murray enjoys the night with his friends, different visitors, and the hotel employees. Our favourite Bill Murphy gives us a movie of pure laughter and merriment in this masterpiece. What’s better? This movie is filled with celebrity cameos of famous faces such as George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, Jason Schwartzman, Charlize Theron, Tom Hanks, Johny Depp, Chris Rock, Amy Poehler, and many others.
As for the movie itself, under the direction of Sofia Coppola, it is plain delightful. Watching the carefree Bill Murray bickering in his way is bound to improve our day. So, this festive season if you want to watch some Christmas movies on Netflix and are not sure which one to choose, go with A Very Murray Christmas, and your holiday mood will only get better.
7. Jingle Jangle A Christmas Journey:
A story of coming out of loneliness and a dislike for holidays to a long-lost family and the happiness that came with their happiness, Jingle Jangle a Christmas Journey is uplifting, really, really wholesome, and most importantly, original, even among its peers.
An inventor, Jeronicus Jangle’s life is only going downhill after the betrayal of his apprentice Gustafson, and the death of his wife is about to get changed forever as his granddaughter suddenly comes over, a sweet little thing with an imagination that can even reach the stars.
The role of Journey was made for Madalen Mills, and you can’t convince us otherwise. Forest Whitaker as Jeronicus and Keegan Michael Key as Gustafson were as good as it gets. Phylicia Rashid, as the grandma of Journey, deserves a special mention here. John Legend, with his beautiful tunes, is phenomenal as well.
There is a whole bag full of reasons as to why you will love this movie, some being the fact that the victorian city and mesmerizing clothes and voices make every second majestic, be it the simple optimism that lies at the heart of this movie, or the original concept of this movie ( we mentioned the originality twice because it’s that good). In short, sit with your family and enjoy this rollercoaster of a heartwarming holiday movie.
8. The Christmas Chronicles:
Talking about Christmas movies and not mentioning The Christmas Chronicles is almost a crime in our book. Well, it is not much of a secret that teenagers are quite scary. So it comes as a surprise to none of us when the siblings Teddy and Kate prepare a master plan to capture Santa Claus on their camera. But in the end, it is the Santa Claus they have to team up with to save Christmas.
Let’s talk about the characters now. Firstly, of course, comes our Santa Claus. Darby Camp and Judah Lewis, as the siblings, were perfect for their roles, and so was Goldie Hawn as Mrs. Claus. With that super realistic bear and aesthetic, Kurt Russell IS the Santa Claus, and we are not taking arguments, thank you.
This movie goes deep while juggling the elements of happiness, grief, and what is the true meaning of Christmas, about how we slowly forget what Christmas means in our life. It goes from two siblings trying to catch Santa to how they end up being the ones who save Christmas. Truly, a perfect holiday movie to watch this Christmas eve.
9. The Holiday Calendar:
What happens when you get hold of a magical advent calendar that can predict everything about your future, even your dating life? Well, The Holiday Calendar has the answer to that question. Kat Graham is the holiday photographer who doesn’t like her job and wants a real studio for herself; she finds love thanks to her antique advent calendar, or does she?
Director Bradley Walsh presents us with a sweet Christmas romantic comedy without many complexities, which is probably one of its main attractions. Our thoughts? Definitely one of the best Christmas movies on Netflix.
10. Operation Christmas Drop:
When congressional aide Kat Graham has to miss out on Christmas for a humanitarian project called Operation Christmas Drop, where the US Air Force decides to the residents of Guam’s islands, it doesn’t look good for her. Especially because her task is to convince her boss not to fund this project. But can her dazzling guide Alexander Ludwig show her around to rekindle that spirit of unity of Christmas, tens of thousands of miles away from home?
One of the recent well-rounded perfect holiday movies for the whole family, this movie reminds us why distributing happiness among others presents us with so much joy ourselves. Helping those less unfortunate than us brings a sense of unadulterated bliss to our minds. And also, hats off to all the men and women of service who are in this movie; we are forever grateful for their work.
So, in short, even among Christmas movies on Netflix Canada, this one will always have a special in our hearts.
In the End:
Hope you will find a movie to your liking from this list of best Christmas movies on Netflix Canada. Nothing beats just starting to watch a Christmas movie in the holiday season, be it Christmas classics, some recent rom-coms, or a pure-hearted animated movie. Having your family beside you, truly enjoying the bliss of the moment, and a cup of hot chocolate are all we can ask for this holiday season.