Getting festive with Netflix Christmas movies

The Netflix home screen for holiday movies. Netflix provides a wide range of movies just in time for the holiday season. Photo courtesy of Megan Onofrei 20

The Netflix home screen for holiday movies. Netflix provides a wide range of movies just in time for the holiday season. Photo courtesy of Megan Onofrei ’20

Megan Onofrei, Sports and Fitness Editor

One of the best parts about Christmas are all of the new holiday movies that come out each year! Netflix is the most popular outlet for movies, especially throughout the holidays. On Netflix, you can find some of the best classic Christmas movies such as How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Love Actually, Holiday Baggage, The Nutcracker, and many more. Aside from classic Christmas movies, Netflix also has many Original Movies that are centered around the holidays.


Throughout 2018, the Netflix Original Movies have grown insanely popular, especially among teenagers. Netflix have released 6 original movies this holiday season that have become very popular and are on lots of “To Watch Lists” for this holiday season. The 6 holiday movies are The Princess Switch, A Christmas Prince, A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding, Christmas Inheritance, The Christmas Chronicles, and The Holiday Calendar.


The Princess Switch was released in Nov. 2018 and stars Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio and Nick Sagar. The story is about long-lost twins, one who is a duchess and the other a normal woman that lives in Chicago, that reunite during a holiday baking contest. The two switch places with each other and fall in love with the other twin’s life and man. A Christmas Prince was released in Nov. 2017 and stars Rose McIver, Ben Lamb and Alice Krige. The movie is about an undercover reporter who is sent to Aldvoia to cover a story of the country’s prince. She ends up falling in love with him during the holidays before he becomes king. A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding was released in Nov. 2018 and is a sequel to A Christmas Prince. This movie has the same cast as the original Christmas Prince movie. The plot is based around the royal couple preparing for their royal Christmas wedding but complications soon arise when the princess begins to question her role as queen.


Sophomore Kailey Appel commented on her satisfaction with The Christmas Prince and The Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding saying that, “Those movies are very cute, romantic, and put you in the Christmas spirit. They teach you that your family is always gonna be there for you no matter what.”


Christmas Inheritance was released in Dec. 2017 and stars Eliza Taylor, Jake Lacy and Andie MacDowell. The plot is about a city girl that hopes to run her dad’s successful business but must go to his hometown to deliver his “Christmas Letters”. She ends up learning more about genuine love and friendship while on her trip. The Christmas Chronicles were released in Nov. 2018 and star Kurt Russell, Judah Lewis and Darby Camp. The story is based around 2 kids that hope to catch Santa on Christmas Eve night. They end up crashing his sleigh, resulting in them helping Santa deliver the remainder of the presents. The Holiday Calendar was released Nov. 2018 and stars Kat Graham, Quincy Brown and Ethan Peck. The movie is about a photographer that finds an Advent calendar with the ability to predict the future. The calendar ends up leading the photographer to love and happiness.


Junior Sophia Salome was not super thrilled with this movie saying that, “The Holiday Calendar was good at the end, but the character’s actions were not impressive and cheesy.”


Make sure to check out these Christmas/Holiday Movies on Netflix and enjoy the holiday season!