15 Christmas movies on Netflix UK 2021: best Xmas films to watch - from A Castle For Christmas to Nativity!

Whether you’re in the mood for a Christmas classic or something new, Netflix has a range of festive films to choose from

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With the countdown to Christmas officially on, there’s no better way to get into the festive spirit than sticking on some Christmas films.

Netflix is one of the most popular streaming platforms in the world, and it boasts a range of Christmas films to watch, from Christmas classics to new releases.

These are some of the best Christmas movies available on Netflix.

Single All The Way

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In a bid to stop his judgemental family from talking about his perpetually single relationship status, Peter convinces best friend Nick to spend Christmas with his family - and pose as his boyfriend.

However, Peter’s plan goes awry when his mother sets him up on a blind date with her handsome trainer James.

A Christmas Prince trilogy

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A Christmas Prince has become somewhat of a Netflix classic, growing in popularity over the past few years.

It tells the story of young American journalist Amber Moore, who is sent to the nation of Aldovia to cover the story of Prince Richard who is set to take over the throne following his father’s recent death.

A Christmas Prince was then subsequently followed up with A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding (2018) and A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby (2019).

Last Christmas

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Kate is a young, frustrated Londoner who can’t seem to catch a break. She works in a year round Christmas shop as an Elf, despite her severe lack of Christmas spirit.

Everything changes for Kate when she meets Tom, a handsome charmer who might just be able to singlehandedly bring the magic of Christmas back into her life.

Love Actually

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Love Actually is a Christmas classic, featuring a star studded cast including Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Alan Rickman, Bill Nighy, Emma Thompson, Keira Knightly, Liam Neeson and more.

It tells the story of eight different couples and their love lives in the run up to Christmas, in a variety of loosely interconnected tales.


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Horror fans shouldn’t have to miss out on the festive fun - Krampus is a 2015 horror/comedy, which centres on the German myth of Krampus. While Santa Claus delivers gifts to good children, it is Krampus who punishes the naughty ones.

Max, who is having a particularly bad Christmas, accidentally summons Krampus to his family home.

Love Hard

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When LA journalist Natalie decides to jump on a plane to surprise Tag, the guy she has been talking to over a dating app, for Christmas, she discovers that she’s actually been catfished by Tag’s childhood friend Josh, who is just as unlucky in love as she is.

Josh promises to set Natalie up with Tag for real - but only if she pretends to be his girlfriend for the holidays first.


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Each year, the children of St Bernadette’s Catholic primary school competes with Oakmoor, the local Protestant private school, to see who can produce the best nativity play.

Teacher Paul, played by Martin Freeman, is tasked with heading up the nativity play - however he finds a little lie about a Hollywood producer coming to see the class’ play gets out of hand pretty quickly.

Office Christmas Party

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When his CEO sister threatens to shut down his branch, manager Clay throws a giant Christmas party in order to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save his, and his employees, jobs.

However, as co-workers begin to cut loose, the party spirals out of control.

Robin Robin

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This new stop-motion Christmas musical comes from Aardman, the company behind beloved classics like Wallace and Gromit and Shaun the Sheep.

Robin is a robin who has been raised by a loving family of mice, but as she grows older the differences between her and her family become more apparent. When she makes a heartfelt wish upon a Christmas star, will she find out who she really is - and how to fly?

A Castle for Christmas

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Famed author Sophie Brown travels to Scotland in a bid to avoid an oncoming scandal, and upon her arrival she falls in love with a gorgeous Scottish castle.

Facing off against the grumpy duke who owns the castle, the two must work together to find a compromise - and along the way may discover something neither of them were expecting.

Princess Switch trilogy

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This year marks the third instalment of the Princess Switch films - The Princess Switch: Romancing the Star.

The first Princess Switch film was released in 2018, and saw baker Stacy switch lives with Lady Margaret Delacourt, Duchess of Montenaro when the two run into each other and can’t believe they look identical to one another.

A sequel was released in 2019 called The Princess Switch: Switched Again.

The Holiday

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Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz star as two heartbroken women, English Iris and American Amanda respectively, on opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean who decide to go through with a home exchange to escape their lives over the Christmas season.

Upon arriving in England and America, the two each find love with a local man - Graham, played by Jude Law, and Miles, played by Jack Black. But what will happen when Iris and Amanda both have to return home?

Deck the Halls

Suburban dad, and certified Christmas enthusiast, Steve finds his position as the owner of the house with the best Christmas decorations under threat upon the arrival of his new neighbour Danny.

Danny has grand plans to have his house so well decorated that it can be seen from space - not to be outdone, Steve declares an all out war of Christmas spirit.

The Christmas Chronicles

Brother and sister Kate and Teddy Pierce hatch a plan to capture the one and only Santa Claus on Christmas Eve - but when the plan goes all wrong, the siblings must team up with Saint Nick and his loyal elves to save Christmas before it’s too late.

DreamWorks Holiday Classics

While not exactly a film, the DreamWorks Holiday Classics are perfect for kids who love films like Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda and Shrek.

The holiday classics put some familiar characters at the heart of their own Christmas story. There are four episodes to choose from, and you can either watch them separately or watch the “play all four” version, which comes together to make a special that’s just over an hour long.

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