For the past couple of years, Netflix has taken the same game plan Hallmark has been using for ages: Crank up the Christmas movies both old and new. The streaming giant has developed an enormous collection of holiday films from timeless favorites like Home Alone to the newer and more recently released titles like Holiday in the Wild.
So if you are still not in the holiday spirit, do not fret! We will give you a starter course on what to watch to get yourself ready for the holiday cheers this December!
After 8-year-old brat Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) has an acting fit, his mother (Catherine O’Hara) decides to punish him and make him stay in their attic. Kevin’s family accidentally leaves him behind for Paris as he wakes up in an empty house. With two thieves attempting to break into their home, it is up to Kevin to make sure they do not succeed.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
This timeless animated film focuses on the adventures or mishaps (up to you to decide) of Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town who has become uninterested with the same activities each year to scare people in the ‘real world’. One day, Jack accidentally comes upon a place called Christmastown where everything is bright, colorful, and cheery, the totally opposite of his own town. Jack finds new motivation and meaning as he plans to control Christmas himself by abducting Santa Claus and take over the role of jolly ‘ole St. Nick.
The Princess Switch
The modern take of the Prince and the Pauper. A duchess who is engaged to the crown prince of her country switches lives with a young baker who runs a pastry shop after the two are shocked that they look exactly like each other leading to the two of them falling for the other person’s partner.
The Knight Before Christmas
That’s right! That’s two Vannesa Hudgens Christmas movies in a row! But this time, she plays Brooke, a young woman who has all but has lost hope to find her perfect fairytale ending until she crosses paths with a medieval knight who was transported into modern times.
After Jesper Johansson proved that he was probably the worst postman in history, he was sent to an isolated frozen town up in the freezing North where he meets a hermit-Esque woodsman who has a knack for woodwork and has a house filled with hand-crafted trinkets and toys.