Whether you are looking for a cheesy rom-com based on an authentic Christmas tradition, or a Christmas movie shot in a European country, there will undoubtedly be a film you want to repeat year after year. Christmas classics like “It’s a Wonderful Life” and “Once Upon a Time at Home” are mandatory in December but will be dissolved with these new Christmas movies.
Released on Netflix in November, Love tackles the complex world of online dating. In the film, unlucky-in-love Nina Dobrov falls in love with East Coast guy Darren Barnet on a dating app. When she flies home to surprise him on holiday, she is just one step away from a real surprise: her catfishing with his childhood friend Jimmy O. Yang.
Single All The Way
Netflix’s first-holiday rom-com with an LGBTQ relationship is rounded out with a cast of Michael Urie, Philemon Chambers, Jennifer Coolidge, and more. It follows Peter, who convinces his best friend Nick to pretend he is in a relationship with him for the holidays to avoid family judgments about being single. Netflix is releasing the film on December 2.
Operation: Christmas Drop
A true Christmas tradition, the film follows Congresswomen Erica Mille and Kat Graham, who are sent to an airbase on the beach to find an excuse for the closure. But in the autumn, the generous pilot Alexander Ludwig shows them the magic of the humanitarian airlift and changes their plans.
A Very Murray Christmas
As you can guess from the film’s title, it’s all about Bill Murray. When a blizzard hits New York City, Bill worries that no one will show up for his TV show. There are also many other celebrity favorites such as Rashida Jones, Miley Cyrus, Amy Poehler, George Clooney, and Chris Rock, to name a few.
El Camino Christmas
He follows Eric Roth (Luke Grimes), who searches for the father he never knew. This is not your typical Christmas movie that has gone wrong.
He ends up in El Camino, Nevada, where he is believed by local police to be a drug dealer. On Christmas Eve, he gets into a liquor store with five other people, one of whom happens to be the one he’s looking for.
When an heiress inherits her father’s company, he asks her to send a Christmas card to his former partner before the snowfalls. To her surprise, the man to whom she was supposed to give the card is not there, and a blizzard sets her up in the town’s inn.
A Christmas Prince
The city girl travels to the fictional land of Aldovia, written by Prince Richard Ben-Lambs, who is said to have renounced the throne. The palace considers her his younger sister and tutor, and she learns that her father’s negligent playboy reputation is not valid. She also learns that people do not know her surname.
If you do not want to leave Aldovia, you can progress to the sequel, A Christmas Prince and Royal Wedding and A Christmas Prince and Royal Baby.
This animated Christmas story is a Christmas story you have never heard of but would like to share with your family this year. A star-studded cast includes Rashida Jones, Jason Schwartzman, J.K. Simmons, and Joan Cusack brings this Christmas classic to life.
The Holiday Calendar
Vampire Diaries actress Kat Graham plays a photographer presented with an advent calendar that turns out to be magical. With her help, she decides that a pretty new acquaintance is one of her old friends.
The Princess Switch
This Netflix holiday movie is royal and was shot in a European country. American bakers Stacy and Vanessa Hudgens are traveling abroad to take part in a baking competition.
Holiday in the Wild
When Kate (Kristin Davis) blinds her husband during a divorce, she flees to Zambia, where she helps handsome stranger Derek (Rob Lowe) rescue an orphaned elephant. She stays in an elephant sanctuary over the holidays and loves animal welfare in Africa and Derek to observe the recovery. A sequel and a third film came out a year later, Princess Switch: The Switch and Princess Switch 3.
Famous DJ Rush Williams (Romany Malco) loses his job when his radio station is sold to a corporation that wants to refurbish it. Determined to find a new outlet for their work, Rush and Kristin buy their own station. Their new closeness leads to a rift with Rush’s children, who do not want to see their late mother replaced.