If you’ve looked at the Netflix Christmas movie line-up in the UK, you’re probably still waiting for Santa Claus to come to town. Because, let’s face it, it’s hardly a selection box of seasonal classics.
There’s Love Actually and Nativity! and… well, that’s pretty much where the good tidings end: otherwise, your streaming socking is full of Pottersville and no fewer than three festive Power Rangers specials.
Last year, though, Netflix stepped in to change all that – not by adding Die Hard, but by making its own original Christmas movies, including A Christmas Prince, Christmas Inheritance and El Camino Christmas. This year, thats continued with the pleasant surprise that is The Christmas Chronicles (feat. Kurt Russell as Santa Claus) and the ineveitable sequel A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding.
It’s not in the spirit of this period of good cheer to dismiss Netflix’s efforts, or the rest of its brightly coloured collection, completely. So, to spare you the pain of cinematic sludge this December, we’re watching Netflix’s Christmas films for you. Yes, our 12 Days of Netflix is back for the fifth year in a row.
We’ll be counting down to Christmas by unwrapping one of Netflix’s more dubious festive flicks every day to sort out the naughty from the nice.
Our celebration of all things potentially terrible begins with A Christmas Prince 2, with more added below every day. See below to read our reviews – or follow the hashtag #12DaysofNetflix to keep up-to-date with the world’s most painful Advent Calendar.
The 12 Days of Netflix (2018):
Day 1: A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding
Day 2: The Princess Switch
Day 3: The Holiday
Day 4: Puppy Star Christmas
Day 5: 48 Christmas Wishes
Day 6: Saving Christmas
Day 7: The Good Witch’s Gift
Day 8: The Man Who Invented Christmas
Day 9: Almost Christmas
Day 10: Jack Frost
Day 11: You Can’t Fight Christmas
Day 12: Christmas Wedding Planner
The Ghosts of 12 Days Past…
The 12 Days of Netflix (2017):
Day 1: A Christmas Prince
Day 2: El Camino Christmas
Day 3: The Night Before
Day 4: Pottersville
Day 5: The Magic Snowflake
Day 6: Christmas Eve
Day 7: My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas
Day 8: A Christmas Horror Story
Day 9: Christmas Inheritance
Day 10: Santa’s Apprentice
Day 11: Miss Me This Christmas
The 12 Days of Netflix (2016):
Day 1: Once Upon a Holiday
Day 2: Casper’s Haunted Christmas
Day 3: Angel of Christmas
Day 4: Babes in Toyland
Day 5: All I Want for Christmas
Day 6: Santa Claws
Day 7: A Wish for Christmas
Day 8: Krampus: The Christmas Devil
Day 9: I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Day 10: Uncle Nick
Day 11: A Christmas Detour
Day 12: Hector
The 12 Days of Netflix (2015):
Day 1: Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure
Day 2: The Santa Clause
Day 3: Angels Sing
Day 4: Black Christmas/a>
Day 5: Jingle All the Way
Day 6: Christmas Wedding Baby
Day 7: Mandie and the Forgotten Christmas
Day 8: The Fitzgerald Family Christmas
Day 9: Power Rangers: The Christmas Specials
Day 10: Noel
Day 11: On Angel Wings
The 12 Days of Netflix (2014):
Day 1: Holiday Handcuffs
Day 2: A Christmas Carol
Day 3: The Santa Clause 3
Day 4: The Christmas Bunny
Day 5: Franklin’s Magic Christmas
Day 6: DreamWorks Holiday Classics
Day 7: Tooth: Do You Believe in Fairies?r
Day 8: The Swan Princess Christmas
Day 9: Becoming Santa.
Day 10: Saturday 14th December – Niko 2: Little Brother, Big Trouble.
Day 11: Sunday 15th December – Scrooged.
Day 12: Monday 16th December – The Muppets Christmas Carol.