What Christmas films are on Netflix UK? A full list (2021)
James R | On 26, Nov 2021
What Christmas movies are on Netflix UK? That’s the question we always find ourselves asking, as the nights grow dark and the real world gets too cold for normal human beings. So, with only a matter of weeks to go until the big day, we present to you the full list of Christmas films available on Netflix UK in 2021.
After several years of underwhelming nutcrackers, this year’s festive catalogue continues Netflix’s growing investment in quantity, if not always quality. Amid the streamer’s library of Netflix original festive flicks are some that are actually (whisper it) good. Even better news, some of the previous seasonal slips, from Santa Baby 2 to the dire Holiday in Handcuffs, are nowhere in sight – and the Power Rangers Christmas specials have also thankfully departed.
Here’s a full list of Christmas films on Netflix UK. To help sort the naughty from the nice, we’ve included links to our reviews. (See our guide to the best Christmas Netflix films here.)
Happy holiday streaming!
An optimistic young robin raised by a family of mice makes a heartfelt wish on a Christmas star. Will she finally learn who she is — and how to fly? Aardman’s short, sweet Christmas tale of belonging is a fuzzy, warm family treat. Read our full review
Last Christmas (2019)
Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding star in this rom-com about a young woman working as an elf in London who doesn’t believe in the magic of Christmas – until she crosses paths with Tom. Read our full review
For all its cliches, it’s hard to resist Richard Curtis going full Richard Curtis in this rambling, uneven seasonal anthology. Read our full review
A Christmas Star (2015)
Noelle says she can perform miracles but when trouble comes to town, it’s up to Noelle to prove herself and save the day.
A young elf mistakes a tiny alien for a Christmas gift, not knowing her new plaything has plans to destroy Earth’s gravity and steal all the presents in this shot animation.
An Unremarkable Christmas
An accountant and aspiring magician invites his boss to spend Chrsitmas with his family – unaware that he’s one of Colombia’s most wanted criminals.
Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure (2011)
Lovable, oversized Saint Bernard Beethoven tries to save the holidays when a wayward elf crashes Santa’s sleigh.
Black Christmas (2019)
Imogen Poots stars in this loose second remake of the classic seasonal horror film, which sees a group of socially conscious sorority sisters stay on campus over Christmas, only to be pursued by a masked stalker.
Deck the Halls (2006)
All Steve (Matthew Broderick) wants to do is live a calm, ordered life in his small New England town. But his new neighbor, Buddy (Danny DeVito), has other plans this Christmas, as he creates a holiday light display bright enough to be seen from space.
Elf Pets: Santa’s Reindeer Rescue
Determined to help Santa get ready for his merry rounds of gift-giving, a team of elves wrangle in more reindeer and much-needed holiday magic.
This Danish family drama follows Karla, who wishes to celebrate Christmas with her family – but her parents can’t stand each other after their divorce.
When Santa Claus loses a book containing the key to his magic power, it’s up to young believer Krumme to get back in time to save Christmas.
The Nutcracker (2018)
If you’ve never seen the classic ballet, this is your chance in this recording of the Royal Ballet’s production of the iconic holiday spectacle.
Office Christmas Party
Elaborate corporate festivities spiral out of control in this comedy from the directors of Blades of Glory, Josh Gordon and Will Speck, and starring Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston and Kate McKinnon.
A tech-savvy nine-year-old ends up in Santa’s workshop on Christmas Eve and decides to help the elves modernise their old-fashioned production line.
The Claus Family
When his grandfather falls ill, holiday-hating Jules learns of his family’s magical legacy and realises he’s the only hope to save Christmas.
After meeting her perfect match on a dating app, an LA writer learns she’s been catfished after flying 3,00 miles to surprise him for Christmas.
Father Christmas Is Back
Four feuding sisters get a crash course in family togetherness when their long-lost father shows up for Christmas.
The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star
The third entry Netflix’s Vanessa Hudgens franchise sees royal lookalikes Margaret and Stacy turn to their audacious doppelganger Fiona, and her dashing ex, for help when a priceless Christmas relic is stolen.
A Castle for Christmas
Cary Elwes and Brooke Shields star in this rom-com about a bestselling author who travels to Scotland to escape a scandal – and finds herself falling in love with a castle, and facing off with the duke who owns it.
Single All the Way
Peter asks his best friend to pose as his boyfriend on a Christmas visit home, but their plan – and feelings – change when his family plays matchmaker. Available from 2nd December
David and the Elves
A jaded, overworked elf runs off to the real world when he tries to experience the magic of Christmas. Available from 6th December
A California Christmas: City Lights
A year after their romance, Callie and Joseph return for this sequel that sees them leave the ranch for family business in San Francisco. Available from 16th December
A family trip to the beach turns crazy when an over-the-top competition begins to control Christmas in this Mexican comedy. Available from 21st December
1,000 Miles from Christmas
An auditor who despises Christmas is sent to a small town for work, where he meets a woman determined to change his mind about the holiday in this Spanish rom-com. Available from 25th December
A Naija Christmas
A mother’s Christmas wish – and the grand prize that come with it – sets off a fierce competition between her sons in this Nollywood rom-com. Available from 16th December
The Christmas Chronicles: Part 2
Even Kurt Russell as Santa can’t save this disappointing festive sequel. Read our full review
This house-swap-rom-com boasts an ensemble cast full of charming sincerity. Read our full review
The Princess Switch: Switched Again
Vanessa Hudgens returns for triple the royal shenanigans in this fun rom-com sequel. Read our full review
Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square
Seasonal cheer comes to a halt when a cold-hearted woman tries to sell her hometown’s land. Can music, magic and memories change her mind? With Christine Baranski and Dolly Parton teaming up, the answer doesn’t even matter. Read our full review
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey
Forest Whitaker and Keegan-Michael Key star in this festival musical about a toymaker who finds new hope in the form of his inventive, curious granddaughter.
Angela’s Christmas Wish
This animated sequel is a moving tale of family and longing.
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Let It Snow
Based on The New York Times bestselling book by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle, the movie sees a once-in-century snowstorm hit a small town on Christmas Eve, leading several high school seniors to discover unexpected opportunities as well as complications that test their friendships, love lives, and aspirations for the future. Kiernan Shipka (Chilling Adventure of Sabrina) stars. (Read our full review)
The Knight Before Christmas
Vanessa Hudgens and Josh Whitehouse star in the brilliantly titled holiday rom-com. She plays a kind science teacher who has been disillusioned by love and he’s the cursed medieval knight she must help, as you do. (Read our full review.)
This gorgeously old-fashioned animation about a postman who inadvertently finds himself working with an old toymaker is simple and sweet enough to charm the socks off the humbuggiest of viewers. (Read our full review)
The Christmas Chronicles
Kurt Russell puts the daddy in Father Christmas in this darkly funny, enjoyably silly and surprisingly sincere adventure. (Read our full review)
Martin Freeman stars in Debbie Isitt’s charming comedy about a grumpy teacher put in charge of his primary school’s nativity. The improvised hijinks from the young performers prompted the director to return for multiple sequels, but the real sparkle and shine is in this cute original. (Read our full review.)
A Very Murray Christmas
Directed by Sofia Coppola, this variety holiday show stars Bill Murray as Bill Murray, waiting for his celebrity guests to arrive at his seasonal shindig. Will anyone turn up? (Read our full review.)
Fireplace for Your Home
Replicate the peacefulness of an old-fashioned, wood-burning fireplace, as well as a crackling yule log fireplace, all set to holiday tunes. Read our full review.
A trip to church with her family on Christmas Eve gives young Angela an extraordinary idea. A heartwarming tale based on a story by Frank McCourt. (Read our full review.)
The Princess Switch
When a down-to-earth Chicago baker and a soon-to-be princess discover they look like twins, they hatch a Christmastime plan to trade places in this festive mix of The Parent Trap and The Prince and the Pauper. Read our full review)
The Holiday Calendar
A talented photographer stuck in a dead-end job inherits an antique Advent calendar that may be predicting the future… and pointing her toward love. (Read our full review)
A Christmas Prince
Christmas comes early for an aspiring young journalist when she’s sent abroad to get the scoop on a dashing prince who’s poised to be king… (Read our full review.)
A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding
A year after helping Richard secure the crown, Amber’s getting ready to walk down the aisle with him. But she’s not so sure she’s cut out to be queen. (Read our full review)
A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby
It’s Christmastime in Aldovia – and a royal baby is on the way! Amber and Richard host royals from a faraway kingdom to renew an ancient truce, but when the priceless 600-year-old-treaty disappears, peace is put in jeopardy and an ancient curse threatens their family. (Read our full review)
Holiday in the Wild
To keep her spirits high when their son leaves for college, Manhattanite Kate Conrad (Kristin Davis) has booked a ‘second honeymoon’ with her husband. Instead of thanking her, he brings their relationship to a sudden end; jilted Kate proceeds to Africa for a solo safari. During a detour through Zambia, she helps her pilot, Derek Holliston (Rob Lowe), rescue an orphaned baby elephant. They nurse him back to health at a local elephant orphanage, and Kate extends her stay through Christmastime… (Read our full review)
Popular New York radio DJ Rush Williams (Romany Malco) has been spoiling his four children since they lost their mom (La La Anthony). Unfortunately, the kids share their pricey Christmas lists right when he loses his job. To keep Rush on the air, his producer Roxy Richardson (Sonequa Martin-Green) and his Aunt Jo (Darlene Love) plan to help him buy another station — if the Williams family can downsize fast and embrace a simpler life. (Read our full review)
DreamWorks Holiday Classics
Join your DreamWorks friends for these four holiday specials, featuring Shrek and Donkey, Hiccup and Toothless, and the wacky animals from Madagascar. Read our full review.
DreamWorks Happy Holidays from Madagascar
Madagascar goes wild with holiday spirit in this set of Valentine’s Day and Christmas-themed tales featuring everyone’s favorite animal characters.
DreamWorks Shrek Stories
Shrek celebrates a busy Christmas and a spooky Halloween, Puss in Boots is captured by soldiers, and the kingdom hosts a singing competition.
Santa Pac’s Merry Berry Day
Pac aims to keep Berry Day the happiest day ever by unraveling a curious mystery about his parents and thwarting Betrayus’s plan to capture Santa Pac.
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Assistant DA and single mom Jackie’s plans to wrap up a big case and enjoy Christmas with her daughter are disrupted when her estranged dad visits. (Read our full review.)
A Wish for Christmas
After Sara’s boss steals her bright idea, she asks Santa for the courage to stand up for himself. But can 48 hours of magic make a lasting difference? (Read our full review.)
48 Christmas Wishes
When a small town’s letters to Santa accidentally go up in smoke, two elves venture out of the North Pole to retrieve every missing wish. (Read our full review.)
Pettersson and Findus 2
Christmas is just around the corner, but Pettersson and Findus are worried the snowy weather (and lack of tree) may keep them from celebrating.
Zip & Zap and the Captain’s Island
At Christmas, Zip and Zap take a trip with their parents to a remote island, where a friendly woman runs a children’s home and mystery awaits.
A StoryBots Christmas
When Bo mistakenly thinks that her friends don’t like her gifts, she heads to the North Pole to ask Santa for help making better presents. She learns along the way that Christmas is about far more than just the toys. Ed Asner guest stars as Santa Claus.
DreamWorks Home: For the Holidays
Oh takes it upon himself to introduce Christmas joy to his fellow Boovs. Unfortunately, his well-meaning mission nearly destroys the city.
Ellen is the girl who grew up with everything. The ambitious heir to True Gifts, a multimillion- dollar gift business, is a fashionista who fancies herself on the cutting edge of everything. Before Ellen can inherit her father business, though, she must deliver a special Christmas card to her dad’s former partner in Snow Falls, the hometown she never knew. To experience life’s true gifts, her parents insist that she make the trip anonymously, without fame or fortune to aid her. When a snowstorm strands her at the town inn, run by frugal manager Jake, “Ellie” is forced to work for her keep. Jake, a jaded, divorced man who grew up with little, becomes intrigued with his new guest, even if Ellie is a terrible baker with no housekeeping skills. Despite his blunt manner, Ellie begins to admire the innkeeper who doesn’t hesitate to help others, even when there’s nothing in it for him. (Read our full review)
El Camino Christmas
A young Man, who seeks out a father he has never met, through no fault of his own, ends up barricaded in a liquor store with five other people on Christmas Eve. (Read our full review.)
Christmas Wedding Planner
A wedding planner’s world is turned upside down when a handsome private investigator is hired to disrupt one of her biggest jobs. (Read our full review.)
Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger
An anxious teacher at an underperforming school sets out on a road trip with students to enter the kids in a Christmas song competition. (Read our full review.)
Christmas with the Coopers
John Goodman, Ed Helms and Alan Arkin lead a star-studded ensemble in this festive family comedy about the titular clan’s annual seasonal gathering.
5 Star Christmas
When the Italian prime minister meets his lover and political rival while on an official trip to Budapest during Christmas week, things go topsy-turvy.
A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish (2019)
Despite her vain stepmother and mean stepsisters, an aspiring singer works as an elf at a Christmas tree lot and finds her own holiday miracle.
Stranded at school before holiday break, a precocious girl gets into the spirit of saving when a trio of robbers trespass and hold the janitor hostage.
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Christmas with a View
Still reeling from a business failure, the restaurant manager of a ski resort finds her world jolted by a newly recruited chef.
Fleeing the family business and an arranged marriage, Santa’s daughter chooses a magical adventure abroad instead.
Operation Christmas Drop
A by-the-book political aide falls for a big-hearted Air Force pilot while looking to shut down his tropical base and its airborne Christmas tradition.
The App That Stole Christmas
A tech entrepreneur’s Christmas shopping app is a smashing success, but he starts to realize his invention might be ruining the holiday spirit.
A New York Christmas Wedding
As her wedding nears, a bride-to-be is visited by an angel who reveals what could have been if she’d followed feelings for her childhood best friend.
A man foils an attempted murder, then flees the crew of would-be killers along with their intended target in this German Christmas flick.
When a busy New Yorker inherits her grandma’s land, she must choose between selling or reviving a Christmas tree farm and holiday-themed village.
As the Light Goes Out
On Christmas Eve in Hong Kong, firefighters battle an out-of-control warehouse fire that threatens to plunge the entire city into darkness.
Love Is a Story
Two young artists, a violin player and an actress, fight to achieve their dreams and keep their relationship together during Christmastime.
A California Christmas
With his carefree lifestyle on the line, a wealthy charmer poses as a ranch hand to get a hardworking farmer to sell her family’s land before Christmas. Available from 14th December.
A family starts to lose its Christmas spirit and is soon terrorised by a demon destined to punish those who don’t give the holiday its proper due. Available until 24th December
Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker
This documentary spotlights Debbie Allen’s career and follows her group of dance students as they prepare for her annual “Hot Chocolate Nutcracker.”
Just Another Christmas
Stuck in a time loop where it’s forever Christmas, a family man who hates the holiday starts to learn valuable lessons about what’s important in life.
Santa Banta Pvt Ltd
Passed off as spies, two inept pals are sent to Fiji to rescue a kidnapped bureaucrat.