What Christmas movies are on Netflix UK? A full list (2018)
Staff Reporter | On 07, Dec 2018Reading time: 11 mins
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 2018.
After several years of underwhelming nutcrackers, this year’s festive catalogue is… slightly less rubbish. Netflix has a growing library of its own festive flicks, and some of them 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 – although there are still no fewer than three Power Rangers Christmas specials available.
Here’s a full list of Christmas films on Netflix UK, including those coming soon. To help sort the naughty from the nice, we’ve included links to our reviews.
Happy holiday streaming!
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)
Richard Curtis’ unabashedly sentimental anthology of love stories set during the festive season works better as a cinematic Advent Calendar than a film, what with its questionable men and apparent obsession with turtleneck jumpers. But with a cast that includes Alan Rickman, Bill Nighy, Hugh Grant dancing and the national treasure that is Emma Thompson, this just-one-more-rewatch rom-com has become a hard-to-resist ritual that wins you over every December. (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 man’s drunken romp in a gorilla suit gets him mistaken for Bigfoot, in this Christmas movie starring Michael Shannon that actually exists. (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 much-needed decent Christmas film joins Netflix’s festive line-up, as Aardman’s seasonal animation sees Arthur struggling to save Christmas with a range of high-tech gadgets.
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)
Dumped and depressed, English rose Iris (Kate Winslet) agrees to swap homes with similarly unlucky in love Californian Amanda (Cameron Diaz) for a much-needed break. Iris finds herself in a palatial Hollywood mansion while Amanda navigates the lanes of a picture-perfect English village. Also starring Jude Law and Jack Black. (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)
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.
Babes in Toyland
A hardworking girl has no time for toys at Christmas. Will she change her mind after a visit to Toyland? No prizes for guessing the answer. (Read our full review.)
When a gift sack full of kittens gives Santa a bad allergic reaction, the kitties have to take over and deliver the presents on time. (Read our full review.)
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.
Invited to his brother’s house for a family gathering on Christmas Eve, licentious Uncle Nick soon turns the occasion into a booze-fueled disaster. (Read our full review.)
Once Upon a Holiday
A runaway princess meets a handsome normal man on the streets of New York. You’ll never guess what happens next… (Read our full review.)
En route to London for an annual Christmas meet-up with friends, homeless Scotsman Hector attempts to reconnect with the family he left behind. (Read our full review.)
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.)
Angel of Christmas
While researching a family heirloom, a jilted news staffer uncovers the ornament’s magical past and meets someone special, perhaps not by coincidence. (Read our full review.)
A shy high school student’s Christmas wish comes true only it isn’t exactly as wonderful as she’d hoped. (Read our full review)
The Good Witch’s Gift (aka – Wedding)
Christmas seems like the perfect time for Cassie and Jake’s wedding, but it’ll take some magic to pull it off with everything going against it. (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.
Given the news she’s terminally ill, Georgia throws caution to the wind, breaks out of her shell and takes no-holds-barred European vacation.
A citywide power outrage traps eccentric New Yorkers in six different elevators on Christmas Eve, forcing them to reconsider their lives. (Read our full review.) Coming on 22nd December 2018.
British and American troops join forces to liberate a Nazi strangehold in North Africa, sharing battles, hard work and a peaceful Christmas dinner.
Young orphan Nicolas learns how to guide a sleigh, slide down chimneys and other duties he’ll need when he becomes the next Santa Claus. (Read our full review.)
The Magic Snowflake
Young Nicolas agrees to do Santa’s work for one year. But the stress of the job threatens the boy’s sense of joy – and Christmas itself. (Read our full review.)
Bob’s Broken Sleigh
An overly eager elf improves Santa’s sleigh, but when he crash lands far from home, three odd critters pitch in to send him back to the North Pole.
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.
Trolls Holiday Special
Anna Kendrick and Justin Timberlake reunite for this seasonal spin-off from the animated musical movie Trolls.
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.)
Miss Me this Christmas
Regina and Franklin are seemingly the perfect couple, the toast of all their friends and married on Christmas Day six years ago at the famed Chesterton Hotel. At Thanksgiving, they have a huge fight and trusts are broken — they decide to divorce. Their divorce will be final on Christmas Day. Regina decides to move in to her best friend Trish’s (Eva Marcille) suite at The Chesterton Hotel. There Regina starts a whirlwind romance with eccentric multi-millionaire Ulysses Danbert (Allen Maldonado). When Ulysses proposes to her, she must come to terms that her marriage may be over. Is the love between Regina and Franklin all wrapped up? We will all find out at the big Christmas party at The Chesterton Hotel. (Read our full review.)
You Can’t Fight Christmas
Christmas designer Leslie Major is the biggest fan of Christmas ever. She is like a tidal wave of Yuletide cheer. Her biggest job every year is decorating the lobby of the famed Chesterton Hotel. As she is on a ladder decorating the tree, she falls into the arms of Edmund James – the grandson of the owner JJ James. (Read our full review.)
A young boy and his friends launch an investigation to find out the truth about Santa. They discover he’s real and he’s creating toys right in their town. (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.)
A rock musician dad gets another shot at family time when he’s reincarnated as a jolly snowman the Christmas after his tragic death in a car crash. (Read our full review.)
A widower’s four adult children return to the family home for the first Christmas since their mother’s death, bringing heaps of drama and dysfunction. (Watch on Netflix UK
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.)
The Man Who Invented Christmas
Dan Stevens and Jonathan Pryce star in this biopic of Charles Dickens, which sees the author, after a string of flops, find inspiration for his next story in children’s tales and the streets of Victorian London. (Read our full review)
Puppy Star Christmas
A new pack of Pup Star pooches stumbles upon a rival team’s plan to ruin Christmas, then ends up at the North Pole to try and save the holiday spirit. (Read our full review.)
The Best Man Holiday
Set 13 years after the events of The Best Man, this comedy picks up as the story’s original characters gather for a mirthful reunion.
Babes in Toyland (1997)
Barnaby doesn’t believe in toys, so he has planned to shut down the Toyal Toy Factory and ruin Christmas. Can Jack and Jill stop the evil plot?
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.