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    The 21 Best Holiday Movies On Netflix Right Now

    Dive into the holiday spirit.

    The holiday season is almost here, and I don't want you to go in unprepared and unequipped. So, I have compiled this list of some cute, cheerful, and delightful movies that you can enjoy while the holiday spirit spreads all over you.

    Here are the 21 Best Holiday Movies on Netflix Right Now:

    1. White Christmas

    Two men singing onstage and playing with walking sticks
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    The famous Oscar-winning Christmas song "White Christmas" served as the inspiration for this movie. Two soldiers who are a musical duo collaborate with a singing sister act to save a ski lodge, run by their former commanding officer in the army, from going out of business. 

    2. Last Christmas

    Two women sitting at the hospital counter
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    This 2019 Christmas rom-com sees some British film heavyweights in hilarious roles. Emilia Clarke plays a struggling singer who hates her job as an elf in a Christmas store. One day she runs into a stranger (Henry Golding) who never carries a phone and mysteriously appears around her. Also making her life tough are her boss (Michelle Yeoh) and her mother (Emma Thompson).

    3. Christmas Inheritance

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    New York socialite Ellen is the darling of tabloids, and best known for her faux pas at public events. But this is not the image her father wants her to retain before she inherits his company. So, to teach her about the values of hard work and helping others, he sends her to his small hometown, where hopefully she will change into the big-hearted and big-minded person that her father wants her to be.  

    4. The Knight Before Christmas

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    Christmas stories are full of prince charmings, but seldom do we come across a story that has a prince charming from the 14th century parachuted into the 21st century. Vanessa Hudgens is back in a movie where a witch transports a 14th-century knight to modern-day Ohio, where he falls for a high school science teacher who's disillusioned by love. Will the lost knight find a way to his home or find a way to his lady's heart?

    5. Klaus

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    Winner of many awards and nominations (the first animated film from Netflix to be nominated for an Academy Award), this film tells an alternate origin story of Santa Claus. Set in the 19th century, a slacker postman stationed on a snowy island is tasked with delivering 6,000 letters or he shall be cut off from his rich inheritance. To make his task doable, he joins forces with an old and robust man going by the name of Klaus who also happens to be a toymaker. 

    6. The Holiday

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    Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz star as two women living in London and Los Angeles respectively, who have had enough with betrayal in love and decide to swap houses to rejuvenate their lives. Both of them fall in love with locals amidst Christmas magic and discover their true selves. 

    7. Holidate

    A girl asks a woman a question

    Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, New Year's Eve, St. Patrick's Day ‚ÄĒ you name it. This movie has got you covered. If you have ever been the butt of jokes (or pity) at a family gathering for being the only single person, you will definitely relate to this movie. Sloane Benson hates the holidays, as she is the only single person at such family gatherings. So she enters into an arrangement with a single man, facing the same predicament, to be each other's date for the sole purpose of saving each other from embarrassment at holiday gatherings.¬†

    8. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

    A toymaker tinkers with his instruments

    This Christmas movie is populated with big names. Forest Whitaker stars as Jeronicus Jangle, a resourceful toy inventor whose greatest creation and career are stolen by his apprentice (Keegan-Michael Key, as the scheming villain). This handsomely over-the-top, musical comedy extravaganza is high on Christmas spirit.

    9. Operation Christmas Drop

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    The movie takes its name from the real event that started in 1952 and is held every year by the US Air Force for Micronesia. A by-the-book political aide comes to an Air Force base in Guam with the intention of finding a reason to shut down the tropical station and its airborne Christmas tradition, but ends up opening her heart to an Air Force pilot. 

    10. The Christmas Chronicles

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    Kurt Russell stars as Santa in this wild family ride about kids who cause a catastrophe after they try to catch Santa. 

    11. The Christmas Chronicles 2

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    It’s been two years since the events of the first movie, and the kids are drawn back into a marvelous adventure when the North Pole is threatened.    

    12. Angela’s Christmas

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    This 2017 Irish Canadian animation film is set in Limerick, Ireland in the 1910s. It is based on a children's story from Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish author Frank McCourt, about a girl called Angela who does something honest and innocent when she visits the church with her family on Christmas Eve. It is a funny, heartwarming, and poignant story. 

    13. Let It Snow

    A restaurant worker wearing a pair of headphones, watches a music video on his smartphone while his co-worker looks at him from behind

    See it as the teenage version of Love Actually. This movie is based on the book of the same name by Maureen Johnson, John Green, and Lauren Myracle. The Netflix synopsis best sums it up: "A snowstorm hits a small town on a cold Christmas Eve, affecting the friendships, love lives, and futures of several high school seniors."

    14. A Very Murray Christmas

    Miley Cyrus and Bill Murray dance

    Bill Murray brings you a special Christmas gift that is loaded with star power: George Clooney, Chris Rock, and Miley Cyrus to name a few. When you are sitting comfortably on your couch with hot cocoa in hand, let these Hollywood A-listers entertain you with music and tomfoolery. 

    15. Just Friends

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    A high school senior (Ryan Reynolds) in a small town secretly loves his classmate who doesn't reciprocate his feelings, and sees him as a good "friend." This leads him to leave the town and go on to become a womanizing record producer in Los Angeles. But fate takes him back to his hometown when his plans to go to Paris for the holidays fall apart, and he thinks of winning his first love again.

    16. Serendipity

    A man and a woman talk to a salesman in a department store
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    This 2001 romantic movie follows two people who are in relationships but are fated to be together. You already know where this is going. The movie also features the famous New York restaurant that bears the name of the movie.

    17. Christmas Break-In

    A girl sticks a notice on the glass portion of a door of her school

    This Denise Richards and Danny Glover flick tries to recreate the same fun and adventure that Home Alone conjured. A 9-year-old girl gets snowed into her school after her busy parents forget to pick her up, and a blizzard makes it quite difficult for her to leave. A pair of bad guys kidnap the school janitor, and it is up to our 21st-century Kevin McCallister to save the day.

    18. Trolls Holiday

    Scene from the Trolls Holiday movie

    After getting the residents of Bergen town to give up eating Trolls on Trollstice, Queen Poppy realizes that there are no holidays, so she must create one!

    19. A Christmas Prince

    A man and a woman kiss in the garden of a castle
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    Royalty, romance, and Christmas. Three perfect ingredients for a light-hearted and funny Christmas movie set in Europe about redemption that also comes with a little secret about the royal succession. A fun watch!

    20. A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding

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    What comes next after a cheerful and 'aww'-inducing love story? A cheerful and 'aww'-inducing wedding story. Our cute couple decides to get hitched, but getting married to European royalty is no plebeian (pun intended) task. But when love and Christmas fever join forces, is any challenge unsurmountable? 

    21. The Princess Switch

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    Vanessa Hudgens is back as a Chicago baker, as well as a European duchess soon to be princess. Hilarity and confusion ensue when both the women decide to switch places to enjoy a slice of each other's life.

    Are there any Netflix Christmas movies you love that didn't make the list? Let us know below in the comments!