Happy Christmas Eve! I’ve said it once, I’ll say it a million times – Christmas is my favorite time of year. While my family in Louisiana isn’t really big into Christmas (weirdos!), my family in South Carolina used to do it big during this time of year. We did Secret Santa every year, we decorated multiple trees together, we sang Christmas songs together. One of my favorite Christmas traditions is when we used to open up all of our presents at midnight on Christmas. Of course, this was after we found out that Santa wasn’t real.
Now that Jon and I are living together, I’m excited to create some new Christmas traditions, including watching Christmas movies! Jon hates Christmas movies, but I’m trying hard to convert him.
If you’re looking for a few holiday movies to watch this Christmas, these are some awesome (and some are bit cheesy) Christmas movies that you can stream on Netflix today and tomorrow (or even when it’s not Christmas anymore).
With an amazing cast of Hugh Grant (Bridget Jones’s Diary, About a Boy), Colin Firth (What a Girl Wants, Bridget Jones’s Diary), Alan Rickman (Harry Potter), Kiera Knightley (Pirates of the Caribbean, Pride and Prejudice) and many, many more, Love Actually is the perfect holiday movie to watch with everyone. It follows eight different interrelated love stories, set in London.
While You Were Sleeping
Starring Sandra Bullock (Miss Congeniality, The Blind Side), Bill Pullman (Independence Day), and Peter Gallagher (The O.C.),While You Were Sleeping is about a woman named Lucy (Bullock), a token collector who saves the life of a man named Peter (Gallagher). Peter ends up unconscious in the hospital, and Lucy introduces herself to his family as his fiancee. While getting to know Peter’s family, she starts falling for his brother, Jack (Pullman).
I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas (Home Improvement) and Jessica Biel (7th Heaven, The Illusionist), this movie is about a college student named Jake (Thomas) who is trying to make it home for Christmas with his family, but only after being bribed by his father.
Christmas with the Kranks
Starring Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis, Christmas with the Kranks is about a couple who decides to skip Christmas and go on a cruise after their only daughter leaves for the holidays to join the Peace Corps. When their daughter decides to make a last minute trip home, the Kranks have to do everything they can to make sure they uphold the level of Christmas celebration that their daughter expects.
Starring Christina Milian (Bring It On: Fight to the Finish, Love Don’t Cost a Thing), Ashley Benson (Pretty Little Liars) and Chad Michael Murray (One Tree Hill, A Cinderella Story), this movie is about a a public relations guru named Sloane (Milan) whose famous client, Caitlin Quinn (Benson), dies. Caitlin comes to visit Sloane by ushering in the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future, and they all come in the form of Sloane’s former boyfriends.
12 Dates of Christmas
Starring Amy Smart (The Butterfly Effect, Just Friends) and Mark-Paul Gosselaar (Saved by the Bell), 12 Dates of Christmas is about a girl named Kate who relives Christmas Eve twelve times before she finally gets it right.
A Christmas Kiss
Starring Elisabeth Rohm (Heroes), Laura Breckenridge (Loving Annabelle, Hit and Run), and Brendan Fehr (Roswell), this movie is about a struggling designer named Wendy (Breckenridge) who spontaneously kisses a stranger (Fehr) in the elevator. The next day, she finds out that this stranger is the boyfriend of her demanding boss (Rohm).
Desperately Seeking Santa
Starring Laura Vandervoort (This Means War, Smallville) and Nick Zano (What I Like About You, The Final Destination), Desperately Seeking Santa is about a woman named Jennifer (Vandervoort) whose only goal this Christmas is to increase hotel sales so she can finally get a promotion to corporate. Her quick money-making plan is to hold a contest for the sexiest Santa Clause, and when David (Zano), wins, the two start to fall for each other.
Starring Bonnie Somerville (The Ugly Truth, The Best and the Brightest), Shelley Long (The Brady Bunch), and Jordan Bridges (Rizzoli & Isles) with Haylie Duff (7th Heaven, Material Girls), Holiday Engagement is about a woman named Hillary (Somerville) whose fiancee just broke up with her. Instead of telling her family about the break-up, she hires David (Bridges) to pose as her fiancee during the holidays.
Radio City Christmas Spectacular
For anyone who has a love for singing, dancing, and New York City, you will love seeing the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes at the Radio City Music Hall.
What’s your favorite Christmas movie?