What Are The Best Christmas Films on Netflix UK Right Now? [Updated]

Netflix have thousands of films available on their streaming service but as we approach Christmas many people like to get a little festive and just how do you know which Christmas films are worth watching? Well, here are the top 20 festive films on Netflix UK (according to our unique rating system) – why not take a look and let us know which are your favourites?

So, without further ado here are twenty of the best Christmas movies on Netflix UK as of today (15th December 2018):

1) Carol
New on Netflix Rating: 80.6%
Year: 2015
Duration: 1hr 58m
Genre: Critically-acclaimed Films, Romantic Films, Romantic Favourites, Romantic Dramas, LGBTQ Films, Romantic LGBTQ Films, LGBTQ Dramas, Dramas
A wealthy married woman and a female department store clerk begin a forbidden affair in the 1950s that leads to both heartache and liberating joy.
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2) Hector
New on Netflix Rating: 77.25%
Year: 2015
Duration: 1hr 26m
Genre: Critically-acclaimed Films, British Films, British Dramas, Dramas, Social Issue Dramas
En route to London for an annual Christmas meet-up with friends, homeless Scotsman Hector attempts to reconnect with the family he left behind.
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3) Angela’s Christmas
New on Netflix Rating: 77%
Year: 2018
Duration: 30m
Genre: Animation, Children & Family Films, Films based on children’s books
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.
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4) Arthur Christmas
New on Netflix Rating: 76.2%
Year: 2011
Duration: 1hr 37m
Genre: Critically-acclaimed Films, Animation, British Films, British Comedies, Children & Family Films, Comedies, Wacky Comedies
At Santa Claus’s super-secret toy-making facility, Mr. Claus entrusts his son, Arthur, to carry out an ultra-important Christmas mission.
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5) The Princess Switch
New on Netflix Rating: 73.67%
Year: 2018
Duration: 1hr 41m
Genre: Children & Family Films, Romantic Films, Romantic Dramas, Dramas
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.
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6) The Good Witch’s Gift
New on Netflix Rating: 70%
Year: 2010
Duration: 1hr 24m
Genre: Children & Family Films, Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Fantasy, Dramas
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.
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7) I’ll Be Home for Christmas
New on Netflix Rating: 69%
Year: 2016
Duration: 1hr 28m
Genre: Children & Family Films, Crime Films, Crime Dramas, Dramas
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.
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8) Love Actually
New on Netflix Rating: 68.6%
Year: 2003
Duration: 2hr 14m
Genre: Critically-acclaimed Films, British Films, Romantic British Films, British Comedies, Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Romantic Films
This ensemble comedy is a charming treatise on romance, telling 10 intertwining London love stories, leading up to a climax on Christmas Eve.
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9) The Man Who Invented Christmas
New on Netflix Rating: 68.25%
Year: 2017
Duration: 1hr 44m
Genre: Period Pieces, Children & Family Films, Dramas, Dramas based on a book
After a string of flops, novelist Charles Dickens finds inspiration for his next story in children’s tales and on the streets of Victorian London.
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10) Angel of Christmas
New on Netflix Rating: 68%
Year: 2015
Duration: 1hr 28m
Genre: Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Romantic Films
While researching a family heirloom, a jilted news staffer uncovers the ornament’s magical past and meets someone special, perhaps not by coincidence.
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11) A Wish for Christmas
New on Netflix Rating: 67%
Year: 2016
Duration: 1hr 24m
Genre: Romantic Films, Romantic Dramas, Dramas
After Sara’s boss steals her bright idea, she asks Santa for the courage to stand up for herself. But can 48 hours of magic make a lasting difference?
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12) Santa’s Apprentice
New on Netflix Rating: 66.67%
Year: 2010
Duration: 1hr 11m
Genre: Animation, Children & Family Films
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.
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13) The Christmas Chronicles
New on Netflix Rating: 66.33%
Year: 2018
Duration: 1hr 44m
Genre: Action Comedies, Children & Family Films, Comedies
After accidentally crashing Santa’s sleigh, a brother and sister pull an all-nighter to save Christmas with a savvy, straight-talking St. Nick.
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14) Once Upon a Holiday
New on Netflix Rating: 66.33%
Year: 2015
Duration: 1hr 27m
Genre: Comedies, Romantic Comedies, Romantic Films
A princess runs away from her royal duties during a Christmas visit to a big city and meets a nice guy who shows her the joys of living a normal life.
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15) A Christmas Prince
New on Netflix Rating: 66%
Year: 2017
Duration: 1hr 32m
Genre: Children & Family Films, Romantic Films, Romantic Dramas, Dramas
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.
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16) A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding
New on Netflix Rating: 64%
Year: 2018
Duration: 1hr 32m
Genre: Children & Family Films, Romantic Films, Romantic Dramas, Dramas
A year after helping Richard secure the crown, Amber returns to Aldovia to plan their wedding. But her simple tastes clash with royal protocol.
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17) Magic Snowflake
New on Netflix Rating: 63.5%
Year: 2013
Duration: 1hr 18m
Genre: Animation, Children & Family Films
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.
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18) The Holiday Calendar
New on Netflix Rating: 62.5%
Year: 2018
Duration: 1hr 35m
Genre: Romantic Films, Romantic Dramas, Dramas
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.
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19) Babes in Toyland
New on Netflix Rating: 57.67%
Year: 1986
Duration: 1hr 35m
Genre: Children & Family Films
When Lisa gets into a car accident on Christmas Eve, she finds herself in Toyland, a magical world plagued by an evil villain.
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20) Christmas Inheritance
New on Netflix Rating: 57%
Year: 2017
Duration: 1hr 44m
Genre: Romantic Films, Romantic Dramas, Dramas
To inherit her father’s company, socialite Ellen must first visit his small hometown, where she learns the value of hard work and helping others.
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And the runners up…: Zipi & Zape y la Isla del Capitan (2016)Almost Christmas (2016)Uncle Nick (2015)Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger (2012)Christmas Wedding Planner (2017)DreamWorks Home: For the Holidays (2017)The Wiggles: Go, Santa, Go! (2013)El Camino Christmas (2017)Jack Frost (1998)48 Christmas Wishes (2017)

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