One of the best things about Christmas is that there are so many different ways to celebrate it. Some people love to spend their time checking out beautiful light displays, while others simply like to cozy up by the fireplace watching Christmas movies. Unfortunately for those in the latter category, Canada's most popular holiday movies aren't coming to Netflix this year.
Of course, everyone has their own unique list of favourite holiday films, but there are a few classics that have become widely associated with the Christmas season. Movies like It's A Wonderful Life, A Christmas Carol, and Frosty the Snowman, for example.
According to data given to Narcity by SEMrush, Canadian's have a few favourite holiday films of their own. Home Alone is the country's most popular, generating about 246,000 average monthly searches in December of 2018.
Second up on the list is the romantic tale, Love Actually with approximately 165,000 average searches, and in third is the feel-good family comedy, Elf with about 135,000 average searches.
Usually, during the holiday season, Netflix adds a few of these Christmas classics to its endless content roster. This year, however, things are different. None of the aforementioned movies will be available on the streaming service this December.
Just yesterday, the streaming service revealed its content list for the coming month, and although they may not be bringing back Home Alone, they are bringing How the Grinch Stole Christmas, which just so happens to be sitting at #8 on the list.
Other movies coming to Netflix Canada throughout the month of December include The Lovely Bones, The Greatest Showman, Pet Semetary, and Titanic.
It's entirely possible that the lack of classic Christmas content this year has something to do with Netflix's decision to pump out tons of original holiday shows and movies.