Hot cocoa, gingerbread cookies, a lit fireplace and It's A Wonderful Life on in the background. Whether you're using a classic tale as childhood nostalgia or just finding something to bring your family together for two hours, nothing screams Christmas quite like a good holiday film. It's a staple of the holidays.
Unfortunately, where we once had quintessential holiday movies, we now have garbage like A Christmas Prince and slim pickings for 97 minutes of decent festive cheer.
Netflix, in particular, seems to be lacking in Christmas spirit lately. So if you're looking to reignite that childhood holiday cheer, here are six Xmas movies on Netflix Canada to warm your heart during those long winter nights.
The greatest Christmas film of all time. Hands down. It has a whopping 84% on Rotten Tomatoes and is full of Christmas cheer. Oh, and a blonde Zoe Deschanel.
This film was slated for greatness as soon as they cast Jude Law and Cameron Diaz. The plot is full of love, family, snow and quaint English villages and will leave you feeling warm and fuzzy by the end.
No Christmas movie list is complete without Love Actually. The film follows the lives of eight couples dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a month before Christmas in London, England. The plot is full of infidelity and is really rather terrible when you think about it, but it's a fun movie to watch nonetheless.
Office Christmas Party
Not your classic Christmas film, but it will definitely generate some laughs. The film scored a flopping 41% on Rotten Tomatoes, but it has an all-star cast (Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, Kate McKinnon, to name a few) who's fun to watch no matter the plot.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
An all-time Christmas classic for any fan of Jim Carrey in his heyday. This Suess humour is a holiday must for anyone searching for the true meaning of Christmas.
It stars Bill Murray. Need I say more? This modern take on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" follows a selfish, cynical T.V. executive (Murray) as he is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.