Christmas is the perfect time of year to watch cheesy movies and get into the festive spirit, and Netflix has plenty to choose from.
Sure there are classics like Home Alone or It’s A Wonderful Life, but the streaming platform has plenty of fun festive movies including musicals, holiday-themed romcoms and films that all the family can enjoy.
Here are the 10 highest-rated Netflix Christmas movies that are available to watch right now on the platform, with the selection chosen from how they ranked with critics on Rotten Tomatoes.
10. Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square
Who doesn’t love Dolly Parton at any time of year? Well the iconic country singer has her own festive-themed film that’s a fun new take on the classic A Christmas Carol in which wealthy Regina Fuller (Christine Baranski) returns to her hometown to evict people during the holidays.
Full of great songs and with a heartfelt story, the film also stars Parton as an Angel who tries to show Regina the right path in life. Critics gave the holiday movie 63% on Rotten Tomatoes, while fans gave it an average 50%.
9. Single All The Way
Single All The Way is a new film on Netflix’s Christmas lineup as it was only released on December 2, but it has already garnered a high rating on Rotten Tomatoes, with audiences giving it 74%, while critics gave it 64%.
The film stars Michael Urie and Philemon Chambers as best friends Peter and Nick, and it follows them as the former asks the latter to pose as his boyfriend during the holidays, only for sparks to start flying.
8. The Christmas Chronicles
The Christmas Chronicles certainly has the makings of a classic given it features Kurt Russell as Santa Claus.
The film follows siblings Kate and Teddy Pierce (Darby Camp and Judah Lewis, respectively) as they try to catch Father Christmas on camera, only to go on an adventure that is every kid’s dream.
It garnered a solid 68% score from critics, with the audience giving it a much higher 75% score, and the film’s sequel did equally well.
7. The Knight Before Christmas
The Knight Before Christmas scored well with critics, but not as highly with fans.
The movie stars Vanessa Hudgens as high school teacher Brooke, who finds herself in charge of looking after a medieval knight (Josh Whitehouse) who has been swept from his timeline and transported to the modern day.
Like all good Christmas movies, The Knight Before Christmas is incredibly cheesy and while it scored 70% with critics it only got 41% with the audience.
6. The Princess Switch
The first of Vanessa Hudgens’ festive movies with Netflix, and somehow in the same universe, The Princess Switch sees the actor play not one, but two roles in the movie (and then three in the sequels).
In a classic Prince and the Pauper-style switch-up, Hudgens’ baker Stacey de Novo trades places with Lady Margaret, and falls in love with a prince in the process.
The romantic movie was given an average 71% score with critics, and a middling 50% score with viewers on Rotten Tomatoes.
5. A Christmas Prince
Along the same lines as The …….