Netflix: the best Christmas movies to watch on streaming

The magic of the holidays lands on streaming: among original movies, previews and classic films to watch again. Here are the main titles

The air of Christmas also arrives on Netflix. The streaming platform has already enriched its catalog with many titles suitable for everyone, perfect for spending the holidays with lightheartedness. Alongside the great classics, there are new releases and original movies.

Many titles are Christmas-themed and have been available for several months. We're talking, for example, about Holidate, the romantic Christmas comedy that has been on air since October. Other titles instead will be released just in the days of celebration, The Midnight Sky, available from December 23. There is no shortage of great classics to watch and rewatch in December. On Netflix we find The Grinch, Klaus, an animated film nominated for an Oscar, but also many Italian comedies, including Il peggior Natale della mia vita, a film directed by Alessandro Genovesi with Fabio De Luigi, Cristiana Capotondi and many others. In short, despite the particular year, Christmas 2020 will undoubtedly be full of magic, also thanks to the help of Netflix that will allow us to have a few hours of lightheartedness in front of the small screen. Here are the main titles.

Netflix movies: new releases to watch at Christmas 2020

We start with a series of exclusive previews to watch on Netflix. Holidate is a romantic comedy centered on the meeting between Sloane (Emma Roberts) and Jackson (Luke Bracey). They both hate Christmas, but when they find themselves together at a table set for the holidays something clicks between them. Together they will face the dramas of Christmas and manage to find something magical and exciting that will change their minds.

Another movie perfect for the holidays is Christmas Drop Operation Gift. It tells the story of Erica Miller, a U.S. Congressional aide who gives up Christmas with her family to get ahead. After landing on the beach of an air force base, she discovers a secret project called "Operation Gift" that will allow her to make her contribution and save the holidays.

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Adventure is also a perfect film for kids. We are in front of a real Christmas adventure fun and spirited. Years after being betrayed by his apprentice, a toymaker finds hope again thanks to a kind little girl who comes into his life. A mix of music, fantasy and merriment make the film perfect for this time of year.

Christmas in the City with Dolly Parton stars the great American singer in a dynamic and musical feature film. In fact, the film features 14 original songs written by Dolly Parton herself.

Those looking for a little cinematic masterpiece will be won over by American Elegy. J.D. Vance (Gabriel Basso), a Yale student, returns to his small Ohio town where he must come to terms with a deep family crisis, his relationship with his mother Bev (Amy Adams), who is struggling with addiction, and his grandmother Mamaw (Glenn Close), the strong woman who raised him. The film, acclaimed by audiences and critics alike, is directed by Oscar winner Ron Howard.

We return to the lightheartedness of Christmas with a film available December 3. All Normal Next Christmas tells the story of a tough, grumpy man who is condemned to wake up on the eve of every Christmas and come to terms with what happened during the other days of the year when he was away.

December news coming to Netflix is really a lot and everyone will be able to find one or more movies to watch during the holidays.

Aside from the movies, the platform is also airing a new Christmas TV series. Dash and LiLy, available since November 10, is the show that tells the overwhelming love story between two boys. The series is based on the children's book saga Dash & Lily's Book of Dares written by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan.

Netflix: great Christmas classics

Aside from the original movies and streamed exclusively, the platform offers many classics to watch set right around the holiday season. Among the titles for kids are the animated film Klaus, Somebody Save Christmas (Chapter 1 and the new Chapter 2), Guess Who's Coming at Christmas, Extraterrestrial Christmas, Hotel Transylvania and many others.

All that's left to do is subscribe to the service - if you haven't already done so - and start watching all the films, TV series but also programs and documentaries that it offers.