Top 20 Highest Rated Christmas Movies on Netflix of All Time

By Lori Meek
Published: November 30, 2022 (Last updated: last month)

Bookmark this page as we celebrate and list what is deemed to be the Top 20 Best and Highest Rated Christmas Movies on Netflix of All Time.

Winter is nearly upon us, the days are getting shorter, and the Holiday season is just around the corner. What better way to get into the Christmas spirit than by snuggling up on the sofa and logging into Netflix? The streaming giant has a long list of seasonal titles to enjoy, and our team at Ready Steady Cut curated the best Christmas films you can stream this Holiday season. We’ve used Rotten Tomatoes scores to determine the best flicks and help bring some holiday cheer to your living room this December.

Top 20 Best and Highest Rated Best Christmas Movies on Netflix of All Time

20. The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star (2021)

The third movie from the franchise starring Vanessa Hudgens received mixed to positive reviews and features further royal doppelganger adventures. 

Official premise: When a priceless Christmas relic is stolen, royal look-alikes Margaret and Stacy turn to audacious doppelgänger Fiona — and her dashing ex — for help

Cast: Amanda Donohoe, Chidi Ajufo, Florence Hall, Mia Lloyd, Nick Sagar, Remy Hii, Sam Palladio, Suanne Braun, Theo Devaney, Vanessa Hudgens, Will Kemp

RT Score: 53%

IMDB rating: 5.5/10

19. The Princess Switch: Switched Again (2020)

The second film from the franchise is set two years after the first and premiered on Netflix in 2020. 

Official premise: When Duchess Margaret unexpectedly inherits the throne to Montenaro and hits a rough patch with boyfriend Kevin, it’s up to her double, Princess Stacy, to get these star-crossed lovers back together.

Cast: Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio, Suanne Braun

RT Score: 56%

IMDB rating: 5.4

18. Christmas in Wonderland (2022)

Falling for Christmas marks  Lindsay Lohan’s first feature since 2019’s Among the Shadows.

Official premise: A newly engaged, spoiled hotel heiress gets into a skiing accident, suffers from total amnesia, and finds herself in the care of a handsome, blue-collar lodge owner and his precocious daughter in the days leading up to Christmas.

Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Chord Overstreet, George Young

RT Score: 56%

IMDB rating: 5.2/10

17. Love Hard (2021)

A Netflix original, Love Hard premiered to mostly positive reviews and it was even nominated for an outstanding costumes award.  

Official premise: An LA girl, unlucky in love, falls for an East Coast guy on a dating app and decides to surprise him for the holidays, only to discover that she’s been catfished. This lighthearted romantic comedy chronicles her attempt to reel in love.

Cast: Nina Dobrev, Jimmy O. Yang, Darren Barnet

RT Score: 57%

IMDB rating: 6.3/10

16. Christmas With You (2022)

Directed by Gabriela Tagliavini, Christmas with You premiered on Netflix in time for the 2022 holiday season. 

Official premise: Feeling career burnout, pop star Angelina escapes to grant a young fan’s wish in small-town New York, where she not only finds the inspiration to revitalize her career but also a shot at true love.

Cast: Aimee Garcia, Freddie Prinze Jr., Deja Monique Cruz

RT Score: 58%

IMDB rating: 5.6/10

15. A California Christmas (2020)

Another Netflix original flick, A California Christmas is a love story starring Lauren Swickard and Josh Swickard who also happen to be married in real life. 

Official premise: With his carefree lifestyle on the line, a wealthy charmer poses as a ranch hand to get a hardworking farmer to sell her family’s land before Christmas.

Cast: Lauren Swickard, Josh Swickard, Ali Afshar

RT Score: 60%

IMDB rating: 5.8/10

14. Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square (2020)

This Christmas musical was written, produced, and features performances by Dolly Parton. A television special, the movie received two Emmy awards, including one for its choreography. 

Official premise: A woman who plans to sell a small town without regard for the people who live there receives a visit from an angel.

Cast: Dolly Parton, Jenifer Lewis, Josh Segarra, Christine Baranski

RT Score: 64%

IMDB rating: 5.2/10

13. The Christmas Chronicles 2 (2020)

Featuring an all-star cast and a heartwarming tale, The Christmas Chronicles 2 was written and directed by Chris Columbus and received mostly favorable reviews. 

Official premise: Teenager Kate Pierce is reunited with Santa Claus when a troublemaker threatens to cancel Christmas — forever.

Cast: Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn, Darby Camp

RT Score: 65%

IMDB rating: 6.0/10

12. The Princess Switch (2018)

This modern retelling of the Prince and the Pauper was so popular when it first came out in 2018 that Netflix ordered not one but two sequels. The film was written by Robin Bernheim and Megan Metzger.

Official premise: One week before Christmas, a duchess switches places with an ordinary woman from Chicago, who looks exactly like her, and they each fall in love with each other’s beaus.

Cast: Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio, Nick Sagar

RT Score: 67%

IMDB rating: 6.0/10

11. The Knight Before Christmas (2019)

Vanessa Hudgens stars in this charming Christmas love story with a time-traveling twist. 

Official premise: A medieval knight is transported to the present day, where he falls for a high school science teacher who’s disillusioned by love.

Cast: Vanessa Hudgens, Josh Whitehouse, Emmanuelle Chriqui

RT Score: 67%

IMDB rating: 5.6/10

10. Single All the Way (2021)

This Canadian love story gives the classic Hallmark Christmas movie an LGBTQ+ retelling. Directed by Michael Mayer, this award-winning flick was warmly received by critics and audiences alike when it first premiered on Netflix last year. 

Official premise: Desperate to avoid his family’s judgment about his perpetual single status, Peter (Michael Urie) convinces his best friend Nick (Philemon Chambers) to join him for the holidays and pretend that they’re now in a relationship. But when Peter’s mother (Kathy Najimy) sets him up on a blind date with her handsome trainer James (Luke Macfarlane)–the plan goes awry.

Cast: Michael Urie, Philemon Chambers, Luke Macfarlane

RT Score: 67%

IMDB rating: 6.1/10

9. The Christmas Chronicles (2018)

Featuring Kurt Russell as the real Santa, this highly-rated 2018 seasonal flick was written by Matt Lieberman and directed by Clay Kaytis.

Official premise: Siblings Kate and Teddy Pierce hatch a scheme to capture Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. When the plan goes awry, the kids join forces with a somewhat jolly Saint Nick and his loyal elves to save the holiday before it’s too late.

Cast: Kurt Russell, Darby Camp, Judah Lewis

RT Score: 68%

IMDB rating: 7.0/10

8. A Christmas Prince (2017)

A Christmas Prince is a Netflix original romance flick that premiered in 2017 to critical praise for its charming story and stunning filming locations. 

Official premise: 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.

Cast: Rose McIver, Ben Lamb, Alice Krige

RT Score: 73%

IMDB rating: 5.8/10

7. A Castle for Christmas (2021)

Set in the same universe as The Princess Switch franchise, this romantic Christmas comedy premiered on Netflix last year to mostly positive reviews. 

Official premise: To escape a scandal, a bestselling author journeys to Scotland, where she falls in love with a castle — and faces off with the grumpy duke who owns it.

Cast: Brooke Shields, Cary Elwes, Lee Ross

RT Score: 74%

IMDB rating: 5.5/10

6. White Christmas (1954)

White Christmas is an Oscar-nominated classic that features musical numbers of beloved and well-known seasonal songs like Snow and Sisters. 

Official premise: Singers Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) join sister act Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen) to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. There, they run into Gen. Waverly (Dean Jagger), the boys’ commander in World War II, who, they learn, is having financial difficulties; his quaint country inn is failing. So what’s the foursome to do but plan a yuletide miracle: a fun-filled musical extravaganza that’s sure to put Waverly and his business in the black!

Cast: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney

RT Score: 77%

IMDB rating: 7.5/10

5. Let It Snow (2019)

This Netflix teen movie features a wholesome premise and an ensemble cast. When it first came out three years ago, critics were quick to praise the lighthearted romantic comedy. 

Official premise: When a snowstorm hits a small Midwestern town on Christmas Eve, a group of high school seniors finds their friendships and love lives colliding thanks to a stranded pop star, a stolen keg, a squad of competitive dancers, a mysterious woman covered in tin foil, and an epic party at the local Waffle Town. Come Christmas morning, nothing will be the same.

Cast: Isabela Mercedl, Shameik Moore, Odeya Rush

RT Score: 81%

IMDB rating: 5.8/10

4. A Boy Called Christmas (2021)

Directed by Gil Kenan, this modern classic is based on a children’s book by Matt Haig.

Official premise: An ordinary young boy called Nikolas sets out on an extraordinary adventure into the snowy north in search of his father who is on a quest to discover the fabled village of the elves, Elfhelm. Taking with him a headstrong reindeer called Blitzen and a loyal pet mouse, Nikolas soon meets his destiny in this magical, comic, and endearing story that proves nothing is impossible. Adapted from the bestselling book by Matt Haig.

Cast: Maggie Smith, Isabella O’Sullivan, Joel Fry

RT Score: 83%

IMDB rating: 8.5/10

3. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)

Written and directed by David E. Talbert, this award-winning fantasy musical earned wide critical acclaim and there was some speculation it might even get an Oscar nomination. 

Official premise: Decades after his apprentice betrays him, a once joyful toymaker finds new hope when his bright young granddaughter appears on his doorstep.

Cast: 6.4/10

RT Score: 89%

IMDB rating: 6.4/10

2. Klaus (2019)

This modern animated classic earned several accolades including a win at the BAFTAs and an Oscar nomination. 

Official premise: A desperate postman accidentally brings about the genesis of Santa Claus.

Cast: Jason Schwartzman, J.K. Simmons, Rashida Jones

RT Score: 95%

IMDB rating: 8.1/10

1. Robin Robin (2021) 

This charming animation was widely acclaimed by critics and audiences and even earned an Oscar nomination. 

Official premise: When her egg fortuitously rolls into a rubbish dump, Robin is raised by a loving family of mice. As she grows up, her differences become more apparent. Robin sets off on the heist to end all heists to prove to her family that she can be a really good mouse – but ends up discovering who she really is.

Cast: Bronte Carmichael, Richard E. Grant, Gillian Anderson

RT Score: 100%

IMDB rating: 7.0/10

And there you go – the Top 20 Best and Highest Rated Best Christmas Movies on Netflix of All Time. Are there any films on this list that you disagree with or any that you think should be added? Comment below.

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