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The Best Christmas Movies on Netflix, Disney+, and Stan

The Best Christmas Movies on Netflix, Disney+, and Stan

13 Dec 2021


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🎵 ‘Tis the season to be watching 🎶 Fa la la Netflix, Disney, and Stan🎵

We’re coming up on the end of the year and the holiday season. And for those that celebrate Christmas, that means time to relax, give gifts, eat great food, and binge all the best Christmas movies streaming in Australia.

So if you’re ready to get into the Christmas spirit, it’s time to dive into the best Christmas movies streaming in Australia.

The Best Christmas Movies on Netflix

When it comes to great Christmas movies, Netflix is full of holiday cheer. Thanks to quite a few Netflix originals, you'll be able to watch from Christmas Eve to Christmas dinner, uninterrupted.

A Christmas Prince

Netflix’s first original Christmas film, A Christmas Prince is full of romantic comedy goodness. A journalist intends to investigate the so-called playboy prince, only for the two of them to fall in love and live happily ever after. Next came A Christmas Prince 2: The Royal Wedding, and then A Christmas Prince 3: The Royal Baby.

The Princess Switch

Once you’ve binged all the Christmas Prince movies on Netflix, you have The Princess Switch waiting for you. If you’re looking for so-silly-it’s-amazing fun, one the best Christmas movies on Netflix is The Princess Switch. Another light-hearted watch, The Princess Switch stars Vanessa Hudgens and Vanessa Hudgens in a prince and the pauper retelling where two women who look mysteriously similar both get what they never knew they needed.

The Princess Switch 2: Switched Again adds another Vanessa Hudgens to the mix, and The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star has all three Vanessa Hudgenses teaming up together to solve a mystery.

The Christmas Chronicles

Starring Kurt Russel, The Christmas Chronicles tells the story of two children who sneak into Santa Claus’s sleigh and then work to save Christmas together. The Christmas Chronicles 2 picks up a few years after Christmas Chronicles 1 for more seasonal adventures at the North Pole.

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

Another Netflix original, the Christmas story of Jingle Jangle takes us into the world of a revolutionary inventor and the magical toys he creates.


In Holidate, two single strangers are sick and tired of being the only single people at their holiday parties, so they agree to be each other’s plus-ones.

Last Christmas

If you’ve ever wondered, “what if they made that Christmas song by Wham! into a movie?” Wonder no more! One of the best Christmas movies on Netflix if you’re looking for a tear-jerker, full of Christmas spirit.

Let It Snow

A classic story of boy is a rising pop star, girl doesn’t care, boy gets stuck in her small town on Christmas Eve, girl reluctantly spends time with boy, girl and boy develop feelings for each other as they celebrate their own, snowy white Christmas. Based on a young adult novel of the same name, Let it Snow is wholesome, fun, and doesn’t take itself too seriously. Definitely one of the best Christmas movies on Netflix for families with teens.


A charming animation style, a heart-warming story, and stellar voice acting make Klaus well-worth a spot on your Christmas movie marathon.

Arthur Christmas

If you’re looking for another heart-warming Christmas movie, get ready for Arthur Christmas. Being Santa is the family business, but everyone except Santa’s youngest son, Arthur seems to have forgotten the meaning of Christmas. Holiday magic and a Christmas miracle help remind the whole family why they give gifts in the first place.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Dr Seuss and Jim Carrey. Do I need to say any more? Not just one of the best Christmas movies on Netflix, but one of the greatest Christmas movies of all time.

The Best Christmas Movies on Disney+

Disney+ is bringing the Christmas heat. Disney Christmas movies are a must for families, but they have a bit of nostalgia magic for even the most stoic of us. Disney Christmas movies remind you of being a kid, watching movies on Christmas eve, trying to stay awake to see if you can spot Santa.

Home Alone

Watch Kevin stay Home Alone, then watch him explore New York City in Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. And for extreme Home Alone fans, you can make a marathon of it with Home Alone 3 & 4.

The Santa Clause

Tim Allen in what might be his finest role, becomes Santa Claus, though he fully embodies the holiday spirit in TheSanta Clause 2 and The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

I’m bringing spooky back. You might say Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas is a Halloween movie and not a Christmas classic. But we know the truth: it's both.

Miracle on 34th Street

The original, holiday classic, Miracle on 34th Street from 1947 and the 1994 remake are both on Disney+. If you’re looking for that vintage Christmas spirit, it doesn’t get much more vintage than the 1940s.

Die Hard

It’s a Christmas movie. It’s set at Christmas. John McClane wouldn’t be at Nakatomi Plaza if it weren’t Christmas.

The Muppet Christmas Carol

The 2009 A Christmas Carol starring Jim Carey is available on Disney+ too, but The Muppet Christmas Carol is iconic. Despite the fact that almost every speaking character other than Ebenezer Scrooge (played by Michael Caine) is performed by a muppet and despite the fact that it’s a musical because muppets love to sing, it’s surprisingly faithful to the Charles Dickens original novella. Michael Caine delivers the performance of a lifetime, and who doesn’t want to see muppets singing and dancing in Victorian London?

Animated Disney Christmas

Disney has produced several short, animated in the worlds of their biggest hits. Perfect for entertaining kids or revisiting your own childhood with titles like Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas, Olaf’s Frozen Adventure, Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving, and Mickey's Christmas Carol.

The Best Christmas Movies on Stan

Netflix has an impressive Christmas movie library, and Disney Christmas movies will win in the family household. Where Stan shines, is in TV. Don’t stress movie buffs, there are some good Christmas movies on Stan, but like we mentioned when we compared all the streaming services, Stan has a great TV catalogue. And each year, they highlight all the Christmas episodes that you can watch when you want to get into the holiday spirit.

Christmas movies on Stan

  • Love actually
  • Elf
  • Christmas with the Kranks
  • The Holiday
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Christmas TV episodes on Stan

  • The Office (U.K.)
  • The Office (U.S.)
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Frasier
  • Miranda
  • The OC
  • The Nanny
  • Community
  • MacGyver
  • Doctor Who
  • Regular Show
  • Hart of Dixie
  • Will & Grace

There might be some more hidden gems of Christmas movies on Netflix, Disney+, and Stan, but these are our favourites.

Let us know your favourite Christmas movie!