The best Christmas movies you can watch on Netflix, Foxtel and Stan

Jingle all the way to Christmas with these festive flicks.
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With Halloween officially over and Christmas decorations creeping into stores, it’s now socially acceptable to start binge-watching holiday movies every night. And we couldn’t be more excited about it.

From Elf, to Love Actually, streaming services Netflix and Stan have given us an excuse to revisit all of our favourite festive flicks!

Plus Foxtel know a thing or two about the silly season and have plenty of classics to choose from too. In fact, they’re offering a 10 day free trial for new customers on Foxtel Now. If you’re not already subscribed, you’re going to want to click here.

So grab the popcorn, and a comfy spot on the couch, as you sort through these epic Christmas movies.

The Holiday

The Holiday (Stan and Foxtel)

When uptight Hollywood movie trailer producer Amanda (Cameron Diaz) trades homes with heartbroken Iris (Kate Winslet) for the holidays, they find much more than they bargained for when they cross paths with handsome strangers (played by Jude Law and Jack Black).

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Love Actually (Stan, Netflix and Foxtel)

A Christmas favourite, Love Actually is set a month before Christmas and follows the lives of eight very different couples who experience the complexities of love.

From Karen (Emma Thompson) crying to Joni Mitchell’s Both Sides Now, to Daniel (Liam Neeson) and Sam (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) high-tailing it through the airport, the beloved flick is a must-watch emotional rollercoaster.

christmas with the kranks

Christmas with the Kranks (Netflix and Foxtel)

Luther (Tim Allen) and Nora Krank (Jamie Lee Curtis) plan to skip their holiday tradition and escape to the Caribbean, until they come under scrutiny from their Christmas-obsessed neighbours.

It’s A Wonderful Life

It’s A Wonderful Life (Stan)

George Bailey wishes to disappear, but when his wish is granted by an angel he realises how many lives he has touched and what an impact his absence would have.

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The Noel Diary (2022)

The Noel Diary (Netflix)

The story of a man who returns home on Christmas to settle his estranged mother’s estate. Once there, he discovers a diary that may hold secrets to his own past and of a beautiful young woman on a mysterious journey of her own.


Christmas Ransom (2022)

Christmas Ransom (Stan)

When a toy store is hijacked on Christmas Eve by a pair of bumbling criminals and the struggling owner held for ransom, a pair of kids stumble into the heist, where they are forced the team up with a security officer to save Christmas for everyone.

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Falling for Christmas

Falling for Christmas (Netflix)

Lindsay Lohan is a spoiled hotel heiress who has a nasty fall while hitting the slopes and develops amnesia. Luckily, there’s a hunky widow and single dad (Glee star Chord Overstreet) who is happy to make new memories with her.

Four Holidays

Four Holidays (Stan and Netflix)

Kate (Reese Witherspoon) and Brad (Vince Vaughn) try to visit their four divorced parents for the holidays – with hilarious results.


A Castle For Christmas

A Castle For Christmas (Netflix)

American author Sophie Brown (Brooke Shields) travels to Scotland to buy her own castle but the owner, Duke Myles (Cary Elwes), isn’t particularly keen to sell to a foreigner. You’ve probably already guessed what happens in the end but you know you want to give it a watch.


Single All The Way

Single All The Way (Netflix)

In a bid to avoid his family’s judgment about his perpetual single status, Peter (Michael Urie) convinces his best friend Nick (Philemon Chambers) to pretend they’re a couple and join him for the holidays. But when Peter’s mum sets him up on a blind date with her handsome trainer James (Luke Macfarlane), things don’t go to plan.



Holidate (2020, Netflix)

The festive season can be tricky to navigate alone. There’s nothing worse than being asked, repeatedly, why you’re still single while you chow down on some Christmas ham. After a chance meeting Sloane and Jackson find a solution to that problem – becoming each other’s “holidate”.

We spoke to our very own Luke Bracey, who plays Jackson, about the film, and you can peep the chat here.


Midnight Magnolia

Midnight At The Magnolia (Netflix)

It’s a tale as old as rom-com time: Two life-long best friends are clearly in love with one another but neither can realise (read: admit) it, and you’re screaming at the TV to just kiss already, when suddenly it’s too late, too confusing and too messy for it to work out.

Let It Snow

Let It Snow (Netflix)

From beloved author John Green, known best for The Fault In Our Stars and Looking For Alaska, Let It Snow tells the tale of three different love stories playing out on Christmas Eve in the same small town that sees romance and friendships collide.

The Knight Before Christmas

The Knight Before Christmas (Netflix)

Yes, this Netflix Original movie is as low-budget and cheesy as it looks. Yes, it is glorious.

Vanessa Hudgens stars as Brooke, a science teacher who has been disillusioned by love but must help a cursed medieval knight Sir Cole (Josh Whitehouse) return to his time.

See the full list of Netflix Original Christmas movies here.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (Netflix, Stan and Foxtel)

In this live-action adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ children’s tale, the Grinch (Jim Carrey) plots to ruin Christmas for the residents of Whoville. But, his plan goes awry when he meets Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen).

The Christmas Chronicles

The Christmas Chronicles (Netflix)

Siblings Kate and Teddy Pierce create a plan to capture Santa Claus (Kurt Russell) on Christmas Eve. When the plan goes awry, they join forces – but can they save Christmas?

Bad Moms 2

A Bad Mom’s Christmas (Stan and Netflix)

Not your average festive flick, Bad Moms 2 follows tired, overworked mothers Amy (Mila Kunis), Kiki (Kristen Bell) and Carla (Kathryn Hahn) as they navigate the holiday season. Christmas only gets more chaotic when their own parents arrive!

Arthur Christmas

Arthur Christmas (Foxtel and Stan)

This animated film is perfect for the whole family! Santa’s son Arthur (James McAvoy) learns that a little girl’s Christmas gift has been misplaced, so he sets out on a mission to deliver the present before it is too late.

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