10 Must See Christmas Specials Streaming on Netflix


I’m in my second year as a member of the Netflix Stream Team, and I’m so excited to share some Netflix love with you guys this Christmas. Because we all know that sharing is caring…….unless it’s the flu. Did you know there are a ton of great Christmas movies and specials on Netflix that you can stream right now.

Here are my ten must see Christmas Specials that are streaming on Netflix right now:

1. Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas – One of my all time favorites!
2. Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
3. Ernest Saves Christmas
4. A Christmas Carol – The one from 1938!
5. Christmas with the Kranks – it’s hilarious!
6. The Legend of Frosty the Snowman
7. Disney’s I’ll Be Home for Christmas
8. White Christmas
9. Icetastrophie – You know you want to watch it!
10. Pee Wee’s Playhouse Christmas Special – Seriously, who doesn’t love Pee Wee?


It’s Netflix and chill Christmas style. Ok, not really, but if you don’t already have Netflix and want to try it out for six months, check out my giveaway below.

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Good luck!

Note: I am a member of the Netflix StreamTeam. As part of the #streamteam, I have received product and complimentary service, but all opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. OurFamilyWorld

    What a fab giveaway. I have only seen some of these movies. Hope I’d find time to catch them on Netflix.

  2. Elizabeth O.

    You can’t not make time for these movies! They are classics!

  3. MyTeenGuide

    I love that movie! It would be nice to see all these movies again with the family.

  4. Chloe Marchant

    This is an amazing giveaway! We don’t have cable so Netflix it is! I LOVE Tim Burtons Nightmare Before Christmas!! it’s my favorite movie too.

  5. Fashionable Librarian

    Netflix and Hulu have saved me from TV hell on many occassions

  6. Erica Brooks

    I don’t think that I’ve ever seen the Nightmare Before Christmas. I’ll have to add it to my que.

  7. OurFamilyWorld

    I’ve seen this and it’s a great movie. I have yet to see the other movies in the list.

  8. AnnMarie Brown

    I love the huge selection of Christmas specials on Netflix this month. We try to watch a couple every week.

  9. tinajohnson2

    Doing a movie night tonight. I’ll suggest some of these! My girls just watched Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure on Netflix. They loved it.

  10. Jesica H

    I love netflix, but didn’t even think to see what xmas movies were available! Streaming now!

  11. Jenn Scott

    I’d like to visit Boston! Awesome. =) And thanks for the awesome Netflix giveaway.

  12. livivua

    My son loves watching mickey and his christmas movie!

  13. Mary Carmen (@mami2jcn)

    I love Elf and The Family Man (Nicolas Cage).

  14. Jennifer Sikora

    Ernest Saves Christmas is one of my all time favorite movies. I have watched it almost every year since I was a kid.

  15. Kirsten

    Love all these recommendations. My kids are addicted to Elf, but I would love to watch White Christmas and they would probably love the Pee Wee movie too! Great giveaway!

  16. Annemarie LeBlanc

    I love Elf too. Its such a fun movie to watch over and over. I would be interested to watch White Christmas. Haven’t seen it and based on the others who commented, they seem to have enjoyed it.

  17. Paula H

    I haven’t seen Christmas with the Kranks yet – I have it on my holiday watch list! Love netflix, this is a great giveaway, thanks for the chance!!!

  18. Jennifer

    The Nightmare Before Christmas gets a lot of play in my house. I put it on at Halloween AND Christmas.

  19. tara pittman

    My all time favorite movie is the Christmas shoes.

  20. Elizabeth O.

    Well who wouldn’t love that giveaway! That’s really awesome. I love the list too, full of classics. Old films are better during Christmas.

  21. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle

    These are all great picks. Nightmare Before Christmas has always been my favorite. There’s really nothing like a Tim Burton take on Christmas.

  22. Urvi

    These is nice list. I was looking for Christmas related movies. Thanks for sharing

  23. Heather

    I’m glad you posted this! We have been trying to watch a Christmas movie every day – I know, crazy, but we are on our long homeschool break, and this is what it is about! I was looking for a few new ones to put in the rotation.

  24. Jeanette

    I can’t wait for my kiddo to get out of school we are going to watch all sorts christmas movies.

  25. gina m (wild orchid)

    One of my faves is Elf!Thanks for the chance to win!wildorchid985 AT gmail DOT com

  26. Travel Blogger

    Great line up! I need to check these out. I love spending at least one weekend binge watching holiday movies.

  27. michelle

    i am so happy to see White Christmas on the list. It is my favorite christmas movie and one that means a lot to me.

  28. Liz Mays

    I always loved that one too. I’ll definitely be watching it on Netflix this year!

  29. Shaun McGahey

    I’ve been really impressed with Netflix’s Christmas movie selection this year! If you get a chance, check out A Very Murray Christmas!

  30. Aubrey

    Pee Wee and Ernest. I used to watch those when I was a kid.

  31. [email protected]

    Love your list! Netflix is something we haven’t tried out yet, as the choices in Canada are so limited it makes it not really worth it.

  32. Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious?

    This is a great giveaway! We need to see The Nightmare before Christmas still!

  33. Stacie

    I love Netflix. I even got rid of my cable. These are all great Christmas movies.

  34. simplybeingmommy

    Ohhh man. I haven’t watched Pee Wee in forever. I don’t think my kids have ever seen it! Need to fix that this weekend.

  35. Shauna Torres

    Now that is a great list. I love, love, love Christmas movies and had no clue I could jump onto Netflix for them all. Thanks for sharing

  36. Lauren

    I like Elf and The Holiday. They are some of my favs.

  37. Kelly R

    This is a great list of movies and I love Netflix! Thank you for the wonderful giveaway.

  38. blythea (Prime Beauty Blog)

    I had no idea Pee Wee had a Christmas Special. I need to watch that immediately.

  39. Jennifer Van Huss

    White Christmas is a classic movie! We love it in our family!

  40. Autumn @Mamachallenge

    That is a great giveaway! My family loves watching Christmas movies all winter long.

  41. meagan

    White Christmas is on Netflix? That’s one of my all time favorites! So watching that tonight!

  42. cyndi br

    We always watch muppet christmas carol every year

  43. Mrs. AOK

    We love our Netflix! Whoever wins is going to love their subscription.Good luck, all!

  44. Dawn Schmidt

    My favorites are Love Actually, Elf and National Lampoons.

  45. workoutwithdi

    Not a huge christmas movie fan (die hard counts right?) but I do like Nightmare before christmas! Such a great movie!

  46. logancan

    I wish I had Netflix! I would love to watch so many of these! I know my son would be all over the Mickey movie!

  47. Kathy

    I love Netflix! I’m going to be watching some of these Christmas movies. Christmas movies are my favorite! Disney’s I’ll Be Home for Christmas is one of my favorite Christmas movies too! I remember watching this one when I was younger, and I try to watch it every year.

  48. Liz Mays

    Wow there are some awesome movies on Netflix. I may just have to have a Christmas movie night soon.

  49. Jeanine

    Ernest Saves Christmas is seriously one of the most amazing movies, I cannot wait to watch it again this year. I am also looking forward to the week leading up to Christmas watching all the movies on netflix! Love netflix!

  50. Ann Bacciaglia

    Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is my favorite movie. I watch it all year long. These are all great Christmas movies. Netflix has such a great selection.

  51. Cindy (Prime Beauty)

    Elf and The Holiday are my fav Christmas movies!

  52. Vera Sweeney

    I didn’t realize this many Christmas movies are on Netflix. I need to get streaming we love movie marathons!

  53. Kelly (@KickingWKelly)

    We binge watch Netflix almost every weekend. I am pretty much right there with you on the list. Did you see the Very Murray Christmas was on Netflix.

  54. Patty Leonard Woodland

    Oh, I adore the 1938 Christmas Carol. It carries the weight of Dickens’ words so well. I also love Scrooged. Bill Murray makes me laugh

  55. carmyy

    Great list! I’m going to be marathoning on Netflix before xmas/after my exams! Can’t wait for xmas movies!

  56. Tabathia B

    I love a christmas story, we watch it every year and I love watching polar express and the movie version of how a grinch stole christmas with the kids yearly

  57. @SensiblySara

    I LOVE all the Christmas movies & shows I can find on Netflix! Christmas with the Kranks is one of my faves! (But head’s up – go Google ‘Netflix and chill’ …. you might want to change that phrase.)

  58. thriftychicmom

    White Christmas is my all time favorite, I am so excited it will be on Netflix!

  59. Rorybore

    Ugh – Canada Netflix can really suck. I don’t think we get even half of these movies. I like the version of A Christmas Carol with George C Scott. But the one we really cannot resist is Scrooged with Bill Murray! ha

  60. Shann Eva

    We love Netflix. My boys love both Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas and Twice Upon a Christmas. Plus, Cat in the Hat Christmas too.


    My favorite is The Polar Express and I also like A Christmas Story.

  62. Theresa

    We just watched I’ll Be Home For Christmas last night. One of our family favorites, for sure!

  63. laura londergan

    love the giveaway! I actually have never seen some of these movies & seriously? I have not heard of Pee Wee mentioned anywhere in ages – what a blast from the past & I have seen that one! lol

  64. Debra

    Such classic options! I can’t wait to stream all of these. Such a merryc Christmas!

  65. Jessica {Swanky Recipes}

    I don’t know what I’d do without Netflix! It’s seriously my life, especially this time of year! I’ll have to add a few of these to the list but for the most part, they are all classics that I love to watch and have grown up watching! I’m so glad Netflix carries them!

  66. HS

    I love A Christmas story and Elf. They are two of my favorites!

  67. victoria

    Such a great list of movie. I would love the White Christmas

  68. thedealmatchmaker

    Great giveaway! We love NETFLIX, best subscription ever. Can’t wait to watch the Pee Wee movie

  69. valerieremymilora

    What a list and what a fabulous giveaway! I’ve not seen several of these, one being “White Christmas” and I’d love to watch it with my hubby and girls.

  70. Terra Heck

    My favorite is Elf, starring Will Ferrell. I also like A Christmas Story. Thanks.

  71. Ana De Jesus

    I love Nightmare before Christmas such a classic hope they will show ELF too.

  72. Miss Millennia Mag (@MissMillMag)

    I love netflix and my all time favorite movie is Ernest Saves Christmas.

  73. Annemarie LeBlanc

    Great giveaway! Please, for those who do not have Netflix yet, be sure to join the giveaway or sign up for this incredible service. There are so many family movies we can enjoy watching with the kids. I love Ernest Saves Christmas! Good to see it is also on your list.

  74. minkchic

    I didn’t know Netflix was streaming White Christmas! I’ve been wanting to watch it with the kids. Thanks for the tip!

  75. dawn

    This giveaway is awesome. i tell you i think i am the only one who doesnt have a subscription. LOL. i need to get with the program

  76. Up Run for Life

    I see a few movies that I need to catch up on. I wish I could find Home Alone movies. Those are one of my favorites.

  77. Crystal Wachoski

    Who doesn’t love Netflix? Great list! They have quite a few to choose from!

  78. Ricci

    I love Netflix! They have a great selection of Christmas movies!!

  79. Terri Ramsey Beavers

    I wanted to check out your selections. I’ve been watching every Christmas movie on Netflix I can find. I’m not going to enter your giveaway as I’m already a subscriber and I’d love for someone who isn’t to win this. I’m sure they’ll become a subscriber after seeing what all they’ve been missing.

  80. NPC

    We love Elf and Christmas with the Kranks. Great giveaway too!

  81. Tina @ My Highest Self

    Yes, I’ve seen most of these! I agree, who doesn’t love Pee Wee Herman??

  82. NPC

    Also, I forgot to mention I love NIghtmare Before Christmas. A fave!

  83. Julie

    the holiday is my favorite christmas movie. love it.

  84. Jenna @ sipbitego.com

    Love a good classic Christmas movie! You have put together a great list and I am going to start with Elf. Cheers!

  85. lisa

    I love all of these movies! Although I have never seen the Pee Wee one or the Icetastrophie movie.

  86. betsy5454

    we just love the Santa Claus in our family!

  87. Ben (ada)

    I really like the movie Bad Santa. It’s one of my favorites.

  88. susitravl

    Elf, Bad Santa & Christmas Vacation are my favorites.

  89. katrina g

    I love a good Christmas movie. Elf is my favorite.

  90. anallievent

    We love Netflix. My future daughter-in-law and I had a Netflix marathon this afternoon and it was a blast.

  91. Kristen Greazel

    My kids have been watching the Mickeys Christmas and the Poohs Christmas.

  92. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    We picked up the Roku on Black Friday, so although we don’t subscribe to Netflix yet, it’s something we’re planning to do. This is a great list of Christmas specials to check out!

  93. kristimaloney

    We could have used this list last night – we were looking for Christmas specials on Netflix!

  94. Stephanie Pass

    We love Mickey’s Christmas movies. I have never seen Christmas with the Kranks, but I’m dying to. I think that’s what we’ll be doing tomorrow with Netflix.

  95. Claudette Esterine

    I have Netflix and even yesterday watched The Cat In The Hat Knows A Lot About Christmas with my granddaughter.

  96. mimicutelips

    I love me some Netflix and the Netflix Kids is one of the best things ever. I love watching Home Alone.

  97. katrinagehman

    oh netflix, i love it. Homealone is prob my favorite christmas movie!!! my 12 year old just saw it for the first time and laughed with me.

  98. Bonnie @wemake7

    Great giveaway! My favorites are The Santa Claus 1,2 and 3. I will have to check these others out.

  99. Krystal's Kitsch

    We just watched Murray Christmas last night and will be sure to add some of these to our list! Love all the holiday cheer.

  100. Chanelle

    We love all of the oldies we find on Netflix. Rudolph especially.

  101. HilLesha

    Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas has always been one of my all-time favorites, too! I practically love anything by Tim Burton, though.

  102. Jonathan Key

    We recently watched The Legend of Frosty the Snowman. My wife had never seen it before and neither had the kids. It was a blast! Mickey’s once upon a Christmas is great too!

  103. Linda

    The holiday and elf are my favorite movies.

  104. livingoffloveandcoffee

    I love watching holiday movies on Netflix. We always watch all the Santa Claus movies every day on Christmas.

  105. Virginia Higgins

    I love Charlie Brown Christmas. It’s so cute.

  106. Eliza Ferree

    That is too easy Miracle on 34th Street, A Christmas Carol, White Christmas, etc

  107. Joyful Gifts By Julie

    Everyone loves Christmas with the Kranks and I’ve never seen it. I have to watch it this year! We have Netflix too. Maybe we’ll watch it on Christmas day. thanks!

  108. Crystal McWhirter-Lopez

    We don’t use Netflix a lot but with these options we certainly might give it a try! I love Christmas movies and these options are all perfect for family movie nights!

  109. Jade S.

    Guess what? I actually checked those movies you listed down because I have Netflix. Thank you so much, now we know what to watch. It will be a great family movie nights.

  110. Amanda || Growing Up Madison

    Those are all really great movies. This however might be my last year with Netflix. I’ve found that I don’t spend enough time watching it at all.

  111. Jillian Too

    Miracle on 34th Street is my favorite holiday movie. I also like Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

  112. Brianna George

    white chirstmas is my absolute favorite Christmas movie! I am gad it is playing on Netflix.

  113. Heather

    Christmas with the Kranks is hilarious, but you totally forgot National Lampoon’s Christmas vacation, that is a must for us every year!

  114. RonRon

    Love all of the shows listed here. Would love to win this giveaway too!

  115. KHB

    Good choices especially the Mickey Christmas. But my favs are Elf and Four Christmases. I watch it all Christmas season.

  116. Angela

    I can’t get enough Elf. I think it’s the funniest movie.

  117. Jaime Nicole

    Christmas with the Kranks is one of my favorites! I love Jamie Lee Curtis and Tim Allen!

  118. Lynndee

    I’ve seen most of them and I’m definitely going to check those that I haven’t seen yet. I love watching Christmas movies!

  119. Alissa Apel

    I like: The Christmas Story, Polar Express, Home Alone (the original), and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

  120. Kristin Goodson

    I love Home Alone and the Christmas Vacation movie.

  121. Alicia

    My favorite is Definitely A Charlie Brown Christmas Special

  122. sippycupmom

    Elf is definitely one of my favorite Christmas movies.

  123. Kecia

    We watch Frosty the Snowman and Rudolph every year when decorating the tree. I also like The Christmas Story and Miracle on 34th Street!

  124. CourtneyLynne

    Christmas movies are the best!!!! I’m loving how Netflix has so many! Hubby and I have been watching many once the toddler goes to bed at night.

  125. susieQTpies (Susan B)

    Some of my fav christmas movies are White Christmas, Holiday Inn, Elf, Grinch, and Home Alone. Oh and Christmas Story! I’m not wanting to check out Icetastrophie! lol Thanks as Ive seen everything else on your list. Thanks for the giveaway!

  126. soha molina

    I like the movie ELF and It’s a Wonderful Life.

  127. Nannypanpan

    I like Christmas vacation and it’s a wonderful life

  128. Naomi @ This Roller Coaster Called Life

    Holiday Inn, White Christmas, and the Polar Express

  129. Alicia

    I love Christmas with the Kranks. All time fun movie.

  130. dawn

    Netflix! You got me! I am totally signing up after the first of the year.

  131. Ty Beth Arierg

    My first choice would be Mickey’s Christmas Carol. Next would be The Grinch, animated one, then A Charlie Brown Christmas and Shrek The Halls!

  132. Jasmine Espinal

    What a great selection of Christmas movies! I love Elf

  133. Ickle Pickle (@IcklePicklex)

    Brilliant selection – we love Christmas with the Kranks, it is so funny – we have seen it 3 times this season already! Kaz x

  134. Amanda Whitley

    i absolutely love Home Alone and The Santa Claus.

  135. Kat B.

    Frosty the SNowman will always be a favorite of mine.

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