Getting into the Festive Spirit with Netflix

Now that Little Man and LP have finished school, we are very much gearing up for Christmas. We have been doing Christmas crafts, seeing friends, exchanging gifts and spending so much time watching Christmas TV.

If you’re looking for Christmas TV inspiration this year, here are our favourites on Netflix:

Arthur Christmas – This has been a favourite Christmas movie of ours since it first came out. It’s based in Santa’s secret toy making facility where Santa, his family and all the elves work to make sure every child receives a gift at Christmas. But, one Christmas there’s a blip and it’s down to Arthur and his Grandad, a previous Santa, to save the day.

My Little Pony – A Very Minty Christmas – LP is obsessed with My Little Pony at the moment so finding a festive version on Netflix pretty much made her Christmas. In this feature length show, Minty accidentally breaks a candy cane that Santa needs to lead him to Ponyville. She then has to go to the North Pole to fix things and make sure Christmas can still be as wonderful as ever.

Nativity – This is a bit too grown up for the children but one that Hubby and I love to watch. Starring Martin Freeman, it centres around a school nativity, the competition with a local school and all the issues that occur between both the children and the parents. One to get you laughing throughout the festivities!

Home Alone – This is THE movie of the holidays. I have watched Home Alone every year since I was a child and the children love it now too. The slapstick humour and far fetched story are something we all love. Christmas isn’t Christmas without Home Alone.

Jingle All The Way – This is a Christmas movie I love to hate. Arnold Schwarzeneggar is a Dad who is hunting for this year’s top toy and it follows his rush to get it – all the way up until Christmas. It has that same slapstick comedy we’ve come to love in Christmas movies and the children laugh along throughout.

Dreamworks Holiday Classics – These are a new find of mine. It’s a collection of four short animations featuring all of our favourite Dreamworks characters and centred around Christmas. There are appearances from the Madagascar animals, Shrek and even Toothless. The children love these and they are short enough to watch when we have less than half an hour free – or we can watch them all in just over an hour.

Bob’s Broken Sleigh – This is another new discovery for us but one the children love. Bob thought he’d fix Santa’s sleigh as a Christmas gift but he crash landed and everything went wrong. The fun animation follows Bob’s adventures to get back to the North Pole.

Fireplace – The fireplace has changed the way we live this Christmas. When we just want to have some quiet time, play a board game or read some books we turn the TV into a fireplace with the Netflix fireplace option and it makes our home feel instantly cosier.

What are your favourite films to watch at this time of year? I’d love to hear your recommendations and find something new for us to watch too.

Disclosure: We are part of the Netflix Stream Team but have not been asked to write this post. As always all opinions are my own. 



  1. Daddy
    December 24, 2016 / 2:10 pm

    You’re forgetting one of the most important Christmas movies that’s on Netflix… DIE HARD!!

  2. December 26, 2016 / 2:40 pm

    We haven’t watched many Christmas movies this year so thanks for the recommendations, we’ll have to check some of them out. I like Santa Claus the movie and always used to watch Mary Poppins as a child at Christmas but haven’t seen either of those on television this year.

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