I've noticed that no other Netflix blog or site has really done a good job of displaying all the Christmas movies available on Netflix Watch Instantly. I know a lot of people in December are looking for good Christmas movies to watch, and Netflix has given us a lot to choose from!
Now a lot of these might not be happy with the fact that Netflix doesn't have the largest selection with big movies you remember from childhood, but let me say that this is a pretty good start! Think about where Netflix could be a year from now, with the growth they've had lately!
But alas, here is NetflixStreaming.blogspot.com's official list of streaming Christmas movies for the 2010 Christmas season. Hover your mouse over the title to see a description and instantly stream it.
Home Alone was a phenomenally huge hit, and so of course they were going to make a sequel to it. Usually sequels are awful, but for whatever reason, this movie was great! I remember watching Home Alone 2 every Christmas season (mainly because it played on TV so much) and loving every bit of it. I've actually probably seen this movie more times than the original, and it never gets old.
Yes, Die Hard counts as a Christmas movie. I don't care if it's not known for it, everybody knows that at its hard, aside from being one of the most famous action movies ever, it's a Christmas movie.
The movie itself involves a large heist that's going down on Christmas and only Bruce Willis can handle taking care of it.
Miracle on 34th Street is one of the most famous Christmas stories of all time. It's famous enough to be remade several times, and though this may not be the 90s remake that many of you remember, it's still a long-cherished classic and worth a watch.
Obviously, this movie doesn't star the actors who starred in the original Dennis the Menace movie, but still, these are characters that many children grow up knowing. I wasn't a big fan of Dennis the Menace growing up, but if I was, you can bet that this would have been a Christmas movie that I'd seek out to stream.
This 1950s movie is filled with nine different Christmas stories. The animation might be a little outdated, but when has that ever stopped us from watching cherished Christmas movies?
Although maybe not that "heart-felt" feeling you're looking for from a Christmas movie, South Park nonetheless has done its part to add a little comedy to the world of cherished Christmas memories. This special is a collection of South Park episodes devoted to Christmas. Worth watching if you're a South Park fan - I know I am.
Weirdly enough, when I think of Christmas movies, Look Who's Talking Now somehow pops up in my head as one of the movies I'd watch in December when I was a kid. Now, that might give a little bit of a hint of how young I am, but still, it's a fun Christmas movie to watch that's family friendly and worth a chuckle or two (as long as you don't take it incredibly seriously - it's a Christmas movie!).
I'd be remiss if I didn't mention Mystery Science Theater 3000 in some way in a holiday list. MST3K was one of the funniest television shows ever, and if they did something involving Christmas, you can bet I'd put it on this list. Not a day goes by that I wish MST3K was still on TV...
The Christmas Carol Movies...
This movie is a take on the classic Dickens title involving the characters from the movie "All Dogs Go to Heaven.
This made-for-television version of the classic stars George C. Scott as Scrooge.
This rendition of Christmas Carol (that I hadn't heard of prior to seeing it was available for streaming on Instant) is stacked with actors and actresses: Nicolas Cage, Kate Winslet, Simon Cowell, and more. If you're looking for a cartoon, this might be something good to watch.
Christmas Movies for Kids...
I also tried to go through the Netflix collection to display all the Christmas movies that Netflix has available for streaming that are directed towards children. Here they are. I might have missed a couple, but I've put here what I believe would be the ones worth watching:
A Few More...
I'm not quite sure what this movie is, but the description says that it's a Christmas story that's acted out by marionettes. If that's something that might interest you, you might want to give this one a shot.
Hollywood Christmas is supposedly a special devoted to displaying a collection of famous Christmas scenes from cherished Christmas movies. Especially considering that Netflix doesn't have a wide collection of very famous Christmas movies, this might be exactly the thing to wet your appetite for Christmas!
This foreign movie is described by Netflix as a "heartwarming drama from Finland" about an "orphan named Nikolas." If you're willing to give a foreign Christmas movie a shot, this sounds like something that might be worth watching.
And for the adventurous...
Of course we had to put a horror movie on here! Black Christmas is the only one, though. The movie is about a terror in a sorority house. I've never seen this movie, but with Christmas in the title, it makes the list!
There you have it! That's my streaming Christmas movie list for December 2010! I hope you enjoy some of these movies, as this took a lot of time to put together. If you have friends who might enjoy this list or this Netflix blog as well, please, let them know about it!