Christmas Movies to Stream on Netflix

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My family LOVES Christmas movies. So much that they would watch them year round if I would let them. Every time I’m out of town for work I call home to hear the kids say, “Guess what we’re watching?” Elf? Home Alone? Whatever it is, I can promise you that it is a Christmas movie.

The best Christmas movies to stream on Netflix.

Netflix makes it even easier to enjoy Christmas movies at the holidays. You can stream movies at home or on the go. Here are some great Christmas movies to stream on Netflix during the holidays or, if you’re like my kids, any time of year.

1. The Mistle-Tones – This is one of Cady’s favorites. She must have streamed it 10 times last year.

2. White Christmas – This is one of my favorites. The singing, the dancing… perfection. And I totally want one of those red ball gowns from the final performance.

3. The Muppet Christmas Carol – The Muppets are pure joy, and isn’t that what Christmas is all about.

4. Christmas with the Kranks – I read this book and wasn’t crazy about it, but the movie is hilarious. We watch it at least once every year.

5. Love Actually – This movie of interwoven love stories set at Christmas is fantastic.

6. Christmas Angel – I haven’t seen this one, but I’m adding it to our list because of the great reviews.

7. Coming Home for Christmas – Ditto above. We are always looking for new Christmas movies to fall in love with.

8. Bad Santa – This is another one I haven’t seen, but I know a ton of people like it, and it was on a lot of the “best of the holidays” movies lists. I guess that means I should check it out.

9. While You Were Sleeping – I wouldn’t normally think of this as a Christmas movie, but it is set around the holidays, and it is a really cute movie. Plus Sandra Bullock. I love her.

10. Trading Places – Another one I wouldn’t think of as a “Christmas” movie, but who can forget Dan Akroyd dressed up as that Santa… so sad. And hilarious.

11. Scrooged – Another great Saturday Night Live actor. This movie is sure to make you laugh.

12. The Nightmare Before Christmas – A classic with a twist.

You can also check out these holiday favorites for the kids:

Great Christmas movies you can stream on Netflix for kids.

1. Merry Madagascar
2. Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas
3. Mumfie’s White Christmas
4. In Search of Santa
5. VeggieTales: Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving
6. Angelina Ballerina: The Nutcracker Sweet
7. Thomas the Train: Santa’s Little Engine
8. Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year
9. Santa Paws
10: My Little Pony: A Very Minty Christmas

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What are you streaming this holiday season?

Silent Night

I remember the first time I heard The Temptations’ version of Silent Night. I was in the restroom at a company Christmas party. We were a little early and most people had not yet arrived. I was alone in the bathroom when the first strands of the song started pouring through the walls.

The non-traditional start quickly caught my attention. I stayed alone in the quiet of the restroom while the song continued to play. When the baritone of Otis Williams (or possibly Dennis Edwards) started the third verse, I was transported to that stable of long ago in Bethlehem. Grown men shaking and falling to their knees at the sight of a baby sleeping in the manger. The chorus of angels singing over Him. I still get goosebumps when I hear them sing the words, “Christ, Christ the savior is born. Oh yes he is.”

Of course, I had heard Silent Night sang many, many times before, but the Spirit of the words had never touched me like in that version of the song. There was something about the melting together of the voices, the falsetto of Eddie Kendricks offset by the baritone of Williams. Then, closer to the end, you have Dennis Edwards narrating his feelings while the group continues to sing behind him.

Silent Night by the Temptations

I listened to this song yesterday on the way to work, tears streaming. This version of the song has always spoken to me on a spiritual level, and while it still does, it has new meaning to me this year.

The Temptations recorded this song sometime between 1968 and ’70, only a few short years after the passage of The Civil Rights Act. Fifty years later, all men are still not free, at least not all in the same way. I don’t want to put my thoughts or feelings into Edwards’ words, but being a little older and a little wiser, I think I have a better understanding of his Christmas wish. So this year, mine will echo his —

“If I had one wish in this world, it would be that all men would be free…”

If you have never heard this version, please give it a listen.