• Alex Mason

Top 5 Holiday Netflix Movies 2020

Since we are all stuck at home, this holiday season is the perfect time to rewatch all of your favorite holiday movies. Over the past few weeks, my family and I have explored Netflix's extensive selection. Below you will find my top 5 favorite holiday movies of all time. These Netflix movies will definitely get you in the holiday spirit! I rated each movie on a scale of 1-10 and provided a short description of the plot. I encourage you to explore these holiday selections and share them with friends and family over the holidays!


1. “Home Alone”


Rate: 10/10

“Home Alone” is one of my favorite, classic movies that takes place during the holidays. Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister acts out the night before a family trip to Paris, and his mother makes him sleep in the attic. The next day, his family accidentally leaves for the airport without him, and he is home alone for the holidays. Kevin enjoys having the empty house to himself, until he realizes that two con men plan to rob his house. He alone must protect the family home.


2. “The Princess Switch”

Rate: 10/10

Starring Vanessa Hudgens from “High School Musical,” “The Princess Switch” is a holiday take of “The Parent Trap”. A week before Christmas, a duchess switches places with an ordinary baker from Chicago, who looks exactly like her, and they fall in love with each other’s beaus. “The Princess Switch” is a great feel-good, romantic holiday movie. The second movie in the series, “The Princess Switch: Switch Again,” comes out on November 19th.


3. “The Grinch”


Rate: 9.5/10

Although “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” is a classic holiday movie, I really enjoyed the animated remake “The Grinch,” which was released in 2018. The Grinch and his loyal dog Max live in a cave on Mount Crumpit. Christmastime brings aggravation to the Grinch while his neighbors celebrate in Whoville. With help from Max, the Grinch poses as Santa Claus on a mission to steal Christmas and silence the Whos’ holiday cheer once and for all. This is a feel-good, funny movie for families to watch over the holiday break.


4. “The Christmas Chronicles”

Rate: 9.5/10

Siblings Kate and Teddy Pierce devise a plan to capture Santa Claus on Christmas Eve after finding video proof of his existence. When their plan interferes with Santa’s route, the kids join forces with Santa Claus and his elves to save the holiday before it’s too late. “The Christmas Chronicles” is one of most creative, well-executed Christmas movies. Netflix recently released the sequel, “The Christmas Chronicles 2,” on November 18, 2020.


5. “A Christmas Prince”


Rate: 9/10

With three movies in the series, “A Christmas Prince” is a great holiday movie series to binge over the holidays. An aspiring young journalist, Amber Moore, sets out to get the scoop on a dashing prince, who is set to take the throne after his father’s recent death. When the prince does not attend the press conference, Amber decides to sneak into the kingdom and snoop around to find more information about him. She is mistaken for young Princess Emily’s tutor, but she does not reveal her identity until later on.


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