Netflix Christmas Movies 2021: Film Guide 

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Tis is the season to relax on the sofa with hot chocolate and watch some festive films, and if you are searching for a Netflix NHS discount, you’re in the right place. Whether you are in the mood for a good cry or something jolly, Netflix has something for everyone this festive period.

Netflix has a wide selection of festive classics, but they have also heavily invested in original holiday entertainment. Let’s take a look at some of the best movies available on Netflix this festive period. 

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Holiday Favourites 

Last Christmas 

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Director: Paul Feig
Cast: Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Emma Thompson and Michelle Yeoh.
Starring Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Last Christmas follows the story of Kate, a frustrated Londer who works as an elf all year round. Kate is struggling in more ways than one, but when she meets a man named Tom, her life begins to drastically change. Last Christmas is as heartwarming as it is emotional – it’s the perfect festive flick. 

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Genre: Family, Adventure, Comedy
Director: Sergio Pablos
Cast: Jason Schwartz, Norm Macdonald, and Joan Cusack
Klaus is a BAFTA Award-winning animated film that is known for its powerful story and stunning visuals. After proving himself to be the worst student at the academy, a postman is sent to a small town in the frozen North, where he becomes unlikely friends with a reclusive toymaker of the name Klaus.

Love Actually 

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Rom-Com
Director: Richard Curtis
Cast: Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, and Keria Knightly
Love Actually is a quintessential must watch during the festive period. Nine intertwined stories combine uniquely and interestingly to show the complexities of that one emotion that connects us all – Love. From its all-star cast, impeccable soundtrack to its festive vibes, Love Actually is an annual staple for many of us. 


Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical
Director: Debbie Isitt
Cast: Martin Freeman, Jason Watkins, and Ashley Jensen.
A primary school teacher, Martin Freeman, is a failed actor who is given the task of directing the school’s annual Nativity play. The school play has a track record of being particularly questionable, so to gain attraction, he lies and says a Hollywood producer is coming to film the play. 

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Netflix Originals 

Single All the Way

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Director: Michael Mayer
Cast: Michael Urie, Philemon Chambers, Luke Macfarlane with Jennifer Coolidge and Kathy Najimy.

Single All The Way is a festive treat with an all-star cast. Desperate to avoid his family’s judgement for being single, Peter persuades his best friend, Nick, to act as his boyfriend. Naturally, the platonic plan takes a twist, and the Love begins to blossom.

A Castle for Christmas

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Director: Mary Lambert
Cast: Cary Elwes, Brooke Shields, Vanessa Grasse
To escape a whirlwind scandal surrounding her latest book, bestselling author Sophie journeys to Scotland where she meets the grumpy Duke who owns it. 

The Princess Switch Series 

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Director: Mike Rohl
Cast: Vanessa Hudgens, Nick Sagar, Remy Hii
The Princess Switch trilogy is a vibrant collection of films about a Duchess and a commoner who swap places (as they look identical). Naturally, things go awry, and festive shenanigans take place.

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An Elf’s Story: The Elf on the Shelf

Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Director: Chad Eikhoff
Cast: Brendan Dooling, Michael May, Doug Williams, Leslie Bellair, Meak Moore, Cory Rouse
Chippy the elf is personally assigned to a family whose son is questioning the magic of Christmas. However, while Chippy radiates festivities, he finds the assignment a bit of a challenge. In order to reignite the Love for Christmas, Chippy goes to great lengths, offering humour for the entire family. 

Love Hard

Genre: Comedy, Romance
Director: Hernan Jimenez
Cast: Nina Dobrev, Lochlyn Munro, Darren Barnet
Natalie is a thriving writer based in sunny L.A who has made a career out of writing about her tragic love life. In an effort to change her outlook on Love, Natalie joins a dating app only to find her perfect match. After spontaneously travelling 3,000 miles to surprise her new Love, she comes to learn that she has been catfished.

Robin Robin

Genre: Animation, Short
Director: Daniel Ojari, Michael Please
Cast: Bronte Carmichael, Richard E. Grant, and Gillian Anderson
Robin Robin is a stunning animated short film (30 mins) that is the perfect family sit-down film. When her egg falls out of the tree, a loving family of mice opt to raise Robin as one of her own. As she grows, Robin comes to learn that her differences cause her to stand out from her family of mice, which makes her feel a burden. To prove her worth within the family, Robin embarks on a heist that ultimately goes awry, but in the process, the heist allows her to discover who she is. 

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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Director: John Whitesell
Cast: Emma Roberts, Like Bracey, and Kristen Chenoweth
Holidate stars Emma Roberts as Sloane, a young woman living in the heart of Chicago who HATES the holidays. After years of ridicule from her family for being single, the holidays have become a relentless chore, so in order to overcome the annoyance of singlehood during the holidays, two strangers agree to become each other’s platonic plus-ones, only to catch feelings in the process.

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