Netflix holiday classics

For Christmas-lovers, our season is winding down. In our home, it was a wonderful flurry of food, family, friends, presents, and a lot of good cheer.

I had the opportunity to ‘shut it down’ for a few days and really focus on our time together. Our girls favourite gifts included Minecraft toys and an XBox game (I liked the game the most), art and drawing supplies, and dollar-store plastic snowball makers (these things are genius and had our girls asking to stay outside).

When we were sitting inside and the girls needed a break from their toys, we had no shortage of great holiday shows to watch on Netflix.


Before I list our holiday favourites, I want to mention All Hail King Julien, because it was our most-watched show this month once it was available on December 19. A spin-off from the popular Madagascar movies, this show starts with how Julien became ‘King’ Julien and features a new character. Since this new addition wasn’t present in the feature films, our oldest is interested in seeing her story play out.

To bring our spirits to an all-time festive high, our favourite shows to watch included:

For the family

From left to right
Arthur Christmas: This is family-favourite ths year. Filled with a lot of laughs, this is one to watch.

Rise of the Guardians: This one isn’t just about Christmas, but our girls like to watch it each year (and so do I) so it is on my list.

Dr Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas: I recommend parental discretion when watching this one. Our girls enjoy it but they also have an understanding that movies are just for entertainment. Some younger or more sensitive kids may not sit through this.

For the adults

From left to right
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation: This is a must-watch every Christmas. Somehow watching someone’s Christmas plans fall apart always makes me feel better about my own. That squirrel scene gets me every time.

Elf: I love this movie. Will Farrell does a great job of bringing a wonderful innocence to his character and there are so many great  quotes from the film.

Love Actually: If you’ve seen this movie before, you’ll know what I’m talking about when I say there is one storyline in this movie that makes it unfit to watch with my kids which is sad to me as it is such a great movie. That being said, I like that the scene is in the movie as not everyone lives a PG life and I’ll watch this one with my kids when they are older. For now, I love watching this movie and it is on my list to watch this week.

What have you been watching on Netflix this month?

Disclosure: This post was written as part of a Netflix
ambassadorship. Opinions are the author’s.

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26 comments… add one
  • Anna Johnson Jan 19, 2015, 9:03 am

    We watched Dr. Who mostly, and our boys watched some shows.

  • greeneyesgreen Jan 17, 2015, 8:28 am

    I don’t have Netflix but if I won I’m sure I would find plenty to watch…….love the Home Alone movies, so I would certainly watch them whenever I wanted…….thanks!!!!!

  • Huguette E. Jan 14, 2015, 3:49 pm

    I’ve been watching The 4400

  • Debbie S. Jan 10, 2015, 9:42 pm

    I don’t have Netflix, but would love to!

  • Dannielle Tessier Jan 9, 2015, 5:20 am

    We watched the Killing and very very good series and now we are hooked on Homeland….what a show, very polotical but love it.. Anxious to watch tonight

  • Dawn Slater Jan 7, 2015, 5:59 pm

    We watch the first season of bates motel but was unable to find the second season:-( Then we watched Orange is the new Black…liked it a lot. Now we are on the last season of Breaking Bad … Also a great series.

  • mousecat Jan 4, 2015, 12:57 pm

    Elf is the best Christmas movie ever!

  • Tea & Nail Polish Jan 4, 2015, 8:41 am

    We haven’t been watching anything on netflix as we don’t have it, but we have caught up on The Newsroom and a pile of episodes of other shows we missed while busy at work over Nov/Dec

  • joy Jan 4, 2015, 6:56 am

    we don’t have Netflix-there are a lot of shows and movies that interest my husband – my teen daughter would love it too!

  • Jenny Jan 3, 2015, 1:06 am

    I have been watching Elf, and Grey’s Anatomy on Netflix

  • Debbie W Jan 1, 2015, 7:19 pm

    We’re looking into making the switch to Netflix very soon. Satellite has become very expensive and disappointing.

  • Belinda McNabb Jan 1, 2015, 7:17 pm

    checked out Elf over the holidays. That movie is classic!

  • mongupp Dec 31, 2014, 6:19 pm

    We just watched Prince of Egypt on netflix. Love it!

  • kristen sowko Dec 31, 2014, 11:04 am

    Tons of great movies on Netflix! We’ve been watching Bates Motel and been watching holiday movies! :) Love it!

  • 409cope Dec 30, 2014, 5:48 pm

    I love Christmas Vacation.

  • Doris Calvert Dec 30, 2014, 3:27 pm

    Never get tired of NL European Vacation and It’s a wonderful life

  • STACEY DEMPSEY Dec 30, 2014, 2:46 pm

    l There are lots of fun Holiday Movies to choose from

  • Jasen H Dec 30, 2014, 12:04 pm

    I watched National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation every day leading up to December 25th. Also watched some of Marco Polo this month.

  • Sherry Lynn K Dec 29, 2014, 9:15 pm

    I don’t have Netflix yet but I definitely agree with your 3 adult picks — have watched them all this year, but on measly ol’ TV!

  • Judy Cowan Dec 29, 2014, 8:29 pm

    Some great movies! Netflix does make watching them so easy!

  • caryn s Dec 29, 2014, 6:36 pm

    I love Netflix it has such a great selection of shows to watch!

  • jackie jensen Dec 29, 2014, 6:20 pm

    If l had netflix I would watch it all the time

  • Candace Evanisky Dec 29, 2014, 5:04 pm

    I have been watching Orange is the new black- love it

  • Wayne Lecoy Dec 29, 2014, 4:45 pm

    In response to your question of
    What have you been watching on Netflix this month?
    I don’t have Netflix but if i did i would have watched
    National Lampoons Christmas Vacation again.

  • Nadia Dec 29, 2014, 1:01 pm

    If I had Netflix I’d watch all of these

  • Florence C Dec 29, 2014, 12:38 pm

    Lots of good movies.

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