Discover the Best Feel-Good Christmas Movies of 2023!

The modern magic of togetherness
By: Iffah Salleh
December 5, 2023

The holiday season brings a special kind of magic, and what better way to celebrate than spending time with loved ones or that special someone for a pleasant 120-minute journey into the world of Christmas films? Each film brings its sparkle to the season, whether it’s the comforting standards or the hilariously tacky and predictably amusing films. After all, isn’t it the shared laughing, the predictable yet familiar tales, and the wonderful togetherness that turns each film into a cherished part of the holiday tradition that makes Christmas truly magical? Let the celebrations begin!

Best Feel-Good Christmas Movies

1.   The Holiday Calendar

The film follows Abby’s touching narrative of love and hardship with Josh and Ty, as played by the dazzling three of Kat Graham, Quincy Brown, and Ethan Peck. Despite the odds, Abby’s photographic skills are recognised at a happy school auction, when her misplaced Advent calendar suddenly reappears. When Josh receives a studio surprise on Christmas Day, he launches a thriving photography business, and the story culminates with thankfulness for the grand opening, leaving behind beloved shared photo memories.

Stream this rom-com Christmas movie on Netflix.

2. Let It Snow

Let It Snow, a wonderful Netflix Christmas film set in a cold small village on Christmas Eve. Follow a vibrant group of high school students as their lives connect in a mesmerising ballet of different love stories and enduring friendships, creating a magnificent tapestry of holiday joy. The film, adapted from John Green’s novel by Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle, eloquently captures the essence of the season, highlighting the transformational beauty of love, friendship, and self-discovery. With a diverse cast that includes Isabela Merced and Kiernan Shipka, it promises to be a touching festive celebration.

Stream this heartwarming ensemble Christmas movie on Netflix.

3. Best. Christmas. Ever!

Celebrate the season with Best. Christmas. Ever! , a delightful American Christmas romantic comedy. Starring Heather Graham, Brandy Norwood, Matt Cedeo, and Jason Biggs, the film follows Charlotte and Rob Sanders as they navigate jealousy over an ostensibly perfect friend. Mistaken identities, family secrets, and a breathtaking Christmas performance all contribute to a life-changing celebration, capturing the essence of a truly remarkable Christmas filled with humour, love, and a sprinkle of holiday magic.

Unwrap the joy and stream this heartwarming Christmas movie exclusively on Netflix!

4. Squid Game: The Challenge

For a more exhilarating experience, dive into Squid Game: The Challenge. This thrilling Netflix reality competition, recently concluding its final episode, is the perfect icebreaker to enjoy with your family. Follow the official cast guide as 456 competitors put their skills to the ultimate test, vying for a chance to win a life-changing $4.56 million prize inspired by the blockbuster series Squid Game. The smash-hit ‘Squid Game’ comes to life, delivering a riveting and adrenaline-pumping reality on Netflix. Don’t miss the action!

Stream this electrifying series now on Netflix, where ‘Squid Game’ meets reality! 

5. Christmas As Usual 

With Christmas As Usual, be ready to cuddle up with your loved one or perhaps discover a new holiday romance on Tinder. This lovely Christmas romance will warm your heart. Join Thea and Jashan, an Indian couple whose engagement party takes a comic turn as their disagreement about Norwegian Christmas traditions results in a chaotic and spectacular Christmas celebration. 

Don’t miss out on the laughter and love – watch this holiday film now on Netflix!

6. Family Switch

Join in the holiday cheer with Family Switch! This Christmas movie will add a fun twist to the classic  “Freaky Friday,” offers plenty of laughs and joyful moments. When a rare cosmic occurrence causes parents to swap bodies with their adolescent children just days before Christmas, the accompanying pandemonium turns into a recipe for holiday cheer. Accept the cheesy charm of Christmas flicks, and let ‘Family Switch’ leave you with fond memories and smiles. 

Stream this holiday joy on Netflix right now!

7. The Family Plan

Get ready for a rollicking good time with our latest holiday pick, The Family Plan. This American action comedy starring Mark Wahlberg and Michelle Monaghan will debut on Apple TV+ this December 15. Expect unexpected twists and comedy as Dan Morgan, a seemingly average family man who was once the deadliest assassin, goes on a road trip to Las Vegas. Secrets, action, and hilarious pandemonium ensue as Dan confronts his history while keeping it hidden from his wife and children. 

Embark on this thrilling ride. Starting December 15th, you can watch this action-packed Christmas film only on Apple TV+.

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