29 Holiday Movies on Netflix Are Being Released in 2020

Christopher Rosa
·7 min read

Netflix started the holiday season early. The streaming platform is dropping 29—twenty! eight!—festive TV shows and movies this year, which began October 28 with the Emma Roberts rom-com Holidate

And there are plenty more holiday movies on Netflix you’ll have to add to your queue. There’s another rom-com, Operation Christmas Drop, to look forward to, not to mention the second (!) Netflix original Princess Switch movie starring Vanessa Hudgens. This year has been—let’s just say it—horrific, but all the holiday cheer Netflix is supplying may just cancel things out. Well, almost. 

Below, all 29 holiday titles coming to Netflix this year. 

It’s been a stressful year, but at least you can count on Hollywood to come through with the holiday cheer. After all, what’s more relaxing than watching an overworked woman fall in love with a Christmas tree farmer? So decompress with All the Jingle Ladies, our guide to the best holiday movies on Netflix and beyond.

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Official synopsis: Sloane (Emma Roberts) and Jackson (Luke Bracey) hate the holidays. They constantly find themselves single, sitting at the kids table, or stuck with awkward dates. But when these two strangers meet one particularly bad Christmas, they make a pact to be each other’s “holidate” for every festive occasion throughout the next year. With a mutual disdain for the holidays, and assuring themselves that they have no romantic interest in the other, they make the perfect team. However, as a year of absurd celebrations come to an end, Sloane and Jackson find that sharing everything they hate may just prove to be something they unexpectedly love.

Überweihnachten/Over Christmas

Official synopsis: Down-and-out musician Bastian battles the blues as he returns home for Christmas and encounters a series of not-so-cheery surprises.

Dash & Lily 

Official synopsis: Opposites attract at Christmas as cynical Dash and sunny Lily trade messages and dares in a red notebook they pass back and forth around New York City. [Translation: This show is totally charming and a perfect holiday watch.]

Operation Christmas Drop 

Official synopsis: Chasing a promotion, congressional aide Erica Miller forgoes family Christmas to travel across the Pacific at her boss’s behest. Upon landing at a beachside Air Force base, she clashes with her guide, Captain Andrew Jantz, who knows her assignment is finding reasons to defund the facility. The pilot’s pet project—Operation: Christmas Drop, a genuine, decades-old tradition where gifts and supplies are parachuted to residents of remote neighboring islands—has lawmakers wondering if his unit has too much spare energy. Despite their initial opposing goals, Erica softens once she experiences the customs and communal spirit of Andrew’s adopted home.

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey 

Official synopsis: Decades after his trusted apprentice betrayed him, a once-joyful toymaker finds new hope when his kind and curious granddaughter comes into his life.

Holiday Home Makeover With Mr. Christmas

Official synopsis: Interior designer Benjamin “Mr. Christmas” Bradley works with a trusty team of “elves” to help families transform their homes for the holidays.

The Princess Switch: Switched Again 

Official synopsis: When Duchess Margaret unexpectedly inherits the throne to Montenaro and hits a rough patch with boyfriend Kevin, it’s up to her double, Princess Stacy of Belgravia, to get these star-crossed lovers back together...but the course of true love is complicated by the appearance of a handsome royal who’s intent on stealing Margaret’s heart. Throw in the unexpected arrival of Margaret’s outrageous party-girl cousin Fiona, a third look-alike who has ambitions of her own, and you have the recipe for Christmas triple trouble!

Alien Xmas

Official synopsis: A young elf mistakes a tiny alien for a Christmas gift, not knowing her new plaything has plans to destroy Earth’s gravity — and steal all the presents.

Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square 

Official synopsis: A rich and nasty woman, Regina Fuller, returns to her small hometown after her father’s death to evict everyone and sell the land to a mall developer—right before Christmas. However, after listening to stories of the local townsfolk, reconnecting with an old love, and accepting the guidance of an actual angel, Regina starts to have a change of heart. This is the story about family, love, and how a small town’s Christmas spirit can warm the coldest of hearts. Featuring 14 original songs with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton.

Dragons: Rescue Riders: Huttsgalor Holiday

Official synopsis: Snowfall marks the start of Odinyule—the Viking holiday of giving! But crazy weather might cancel the tradition unless the Rescue Riders can swoop in.

The Christmas Chronicles, Part Two

Official synopsis: Unhappy over her mom’s new relationship, a now teenage Kate runs away and lands at the North Pole, where a naughty elf is plotting to cancel Christmas.

Sugar Rush Christmas, season two

Official synopsis: It’s everything you love about Sugar Rush—with a holly, jolly holiday twist—in this Christmas-themed spin on competitive baking."

A Go! Go! Cory Carson Christmas

Official synopsis: When a familiar-looking stranger crashes in without a memory, Cory helps him remember the magic of Christmas to save the holiday for everyone.

Dance Dreams: Hot Chocolate Nutcracker 

Official synopsis: This documentary spotlights Debbie Allen’s career and follows her group of dance students as they prepare for Allen’s annual “Hot Chocolate Nutcracker.”

Wonderoos: Holiday Holiday!

Official synopsis: It’s winter in the big city, and everyone is excited to celebrate the holidays! When Poppy decides to throw a holiday party for Sully, the Wonderoos learn that there are lots of different holidays and ways to celebrate!

Angela’s Christmas Wish

Official synopsis: With her father working far away in Australia, a determined Angela makes a plan—and a heartfelt wish—to reunite her family in time for the holidays.

The Holiday Movies That Made Us

Official synopsis: Unwrap the real stories behind these iconic Christmas blockbusters, thanks to insider interviews and behind-the-scenes peeks.

Available December 3

Chico Bon Bon and the Very Berry Holiday

Official synopsis: The Fix-It Force makes a plan to hit every home as fast as they can, delivering Blunderberry Cakes before the town awakes to avoid a holiday disaster.

Tudo Bem No Natal Que Vem/Just Another Christmas

Official synopsis: Stuck in a time loop where it’s forever Christmas, a family man who hates the holiday starts to learn valuable lessons about what’s important in life.

Available December 4

Captain Underpants Mega Blissmas

Official synopsis: Christmas gets weird—really weird—after George and Harold go back in time to change up a few of their beloved holiday’s traditions.

The Great British Baking Show: Holidays, season three

Official synopsis: Deck the halls with sugar, butter, and chocolate as competitors from past seasons bake sweet Yuletide treats for judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.

Available December 5

Mighty Express: A Mighty Christmas

Official synopsis: The Mighty Express welcomes a new train and speeds into a snowstorm to deliver Santa’s presents and save Christmas for all the kids in Tracksville.

Available December 8

Super Monsters: Santa’s Super Monster Helpers

Official synopsis: When Santa needs serious help prepping all of his presents, the Super Monsters lend a hand—and some monster magic—to get every gift out on time!

Available December 9

Ashley Garcia: Genius in Love: Christmas 

Official synopsis: Fifteen-year-old scientist Ashley Garcia explores the great unknown of modern teendom after moving across the country to pursue a career in robotics.

The Big Show Show: Christmas

Official synopsis: Former WWE wrestler the Big Show is out of the ring and ready for an even tougher challenge: raising three daughters with his wife in Florida.

Available December 11

A Trash Truck Christmas

Official synopsis: When Santa crash-lands in the junkyard on Christmas Eve, Hank, Trash Truck, and their animal friends all have a hand in rescuing the holiday for everyone.

Available December 14

A California Christmas

Official synopsis: With his carefree lifestyle on the line, a wealthy charmer poses as a ranch hand to get a hardworking farmer to sell her family’s land before Christmas.

Available December 16

How to Ruin Christmas: The Wedding

Official synopsis: Prodigal daughter Tumi tries to make things right after completely ruining what should have been her sister’s picture-perfect Christmas wedding.

Available December 18

Home for Christmas, season two

Official synopsis: When love rings your doorbell, are you ready? Follow Johanne through another December as she continues her pursuit for eternal, warm, and real love. When her family and the world around her fall apart, how can she still believe in real and bottomless love? Does it even exist and will she find the one true love for Christmas this year?

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