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8 Feel-good movies to watch on Netflix this Christmas


By Su Fen Tan

8 Feel-good movies to watch on Netflix this Christmas

From lighthearted chick flicks and classic comedies to all-new holiday originals, here are eight films to stream on Netflix post-Christmas feasting—cheese guaranteed:


The Christmas Chronicles (2018)

A brother and sister find themselves on a journey to save Christmas after accidentally crashing into Santa’s sleigh.

Starring: Kurt Russell, Darby Camp, Judah Lewis


The Princess Switch (2018)

A chance meeting between Chicago baker Stacy and princess-to-be Margaret Delacourt who looks just like her leads to a Christmastime plan to trade places, giving both a taste of what they’re missing.

Starring: Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio, Nick Sagar


Arthur Christmas (2011)

A glitch at Santa’s super-secret toy-making facility leaves his son, Arthur, with the ultra-important Christmas mission of delivering the last present of the festive night.

Starring: James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy


The Holiday Calendar (2018)

A photographer inherits an antique advent calendar that seems to predict the future – and it might just point her towards the love of her life this holiday season.

Starring: Kat Graham, Quincy Brown, Ethan Peck


Home Alone (1990)

Accidently left home alone by his parents, a plucky 8-year-old takes on a pair of (unfortunate) bumbling burglars who set their sights on his house.

Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern


Love Actually (2003)

10 intertwining love stories based in London, one classic rom-com. Cue the warm fuzzing feelings.

Starring: Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Keira Knightley


Shrek The Halls (2007)

Just as Shrek is settling down and enjoying his happily-ever-after with his new family, Christmas comes around – a festive occasion he has never celebrated before.

Starring: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz


The Polar Express (2004)

A magical tale for all ages, The Polar Express brings the 1985 children’s book alive with the most beautiful visuals and heart-warming tale of a boy’s adventure to the North Pole on Christmas Eve.

Starring: Tom Hanks, Leslie Zemeckis, Eddie Deezen


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