The Netflix Christmas hot list: From The Knight Before Christmas to Holiday In the Wild - the best festive films and TV specials to stream in 2019

We round up the best Christmas films and TV shows available to stream on Netflix UK now and coming soon.

Netflix customers can stream a whole host of festive films and TV specials this Christmas.

From family classics like Nativity! and Arthur Christmas to new movies like The Knight Before Christmas and Holiday In The Wild, there’s no reason not to settle into the sofa with a mug of hot chocolate and your fave Xmas movie.

Here, we reveal our pick of the best Christmas films and TV shows available to stream on Netflix UK and coming soon.

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Christmas films and TV shows new on Netflix in 2019

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby

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When is it on?

Following on from A Christmas Prince (2017) and A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding (2018), A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby is streaming on Netflix from Thursday, December 5.

What’s it about?

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby transports you back to Aldovia where a royal baby is on its way! A priceless artifact has been stolen jeopardising a 600-year-old sacred truce between nations. Now, Amber (Rose McIver) has to unmask the thief before the clock strikes on Christmas Eve.

Merry Happy Whatever

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When is it on?

TV series Merry Happy Whatever is streaming on Netflix from Thursday, November 28.

What’s it about?

A strong-willed dad navigates the stress of the holiday season when his daughter brings her new boyfriend home. Starring Dennis Quaid.

The Knight Before Christmas

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When is it on?

The Knight Before Christmas is streaming on Netflix from Thursday, November 21.

What’s it about?

Vanessa Hudgens and Josh Whitehouse star in the perfectly-titled holiday rom-com, The Knight Before Christmas. She plays a kind science teacher who has been disillusioned by love and he's the cursed medieval knight that she must help return to his time.

Klaus

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When is it on?

Klaus is streaming on Netflix from Friday, November 15.

What’s it about?

A young postman and a reclusive toymaker become unlikely friends in Klaus, an animated Santa Claus origin story by the co-creator of Despicable Me.

Let It Snow

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When is it on?

Let It Snow is streaming on Netflix from Friday, November 8.

What’s it about?

Based on the YA novel of the same name by Maureen Johnson, John Green, and Lauren Myracle, Let It Snow is a new movie about a once-in-century snowstorm that hits a small town on Christmas Eve, affecting the friendships, love lives and futures of several high school students.

Holiday In The Wild

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When is it on?

Holiday In The Wild is streaming on Netflix now.

What’s it about?

Kristin Davis and Rob Lowe star in Holiday In The Wild, a touching new film about a divorcée who embarks on a safari in Zambia where she rediscovers herself while working at a local elephant sanctuary.

Christmas films and TV shows new on Netflix in 2018

The Holiday Calendar

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When is it on?

Festive film The Holiday Calendar is streaming on Netflix now.

What’s it about?

Struggling but talented photographer Abby (Kat Graham, The Vampire Diaries) inherits an antique holiday advent calendar, the contents of which seem to predict the future. Will this magical calendar lead her to love this Christmas?

Watch the official trailer below:

The Princess Switch

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When is it on?

Christmas movie The Princess Switch is streaming on Netflix now.

What’s it about?

One week before Christmas, Margaret, the gorgeous Duchess of Montenaro (Vanessa Hudgens, High School Musical), switches places with Stacy, a ‘commoner’ from Chicago, who looks exactly like her.

With the assistance of one of Santa's magical helpers, Margaret falls in love with Stacy’s handsome co-worker, while Stacy falls in love with Margaret's fiance, the dashing Prince.

Watch the official trailer below:

The Christmas Chronicles

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When is it on?

Family blockbuster The Christmas Chronicles is streaming on Netflix now.

What’s it about?

The Christmas Chronicles tells the story of Kate and Teddy Pierce, a brother and sister duo whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus (Kurt Russell) on camera turns into an unexpected journey that most kids could only dream about.

After staking out Santa’s arrival, they sneak into his sleigh, cause it to crash and nearly derail Christmas. As their wild night unfolds, Kate and Teddy work together with Santa - as you've never seen him before - and his loyal Elves to save Christmas before it's too late.

Watch the official trailer below:

Nailed It! Holiday

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When is it on?

The Nailed It! Christmas special is streaming on Netflix now.

What’s it about?

Hosted by Nicole Byer and Jacques Torres, this Christmas-themed competition sees home bakers with a terrible track record take a shot at recreating edible festive masterpieces for a $10,000 prize. It’s part competition, part hot mess.

Watch the official teaser below:

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter's Tale

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When is it on?

The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Christmas special, titled A Mindwinter’s Tale, is streaming on Netflix now.

What’s it about?

A Midwinter's Tale is set during the Church of Night's celebration of the winter solstice, and although the episode will largely focus on the solstice celebration, elements of it will be part of the series' continuity, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

On the longest night of the year, families gather around the Yule fire to sing pagan carols and tell ghost stories. The holidays are also a time for guests and visitors - both welcome and unwelcome - and you never know who'll drop down the chimney.

[Read more: Why to watch Chilling Adventures of Sabrina on Netflix]

Classic Christmas movies available to watch on Netflix

Arthur Christmas

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When is it on?

Festive film Arthur Christmas is streaming on Netflix now.

What’s it about?

At Santa Claus's super-secret toy-making facility, Mr Claus (voiced by Jim Broadbent) entrusts his clumsy son, Arthur (James McAvoy), to carry out an ultra-important Christmas mission.

Nativity!

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When is it on?

British comedy movies Nativity! and Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger are both streaming on Netflix now.

What’s it about?

In 2009’s Nativity!, teacher Paul Maddens (Martin Freeman, above left) is charged with directing his school's nativity play, falsely boasting that his ex-girlfriend plans to turn the production into a Hollywood film.

In the 2012 follow up, Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger, the teachers and students at the school go on a road trip to audition for a place in a rock musical competition.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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When is it on?

How the Grinch Stole Christmas is streaming on Netflix now.

What’s it about?

The Grinch decides to rob Whoville of Christmas - but a dash of kindness from little Cindy Lou Who and her family may be enough to melt his heart. Jim Carrey brings Dr. Seuss's character to life in this holiday hit that ruled the box office four weeks in a row.

Jack Frost

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When is it on?

Jack Frost is streaming on Netflix now.

What’s it about?

A rock musician dad (Michael Keaton) gets another shot at family time when he's reincarnated as a jolly snowman the Christmas after his tragic death in a car crash.

Miracle on 34th Street

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When is it on?

Christmas film Miracle on 34th Street was streaming on Netflix in 2018, but it doesn't appear to be on Netflix's list of Christmas films for 2019. We'll update this list if that changes.

What’s it about?

In this remake of the Christmas classic, Dorey Walker and young daughter Susan (Mara Wilson) befriend a department store Santa Claus (Richard Attenborough) who claims he is the real deal.

[Read more: What to watch on Netflix UK this month]

Deck The Halls

Deck The Halls

When is it on?

Festive movie Deck The Halls was streaming on Netflix in 2018, but it doesn't appear to be on Netflix's list of Christmas films for 2019. We'll update this list if that changes.

What's it about?

Neighbours Matthew Broderick and Danny DeVito face off in this holiday comedy co-starring Kristen Davis and Kristin Chenoweth.

The Holiday

The Holiday

When is it on?

Christmas film The Holiday was streaming on Netflix in 2018, but it doesn't appear to be on Netflix's list of Christmas films for 2019. We'll update this list if that changes.

What's it about? 

Dumped and depressed, English rose Iris (Kate Winslet) agrees to swap homes with similarly unlucky in love Californian Amanda (Cameron Diaz) for a much-needed break.

Iris finds herself in a palatial Hollywood mansion while Amanda navigates the lanes of a picture-perfect English village. Also starring Jude Law and Jack Black.

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