The Netflix Christmas hot list: From Nativity! to Miracle on 34th Street, the best festive TV specials and films to stream

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 Miracle on 34th Street to new movies like The Holiday Calendar, 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.

And don’t forget, if you’re a BT TV customer, you can add Netflix to your BT package, so you’re paying for everything through one simple bill. It’s so easy to do it here.

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.

Miracle on 34th Street

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When is it on?

Christmas film Miracle on 34th Street is streaming on Netflix now.

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]

A Very Murray Christmas

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When is it on?

TV special A Very Murray Christmas is streaming on Netflix now.

What’s it about?

Bill Murray (Scrooged) rounds up an all-star cast including George Clooney and Miley Cyrus (pictured above) for an evening of music and mischief in this twist on Christmas variety shows.

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:

[Read more: Why to watch The Christmas Chronicles on Netflix]

Deck The Halls

Deck The Halls

When is it on?

Festive movie Deck The Halls is streaming on Netflix now.

What's it about?

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

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding

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When is it on?

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding is available to stream from Friday, November 30. A Christmas Prince (2017) is streaming on Netflix now.

What’s it about?

The sequel to 2017’s A Christmas Prince sees Amber (Rose McIver) and Prince Richard (Ben Lamb) prepare to tie the knot in a royal Christmas wedding.

Sadly the pair’s plans are jeopardised when Amber finds herself second-guessing whether or not she's cut out to be queen, and Richard is faced with a political crisis that threatens to tarnish not only the holiday season, but the future of the kingdom.

Watch the official teaser below:

Nailed It! Holiday

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When is it on?

The Nailed It! Christmas special is available to stream from Friday, December 7.

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:

The Holiday

The Holiday

When is it on?

Christmas film The Holiday is available to stream from Friday, December 7.

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.

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 available to stream from Friday, December 14.

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]

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