What better way to have a "Holly Jolly Christmas" then to enjoy some holiday movies on Netflix? The streaming service has plenty of options this December for you to choose from. While the dozens of selections could be overwhelming, here are the top 12 holiday movies to watch before Santa makes his way down the chimney on Christmas:
1. "White Christmas"
Dreaming of a "White Christmas"? Not only did Bing Crosby sing the famous Christmas song, he also starred in the movie with the same name. The story follows two friends who fall for two sisters and follow them to a Vermont Inn, which belongs to their former general. It will be up to the friends and their song-and-dance group to prevent the general losing his beloved hotel in this 1954 classic.
2. "Bad Santa"
Billy Bob Thornton stars as an alcohol-fueled mall Santa named Willie, who teams with his elf to rob department stores around the holidays. The plan hits a snag when Willie becomes friends with a boy, who ends up showing the mall Santa what Christmas is all about.
3. "Love Actually"
Ten different love stories are told in this romantic-comedy that follows the couples love lives during the holiday season. The movie takes place in London and has an all star cast including Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson and Keira Knightley.
4. "12 Dates of Christmas"
Amy Smart and "Saved By The Bell" actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar star in the ABC Family "25 Days of Christmas" movie, which is basically a holiday version of Bill Murray's "Groundhog Day." Smart's character Kate gets 12 chances to relive a Christmas Eve blind date until it goes the way she wants.
5. "The Nightmare Before Christmas"
Two of the best holidays of the year, Halloween and Christmas, come together in this animated 1995 classic. Jack Skellington, the king of Halloweentown, doesn't understand Christmas, but decides to kidnap Santa and deliver presents himself on the holiday.
6. "Happy Christmas"
"Pitch Perfect" star Anna Kendrick moves in with a writer, played by Melanie Lynskey, and her family after a breakup just before Christmas. After getting off to a rocky start, the two eventually become close and learn a lot about themselves in the process in this 2014 comedy.
Watch the trailer for "Happy Christmas" below:
7. "Christmas With The Kranks"
Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis play a couple who decide to skip the holiday, despite disapproval from neighbors, after their daughter says she won't be home for Christmas. Their daughter has a change of heart last minute leaving the two with little time to get out the lights and decorations for the holiday in this 2005 film.
8. "Christmas Bounty"
A romantic holiday movie starring WWE wrestler Mike “The Miz” Mizanin and Francia Raisa of “Secret Life of the American Teenager,” which premiered on ABC Family's "25 Days of Christmas" in 2013. In the movie, a former bounty hunter tries to hide her past from her fiancé, but this becomes complicated when she returns home for the holiday and gets sucked into a bounty that got away.
9. "I'll Be Home For Christmas"
Tim Allen wasn't the only "Home Improvement" star to appear in a Christmas movie. Jonathan Taylor Thomas stars as a college student trying to get home for Christmas, but ends up stuck in a desert with no cash. On his journey home, he learns some valuable life lessons. Jessica Biel also stars in the movie.
Watch the trailer for "I'll Be Home For Christmas" below:
10. "Ernest Saves Christmas"
This is Jim Varney's third film as the beloved character Ernest P. Worrell. When Santa Claus decides to retire and find a new replacement, he'll turn to the beloved taxi driver for help in this 1988 Christmas movie.
11. "The Ref"
Denis Leary and Kevin Spacey star in this 1994 comedy. It follows a burglar who breaks into a family's house on Christmas Eve and holds them hostage. The burglar is in for a rude awakening when he discovers all the family does is fight with one another, which drives him crazy.
12. "A Christmas Carol"
In this black and white classic from 1938, the grouchy Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his former work partner, who warns him he'll be visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve. The three ghosts go on to convince Scrooge to change his ways and find the Christmas spirit in these adaptation of the Charles Dickens tale.