It’s that time of the year, folks when bells would be jingling non-stop and lights would be on all night. With the holiday season just around the corner, it’s very important to create a binge-watching list so that you can grab your favorite cocoa and your favorite person to snuggle with and watch them.
If you’re wondering which shows to watch, then don’t worry because we’ve got your back. Here are five shows that you should watch without fail on Christmas eve.
5 shows to watch on Christmas on Netflix
1. Dash & Lily
If you’re looking forward to watching a romantic comedy this Christmas, then Dash & Lily it is. Based on the young adult novel series Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan, the Netflix rom-com is created by Joe Tracz. The eight-episode series focuses on seventeen-year-old Dash who is quite cynical about the holiday. However, when he comes across messages left in a notebook, he chances to know the optimistic Lily. A cute and feel-good romantic comedy, you can watch Dash & Lily with your partner and you wouldn’t regret doing so.
Official synopsis (courtesy of IMDb): “A whirlwind holiday romance builds as cynical Dash and optimistic Lily trade dares, dreams and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City.”
2. Home For Christmas
A romantic drama comedy, Home for Christmas is a Norwegian television series that premiered on Netflix in December 2019. Featuring Ida Elise Broch, the drama centers around her role as Johanne, a nurse in her 30s, who finds getting a significant other during Christmas difficult. Spread across two seasons, the show depicts the romantic escapades of Johanne while she is attempting to find herself a boyfriend before the holidays.
Official synopsis (courtesy of IMDb): “When the constant comments on her single status and society’s expectations of the perfect family Christmas finally get to 30-year-old Johanne, she starts a 24-day hunt for a partner to bring home for Christmas.”
3. Merry Happy Whatever
An American comedy streaming television, Merry Happy Whatever features Dennis Quaid in the role of Don Quinn. It premiered on Netflix on November 28, 2019. Constituting eight episodes, the series follows the life of Don Quinn as he finds the holidays difficult to deal with. This problem is exacerbated when the youngest of the family, Emmy (Mendler), brings home her boyfriend Matt (Morin) from California. Quinn being the patriarch of the family finds it difficult to accept Matt since he is a struggling musician.
Official synopsis (courtesy of IMDb): “A strong-willed patriarch must balance the demands of his complicated family with the stress of the Christmas season when his youngest daughter comes home for the holidays with a new boyfriend.”
4. Nailed It! Holiday!
Look, if you’re bored with all the rom-coms and family shows, we get it. So, if you’re looking forwards to watching something that is real but also some fun, then we’ve got you. Nailed It! Is an American reality television series that follows a bake-off competition in the style of reality television. Premiered on March 9th, 2018, the series focuses upon three amateur bakers competing in order to replicate complicated cakes to winning a $10,000 cash prize and a “nailed it” trophy. Two holidays dubbed seasons, titled Nailed It! Holiday! was released in 2018 and 2019.
Official synopsis (courtesy of Netflix): “It’s the “Nailed It!” holiday special you’ve been waiting for, with missing ingredients, impossible asks and desserts that look delightfully sad.”
5. The Great British Baking Show: Holidays
To bring more sweetness to your holidays, here is another competitive cooking show arriving in yet another holiday season. A British reality television series, produced by Love Productions, the show focuses upon a group of amateur bakers who compete against each other for impressing two judges with their baking skills.
Official synopsis (courtesy of Netflix): “A talented batch of amateur bakers face off in a 10-week competition, whipping up their best dishes in the hopes of being named the U.K.’s best.”