Top 5 movies to watch on Netflix this Christmas

Top 5 movies to watch this Christmas on Netflix
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Catch up with these five best movies, which you can stream on Netflix this winter season! 

Get your hot cocoa ready for this beautiful and cheerful season of Christmas with movies that will definitely help you feel the full holiday spirit. In order to get your fill of holiday movie cheer this year, look no further than Netflix, which offers a wide selection of romantic movies, family movies, comedies, and more. So, we’ve compiled a list to make it easier for you to find some of the top holiday movies that you’ll enjoy binge-watching! 

Falling For Christmas

Falling For Christmas | Lindsay Lohan | Official Trailer | Netflix

A newly engaged, spoiled hotel heiress gets into a skiing accident, suffers from total amnesia, and finds herself in the care of a handsome, blue-collar lodge owner and his precocious daughter in the days leading up to Christmas. On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 61% of 51 critics’ reviews are positive, with an average rating of 4.8/10. The website’s consensus reads, “It’s no Miracle on 34th Street, but viewers in the mood for some fa la la la Lohan will find Falling for Christmas as easy as falling on the couch.” Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the film a score of 40 out of 100, based on 16 critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews.”

Cast: Lindsay Lohan as Sierra Belmont / Sarah, Chord Overstreet as Jake Russell, George Young as Tad Fairchild, Jack Wagner as Beauregard Belmont, Olivia Perez as Avy Russell, Alejandra Flores as Alejandra, Sean J. Dillingham as Ralph, Chase Ramsey as Terry Carver, Aliana Lohan as Bianca, Blythe Howard as Dr. Layla Monroe, Lonzo Liggins as Mayor Anand, Antonio D. Charity as Sheriff Borden, Kate Rachesky as Heather, and Oscar Rudecindo as Darius. 

Scrooge: A Christmas Carol

Scrooge: A Christmas Carol | Official Trailer | Netflix

On a cold Christmas Eve, selfish miser Ebenezer Scrooge has one night left to face his past – and change the future – before time runs out. Charles Dickens’ ageless legend is reborn in this supernatural, time-traveling, musical adaptation of the definitive Christmas story. With his very soul on the line, Scrooge has but one Christmas Eve left to face his past and build a better future. Featuring re-imagined songs from the legendary and two-time Academy Award winner Leslie Bricusse OBE, Scrooge: A Christmas Carol is one for a new generation to sing. The film has a rating of  6.2/10 with ‎2,577 votes on IMDb. 

Cast: Luke Evans as Ebenezer Scrooge, Olivia Colman as The Ghost of Christmas Past, Jessie Buckley as Isabel Fezziwig, Jonathan Pryce as Jacob Marley, Johnny Flynn as Bob Cratchit, Fra Fee as Harry Huffam, Giles Terera as Tom Jenkins, Trevor Dion Nicholas as The Ghost of Christmas Present, and James Cosmo as Mr. Fezziwig. Produced by Timeless Films in association with Axis Studios and directed by Stephen Donnelly, Charles Dickens’ 

The Noel Diary

The Noel Diary | Official Trailer | Netflix

The Noel Diary is a 2022 American romantic comedy-drama that showcases cleaning out his childhood home at Christmas, a novelist (Justin Hartley) meets an intriguing young woman (Barrett Doss) searching for her birth mother. Will an old diary unlock their pasts – and hearts? Based on the novel by Richard Paul Evans and Directed by Charles Shyer (Father of the Bride). On the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, 67% of 15 critics’ reviews are positive, with an average rating of 5.4/10. Metacritic, which uses a weighted average, assigned the film a score of 63 out of 100, based on 4 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews.”

Cast: The film was directed by Charles Shyer, produced by Margret H. Huddleston, Stephanie Slack, and Ridoyanul Hoq, and written by Rebecca Connor, David Golden, Charles Shyer, and Richard Paul Evans. The film stars Justin Hartley as Jake Turner, Barrett Doss as Rachel Campbell, Essence Atkins as Noel Ellis, Bonnie Bedelia as Ellie Foster, James Remar as Scott Turner, Aaron Costa Ganis as Matt Segreto, Jeff Corbett as Ian Page, Andrea Sooch as Svetlana, and Lucia Spina as Book Store Owner. 

A Castle for Christmas

A Castle For Christmas | Official Trailer | Netflix

To escape a scandal, a bestselling author journeys to Scotland, where she falls in love with a castle – and faces off with the grumpy duke who owns it. Famed author, Sophie Brown (Brooke Shields), travels to Scotland hoping to buy a small castle of her own, but the prickly owner, Myles, the Duke of Dunbar (Cary Elwes), is reluctant to sell to a foreigner. Working to find a compromise, the pair constantly butt heads, but they just may find something more than they were expecting. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported an approval rating of 74%, with an average score of 5.8/10, based on 23 reviews.

Cast: Brooke Shields as Sophie Brown (née McGuinty), Cary Elwes as Myles, 12th Duke of Dunbar, Lee Ross as Thomas, Andi Osho as Maisie, Tina Gray as Helen, Eilidh Loan as Rhona, Stephen Oswald as Angus, Vanessa Grasse as Lexi Brown, Desiree Burch as Claire, Antony Strachan as Eamon, Drew Barrymore as herself, John Stahl as a solicitor, Tim Barrow as a barkeep, Mark Fleischmann as Frank De Luca, Suanne Braun as Mrs. Donatelli, Joe McKay as Rhona’s boyfriend, Holly Woodhouse as Sophie’s angry fan, and Barley the Lurcher-Cross as Hamish. 

Love Hard

Love Hard | Official Trailer | Netflix

Love Hard is a 2021 American romantic comedy that showcases a romantic comedy about the lies we tell for love. An unlucky-in-love LA girl (Nina Dobrev) falls for a rugged East Coast guy (Darren Barnet) on a dating app and decides to surprise him for the holidays – only to discover that she’s been catfished by his childhood friend (Jimmy O. Yang). Directed by Hernán Jiménez. On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 57% based on 28 reviews, with an average rating of 5.9/10. The website’s critics’ consensus reads, “Love Hard’s interesting setup and charming cast have a definite rom-com appeal, even if the story never quite develops its main characters’ love connection.” On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 42 out of 100, based on eight critics, indicating “mixed or average reviews.”

Cast: The film is directed by Hernán Jiménez and written by Danny Mackey and Rebecca Ewing. The cast members are as follows Nina Dobrev as Natalie Bauer, Jimmy O. Yang as Josh Lin, Darren Barnet as Tag, Harry Shum Jr. as Owen Lin, Althea Kaye as Grandma June Lin, James Saito as Bob Lin, Rebecca Staab as Barb Lin, Matty Finochio as Lee, Heather McMahan as Kerry, Mikaela Hoover as Chelsea Lin, and Sean Depner as Chip. 

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