Best new Christmas movies to watch on Netflix

Home-bound for the holidays? There’s no perfect time to cosy up with close friends and family with a laugh out loud and heart-warming Christmas flick this long weekend. Here are Gafencu’s top picks of new Christmas movies to stream on Netflix this weekend…

Love Hard

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Genre: Comedy, Romance

Chasing Mr. Perfect 3,000 miles from home for a Christmas surprise after swiping right on an online dating app, L.A writer Natalie Baurer (Nina Dobrev) finds out that she has been catfished by Josh Lin (Jimmy O. Yang) and the both get tangled in an unlikely but heart-warming friendship that touches on what it means to be in an honest relationship with others, and yourself. 

Single all the way

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Genre: Comedy, Romance

Celebrating LGBTQ, this Netflix original follows Peter who asks his best friend, Nick, to play as his boyfriend on a Christmas visit home, but things emotions an unexpected turn when his family chimes in as matchmaker changing their plans — and their feelings for each other. 


A Castle For Christmas

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Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Feel-good

Receiving glowing reviews and starring Brooke Shields and Cary Elwes, the story follows best-selling author Sophie (Brooke Shields) as she escapes to Scotland to avoid a scandal, falling inlove with a castle. Unfortunately, she has to face off with the prickly duke who owns it. 

A Boy Called Christmas

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Genre: Adventure, Family 

Nikolas, a determined young boy who sets out on an adventure to the north pole, searches for his father who has set off for a quest of his own to uncover the magical land of the fabled elves. Along the way, he takes Blitzen, a headstrong reindeer and a devoted pet mouse, bringing home the gift of hope. 

Dash & Lily

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Genre: Romantic Comedy

Based on the YA novel Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan, Dash & Lily plays out into a whirlwind holiday romance when opposites cynical Dash (Austin Abrams) and optimistic Lily (Midori Francis) find themselves exchanging messages and dares back and forth in a red notebook around New York. 

David and the elves

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Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Young David prepares to move to the big city with his parents but finds himself losing the spirit of Christmas when he meets Albert, the elf. Together they travel to the Tatra mountains to embark on a journey to find David’s grandparents and remind him what the spirit of Christmas is all about. Available in various subs and dubs.


Holiday Rush

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Genre: Drama, Family

Popular radio DJ Rush Williams (Romany Malco) has been forced to leave his life of luxury behind to move in with his aunt after suddenly getting fired, bringing along his four spoiled children, stirring up a comedic family drama starring Romany Malco, Sonequa Martin-Green and Darlene Love and directed by Leslie Small.


Reel Deal: What to watch in theatres this December

The most festive month of the year is nearly here and there’s a whole bunch of big releases to add to the celebrations. Here’s our list of the top movies that we are eagerly waiting for this Christmas season.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi

The latest release from the Star Wars saga, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, is set to hit the theatres on 14 December. In this movie, Rey develops her newly discovered abilities and continues the epic journey with Finn, Poe and Luke Skywalker. Meanwhile, the Resistance prepares for a battle with the First Order.

Releasing on 14 December

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Two decades after the first film, the havoc-wreaking board game has resurfaced again as a video game in a school’s basement. Four teenagers lay their hands on it and get sucked into a dangerous jungle setting. This is a game they must win at all costs!

 Releasing on 21 December

The Greatest Showman

Inspired by the life of American showman, P.T. Barnum, The Greatest Showman is an original musical that celebrates the birth of showbiz. Watch out for Hugh Jackman in his portrayal of the visionary who started from nothing and went on to become a worldwide phenomenon.  

Releasing on 21 December

Mary and The Witch’s Flower

Good news for anime fans! The new Japanese anime movie is almost here and it tells the engaging story of a young girl who chances upon a flower in the woods, which changes her life forever. Directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Mary and The Witch’s Flower is loosely based on The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart.

Releasing on 21 December

Text: Suchetana Mukhopadhyay