I wholeheartedly admit that I am OBSESSED with made for TV Holiday movies. From the beginning of November until New Year’s Day my TV is all Christmas, all the time. A really good made for TV Holiday movie has just the right amount of cheese, the right amount of conflict, and the right amount of romance (where you get butterflies in your stomach the first time the couple who are trying to connect kiss!). Contrary to my husband’s beliefs, there are some Holiday movies I have encountered that even I can’t stand. It’s rare, but it does happen.
So, I’ve got a list of my 5 favorite made for TV Holiday Movies that are available on Netflix for your viewing pleasure! I’ll be watching all of these on Black Friday while decorating my house for the holidays. I always have to do it on Black Friday, because my husband is always working, and he’s a bit of a scrooge… so I have to do it while he’s gone!
12 Dates of Christmas – First, Mark-Paul Gosslear stars in this fun movie, so right off the bat, my child of the 80’s/90’s heart is already beating. One of my favorite types of Holiday movies deals with time shifts, and this one is particularly great. In the movie Kate has to relive Christmas Eve (and her blind date with Miles) over and over (a la Groundhog Day).
Holidaze – Another time shift type Holiday movie, in this one a corporate executive, Melody, wakes up in an alternate reality where she made different choices in her life.
Dear Santa – This movie is more about transformation, which is always a great theme for Holiday movies. Super rich party girl, Crystal, finds a letter to Santa from a little girl, and tries to make her dreams come true. I admit that the “widow/er” thing is done to DEATH in holiday movies, but it still makes for a great movie, so I don’t mind.
Holiday Engagement – After getting dumped right before Christmas, Hilary hires someone to pose as her finance to her parents house for the holidays. What’s going to happen when her Mom decides they should do the wedding NOW?
Christmas Bounty – While this movie is about embracing who you are and where you came from, there is a ton of action and a lot of fun as a former bounty hunter tries to hide her old life from her new boyfriend.
There are plenty of others, but these 5 are definitely getting watched this week after the Thanksgiving festivities!
Disclosure: I am a member of Netflix’s StreamTeam, and as such was given a free year of Netflix. The fact that I’ve been paying for Netflix myself for the last 10 years should be taken into account. 😀
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