Updated: Nov 14, 2017 4:52 pm
Watching Christmas movies is almost as big a tradition as the holiday itself, and there's no better place to turn for your entertainment than Netflix. Not surprisingly, the streaming service has already collected over a dozen films that tie in to the season and promise to bring you plenty of holiday cheer.
There are light-hearted comedies, dramas that tug at the heart-strings, musicals, dance extravaganzas, animated films, and the return of some old favorites (we're talking to you, Frosty!) In other words, there's a little something for everyone.
Bad Santa (2003)
This dark, politically incorrect comedy is a welcome addition to any Christmas film viewing list. Here's what Google says about this one: "The crotchety Willie T. Stokes (Billy Bob Thornton) and his partner (Tony Cox) reunite once a year for a holiday con. Posing as a mall Santa and his elf, they rip off shopping outlets on Christmas Eve. This year, however, Willie is falling apart. He's depressed and alcoholic, and his erratic behavior draws the suspicion of mall security (Bernie Mac). But when befriending a small boy brings out his kinder side, Willie begins to wonder if there is still some hope for him." Ah, maybe a little, but if he gets too much hope, this stuff stops being funny, and nobody wants that. Spawned the 2016 sequel Bad Santa 2.
The rules are simple when it comes to the tiny "mogwai" creature: never expose it to bright light, do not feed it after midnight and keep it away from water. When all of these rules are broken, all hell breaks loose as the good gremlin, Gizmo, spawns what turns into an army of evil gremlins, who run rampant on Christmas Eve. For the record, Gizmo is so cute.