25 best animated Christmas movies and specials on Netflix

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16. Elliot the Littlest Reindeer (2018)

Elliot the Littlest Reindeer is a splendid 2018 Canadian cartoon film with a heartfelt Christmas story that the entire family can enjoy together this holiday season. The computer animated movie will most certainly get every subscriber that watches the beautiful endeavor unfold on Netflix undoubtedly get into the essential yuletide spirit. The noel-centric motion picture features a stellar cast of talented individuals, including Martin Short, Morena Baccarin, Josh Hutcherson, Samantha Bee, John Cleese, and many more, adding to the already many factors that make it a perfect choice to stream anytime before, during or after Christmas Day.

The animated family feature takes place when one of Santa’s reindeer, Blitzen, decides it is time to hang up his sleigh bells and retire. He makes his announcement on December 21st, leaving three days to fill the slot on the roster in time for the special day. This opportunity gives a miniature horse named Elliot a chance to live his dream of becoming one of Santa’s superb reindeer by competing in tryouts for the team that will be pulling the sleigh to ensure children all over the world get their gifts and coal. There are plenty of laughable shenanigans and heartwarming moments that will keep everyone entertained when they sit down to enjoy Elliot the Littlest Reindeer.