25 best animated Christmas movies and specials on Netflix

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24. Dragons: Gift of the Night Fury (2011)

DreamWorks animation really knows what they are doing when it comes to creating game-changing fan-favorite franchises because they have several animated titles that audiences love including sequels, spinoffs, and specials. This particular holiday ordeal happens to be a heartfelt adventure full of wonder, spectacle, and dragons! How to Train Your Dragon is a 2010 Academy award-nominated computer-animated film that tells the story of a boy named Hiccup and his night fury dragon Toothless. Together they return with all the other wonderful characters in a holiday endeavor to remember called Gift of the Night Fury.

In the holiday short film, the village of Berk prepares for winter festivities, but things take an interesting turn when all the dragons fly away without explanation. Hiccup makes Toothless a device so he can fly on his own and later ends up finding out where all the dragons went. Things back on Berk start to get crazy when Astrid and the other find some dragon’s eggs that hatch in a very unexpected manner. From start to finish, this 22-minute family-friendly affair becomes an instant classic and is a great choice to check out this season on Netflix as part of the DreamWorks Holiday Classics collection.