5 must-watch movies on Netflix to watch on Christmas Eve

HOLIDATE (2020)Emma Roberts as Sloane Reed and Luke Bracey as Jackson. Cr. Steve Dietl/NETFLIX
HOLIDATE (2020)Emma Roberts as Sloane Reed and Luke Bracey as Jackson. Cr. Steve Dietl/NETFLIX /

Holidate is just one of the must-watch movies on Netflix on Christmas Eve

For some, Christmas Eve is a time to relax before the hecticness of the next day. For others, it’s time to wrap the last gifts before the morning. Either way, you need must-watch movies on Netflix to watch.

There is something for all on this list. If your kids are still up or you’re looking for something for the whole family to end the night, there are some Christmas movies on the list. Want to avoid the Christmas movies? There is something for you, too.

Here are five must-watch movies on Netflix this Christmas Eve.


Not everyone gets in the holiday spirit, and sometimes that’s because there’s no-one to go to events with. What if you just need someone to be a date for all the special occasions?

That’s exactly what Holidate offers. Two singles agree to be each other’s dates when it comes to holiday events. They also agree to it being a no-strings-attached thing. But what happens when the strings start to tangle?

If you love rom-coms, this is the perfect holiday movie for you.

The Christmas Chronicles

Need something to watch with the kids? The Christmas Chronicles is a no-brainer. This is one of those movies that is immediately going to get them in the holiday spirit.

Plus, the movie is set on Christmas Eve. The focus is on helping Santa and his reindeer so he can deliver the presents to all the boys and girls around the world. What kid wouldn’t dream of doing that?

The Knight Before Christmas

For those who like rom-coms, there are a few options on Netflix. One of the must-watch movies on Netflix is The Knight Before Christmas.

It offers a little bit of everything. It’s a period dramedy, it’s a feel-good rom-com, and it’s good for most ages. There are also plenty of morals within the story. The only downside is there isn’t a second movie to the story.

Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom

Prefer something that isn’t about Christmas? There are some excellent movies on Netflix right now. One of those was just recently released.

Christmas Eve is the perfect time to watch Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom. The entire cast is outstanding, especially Chadwick Boseman in his last movie. Grab a glass of wine and relax with a movie that will bring all sorts of emotions.

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

What about a movie for the children that doesn’t involve Christmas? There is one from the start of the month that you will want to watch. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial is a perfect movie to leave the kids in a good mood after a bit of action.

The movie has a lot to teach children about kindness and acceptance. They will certainly be on the side of Elliot to get E.T. back home.

Which are the must-watch movies on Netflix you’re watching this Christmas Eve? Let us know in the comments below.

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