6 best Netflix movies and shows to watch for Christmas Eve 2022

Emily in Paris. Lily Collins as Emily in episode 302 of Emily in Paris. Cr. Marie Etchegoyen/Netflix © 2022
Emily in Paris. Lily Collins as Emily in episode 302 of Emily in Paris. Cr. Marie Etchegoyen/Netflix © 2022 /

The day before Christmas can be chaotic. Maybe you’re a last minute shopper, maybe you’re baking and cooking the day away, maybe you’re braving the first celebratory event of the holiday. But with the help of Netflix movies and shows, Christmas Eve can be peaceful.

A duo of Netflix holiday romantic comedies, including this year’s standout release Falling for Christmas, and Guillermo del Toro’s take on Pinocchio are the perfect movies to watch while wrapping presents, and the new season of Emily in Paris is an excellent cozy binge.

Whether you’re looking for holiday-themed content to get into the spirit for the big day, or you’re simply wanting to put on something light and fun, there are so many good Netflix movies and shows to catch up on for your Christmas Eve viewing pleasure.

Best Netflix movies to watch Christmas Eve 2022

If you’re searching for a festive Netflix movie to watch with your friends and/or family, here are three picks that will certainly be crowd pleasers on Christmas Eve!

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Falling For Christmas. Lindsay Lohan as Sierra in Falling For Christmas. Cr. Scott Everett White/Netflix © 2022. /

Falling for Christmas

What’s not to love about Lindsay Lohan and Chord Overstreet in Falling for Christmas? The new Netflix original holiday romantic comedy was easily the best of the year, welcoming Lohan back to her movie star roots and giving fans something classic to watch each holiday season. The premise of Falling for Christmas isn’t anything we haven’t already seen before, but it’s charming and lighthearted, the perfect tone-setting movie for Christmas Eve.

Love Hard

If you haven’t revisited the charming 2021 romantic comedy Love Hard starring Nina Dobrev, Jimmy O. Yang, and Never Have I Ever star Darren Barnet, there’s no better time than Christmas Eve. The Netflix original is one of its funniest and most mature holiday rom-coms on the platform, though it’s still full of playful laughs. Love Hard should be added to your annual Christmas Eve movie rotation on Netflix.

Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio

For a little extra added magic to your pre-Christmas Day movie lineup, add the recently released Netflix original film Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio. The animated musical adaptation arrived just month’s after Disney+’s own live-action remake starring Tom Hanks. Del Toro’s version has earned positive reception from critics and ranked in the top 10 since release. Pinocchio makes for a fun watch for the whole family before Santa Claus comes to town.

Best Netflix shows to watch Christmas Eve 2022

If you’re looking for an easy watch before the big day, here are three of the best Netflix shows to binge-watch on Christmas Eve, beginning below with Emily in Paris.

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Emily in Paris. Lily Collins as Emily in episode 303 of Emily in Paris. Cr. Stéphanie Branchu/Netflix © 2022 /

Emily in Paris season 3

It’s time to catch back up with the well-intentioned but chaotic marketing exec Emily Cooper and her continued misadventures in Paris! Emily in Paris season 3 premieres on Dec. 21, just ahead of the Christmas festivities. In the new season, Emily makes all kinds of tough decisions about her personal and professional lives. It’s the quintessential escapism we’ve come to expect from the Emmy-nominated rom-com that’s best paired with the calm of the holidays.

Dash & Lily

Although Dash & Lily was sadly canceled after one season, the Netflix original teen comedy series should be an annual rewatch for fans. And it’s never a bad time to discover the delightful eight-episode rom-com that’s set during the holiday season. Austin Abrams and Midori Francis star as the titular duo of New York City teens who converse via a shared notebook and find themselves falling for each other without even meeting. It’s a shipper’s dream watch!

Young Royals season 2

The second season of the fan-favorite Netflix original series Young Royals arrived in November 2022, and if you either haven’t watched the new season or discovered the beloved series, it’s your moment. Thankfully, Netflix renewed Young Royals for a third season, which will also be the final season of the the series. You don’t have to worry about cliffhangers or cancellations with this one. You can just binge-watch to your heart’s content.

What Netflix movies and shows will you be watching on Christmas Eve? Share your picks in the comments!

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