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10 Underrated Christmas Films That'll Keep the Winter Blues Away

They're all available on Netflix too!
10 Underrated Christmas Films That'll Keep the Winter Blues Away
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They're all available on Netflix too!

Sometimes being wrapped up in your duvet covers and sipping a hot drink won't stop the arctic breeze from finding its way to make you feel the dreadful winter blues. Even if we can’t celebrate the holidays like we used to, maybe a feel-good film is enough to wake up your Christmas spirit!

Below, we list down 10 underrated Christmas movies on Netflix that might transport you to a warm, cozy place again.

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1. Neo Yokio: Pink Christmas (2019)

From the animated series of the same name, this satire, holiday-themed film installment will knock your socks off from laughing. Kaz Kaan—our rich, eccentric bachelor with bright, pink hair—spends his Christmas Eve in a Secret Santa competition but gets disturbed by his Aunt Angelique's sudden visit as they both try to rescue the great city of Neo Yokio from a possessed Christmas tree.

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Starring Jaden Smith, Susan Sarandon, Jude Law

2. A Very Murray Christmas (2015)

Bill Murray, playing himself, prepares for the live broadcast of his special Christmas musical show when a blizzard disrupts New York City. Along with strong drinks, ugly sweaters, and demanding agents, he spends his Christmas stuck on set with his production team in the luxurious Carlyle Hotel.

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Starring: Bill Murray, George Clooney, Miley Cyrus

3. Christmas Inheritance (2017)

Living a close to perfect life, ambitious Ellen Langford is knocked down a peg when her father delays her inheritance with a request. She must deliver a special Christmas letter to her father’s ex-lover back in her hometown, Snow Falls. As she gets stranded at a seemingly cozy inn, she's forced to discover the simplicities of life and the true meaning of Christmas.

Starring: Eliza Taylor, Jake Lacy, Andie MacDowell

4. Angela’s Christmas (2018)

Set in the 1910s, a religious family living in Ireland completes their Christmas Eve tradition by visiting the Nativity display in their church. However, curious little Angela develops a fascination towards the Baby Jesus statue and innocently takes it home without anyone knowing. Based on Frank McCourt’s children’s book, this film-adaptation is the perfect heartwarming film to watch with family, especially considering its unique animation style!

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Starring: Lucy O'Connell, Ruth Negga, Malachy McCourt

5. Operation Christmas Drop (2020)

In a mission to gather evidence to close a tropical U.S. Air Force base, indisputable Congressional assistant, Erica, investigates the military head, Captain Andrew Jantz. As she joins him in their annual operation of dropping Christmas gifts to remote islands, their animosity towards each other eventually turns into endearment, or perhaps, maybe even more.

Starring: Kat Graham, Alexander Ludwig

6. I’ll Be Home for Christmas (2016)

Jackie Foster, a peppy Assistant DA and single mom, already has plans for Christmas with her daughter, when her estranged father unexpectedly visits, forcing old family wounds to resurface.

Starring: Mena Suvari, James Broli, Giselle Eisenberg

7. Fred Claus (2007)

Meet Fred Claus, Santa's salty, self-centered older brother. He’s forced to go to the North Pole so he can pay off his gambling debt by working for Santa and helping his elves prepare the nice or naughty gift list for Christmas.

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Starring: Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti

8. Pottersville (2017)

After walking in on his girlfriend, Connie, getting it on with the town’s sheriff, revealing that they are both furries, Maynard Grieger leaves the house broken-hearted and ends up buying a gorilla costume to win her back while he gets drunk through the night. Maynard then wakes up the next morning to find that the media has mistaken him for the legendary Bigfoot.

Starring Michael Shannon, Judy Greer, Ron Perlman

9. Jack Frost (1998)

A rock musician and father, Jack Frost gives his loving son, Charlie, a special harmonica promising him that one blow is all that it takes to hear his son’s call. Unable to keep that promise, Jack dies in a car accident. One night, Charlie plays the harmonica not knowing he magically turns the snowman outside his house to come to life as Jack Frost himself.

Starring Michael Keaton, Joseph Cross, Kelly Preston

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10. Just Another Christmas (2020)

Born on the 25th of December, Jorge grew up hating celebrating Christmas and his birthday. He meets his despair when he accidentally falls from a roof, only to repeatedly wake up on Christmas Eve day, but every time he does, it’s always a year later. As he figures out how to stop the time loop, he slowly learns of the true meaning of life in this winter season.

Starring: Leandro Hassum, Elisa Pinheiro, Danielle Winits

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