Like a box of chocolates that you gobble up before Christmas dinner is even served, this cutesy romcom – in which Cameron Diaz romances Jude Law in an English country cottage – should make you feel queasy. But there’s something unbearably lovely about The Holiday that reels you in. It doesn’t hurt that the LA-set secondary plot features Kate Winslet on top form as a British journalist who forges an unlikely friendship with an aging Hollywood director and gets cosy with Jack Black.
This year, Netflix is making a play to dominate your holiday queue, unleasing more than a dozen brand-new original films for the holiday. But while the jury is still out on whether Love Hard and A Boy Called Christmas will join such classics as A Christmas Story as holiday mainstays, Netflix is already loaded with fantastic yuletide fare. From guilty pleasures to perrennial favoites, cheesy romances to horror comedies, these are the besst Christmas movies on Netflix right now.
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