Let the Lindsay Lohan renaissance begin! The talented child star turned troubled starlet has a few Netflix originals on the horizon, but there’s no quicker way back to the public’s good graces than starring in a shamelessly cheesy Christmas movie. It’s a classic Hallmark-esque plot: Lohan plays a spoiled hotel heiress – possibly a dig at her old pal Paris Hilton? – who gets amnesia following a skiing accident and is cared for by a hunky outdoorsman (Chord Overstreet) who teaches her not to be such a snob. It’s the cornball rom-com of the season that everyone has to watch, preferably while two-fisting hot cocoa and a glass of rose.
When it comes to gleefully goofy Christmas movies, Netflix is starting to give the Hallmark Channel a run for its candy canes. Over the last decade, the streaming giant has made a concerted effort to churn out a yearly batch of seasonal fluff – corny yet irresistible peppermint-scented romcoms, usually involving a C-list celebrity finding love around the holidays and possibly learning a thing or two about the true meaning of yuletide cheer, to go along with a roster of classic Christmas fare. And bless them for it.
No, none of these movies are going to win awards. But that’s not what matters this time of year. If you’re looking for emotionally complex dramas, you’re just going to have to wait until the pine trees hit the curb and the New Year hangovers dissipate. Right now, it’s all about throwing on your most garish knit sweater, picking the cheesiest-looking title scrolls across your screen, and letting that comforting Christmas corn wash over you like a hot cocoa bath. To that end, here are the best Christmas movies currently streaming on Netflix in the UK.