6 Christmas Movies on Netflix That You Can't NOT Watch

6 Christmas Movies on Netflix That You Can't NOT Watch

They will soon become your holiday favorites.

'Tis the season of glittery lights and evergreen conifers littered with ornaments. 'Tis the season of carols and jolly fat men and tiny elves with pointy ears. 'Tis the season to be cuddled up on the sofa with gingerbread cookies and eggnog. And what better thing to be doing while you lounge on the couch then watching Netflix?

For me, holiday films are the epitome of Christmas, (along with family gatherings and gift-exchanging of course). But we all have our go-to Christmas movies when Thanksgiving passes and the winter season rolls around. A few that come to mind are How The Grinch Stole Christmas, The Polar Express, and Home Alone. Although these classics are pretty damn, well, classic, there are many underrated, underappreciated, and independent Christmas films that deserve attention as well. So after going on a binge, I have accumulated six films on Netflix right now that are must-watches. I thoroughly enjoyed these and who knows? Maybe they’ll get put on your list of favorite Christmas favs.

6. "A Christmas Prince" (2017)

Rose MvcIver plays Amber Moore, an aspiring young journalism intern for a popular magazine who is assigned overseas to get the scoop on the scandal of a soon-to-be-king during the holidays. To her surprise, the prince is very different than what the media portrays him as. What I found most lovable about this movie was the dynamic and witty relationship between Amber and the prince's younger paraplegic sister. Ben Lamb and Alice Krige also star in this witty family-friendly film.

5. "The Heart Of Christmas" (2011)

In this inspirational tear-jerker, we follow Megan, (played by Candace-Cameron Bure), who takes a deeper look within herself when she encounters a family decorating for Christmas in October for their sick and dying two-year-old. This movie is a faith-based true story. What I found most lovable about this film was the raw and honest telling of the day-to-day complications of parents who have children with terminal illnesses. Despite these difficulties, viewers see this family never give up hope for a miracle.

4. "The Christmas Project" (2016)

Despite this movie coming out only a year ago, it holds true to the classic ragtag feel of the mischievous band of kids that we see in great works such as The Little Rascals, Home Alone, and the Parent Trap. In The Christmas Project, the Buckley brothers learn what Christmas is truly about when a family tradition forces them to drop anonymous gifts off to the home of their school bullies. Watching this comedy I found myself sympathizing with both the protagonists as well as the antagonists.

3. "Noel" (2004)

Featuring the late but great Paul Walker and Robin Williams, this heartwarming Christmas tale follows four individuals on the eve of Christmas as they struggle with issues ranging from a strained engagement to a bed-ridden relative suffering from Alzheimer's. Something that stood out to me about this film was the way each character's story connected with another character's. Each individual is faced with their own problems, and must learn to find the beauty of the season in their ugly situations. Penelope Cruz and Susan Sarandon are also cast in this star-studded drama.

2. "Dear Santa" (2011)

This sweet and charming film stars the beautiful Amy Acker alongside David Haydn-Jones. Acker plays the main character, a prissy and frivolous thirty-year-old socialite living off of her parents' money (think Cher from Clueless, except older and as a brunette). Acker's character is threatened by her parents to get more serious about life because they are finally cutting her off financially. Suddenly, as if by fate, she finds a letter written by a little girl to Santa Clause. The letter begs Santa to grant her widowed father someone that will love him the way her deceased mother did. The characters were very believable and played wonderfully. What I loved about this one was the moments that reminded me of delightful 90s romantic comedies.

1. "Bad Santa" (2003)

I'm sure you've at least heard of this one. But it's surprising how many people have not seen it. A few notable stars in this movie are Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, and Tony Cox. In this crude but amusing comedy, Willie Stokes, (Thornton), plays a bad-tempered alcoholic who, along with his partner, dresses in Christmas garb to rob retail stores on Christmas Eve. But when he befriends a small boy he realizes maybe there is more meaning to the holiday and to his life than he once thought. Vulgar but clever, this film will tug at your heartstrings.

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35 Major Life Facts According To Nick Miller

"All booze is good booze, unless it's weak booze."

Fact: If you watch "New Girl," you love Nick Miller.

You can't help it. He's an adorable, lovable mess of a man and you look forward to seeing him and his shenanigans each week. While living the infamous and incomparable life of Nick Miller, and obviously Julius Pepperwood— he has learned many valuable laws of the land. And, although Nick refuses to learn anything from anyone besides his mysterious, old Asian friend Tran, he does have a few lessons he'd like to teach us.

Here are 35 facts of life according to 'Nick Milla Nick Milla':

1. Drinking keeps you healthy.

"I'm not gonna get sick. No germ can live in a body that is 65% beer."

2. Dinosaurs never existed.

"I don't believe dinosaurs existed. I've seen the science. I don't believe it."

3. A paper bag is a bank.

"A bank is just a paper bag but with fancier walls."

4. Having sex is similar to delivering mail.

"I'm like a mailman, except instead of mail it's hot sex that I deliver."

5. Moonwalking is a foolproof way to get out of any awkward situation.

Jess (about Nick): "Now he won't even talk to me. I saw him this morning and he just panic moonwalked away from me. He does that sometimes."

6. Using a movie reference is also a great way.

Cece: "Come on, get up!"

Nick: "No, I don't dance. I'm from that town in "Footloose."

7. There's no reason to wash towels.

Nick: "I don’t wash the towel. The towel washes me. Who washes a towel?"

Schmidt: "You never wash your towel?"

Nick: "What am I gonna do? Wash the shower next? Wash a bar of soap?"

8. Exes are meant to be avoided at all costs (especially if/unless they're Caroline)

"I don't deal with exes, they're part of the past. You burn them swiftly and you give their ashes to Poseidon."

9. IKEA furniture is not as intimidating as it looks.

"I'm building you the dresser. I love this stuff. It's like high-stakes LEGOs."

10. You don't need forks if you have hands.

Jess: "That's gross. Get a fork, man."

Nick: "I got two perfectly good forks at the end of my arms!"

11. Sex has a very specific definition.

"It's not sex until you put the straw in the coconut."

12. Doors are frustrating.

"I will push if I want to push! Come on! I hate doors!"

13. All booze is good booze.

"Can I get an alcohol?"

14. ...unless it's weak booze.

"Schmidt, that is melon flavored liquor! That is 4-proof! That is safe to drink while you're pregnant!"

15. Writers are like pregnant women.

Jess: "You know what that sound is? It's the sound of an empty uterus."

Nick: "I can top that easily. I'm having a hard time with my zombie novel."

Jess: "Are you really comparing a zombie novel to my ability to create life?"

Nick: "I'm a writer, Jess. We create life."

16. All bets must be honored.

"There is something serious I have to tell you about the future. The name of my first-born child needs to be Reginald VelJohnson. I lost a bet to Schmidt."

17. Adele's voice is like a combination of Fergie and Jesus.

"Adele is amazing."

18. Beyoncé is extremely trustworthy.

"I'd trust Beyoncé with my life. We be all night."

19. Fish, on the other hand, are not.

“Absolutely not. You know I don’t trust fish! They breathe water. That's crazy!"

20. Bar mitzvahs are terrifying.

Schmidt: "It's a bar mitzvah!"

Nick: "I am NOT watching a kid get circumcised!"

21. ...so are blueberries.

Jess: "So far, Nick Miller's list of fears is sharks, tap water, real relationships..."

Nick: "And blueberries."

22. Take your time with difficult decisions. Don't be rash.

Jess: "You care about your burritos more than my children, Nick?"

Nick: "You're putting me in a tough spot!"

23. Getting into shape is not easy.

"I mean, I’m not doing squats or anything. I’m trying to eat less donuts."

24. We aren't meant to talk about our feelings.

"If we needed to talk about feelings, they would be called talkings."

25. We're all a little bit too hard on ourselves.

"The enemy is the inner me."

26. Freezing your underwear is a good way to cool off.

"Trust me, I'm wearing frozen underpants right now and I feel amazing. I'm gonna grab some old underpants and put a pair into the freezer for each of you."

27. Public nudity is normal.

"Everbody has been flashed countless times."

28. Alcohol is a cure-all.

"You treat an outside wound with rubbing alcohol. You treat an inside wound with drinking alcohol."

29. Horses are aliens.

"I believe horses are from outer-space."

30. Turtles should actually be called 'shell-beavers.'

Jess: "He calls turtles 'shell-beavers."

Nick: "Well, that's what they should be called."

31. Trench coats are hot.

"This coat has clean lines and pockets that don't quit, and it has room for your hips. And, when I wear it, I feel hot to trot!"

32. Sparkles are too.

"Now, my final bit of advice, and don't get sensitive on this, but you've got to change that top it's terrible and you've got to throw sparkles on. Sparkles are in. SPARKLES ARE IN."

33. Introspection can lead to a deeper knowing of oneself.

"I'm not convinced I know how to read. I've just memorized a lot of words."

34. It's important to live in the moment.

"I know this isn't gonna end well but the middle part is gonna be awesome."

35. Drinking makes you cooler.

Jess: "Drinking to be cool, Nick? That's not a real thing."

Nick: "That's the only thing in the world I know to be true."

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The Zodiac Signs As Bath And Body Works Scents

Just in case you want to know what scent you are!

Bath and Body Works fans could be considered to be part of a cult. The scents draw you in as if calling your name, if you ever
wondered what your scent should be based on your zodiac sign, here it is!

Aries: Country Apple

The rather impulsive Aries takes their time picking and choosing the scents from Bath and Body Works. The soothing scent of a fresh apple orchard is just what they need on a daily basis to keep up with their shenanigans.

Taurus: Japanese Cherry Blossom

The personality of a Taurus is stubborn, or what I like to say, is stuck in their ways. When they first discovered this scent in middle school, this was it. This is the only scent you will find anywhere around a Taurus.

Libra: Pink Chiffon

Pink Chiffon is another cult classic. This best selling scent went out of style for a hot second but is back and bigger than ever.

Leo: Thousand Wishes

Thousand Wishes is a purr-fect scent for a Leo. The light scent adornes the wearer just the right amount to get the desired reaction from those around them.

Aquarius: Be Enchanted

The rather cold personality of an Aquarius is counteracted by the loving scent of Be Enchanted. The scent is just enough tenderness for the wearer to be relaxed.

Gemini: Moonlight Path

Gemini's constantly change their favorite scent and are in and out of the store almost weekly to by new lotions, candles, and body washes. You will never see a full empty bottle of anything, however, Moonlight Path is the scent they keep coming back to again and again.

Virgo: Sea Island Cotton

The clean personality of a Virgo must be matched with the clean scent of Sea Island Cotton.

Capricorn: Cucumber Melon

Another clean scent of Cucumber Melon is the exact thing a Capricorn needs. The balance and calming scents are what make this scent so attractive to a Capricorn.

Scorpio: Paris Amour

The light scent is what you would expect from an extreme sign like a Scorpio. The scent lightly washes over the wearer in almost a cloud that

Sagittarius: Cashmere Glow

Cashmere Glow is a perfect scent for the winter sign. The vanilla and golden peach scent is just the mixture that creates the perfect accessory in the chilly months.

Pisces: Warm Vanilla Sugar

This lovely scent accentuates the lovely personality of a Pisces. They can never get enough of this scent so they just keep buying and buying until they have a full stockpile.

Cancer: Velvet Sugar

Velvet Sugar is the perfect blend of red velvet and strawberries and a Cancer is always changing their mind. The wearer can tell if it is a more red velvet or strawberry kind of day, and that is the balance that they need in their lives.

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