It is a global tradition to watch and cherish Christmas-themed movies during the holiday season. Some people enjoy watching these movies during the holidays as a way to celebrate and get into the holiday spirit. Others may watch these films to relax and unwind after a hectic week or month leading up to the holiday season, or to spend quality time with family and friends.
Christmas films frequently feature heartwarming and uplifting themes, which can be especially appealing during the holiday season when people are looking for ways to feel more positive and hopeful. Furthermore, many Christmas movies are timeless classics that have been enjoyed by generations, making them a nostalgically enjoyable way to celebrate the holiday.
These films can contribute to the festive atmosphere and get people in the holiday spirit. Curling up on the couch with a hot drink and a favourite holiday movie can be a calming and relaxing way to spend the evening.
Watching Christmas movies with family and friends can be a great way to spend quality time together. Many people enjoy the tradition of gathering with family and friends to watch holiday movies and spend time together.
These films can help lift one’s spirits and provide a sense of joy and hope. Watching these movies can conjure up heart – warming memories of previous holiday breaks and foster a sense of nostalgia.
Netflix is one of the most popular online streaming services. It has a large collection of movies and shows from every genre of cinema. There was a time when people had DVDs of Christmas classics. Almost all of your favourite classic and new films are now available on these OTT services.
Here is a list of the most popular/most watched Christmas movies on Netflix around the world from December 12 to December 18, the week before the Christmas week.
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
Although this is not a Christmas film, I believe it can be enjoyed during the holiday season. Netflix also demonstrates that this is the case. During the week, the film was watched for 39.38 million hours. After debuting at number two on global charts, the film has risen to first place in its second week of Netflix release.
The maturity rating of 7+ makes it a perfect movie to watch your family. From the Oscar-winning filmmaker, Guillermo del Toro, Pinocchio tells the classic story of a wooden puppet brought into life.
I Believe in Santa
‘I believe in Santa,’ by Alex Ranarivelo, is the story of a single mother and her daughter who meet a man who makes them feel like he is part of their family. Except for the fact that he believes Santa Claus is real, everything else about him is positive.
The movie has been watched 19.96 millions hours for the mentioned week.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
With 7.53 million watch hours, the film is ranked seventh on the global charts. This story is about The Grinch attempting to rob Whoville of Christmas, but Cindy Lou Who and her family intervene to make The Grinch change his plans with kindness. This is one of the most popular Christmas movies in the world, thanks to its evergreen cast of Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor, and Anthony Hopkins, among others.
Falling for Christmas
The new 2022 release, ‘Falling for Christmas’ has been watched for 6.4 million hours on Netflix last week. Directed by Janeen Damian, the Lindsay Lohan starrer is a heartwarming rom-com. The movie also stars Chord Overstreet, George Young, Jack Wagner, Olivia Perez, Chase Ramsey, Sean J. Dillingham and Antonio D. Charity.
Scrooge: A Christmas Carol
With 5.68 million watch hours, ‘Scrooge: A Christmas Carol’ is 9th on Netflix global charts for the week 12 December – 18 December.
The Netflix adventure comedy tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly businessman who loves money but despises Christmas. Scrooge’s former business partner, Jacob Marley, and the Christmas spirits of the past, present, and future join forces in the hope of changing his heart.
With a maturity rating of 7+, ‘Scrooge: A Christmas Carol’ could be the perfect animated movie to catch up with family on Netflix this Christmas holidays.