Top Christmas Movies to Enjoy as a Diabetic on Netflix

When we think of top holiday movies our minds take a trip down memory lane with our favorite Christmas classics such as “It’s a Wonderful Life”, “Miracle on 34th Street”, “A Christmas Story”, “Christmas in Connecticut” or “A Christmas Carol”.  The whole month of December, maybe even starting Thanksgiving Day we can feel the nostalgia surrounding these classics.  Even with the ugly sweaters and some predictable storylines, they each represent a special time in cinema and our past.  They capture the feelings we have during December - feelings of togetherness, family, love, coming of age or even loneliness.  They capture real experiences, things everyone can relate to while also making us feel whimsical and inspired. Some of our most important pop culture moments have emerged from these classics. 

Now, we know these are big shoes to fill.  While nothing can ever compare or replace our favorite larger than life Christmas classics, we couldn’t help but notice these festive, new Christmas movies available right to your smart tv, computer, tablet or cellphone this holiday season! With the rise of streaming services, we notice how much more variety there is in every genre.  There is truly something out there for everyone.  We compiled a list of our favorite Christmas movies by genre for you to enjoy on Netflix today.  

Best Cartoon

Klaus, 2019

In two words: Heart Felt (GREAT RATINGS)

“When Smeerensburg's new postman, Jesper, befriends toymaker Klaus, their gifts melt an age-old feud and deliver a sleigh full of holiday traditions. A simple act of kindness always sparks another, even in a frozen, faraway place.” Distributed by Netflix as its first original animated feature, the film stars Jason Schwartzman, J. K. Simmons, Rashida Jones and Joan Cusack.  It Serves as a heartfelt, smile inducing, fictional origin story to the myth of Santa Claus. 

Watch Klaus on Netflix here


Best Musical

Jingle Jangle A Christmas Journey, 2020

In two words: Feel Good (GREAT RATINGS)

“Decades after his apprentice betrays him, a once joyful toymaker finds new hope when his bright young granddaughter appears on his doorstep.” The film celebrates the yuletide season with a holiday adventure whose exuberant spirit is matched by its uplifting message.

Watch Jingle Jangle A Christmas Journey on Netflix here

Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square, 2020

In two words: Campy, Inspiring

“An embittered scrooge of a woman plans to sell her small town, regardless of the consequences to the people who live there. However, a kindhearted angel arrives and shows her what would happen before she mends her ways and redeems herself.”

Watch Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square here

A Very Murray Christmas, 2015

In one word: Quirky

“Bill Murray rounds up an all-star cast for an evening of music, mischief and barroom camaraderie in this irreverent twist on holiday variety shows.” The musical comedy film boasts an amazing cast with some of the funniest people around including Bill MurrayGeorge ClooneyPaul ShafferAmy PoehlerJulie White, Dimitri Dimitrov, Michael CeraChris RockDavid JohansenMaya RudolphJason SchwartzmanJenny LewisRashida Jones, and Miley Cyrus.

Watch A Very Murray Christmas here

Best Romance 

A Castle for Christmas, 2021

In one word: Charming

“To escape a scandal, a bestselling author journeys to Scotland, where she falls in love with a castle -- and faces off with the grumpy duke who owns it.” Netflix's breakout festive rom-com stars familiar faces Brooke Shields and Cary Elwes. 

Watch A Castle for Christmas here

Holiday in the Wild, 2019

In one word: Romantic

“After her husband ends their marriage, Kate embarks on a solo second honeymoon in Africa. There, she and Derek, a pilot, rescue a baby elephant. While nursing the elephant back to health, Kate discovers how much she loves her new surroundings.” Actually filmed at an elephant orphanage in Zambia.  The elephant rescuers were actively involved in the process of making Holiday in the Wild and all of these components really help to make Holiday in the Wild a special film.

Watch Holiday in the Wild here

Best Family

Holiday Rush, 2019

In one word: Sentinemtal 

“When a widowed radio DJ is fired, he and his four spoiled children must leave their lives of luxury behind and move in with his aunt just before Christmas.” Fantastic leads in this holiday rom-com! 

Watch Holiday Rush here

The Christmas Chronicles, 2018

In one word: Exciting

To capture Santa Claus on camera, siblings Kate and Teddy devise a plan on the eve of Christmas. However, when things go awry, they are forced to team up with Saint Nick and save the holiday in time.  Join them on an unexpected journey that most kids could only dream about.

Watch The Christmas Chronicles here

Each film is from the last few years, all are currently capturing our hearts, and becoming our modern classics.  We are wishing you a warm and fuzzy, cheery (and maybe even a bit teary) time enjoying these current Christmas movies. From our living rooms to yours, be merry and enjoy every minute of this month.  Have a happy and healthy holiday.