A definitive ranking of Netflix’s holiday rom-coms


While often predictable, stereotypical, and just the right amount of cheesy, romantic holiday comedies are the perfect movies to watch with a cozy blanket, hot chocolate, and your friends and family. Fortunately, Netflix has a wide selection of party movies, giving other networks like Hallmark Channel and Lifetime a run for their money.

With several heartwarming and magical movies to choose from, we’ve done the job for you and selected the streaming service’s best movies for a winter screening. Below, check out our definitive ranking of the best Netflix vacation romantic comedies!

ten. Operation Christmas Drop (2020)

Based on the actual humanitarian airlift, Operation Christmas Drop follows Congressional Aid Erica (Kat Graham) as she investigates the US Air Force base responsible for the annual supply effort to shut it down. It wasn’t until she ran into Captain Andrew Jantz (Alexander Ludwig) that she embraced the holiday spirit and realized the importance of tradition, while finding love along the way to a beautiful island. tropical. This heartfelt flick is perfect for anyone looking to escape the cold with an easy holiday watch.

9. The holiday calendar (2018)

Also with Kat Graham, The holiday calendar sees her struggling photographer Abby getting lucky after receiving a magical Advent calendar, just as her friend and fellow photographer Josh (Quincy Brown) comes home for the holidays after traveling the world for work . As the calendar brings him new love with someone else, Josh begins to realize his true feelings for her in a friend-to-loving fashion. The film also stars Ron Cephas Jones and Ethan Peck. Every vacation romantic comedy needs a little magic, and this movie has a lot to spare.

8. Christmas legacy (2017)

Creation the same year as the first A christmas prince movie, Christmas legacy may have been overlooked, but Hallmark movie fans will definitely love this festive flick. Needing humility before taking over the family business, socialite Ellen (Eliza Taylor) is sent to her hometown of Snow Falls to continue a tradition of in-person letter exchange with her father’s former business partner. As she connects with the charming townspeople including Andie MacDowell’s Debbie and Jake Lacy’s Jake, she discovers a new perspective on life through her new friendships and romantic relationships.

7. Vacation in nature (2019)

With Kristin Davis and Rob Lowe, Vacation in nature takes the romantic vacation comedy across the globe to Africa. Left behind by her husband, Kate (Davis) decides to go alone for her second honeymoon in Zambia, coincidentally with pilot Derek (Lowe), whom she recently met at a restaurant. Falling in love with the incredible scenery and an elephant named Manu, she decides to extend her stay as she gets closer to Derek, only to discover her pre-existing relationship with someone else. Unsurprisingly, the film ends on a happy note with the two protagonists overcoming their obstacles to be together like a true romantic comedy. Keeping things in the family, the film also stars John Owen Lowe as Luke, Kate’s son.

6. Let it snow (2019)

Jump into the young adult genre, Let it snow is based on the book of the same name by authors John Green, Lauren Myracle and Maureen Johnson. Set during a snowstorm on Christmas Eve, the film follows three different love stories woven by common threads, ultimately ending in a holiday party at a waffle house. The film is easy to follow for those looking to turn their brains off with a simple watch, despite the back-and-forth between the subplots. Kiernan Shipka stars alongside Isabella Merced, Shameik Moore, Odeya Rush, Liv Hewson, Mitchell Hope, Jacob Batalon, and more.

5. The knight before Christmas (2019)

The first Vanessa Hudgens Netflix movie to make this list, The knight before Xmas is cheesy in all the best ways. Knight Cole Christopher Fredick Lyons (Josh Whitehouse) is transported to present-day Ohio on an ambiguous mission by a witch. After being nearly hit by his car, he connects with schoolteacher Brooke (Hudgens) as she greets him until his “memory” returns. As the two grow closer and she begins to believe in his true identity, time becomes of the essence, as he must complete his mission before midnight on Christmas Eve if he does not wish to be stuck in the present forever.

4. Love hard (2021)

Described as When Harry meets Sally … mix with Roxanne, Love hard is one of the last Netflix vacation romantic comedies on this list. Nina Dobrev stars as Natalie, an unlucky romance writer who decides to surprise her dating app crush, Tag (Darren Barnet), in person, only to find out that she has been fished by her friend, Josh ( Jimmy O. Yang). While Josh promises to help her settle in with Tag, she agrees to pose as his girlfriend for the holidays. As they spend time together, she begins to realize that what’s on the outside isn’t what matters most and that the right person for you might not be the one to whom you expect.

3. vacation (2020)

This fun flick is perhaps one of the most relevant on the list, officially coining the term titular to describe a single date for many festive functions. After breaking up with her boyfriend, Sloane (Emma Roberts) feels judgment from her twin family for living a single life. To avoid her mother’s terrible staging and not be the only member of the family, she and Jackson (Luke Bracey) decide to be each other’s vacation to avoid the awkwardness. Over the course of a year, the two become good friends and wonder if they could become more than that. The hilarious romantic comedy also stars Kristin Chenoweth as an auntie who gives ideas to Sloane and SNLit’s Alex Moffat.

2. The Princess Switch series (2018-2021)

The Prince and the Poor meets the Hallmark holiday movies in this behemoth Netflix franchise. With Vanessa Hudgens in double, then triple roles, The Princess Switch follows an identical-looking baker and princess as they switch places and change each other’s lives forever. Things move even more with the introduction of Fiona, the latest look-alike of the duo who have their eyes on the throne. The third installment, Novelist the star, just released on November 18, so fans can gorge themselves on the whole series all winter long.

1. A christmas prince series (2017-2019)

Perhaps the Netflix vacation romantic comedy that started it all, the A christmas prince The series delivers everything rom-com fans expect from a cheesy, heartwarming holiday flick. A desperate romantic with a job in a big city sent on a mission to a Christmas-themed magical kingdom? To verify. Royal family drama? To verify. Fall in love with Prince Charming and live happily ever after? To verify. Following the romance of Amber (Rose McIver) and Prince Richard (Ben Lamb), the series spawned two sequels, The royal wedding and The royal baby. Fun Easter Egg, the series is set in the same universe as The Princess Switch movies!

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