The holidays are fast approaching and that means a lot of quality time with family, friends and even some much-needed alone time. What better way to start relaxing than watching some of these beloved holiday films. Let’s take Netflix and Chill a little seriously this time with some flix we know you’ll love and enjoy. We’ve listed quite a few that definitely earned huge marks in our books as it highlighted AAPI actors. Plus points for the representation!

Take note that some of these films are not set during Christmas nor are they about Christmas. What the list offers is a collection of feel-good movies that can contribute to your hallowed festivity!

Last Christmas (2019)
13+ // Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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Starring: Henry Golding, Emilia Clark, Michelle Yeoh
Synopsis: Kate is a young woman subscribed to bad decisions. Working as an elf in a year-round Christmas store is not good for the wannabe singer. However, she meets Tom there. Her life takes a new turn. For Kate, it seems too good to be true.

Love Hard (2021)
13+ // Comedy, Romance

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Starring: Jimmy O. Yang, Nina Dobrev, Darren Barnet
IMDB Synopsis: An LA girl, unlucky in love, falls for an East Coast guy on a dating app and decides to surprise him for the holidays, only to discover that she's been catfished. This lighthearted romantic comedy chronicles her attempt to reel in love.

The Princess Switch (2018)
PG // Comedy, Drama, Family

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Starring: Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio, Nick Sagar
Synopsis: Competing in a Christmas baking competition in Belgravia, a Chicago baker bumps into the prince's fiancée--who looks just like her. They switch lives for two days.
This is a 3-part film series followed by The Princess Switch: Switched Again (2020) and The Princess Swap 3: Romancing the Star (2021)

The Knight Before Christmas (2019)
PG // Adventure, Comedy, Drama

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Starring: Vanessa Hudgens, Josh Whitehouse, Emmanuelle Chriqui
Synopsis: A medieval English knight is magically transported to present-day America where he falls for a high school science teacher who is disillusioned by love.

Dash & Lily (2020 - TV Series)
13+ // Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Starring: Midori Francis, Austin Abrams, Dante Brown
Synopsis: A whirlwind holiday romance builds as cynical Dash and optimistic Lily trade dares, dreams and desires in the notebook they pass back and forth at locations all across New York City.

Ticket to Paradise (2022)
13+ // Comedy, Romance

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Starring: Maxime Bouttier, Georgy Clooney, Julia Roberts, Kaitlyn Dever
Synopsis: A divorced couple teams up and travels to Bali to stop their daughter from making the same mistake they think they made 25 years ago.

Set It Up (2018)
18+ // Comedy, Romance

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Starring: Lucy Liu, Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell
Synopsis: Two corporate executive assistants hatch a plan to match-make their two bosses.

Let It Snow (2019)
PG // Comedy, Romance

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Starring: Jacob Batalon, Isabela Merced, Shameik Moore
Synopsis: In a small town on Christmas Eve, a snowstorm brings together a group of young people.

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)
13+ // Coming of Age, Romance

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Starring: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish
Synopsis: A teenage girl's secret love letters are exposed and wreak havoc on her love life.

Dec 11, 2022

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