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
Starring: Henry Golding, Emilia Clark, Michelle Yeoh
IMDB 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
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
Starring: Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio, Nick Sagar
IMDB 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
Starring: Vanessa Hudgens, Josh Whitehouse, Emmanuelle Chriqui
IMDB 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
Starring: Midori Francis, Austin Abrams, Dante Brown
IMDB 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
Starring: Maxime Bouttier, Georgy Clooney, Julia Roberts, Kaitlyn Dever
IMDB 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
Starring: Lucy Liu, Zoey Deutch, Glen Powell
IMDB Synopsis: Two corporate executive assistants hatch a plan to match-make their two bosses.
Let It Snow (2019)
PG // Comedy, Romance
Starring: Jacob Batalon, Isabela Merced, Shameik Moore
IMDB 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
Starring: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Janel Parrish
IMDB Synopsis: A teenage girl's secret love letters are exposed and wreak havoc on her love life.