Ah, the holidays … a time for family, food, and — best of all — guilt-free, four- and five-hour stretches of TV on the couch. If you're looking to add a little holiday cheer to your Netflix queue, we've rounded up five of our favorite holiday offerings — from documentaries to dystopias — currently available for streaming.
A Very Murray Christmas
Amy Poehler, Miley Cyrus, and, of course, Bill Murray … need we say more? Beat the holiday blues with this musical extravaganza from Murray and company, and don't miss the comedian's excellent tune with the band Phoenix streaming on Spotify.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
For the kid at heart, there is no better Christmas movie than Tim Burton's 1993 classic, A Nightmare Before Christmas. Follow Jack Skellington as he journeys through Christmastown, and let your heart be warmed in the process.
I Am Santa Claus
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a mall Santa — screaming kids, impatient moms, and long, long days at the mall? This 2014 documentary follows the lives of some real-life Santas, often to hilarious results.
A Christmas Carol
It wouldn't be the holidays, if you didn't watch A Christmas Carol. And you aren't doing it right, if you aren't watching the 1938 original. And, hey, at only an hour long, you can squeeze it in before dinner!
Black Mirror, "White Christmas"
While not actually a film, the Christmas episode of the dystopian sci-fi series is a must-watch, especially for those of you who enjoy the darker side of the holidays. Be warned, though: If you haven't watched the rest of the series yet, this episode will have you hooked.