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Holidays are just around the corner and that means snuggling with your hot chocolate and streaming chick flicks! It’s hard to find new shows to watch, especially while binging so many through our holiday breaks. To help you, we’ve created this list of all the clean Christmas romance movies we could find on streaming platforms. Please enjoy our list of 35+ Holiday Romance Movies and where to watch them! Be sure to check out our other Christmas Movie list and Old Classic movie list.

What ingredients make up the best Christmas chick flicks? A successful big-city lawyer returning to her small hometown, only to find that the man she’s always had a crush on is also in town? Or perhaps falling for a prince who is already engaged? I’ve included a cheesiness scale for each movie, so you can get an idea of how much you’re in store for. I also put a “clean rating” on each, so you can be aware of how family-friendly each movie is!

Lights. Camera. Action!

1. Midnight at the Magnolia

Two young adults sled down a hill of snow together in the holiday chick flick Midnight at the Magnolia

“Longtime friends and co-radio hosts Maggie and Jack fake it as a couple to get more people to listen in on their radio show.”

Clean: 5/5 This movie was totally clean!

Cheesy scale: 3/5 This chick flick was pretty cheesy at the beginning, but I actually got choked up at one part! Overall, really cute movie.

Watch it here on Netflix!

2. While You Were Sleeping

“Lonely transit worker Lucy pulls her longtime crush, Peter, from the path of an oncoming train. After a misunderstood comment at the hospital, where Peter is in a coma, everyone assumes she is his fiancee.”

Clean: 3/5 Mild cursing and multiple sexual references and innuendos.

Cheesy scale: 2/5 Very original plot and amazing acting by our favorite Sandra Bullock! But with the heartwarming chick flick vibes, of course.

Watch it here on Disney Plus!

3. A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish

A boy and girl in a fancy blue ball gown stand back to back on a snowy bridge with lights around in the holiday chick flick A Cinderella Story: Christmas Wish

“An aspiring singer is stalled on her path to success by her stepmother and two wicked stepsisters. When she starts working at a job to help her dreams come true, she starts to fall for the handsome new Santa.”

Clean: 4/5 Rated PG for an awkward sexual innuendo made by a teen girl trying to flirt and rude comments made by the step-mother. Overall, pretty clean.

Cheesy scale: 4/5 Although the underlying storyline is your classic Cinderella story, they did find cute ways to change it up and make it interesting to watch! Good acting from the two main characters.

Watch it here on Netflix!

4. A Princess for Christmas

A girl and her prince dance together at a ball in the classic holiday romance movie a Princess for Christmas on Netflix

At the invitation of an estranged relative, a young woman travels with her niece and nephew to a castle in Europe for Christmas, where she unwittingly falls for the Prince… who is already engaged to be married.

Clean: 5/5 Totally clean!

Cheesy scale: 4/5 It’s pretty cheesy with the evil fiancee and the dashing prince plotline, but the acting was overall pretty good!

Watch it free on Amazon prime (with ads)!

5. A Christmas Prince

A man and woman dressed in a ball gown and prince uniform stare at each other at the bottom of a grand staircase in the holiday romance movie A Christmas Prince

“Christmas comes early for an aspiring young journalist when she’s sent abroad to get the scoop on a dashing prince who’s poised to be king.”

Clean: 5/5 Totally clean!

Cheesy scale: 4/5 Everything you dream about in a cheesy holiday chick flick, complete with horses prancing through the snow and a dreamy Christmas ball in the castle. If you haven’t seen this one, it’s pretty classic.

Watch it here on Netflix! (Don’t miss out on the other two in the “series”: The Royal Wedding and the Royal Baby (lol)).

6. A Prince for Christmas

A girl and boy dressed as a prince stand outside of an open train car in the holiday romance A Prince for Christmas

“Wanting to escape an arranged marriage, a European prince flees to the United States. There, he meets a struggling young waitress who may just be his one true love.”

Clean: 5/5 Totally clean!

Cheesy scale: 3/5 Although the initial storyline was obviously classic, I actually got some real heartwarming vibes from the message!

Watch it here on Amazon Prime!

7. The Knight Before Christmas

A woman in red stands back to back with a knight from the 14th-century in the Netflix holiday romance The Knight Before Christmas, starring Vanessa Hudgens

“Medieval magic sends a 14th-century knight to modern-day Ohio, where he falls for a high school teacher who is disillusioned by love.”

Clean: 4/5 Some language including the D-word.

Cheesy scale: 4/5 Newish idea for a plotline, pretty good acting, but you can still rely on your basic holiday chick flick expectations.

Watch it here on Netflix!

8. The Princess Switch

Two girls who look exactly alike stare at their reflection in a large mirror together in the holiday chick flick The Princess Switch, starring Vanessa Hudgens

“One week before Christmas, a duchess switches places with an ordinary woman from Chicago, who looks exactly like her, and they each fall in love with each other’s beaus.”

Clean: 5/5 Totally clean!

Cheesy scale: 5/5 Especially cheesy plot and really silly accents, but what more could you ask for?

Watch it here on Netflix! (Its sequel, The Princess Switch 2, was a little too cheesy for me to finish.)

9. It’s a Wonderful Life

In the movie, It's a Wonderful Life, a man hugs his wife and four children in a classic movie

“After George Bailey wishes he had never been born, an angel is sent to earth to make George’s wish come true. George starts to realize how many lives he has changed and impacted, and how they would be different if he was never there.”

Clean: 5/5 Completely clean!

Cheesy scale: 1/5 Though this movie isn’t a cheesy love story, the romance is adorable and very realistic. This is a holiday classic that you don’t want to miss! My husband and I watch it every year!

Watch it here on Amazon Prime!

10. The Holiday Calendar

A grandfather presents his black granddaughter with a holiday advent calendar

“A photographer discovers that the antique Advent calendar she inherited seems to predict her future, including a budding romance.”

Clean: 4/5 Mild profanity

Cheesy scale: 5/5 The whole movie has pretty cheesy acting and an unsurprising plotline. I’m not even really sure if there was really a lesson in there, except be nicer to your friends.

Watch it here on Netflix!

11. 12 Dates of Christmas

A man and a woman in a red coat play in the snow in the holiday romance movie the 12 Dates of Christmas, streaming on Disney Plus

“Kate is a young woman who re-lives the same first date on Christmas Eve over and over again. In an attempt to win back her ex-boyfriend on Christmas Eve, Kate ends up ruining her blind date with Miles, a handsome guy she’s been set up with.”

Clean: 4/5 Mild cursing used in multiple scenes.

Cheesy scale: 4/5 Classic storyline and fairly cheesy acting, but heartwarming surprises throughout.

Watch it here on Amazon prime!

12. Dear Santa

A man and woman look adoringly at their friend as they sit and eat together with the homeless population at a volunteer soup kitchen in the movie Dear Santa

“A young woman from a privileged life falls for a soup kitchen owner after discovering a Dear Santa letter written by his 7-year-old daughter.”

Clean: 4/5 Mild cursing and several sexual innuendos.

Cheesy scale: 4/5 Pretty cheesy, but has a good message and is fun to watch!

Watch it here on Amazon prime!

13. A Cinderella Christmas

“At a masquerade ball, event planner Angie and wealthy playboy Nicholas, who has to marry to keep his fortune, meet and fall for each other anonymously.”

Clean: 5/5 Squeaky clean!

Cheesy scale: 5/5 Very predictable and cliche, but still cute enough to watch.

Watch it here on Amazon prime!

14. The Christmas Calendar

A French man and a woman in a polka dot shirt stir a meal together in the holiday romance movie The Christmas Calendar

“Emily receives a mysterious Christmas calendar, and assuming the handmade gift was from a secret admirer, the locals become obsessed with finding out who it is.”

Clean: 5/5 Totally clean!

Cheesy scale: 5/5 Super cheesy, very predictable. Not my favorite acting, but it was worth a watch if you really need your chick flick fix.

Watch it here on Amazon prime!

15. Christmas in Mississippi

A man in a suit and a woman in a red dress walk downtown together in the Christmas lights of downtown Mississippi in the holiday romance movie Christmas in Mississippi

“Holly returns to her hometown to help with a light show but has second thoughts when she sees Mike, her high school sweetheart, is organizing it.”

Clean: 5/5

Cheesy scale: 5/5 The supporting actors actually did a better job than the leads. The story was pretty cute though!

Watch it here on Prime Video!

16. Falling for Christmas

A man and woman and young girl in a blue coat skate together near pine trees in the holiday romance movie Falling for Christmas

When champion figure skater Claire becomes injured she is sent to a rehabilitation center in the snowy mountains where she meets and falls for a local ice fisherman who shows her there is more to life than competition.”

Clean: 5/5

Cheesiness: 6/5 That’s right. It’s your classic romance but with pretty bad acting and a really silly plotline.

Watch it here on Amazon prime!

17. The Spirit of Christmas

A man and woman hug in the snow in front of a huge mansion in the holiday romance movie The Spirit of Christmas

“A young lawyer finds romance with a spirit that takes the form of a human 12 days before Christmas.”

Clean: 5/5 *It’s been a while since I’ve watched this one, so proceed with caution, but from the reviews, it looks really clean.

Cheesy scale: 4/5 The mystery element did add more to the plotline than your typical Christmas chick flick, but the acting was a little over the top.

Watch it here on Prime Video!

Unreviewed Movies

These holiday chick flicks have not been reviewed by us, but will likely be watched throughout December 2023 and added to our reviews as we go! Let me know if you recommend any of these movies! I’ve placed an asterisk by the ones I’ll be watching next.

18. Holiday in the Wild (Netflix)

19. A Christmas Princess (Amazon) *

20. A Very Country Christmas (Amazon) *

21. Christmas Inheritance (Netflix) *

22. Dear Christmas (Amazon)

23. The Christmas Lodge (Amazon)

24. Christmas on the Bayou (Amazon)

25. The Farmer and the Belle: Saving Santaland (Amazon)
(Seriously, that’s what it’s called, haha)

26. The Christmas Edition (Amazon)

27. Christmas Recipe for Romance (Amazon)

28. A Christmas Kiss 2 (Amazon) *FYI: This movie is unrelated to Christmas Kiss 1

29. Snowbound for Christmas (Amazon)

30. A Christmas in Royal Fashion (Amazon)

31. Christmas Wedding Planner (Netflix)

32. Christmas with a Prince (Amazon)

33. Hometown Holiday (Amazon)

34. Santa Girl (Amazon)

35. Christmas with a View (Netfix)

36. The Christmas Catch (Tubi- free with ads)

37. The Christmas Coupon (Amazon)

We hope you enjoyed our list of 35+ Holiday Romance Movies and where to watch them! Which ones did we forget? Tell us below!


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