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Just all the best Christmas movies coming to Netflix and Stan this holiday season.

It’s that time of year again, friends.

We’re just weeks away from Christmas and now is the time to officially start getting into the Christmas spirit.

And what better way to get into the holiday spirit than by watching gloriously cheesy Christmas movies?

From brand new (and incredibly corny) Netflix originals like The Knight Before Christmas and The Princess Switch: Switched Again, to beloved Christmas classics including Love Actually and Elfthere’s certainly no shortage of options to choose from.

To help you prepare for the holiday season, we’ve rounded up eight of the very best Christmas movies available to watch on Netflix and Stan.

You can thank us later.

Check out a sneak peek at what’s coming to Netflix this Christmas below. Post continues after video.

The Knight Before Christmas (Netflix)

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The Knight Before Christmas. Image: Netflix.
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Ah, The Knight Before Christmas. Even the title is gloriously cheesy.

The upcoming Christmas film, which stars Vanessa Hudgens (because of course, it does), follows a “kind science teacher who has been disillusioned by love”.

Throughout the film, Hudgens’ character meets a cursed English medieval knight, played by actor Josh Whitehouse, who is best known for his role in the BBC series Poldark.

According to the official synopsis for the film, which will be released on November 21, Hudgens attempts to help her gallant knight in shining armour return to his time… as one does. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

It looks laughably far-fetched and goodness, we can't wait to watch it.

The Princess Switch (Netflix)

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The Princess Switch. Image: Netflix.

The Princess Switch (un)officially won the title for Netflix's cheesiest Christmas film of 2018.

The movie, which has been described as a mix of The Parent Trap and The Princess and the Pauper, follows Vanessa Hudgens (again) as both Stacy – a Chicago-based bakery owner – and Margaret, the Duchess of Montenaro.

After bumping into each other by chance, the pair decide to briefly switch lives so that Margaret can fulfil her dreams of living as a ‘commoner’.

As expected, however, the two women promptly fall in love with men they certainly aren’t meant to.

As a Christmas film it ticks all of the boxes, and there's even a highly-anticipated sequel in the works for Christmas 2020.

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A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby (Netflix)

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A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby. Image: Netflix.

Yep, you read that right. There's yet another A Christmas Prince movie coming to Netflix this Christmas.

In case you missed it, this series of festive films follows Amber, an aspiring young American journalist and Prince Richard, the soon-to-be King of Aldovia.

After meeting and becoming engaged in A Christmas Prince, Amber and Richard were married in last year's sequel, A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding.

Now, you guessed it, it's time to welcome a royal baby into the (entirely fictional) world of Aldovia.

It's very Meghan and Harry-esque indeed.

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby will be released on Netflix on December 5.

Holiday in the Wild (Netflix)

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Holiday in the Wild. Image: Netflix.
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Holiday in the Wild is the new Netflix Christmas movie that... isn't really a Christmas movie.

Yes, it's festive... but it's definitely more about an African elephant sanctuary than Christmas.

The film stars Kristin Davis as mother-of-one Kate, who was about to travel to Africa for her second honeymoon when her husband announced he wanted a divorce.

After deciding to attend the safari regardless, Kate meets an elephant conservationist – Derek (Rob Lowe).

We're pretty sure you can guess what happens next...

Let It Snow (Netflix)

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Let It Snow. Image: Netflix.

Let It Snow, which is coming to Netflix on November 8, is based on the young adult novel of the same name by Maureen Johnson, John Green, and Lauren Myracle.

After a snowstorm hits a small town on Christmas Eve, a group of high school students are brought together when they are left stranded on their own.

As Netflix describes the plot, "friendships and love lives unexpectedly collide".

We're intrigued.

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Love Actually (Stan)

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Love Actually. Image: Stan.

Do we even have to explain this one?

Love Actually, a.k.a the greatest Christmas movie in history, is available to watch (for the hundredth time) on Stan.

In case you haven't seen it, the British romantic comedy, which was released back in 2003, follows the lives of eight different couples ahead of Christmas in London, England.

The film stars Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson and Keira Knightley – just to name a few – and we can't wait to watch it again and again.

Elf (Stan)

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Elf. Image: Stan.
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2003 really was the year for Christmas movies.

Elf, another fan-favourite, is also available to watch on Stan this Christmas.

The family-friendly comedy follows Buddy the Elf , who travels from the North Pole to New York City after discovering that he's actually a human.

The movie follows Buddy's journey to finding his father – and acceptance – in the real world.

Bad Moms 2 (Stan)

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Bad Moms 2. Image: Stan.

Bad Moms 2, which was released as A Bad Moms Christmas internationally in 2017, follows three mums – Amy (Mila Kunis), Kiki (Kristen Bell), and Carla (Kathryn Hahn).

The problem? The three mums are struggling to deal with the pressure of their own mothers visiting during Christmas.

Yep, we've all been there.

To deal with the pressure, Amy, Kiki and Carla decide to rebel against the expectations of Christmas.

What's your favourite Christmas movie? Let us know in the comments.

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