A comprehensive ranking of every Netflix Christmas film on your queue this winter

And whether they're worth an hour and a half of your life...

Christmas is officially here, and if the mince pies, festive markets and turkey trimmings Pret sandwiches weren’t convincing enough, Netflix has ensured that we all know that the yuletide is upon us.

How? By making and releasing so many Christmas films that there are no festive plots left.

Last year we had A Christmas Prince and it proved to be a smash hit. So, this year we have A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding, A Princess Switch, Christmas Inheritance, Christmas Wedding Planner, The Holiday Calendar, A Wish For Christmas, Once Upon A Holiday and even The Christmas Chronicles.

The Princess Switch

The movies tend to follow the same winning formula, with most of them featuring some form of royalty, a fake European country, giant candy canes, hygge-style baking scenes, some element of magic and a once great actor or actress who has clearly fallen on hard times.

And while none of these films pretend to be Academy Award winners, some are definitely more worth your time than others.

But which will be enjoyable over a glass of mulled wine and which will waste an hour and a half of your life that you will never get back?

Here’s our rundown…

The Princess Switch

Plot: This Parent Trap esque flick involves a European Duchess switching places with an ordinary baker from Chicago, who looks identical to her, just one week before Christmas. Inevitably they fall in love with each other’s partners, want each other’s lives and somehow everything ties together perfectly in the end.
Recognisable cast members: Vanessa Hudgens (she plays both the leads)
Festive rating: 5/5 mistletoes
Quality rating: 4/5 mistletoes

A Christmas Prince

Plot: A journalist somehow manages to sneak into a royal palace and pose as a tutor to get the scoop on the playboy prince, who she ends up falling in love with – after breaking a viral news story about him.
Recognisable cast members: Rose McIver (The Lovely Bones and Once Upon A Time) and Ben Lamb (Divergent)
Festive rating: 5/5 mistletoes
Quality rating: 3/5 mistletoes

The Holiday Calendar

Plot: A struggling photographer gets given a magical advent calendar that seems to predict each day of advent (yes, really!), making huge changes in her love life.
Recognisable cast members: Kat Graham (Bonnie from Vampire Diaries)
Festive rating: 4/5 mistletoes
Quality rating: 1/5 mistletoes

Christmas Wedding Planner

Plot: An aspiring wedding planner is in the middle of organising her cousin’s nuptials when the bride’s ex-boyfriend-turned-private investigator recruits her to look into the groom.
Recognisable cast members: Kelly Rutherford (Gossip Girl‘s Lily Van der Woodsen)
Festive rating: 3/5 mistletoes
Quality rating: 2/5 mistletoes

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding

Plot: A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding unsurprisingly follows on from the first film, and also unsurprisingly follows their wedding. But with her husband now on the throne and her country facing huge economic problems, Amber doesn’t feel like planning her nuptials, going back into investigative journalism instead.
Recognisable cast members: Rose McIver (The Lovely Bones and Once Upon A Time) and Ben Lamb (Divergent)
Festive rating: 3/5 mistletoes
Quality rating: 2/5 mistletoes

Christmas Inheritance

Plot: An heiress has to prove she’s worthy of inheriting her father’s business by delivering a special Christmas package to Snow Falls, before getting stranded and realising the spirit of Christmas.
Recognisable cast members: Eliza Taylor (Janae from Neighbours) and Andie MacDowell (Four Weddings and a Funeral)
Festive rating: 4/5 mistletoes
Quality rating: 3/5 mistletoes

A Wish For Christmas

Plot: A shy woman gets given a magical wish in her office secret santa (yes, really!) and she asks for confidence. She then stands up to everyone, gets a promotion and goes to spend Christmas with her boss.
Recognisable cast members: Lacey Charbert (Gretchen Wieners from Mean Girls)
Festive rating: 3/5 mistletoes
Quality rating: 1/5 mistletoes

The Christmas Chronicles

Plot: A brother and sister end up healing their difficult relationship when they accidentally sneak onto Father Christmas’ sleigh and help him deliver presents. Yes, you guessed it, they save Christmas.
Recognisable cast members: Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn and Lamorne Morris
Festive rating: 5/5 mistletoes
Quality rating: 4/5 mistletoes

Once Upon A Holiday

Plot: An orphaned princess runs away from her duties in New York during Christmas, posing as a photographer, and naturally, finding herself and her true love.
Recognisable cast members: Briana Evigan (Andie from Step Up 2: The Streets)
Festive rating: 4/5 mistletoes
Quality rating: 3/5 mistletoes

Well, there you have it – happy watching!

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