Festive, poignant, and sometimes corny, the holiday movie exists in a genre all to itself. Holiday movies are perfect to throw on for background noise when you're wrapping presents, and most of them make pretty great family-friendly entertainment. In fact, the best made for TV Christmas movies will keep you and your family in the holiday spirit all season long. Just make sure you have tissues handy for some of these films, because they tend to get pretty sentimental.
For the most part, holiday movies serve as pleasant, heartfelt entertainment during one of the busiest and most stressful times of the year. It's totally fine if you want to unwind from all the holiday chaos with the simple story of two strangers falling in love beneath the mistletoe. For the most part, these movies are all gentle and uplifting, and who couldn't use a dose of that now and always?
As someone who enjoys movies with an extra serving of cheese, compiling this list of sappy Christmas movies was anything but a chore. For a wide-reaching approach, these flicks are the highest rated TV Christmas movies from IMDB, Netflix, and Google. In other words, this list is as scientific and comprehensive a list of TV Christmas movies as you can get.
Check out 11 Made for TV Christmas movies that are worth curling up with, tonight or any time the mood strikes.