Is there a better time of year than the holidays to completely veg out? There's a lot less guilt, that's for sure. It's like you're supposed to be doing nothing while you digest the ridiculous amount of food you've consumed. Thankfully, Netflix Canada is offering some of the top Christmas movies and TV specials to pass the time.
If Christmas-themed fare isn't your thing, there are plenty of great movies and TV shows to catch up on. With help from the Netflix Canada team, we've compiled the best, most entertaining stuff to help you navigate the oft-frenzied holiday season.
Because watching Wil Ferrell act like an idiot never gets old.
"Trailer Park Boys Christmas Special"
No one does Christmas quite like the Boys.
"Lady Gaga And The Muppets Holiday Spectacular"
Pop superstar Lady Gaga joins forces with our favourite troupe, The Muppets, for this collection of singing and Muppet magic.
"Christmas With The Kranks"
With their daughter away The Kranks decide to skip Christmas altogether, until she decides to come home, causing an uproar when they have to celebrate the holidays at the last minute.
This photo says it all, really.
"Power Rangers Samurai: Christmas Together, Friends Forever"
Join the Power Rangers the night before Christmas as they reflect on their first year together as a team, followed by an unexpected lesson about the true spirit of the holidays.
"A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas"
Six years after their Guantanamo Bay adventure, stoner pals Harold and Kuamr cause a holiday fracas by inadvertently burning down Harold's father-in-law's prize Christmas tree.
"Lemony Snicket's A Series Of Unfortunate Events"
When a massive fire kills their parents, three children are delivered to the custody of cousin and stage actor Count Olaf, who is secretly plotting to steal their parents' vast fortune.
"Miracle On 34th Street"
This 1947 classic is pretty much the standard for Christmas movies. When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.
"Kung Fu Panda Holiday"
We can probably all identify with this pressure: Po is to host the annual winter holiday feast and he struggles to meet his friends' expectations.
"The Fitzgerald Family Christmas"
Never heard of it? This TV movie (directed by Ed Burns) is about the adult siblings of the Fitzgerald family, who prepare for their estranged father to return home for Christmas for the first time since he walked out on his family 20 years ago.
If Christmas-themed fare isn't your thing, here are a bunch of other TV shows and movies to watch over the holidays...
Nothing screams holiday love than a cyborg send back in time to kill you.
"Orange Is The New Black"
Well, there <em>is</em> that two-episode arc about Christmas. So there's that.
"The Good Wife"
This show earns rave reviews from nearly all TV critics. Time to start binge-watching!
This fun and lively musical was filmed in Toronto, so there's your obligatory CanCon.
"House Of Cards"
Catch up on this political original series, and bask in the glory that is the ageless Robin Wright.
You know, that great original version starring Ricky Gervais.
See what all your hipster friends are talking about.
"My Name Is Earl"
Before Jason Lee became known as a celeb Scientologist, he was on this show about a life loser who wins $100,000 in the lottery.
C'mon. Seriously. Look at this poster. Nic Cage all the way.
Again, hipster friends will love you even more once you've watched this hilarious comedy.
Just imagining Steven Van Zandt (of "Sopranos" fame) relocated to Norway under witness protection is entertaining enough ... so picture how fun the show is!
"Katy Perry: The Movie"
Watch this small-town girl pack her bags, move to LA and become one of the biggest pop stars in the world. It's that simple, really.
For those of you who love singalongs and musicals, may we suggest you look into 'Glee.'
"Olympus Has Fallen"
One of two White House destruction movies to come out in the past year.
Titles Available On Netflix Canada
*This list is based on the titles available on Netflix in early September 2013.
(500) Days of Summer
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Across the Universe
Air Force One
Battle: Los Angeles
Beverly Hills, 90210
Bowling for Columbine
Boyz N the Hood
Children of Men
Dazed and Confused