The Holiday Movie genre is a huge deal. Between Lifetime, Netflix, and Hallmark, you can watch the perfect movie for your mood right now. But, it can be hard to FIND the perfect movie among all the choices.
Enter: cheat codes! Savvy googlers found that Netflix has numerical codes for different categories, and plugging them into the url will get you exactly what you’re looking for.
Here’s your how-to: use the URL “http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/INSERTNUMBER,” but enter your code of choice instead of the “INSERTNUMBER” part and voila! Here are the Christmas categories to choose from:
Romantic Christmas Films: 1394527
Family Friendly Christmas Films: 1394522
British Christmas Children & Family Films: 1527064
Christmas Children & Family Films for ages 8 to 10: 1477204
European Christmas Children & Family Films: 1527063
Canadian Christmas Children & Family Films: 1721544
Goofy Christmas Children & Family Films: 1475071
Christmas Children & Family Films for ages 11 to 12: 1477206
Feel-good Christmas Children & Family Films: 1475066
Christmas Children & Family Films for ages 5 to 7: 1477201
Christmas Children & Family Films from the 1990s: 1476024
You can get really specific with Netflix codes, and there are thousands of them on this list.
I wish you could break down the Romantic movies even more specifically: give me the code for “fancy business lady stuck in small town,” or “last minute holiday travel snafus = love” (aka the plot of White Christmas), or, my all time fave. “fake fiancé to avoid awkward questions turns into real fiancé.”
What are you watching first?