Now that the holidays are upon us (sorry, but they are, Thanksgiving is just a halfway point), you may be jonesing for some holiday movies to curl up with at night. The Hallmark channel is a sure bet for nonstop holiday programming. But if you don't have cable, or are looking for something that isn't a made-for-TV movie, you'll probably power up the old Netflix and start browsing, right? The thing is, as awesome as Netflix can be, it can also be sort of overwhelming. There are just so many choices! You start out looking for Christmas movies, and then before you know it, you're knee-deep in true crime documentaries or cooking shows.
We want our Christmas movies easily accessible, and we want it now! Luckily for us, there's a secret Netflix hack that makes finding holiday movies a breeze. We can't believe we didn't know about this until just now!
So apparently, Netflix codes all their movie genres. And if you're on the website on your desktop, you can actually search by code, rather than scrolling through a bunch of movies. Brilliant, right?
Type the URL http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/INSERTNUMBER into your browser, but instead of INSERTNUMBER, you'll type in one of the holiday movie codes. Then you'll have access to ALL the movies in that genre! Let's say you're looking for Christmas movies for your kids - you'll enter code 1474017. Or maybe you want some cheesy holiday rom-coms. You need code 1394527 for that. Pretty much every holiday movie you can imagine is coded into a genre, and easily searchable thanks to this secret Netflix hack.
Here are some other holiday movie codes to keep on hand:
- 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
- Goofy Christmas Children & Family Films: 1475071
- Christmas Children & Family Films from the 1990s: 1476024
- 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
If you want to search on your TV, just type in the specific genre name! Obviously we are all needing some Canadian Christmas movies in our lives, eh? This secret Netflix hack is going to make holiday movie binge-watching so much easier, and we are here for it.