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What Netflix shows you can watch on your phone to make your holidays more cheerful

The holidays call for festivity and cheerfulness. Our picks include cooking Shows on Netflix and family-friendly movies that light up the spirit of the holidays.


Tis’ the season to be jolly! And we’re not just talking about Christmas!

The holidays call for festivity, cheerfulness, and joy. To make it more delightful, we present this guide for Netflix shows that will bring joy to the home. Our picks include cooking Shows on Netflix to Turn You into Gordon Ramsay, and family-friendly movies that light up the spirit of the holidays.

Here are our top 6 picks for you:

The Chef Show

the chef show - netflix

What do you get when two celebrities pursue their love for food and include their celebrity friends in their tasty adventure? The answer is The Chef Show. The actors Jon Favreau and Roy Choi explore the kitchens of the town and take you through a delicious journey.

This documentary-styled feature includes ‘celebrity friends’ like Seth Rogen, Gwyneth Paltrow, Tom Holland, and many more. It has an impressive IMDb rating of 8.2/10 and received 2 nominations. With the new seasons in the pipeline, this pick will motivate you to pursue your culinary journey with love and joy.

Nailed It!

nailed it - netflix

If you are into reality contests, this is the pick for you. Nailed It! Revolves around home bakers who fight for the prize of 10,000$ by recreating culinary delights. The twist is, neither of them is professionals.

This reality contest (also a hot mess) puts the audience on the edge of their seats as they support their favorite baker, laugh in the journey, and enjoy the victory. This show received an IMDb rating of 7.4/10 and has 27 nominations with 1 win.


klaus - netflix

If you love animated movies that put you in the spirit of Christmas, this is our pick for you. This movie Klaus revolves around a local postman, who befriends Santa Claus, who works to bring gifts to the children of the world.

This movie brings the lessons of kindness, love, and joy. This movie contended in the Oscars for Best Animated Feature. It amassed a total of 26 nominations with 11 wins. It also received a great IMDb rating of 8.2/10. This is our top pick for the season of joy.

A Family Reunion Christmas

a family reunion christmas - netflix

If you’re looking for a family-friendly reality movie, this is our pick for you. This movie A family reunion Christmas is the story of the McKellans family and Christmas. This family comedy is sure to put smiles on a fine holiday eve.

The cast features the likes of Tia Mowry-Hardict, Anthony Alabi, Talia Jackson, and many more. This 30-minute production has received an IMDb rating of 5.7/10.

Salt Fat Acid Heat

salt fat acid head - netflix

For all cooking show lovers (or aspiring to cook), this should be on your watchlist. This docuseries is a remarkable take on cooking as the award-winning author, Samin Nosrat, takes us on a culinary journey. The series focuses on the 4 key elements that define the food: Salt, Fat, Acid, and heat.

This 4-part series has the author take the viewers on a delightful journey that replenishes their love for cooking. This docuseries has received an IMDb rating of 7.7/10 and has received 3 nominations. The whole series is hosted by the author herself.


cooked - netflix

To wrap up our foodie journey, we share one last pick to turn you into a Gordon Ramsey (the cooking part, not the cursing). This miniseries Cooked features the acclaimed food writer, Michael Pollan, who explores the chef experience on a deeper level.

This series revitalizes the person’s love for cooking and builds a deeper connection with the chef within us. It has received an impressive IMDb rating of 8.1/10 and a nomination for “Best Limited Series”.


This season with the hope of getting the best recipes, no one will ask you to put the phone down. All you have to do is to bring your inner chef out.

Whether you are the chef of the house, make sure your one earplugs you to your favorite pick of the bunch. The holiday season is here to teach us the right values and principles, and what better way to educate by gathering the family for a movie/series.

The cooking shows are sure to keep you busy during cooking hours. For us, reality contests have proven best at increasing our attention and putting us in a joyful mood. So, sit back, relax, and have a wonderful holiday!

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