The Top 35 Enchanting Christmas Period Dramas To Watch

Christmas is my favorite time of year. All the festive music, spending time with family, and, of course, binging Christmas movies.

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From Hallmark, Lifetime, to Netflix, there are plenty of movies to watch. But what about when you need a break from all the contemporary romances?

Here are 35 Christmas costume dramas that are sure to give you the Christmas spirit, including newer films and specials.

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The Christmas Candle (2013)

Legend has it every 25 years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights this candle receives a miracle on Christmas Eve.


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An Old-Fashioned Christmas (2010)

The story of An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving, based on a short story by American novelist Louisa May Alcott, continues with An Old-Fashioned Christmas.

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Call the Midwife Christmas Specials

Mother Mildred and the Nonnatus House team go to the Outer Hebrides in response to a nursing shortage.

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A Victoria Christmas: Victoria Christmas Special (2017)

It’s Christmastime at the palace and Albert is intent on recreating the holiday joy he remembers from his youth.

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Little Women (1994)

With her husband off at war, Marmee (Sarandon) is left alone to raise their four daughters, her Little Women.

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