A Guide To Streaming Your Favorite Holiday Movies
July 14, 2023
How are you watching your favorite Holiday classics this season? You'll be able to find plenty of streaming content this Holiday season, including comedies, dramas, action films, TV specials, and much more.
From now through Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, you can count down the days of Christmas as you get cozy and watch all your favorite Holiday movies exclusively on streaming platforms.
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Here is a guide to the most popular Holiday movies and the streaming services where you can find them.
This 1954 classic starring Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen, and Danny Kaye is available to stream on Netflix. Watch this musical film with the family.
The Santa Clause
One of the most memorable Christmas movies of the 90s, this comedy starring Tim Allen is on Disney Plus.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Watch the Griswold family survive a chaotic Christmas in this classic comedy starring Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, and Randy Quaid on HBO Max.
Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? No matter what side of the debate you're on, you can see this action-packed film starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman on Disney Plus, Amazon Prime Video, and Hulu!
Miracle on 34th Street
Watch this 1947 classic starring Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, and Edmund Gwen as Kris Kringle on Disney Plus, Amazon Prime Video.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
One of the spookier Christmas movies, this stop-motion animated musical classic by Tim Burton is available for the whole family to stream on Disney Plus.
This 1983 comedy starring Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Dan Aykroyd is available to stream on Starz, Amazon Prime Video, and Apple TV.
An instant classic from 1990, this comedy starring Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Catherine O'Hara, and Daniel Stern is on Disney Plus.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Already watched Home Alone this season? Stream the sequel starring the same cast on Disney Plus!
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
This stop-motion animated television special is now on Disney Plus. Log in and stream it with the family!
This romantic comedy with an ensemble cast—Bill Nighy, Hugh Grant, Kiera Knightly, Emma Thompson, and Liam Neeson, to name a few—is on Amazon Prime Video, Peacock TV, and Apple TV.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Want to re-watch Jim Carrey playing our favorite misanthropic, Christmas-hating, green grump? Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, and Hulu are streaming How the Grinch Stole Christmas.
This hilarious Christmas comedy starring Will Ferrell, Zooey Deschanel, and James Caan is streaming on HBO Max. Re-watch Buddy the elf journey to New York City to reconnect with his father.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Watch Charlie Brown and the gang celebrate Christmas in this animated classic on Apple TV.
A Christmas Story
Watch young Ralphie on his mission to get the one thing he wants for Christmas: a Red Ryder Carbine Action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Starring Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, and Peter Billingsley, you can stream this 1983 comedy on HBO Max.
It's a Wonderful Life
It's not truly Christmas without this 1946 classic starring James Stewart. Watch George Bailey rediscover his appreciation for his life and his Christmas spirit in this heartfelt drama on Amazon Prime Video.
Starring Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jack Black, and Jude Law, this star-studded comedy-drama is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video. Two women, one in the English countryside and one in Los Angeles, trade homes for the Holidays.
The Polar Express
Stream this animated classic starring Tom Hanks on HBO Max and Hulu.
A Christmas Carol
The 1984 version of this classic Christmas story is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, and Paramount+.
Another version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, this animated movie is streaming on Hulu. This movie stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the Grinch, as well as Rashida Jones, Angela Lansbury, and Pharrell Williams.
This comedy-drama, starring Queen Latifah as a department store salesperson who decides to have the best vacation of her life following a terminal diagnosis, is streaming on Paramount+ and Amazon Prime Video.
Jingle All the Way
This 1996 comedy stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad as two rival fathers, each desperately trying to hunt down the last Turbo-Man action figure for their child's Christmas gift. Stream this movie on Starz, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video.
Watch this critically acclaimed animated movie from 2019 starring Jason Schwartzman, J.K. Simmons, Rashida Jones, and Norm Macdonald. You can stream Klaus with your family on Netflix.
Are you looking for something new to stream this season? This new comedy starring Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell is available to stream on Apple TV. In a modern musical take on A Christmas Carol, Ryan Reynolds plays the protagonist based on Scrooge.
Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special
Another new release this year is Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. This Holiday special from the Marvel Cinematic Universe can be streamed on Disney Plus starting November 25.
A Christmas Story Christmas
If you're watching A Christmas Story, you may as well follow it up with the sequel. This movie takes place in the 1970s, roughly 30 years after the first movie. Watch Peter Billingsley reprise his role as Ralphie, now a father and struggling writer who visits his hometown with his family for Christmas.
With this guide to streaming Holiday movies, you can make the most of this season with your family. Watch your favorite classics or something new as you get in the Holiday spirit and count the days to Christmas.
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