Looking for Streaming Christmas Movies?
Here are our picks

It’s the most wonderful time of the year to hunker down with some snacks and your favorite holiday flicks.

Streaming Christmas MoviesWe’ve curated a list of some of our favorite family-friendly holiday films into two categories including some musicals and heartwarming traditional classics and some more humorous, but equally heartwarming contemporary classics:

Traditional Classics

It’s a Wonderful Life

Frank Capra’s 1946 classic starring Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, who, while contemplating ending his life, is visited by an angel who shows him just how important he is to the people he knows and loves.
Free with Amazon Prime

White Christmas

If you’re dreaming of a great feel-good story, this is the flick for you! This musical stars Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera Ellen who team up to save the day for their former military commander who is in jeopardy of losing his Vermont lodge.
Rent of buy from Amazon or iTunes

Miracle on 34th St.

Imagine Chris Kringle on trial for claiming to be Santa and two of Manhattan’s biggest rival department stores reconciling.  Manhattan between Thanksgiving and Christmas is a magical place, Miracle on 34th St. is a great way to experience it from the cozy comfort of your home.
Rent of buy from Amazon or iTunes

A Christmas Carol

This 1951 version is considered the finest adaptation of Dickens’ iconic tale.  When the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts: Christmas past, present, and future, he is swept up in the miracle of Christmas.
Rent of buy from Amazon or iTunes

Streaming Christmas movies with the family

Contemporary Classics

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Every one of us can share a crazy holiday family gathering story, but no one does it better than Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold in this classic that will crack you up and make your family parties seem tame.
Free with AMC


Home Alone

In some typical Christmas craziness, Macaulay Culkin is left accidentally left behind by his family when they leave for a holiday vacation.  He has quite an adventure when he encounters Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern – two hapless thieves while home alone.
Rent of buy from Amazon or iTunes

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Muppet Christmas Carol was Jim Henson’s last movie, sadly he died during pre-production in 1992.  This musical adaptation of the Dicken’s classic exemplifies Henson’s talent for the perfect combination of silly and serious.
Rent of buy from Amazon or iTunes

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

If you’re a fan of the original animated “Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas” or a fan of Jim Carey, or even if you’re neither, you will love this movie.  You’ll have a great teaching moment with your kids when you learn how Christmas was ruined for the Grinch when he was a little boy.
Streaming on Netflix

There are literally hundreds, maybe thousands of Christmas movies that span almost every genre.  If our list doesn’t suit you, visit Countdown Until Christmas, they have the most extensive list of holiday films we’ve seen.

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