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The Twelve Films To Watch On Christmas (Plus One)
There are tons of great Christmas movies out there. The trouble these days is that there are literally hundreds and hundreds of Christmas movies across streaming services thanks to the proliferation of Hallmark Channel-style holiday films. It’s like looking for a pine tree needle in a haystack. Of course, that didn’t stop us from wading into the pool to pick out some of the absolute best Christmas movies that are streaming right now so that you don’t have to. This list features solid offerings from Disney+ and HBO Max, and Peacock even has a few. Netflix, Prime Video, and Hulu are all surprisingly unimpressive when it comes to holiday-themed movies that you’ll actually recognize.
Another thing that raises the difficulty in finding good Christmas movies is that when you get to the kids section–where some of the very best movies in this category reside–it’s filled less with kids’ holiday movies and more with movies to make the kids watch while you’re trying to keep them sane until it’s time to open presents. These sections are jam-packed with Christmasless offerings like Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Minions, and things like that.
Of course, there’s an audience for every movie. If you’re over all the classics because you’ve seen them so many times, there are countless options available on nearly every streaming service with titles like “Love at the Christmas Contest” and “Single Bells.” Peacock even has a Hallmark-specific channel if you want the authentic Hallmark Christmas experience.
But we want the classics. We want the ultimates. You’ll certainly know at least some of these movies, but you might not know where to find them, so read on for our favorite holiday-themed movies and where you can watch them right now.