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13 Of The Best Christmas Movies To Watch On Hulu (And 13 Bonus Mentions)

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Hulu subscribers have access to a decent selection of movies, shows, and originals to watch each month, and this holiday season is no different. Here are 13 of the best Christmas movies to watch on Hulu over the festive period, and an additional 13 bonus mentions for good measure.

Best Christmas movies on Hulu

A Christmas Carol (2019)

This adaptation of A Christmas Carol is actually a mini series. However, as Hulu has the whole thing available as a single video, we’ve included it in this list. Either way, this 2019 version of Charles Dickens’ ghost story starring Guy Pearce and Andy Serkis is well worth a watch (or rewatch) this Christmas.

A Merry Friggin’ Christmas (2014)

After unexpectedly agreeing to spend Christmas with his parents, Boyd realizes his son’s presents have been left at home. With no choice left, Boyd and his eccentric father head off on a road trip to save Christmas.

Deck the Halls (2006)

With new neighbors next door, a battle to see who’s Mr Christmas begins. The problem is, neither neighbor is willing to admit defeat, leading to some disastrous consequences for both families.

Elf (2003)

Even though Buddy isn’t a real elf, he has spent most of his life growing up as one in the North Pole. Now an adult, Buddy heads to New York City to find out who he is and where he came from.

Four Christmases (2008)

Visiting one family at Christmas can be difficult enough, but Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn suddenly find themselves having to endure four different Christmases, with four families, and all in the same day.

Fred Claus (2007)

Unlike his brother, Fred Claus has quite the troubled past. The relationship between Santa Claus and his brother becomes all the more strained when Fred ends up working for the family business.

Happiest Season (2020)

Meeting her girlfriend’s parents for the first time was supposed to make this Christmas all the more special. However, Abbi’s girlfriend has yet to come out to her parents, let alone explain who Abby actually is.

Jack Frost (1998)

After being befriended by a magical snowman, a young boy realizes the snowman is actually his reincarnated father.

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

It doesn’t get much more traditional than Miracle on 34th Street. This 1947 classic sees Kris Kringle having to prove he is the real Santa Claus in court.

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

If the 2019 version of A Christmas Carol is too dark for you, there’s The Muppets version. Watch along as Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear, and others re-tell this traditional Christmas tale.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

After exploring Walley World and Europe, the Griswolds are back on the road again in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo, this is always a must-watch at this time of the year.

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)

Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms tells the story of Clara, who must travel to a strange world to recover a one-of-a-kind key that has the power to return harmony to the unstable world.

The Polar Express (2004)

After beginning to question the existence of Santa Claus, a young boy find himself on the Polar Express, and on route to the North Pole on Christmas Eve.

Bonus Christmas movies to watch on Hulu

If none of our picks work for you, here’s another 13 Christmas movies you can stream on Hulu over the holidays.

  • A Christmas in Vermont (2016)
  • A Christmas Switch (2018)
  • A Merry Friggin’ Christmas (2014)
  • Holiday In Handcuffs (2007)
  • Girlfriends of Christmas Past (2016)
  • Into the Dark: Pooka! (2018)
  • It’s A Wonderful Binge (2022)
  • The Jinglebell Jubilee (2023)
  • Meet Me Under the Mistletoe (2023)
  • Mickey Saves Christmas (2002)
  • Naughty & Nice (2014)
  • Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
  • Saving Santa (2013)

New to Hulu?

For those new to Hulu, plans start at $7.99 a month. As the cheapest subscription is an ad-supported plan, those wanting to skip the ads will need to sign up to the $17.99 a month No Ads tier. Both the With Ads and No Ads plans come with a 30-day free trial.

It is also possible to bundle Hulu with Disney+ and ESPN+, with bundle packages starting at just $9.99 a month. Alternatively, it is possible to sign up for a Hulu Live TV subscription to gain access to the basic Hulu catalog, including all of the Christmas movies listed above.

John Finn
John Finn

By John Finn

John Finn is the Founder and Editor of Streaming Better, a platform created in 2019 to help consumers navigate the complicated live TV streaming and subscription service market.

John has been covering technology for various online publications since 2014. After originally covering the wider tech industry as a writer and editor, John now spends his time focusing on the emerging video-streaming market, including live TV streaming, SVOD, AVOD, FAST, and TVOD services.

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