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13 Of The Best Christmas Movies On Paramount+ (And 12 Bonus Mentions)

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Paramount+ brings together content from multiple networks, including CBS and Paramount Network, making the streaming service a good option for both classic and modern festive movies. To get you started, here are 13 of the best Christmas movies available to watch right now, as well as an additional 12 bonus mentions for good measure.

Best Christmas movies on Paramount+

A Clüsterfünke Christmas (2021)

if you’re tired of the usual holiday TV movies then A Clüsterfünke Christmas might be for you. Even though this one is heavily inspired by those festive TV movies, it is a parody from Comedy Central.

A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011)

Harold and Kumar are back, but the times have changed. With each now leading very differently lives, the two old friends find themselves working together again when a mysterious package turns up during the holidays.

Bad Santa (2003)

Most malls have a Santa at Christmas but Willie Soke is not one of those who cares if you’ve been naughty or nice. Instead, this Santa, along with the help of his main elf, would much rather be stealing from the department stores in the mall.

Bad Santa 2 (2016)

Willie Soke is back again. Still drinking and looking for the next con, this bad Santa and his main elf see a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve as their next mark.

Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) – requires Showtime

Bridget Jones’s Diary might not be a traditional Christmas movie, but with Christmas parties and new year resolutions, it most definitively falls into the category. In spite of also being more more than 20 years old now, it is still a popular movie to watch at this time of the year.

The Christmas Classic (2023)

The Christmas Classic is a new 2023 Christmas movie and sees two sisters competing in the ‘Christmas Classic’ ski competition, albeit for very different reasons.

Daddy’s Home (2015)

A step-dad tries to maintain the attention of his wife and step-children when the biological dad returns to the scene. With the holidays coming, both are on a mission to outdo the other.

Daddy’s Home 2 (2017)

After moving on from the dad versus step-dad battle, the two partner up to make this the best Christmas ever for the kids. The only problem, both of their fathers are coming too, and they come with very different approaches to parenting.

Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)

Santa Claus is retiring and decides to pass on his magical bag to a new St. Nick. This not only leads to an assortment of situations, but also an interesting collection of characters along the way.

Scrooge (1970)

In this traditional take on A Christmas Carol, watch along as miser Ebenezer Scrooge spends Christmas Eve being visited by some unlikely, and not always friendly, guests.

Scrooged (1988)

Arguably one of the most interesting takes on the original A Christmas Carol tale, Scrooged sees a popular TV executive going through his own night of reckoning at the hands of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come.

Tiny Christmas (2017)

This Christmas, two kids find they have been accidentally shrunk by a clumsy elf. With it already being Christmas Eve, the two mini-sized kids embark on a long journey to make it back home … the house next door.

The Traveler (2011)

The Traveler isn’t your typical Christmas movie, and isn’t one for the whole family either. However, if you are looking for more of a thriller, and one set on Christmas Eve, this movie might be just be the answer.

Bonus Christmas movies to watch on Paramount+

If you’ve seen all the movies listed above, or looking for something different, here’s another 12 Christmas movies you can stream on Paramount+ right now.

  • 12 Dates of Christmas (2011)
  • A Fairly Odd Christmas (2012)
  • A Very English Christmas (2023)
  • Adventures in Christmasing (2021)
  • Bob the Builder: A Christmas to Remember (2001)
  • Christmas Takes Flight (2021)
  • Happy Christmas (2014)
  • I’ll Be Home for Christmas (1998)
  • Just Like a Christmas Movie (2023)
  • Last Holiday (2006)
  • Saving Christmas (2017)
  • When Christmas Was Young (2022)

New to Paramount+?

For those new to Paramount+, there are two main plans to choose from. The first is the $5.99 Essential plan, which includes ads before and during videos. For those wanting an ad-free viewing experience, the $11.99 Paramount+ with Showtime plan is the one to go for.

As the name suggests, the Paramount+ with Showtime plan also unlocks access to the Showtime library. While most of the movies listed in this guide are available to all subscribers, some Christmas movies will require the more expensive ‘with Showtime’ subscription.

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