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90+ Christmas Movies And Where To Stream Them In 2023

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There are plenty of Christmas movies available to watch on streaming services over the holidays. In fact, we’ve found more than 90 that you can watch right now across some of the most popular subscription services, including Disney+, Hulu, Max, Netflix, Paramount+, Peacock, and Prime Video.

11 of the best Christmas movies to stream (our picks)

While there are plenty of Christmas movies to watch on streaming services, below are some of our favorites that you can stream right now with a subscription.

Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

After years of making Christmas about their daughter, Luther and Nora decide to skip Christmas this year and head off on a cruise instead. However, those plans quickly fall into disarray when their daughter suddenly decides she is coming home for the holidays.

Elf (2003)

Buddy is not technically an elf, but he has spent most of his life growing up as one in the North Pole. Now Buddy wants to learn more about where he comes from and heads off to New York City to find out.

Home Alone (1990)

Whether watching it for the first or 100th time, Home Alone is always a good choice at Christmas. Follow along as Kevin not only deals with being left alone on Christmas, but also some very unwanted guests.

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

It’s a Wonderful Life is a very popular movie to watch at this time of year, and tells the story of George who wishes he was never born – only to find out exactly what that would mean for everyone in his life.

Jingle All The Way (1996)

Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad, Jingle All the Way follows the battle between two fathers to secure one of the very last must-have toys on Christmas Eve – Turbo Man. Unfortunately for both fathers, that’s easier said than done.

Love Actually (2003)

Love Actually features an all-star cast including Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson and Keira Knightley. While it is more about relationships than Christmas, it’s hard to deny the Christmas spirit is alive and strong with this festive classic.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

Many people will be traveling to spend Christmas with family and friends this year, and hopefully their journeys and reunions will go smoother than it does for the Griswolds in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. Starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo, this is always a good movie to check out at this time of the year.

Scrooged (1988)

There are many versions of A Christmas Carol to watch each year, but Scrooged is certainly one of the more unique, and one of our favorites. Starring Bill Murray as TV exec Frank Cross, Scrooged brings the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come to the world of TV.

Spirited (2022)

Starring Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds, Spirited is another retelling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. This one, however, is packed with more laughs and music than many of the other versions.

The Santa Clause (1994)

The Santa Clause franchise includes three movies now (as well as a series) but we think the original is still the best. In this first installment, an unexpected encounter with the real Santa Clause leads to a divorced dad becoming the new Santa, even if he doesn’t want the job.

Violent Night (2022)

If you’re looking for something a little different this Christmas, Violent Night is worth a watch. A team of mercenaries break into a family compound on Christmas Eve and take everyone hostage. However, Santa Claus is nearby and these mercenaries are now on his naughty list.

New Christmas movies to stream (released in 2023)

Looking for a new movie to watch? Here are some of the best Christmas movies released in 2023 that you can stream right now.

Christmas movies by streaming service

If you’re subscribed to only one streaming service, you probably want to know which Christmas movies are available to watch on that service. Here are some of the Christmas movies you can stream right now on some of the more popular streaming services.

Christmas movies to watch on Apple TV+

With Apple TV+ having a smaller library than many other streaming services, it is also more limited when it comes to Christmas movies. However, there are still some movies and Christmas seasonal content to check out.

  • A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
  • Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales (2022)
  • It’s Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown (1992)
  • I Want A Dog For Christmas, Charlie Brown (2003)
  • Spirited (2022)
  • ‘Twas The Fight Before Christmas (2021)
  • The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse (2022)
  • The Velveteen Rabbit (2023)

If new to Apple TV+, a subscription costs $9.99 a month and a 7-day free trial is available. Depending on the device you are using, you may also find you can get up to three months of Apple TV+ for free.

Christmas movies to watch on Disney+

Disney+ is one of the better streaming services in terms of magical content, and Christmas movies are no exception. Here’s a rundown of some of the best Christmas movies you can stream on Disney+ right now.

  • A Christmas Carol (2009)
  • Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever (2023)
  • Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
  • Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas! (2011)
  • Home Alone (1990)
  • Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
  • Jingle All The Way (1996)
  • Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
  • Noelle (2019)
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)
  • The Santa Clause (1994)

For those new to Disney+, a subscription costs $7.99 a month. If you prefer an ad-free viewing experience, the cheapest option is the $13.99 a month Disney+ Premium plan.

Christmas movies to watch on Hulu

Hulu is packed with content and offers a good variety of Christmas movies to watch each year. Here are some of the best.

  • A Christmas Carol (2019)
  • A Merry Friggin’ Christmas (2014)
  • Deck the Halls (2006)
  • Elf (2003)
  • Four Christmases (2008)
  • Fred Claus (2007)
  • Happiest Season (2020)
  • Jack Frost (1998)
  • Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
  • The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
  • The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)
  • The Polar Express (2004)

For those new to Hulu, an ad-supported subscription costs $7.99 a month, and the ad-free Hulu (No Ads) plan costs $17.99 a month. Both of these plans come with a 30-day free trial.

Christmas movies to watch on Max

Thanks to its vast library that includes a wide selection of Warner Bros. movies, Max is a good streaming service for Christmas movies. Here’s a roundup of some of the best.

  • 8-Bit Christmas (2021)
  • A Christmas Carol (1938)
  • A Christmas Story (1983)
  • A Christmas Story Christmas (2022)
  • A Dennis the Menace Christmas (2007)
  • Arthur Christmas (2011)
  • Christmas Revisited (2023)
  • Edward Scissorhands (1990)
  • Elf (2003)
  • Four Christmases (2008)
  • Gremlins (1984)
  • Jack Frost (1998)
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
  • The Polar Express (2004)
  • Prancer: A Christmas Tale (2022)

For those new to Max, plans start at $9.99 a month. If wanting to watch without ads, subscribers can choose between the $15.99 and $19.99 ad-free plans.

Christmas movies to watch on Netflix

Netflix has always been a good destination for movies, and Christmas movies are no different. Netflix tends to focus more on original programming these days and this also applies to its lineup of festive movies.

  • A Boy Called Christmas (2021)
  • A Christmas Prince (2017)
  • Best. Christmas. Ever! (2023)
  • Christmas As Usual (2023)
  • El Camino Christmas (2017)
  • Family Switch (2023)
  • Holidate (2020)
  • Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)
  • Klaus (2019)
  • Let It Snow (2019)
  • Love Actually (2003)
  • Love Hard (2021)
  • Scrooge: A Christmas Carol (2022)
  • Single All the Way (2021)
  • The Christmas Chronicles (2018)
  • White Christmas (1954)

If considering signing up to Netflix, plans start at $6.99 a month. For those wanting an ad-free viewing experience, the cheapest plan costs $15.49 a month.

Christmas movies to watch on Paramount+

Paramount+ brings together content from multiple networks, including CBS and Paramount Network. As a result, Paramount+ can be a good option for both classic and modern Christmas movies.

  • A Clüsterfünke Christmas (2021)
  • A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011)
  • Bad Santa (2003)
  • Bad Santa 2 (2016)
  • Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001) – requires Showtime
  • The Christmas Classic (2023)
  • Daddy’s Home (2015)
  • Daddy’s Home 2 (2017)
  • Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
  • Scrooge (1970)
  • Scrooged (1988)
  • Tiny Christmas (2017)
  • The Traveler (2011)

If new to Paramount+, plans start at $5.99 a month. The more expensive $11.99 plan not only unlocks an ad-free viewing experience, but also access to the Showtime library, increasing the number of Christmas movies that a subscriber has access to.

Christmas movies to watch on Peacock

Peacock is home to many Universal Pictures movies and popular NBC shows. All of which makes it a good streaming service for Christmas-themed content. Here are some of the best Christmas movies you can stream on Peacock right now.

  • Better Watch Out (2016)
  • Black Christmas (1974)
  • The Christmas Train (2017)
  • Christmas Time (2017)
  • The Family Man (2000)
  • Get Santa (2014)
  • The Grinch (2018)
  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)
  • Krampus (2015)
  • Mixed Nuts (1994)
  • Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
  • Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas (2021)

If new to Peacock, there are two main plans for new users to choose from. While the cheapest plan costs $5.99 a month, there is the option to unlock an ad-free viewing experience for $11.99 a month.

Christmas movies on Prime Video

While a good number of homes likely have access to Prime Video as a free benefit of their Prime membership, the streaming service does offer access to a wide library of content, including plenty of Christmas movies.

  • Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure (2011)
  • Candy Cane Lane (2023)
  • Christmas With The Kranks (2004)
  • Eight Crazy Nights (2002)
  • It’s A Wonderful Life (1947)
  • The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)
  • Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
  • No Sleep ‘Til Christmas (2018)
  • Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish (1998)
  • Scrooge (1935)
  • Scrooged (1988)
  • Surviving Christmas (2004)
  • Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas (2013)
  • Your Christmas or Mine? (2022)
  • Your Christmas or Mine 2 (2023)

If new to Prime Video, Prime membership (which includes Prime Video) costs $14.99 a month or $139 a year. However, it is also possible to just sign up to Prime Video with a standalone subscription costing $8.99 a month.

Still looking for a Christmas movie?

If you still haven’t found the right Christmas movie to watch, it is also worth checking out what the free streaming services have to offer, as you may find additional festive movies that are not currently available to stream with a paid subscription.

If all else fails, it may be time to consider signing up for a live TV streaming package. Many Christmas movies will be shown live over the next few weeks and this includes movies that aren’t currently available to stream with the on-demand subscription services covered in this guide.

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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.

In a bid to keep up to date on the industry, John actively subscribes to multiple streaming services at the same time. However, John continues to advocate that the best approach for consumers is to rotate between streaming services as needed.

A Psychology graduate from England, who now lives in the US, John previously worked in the aviation industry as an airline reviewer. While reviewing airlines isn't quite the same as reviewing devices and streaming services, John brings the same analytical eye to all of his reviews and industry analysis, along with a special emphasis on what's best for the consumer.

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