Your Favorite Holiday Movies on Streaming Services

Holiday schedules are typically packed with shopping, choir concerts, decorating, baking and so much more. Our family enjoys slowing things down every once in a while, snuggled on the couch and watch our favorite Christmas classics.

In the past, we may have had DVD collections but today, anything you want to watch can be found on a streaming service. Check out the list below for the best place to find your favorite Christmas movie and plan that family night to relax and spend time together.

Related Article: The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Fun

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  • A Christmas Story – “You’ll shoot your eye out!”
  • Elf – Not quite 20 years old, but still deemed a classic by younger generations.
  • Dr. Suess’ The Grinch
  • Polar Express
  • It’s a Wonderful Life – The 1946 black and white version might cause kids to cringe at first but stick with it and the lesson behind the film is worth the wait.
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 
  • Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas


  • The Christmas Chronicles – In 2018 and again in 2020, audiences were struck by a fun Christmas movie starring Kurt Russell and many have added the films to their “must watch” lists.
  • The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two 
  • Unaccompanied Minors
  • Scrooge: A Christmas Carol
  • The Elf’s Story
  • White Christmas


  • A Christmas Carol (Jim Carrey version) 
  • Home Alone (1, 2, 3 and 4) 
  • Mickey’s Christmas Carol 
  • Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas – Perhaps not considered a classic, but still a favorite among young viewers.
  • Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas 
  • The Santa Clause (1, 2 and 3) 


  • Christmas with the Kranks
  • Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas
  • Ice Age: A Mammoth Express
  • Jingle All the Way
  • Miracle on 34th Street


  • A Christmas Carol
  • A Christmas Story (1 and 2)
  • Elf
  • Miracle on 34th Street – Both the 1947 classic starring Natalie Wood and the 1994 remake starring Mara Wilson.
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • A Sesame Street Christmas Carol


  • How the Grinch Stole Christmas – The 1966 animated version.
  • Die Hard – Debatable as a Christmas flick, yet a fan favorite.

Keep in mind, these are just the classics. There are so many holiday movies for kids, adults or the entire family! If your family enjoys all Christmas, all the time, you could likely find the perfect holiday film every day from now till the New Year.

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