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Who doesn’t love to get into the Christmas spirit with a big cup of hot cocoa, a warm blanket, and a movie with a couple wearing red and green on the cover and playing in the snow? A lot of Christmas movies are cheesy and get a bad wrap, but why should that stop us from enjoying them? I used to love just sitting down and watching whatever Hallmark Movie was on, but now I don’t have cable, so I rely on streaming services to get my Christmas movie fix. Luckily, the three main streaming services, Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime, haven’t let me down yet. Each is full of great films for the holiday season, both the Hallmark-style cheesy movies as well as some Christmas classics. Here are six Christmas movies you can watch on each streaming service so there is something for everyone.


White Christmas: a classic!

The Christmas Prince: the runaway Christmas movie hit of last year, a Netflix original. 

The Princess Switch: this year’s Netflix original Christmas hit, starring Vanessa Hudgens twice. 

The Christmas Chronicles: a Netflix original for the whole family, including the kids. 

How the Grinch Stole Christmas: another classic. 

The Holiday Calendar: a Hallmark-style Christmas movie!


Happy Christmas: Anna Kendrick in a Christmas movie? Yes please

A Looney Tunes Christmas: A cartoon classic perfect for the entire family

Santa’s Boot Camp: a perfect way to get rid of bratty kids this Christmas and get them in the spirit

Holiday in Handcuffs: The chemistry is this Hallmark-style movie is irresistible!

The Nightmare Before Christmas: Halloween or Christmas? You don’t have to decide today. 

A Cinderella Christmas: the fairytale comes to Christmas time and it’s what you might expect.

Amazon Prime

It’s a Wonderful Life: a classic that will send you right into the spirit

Christmas with the Kranks: a more modern “classic” that had a theatrical release but will make you laugh out loud

The Man Who Invented Christmas: a fictionalization of the life of Dickens, the author of A Christmas Carol

Jack Frost: a Christmas villain? Absolutely

The Christmas Switch: would you switch places with Santa to make his job easier? 

Scrooge: another look at the Dickens classic to remind you of why Christmas brings joy.

Aryssa D
FFL Cabinet Member