Where to Stream Old and New Favorite Christmas Movies this Season

Get in the holiday spirit leading up to Christmas with these nostalgic and new movies

Disney Plus
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4.5 out of 5 stars
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Hallmark Movies Now
Hallmark Movies Now
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3.8 out of 5 stars
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Chantel Buchi
Sr. Staff Writer, TV & Streaming
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November 28, 2022
4 min read

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It’s the best time of the year, and we don’t care what anyone says. We must take advantage.

Let’s. Watch. All. Of. The. Christmas. Movies.

Streaming services like Disney+, HBO Max, Netflix and Hulu have the most and best Christmas movies, like Elf (of course), all three versions of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and classics like A Christmas Story and Home Alone. And I would be remiss not to mention how to watch your favorite Hallmark Christmas movies, because if you’re like me, you started watching those back in October.

So grab your hot cocoa, your fuzzy, warm blanket, and let’s start watching all of the cheerful, happy Christmas movies while we can. This great time of the year only comes once.

Which streaming services have Christmas movies?
Streaming service
Monthly price
HBO Max$9.99–$15.99
Hallmak Movies Now$5.99$59.99
Data as of 12/14/22. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
* Data as of 12/14/22. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
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Disney+ has eight of your favorite Christmas movies

Disney+ and HBO Max are neck and neck this year when it comes to Christmas movies, but Disney+ has just a few more classics.

Total # of Christmas movies: Close to 30

Christmas Classics: Disney+ has eight popular Christmas movies we all love, including Home Alone, Home Alone 2, The Santa Claus, The Santa Claus 2, The Santa Claus 3, The Christmas Carol (animated version with Jim Carrey), Miracle on 34th Street and The Nightmare Before Christmas. 

Christmas Originals: Just recently, Disney+ released a new Original series, The Santa Clauses, where Scott Calvin is on the search for his replacement to be Santa Claus.

Disney+ has other Christmas movies and shows you can't find anywhere else, like Santa Paws, Mickey's Christmas Carol and Noelle (an Original movie with Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader). 

Disney+ Christmas content

HBO Max has Elf ... enough said

HBO Max might be the only streaming service you'll need for the month of December (or get the annual membership to enjoy lots of stellar content.)

Total # of Christmas movies: 18

Christmas Classics: HBO Max has made its mark in the streaming world — let's just say, three of the six Classics in HBO Max's library used to be on Hulu or Netflix.

With HBO Max, get excited to watch Elf, A Christmas Story, How the Grinch Stole Christmas (the Jim Carrey version), A Christmas Carol, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and The Polar Express.

This service has other Christmas movies that are arguably "Classics," but I know everyone can appreciate them: Four Christmases, Arthur Christmas, Jack Frost and Snow Day.

HBO Max Christmas content

Netflix has a lot of excellent Christmas originals

Although Netflix has more on-demand content than any other streaming service on the market, Netflix doesn't have any classic Christmas movies. But Netflix has a lot of great originals, so you literally won’t run out of one-of-a-kind Christmas movies to watch this month.

Total # of Christmas movies: I counted over 100!

Christmas Classics: I do want to mention here that you can find The Christmas Chronicles on Netflix. Santa Claus (or Kurt Russell) is out delivering presents when two kids jump on his sleigh. 

Christmas Originals: Netflix makes cute Hallmark-like Original Christmas movies (that was a mouthful).

This year's new Christmas Originals are Falling for Christmas with Lindsay Lohan and Christmas With You. Honestly, I didn't find these two Originals to be Netflix's best. So I'll be watching their past year's Christmas Originals Love Hard (with Nina Dobrev), Holidate (with Emma Roberts), and all of Vanessa Hudgens' Christmas movies again this year.

Trust me, you won't regret it. 

I wrote this in 2020, but it still rings true: 

Holidate is a hilarious romcom featuring Luke Bracey from Point Break and Emma Roberts from We’re the Millers. I have to say, the hilarious relationship of these two being each other’s date only for the holidays is worth your time.

Another great movie that won’t waste your time is Klaus. It’s about the worst postman who ends up working in a random town in the North where he discovers Santa Claus is hiding out. And this movie just has a cute way of showing you how “traditions” of Santa came about, like the letters to Santa and the making of the sled. Adults and children will absolutely love this movie.

Hallmark Movies Now satisfies your Christmas craving

Now, for the Hallmark fans! Hallmark Movies Now will give you access to all of the Christmas movies that give you the most cheer, happiness, and fulfilled heart. With this app, you can watch all of the new 2022 movies and TV shows on-demand, or you can also watch the Hallmark channels live.

Even though I have to admit all of the Hallmark Christmas movies are the same: a woman is on a business trip to Christmas town, the woman meets man, the woman doesn’t celebrate Christmas because of her past, a man changes the woman’s mind, and they end up falling in love … by the end of the week. But hey, these movies give you that Christmas cheer we all undeniably want leading up to the holiday season.

Hulu has your Lifetime Christmas movies on demand

Hulu is known for its library full of popular network TV shows, such as from ABC, Freeform, and CBS. It's not any different for Christmas! You can find your favorite Lifetime Christmas movies on this service—along with Christmas Hulu Originals.

Total # of Christmas movies: Close to 50

Christmas Classics: We should mention that Hulu has Arthur Christmas for the families. And if you're looking for something new, throw on a Lifetime Christmas movie, like The Holiday Fix Up and Holiday In Santa Fe.

Christmas Originals: The Original that I have on My List is The Happiest Season. But Hulu has many Hallmark-like movies you can enjoy on a snowy night, such as Catering Christmas, Holiday Date, and Dancing Through the Snow.

Hulu Christmas content

Honorable mentions for other Christmas movie favorites

There are a couple of streaming services we have to mention that have one or two of your favorite Christmas movies that you can’t get anywhere else.

AppleTV+ is the only streaming service with A Charlie Brown Christmas in its library this season. This streaming service also has a new Christmas Original everyone should run and watch: Spirited.

Why? Because it stars Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds. If you hadn't heard about this movie, I know your jaw just dropped and you're rushing to watch this funny musical spin-off of A Christmas Carol now.

And lastly, there are a few great Christmas movies that some of us must watch every holiday season that we actually can’t get on a streaming service, but they’re available to rent on YouTube and Amazon Prime Video.

These movies include Love Actually (a great British film with nine Christmas stories intertwined together), It’s a Wonderful Life, Die Hard (the "Christmas" movie), all versions of How the Grinch Stole Christmas, This Christmas and The Night Before (with the hilarious Seth Rogan and Joseph Gordon-Levitt).

Now that you know where to watch Christmas movies, check these out next.

Find out which Christmas movies you can watch on the Hallmark Channel this year!

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Chantel Buchi
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Chantel Buchi
Chantel is all about finding the best tv or streaming service to watch as many football games as possible to keep her Fantasy Football team in check. Prior to being a TV and Streaming Tech Reporter for Reviews.org, she worked for NFL Network and The Alliance of American Football. Before that, she received a B.A. of Communication at the University of Utah and an M.S. in Sports Journalism at USC. Go Utes and Fight On. Contact her at chantel@reviews.org

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