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
4.3 out of 5 stars
3.8 out of 5 stars
(HBO) Max logo black
4 out of 5 stars
Monthly price
4.5 out of 5 stars
Hallmark Movies Now
Hallmark Movies Now
3.5 out of 5 stars
Monthly price
Chantel Buchi
Nov 29, 2023
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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+, Max (formerly 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
Hallmak Movies Now$5.99-$59.99*
Amazon Prime Video$8.99-$139
Data as of 04/05/2023. Offers and availability vary by location and are subject to change.
* Not all titles currently available.

Disney+ has 10 of your favorite Christmas movies

Disney+ and Hulu are neck and neck this year when it comes to Christmas movies, and if you're like us, you might want both this season.

Total # of Christmas movies: Over 30

Christmas Classics: Disney+ has 10 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), The Muppet Christmas Carol, Jingle All the Way, Miracle on 34th Street and The Nightmare Before Christmas. 

Christmas Originals: This year's new Disney+ Originals include Dashing Through the Snow featuring Ludacris and The Naughty Nine, where kids on the naughty list plan a North Pole heist.

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

Disney+ Christmas content

Hulu has the most Christmas movies on demand this year

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

Total # of Christmas movies: Over 60

Christmas Classics: This year, Hulu upgraded its Christmas game by adding Elf, Polar Express, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Four Christmases, The Holiday, Fred Claus, Santa Claus 3, Jack Frost, Miracle on 34th Street, Eight Crazy Nights, and Die Hard (the "Christmas" movie).

Christmas Originals: Hulu has some Original Christmas movies, like Happiest Season, but I tend to gravitate to the network movies more. On a snowy night, enjoy Catering Christmas, Holiday Date, Dancing Through the Snow, The Holiday Fix Up and Holiday In Santa Fe.

Hulu Christmas content

Max has Elf ... enough said

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: Over 35

Christmas Classics: With Max, get excited to watch Elf, A Christmas Story, 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 Fred Claus.

Christmas Originals: Max has unique Warner Bros. Christmas movies, like Holiday Harmony, OWN movies, like Cooking Up Christmas, and the Food Network series Holiday Baking Championship

So, if you've watched all of the Classics by the first week of December, you can discover something new in Max's library.

Max Christmas movies 2023

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 70!

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. And this year, Netflix added Love Actually, a great British film with nine Christmas stories intertwined together.

Christmas Originals: Netflix makes cute Hallmark-like Original Christmas movies (that was a mouthful). And this year's new Christmas Originals is Best. Christmas. Ever! with Heather Graham and Brandy.

I'll personally be watching Netflix's 2–3-year-old 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 watching any of them. 

Netflix Christmas content

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

Holidate is a hilarious rom-com 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 the “traditions” of Santa came about, like the letters to Santa and the making of the sled. Adults and children will absolutely love this movie.

Last, but not least, I must let the parents know that Netflix has the most Christmas content for kids compared to the other streaming services. On Netflix, the kiddos can watch movies like Angela's Christmas and Elf Pets: Santa's St. Bernards Save Christmas

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.

Hallmark Movies Now Christmas content

Prime Video has Christmas movies in its library for free and for rent

Amazon Prime Video finally has Christmas movies included with its subscription, and you can rent Christmas movies that aren't available with a streaming service.

Total # of Christmas movies included with subscription: 6

Christmas Classics: Prime Video has six Christmas Classics, including Christmas With the Kranks, Scrooged, It's a Wonderful Life, Miracle on 34th Street, Eight Crazy Nights, and Last Christmas

Christmas Originals: Amazon Prime has a few Christmas Originals, and based on reviews,  Something From Tiffany's and Your Christmas or Mine? will be worth your time. 

If you don't want to subscribe to another service or you want to watch The Grinch with Jim Carrey, you can rent any Christmas movie on Prime Video for about $4.

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 haven'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.

This year, you can stream The Grinch (the newer animated one) and Hallmark Christmas movies on Peacock

Chantel Buchi
Written by
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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