The 12 Best Christmas Movies on Streaming

If you needed further proof of the inadequacies of digital streaming services, try looking for great Christmas movies. I sure did. The beloved classics of the genre are conspicuously absent from most digital streaming platforms – like Netflix and Hulu and Amazon Prime and HBO Go and heck, even Crackle – so that each service only seems to have one or two “great” Christmas movies to choose from.

So if you were thinking about taking a load off after a long day of work and shopping and decorating this week, plunking yourself down in front of the TV with a mug of eggnog and just finding a Christmas classic at random, you’re going to run into problems. And if you’re looking for a specific holiday favorite you’re doubly screwed. You might be able to stream those films for an additional rental fee but come on, is that REALLY why you bought the subscription service in the first place?

Fortunately, Crave has you covered. We scoured all the major digital streaming services and singled out the twelve best Christmas movies they have available, so whatever one you have in your house, you’ll be able to find something great. Take a gander at the best yuletide films currently available, and ask yourself why the heck there aren’t more of them, because it’s absolutely ridiculous that all these expensive services would have crappier selections – together, no less – than any of the old mom and pop video stores they put out of business.

The 12 Best Christmas Movies on Streaming:

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William Bibbiani (everyone calls him ‘Bibbs’) is Crave’s film content editor and critic. You can hear him every week on The B-Movies Podcast and Canceled Too Soon, and watch him on the weekly YouTube series Most CravedRapid Reviews and What the Flick. Follow his rantings on Twitter at @WilliamBibbiani.