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50 Favorite Christmas Movies

Curling up on the couch with some hot cocoa or a winter cocktail and settling in for your Favorite Christmas Movies is one of the best parts of the holidays.

But, sadly, the holiday season is brief; instead of wasting your valuable holiday time channel surfing or searching streaming sites, bookmark our 50 Favorite Christmas Movies that the whole family will surely love.

 50 Favorite Christmas Movies

A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Ann Altieri, Chris Doran, Sally Dryer (Actors)
  • Bill Melendez (Director) - Bill Melendez (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

A Charlie Brown Christmas

It’s bound to be a white Christmas with this classic! From creator Charles M. Shultz and producer Bill Melendez, it’s A Charlie Brown Christmas.

Not only does this timeless special have the distinction of warming hearts young and old, but it has won both an Emmy and a Peabody Award.

Whether you are seeing this holiday masterpiece for the first time or the first time in years, you have doubtless heard of that ol’ blockhead Charlie Brown and the little tree that could.

Filled with mythology as the gang tries to put on a holiday play, kids big and small will end up with a pretty decent dance party, a lesson for the ages and some good old-fashioned fun. As for the tree — it’s amazing what a little love can do.

Disney's a Christmas Carol
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth (Actors)
  • Robert Zemeckis (Director) - Robert Zemeckis (Writer) - Steve Starkey (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

A Christmas Carol

When three ghosts take penny-pinching Scrooge on an eye-opening journey, he discovers the true meaning of Christmas — but he must act on it before it’s too late.
Disney's a Christmas Carol
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth (Actors)
  • Robert Zemeckis (Director) - Robert Zemeckis (Writer) - Steve Starkey (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

A Christmas Story

In this holiday classic, Ralphie, a young boy growing up in the ’40’s, dreams of owning a Red Rider BB gun. He sets out to convince the world this is the perfect gift.
 
A Christmas Tale (English Subtitled)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Catherine Deneuve, Mathieu Amalric, Melvil Poupaud (Actors)
  • Arnaud Desplechin (Director) - Arnaud Desplechin (Writer) - Benoit Pilot (Producer)
  • (Playback Language)
  • Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)

A Christmas Tale

Screen legend Catherine Deneuve gathers her warring family for a Christmas reunion marked by bitter feuds and the revelation of long-standing secrets. Presented by Sundance Channel.
Arthur Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy (Actors)
  • Sarah Smith (Director) - Peter Lord (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Arthur Christmas

Santa’s youngest son Arthur embarks on a magical adventure to deliver the final gift to a child to save Christmas.
 
Arthur's Perfect Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Michael Yarmush, Oliver Grainger, Bruce Dinsmore (Actors)
  • WGBH, Cinar (Director)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Arthur’s Perfect Christmas

Everyone’s favorite aardvark gives kids a new spin on seasonal traditions in his first one-hour primetime special, showing children many ways to celebrate “the holidays.”

Babes in Toyland (1986)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Drew Barrymore, Keanu Reeves, Richard Mulligan (Actors)
  • Clive Donner (Director) - Tony Ford (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Babes in Toyland

A young girl learns that she must believe in the existence of toys or Toyland and Christmas will be ruined by the evil Barnaby Barnacle. Beloved storybook characters come to the little girl’s rescue by convincing her to see the light in this delightful tale about saving Christmas.

Christmas with the Kranks
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd (Actors)
  • Joe Roth (Director) - Chris Columbus (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Christmas With the Kranks

The Kranks scandalize everyone when they declare that they won’t be celebrating Christmas. But, when their daughter decides to visit home, they get off on a mad rush to organise a spanking Christmas.

Deck the Halls
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick, Kristin Davis (Actors)
  • John Whitesell (Director)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Deck the Halls

Christmas in a quaint New England town takes a shot in the grill when an anal retentive optometrist clashes with his obnoxious neighbor.
Elf
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Leon Redbone, Will Ferrell, James Caan (Actors)
  • Jon Favreau (Director) - David Berenbaum (Writer) - Jon Berg (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Elf

One Christmas Eve a long time ago, a baby crawled into Santa’s bag of toys Raised as an elf. Buddy goes looking for his true place in the world–in New York City.

Elmo's Christmas Countdown
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Sheryl Crow, Jamie Foxx, Charles Gibson (Actors)
  • Gary Halvorson (Director) - Joey Mazzarino (Writer) - April Coleman (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Elmo’s Christmas Countdown

Elmo, Abby Cadabby, and their new friend Stiller the Elf (voice of Ben Stiller) are going to count down to Christmas with the Christmas Counter-Downer.

Ernest Saves Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jim Varney, N?elle Parker, Douglas Seale (Actors)
  • John Cherry (Director) - Ed Turner (Writer) - Joseph Akerman Jr. (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Ernest Saves Christmas

Ernest helps Santa Claus as he searches for his successor.

Four Christmases
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall (Actors)
  • Seth Gordon (Director) - Matt Allen (Writer) - Roger Birnbaum (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Four Christmases

A happily unmarried San Francisco couple find themselves socked in by fog on Christmas morning, As a result their exotic vacation plans morph into a family-centric holiday.

Frozen
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff (Actors)
  • Chris Buck (Director) - Jennifer Lee (Writer) - Peter Del Vecho (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Frozen

Princess Anna, Mountain Man Kristoff and Olaf the Snowman set out to save Princess Elsa and the magical land of Arendelle in this blockbuster musical treat. Oscar winner for Best Animated Feature.

Holiday Inn
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds (Actors)
  • Mark Sandrich (Director) - Claude Binyon (Writer) - Mark Sandrich (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Holiday Inn

“White Christmas” and other Irving Berlin tunes highlight the tale of an inn that is only open on holidays.
Home Alone
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern (Actors)
  • Chris Columbus (Director) - John Hughes (Writer) - John Hughes (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Home Alone

Macaulay Culkin stars in this comedy smash about a boy who is accidently left behind when his family goes to Paris for the holidays.

Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern (Actors)
  • Chris Columbus (Director) - John Hughes (Writer) - John Hughes (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Home Alone 2

Macaulay Culkin returns as America’s funniest kid in distress, and this time he’s on his own in the Big Bad Apple.

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jim Carrey, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski (Actors)
  • Ron Howard (Director) - Jeffrey Price (Writer) - Brian Grazer (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Oscar winners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer go to Whoville to bring the world’s best-loved grump to life in this hilarious celebration of the true holiday spirit, which stars Jim Carrey.
I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jimmy Bennett, Adam Taylor Gordon, Ashley Rose (Actors)
  • Larry Leichliter (Director) - Charles M. Schulz (Writer) - Bill Melendez (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown

Furry fun and friendship are unleashed in this yuletide Peanuts perennial. Also included is another holiday tale – Happy New Year, Charlie Brown – where Charlie Brown must complete a book report on War and Peace over the holiday break.
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Season 1
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Special

When Sid accidentally ruins one of Manny’s Christmas traditions, he’s told that he will now be on Santa’s naughty list. To plead his case directly to Santa Claus himself, Sid heads to the North Pole with Crash, Eddie, and Peaches in tow.
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • David Arquette, Joan Cusack, Matthew Lillard (Actors)
  • Kirk R. Thatcher (Director)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas

Join Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, Miss Piggy, and the entire Muppet gang in a heartwarming holiday classic that will bring joy to the world every Christmas season!

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Jingle All The Way
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman (Actors)
  • Brian Levant (Director) - Randy Kornfield (Writer) - Chris Columbus (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Jingle All the Way

Christmas Eve finds Arnold Schwarzenegger desperately in search of a hard-to-find toy for his son in this holiday comedy.
Love Actually
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Bill Nighy, Gregor Fisher, Rory MacGregor (Actors)
  • Richard Curtis (Director) - Tim Bevan (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Love Actually

From the makers of Bridget Jones’s Diary and Notting Hill comes the ultimate romantic comedy about love’s delightful twists and turns, starring some of Hollywood’s brightest stars.

Olivia: Merry Christmas Olivia
  • Condition: New
  • Format: DVD
  • Animated; Color; Dolby; DVD; Full Screen; NTSC
  • English (Publication Language)
  • Audience Rating: Unrated (Not Rated)

Merry Christmas, Olivia

Olivia spreads Christmas cheer at Francine’s July beach party!

Merry Madagascar

Madagascar goes wild with holiday spirit in this set of Valentine’s Day and Christmas-themed tales featuring everyone’s favorite animal characters.

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Mickey's Christmas Carol
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Alan Young, Wayne Allwine, Hal Smith (Actors)
  • Burny Mattinson (Director) - Burny Mattinson (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Mickey’s Christmas Carol

Enjoy a Disney Christmas classic and five more holiday-themed shorts.

Miracle On 34th Street
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Dylan Mcdermott, Elizabeth Perkins, Richard Attenborough (Actors)
  • Les Mayfield (Director) - John Hughes (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Miracle on 34th Street

Six-year-old Susan Walker has doubts about childhood’s most enduring miracle…Santa Claus; then Susan meets Kriss Kringle, a department store Santa who believes he’s the genuine article.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis (Actors)
  • Jeremiah S. Chechik (Director) - John Hughes (Writer) - William S. Beasley (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

National Lampoon’s Christmas

The comic misadventures of the beleaguered Griswold family continue in this latest “Vacation” outing, the third and most successful of the series.
Vacation
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Leslie Mann (Actors)
  • John Francis Daley (Director) - John Francis Daley (Writer) - Chris Bender (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Vacation

The next generation of Griswolds is at it again – and on the road for another ill-fated adventure. Following in his father’s footsteps and hoping for some much-needed family bonding.
Disney Prep & Landing Season 1
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)

Prep & Landing

ABC’s first television special produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios. The half hour holiday special reveals the never before told tale of an elite unit of Elves.

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Rudolph, Santa Claus (Actors)
  • --- (Director) - Robert May (Writer) - William R. Kowalchuk Jr. (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a timeless family holiday classic.

Santa Buddies
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Christopher Lloyd, Danny Woodburn, George Wendt (Actors)
  • Robert Vince (Director) - Robert Vince (Writer) - Anna McRoberts (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Santa Buddies

The buddies are off on a jolly new adventure when Puppy Paws, pup of the legendary Santa Paws, and his friends travel to the North Pole to save Christmas from disaster.
Santa Claus: The Movie 25th Anniversary Edition
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Dudley Moore, John Lithgow, David Huddleston (Actors)
  • Jeannot Szwarc (Director) - David Newman (Writer) - Ilya Salkind (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Santa Claus: The Movie

This is the story of a master toymaker who discovers a magical kingdom of elves at the North Pole. He is entrusted with special powers to become Santa Claus! He meets Patch (Dudley Moore), an eager-to-please elf who becomes mixed up with a dastardly toy tycoon’s (John Lithgow) plans to take over Christmas.
Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Cheryl Ladd, George Newbern, Pat Finn (Actors)
  • Robert Vince (Director) - Robert Vince (Writer) - Anna McRoberts (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups

A magical and heartwarming Disney movie, perfect for the whole family.
Scrooged
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe (Actors)
  • Richard Donner (Director) - Mitch Glazer (Writer) - Richard Donner (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

Scrooged

High-spirited high jinks on Christmas Eve put Frank Cross (Bill Murray) in a ghostly time warp in this hilarious take-off of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.”

12 Dogs of Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Jordan-Claire Green, Tom Kemp (Actors)
  • Keith Merrill (Director) - Tom Rice (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The 12 Dogs of Christmas

In a town where dogs have been banned by the mayor and his nasty dog-catcher of a brother, twelve-year-old Emma teams up with Cathy, the owner of a nearby canine sanctuary, to have this wicked law overturned.

The Dog Who Saved Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Dean Cain, Gary Valentine, Mario Lopez (Actors)
  • Michael Feifer (Director) - Jeffrey Schenck (Writer) - Michael Feifer (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Dog Who Saved Christmas

The Bannister family’s newly adopted and crafty canine, Zeus (voiced by Mario Lopez) saves its home from two bumbling thieves while the family is away at Christmas.
Illumination Presents: Dr. Seuss' The Grinch
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson (Actors)
  • Scott Mosier (Director) - Michael LeSieur (Writer) - Christopher Meledandri (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Grinch

The Grinch tells the story of a cynical grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s generous holiday spirit.

The Holiday
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law (Actors)
  • Nancy Meyers (Director) - Nancy Meyers (Writer) - Nancy Meyers (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Holiday

From writer/director Nancy Meyers comes a romantic comedy about two women on opposite sides of the globe who swap houses only to discover that a change of address can really change their lives.

The Little Drummer Boy
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • John Jennings (Actor)
  • Cynthia Freitag (Director) - K. Davis (Writer) - Jules Bass (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Little Drummer Boy

Joyful music and Ezra Jack Keat’s; glowing illustrations combine to celebrate the nativity.

The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Michael Caine, Steve Whitmire, Frank Oz (Actors)
  • Brian Henson (Director) - Jerry Juhl (Writer) - Brian Henson (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppet’s rendition of Charles Dickens’ classic tale puts a unique twist on a favorite holiday story.

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey (Actors)
  • Henry Selick (Director) - Caroline Thompson (Writer) - Tim Burton (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere!

Polar Express
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tom Hanks, Nona Gaye, Peter Scolari (Actors)
  • Robert Zemeckis (Director) - Robert Zemeckis (Writer) - Robert Zemeckis (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Polar Express

A doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

The Santa Clause (1, 2 & 3)

The Santa Clause
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson (Actors)
  • John Pasquin (Director) - Leo Benvenuti (Writer) - Brian Reilly (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)
A bizarre twist of fate transforms a divorced dad into the new Santa.
 
The Santa Clause 2
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson (Actors)
  • Michael Lembeck (Director) - Don Rhymer (Writer) - Brian Reilly (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)
In this heartwarming holiday sequel, a man who has been Santa for eight years is a huge success. But if he doesn’t get married by Christmas Eve – only one month away – he’ll stop being Santa forever.
 
Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell, Judge Reinhold (Actors)
  • Michael Lembeck (Director) - Ed Decter (Writer) - Brian Reilly (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)
Scott Calvin invites his in-laws to the festivities. But the holidays take a chaotic turn when Jack Frost puts the big freeze on Christmas! Now, unless Scott can get his job back, it’s going to be a very glacial “Frostmas” all around the world!
The Search for Santa Paws
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Madison Pettis, Bonnie Somerville, Wendi McLendon-Covey (Actors)
  • Robert Vince (Director) - Robert Vince (Writer) - Anna McRoberts (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Search for Santa Paws

Take a fantastic journey with your beloved Buddy friends to the magical world of the North Pole!
The Snowman
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Michael Fassbender, Rebecca Ferguson, Charlotte Gainsbourg (Actors)
  • Tomas Alfredson (Director) - Peter Straughan (Writer) - Tim Bevan (Producer)
  • (Playback Language)
  • Audience Rating: R (Restricted)

The Snowman

From executive producer Martin Scorsese, The Snowman is based on Jo Nesbø’s New York Times bestselling thriller series. When an elite crime squad’s lead detective investigates the disappearance of a victim on the first snow of winter, he fears an elusive serial killer may be active again.

The Snowman and The Snowdog
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Hilary Audus (Director) - Hilary Audus (Writer)
  • (Playback Language)
  • Audience Rating: G (General Audience)

The Snowman & The Snow Dog

“The Snowman and The Snowdog” is the brand new charming sequel to the Christmas classic “The Snowman”.
The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Mickey Rooney, Shirley Booth, Dick Shawn (Actors)
  • Arthur Rankin Jr. (Director) - William Keenan (Writer) - Arthur Rankin Jr. (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

The Year Without a Santa Claus

At the North Pole, the Christmas rush is on. Everyone from elves to reindeer are merrily preparing for Santa Claus’s yearly sleigh ride.

White Christmas
  • Amazon Prime Video (Video on Demand)
  • Rosemary Clooney, Bing Crosby, Vera Ellen (Actors)
  • Michael Curtiz (Director) - Melvin Frank (Writer) - Robert Emmett Dolan (Producer)
  • English (Playback Language)
  • English (Subtitle)

White Christmas

Two talented song-and-dance men (Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye) team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business.

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