The Best Christmas Movies Streaming Right Now

Trim the trees and deck the halls, because it’s officially Christmas season. That means it’s Christmas movie season, too, and if you’re looking for something to watch right now, you’ve come to the right place. Of course, there’s plenty of Christmas fare populating the networks at the moment, Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas is underway, and there’s no shortage of other channels that are stocked up on holiday titles, but if you’re a cord cutter, or hey, maybe you just don’t want to look for the remote right now (no judgement), we’ve put together a list of the best Christmas movies streaming right now.

We took a look at the selection on the major streaming sites and rounded up the best of the lot by provider. Hulu upped the ante on their holiday movie options this year in addition to their usual stockpile of seasonal TV episodes, and as usual, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Shudder (if you’re looking for a little holiday horror) all have plenty in the way of Christmas cheer.

We’ve provided link-throughs to all the movies, so all you have to do is pour yourself a glass of eggnog (brandy optional) and click on any title, and voila, Christmas spirit at your fingertips. Check out the highlights below.

Related: The Best Christmas Movies on Netflix


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A Very Murray Christmas

Director: Sofia Coppola

Writer: Sofia Coppola

Cast: Bill Murray, George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, Michael Cera, Paul Schaffer, Rashida Jones, Jenny Lewis, Amy Poehler, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, Jason Schwartzman

Paramount Pictures

White Christmas

Director: Michael Curtiz

Writers: Norman Krasna, Norman Panama, and Melvin Frank

Cast: Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Danny Kaye, Vera-Ellen, Dean Jagger, Mary Wickes, Anne Whitfield

Image via Walt Disney Home Video

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas

Directors: Jun Falksenstein, Alex Mann, Bradley Raymond, Toby Shelton

Writers: Charlie Cohen, Scott Spencer Gordon, Tom Nance, Carter Crocker, Richard Cray, Temple Matthews, Thomas Hart, Eddie Guzelian, Alex Mann

Narrated by: Kelsey Grammer

Image via Universal Pictures

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Director: Ron Howard

Writer: Jeffrey Price

Cast: Jim Carrey, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, Molly Shannon, Bill Irwin, Taylor Momsen, Clint Howard

Image via Universal


Director: Joe Dante

Writer: Chris Colombus

Cast: Zach GalliganPhoebe CatesHoyt Axton, Corey Feldman, Dick Miller

Image via Buena Vista Pictures

The Ref

Director: Ted Demme

Writers: Richard LaGravenese and Marie Weiss

Cast: Denis Leary, Judy Davis, Kevin Spacey, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr.

Image via Buena Vista Pictures

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Director: Henry Selick

Writer: Tim Burton, Caroline Thompson

Cast: Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, William Hickey, Danny Elfman, Glenn Shadix, Paul Reubens, Ken Page

Image via Netflix

Bojack Horseman Christmas Special

Director: Joel Moser

Writer: Raphael Bob-Waksberg

Cast: Will Arnett, Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Aaron Paul, Fred Savage, kristen Schaal, Stanley Tucci

Image via Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment

Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups

Director: Robert Vince

Writer: Robert Vince, Anna McRoberts, Philip Fracassi

Cast: Cheryl Ladd, George Newbern, Pat Finn, Danny Woodburn, Obba Babatunde

Image via NBCUniversal

The Legend of Frosty the Snowman

Director: Greg Sullivan

Writer: Emily Kapnek

Cast: Burt Reynolds, Bill Fagerbakke, Kenn Michael, Tom Kenney, Grey DeLisle, Jeannie Elias

Image via Gaumont

The Magic Snowflake

Director: Luc Vinciguerra

Writers: David Freedman, Alexandre Reverend, Luc Vinciguerra

Cast: Nathan Simony, Benoît Allemane, Vincent Grass


Image via Columbia Pictures

The Holiday (Also available on Amazon Prime)

Director: Nancy Meyers

Writer: Nancy Meyers

Cast: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black, Eli Wallach

Image via Bac Films

A Christmas Tale

Director: Arnaud Desplechin

Writer: Arnaud Desplechin

Cast:  Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Mathieu Amalric

Image via Magnolia Pictures

Happy Christmas

Director: Joe Swanberg

Writer: Joe Swanberg

Cast: Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber, Lena Dunham, Joe Swanberg

Image via Disney

Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year

Directors: Gary Katona, Ed Wexler, Jamie Mitchell

Writers: Brian Hohlfeld, Ted Henning, Karl Geurs, Mark Zaslove

Cast: Jim Cummings, Peter Cullen, John Fiedler, William Green, Nikita Hopkins, Ken Sansom, Kath Soucie, Michael York, Paul  Winchell

Image via Miramax Films

Bad Santa

Director: Terry Zwigoff

Writer: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa

Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham, Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, John Ritter

Amazon Prime

Image via CBS

Frosty’s Winter Wonderland

Director: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.

Writer: Romeo Muller

Cast: Andy Griffith, Shelley Winters, Dennis Day, Jack Frees, Jackie Vernon

Image via CBS

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Director: Larry Roemer

Writer: Romeo Muller

Cast: Billy Mae Richards, Burl Ives, Stan Francis, Larry D. Mann, Paul Soles

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A Merry Friggin’ Christmas

Director: Tristram Shapeero

Writer: Michael Brown

Cast: Robin Williams, Joel McHale, Lauren Graham, Clark Duke, Oliver Platt, Wendi McLendon-Covey. Tim Heidecker, Candice Bergen

Image via ABC/Warner Bros. TV

The Year Without Santa Claus

Directors: Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr.

Writer: William J. Keenan

Cast: Shirley Booth, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, George S. Irving, Bob McFadden, Rhoda Mann

Image via NBC

Jack Frost

Directors: Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr.

Writer: Rome Muller

Cast: Robert Morse, Paul Frees, Buddy Hackett, Larry Storch

Image via ABC

I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown

Director: Larry Leichliter, Bill Melendez

Writer: Charles M. Schulz (creator)

Cast: Adam Taylor Gordon, Ashley Rose, Corey Padnos, Nick Price, Hannah Leigh, Bill Melendez

Image via Columbia Pictures

Christmas With the Kranks (Also available on Hulu)

Director: Joe Roth 

Writer: Chris Columbus

Cast: Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Ackroyd, Cheech Marin, M. Emmet Walsh, Felicity Huffman



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Black Christmas

Director: Bob Clark

Writer: Roy Moore

Cast: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, James Edmond, John Saxon, Art Hindle

Image via Oscilloscope

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

Director: Jalmari Helander

Writer: Jalmari Helander

Cast: Jorma Tommila, Peeter Jakobi, Onni Tommila, Rauno Juvonen, Per Christian Ellefsen, Peeter Jakobi, Ilmari Järvenpää

Image via A-Pix Entertainment

Jack Frost

Director: Michael Cooney

Writer: Michael Cooney

Cast: Scott MacDonald, Christopher Allport, Stephen Mendel, F. William Harper

Image via Pan American Pictures

Christmas Evil

Director: Lewis Jackson

Writer: Lewis Jackson

Cast: Brandon Maggart, Jeffrey DeMunn, Dianne Hull, Andy Fenwick, Brian Neville

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