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Streaming the Best Christmas Movies to Get You in the Holiday Spirit

The Santa Clause (1994): When a man inadvertently makes Santa fall off his roof on Christmas Eve, he is magically recruited to take his place.

As the Lenten season approaches, it’s time to gather with loved ones, adorns our abodes, and stream Christmas movies. With such many holiday films to pick from, it can take time to settle on one to watch. To make the decision easier, we’ve compiled a selection of the top Christmas movies to get you into the season’s spirit. From classic animated films to modern-day romantic comedies, we’ve got something for everyone. So grab some hot cocoa (or eggnog) and settle in for a positive viewing experience!

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Classic Animated Christmas Movies

There are plenty of classic animated Christmas movies for those looking for a timeless holiday experience. These beloved films are perfect for kids and adults alike.

A Charlie Brown Christmas: The first of many animated films based on Charles Schulz’s beloved Peanuts comic strip, A Charlie Brown Christmas follows Charlie Brown as he searches for the true meaning of Christmas. Featuring a memorable soundtrack by Vince Guaraldi and unforgettable characters like Linus and Snoopy, this 1965 classic is sure to bring out your inner child.

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: This 1964 Rankin/Bass stop-motion film follows Rudolph as he embarks on an adventure with Hermey the Elf and Yukon Cornelius. Along the way, they encounter misfit toys, an abominable snowman, and the infamous Island of Misfit Toys. This classic is a must-watch for all ages.

Frosty The Snowman: This 1969 Rankin/Bass stop-motion film follows Frosty, a snowman brought to life by a magical hat, as he embarks on an adventure with a young girl named Karen. They encounter a villainous magician who wants to steal Frosty’s magical hat and must work together to save Christmas.

Modern Christmas Rom-Coms

If you’re looking for something a bit more modern, there are plenty of Christmas rom-com. These films feature many laughs and romantic moments to get you in the holiday spirit.

Love Actually: This 2003 romantic comedy follows the intertwining stories of nine couples in London as they experience the holiday season’s joys (and heartaches). From Hugh Grant’s Prime Minister to Bill Nighy’s rock star, this star-studded cast will have you laughing and crying throughout the movie.

The Holiday: This 2006 romantic comedy follows two women (played by Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet) as they switch homes for the holidays. Along the way, they meet their respective love interests (Jude Law and Jack Black) and learn valuable lessons about love and life.

Last Holiday: Queen Latifah stars in this 2006 comedy about Georgia Byrd, a saleswoman who discovers she has only weeks to live and takes an extravagant vacation to Europe. Along the way, she meets new friends, falls in love, and discovers what truly matters.

Christmas Classics

For those looking for something more traditional, plenty of classic Christmas films capture all the season’s joys. Whether it’s a heartwarming story or a festive musical, these films will get you into the holiday spirit in no time!

It’s A Wonderful Life: This 1946 Frank Capra classic stars James Stewart as George Bailey, a man who learns the true value of life after being visited by an angel. This inspiring story will leave you feeling grateful for all the blessings in your life.

White Christmas: This 1954 musical stars Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye as two World War II veterans who team up with a pair of talented sisters (played by Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen) to save their former general’s inn. This classic will feature memorable songs like “White Christmas” and “Sisters” and have you singing and dancing along.

A Christmas Carol: This 1951 adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic novel stars Alastair Sim as Ebenezer Scrooge, a miserly older man who is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve. This timeless tale will remind you of the importance of kindness and generosity during the holiday season.

Christmas Comedies

There are plenty of hilarious Christmas comedies for those looking for a good laugh. From slapstick farces to witty rom-com, these films will have you in stitches throughout the holiday season!

Elf: Will Ferrell stars as Buddy, an elf who discovers he is human and sets off on a journey to find his birth father in New York City. Along the way, he meets new friends, overcomes obstacles, and learns valuable lessons about family and friendship.

The Santa Clause: Tim Allen stars in this 1994 comedy about Scott Calvin, a divorced dad who discovers he has been chosen as the new Santa Claus. With help from his son, Scott must learn the ropes before Christmas morning arrives!

Home Alone: This 1990 comedy follows Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) as he is accidentally left home alone during the holiday season. As burglars attempt to break into his house, Kevin must use his wits (and some clever traps!) to save himself and his family’s presents.


No matter what type of movie you’re looking for this holiday season, there’s something for everyone on this list! From classic animated films to modern-day romantic comedies, these movies will get you into the holiday spirit in no time. So grab some hot cocoa (or eggnog) and settle in for a positive viewing experience!

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