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Classic Christmas Movies

With December being right around the corner, the time to fully get into Christmas mode is finally here. While there's plenty of shopping, decorating, snacking, and visiting with friends to be done, you'll also want to make sure that you leave yourself plenty of time to watch some classic Christmas movies.

For years, the only place to stream movies was Netflix, but now, the options are really endless, and it can be hard to decide which services are worth subscribing to until you know exactly what kind of content they have to offer you.

In past years Netflix has brought plenty of Christmas classics to its platform, but since it's been focusing on original content as of late, this year's selection isn't as great. Don't fret though — other streaming services are here to save the day.

The new (and very successful, might we add) Disney+ has an awesome catalogue of both animated and live-action holiday films, and of course, Amazon Prime Video is a great choice for checking out the classics as well.

If you're unsure of where your hard-earned streaming service dollars should be going this holiday season, consider this list your official guide. Happy Christmas classic watching!


How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Rating: 50% on Rotten Tomatoes

The classic tale of How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a tale that gets many folks into the holiday spirit, even the most Grinch-like. The hit movie is one of the only non-Netflix Original Christmas films coming to the streaming service this year.

Christmas with the Kranks

Rating: 5% on Rotten Tomatoes

Despite the low rating, Christmas with the Kranks is kind of a holiday cult classic. The movie tells the story of a family that's crazy about Christmas, until their daughter goes away, that is.

The Kranks decide to cancel their usual celebrations and head out on a tropical holiday, but when their daughter decides to come home at the last minute, things get a little hectic.

Christmas Wedding Planner

Rating: 4.3/10 on IMDb

If you're one of the people out there who's a sucker for cheesy Christmas movies, you've gotta add Christmas Wedding Planner to your Netflix watch list. To add even more excitement, the adorable love story was actually filmed here in Canada.


The Muppet Christmas Carol

Rating: 74% on Rotten Tomatoes

The Muppets were a huge part of so many people's childhood, so what better way to dig into some nostalgia than by watching their version of A Christmas Carol? The fun movie is just one of the many holiday films available on Disney+ this year.

The Santa Clause

Rating: 74% on Rotten Tomatoes

Tim Allen apparently has a thing for starring in Christmas movies, but according to the reviews, his role in The Santa Clause is much better than his other projects.

The movie tells the story of Scott, a man who unknowingly steps into the shoes of Santa Claus, and finds that he now has to keep this mysterious and magical secret safe so he can carry out his Christmas duties.

Home Alone

Rating: 65% on Rotten Tomatoes

The title for Home Alone doesn't hint that it's a Christmas movie at all, but the film is actually a holiday tradition for many families during the Christmas season.

If you're one of those families, you'll want to make sure you have a Disney+ subscription, as that's the only place you can watch the entire Home Alone franchise.

Amazon Prime Video


Rating: 84% on Rotten Tomatoes

Elf is one of those movies that continues to be amusing, no matter how old you get. The story of Buddy the Elf realizing that he is, in fact, a human and making his way to New York City to find his real family is a heartwarming story filled with holiday cheer.

Disney's A Christmas Carol

Rating: 52% on Rotten Tomatoes

There are tons of versions of A Christmas Carol out there, but the animated Disney one starring Jim Carrey just so happens to be one of the best.

If you're hoping to catch this film this year, be sure to subscribe to Amazon Prime Video.

The Holiday

Rating: 49% on Rotten Tomatoes

The Holiday is jam-packed with celebrities like Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, and Jack Black. The movie tells the story of two women in different countries, both struggling to deal with their issues at home.

When they swap lives, they both find themselves in love with a new man in a foreign country.

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