We’re getting nearly at the finish of the year, that will only signal one thing: it’s time for Christmas movies! Although there are dozens (if not hundreds) of new films added to the Christmas movie and television schedule each year, there’s nothing quite like relaxing and watching some of the most popular Christmas movies online. Fortunately for you, this list is designed to assist you in doing exactly that, as we’ll provide you with numerous options to help you plan your holiday streaming schedule, which you can find below!
The 10 Best Holiday Movies to Stream This Christmas Season
Are you looking for a way to liven up your Christmas season? These holiday films will provide you with a unique holiday viewing experience.
The Preacher’s Wife
Denzel Washington plays Dudley, an angel entrusted to aid a pastor (Courtney B. Vance) fighting to keep his New York City church viable in this remake of Penny Marshall’s 1947 film ‘The Bishop’s Wife.’ What happens instead is that he develops feelings for the preacher’s wife, Whitney Houston, a former nightclub singer turned choir star. There’s comedy, grief, and, in the end, salvation. If all of that heartfelt material wasn’t enough, it also includes a significant amount of Houston’s always flawless voice.
Amazon Prime is where you can stream this movie.
Second on the list we have the 1990 film that produced a performer of Macaulay Culkin, as his Kevin McCallister.
Home Alone, the Kevin-centric film, is the epitome of the Christmas season.
This is a story of a young boy who is mistakenly left behind when his family goes on vacation for the holidays.
I remember this film most vividly for its inept villains, two burglars named the Wet Bandits, portrayed by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern, who wind up in a perilous conflict with Kevin.
This film is available to stream and watch on Netflix or Disney+.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is a sequel to the film Home Alone. Why not watch the followup to Home Alone after you’ve finished viewing the first?
Lost in New York, in which Kevin (Culkin) is separated from his family at the airport and ends up on an aircraft bound for New York City, could be said to be even better than the original.
Watch on Disney+
The Best Man Holiday
This 2013 Black-led Christmas film follows a band of college friends who reunite to spend Christmas after nearly 15 years away, only to discover old romances and rivalries revived. Sanaa Lathan, Taye Diggs, Nia Long, Terrence Howard, Monica Calhoun, Harold Perrineau, Regina Hall, and Morris Chestnut play members of the ensemble.
The Best Man Christmas reunited the cast of 1999’s The Best Man and therefore will make you yearn for a bit crazy holiday get-together with your friends.
On Peacock, you can watch The Best Man Holiday.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Nightmare Before Christmas is a children’s book written by Tim Burton.
The Pumpkin King of Halloween Town (Chris Sarandon) discovers Christmas Town and gets infatuated with the holiday in this dark fantasy musical from producer Tim Burton, which is a strange blend of Halloween and Christmas movies.
Catherine O’Hara, William Hickey, Paul Reubens, and others round out the voice ensemble, contributing to make this 1993 classic an offbeat delight.
On Disney+, you may watch The Nightmare Before Christmas.
A Christmas Carol
This Charles Dickens masterpiece has indeed been tailored for the display loads of times and in a variety of ways (a couple of which we’ll see later), but my personal favorite is the 1984 made-for-TV version starring George C. Scott as Scrooge and Edward Woodward as the Spirit of Christmas Present, which I don’t believe enough people are aware of.
The acting is fantastic, and I feel one of the things that sets it distinct is that the first visit from Marley’s ghost and the Spirit of Christmas Yet to Come are both very terrifying and help you understand why Scrooge would have such a change of heart.
Tubi has a live stream of A Christmas Carol.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
A Charlie Brown cartoon Christmas is beautiful since it is about being depressed during the most wonderful time of the year, which is something we could all use more of in our world. From the soundtrack to the dancing to Linus’ charming little message about the true spirit of Christmas, there are numerous reasons why this cartoon has been a dependable favourite for so many years. It’s one of those things that never gets old.
A Charlie Brown Christmas is available on Apple TV+.
The Muppet Christmas Carol
This is not just the best version of A Christmas Carol ever created, but also one of the best Christmas movies ever made. Even if you’re familiar with Ebenezer Scrooge’s (Michael Caine’s) narrative, the addition of Kermit, Gonzo, and Miss Piggy instantly improves it.
On Disney+, you may watch The Muppet Christmas Carol.
Jingle All The Way
All of a sudden, there’s a jingle going on.
It’s always nice to have a lighthearted, funny Christmas film, and Jingle All the Way is just that. Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a workaholic who is attempting to make amends with his son and wife by purchasing the most sought-after toy, despite the fact that it is already Christmas Eve, and his search is hampered by a mailman, Myron (Sinbad), who is also looking for the same item. I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this one, so give it a try if you’re looking for something to brighten your Christmas mood.
You can stream Jingle All the Way on Disney+.
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
The Grinch Who Stole Christmas is a movie which tells a story about how the Grinch stole Christmas.
Another classic that has been redone several times, but I believe that sticking with the animated 1966 original is the best option.
Watch as the bitter and malicious Grinch becomes so enraged by a nearby village’s holiday joy that he disguises himself as Santa and attempts to steal all of their Christmas goodies, only to be prevented by his own change of heart. Boris Karloff, June Foray, and singer Thurl Ravenscroft provide fantastic voice work, making this a must-see.
On Peacock, you may watch How The Grinch Stole Christmas!
That concludes our list of the top 10 favorite holiday movies to watch this holiday season. They’re actually something to make your Christmas season a little more interesting by providing you with a fantastic viewing experience. These films are available to stream on Netflix, Disney+, Peacock, Amazon Prime, Apple TV, and Tubi.