It’s that time of year again! With Halloween just around the corner, many movie fans are already looking forward to their favorite Christmas movies. Throughout November and December each year, people enjoy flipping through all their holiday favorites, from animated TV specials to live-action comedies. There are a ton of Christmas and holiday movies out there, especially with places like Netflix and Hallmark releasing hordes of new titles every year. That said, there are a handful of classics that families enjoy revisiting every holiday season.
It can be hard to keep up with how many of these movies are being streamed. So if you don’t own physical copies, find out where you can watch movies like Home alone and A Christmas story Every year can sometimes be a challenge. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered.
We tracked down many of the most beloved Christmas movies out there and compiled a list of where you can find them streaming this season.
Check out the full selection of holiday movie streaming homes below!
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – HBO Max
Of all Chevy Chase’s misadventures as Clark Griswold, Christmas holiday is easily the most memorable. From failed light displays to Cousin Eddie’s TV, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation has earned its place as one of the best Christmas comedies in history.
Elf – HBO Max
Released in 2003, Jon Favreau’s Elf is the latest film that many would consider an outright Christmas classic. Will Ferrell delivered an iconic turn as Buddy, a human who grows up at the North Pole.
It’s a Wonderful Life – Amazon Prime Video
Starring James Stewart, It’s a wonderful life left its mark on the holidays way back in 1946. The film has stood the test of time and is still one of the most requested Christmas films every season.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! – Peacock
There are more Grinch movies to watch during the holiday season, but the original animated special remains the most beloved of the bunch. Ron Howard’s live-action version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas streams on HBO Max, while Illumination Grinch starring Benedict Cumberbatch is not available on any major service.
The Muppet Christmas Carol – Disney+
There are many iterations of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas carol story out there, including a new one coming this year with Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell. With that said, The Muppet’s Christmas Carol is the best of the bunch, and it’s streaming on Disney+.
A Christmas Story – HBO Max
The story of Ralphie and his family has become one of the most popular holiday stories of all time, so much so that Warner Bros. delivers a long-awaited sequel this month. A Christmas story Christmas will premiere exclusively on HBO Max, alongside its iconic predecessor.
Home Alone – Disney+
Macauley Culkin’s turn when Kevin McCallister stole hearts around the globe in 1990 then Home alone was released in theaters, setting the box office on fire. The film is streaming on Disney+, along with its direct sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.
Love Actually – Peacock
Holiday love stories have become a staple of romantic comedy-drama, but no Christmas romp is as revered as Love Actually.
The Nightmare Before Christmas – Disney+
You can debate whether the Henry Selick stop-motion classic is a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie until you’re blue in the face, or you can just accept the fact that it’s definitely both.
The Polar Express – HBO Max
The animation in The Polar Express may not be for everyone, but there are quite a few Christmas movie fans who consider it one of the best of the season.
Santa Claus – Disney+
Tim Allen records Santa Claus as Scott Calvin, a rich man who cares little for the holidays. That changes when he happens to be the next goblin. Allen starred in three Santa Claus movies, all of which are streamed on Disney+. A new follow-up series, The Santa Clausescoming to the streamer this month.
Die Hard – Starz
Yes, Die hard is a Christmas movie. It’s not on any major streaming services right now, but you can find the iconic Bruce Willis action flick on Starz, which can be added to current TV packages or subscribed to as a standalone service.