16 holiday movies already streaming, because it's never too early to feel festive
Once Halloween is over, it’s officially fair game to start gearing up for Christmas (sorry Thanksgiving!). If you’re ready to get into the holiday spirit, then streaming Christmas movies right now on Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu is an excellent way to go. You know how in the ~olden days~ you would have to drag your mom to Blockbuster so you could select which VIDEO CASSETTES (feel ancient yet?) of holiday classics you wanted for the week? Well, the interwebz and streaming sites have made holiday movie binge-watching sooo much easier.
Don’t let anyone tell you that it’s too early to be watching these holiday movies — after all, Freeform already released its 25 Days of Christmas schedule!
So here are 16 holiday movies that you can watch immediately — before Christmas is upon us in full force.
1. White Christmas
Dream of a White Christmas no matter where you live with Bing Crosby in this Christmas staple streaming on Netflix. All the singing and dancing could even make Santa swoon.
Even though this Christmas-set movie has a bit an edge, it also features Gizmo — aka THE MOST PRECIOUS CREATURE TO EVER EXIST. Let Gizmo’s singing in Gremlins soothe your soul for free on Amazon Prime.
3. Love Actually
If you really love Christmas, come on and let it snow by streaming Love Actually on Netflix and Amazon.
4. Christmas with the Kranks
Tim Allen is kind of the king of Christmas, while Jamie Lee Curtis is the queen of Halloween. Thanks to Netflix and Amazon, you can watch them combine powers in Christmas with the Kranks.
5. The Holiday
Is there a better way to spend The Holiday than by watching Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz find love? I think not, so stream this rom-com gem on Amazon.
6. A Very Brady Christmas
Nothing says Christmas like “family,” so get in the holiday spirit with one of the most classic TV families ever — The Brady Bunch — with this holiday special on Hulu.
7. 12 Dates of Christmas
This Freeform movie available on Netflix is the equivalent of Groundhog Day for Christmas. And spending any of the 12 Dates of Christmas with Mark-Paul Gosselaar is nothing to complain about.
8. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
Dylan McDermott and Mara Wilson will make you believe in Santa Claus again in their remake of Miracle on 34th Street, available on Amazon Prime (for free) and Netflix.
9. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
If you’re a purist, the original 1947 version (although it is colorized) of Miracle on 34th Street with Natalie Wood and Maureen O’Hara is available on Amazon.
10. This Christmas
Get ready for This Christmas with Idris Elba and Regina King on Amazon.
11. A Very Murray Christmas
This Christmas special from the wacky and beautiful mind of Bill Murray is a Netflix original. See some of your favorite stars like Rashida Jones, Maya Rudolph, Miley Cyrus, and even George friggin’ Clooney rock out to holiday tunes.
12. Holiday Engagement
This Hallmark Channel movie about a woman who hires a man to be her fiancé over the holidays to trick her family — a family which includes Shelley Long and Haylie Duff! — is available on Hulu.
13. Marry Me for Christmas
The fake engagement plot is actually a Christmas standard as the Up TV movie, Marry Me for Christmas, proves. This marriage-themed movie is on Netflix.
14. The Muppet Christmas Carol
This movie isn’t free with Prime, but it’s still available to stream on Amazon. And it’s truly worth every penny to see Michael Caine as Ebenezer Scrooge sing with Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit.
15. A Christmas Story
Don’t want to wait until the Christmas Day marathon of A Christmas Story on TV? Then check out Ralphie and family on Amazon.
16. Home Alone
Does Christmas really truly even happen if you don’t watch Kevin McAllister terrorize burglars? That’s a hard holiday no. So it’s in your best interest to stream Home Alone on Amazon.
Dec. 25 will be here before you know it, so get to watching! Don’t let the Scrooges tell you otherwise.