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The Twelve Christmas Movies (Plus One)
There are so many great Christmas movies out there. The problem these days is that thanks to the proliferation of Hallmark Channel-style Christmas movies, there are literally hundreds and hundreds of Christmas movies available on streaming services. It’s like looking for a pine needle in a haystack. Of course, that didn’t stop us from wading in the pool to pick some of the absolute best Christmas movies streaming right now so you don’t have to. That list includes solid offerings from Disney+ and HBO Max, and Peacock even has a few. Netflix, Prime Video, and Hulu are all surprisingly unassuming when it comes to holiday movies that you’ll actually recognize.
Another thing that complicates the search for good Christmas movies is that the kids section – where some of the best movies in this category can be found – is filled less with Christmas movies for kids and more with movies that kids can see, while trying to keep her sane until it’s time to open presents. These sections are packed with Christmas themed offerings like Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Minions, and things like that.
Of course, there is an audience for every film. If you’re over all the classics from watching them so many times, there are tons of options on almost every streaming service, with titles like Love at the Christmas Contest and Single Bells. Peacock even has a Hallmark-specific channel if you want the authentic Hallmark Christmas experience.
But we want the classics. We want the ultimate. You’ll surely know at least some of these movies, but you might not know where to find them, so read on for our favorite vacation-themed movies and where to watch them right now.