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From Home Alone to Love Actually – where to stream the best Christmas films this year

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It’s time to get festive! (Picture: 20th Century Fox, Sony_Where can you watch the best Christmas films

It may only be November, but after midnight on Halloween, we reckon it’s totally acceptable to step into Christmas.

And let’s face it, after the year we’ve all head, we need a bit of festive cheer.

Mince pies are on the supermarket shelves and the Christmas lights are popping up around town, and while you may not be able to convince your other half that it’s time to put your tree up, perhaps whacking on a Christmas classic will be an easier sell.

As the evenings get darker, and we’re all stuck inside anyway, what could be better than a festive favourite on the telly to watch when you’re cosy on the couch?

Luckily for us, there are plenty of streaming services that are stocked up with Christmas movies – from old classics to new favourites and everything in between.

So, in preparation for your festive binges, we’ve source where you can watch all the best Christmas movies this winter – Christmas sandwich not included.

Love Actually

Available on: Now TV

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Yes, some of the plots have aged pretty badly (every office scene screams ‘workplace harassment’), but no Christmas filmfest is complete without it.

The 2003 Richard Curtis film follows the intertwining stories of people across London (and France) in the weeks running up to Christmas, centring on the new Prime Minister (Hugh Grant), who has a crush on a Downing Street staffer (Martine McCutcheon).

It’s worth a watch alone for Emma Thompson’s infamous scene listening to Joni Mitchell. How could you, Alan Rickman?

Home Alone

Available on: Disney Plus

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The Home Alone films are available on Disney Plus (Picture: 20th Century Fox/Kobal/REX)

Another festive staple, no Christmas would be complete without the adventures of Kevin McCallister.

In this 1990 comedy, Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) is accidentally left home alone at Christmas after his family jetted off to Paris without him. Unfortunately, two burglars (Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern) have their sights set on the McCallister house, so it’s up to Kevin to stop them.

It truly never gets old, even if Kevin’s family get increasingly negligent across the series. Bonus – Disney Plus is also streaming Home Alone 2 and 3.


Available on: Netflix

A new British holiday favourite, Nativity! sees Martin Freeman play a Christmas-hating teacher who is tasked with producing the school’s nativity play.

The comedy, which inspired a stage musical, also stars Ashley Jensen, Jason Watkins, Alan Carr and Ricky Tomlinson, and its sequels are also on Netflix.

The Holiday

Available on: Netflix

OK, so The Holiday isn’t an out-and-out Christmas film, but it’s very wintery and set near Christmas and that’s all we need.

The rom-com follows Iris (Kate Winslet) and Amanda (Cameron Diaz), who arrange a home exchange over Christmas while dealing with heartbreak.

Jack Black and Jude Law play the love interests in this movie equivalent to a hot water bottle.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Available on: Disney Plus

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Take a trip to Christmas Town (Picture: Touchstone/Kobal/REX)

What’s this, what’s this? A film that’s perfect for Halloween AND Christmas? What a treat.

Tim Burton’s animated cult classic is available on Disney Plus and is a much watch, particularly if you have any goths in the house.

The film follows Jack Skellington, the King of Halloween Town who becomes obsessed with Christmas after discovering Christmas Town.

Die Hard

Available on: Now TV

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Yes, it is a Christmas film and we’ll hear nothing more of it.

What screams Christmas more than Bruce Willis as John McClane, kicking terrorist butt? Nothing, that’s what.

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Available on: Disney Plus

Possibly the best Muppets movie, this 1992 take on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol is beautiful and brilliantly funny, and  Michael Caine playing Ebenezer Scrooge straight while surrounded by puppets gets more genius with every watch.

The Santa Clause

Available on: Disney Plus

A pure slice of Christmas, Disney Plus is streaming all three films in The Santa Clause franchise, but the original is the best.

Tim Allen plays a businessman, Scott Calvin, who puts on Santa’s suit after Father Christmas falls off his roof, and inherits the job (via the Santa Clause in a contract).

While he doesn’t believe it at first, Scott soon realises he is now Santa and must convince his family and friends that he is indeed the man in the big red suit.

Miracle On 34th Street

Available on: Now TV

The remake of the original 1947 film is available on Now TV, and is the perfect sentimental treat to while away a Sunday afternoon.

Richard Attenborough plays Kris Kringle, who has to prove he is the real Santa in court, after being arrested following a set-up.

Schmaltzy, yes, but the end pay-off will bring a tear to your eye.

It’s A Wonderful Life

Available on: Now TV

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It’s.. well, wonderful (Picture: AP)

One of the all-time great Christmas films, it’s a must-watch for the whole family.

The 1946 fantasy drama stars James Stewart as George Bailey, who decides to take his own life, but is stopped by his guardian angel, who shows George how different the lives of others would have been had he not been born.

It’s less miserable than it sounds.


Available on: Now TV

Another retelling of A Christmas Carol, but this one has Bill Murray.

Scrooged is a modern day comedy telling of the Dickens story, seeing Murray as a selfish TV executive who is visited by a succession of ghosts on Christmas Eve, in the hopes of him regaining his Christmas spirit.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Available on: Now TV

Christmas isn’t complete without the Grinch, and our pick of the bunch is the 2000 film, which is streaming on Now TV.

Jim Carrey takes on the classic character, who attempts to steal Christmas by nicking the Who family’s presents, as revenge for his humiliation as a child.

This family film boasts a brilliant cast, with Christine Baranski, Anthony Hopkins (as the narrator) and a young Taylor Momsen bringing the Dr Seuss story to life.

Black Christmas

Available on: Shudder

If you’re still stuck in Halloween mode, we’ve got the transitional movie for you.

The 1974 original (much better than the two remakes) is a slasher classic, and follows a group of sorority sisters who are stalked by a vicious killer over Christmas.

OK, it’s not very warm and fuzzy, but there are plenty of Christmas references.


Credit: Original article published here.

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