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There Are So Many Christmas Movies On Amazon Prime Right Now

‘Tis the season for Christmas movie marathons, and if you have Amazon Prime, there are festive movies both old and new that you can watch for free. Now that there are, like, a million different streaming platforms, there is almost too much Christmas content to sift through. But as the so-called streaming wars intensify, each service has unique festive offerings, so many of the movies found on Amazon Prime aren’t streaming anywhere else.

And, as is requisite of any streaming lineup during the Christmas period, Amazon’s movie selection is pretty varied. In a throwback mood? There are some ’40s and ’50s iconic films for that. Want to watch something animated? There’s a Rankin/Bass classic. Want to see something a little newer? There’s a newer A-list Christmas flick on the list, too. Basically, as Ariana Grande says (ish) “You want it, you got it.”

Of course, Amazon has plenty of movies (basically the whole catalogue of everything ever created) that users can pay to rent or buy. But Christmas is already so expensive, what with the gifts and the trees and the food prep, so we’re focusing on the items included in your Amazon Prime subscription.

‘Tis the season to get your money’s worth.

Four Christmases (2008)

Four Christmases is often overlooked in the festive film category, but the Reese Witherspoon, Vince Vaughn two-hander is actually comedy gold. Following a couple who attempt to visit four sets of parents on Christmas Day, the film is the perfect mix of hilarious family feuds and festive cheer. Courtesy of Shutterstock

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

It’s not Christmas without at least one viewing of this movie. The Jimmy Stewart classic reminds us all that we do matter in so many large and small ways. Amazon offers both the original black and white version and a colour version to suit your fancy. Photo: Shutterstock.

The Holiday (2006)

It’s not Christmas without at least one viewing of this movie. Featuring four of the biggest names in Hollywood, The Holiday sees Jude Law and Jack Black get caught up in a house-swapping high jinks when Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet decide to swap lives over the Christmas holidays.

The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show (2019)

This Amazon Prime special brings musician Kacey Musgraves and her famous friends together for a Christmas variety show. There are songs to be sung, dances to be had, and so many celebrity cameos to see. There’s also a full album on Spotify to add to your annual Christmas party playlist. Photo: Courtesy of Amazon.

Bad Santa (2003)

If the festive season can be a little too saccharine for you, check out this movie. It’s a more cynical take on Christmas, with a thief posing as a mall Santa to rob the shops after dark. Gilmore Girls star Lauren Graham also shows up in this film. Photo: Shutterstock.

 

Holiday Engagement (2011)

This Hallmark movie has one of the season’s most classic tropes — hiring an actor to be your boyfriend so you don’t have to go home for the holidays alone. (For the record: it’s perfectly fine to go home for the holidays alone, but I digress.) As the trope goes, even though their relationship starts out fake, the two may end up falling for each other for real.

Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas (1977)

This Jim Henson Muppet movie is so heartwarming. Emmet Otter and his Ma both enter a talent competition to win a cash prize so they can buy each other nice Christmas gifts for once. It’s such a sweet tale (with tons of twists and turns), and the puppetry is on point.

The Miracle On 34th Street (1955)

When a young girl doesn’t believe in Santa Claus, the real Kris Kringle arrives to convince her. This isn’t the Natalie Wood or the Mara Wilson version. Instead it’s a 1955 reboot of the original 1947 film. The 1947 and 1994 versions are available on Amazon for purchase, but the 1955 one retells the story perfectly well for free. Photo: Photofest.

Deck The Halls (2006)

Starring Danny Devito and Matthew Broderick as feuding friends, Deck The Halls tells the story of two neighbours who go to war over Christmas decorations.

 

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Holiday Inn (1942)

Bing Crosby’s renditions of Christmas songs are some of the most iconic of the season. Fans of his smooth voice will want to check out Holiday Inn, which stars Crosby and Fred Astaire as members of a musical act who quit to start a holiday-focused hotel. But when the inn books the talented singer Linda (Marjorie Reynolds), both Crosby and Astaire’s characters fall for her. Drama, drama, drama. Photo: Photofest.

Daddy’s Home 2 (2017)

Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg star in this film about dealing with family for the holidays. When both of their dads show up for Christmas, it’s a recipe for disaster — and plenty of laughs.

Prancer (1989)

When a young girl stumbles upon an injured reindeer, she’s convinced he must be one from Santa’s fleet. She helps nurse him back to health, and her belief in the magic of Christmas inspires all those around her as well.

 

Babes In Toyland (1986)

A young Drew Barrymore and Keanu Reeves star in this ’80s rendition of this classic tale. Barrymore plays Lisa, who is transported to the magical world of Toyland during a blizzard on Christmas eve. Once there, she has to help defeat a villain and save the town and its toys forever. Photo: Photofest.

The Snowman (1982)

Another classic animated movie about Christmas is The Snowman, featuring the voice of David Bowie. It tells the tale of a young boy whose snowman comes to life on Christmas Eve and takes him to the North Pole to meet Santa. Photo: Shutterstock.

It Happened One Christmas (1977)

This is basically a gender swapped It’s a Wonderful Life. This time, Cloris Leachman plays a guardian angel tasked with showing a woman what the world would like like if she really wasn’t around.

A Christmas Carol (1971)

Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol is one of the most well-known works about the holiday. This 1971 version is animated and actually won an Oscar for Best Short Animated Film.

Jack Frost (1979)

Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin Jr., known for their other classic stop-animation movies like Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, also created Jack Frost. It tells a Little Mermaid-esque tale about how Jack Frost fell in love with a human woman and temporarily got to become a human to be with her.

The Christmas Gift (2015)

This Lifetime movie is based on a true story of a woman who tries to track down a man who once changed her life with an anonymous Christmas gift when they were both children. Michelle Trachtenberg stars in the film adaptation of the touching tale.

Nativity! (2009)

Starring Martin Freeman as a strung out primary school teacher, Nativity! is as heart-warming as it is hilarious. Watch it for Mr.Poppy alone.

Unlikely Angel (1996)

Dolly Parton stars in this film as an angel trying to earn her wings by bringing true love to a widowed father. As is customary with any movie starring a famous musician, she does indeed sing on the soundtrack — including in one song fittingly called “Unlikely Angel.”

A Christmas Cruise (2017)

Come for the story of an aspiring novelist finding love aboard a holiday cruise, stay for the Nick Viall from The Bachelor cameo. He plays the hotel cruise manager in one of his first non-reality TV acting roles.

Merry Christmas From Funny Or Die

Amazon has compiled all of Funny or Die’s best Christmas-themed sketches for viewers to watch. Make sure you check out the Drunk History version of The Night Before Christmas starring Ryan Gosling, Eva Mendes, and Jim Carrey.

Christmas with the Coopers (2015)

If you are a fan of movies with a string of A-listers attached, this is the one for you. Starring Olivia Wilde, Amanda Seyfried, Diane Keaton, Anthony Mackie, Steve Martin and a very young Timothée Chalamet, Christmas with The Coopers shows the highs and lows of spending Christmas with your extended family.

Christmas In The Heartland

Two teen girls are heading to visit their respective grandparents, whom they’ve never met before. When the girls are seated next to each other on the plane, they decide to switch places to shake things up this Christmas. Will they get away with this festive Parent Trap-ish?

Nutcracker: The Motion Picture (1986)

Want to see The Nutcracker ballet without leaving your couch? This 1986 version is as close to the original story as you can get, and the dance numbers are pretty spectacular.

Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You (2017)

Mariah Carey narrates this animated tale about a girl who just wants a puppy for Christmas. Funny, I also direct my renditions of “All I Want For Christmas Is You” towards my dog.

 


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