Holiday Movies Streaming Now on Netflix

‘Tis the season to be jolly. And, what could possibly be jollier than slipping on a comfy onesie, commandeering the couch, and settling in for a movie marathon? Nothing, that’s what.

With Halloween behind us, it’s time to set our sights on the holiday season. That means lots of twinkle lights, hot chocolate, and holiday music. But it also means that there will be tons of holiday movies available to stream on all your favorite apps and sites for the next few months. And what better way to get into the holiday spirit than with your old pals Netflix, HBO Go, Amazon Instant Video and Hulu?

Consider this your ultimate movie playlist. Many of these are holiday classics; some are feel-good films that make you feel a little less Grinch-like, and all are available to stream online. All you need now is to hire an elf to keep the eggnog and Christmas cookies coming.

Just Friends, 2005

Long before Ryan Reynolds was the internet’s favorite snarky boyfriend in a Deadpool suit, he was the star of this classic. Yes, it is a classic. Reynolds is at his sarcastic best in this one. And never forget the magic of Anna Farris as a pop star whose voice will haunt your dreams after you hear songs like “Forgiveness.”

Watch It On: Netflix

Photo: Moviestore Collection/REX/Shutterstock.

A Charlie Brown Christmas, 1965

Is it Christmas if we don’t hear the Peanuts theme song? Is it Christmas if Pig-Pen doesn’t dance? What if Linus doesn’t drag his blankie? The answer is no. We need you, Charlie Brown. You’re a Christmas classic.

Watch It On: ABC Go.

Photo: Courtesy of ABC.

Serendipity, 2001

A chance meeting while celebrating Christmas in New York brings together to strangers (Kate Beckinsale and John Cusack). If that sounds cheesy, just know that it is. But we could also use a little cheesy during the holidays.

Watch It On: Netflix.

Photo: David Lee/Tapestry Films/REX/Shutterstock.

The Legend of Frosty the Snowman, 2005

When you have your own theme song, you’re kind of a big deal. At least, in the holiday world. The Legend of Frosty the Snowman is the perfect holiday movie to watch with siblings, nieces, nephews, and children of your very own.

Watch It On: Netflix.

Photo: Courtesy of Netflix.

A Very Murray Christmas, 2015

What do you get when you put together Bill Murray, Miley Cyrus, George Clooney, and some holiday cheer? A holiday special that is part joyful, part hipster, part cringeworthy, but totally worth the watch.

Watch It On: Netflix

Photo: Ali Goldstein/American Zoetrope/South Beach Productions/REX/Shutterstock.

The Year Without a Santa Claus, 1974

What’s more fun than stop-motion animated holiday movies? Absolutely nothing. The Year Without a Santa Claus shows us what would happen to the world if Santa just decided to call it quits. It also features a badass Mrs. Claus basically trying to save Christmas.

Watch On: Amazon Instant Video

Photo: Courtesy of Warner Brothers.

Snow Day, 2000

Snow Day is a great example of Nickelodeon taking a real-life event — the love of having a snow day when you’re a kid — and turning it into a feature-length film. It will also warm your heart because of all the nostalgia.

Watch It On: Netflix

Photo: Douglas Curran/Paramount/Nickelodeon/Mff/REX/Shutterstock.

The Muppet Christmas Carol, 1992

There are countless versions of A Christmas Carol in the world. Why not have yours with a Muppets twist? There’s also the added benefit of Michael Cain playing surly old Scrooge.

Watch It On: HBO Go.

Photo: Jim Henson Productions/REX/Shutterstock.

Gremlins, 1984

Seriously, the worst present EVER.

Watch On: Amazon Instant Video

Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Christmas with the Kranks, 2004

Look, let’s be real: This movie is absurd. But sometimes, absurd holiday movies are the best escape from reality when your prying aunt has just finished off the egg nog and started annoying everyone, yes?

Watch It On: Netflix

Photo: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures.

Miracle on 34th Street, 1947

This Christmas classic starts out with a drunk Santa and only gets better. A bit sappy, maybe. But, we fall for it every year.

Watch On: Amazon Instant Video

Photo: Courtesy of 20th Century Fox.

Scrooged, 1988

How can one of the funniest films of all time still make us blubber like babies in the final scene? Damn you and your selective talking, Calvin (sniff).

Watch On: Netflix

Photo: Courtesy Paramount Pictures.

Home Alone, 1990

Man. Nearly a quarter of a century later, and we still want to be that kid.

Watch On: HBO Go

Photo: Courtesy of 20th Century Fox.

Love Actually, 2003

Best scene: “Good King Wenceslas.” Worst scene: A tie between that evil Rick Grimes trying to horn in on his best mate’s wife and anything featuring Alan Rickman’s horny secretary.

Watch On: Netflix

Photo: SNAP/REX/Shutterstock.

When Harry Met Sally, 1989

We should probably hate this film for conning us into thinking we’d meet our one true love at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s Eve, but it’s still adorable.

Watch On: Amazon Instant Video

Photo: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures.

Lethal Weapon, 1987

Hey, sometimes you’ve just got to shake things up. And, no matter what Mel Gibson does, Danny Glover is still awesome.

Watch On: Amazon Instant Video

Photo: Courtesy of Warner Bros.

Bridget Jones’s Diary, 2001

Yes, it’s totally okay to fall for the guy in the ugly reindeer sweater. Even if he is a bit of a snot sometimes.

Watch On: Hulu

Photo: Courtesy of Miramax Films.

Bad Santa, 2003

Bernie Mac and John Ritter in the same film? Hold. It. Together. And, maybe watch this one after the kids have gone to bed.

Watch On: HBO Go

Photo: Courtesy Miramax Films.

Misery, 1990

Hmmm. Now that you think about it, your home-for-the-holidays situation really isn’t that bad, is it? Count on Kathy Bates to put things into perspective.

Watch On: Amazon Instant Video

Photo: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures.

The Holiday, 2006

The Holiday: Nurturing fantasies that you’ll meet a gorgeous and sensitive Brit during your sublet since 2006.

Watch On: Netflix

Photo: Courtesy of Columbia Pictures.

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas , 2000

Look this isn’t a good movie. But it’s always there when you need a holiday movie pick-me-up! And there’s baby Taylor Momsen as a Who!

Watch On: HBO Go

Photo: Ron Batzdorff/Imagine Ent/REX/Shutterstock.

Hook, 1991

This one always makes us think happy thoughts.

Watch On: Hulu

Photo: Courtesy TriStar Pictures.

White Christmas, 1954

Oh, go on. Do it for Grandma — and because Bing Crosby’s voice is just one of those things that makes the holidays better.

Watch On: Netflix

Photo: Courtesy Paramount Pictures.

Happy Christmas, 2014

Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, and, yes, Lena Dunham star in this indie dramedy.

Watch On: Netflix

Photo: Courtesy of Magnolia Pictures.

A Miracle on 34th Street, 1994

Yes, it’s the same old story, but this time Mara Wilson is the cute little girl and Dylan McDermott as her mother’s boyfriend and neighbor.

Watch On: Netflix

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