25 of the Best Christmas Movies (and Where to Stream Them!)

Emily Manning

Emily Manning

December 15, 2020

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Have a festive movie night with a difference this year and see how many of the best Christmas movies you can squeeze in! We’ve got our pick of the best for the whole family to enjoy, and where you can stream them – all you need is the blanket and popcorn!

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With the festive season upon us, it’s time to catch up on some brilliant family Christmas movies. We’ve picked some of the best to stream on Netflix (UK & Ireland), Amazon Prime and Disney+.

Take your pick from some of the best seasonal animated and live action movies, from The Grinch and A Christmas Carol to Klaus, The Christmas Chronicles and Noelle.

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Best Christmas Movies on Netflix

The Christmas Chronicles

Netflix The Christmas Chronicles

Stream The Christmas Chronicles on Netflix

After accidentally crashing Santa’s sleigh, a brother and sister pull an all-nighter to save Christmas with a savvy, straight-talking St Nick.

The Christmas Chronicles 2

The Christmas Chronicles 2 on Netflix

Stream The Christmas Chronicles 2 on Netflix

Unhappy over her mom’s new relationship, a now-teenage Kate runs away and lands at the North Pole, where a naughty elf is plotting to cancel Christmas.

The Grinch

The Grinch

Stream The Grinch on Netflix

A grump with a mean streak plots to bring Christmas to a halt in the cheerful town of Whoville. But a generous little girl could change his heart.

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

Stream Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Story on Netflix

Decades after his trusted apprentice betrayed him, a once-joyful toy-maker finds new hope when his kind and curious granddaughter comes into his life.

Nativity

Nativity

Stream Nativity on Netflix

Paul, tasked with directing his school’s Nativity play, falsely boasts that his ex-girlfriend plans to turn the production into a film.

Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger

Nativity 2

Stream Nativity 2 on Netflix

An anxious teacher at an underperforming school sets out on a road trip with some students to enter the kids in a Christmas song concert.

Arthur Christmas

Arthur Christmas

Stream Arthur Christmas on Netflix

At Santa Claus’ super-secret toy-making facility, Mr Claus trusts his son Arthur to carry out an ultra-important Christmas mission.

Christmas With the Kranks

Christmas with the Kranks (1)

Stream Christmas With the Kranks on Netflix

They’re sick of holiday hype. But saying no to the ‘ho ho ho’ just might get them run out a suburbia.

Klaus

Klaus Netflix

Stream Klaus on Netflix

A selfish postman and a reclusive toymaker form an unlikely friendship, delivering joy to a cold, dark town that desperately needs it.

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Best Christmas Movies on Disney Plus

Noelle

Disney Noelle

Stream Noelle on Disney Plus

Kris Kingle’s daughter is full of Christmas spirit but wishes she could do something important like her brother Nick, who will take over for their father this Christmas. Soon, chaos ensues and Noelle must embark on a mission to save Christmas!

A Christmas Carol

Disney A Christmas Carol

Stream A Christmas Carol on Disney Plus

Ebenezer Scrooge begins the holiday with his usual miserly contempt, but when three ghosts take him on a journey revealing long-buried truths, he must open his heart to undo years of ill-will before it’s too late.

Home Alone

Home Alone

Stream Home Alone on Disney Plus

When Kevin McCallister is left behind while his family dashes off on a Christmas trip, he is left to defend his family’s home from two bumbling burglars until his relative return.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Home Alone 2

Stream Home Alone 2 on Disney Plus

Kevin McCallister is all alone in New York City, but he won’t be alone for long as the notorious Wet Bandits, Harry and Marv, are also in the Big Apple.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Stream The Nightmare Before Christmas on Disney Plus

Bored with the same old scare-and-scream routine, Pumpkin King Jack Skellington longs to spread the joy of Christmas. But his merry mission puts Santa in jeopardy and creates a nightmare for good little boys and girls everywhere.

The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppet Christmas Carol

Stream The Muppet Christmas Carol on Disney Plus

The Muppets’ rendition of Charles Dickens’ classic tale puts a unique twist on that fateful Christmas Eve, when Scrooge is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future.

The Santa Clause

The Santa Clause

Stream The Santa Clause on Disney Plus

On Christmas Eve, divorced dad Scott Calvin and his son discover Santa Claus has fallen off their roof. When Scott takes the reins of the magical sleigh, he finds he is now the new Santa, and must convince a world of non-believers, including himself.

Santa Claus 2

Stream The Santa Clause 2 on Disney Plus

Tim Allen returns in this heartwarming holiday sequel as Scott Calvin, who has been a very happy and successful Santa for eight years – but now he faces a new challenge. If he doesn’t get married by Christmas Eve, he’ll stop being Santa forever.

Santa Claus 3

Santa Clause 3

Stream The Santa Clause 3 on Disney Plus

Scott Calvin invites his in-laws to the North Pole, but the holidays take a chaotic turn when Jack Frost puts the big freeze on Christmas. Now, unless Scott can get his job back, it’s going to be a very glacial ‘Frostmas’ around the world.

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas

Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (1)

Stream Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas on Disney Plus

Join Mickey, Minnie and friends for hilarious and heartwarming stories of their most memorable Christmases together.

Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas

Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas

Stream Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas on Disney Plus

Santa Claus joins Mickey, Minnie and all their pals in an original movie about discovering the magic of Christmas.

Santa Paws

Santa Paws

Stream Santa Paws on Disney Plus

After Santa loses his memory on a trip to New York, it’s up to Paws, a faithful orphan named Quinn, her new friend Will, and a wonderful group of magical talking dogs to save St Nick and show the world what Christmas is all about.

Santa Paws 2

Santa Paws 2

Stream Santa Paws 2 on Disney Plus

When the Christmas spirit mysteriously begins to disappear, the playful and mischievous Santa Pups – Hope, Jingle, Charity and Noble – must race to save Christmas.

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Best Christmas Movies on Amazon Prime

Deck the Halls

Deck the Halls

Stream Deck the Halls on Amazon Prime

Determined to end his neighbour Steve’s reign as the town’s “King of Christmas”, Buddy plasters his house with so many lights it will be visible from space!

An Elf’s Story: The Elf on the Shelf

An Elf Story (1)

Stream An Elf’s Story: The Elf on the Shelf on Amazon Prime

Nine-year-old Taylor McTuttle has reached a crossroads. Does he believe Santa Claus really knows who is naught or nice? Does he even believe in Santa Claus any more?

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

Stream National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation on Amazon Prime

A comedy classic that gift wraps the “perfect Christmas” for the much-loved Griswald family.

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Have your say! What do you think the best Christmas movies are? Leave a comment below and let us know – we’d love to hear from you!

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Published On: December 15th, 2020 / Categories: Entertainment / Last Updated: April 5th, 2021 / Tags: , /

About the Author: Emily Manning

Emily is the coffee-loving Editor of MyKidsTime. Mum of one daughter and two naughty Tibetan Terriers, she is particularly partial to Curly Wurlys and unable to resist pretty stationery and new cookbooks. As an avid foodie and domestic goddess-wannabe, she is most likely to be found in the kitchen.

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