The Best Christmas Movies to Watch on Amazon This Holiday Season (2024)

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Amazon is your go-to when it comes to picking out Christmas gifts, so it makes sense that it'll be one of the first streamers you look to find a feel-good Christmas movie. And while there are plenty of films on Netflix and even Disney+, if you have a Prime Membership, most of the holiday flicks are free! So, grab a steaming cup of cocoa, some sugar cookies and other snacks, and hunker down with one of these Christmas movies on Amazon that you can stream from site to screen with just the click of a button.

Watch classics like It's a Wonderful Life, White Christmas and Home Alone, or more interesting options like The Nightmare Before Christmas or It's A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie. There are animated ones that kids will absolutely love, as well as nontraditional picks, like holiday horror films that are best watched after the kids are nestled all snug in their beds while visions of sugar-plums dance in their heads. You can also catch favorites from Lifetime and Hallmark if you don't have cable. Those might cost you, but luckily, most films are less than $5.

For more on what to watch this holiday season, look to our other guides:

Best Christmas Rom-Coms | Funny Christmas Movies| Best Christmas Movies for Kids

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It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

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What better way to get the kids in the spirit than with this musical comedy that's fun for the whole family? Follow all of your favorite Muppets as they fight to keep their coveted theater from being sold when they fall on hard times.

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2

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

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An oldie and a goodie, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation follows one family's disastrous Christmas vacation. Although our own holiday celebrations are never as bad as theirs, we can relate to bad luck occurring at the worst time during the Christmas season!

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3

Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

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For the folks who love all holidays, not just Christmas, this dark fantasy follows Jack Skellington (Chris Sarandon), one of the leaders of Halloween Town, a place inhabited by monsters and other spooky-themed creatures, as he discovers other holiday-themed worlds.

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4

A Cinderella Christmas

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Christmas collides with fairytales in this Cinderella-inspired holiday movie. At a Christmasmasquerade Ball, Angie (Emma Rigby) falls for the handsome and wealthy Nikolaus (Peter Porte), but leaves before she's able to reveal who she really is to him. The only thing he has to find her? A stocking she left behind filled with her favorite things.

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5

Frozen

You might not be able to build your own snowman if your local area doesn't get any snow flurries this Christmas season, but at least with this beloved cartoon movie you can sing about it!

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6

Home Alone

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Even though you've grown up and realized that the injury comedy in this 1990 classic is a little extreme, something about Home Alone still feels essential year after year.

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7

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

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Although Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) isn't left behind this holiday season, he ends up boarding the wrong plane, finding himself in New York City while the rest of his family is in Miami. The worst part? The two bandits who terrorized him in the first movie have escaped from prison, and they've got their eyes set on Kevin.

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8

Love Actually

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This 2003 movie tugs on the heartstrings. The rom-com drama, which stars big names like Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson and Colin Firth, shows 10 different relationships and the different aspects of love within each of them.

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9

Dr. Seuss' The Grinch

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Gather the kids around to enjoy this sweet 2018 animated version of The Grinch. If you're looking for nostalgia, you can also rent the live-action version from 2000 starring Jim Carrey.

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10

It's A Wonderful Life

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With an iconic performance from Jimmy Stewart and a moving script, there's no It's A Wonderful Life has endured for nearly 80 years — and it's available to stream for free with Prime right now.

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11

The Family Stone

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An uptight woman named Meredith (Sarah Jessica Parker) travels home with her boyfriend Everett (Dermot Mulroney) for Christmas only to discover that she couldn't be more different than his outgoing, laid-back family.

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12

The Holiday

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Iris (Kate Winslet) and Amanda (Cameron Diaz), plagued by guy problems, switch homes in Los Angeles and England during the holiday season only to unexpectedly find some romance.

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13

Elf

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Will Ferrell doesn't miss a beat in this instant holiday classic from 2003 — Elf will always get the whole family laughing.

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White Christmas

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In this classic starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen, a song-and-dance duo becomes close with a musical sister act. They work together to save a failing Vermont Inn operated by their former commanding officer.

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15

The Polar Express

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Tom Hanks plays four distinct characters in this magical Christmas film from 2004. The Polar Express tells the story of a young boy who's losing his faith in Christmas, until he embarks on a wild journey to the North Pole on a mysterious train.

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16

Office Christmas Party

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A branch manager (Jason Bateman) throws a massive out-of-control holiday party in an attempt to land a big client and prevent being shut down by his CEO and sister (Jennifer Aniston).

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17

Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas

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If you're looking for a Christmas comedy that will put you in a holly, jolly mood, turn on this hilarious flick. It's the seventh film in Tyler Perry's Madea franchise, and follows Madea as she navigates the silly — and sometimes awkward — intricacies of getting the entire family together on Christmas.

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The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

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In Disney's updated take on the classic Christmas story, 14-year-old Clara uses a gift her late mother left her to embark on a magical journey to four different realms.

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Black Christmas

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Inspired by the 1974 movie of the same name, this holiday horror follows a group of sorority sisters who find themselves hunted by a masked assailant while staying on campus during Christmas break.

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Last Christmas

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This Emma Thompson-Paul Feig venture from 2019 mixes a somewhat high-concept script (inspired by the music of George Michael, features a major mystery) with the chemistry of Emilia Clarke and Henry Golding into a fun and original Christmas rom-com.

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As an entertainment enthusiast with a profound knowledge of movies and streaming platforms, I've extensively explored various genres and platforms, including Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, and Disney+. My understanding spans beyond casual viewership, delving into thematic analysis, historical significance, and cultural impacts of movies. I've followed trends, studied audience preferences, and delved into diverse genres, allowing me to appreciate the nuances and appeals of different cinematic experiences.

The article you provided primarily revolves around recommending Christmas movies available for streaming on Amazon Prime. It emphasizes the convenience of using Amazon Prime for accessing a plethora of holiday-themed films, catering to various tastes and preferences. The suggested movies encompass a wide spectrum, from traditional classics like "It's a Wonderful Life" and "White Christmas" to modern favorites such as "The Nightmare Before Christmas" and "Frozen."

Moreover, it highlights family-friendly options like "Home Alone" and its sequel, alongside romantic comedies like "Love Actually," "The Holiday," and "Last Christmas." The article also showcases diverse genres, including animated features, musicals, comedies, and even holiday-themed horror films like "Black Christmas."

Furthermore, it underlines the value of having a Prime Membership, indicating that while certain films may require an additional fee, most of the suggested Christmas movies are available for free streaming, making it an enticing option for those seeking festive entertainment without extra costs.

Ultimately, the article serves as a comprehensive guide for viewers looking to indulge in the holiday spirit by curating a diverse selection of Christmas movies available on Amazon Prime, catering to audiences of all ages and preferences.

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