5 Christmas Movies on Streaming Services To Watch With Friends and Family

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The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to get into the festive spirit than by watching Christmas movies with your loved ones? With the continual rise of streaming services, there are now countless options available at your fingertips. Whether you’re looking for heartwarming classics or newer releases, there’s a Christmas movie for everyone on streaming services this year. Read on below for some of our favorites and where to find them.

‘Home Alone’ – Disney+

Released in 1990, ‘Home Alone’ has become a beloved holiday staple for many households. This family comedy follows the adventures of young Kevin McCallister (played by Macaulay Culkin) as he defends his home from two burglars while his family is away on vacation.

With its hilarious antics and heartwarming message of the importance of family, ‘Home Alone’ is a must-watch Christmas movie for all ages. You can find this classic for streaming on Disney+ this year.

‘The Grinch’ – Peacock

Another classic Christmas movie that’s a must-watch for many families each season is ‘The Grinch.’ This familiar story follows the iconic green Grinch, who embarks on a journey of self-discovery and discovers the real meaning of the holiday season. 

With its heartwarming message, ‘The Grinch’ is a perfect choice for a family and friends movie night. All three film adaptations of Dr. Seuss’ beloved book are available for streaming on Peacock this Christmas. Whether you want to watch the original 1966 animated movie, the fan-favorite 2000 live-action version with Jim Carrey, or the more recent 2018 animated movie, Peacock is the best place to stream them.

‘Love Actually’ – Netflix

For those looking for a heartwarming and romantic Christmas movie, the iconic rom-com ‘Love Actually’ is a must-watch. This ensemble film follows the interconnected lives of various characters as they navigate love, heartbreak, and the magic of Christmas.

With its witty dialogue and multiple dynamic connected storylines, ‘Love Actually’ is a perfect feel-good movie for the holiday season. This classic Christmas movie from 2002 is available for streaming on Netflix this year.

‘Elf’ – MAX

Speaking of comedies, starring Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf, ‘Elf’ is a hilarious modern Christmas classic. The film tells the story of Buddy, who was raised by elves at the North Pole and embarks on a journey to find his real family in New York City.

With its extremely quotable one-liners and infectious holiday spirit, ‘Elf’ is guaranteed to bring laughter and joy to your Christmas celebrations. You can stream this holiday favorite on the newly rebranded MAX.

‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ – Disney+

Whether you consider it a Halloween or a Christmas movie, ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ is always one of the most popular animated films of the season. Directed by the visionary Tim Burton, this stop-motion animated movie follows Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King in Halloween Town, as he discovers the magic of Christmas and decides to take over Santa’s role.
With its unique visuals, catchy songs, and a storyline that celebrates the spirit of both Christmas and Halloween, ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ is a great movie to watch with family and friends this year. This movie is available for streaming on Disney+.