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12 Must Watch Christmas Movies And Where To Watch Them

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With Christmas right around the corner, you may be wanting to make some hot chocolate or wine poached pears for a cozy and quiet night in with a Holiday movie. Need to know where to watch your favorite flicks this season? Don’t worry, this post has you covered!

ELF

After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, Buddy the Elf (played by Will Ferrell) raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity.

WHERE TO WATCH?

Elf is currently available for digital rental or purchase only on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, YouTube, Vudu and FandangoNow.

HOME ALONE

An 8-year old troublemaker, played by Macaulay Culkin, must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

WHERE TO WATCH?

Home Alone is currently available to stream on Amazon or Xfinity with an HBO subscription. It is also available for digital rental or purchase on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, YouTube, Vudu and FandangoNow.

You can also watch it frequently on ABC Family or Freeform. Check your local cable listings for more information.

LOVE ACTUALLY

 

Love Actually follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

WHERE TO WATCH?

Love Actually is available to stream with a basic Netflix subscription and can be digitally rented or purchased on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, YouTube, Vudu and FandangoNow.

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS

Repelled by the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find the true meaning of Christmas.

WHERE TO WATCH?

A Charlie Brown Christmas is only available for digital purchase on Amazon, Vudu, YouTube and FandangoNow.

You can also watch it frequently on ABC Family, Freeform or HBO. Check your local cable listings for more information.

A CHRISTMAS STORY

In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

WHERE TO WATCH?

A Christmas Story is only available for digital rental or purchase on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, YouTube, Vudu and FandangoNow.

MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1994)

A lawyer and a little girl must prove that a man claiming to be Santa Claus is the real thing.

WHERE TO WATCH?

Miracle On 34th Street can be streamed with your Amazon Prime Subscription, or digitally rented or purchased on iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, Vudu and FandangoNow.

NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION

The Griswold family’s plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

WHERE TO WATCH?

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation can be digitally rented or purchased on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, YouTube, Vudu and FandangoNow.

You can also watch it frequently on Comedy Central. Check your local cable listings for more information.

DR. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS

Both the remake starring Jim Carrey and the original stand the test of time by telling the old story about the Christmas Grinch that lives outskirts of Whoville. The green, revenge-seeking Grinch plans on ruining the Christmas holiday for all of the citizens of the town, but finds an unexpected friend to warm his heart during the cold Holiday season.

WHERE TO WATCH?

The original ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’ is available to stream with HBO Go and Amazon Prime Subscriptions. You can also digitally rent or purchase it on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, YouTube, Vudu and FandangoNow.

The remake of ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’ starring Jim Carrey is available for digital rental or purchase on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu and FandangoNow.

You can also watch both frequently on ABC Family or HBO. Check your local cable listings for more information.

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)

An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed.

WHERE TO WATCH?

It’s A Wonderful Life is available for digital rental or purchase on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, Vudu and FandangoNow.

You can also watch it frequently on ABC Family, Freeform or HBO. Check your local cable listings for more information.

KRAMPUS

If you are unfamiliar with the story of Krampus, the TL;DR is that Krampus is a half-demon, half-goat that punishes children during Christmas time who have misbehaved throughout the year.

Many filmmakers have attempted to tell the story of Krampus, but have failed to capture it in a truly terrifying or captivating way. The 2015 Krampus movie falls just a bit short in being a truly excellent story, but makes up for it with cheesy moments that leave you laughing.

WHERE TO WATCH?

Krampus (2015) is currently available to stream on Amazon with a Cinemax subscription or trial. It is also available for digital rental or purchase through Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, Vudu and FandangoNow.

POLAR EXPRESS

A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.

WHERE TO WATCH?

Polar Express is available for digital rental or purchase on Amazon, iTunes, Google Play, Vudu and FandangoNow.

You can also watch it frequently on ABC Family, Freeform or HBO. Check your local cable listings for more information.

Polar Express also has limited screenings in Theater nationwide. Check out Fandango.com or your local theater for more information.

DIE HARD

No matter how much you try to fight it, Die Hard is now a Christmas movie (and a tradition for most). John McClane (Bruce Willis), officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

WHERE TO WATCH?

Die Hard is available for digital rental or purchase on iTunes, Google Play, Amazon, YouTube, Vudu and FandangoNow.

 

 

 

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