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Christmas is the time of the year when families get together, share gifts, and enjoy quality time with each other. This might not be the time of the year when you can catch up with holiday travel, but this is definitely the time of the year you can enjoy a Christmas movie marathon with family.
These Christmas movies on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video will bring back your holiday spirit. Get your favorite blanket, mugs full of hot chocolate and pizza, cozy up in your matching Christmas pajamas, and settle to binge-watch the best Christmas movies of all time with your family.
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Start your Christmas movie marathon with this wonderful classic. The story revolves around George Bailey (James Stewart), who decides to end his miserable life on Christmas. As he was about to jump from a bridge, he ends up rescuing his guardian angel Clarence (Donna Reed), who shows him what his town would look like without his good deed. This holiday classic is worth watching and now available on Amazon Prime Video.
Miracle on the 34th street (1947)
This Christmas classic is proof that gentle sentimentalism can be a chief ingredient for a good film. The story is about an old man namely Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn), who has been hired as an intoxicated Santa in Macy’s annual Thanksgiving parade. Soon he proved to be a hit and started appearing as a Santa on a regular basis. When he surprises the customer and employees by claiming that he is Santa in real, a court case follows to determine his mental health and authenticity. The movie is also available on Amazon Prime Video.
White Christmas (1954)
The Christmas movie marathon will be incomplete if you don’t watch this Bing Crosby classic. Singers Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) join sisters act Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy (Vera-Ellen) to perform a Christmas show in rural Vermont. There, they meet Waverly, a boys’ commander in WWII, who is having financial difficulties as his quaint country inn is falling. So the foursome plans a musical extravaganza to help Waverly.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
This 1966 animation TV special, directed and co-produced by Chuck Jones, is based on the children’s book of Dr. Seuss by the same name. The animation is about a Christmas-hating Grinch who wants to make everyone miserable in Whoville. In the course of that, he learns the true meaning of Christmas through the joyous and loving whos of Whoville.
Frosty the Snowman (1969)
The snowman, a group of children made, comes to life with a discarded magic top hat. But the magician, Professor Hinkle, wants it back, and the temperature begins to rise. Frosty soon will melt and no longer be a jolly soul, so children have to keep him away from Hinkle and warm weather. Frosty catches a train to the North Pole with teacher Karen. This TV animation is a pure delight for children, and Frosty is a lovable character with a corncob pipe, button nose, and eyes made of coal.
Home Alone (1990)
Home alone is a highly successful Christmas film and loved by both kids and adults. This family comedy is about 8 years old Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin), who was punished by his mother to sleep in the attic the night before their family trip to Paris. But the McCallisters mistakenly leave him for the airport, and he awakens to an empty house, assuming his wish to have no family comes true. His excitement soon sours as he realizes two con men are planning to rob his house. Now he alone has to protect the home.
The movie is a spirited, good-natured family comedy, highly benefited by Will Ferrell’s funny and charming performance as Santa’s ‘giant’ help. Buddy (Will Ferrell) was accidentally transported to the North Pole as a toddler and raised by Santa’s elves. Unable to shake the feeling that he doesn’t fit in, adult Buddy comes to New York to find his birth parents. He finds out Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a cynical businessman, is his father. After the DNA test, Walter reluctantly attempts to start a relationship with childish Buddy with a chaotic result.
The Grinch (2018)
The classic gets a redo with an animated version of The Grinch. The Grinch is hugely annoyed with the ever-growing festive cheer of Whoville townsfolk. So he teams up with a dog to ruin the festive spirit of Whoville. Will he succeed, or will his heart grow three sizes?
This Netflix original Christmas movie is about a young postman befriending a man. After proving himself the worst postman in the academy, he was transferred to a frozen town in the North, where he discovers Santa is hiding out.
Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)
Decades after his apprentice betrays him, an old toymaker finds hope when his bright granddaughter steps into his house. Along with his granddaughter, he brings the magical world to life with his invention. Forest Whitaker, Keegan-Michael Key, and Phylicia Rashad starring, the new release is a must-watch movie this Christmas.