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The Best Christmas Movies and TV Shows

Finding a good Christmas movie and TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Christmas movies and TV shows of all time streaming online.

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1. Die Hard

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8.2/10
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94/100
Released: 1988Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Thriller

What it's about: NYPD cop John McClane's plan to reconcile with his estranged wife is thrown for a serious loop when, minutes after he arrives at her office, the entire building is overtaken by a group of terrorists. With little help from the LAPD, wisecracking McClane sets out to single-handedly rescue the hostages and bring the bad guys down.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 3 others).

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2. It's a Wonderful Life

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8.6/10
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93/100
Released: 1946Rated: PG
Drama, Family

What it's about: A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. But on Christmas Eve the business's $8,000 is lost and George's troubles begin.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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3. The Nightmare Before Christmas

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8.0/10
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92/100
Released: 1993Rated: PG
Animation, Family

What it's about: Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack's rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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4. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

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7.6/10
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91/100
Released: 2001Rated: PG
Action & Adventure, Family

What it's about: Harry Potter has lived under the stairs at his aunt and uncle's house his whole life. But on his 11th birthday, he learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to harness his newfound powers with the help of the school's kindly headmaster, Harry uncovers the truth about his parents' deaths -- and about the villain who's to blame.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Microsoft & 2 others).

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5. Edward Scissorhands

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7.9/10
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90/100
Released: 1990Rated: PG-13
Fantasy, Romance

What it's about: A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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6. Klaus

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8.2/10
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90/100
Released: 2019Rated: PG
Animation, Family

What it's about: When Jesper distinguishes himself as the Postal Academy's worst student, he is sent to Smeerensburg, a small village located on an icy island above the Arctic Circle, where grumpy inhabitants barely exchange words, let alone letters. Jesper is about to give up and abandon his duty as a postman when he meets local teacher Alva and Klaus, a mysterious carpenter who lives alone in a cabin full of handmade toys.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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7. Planes, Trains and Automobiles

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7.6/10
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89/100
Released: 1987Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: An irritable marketing executive, Neal Page, is heading home to Chicago for Thanksgiving when a number of delays force him to travel with a well meaning but overbearing shower ring curtain salesman, Del Griffith.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV & AMC Premiere), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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8. How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

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88/100
Released: 1966Rated: G
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: Bitter and hateful, the Grinch is irritated at the thought of a nearby village having a happy time celebrating Christmas. Disguised as Santa Claus, with his dog made to look like a reindeer, he decides to raid the village to steal all the Christmas things.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Google Play & Vudu).

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9. A Christmas Story

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7.9/10
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87/100
Released: 1983Rated: PG
Comedy, Family

What it's about: The comic mishaps and adventures of a young boy named Ralph, trying to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift for the 1940s.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular TV everywhere service (TBS & TNT) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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10. Home Alone

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87/100
Released: 1990Rated: PG
Children, Comedy

What it's about: Eight-year-old Kevin McCallister makes the most of the situation after his family unwittingly leaves him behind when they go on Christmas vacation. But when a pair of bungling burglars set their sights on Kevin's house, the plucky kid stands ready to defend his territory. By planting booby traps galore, adorably mischievous Kevin stands his ground as his frantic mother attempts to race home before Christmas Day.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 3 others).

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11. Shazam!

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7.1/10
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87/100
Released: 2019Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Comedy

What it's about: A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Prime Video & 3 others).

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12. Elf

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Released: 2003Rated: PG
Comedy, Family

What it's about: When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he doesn't belong. Buddy vows to visit Manhattan and find his real dad, a workaholic publisher.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV & Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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13. The Apartment

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8.3/10
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Released: 1960Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Bud Baxter is a minor clerk in a huge New York insurance company, until he discovers a quick way to climb the corporate ladder. He lends out his apartment to the executives as a place to take their mistresses. Although he often has to deal with the aftermath of their visits, one night he's left with a major problem to solve.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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14. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

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7.6/10
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86/100
Released: 1989Rated: PG-13
Comedy

What it's about: It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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15. Lethal Weapon

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7.6/10
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86/100
Released: 1987Rated: R
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Veteran buttoned-down LAPD detective Roger Murtaugh is partnered with unhinged cop Martin Riggs, who -- distraught after his wife's death -- has a death wish and takes unnecessary risks with criminals at every turn. The odd couple embark on their first homicide investigation as partners, involving a young woman known to Murtaugh with ties to a drug and prostitution ring.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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16. Fanny and Alexander

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8.1/10
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85/100
Released: 1982Rated: R
Drama, Mystery

What it's about: As children in the loving Ekdahl family, Fanny and Alexander enjoy a happy life with their parents, who run a theater company. After their father dies unexpectedly, however, the siblings end up in a joyless home when their mother, Emilie, marries a stern bishop. The bleak situation gradually grows worse as the bishop becomes more controlling, but dedicated relatives make a valiant attempt to aid Emilie, Fanny and Alexander.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX, The Criterion Channel & Kanopy) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 2 services (iTunes & Prime Video).

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17. Love Actually

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7.6/10
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84/100
Released: 2003Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Follows seemingly unrelated people as their lives begin to intertwine while they fall in – and out – of love. Affections languish and develop as Christmas draws near.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 7 services (iTunes, Google Play & 5 others).

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18. Miracle on 34th Street

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7.9/10
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84/100
Released: 1947Rated: G
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Kris Kringle, seemingly the embodiment of Santa Claus, is asked to portray the jolly old fellow at Macy's following his performance in the Thanksgiving Day parade. His portrayal is so complete that many begin to question if he truly is Santa Claus, while others question his sanity.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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19. Trading Places

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7.5/10
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84/100
Released: 1983Rated: R
Comedy

What it's about: A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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20. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

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8.1/10
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84/100
Released: 1964Rated: G
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Sam the snowman tells us the story of a young red-nosed reindeer who, after being ousted from the reindeer games because of his glowing nose, teams up with Hermey, an elf who wants to be a dentist, and Yukon Cornelius, the prospector. They run into the Abominable Snowman and find a whole island of misfit toys. Rudoph vows to see if he can get Santa to help the toys, and he goes back to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. But Santa's sleigh is fogged in. But when Santa looks over Rudolph, he gets a very bright idea...

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $9.99 on 1 service (Vudu).

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21. Eyes Wide Shut

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7.4/10
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84/100
Released: 1999Rated: R
Drama, Cult

What it's about: After Dr. Bill Harford's wife, Alice, admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met, Bill becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter. He discovers an underground sexual group and attends one of their meetings -- and quickly discovers that he is in over his head.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Plex) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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22. Rise of the Guardians

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7.3/10
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83/100
Released: 2012Rated: PG
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: When an evil spirit known as Pitch lays down the gauntlet to take over the world, the immortal Guardians must join forces for the first time to protect the hopes, beliefs and imagination of children all over the world.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX & HBO) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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23. Stalag 17

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8.0/10
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83/100
Released: 1953
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: It's a dreary Christmas 1944 for the American POWs in Stalag 17 and the men in Barracks 4, all sergeants, have to deal with a grave problem—there seems to be a security leak.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV), stream on a subscription service (CBS All Access) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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24. Happiest Season

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83/100
Released: 2020Rated: PG-13
Romance, LGBTQ

What it's about: A young woman's plans to propose to her girlfriend while at her family's annual holiday party are upended when she discovers her partner hasn't yet come out to her conservative parents.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu).

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25. Mickey's Christmas Carol

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8.1/10
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82/100
Released: 1983Rated: G
Family, Fantasy

What it's about: It is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol, featuring Scrooge McDuck as his namesake and inspiration Ebenezer Scrooge and Mickey Mouse as Bob Cratchit. This film was based on a 1972 audio musical entitled Disney's A Christmas Carol. It is a twenty-four minute animated short film produced by Walt Disney Productions as an accompaniment to a re-release of The Rescuers.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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26. Batman Returns

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82/100
Released: 1992Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Crime

What it's about: Having defeated the Joker, Batman now faces the Penguin—a warped and deformed individual who is intent on being accepted into Gotham society, with the help of Max Schreck, a crooked businessman, whom he coerces into helping him run for the position of Mayor of Gotham, while they both attempt to frame Batman in a different light. Batman must attempt to clear his name, all while also deciding just what must be done with the mysterious Catwoman slinking about.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (HBO MAX) & rent or buy from $3.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Microsoft & Vudu).

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27. The Shop Around the Corner

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8.1/10
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82/100
Released: 1940
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand one another, without realising that they are falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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28. The Muppet Christmas Carol

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7.7/10
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82/100
Released: 1992Rated: G
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A retelling of the classic Dickens tale of Ebenezer Scrooge, miser extraordinaire. He is held accountable for his dastardly ways during night-time visitations by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and future.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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29. Bridget Jones's Diary

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6.7/10
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82/100
Released: 2001Rated: R
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A chaotic Bridget Jones meets a snobbish lawyer, and he soon enters her world of imperfections.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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30. White Christmas

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7.6/10
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81/100
Released: 1954
Comedy, Musical

What it's about: Two talented song-and-dance men team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business. In time they befriend and become romantically involved with the beautiful Haynes sisters who comprise a sister act.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).

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31. Arthur Christmas

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7.1/10
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Released: 2011Rated: PG
Animation, Comedy

What it's about: Each Christmas, Santa and his vast army of highly trained elves produce gifts and distribute them around the world in one night. However, when one of 600 million children to receive a gift from Santa on Christmas Eve is missed, it is deemed ‘acceptable’ to all but one—Arthur. Arthur Claus is Santa’s misfit son who executes an unauthorised rookie mission to get the last present half way around the globe before dawn on Christmas morning.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Starz), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Starz) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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32. The Holiday

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6.9/10
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80/100
Released: 2006Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: Two women, one from the United States and one from the United Kingdom, swap homes at Christmastime after bad breakups with their boyfriends. Each woman finds romance with a local man but realizes that the imminent return home may end the relationship.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (fuboTV) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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33. Meet Me in St. Louis

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80/100
Released: 1944
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: In the year before the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $3.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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34. The Christmas Chronicles

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7.1/10
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80/100
Released: 2018Rated: PG
Comedy, Action & Adventure

What it's about: Siblings Kate and Teddy try to prove Santa Claus is real, but when they accidentally cause his sleigh to crash, they have to save Christmas.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Netflix).

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35. Tokyo Godfathers

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7.8/10
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80/100
Released: 2003Rated: PG-13
Action & Adventure, Anime

What it's about: During a Christmas Eve in Tokyo, three homeless people, middle-aged alcoholic Gin, former drag queen Hana, and dependent runaway girl Miyuki, discover an abandoned newborn while looking through the garbage. With only a handful of clues to the baby's identity, the three misfits search the city to find its parents.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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36. Bad Santa

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Released: 2003Rated: R
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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37. Tangerine

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Released: 2015Rated: R
Comedy, LGBTQ

What it's about: It's Christmas Eve in Tinseltown and Sin-Dee is back on the block. Upon hearing that her pimp boyfriend hasn't been faithful during the 28 days she was locked up, the working girl and her best friend, Alexandra, embark on a mission to get to the bottom of the scandalous rumor. Their rip-roaring odyssey leads them through various subcultures of Los Angeles, including an Armenian family dealing with their own repercussions of infidelity.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex, Vudu & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu, Hoopla, Kanopy & 1 other) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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38. Scrooged

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Released: 1988Rated: PG-13
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: In this modern take on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips (Karen Allen). But after firing a staff member, Eliot Loudermilk (Bobcat Goldthwait), on Christmas Eve, Frank is visited by a series of ghosts who give him a chance to re-evaluate his actions and right the wrongs of his past.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Philo & AMC Premiere), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (AMC) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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39. Sleepless in Seattle

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Released: 1993Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Desperate to find his dad Sam a date, a young boy calls into a radio show and catches the attention of Annie, a journalist who wants to meet Sam atop the Empire State Building.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a subscription service (Philo & fuboTV), stream on a popular TV everywhere service (Sundance) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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40. The Snowman

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79/100
Released: 1982Rated: G
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: A young boy makes a snowman one Christmas Eve, which comes to life at midnight and takes the boy on a magical adventure to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi & Vudu), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video & Ameba) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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41. While You Were Sleeping

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Released: 1995Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: A transit worker pulls commuter Peter off railway tracks after he's mugged, but—while he's in a coma—his family mistakenly thinks she's Peter's fiancée, and she doesn't correct them. Things get more complicated when she falls for his brother, who's not quite sure that she's who she claims to be.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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42. The Santa Clause

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Released: 1994Rated: PG
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Scott Calvin is an ordinary man, who accidentally causes Santa Claus to fall from his roof on Christmas Eve and is knocked unconscious. When he and his young son finish Santa's trip and deliveries, they go to the North Pole, where Scott learns he must become the new Santa and convince those he loves that he is indeed, Father Christmas.

Where to Watch: Available to stream on a popular subscription service (Disney+) & rent or buy from $2.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).

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43. Holiday Inn

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79/100
Released: 1942
Comedy, Drama

What it's about: Lovely Linda Mason has crooner Jim Hardy head over heels, but suave stepper Ted Hanover wants her for his new dance partner after femme fatale Lila Dixon gives him the brush. Jim's supper club—Holiday Inn—is the setting for the chase by Hanover and manager Danny Reed. The music's the thing.

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44. Better Watch Out

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6.5/10
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79/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Comedy, Crime

What it's about: On a quiet suburban street tucked within a 'safe neighborhood', a babysitter must defend a twelve-year-old boy from strangers breaking into the house, only to discover that this is far from a normal home invasion.

Where to Watch: Available to watch free online (Tubi, Plex, Vudu & 1 other), stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Shudder & Hoopla) & rent or buy from $0.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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45. Scrooge

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8.1/10
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78/100
Released: 1951Rated: PG
Drama, Fantasy

What it's about: Ebenezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim) malcontentedly shuffles through life as a cruel miserly businessman until one fateful Christmas Eve when he is visited by three spirits, sent show him how his unhappy childhood and maladaptive adult behavior over has let him a selfish, lonely, bitter old man. Released in the USA as "A Christmas Carol".

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46. The Polar Express

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6.6/10
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78/100
Released: 2004Rated: G
Animation, Action & Adventure

What it's about: When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

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47. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

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7.7/10
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78/100
Released: 1970Rated: G
Animation, Family

What it's about: A postman, S.D. Kluger, decides to answer some of the most common questions about Santa Claus, and tells us about a small baby named Kris who is raised by a family of elf toymakers named Kringle. When Kris grew up, he wanted to deliver toys to the children of Sombertown. But its Mayor is too mean to let that happen. And to make things worse, the Winter Warlock who lives between the Kringles and Sombertown, but Kris manages to melt the Warlock's heart and deliver his toys.

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48. Holiday

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7.8/10
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78/100
Released: 1938
Comedy, Romance

What it's about: Johnny Case, a freethinking financier, has finally found the girl of his dreams — Julia Seton, the spoiled daughter of a socially prominent millionaire — and she's agreed to marry him. But when Johnny plans a holiday for the two to enjoy life while they are still young, his fiancée has other plans & that is for Johnny to work in her father's bank!

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49. The Lion in Winter

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78/100
Released: 1968Rated: PG
Drama, History

What it's about: 1183 AD: King Henry II's three sons all want to inherit the throne, but he won't commit to a choice. They and his wife variously plot to force him. An aging and conniving King Henry II of England and Ireland plans a reunion where he hopes to name his successor. He summons the following people for the holiday at his chateau and primary residence in Chinon, Anjou, within the Angevin Empire of medieval France: his scheming but imprisoned wife, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine; his mistress, Princess Alais, whom he wishes to marry; his three sons, gay Richard the Lionheart , Geoffrey, and John, all of whom desire the throne; and the young, but crafty King Philip II of France, who is also Alais' half-brother.

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50. Elle

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7.1/10
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77/100
Released: 2016Rated: R
Mystery, Thriller

What it's about: When Michèle, the CEO of a gaming software company, is attacked in her home by an unknown assailant, she refuses to let it alter her precisely ordered life. She manages crises involving family, all the while becoming engaged in a game of cat and mouse with her stalker.

Where to Watch: Available to rent or buy from $2.99 on 6 services (iTunes, Google Play & 4 others).

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