13 Christmas Films To Stream On The Big Day

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The big day is here and it’s time to relax with a good Christmas film—even the cheesy rom coms. If you need a flick to get you in the festive spirit then look no further. So grab some hot chocolate, put on your cosiest socks and enjoy our definitive Christmas streaming guide.


Something from Tiffany’s

Nothing beats the magic and excitement of the holidays in New York City, where the streets are lit up, the windows sparkle, and a box from Tiffany’s could change the course of a person’s life. Or a number of lives. Rachel and Gary (Zoey Deutch and Ray Nicholson) are content but not ready for a big commitment. Ethan and Vanessa, the picture-perfect couple (Kendrick Smith Sampson, Shay Mitchell), are about to make it official.  When their paths cross due to a simple mix-up of gifts, a series of twists and unexpected discoveries set in motion that lead them to where they’re truly meant to be. Because love, like life, is unpredictable.

Watch on Amazon Prime

Single All The Way

Peter (Michael Urie) convinces his best friend Nick (Philemon Chambers) to join him for the holidays and pretend that they’re now in a relationship in order to avoid his family’s judgement about his perpetual single status. The plan, however, goes awry when Peter’s mother (Kathy Najimy), arranges for him to go on a blind date with James, her attractive trainer, played by Luke Macfarlane.

Watch on Netflix

Your Christmas or Mine?

Hayley and James, two students, are young and in love. After saying their goodbyes for Christmas at a London train station, they both make the same split-second decision to swap trains and surprise each other—completely unaware that they have just switched Christmases. Hayley arrives at a vast mansion in a small village in the Gloucestershire countryside to find a place where Christmas does not exist, whereas James travels north to a small semi-detached in Macclesfield and enters the warm and chaotic mayhem that only a large family Christmas can bring.

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Elf

Buddy the Elf (Will Ferrell) was raised by Santa Claus in the North Pole, but now that he’s grown up, he wants to find his real father. He’s never felt like he fit in with the other elves (for one thing, he towers over them at 6 feet tall). He leaves the North Pole and travels to New York in search of his father.

Watch on Disney+

The Holiday

Two women (Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz) from different countries swap homes for the holidays to get away from their relationship troubles. However, their lives are turned upside down when they meet and fall in love with two local guys (Jack Black and Jude Law). 

Watch on Amazon Prime

The Holiday Calendar

Kat Graham plays a talented photographer who inherits an antique advent calendar that appears to predict the future, including a budding romance.

Watch on Netflix

The Santa Clause trilogy 

On Christmas Eve, divorced father Scott (Tim Allen) has custody of his son Charlie (Eric Lloyd). They are mysteriously transported to the North Pole when he mistakenly kills a man dressed as Santa Claus. There, an elf reveals that Scott must step in as Santa before the coming of the next Christmas. Scott believes he is dreaming, but over the following months, he puts on weight and develops an unusual white beard.

Watch on Disney+

A Christmas Prince 

When a writer goes undercover as a tutor to acquire the inside scoop on a prince, she becomes entangled in royal intrigue and eventually finds love.

Watch on Netflix

Arthur Christmas

In just one night, how can Santa deliver billions of presents to all corners of the world? The North Pole is home to a vast, state-of-the-art control center, as well as an army of one million combat-style Field Elves! How can they miss one child? To Santa’s young son, Arthur, it threatens to destroy the magic of Christmas. Arthur embarks on a crazy mission to deliver the last present with retired Grandsanta, a rebellious elf and some untrained reindeer!

Watch on Disney+

The Christmas Chronicles

On Christmas Eve, Kate and Teddy Pierce hatch a plan to capture Santa Claus. To save the holiday from being spoiled, the kids reunite with Saint Nick (Kurt Russell) and his loyal elves when the plan turns awry.

Watch on Netflix

The Princess Switch trilogy 

Stacy, a schedule-obsessed planner, takes a spontaneous trip to the picturesque country of Belgravia on the encouragement of her best friend and sous chef, Kevin. Stacy encounters an identical stranger with a peculiar request as she gets ready for the Royal Christmas Baking Contest. All Duchess Margaret Delacourt really wants is one final opportunity to live life as a “regular person” before she is forced to wed the Crown Prince of Belgravia. She is a free-spirited yet royally obliged woman. Stacy is able to grant her request. Starring Vanessa Hudgens as Stacy and Margaret.

Watch on Netflix

A Christmas Carol (2009)

Though London anticipates the joyous arrival of Christmas, miserly Ebenezer Scrooge (Jim Carrey) dismisses the festivities, berating his faithful clerk and cheerful nephew for their point of view. Later, Scrooge encounters the ghost of his late business partner, who warns him that he will be visited by three spirits that night. The ghosts transport Scrooge to his past, present, and future in the hope of transforming his bitterness.

Watch on Disney+

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms 

Young Clara requires a magical, one-of-a-kind key to open a box containing a priceless gift. A golden thread leads her to the sought-after key, but it quickly vanishes into a strange and mysterious parallel world. She meets a soldier named Phillip, a group of mice, and the regents who rule over three realms in that world. Clara and Phillip must now enter a fourth realm in order to retrieve the key and restore peace to the tumultuous land.

Watch on Disney+

Words By Simone Louise


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