Your Guide to Streaming Christmas Classic Films This Holiday Season

by Maggie Schneider
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Here’s your streaming guide to all your favorite Christmas classics. Get ready to grab a blanket and log onto Netflix!

Christmas movie marathons are the best. This year, my mom and I have watched one Christmas film a night. From “Elf” to “The Holiday,” these times spent together are the ones I hold dear. With streaming platforms like Netflix and Hulu adding more Christmas classics to their catalog, a marathon is a no-brainer!

Here is your ultimate streaming guide for the holiday weekend. There’s a mix of old favorites and newer selections!


Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square Dolly Parton stars in the 2020 film as a selfish woman who plans to sell a small town. When she receives a surprise visit, her character begins to change.

The Princess Switch – Vanessa Hudgens plays both a duchess and an ordinary woman who switch places. The doppelgängers find love and the Christmas spirit.

A Very Country Christmas – A single parent meets a country superstar who wants some time away from the spotlight.

Single All The Way – Pete goes home for the holidays and brings his best friend Nick. To avoid constant questions about why he is still single, the pair acts like a couple. Sparks fly!


Elf – The Will Ferrell classic takes viewers on a journey from The North Pole to the Big Apple. Buddy The Elf goes on a journey to find his real dad.

Miracle on 34th Street – The 1947 film stars Natalie Wood and Edmund Glenn. An old man named Kris Kringle fills in for Santa all throughout Manhattan. Concerns arise when he begins to take on the role as his actual identity.

Christmas With the Kranks – A married couple decides to skip Christmas for the year and go on a cruise. This is easier said then done.

A Christmas Story – A young boy named Ralphie tries to convince his parents to give him a BB gun for Christmas.

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It’s a Wonderful Life – An angel visits a frustrated businessman to show him what life would be like if he was never born. The 1946 classic stars James Stewart and Donna Reed.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – Clark Griswold wants to have the perfect Christmas with his family. When his hick cousins arrive for an unexpected visit, things take a turn for the worse.

The Polar Express – A young boy boards the magical Polar Express train on Christmas Eve. The journey teaches him important life lessons.


A Christmas Carol – The 2009 film starring Jim Carrey as Ebenezer Scrooge is a retelling of the Charles Dickens novel.

Home Alone – An eight-year-old boy is left home. Chaos ensues as he outsmarts two crooks who invade the house.

Die Hard – Yes, the Bruce Willis action film is set at Christmas. An NYPD officer attempts to take control of a hostage situation and rescue his wife and many others.