Holiday Movies You Can Stream on Christmas 2020

by Jacklyn Krol

Ready to get into the holiday spirit with Christmas movies on the big day? Check out our guide for all of the classics and new films.

Christmas Classics Not on Streaming Services

Unfortunately, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” is not available on streaming services. However, if you have Amazon Prime Premium Subscription, you will have access to it. Gremlins, Love Actually, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas are not currently available on any platforms but are available to rent and purchase through video-on-demand services.



An original Disney+ film that stars Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader. The story revolves around Noelle Kringle, the daughter of Santa, who dreams to take her brother Nick’s spot as the next Santa Clause. It’s a great feel good movie for the entire family.

Home Alone 1, 2, and 3

Ready to fall in love with Kevin McCallister all over again? Stream the three films back to back and maybe get some ideas on how to defend your home in the process.

The Santa Clause 1, 2, and 3

Tim Allen brings Christmas cheer alive with his trilogy of movies as the big guy himself. Unlike typical sequels, these movies have excellent reviews and ratings among fans. Furthermore, the original cast returns for each movie.


Happiest Season

Hulu’s latest holiday comedy stars Kristen Stewart and Mackenzie Davis as an LGBTQ+ couple meeting the parents during her significant other’s family Christmas. Victor Garber and Mary Steenburgen portray the parents of Harper’s (Davis) parents. Aubrey Plaza, Alison Brie, and Dan Levy also bring out the hilarity in the struggle of meeting the parents.

Minions Holiday Special

After Minions: The Rise of Gru was set to drop earlier this year, it was pushed back to July 2021 due to the pandemic. However, kids and adults alike can get their fix of their favorite yellow creatures in an exclusive holiday special. Ready for the funny language and silly antics?

Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch Musical Live!

Glee alum Matthew Morrison stars as the Grinch himself. Similar to the movie with Jim Carrey, Morrison portrays the villain that wins over the audience and Whovillians with music. The live cast and performance feels like a Broadway show. This is also streaming on NBC’s Peacock for free.


Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey

Forest Whitaker stars in this musical as the toymaker Jeronicus Jangle. Mr. Jangle created a matador doll that is then stolen by his apprentice which sends the cast on a wild journey. Years later, Jangle’s granddaughter helps him get his imagination to get him back to creating toys. The actors are not the only A-listers, music is performed by John Legend, Usher, Ricky Martin, and more.

Let It Snow

The perfect teen drama coming of age story that’s similar to The Breakfast Club. A group of high school students comes together when a snowstorm hits their small town. The film released last year and is based on the popular young adult novel of the same name.

Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square 

Who doesn’t love Dolly Parton? Parton wrote an entire album based around the movie. The film follows a grinchlike woman who returns to her hometown due to her father’s death after years of being away. She’s ready to sell the town’s businesses during christmastime. Parton portrays her guardian angel who attempts to help “Scrooge.”


My Gift: A Christmas Special from Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood singing her entire Christmas album? Yes, please! The American Idol alum gave fans a treat with this special streaming exclusively on HBO Max. The best part of the film is getting a behind the scenes look at her recording process. She showed her duet session with her son, Isaiah.

Last Christmas

This romantic comedy was a big hit in theaters. Emma Thompson produced, wrote the screenplay, and co-stars in the movie. Emilia Clarke is a frustrated elf that works at a Christmas store. She meets a mysterious man, played by Henry Golding, that makes her view life differently. There’s a HUGE plot twist at the end. Get ready for laughs and tears!

Unaccompanied Minors

Fun for the whole family, this comedy centers around minors that are flying during the holiday season. What could go wrong with plane delays and children running rampant?