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Pour another eggnog and relax with our 25 favorite streaming Christmas movies

There’s no better time of the year to stay in and cozy up with your favorite streaming options than winter. As the weather gets colder, the appeal of hibernating skyrockets, especially when you have quality movies waiting in your queue. December, in particular, is ideal for movie binges, thanks to the holiday season and the many Christmas-themed flicks that it brings.

Whether you like classics that will fill you with nostalgia or offbeat modern hits, we’ve got you covered with our roundup of the best Christmas movies available on streaming. You’ll find the perfect movie to accompany any of this season’s moods or activities, from wrapping gifts to recovering from family overload, no matter your preferred streaming service. All that’s left for you to do is pick your pic, pour yourself a mug of hot chocolate, and get ready for a dose of holiday cheer.

Top picks for streaming subscribers

A Christmas Carol (1938)

Three ghosts probably won’t visit you on Christmas Eve, but this holiday staple will do just as well at getting you into the spirit of giving — even if you’re as grumpy as Scrooge himself. December just isn’t complete without at least one viewing of Edwin L. Marin’s classic film, based on the 1843 Charles Dickens novella.

Watch it now on:

Netflix

Bad Santa (2003)

If you want a Christmas movie that isn’t so sugary sweet, Bad Santa is always a good choice. The Terry Zwigoff-helmed black comedy features mean-spirited and devious protagonists who pose as Santa and his Little Helper so that they can rob department stores.

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Amazon Prime Netflix

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Though a little scary for young kids, The Nightmare Before Christmas belongs on your watch list. Directed by Henry Selick, the film explores Christmas by looking at it from the outside perspective of Jack Skellington, King of Halloween. He’s just one of many interesting characters who unite to form a story that is yet another example of Tim Burton’s creative genius.classic

Watch it now on:

Netflix

A Very Murray Christmas (2015)

If you feel like you’ve already seen all of the Christmas movies out there, you’re in luck: Netflix’s brand new holiday special is here. A Very Murray Christmas follows Bill Murray (as himself) as he attempts to put together a variety show that may be derailed by the cold New York weather. The Sofia Coppola movie features an A-list cast, including Amy Poehler, George Clooney, Miley Cyrus, Chris Rock, Michael Cera, and more.

Watch it now on:

Netflix

The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t (1966)

What happens when Santa Claus gets behind on his rent? His curmudgeon landlord evicts him from the North Pole and it’s up to kids across the globe to save Christmas. The title of this Rossano Brazzi-helmed flick makes it pretty clear what the end result will be, but the journey is still worth it.

Watch it now on:

Amazon Prime

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