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The best Christmas movies on Hulu right now (October 2022)

Sure, it’s spring, but some people never really lose the Christmas spirit. Or the yearning for the Christmas spirit. When you can’t let go of that holiday feeling, a Christmas movie is a great way to give yourself a taste of the season. Just because it’s April doesn’t mean there are no Christmas offerings on your favorite streaming platform. In fact, Hulu has a decent collection of year-round Christmas offerings. It’s not exactly a good selection, though, so we’ve gone ahead through the platform to round up the best Christmas movies on Hulu right now.

We’ve also put together guides to the best Christmas movies on Netflix and the best Christmas movies on Amazon Prime. After all, Hulu’s holiday selection is only so big.

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Love Actually (2003) new
Love Actually
55 %
r 135m
Genre Comedy, Romance, Drama
Stars Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Alan Rickman
Directed by Richard Curtis
In some ways, Love Actually is the ultimate rom-com, checking off all the soapy, sappy, and steamy boxes it can as it vignettes through eight loosely-connected love stories around the holidays. With a truly jaw-dropping cast and a healthy dose of holiday cheer (and just a little bit of Scroogery), Love Actually is a great holiday watch for adults who want to feel a little bit of that romantic energy that fills the air in the Christmas season.
Fred Claus (2007) new
Fred Claus
42 %
pg 116m
Genre Action, Comedy, Drama
Stars Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, John Michael Higgins
Directed by David Dobkin
Vince Vaughn plays the titular character in this family-friendly Christmas tale about Santa Claus’s little-known little brother, Fred. Fred’s never been able to live up to his brother’s lofty status, despite trying with all his might. So, eventually, he went in the opposite direction, becoming a repo man who steals what he reposseses. When Fred’s dirty deals land him in jail, Saint Nick agrees to bail out his brother as long as he’ll come to the North Pole to work off his debt by making toys. Fred, however, isn’t exactly elf material, and he soon threatens to steal Christmas itself with his bad attitude.
Holly's Holiday (2012)
Holly's Holiday
pg-13 90m
Genre Comedy, Romance, Fantasy, TV Movie
Stars Claire Coffee, Jeff Ward, Ryan McPartlin
Directed by Jim Fall
Holly Maddux (Claire Coffee) seems to always settle for less, at least when it comes to choosing a partner. She’s got the job, the great home, and all the other amenities of the executive lifestyle, but love still escapes her. That is until the day she fell and hit her head outside the store with the hunky mannequin. When Holly awakes, a handsome gent (Ryan McPartlin) is there to sweep her off her feet. He’s perfect in every way, but as the two get to know each other, Holly learns that her new lover may be too perfect, forcing Holly to choose between picture-perfect days and a more grounded lifestyle.
Angels in the Snow (2015)
Angels in the Snow
pg 90m
Genre Drama, Family, TV Movie
Stars Kristy Swanson, Chris Potter, Carolyn Adair
Directed by George Erschbamer
The Montgomerys have never been known for their normalcy. A haywire family to say the least, the clan retreats to their holiday cabin in the days leading up to Christmas. Once a fierce blizzard strikes, there’s no chance of anyone leaving the remote domicile, but that doesn’t mean new guests won’t be arriving. Stranded and in need of shelter, the lovable Tucker family arrives. After the Montgomerys let them in, the family is beholden to the Tuckers’ loving dispositions, reminding everyone that, sure, we all have our idiosyncrasies, but Christmas is all about love and forgiveness.
The Perfect Holiday (2007)
The Perfect Holiday
32 %
pg 96m
Genre Comedy, Drama, Romance, Family
Stars Morris Chestnut, Gabrielle Union, Faizon Love
Directed by Lance Rivera
It’s a bit cheesy, but who doesn’t want a little cheese in their holiday movies? Gabrielle Union plays Nancy, a divorced mother of three who always feels especially alone around the holidays. So, her youngest daughter asks department store Santa Claus, Benjamin (Morris Chestnut), to just say something nice to Nancy this holiday season. Benjamin, however, is an aspiring songwriter and he knows just what to say.
A Nasty Piece of Work (2019)
A Nasty Piece of Work
Genre Horror, Thriller, TV Movie
Stars Julian Sands, Dustin Milligan, Angela Sarafyan
Directed by Charles Hood
Part of Hulu’s “Into the Dark” TV movie series, A Nasty Piece of Work is a fun little Christmas thriller. When a midlevel corporate worker finds out he’s not getting his Christmas bonus, his boss gives him a chance to earn a promotion instead. But only if he can destroy his professional rival in a battle of wits and violence.
Happiest Season (2020)
Happiest Season
69 %
pg-13 102m
Genre Romance, Comedy
Stars Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Alison Brie, Dan Levy, Aubrey Plaza
Directed by Clea DuVall
This holiday season Hulu’s serving up an original Christmas movie that’s funny, star-studded, and featuring a lot of the kinds of characters you don’t often find in holiday fare. Kristen Stewart stars as Abby, who’s so devoted to her girlfriend Harper (Mackenzie Davis) that she’s ready to pop the question. But on the way to Harper’s family home for Christmas, Harper drops a bomb — she hasn’t come out to her conservative family yet, meaning Abby’s going to have to play at being something she’s not. At the same time she bends over backward to hide the truth from Harper’s family, Abby has to struggle with her growing doubts about Harper. With a top-notch comedic cast including Dan Levy (Schitt’s Creek) as Abby’s best friend, Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) as Harper’s no-nonsense ex-girlfriend, and Alison Brie (Community) as Harper’s older sister, Happiest Season is a perfect holiday rom-com sure to keep you laughing and crying in all the right places.
Happiest Season - Trailer (Official) • A Hulu Original
Jingle All the Way (1996)
Jingle All the Way
34 %
pg 89m
Genre Family, Comedy, Adventure
Stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman
Directed by Brian Levant
A movie about workaholic fathers forgetting about Christmas is all too familiar, isn’t it? Well, how about putting Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad in the mix? After an extremely busy, barely-there year, Howard Langston (Schwarzenegger) wants to make it up to his family by getting his son the hottest toy of the season, Turbo-Man. Unfortunately, it’s Christmas Eve and it’s obviously sold out. Undeterred, Howard hunts for the toy, soon joining forces with his mailman Myron (Sinbad), who is doing the exact same thing for his kid.

A Christmas Carol (2019)
A Christmas Carol
r 173m
Genre Drama, Fantasy
Stars Guy Pearce, Andy Serkis, Stephen Graham, Tom Hardy
Directed by Nick Murphy
In this FX take on the Charles Dickens holiday classic, Guy Pearce stars as the iconic Ebenezer Scrooge. For Scrooge, Christmas Eve is just another business day for the miserly tycoon. Retiring to his abode, the foul man gets the fright of his life when three benevolent spirits carry him through a nightlong odyssey, transporting Scrooge in and out of time and space to better understand himself, Christmas, and the meaning of life.

12 Pups of Christmas (2019)
12 Pups of Christmas
Genre Romance, TV Movie
Stars Charlotte Sullivan, Donny Boaz, Elizabeth Small
Directed by Michael Feifer
Martin (Donny Boaz) is having a tough time keeping his business afloat. Specializing in dog GPS locators, he and his new hire, Erin (Charlotte Sullivan), are tasked with finding homes for 12 puppies that were abandoned after a photo shoot. As Martin and Erin band together under pressure, the coworkers begin to discover a blooming love for one another — just in time for the holidays.
12 Pups of Christmas - Official Trailer - MarVista Entertainment

Christmas Crush (2019)
Christmas Crush
Genre Romance, Comedy, TV Movie
Stars Cindy Sampson, Robin Dunne, Chris Violette
Directed by Marita Grabiak
Addie (Cindy Sampson) is all about the holidays, so much so that she concocts a plan to send off a magical Christmas wish to the Kringle powers that be. Her wish: Get her neighbor Sam (Robin Dunne) to fall in love with her. Unfortunately for Addie, her dream backfire, and her other neighbor, Pete (Chris Violette), starts falling for her instead. Recruiting Sam, it’s up to Addie and her crush to fend off Pete’s over-the-top romantic gestures.

Dear Santa (2020)
Dear Santa
72 %
Genre Documentary
Stars Damion DiGrazia, Orlando Mendez, Andrew Wallace
Directed by Dana Nachman, Chelsea Matter
Dana Nachman’s beautiful Dear Santa is a heartfelt documentary that focuses on the “Operation Santa” created by the United States Postal Service. Focusing on both larger metropolitan operations and small-town branches, the film shows the efforts the post office goes to when letters to Santa come streaming in. A perfect holiday film that will leave you in tears, Dear Santa is a pleasant reminder that true heart and soul can be found all over the world.

Christmas Solo (2017)
Christmas Solo
Genre Romance, TV Movie
Cast Kelli Williams, Jonathan Scarfe, Pippa Mackie
There are probably few, if any, easy times to be a single parent, but for Nate (Jonathan Scarfe) and Jennifer (Kelli Williams), this latest one promises to be the most challenging yet. Jennifer’s husband died tragically, Nate’s ex-wife left him, and each is raising a daughter on their own. While in a perfect world, their budding romance would only help things, sadly they’re not the only ones with a say in the matter. It turns out their respective daughters, Charlotte (Pippa Mackie) and Melissa (Kayla Wallace), are bitter enemies in school, and their parents’ courtship only fuels their rivalry. A little Christmas spirit will probably be in order for everyone involved to find understanding, forgiveness, and — hopefully — love.
A Very Brady Christmas (1988)
A Very Brady Christmas
Genre Drama, Family, TV Movie, Comedy
Cast Florence Henderson, Robert Reed, Ann B. Davis
The Brady Bunch is back for the holidays in this 1988 CBS TV movie. Mike (Robert Reed) and Carol Brady (Florence Henderson) can’t wait to spend the Christmas holiday with their six adult children and family friend, Alice, but a confluence of issues may prevent the holiday get-together from happening at all — every Brady child seems to have a problem going on. When Mike is trapped in a collapsed building, however, they’ll all have to set aside their issues to help make a Christmas miracle happen.

The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)
The Man Who Invented Christmas
60 %
pg 105m
Genre Drama, History, Comedy, Family
Stars Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce
Directed by Bharat Nalluri
Directed by Bharat Nalluri from a script by Susan Coyne, The Man Who Invented Christmas is based on the 2008 book of the same name by Les Standiford. Delving into biopic territory, the film follows Charles Dickens (Dan Stevens), who is down on his luck and reeling from financial hardship as he struggles to find inspiration to begin writing A Christmas Carol, an aspiration that people in his life detest. Trusting his intuition and the advice of his children’s Irish nursemaid Tara (Anna Murphy), Dickens forges ahead with his novella. As notable characters begin to take form, their fictional guises are transplanted to the real world. Chief amongst these realizations is the all-too-iconic Ebenezer Scrooge, brilliantly portrayed by actor Christopher Plummer. The Man Who Invented Christmas is a new and brilliant lens through which to view Dickens’ classic holiday tale, and it’s a great Christmas film to add to your family’s yearly rotation.

Christmas on Holly Lane (2018)
Christmas on Holly Lane
Genre Romance, Drama, TV Movie
Cast Sarah Lancaster, Karen Holness, Gina Holden
Sara, Riley, and Cat have been friends for decades. Once more, they gather to celebrate Christmas at Sara’s house on Holly Lane, but this year is different. Sara (Sarah Lancaster) is fresh from a painful divorce, and, unfortunately, it looks like she won’t be able to afford the house on Holly Lane for much longer. With enduring friendships that have withstood the test of time, Riley and Cat come together to help their friend not only save her home but to make sure no breakups or financial woes will dim the warmth of her holiday spirit.

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