The best Christmas movies on Hulu right now

Thanksgiving is gone, December is here, and Christmas movie season has officially arrived! For those eager to get into the yuletide spirit, your time has finally come. If you’re a Hulu subscriber, the streaming giant is ready for you with a great list of Christmas movies this holiday season. To help you find the ones most worth your time, we’ve pulled together 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.

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.

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.

The Holiday (2006)

The Holiday
52 %
pg-13 136m
Genre Comedy, Romance
Stars Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law
Directed by Nancy Meyers
Nobody does sappy rom-coms like Nancy Meyers, and The Holiday is an especially high-quality entry for Christmas lovers. When two women on opposite sides of the Atlantic both experience bad breakups before Christmas, they find each other online and decide to swap homes for the holiday. In Britain, Amanda (Cameron Diaz) soon falls for her host’s brother, while in Los Angeles, Iris (Kate Winslet) strikes up a romance with a local. Unfortunately, the clock is ticking before the women must switch back after Christmas.

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.

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.

Every Other Holiday (2018)

Every Other Holiday
Genre TV Movie, Family, Romance, Drama
Stars Schuyler Fisk, David Clayton Rogers, Dee Wallace
Directed by Blair Hayes
Every Other Holiday stars Schuyler Fish and David Clayton Rogers as recently divorced Tracie and Rick. When the holiday season rears its head, the couple’s daughters wish to spend Christmas together, with both parents, at Tracie’s farmhouse. An endearing holiday rom-com that hits all the beats we’d expect with the premise we’re given, Every Other Holiday sticks to a successful “getting back together” formula that feels its best during the month of December.

The Heart of Christmas (2011)

The Heart of Christmas
Genre Drama, Family, TV Movie
Cast Eric Jay Beck, Jeanne Neilson, Christopher Shone
Candace Cameron Bure stars in this family-friendly drama about a hard-working, career-oriented woman who is forced to reexamine her priorities after she sees people decorating for Christmas in October to help a family celebrate the holiday before their sick son passes away. It’s a tearjerker, but a heartwarming one.

So This Is Christmas (2013)

So This Is Christmas
pg-13 115m
Genre Romance, Drama, Comedy
Stars Eric Roberts, Vivica A. Fox, Lexi Ainsworth
Directed by Richard Foster
Eric Roberts and Vivica A. Fox star in this soapy, almost melodramatic Christmas movie about a couple’s tumultuous relationship and its impact on their 18-year-old daughter. As she seeks refuge from the chaos at home, she starts to fall in with a bad crowd, and her life begins to head in the wrong direction. But at Christmas, everybody gets a shot at redemption.

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.

Christmas Perfection (2018)

Christmas Perfection
Genre Comedy, TV Movie
Cast Caitlin Thompson, James Henri-Thomas, Rob Silverman
Ever since she was a child, all Darcy wanted for Christmas was the perfect holiday. When she stumbles across an enchanted figurine, she magically wakes up in a Christmas village in Ireland, where all of her perfect Christmas dreams finally come true. This being a romantic film, that also means finding love.

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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