The best Christmas movies to stream right now!

Even though there is still a while to go before it’s officially Christmas, it’s never too early to get in the festive spirit – unless you’re real grinch 


Why not start the holiday season early by streaming all your favourite festive movies on Netflix and Amazon Prime? To make things easier, we’ve put together a list of the best Christmas movies streaming now 


If you don’t have Netflix or Amazon Prime, we’ve included a roundup of what is streaming elsewhere and you can always find student discounts through Unidays! 









New: Holiday comedy starring Emma Roberts about two friends who begin to catch feelings despite promising they never would. The perfect pre-holiday movie to get you in a festive mood! 


Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey 


NewFamily friendly new Christmas film about an eccentric toymaker, his adventurous granddaughter and a magical new invention that changes their lives. 


The Christmas Chronicles 2 


NewKurt Russell and Goldie Hawn return as Mr and Mrs Claus for another round of festive family fun in this loveable holiday sequel.  


The Holiday 


An absolute classic! Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black star in this home-swapping festive favourite that is a real heart-warmer. 


The Grinch 


Animated version of the classic Dr Suess story about the Grinch who stole Christmas. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the voice of the Grinch, you can’t really go wrong. 



Amazon Prime 


The Night Before 


Outrageous Christmas comedy starring Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie and Joseph Gordon Levitt. Three friends reunite for their annual Christmas get-together only to find they’ve started to grow apart as they’ve got older. Seriously funny! 


Christmas Vacation 


Surely one of the best! Christmas Vacation follows the Clark Griswold and the Griswold family as they attempt to host the perfect family Christmas! The perfect movie about Christmas going horribly and hilariously wrong. Essential yuletide viewing. 


Deck the Halls 


Steve and his new neighbour Buddy fight over who has the best Christmas lights decorating their house. Feel good comedy starring Danny DeVito and Matthew Broderick. 


Christmas with the Coopers 


The Coopers and their extended family are about to have the best Christmas Eve celebration ever until unexpected events and visitors ruin the whole thing. Great family fun! 




A Christmas Carol but with a modern twist. Srooged reimagines the classic Dickens story, swapping Victorian London for 1980’s Manhattan. Hilarious holiday classic starring Bill Murray. 




The best of the rest! 





Home Alone 

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 

The Muppet Christmas Carol 

The Nightmare Before Christmas  

The Santa Clause  


Now TV 


Love Actually 

Miracle on 34th Street 

It’s a Wonderful Life 

The Polar Express 

Bad Santa  


Non-Christmas movies that are great this time of year! 


Mary Poppins Returns (Disney+) 

Paddington (Amazon Prime) 

Bridget Jones Diary (Now TV) 

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy (Now TV) 

The Indiana Jones Trilogy (Amazon Prime) 


Sadly, Harry Potter isn’t currently streaming anywhere so you may have to dust off your DVDs. But everyone knows Christmas is the perfect time for a Potter marathon! 


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