48 holiday family movies to stream on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, YouTube and Disney Now

48 holiday family movies to stream on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, YouTube and Disney Now

December 14, 2018

Watch "It's a Wonderful Life" on Amazon Prime Video, "The Nightmare Before Christmas" on Hulu and "The Christmas Chronicles" on Netflix this holiday season. (Photo: RKO Radio Pictures/Disney/Netflix)

The holiday break approaches and that means last-minute shopping followed by a marathon of family holiday movies.

We have just what you need with our list of 48 holiday movies available for streaming on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube and Disney Now.

Netflix has new, original fare, including “The Christmas Prince: A Royal Wedding,” which USA TODAY called the “best movie to mock this holiday season.” And if you haven’t seen “The Christmas Chronicles” with Kurt Russell as Santa, you should put that at the top of your list. 

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But we didn’t leave out the classics. You’ll find “It’s a Wonderful Life” on Amazon Prime, “Miracle on 34th Street” (from 1994) on Hulu and “Elmo Saves Christmas” on YouTube. 


The Christmas Chronicles

Abominable Christmas

Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure

The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas

Angela’s Christmas

A Christmas Eve trip to church and a meeting with the baby Jesus gives Angela and extraordinary idea. (Photo: Netflix)

A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding

The Christmas Project

Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Mickey’s Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas

Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas

The Princess Switch

One is an almost princess, one is Chicago baker. They switch lives for a while since they look so much alike during the holidays. (Photo: Netflix)

Santa’s Apprentice

Santa Buddies

Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups

Get Santa

Magic Snowflake

The Nutcracker

YouTube Kids 

(The Top 4 streaming on the app now)

Gordon Ramsay’s YouTube Kids Playlist (He shares short holiday cooking videos.) 

Gordon Ramsay gets festive with his cooking and his family joins in. (Photo: Kids YouTube App)

KIDZ BOP Holidays

Oddbods: The Festive Menace Holidays Special

Santa’s Apprentice


Elmo Saves Christmas (rent from $2.99)

Peppa Pig Winter Wonderland/Peppa Pig Christmas

Let’s Go Luna!: Christmas Around The World

Caillou’s Holiday Movie 

Amazon Prime Video

Arthur’s Perfect Christmas

The Christmas That Almost Wasn’t

A Christmas Tree Miracle

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Christmas With the Kranks

The Kranks try to skip Christmas this year, but instead the award-winning holiday cheer couple must generate Christmas within hours. (Photo: AP Photo/Columbia Pictures/Zade Rosenthal )

Jack Frost

The Christmas Dragon

All I Want for Christmas Is You


A Snow Globe Christmas

It’s a Wonderful Life

The classic Frank Capra holiday movie stars James Stewart as a man who gets a look at what life would be like if he had never existed. (Photo: Courtesy of RKO Radio Pictures)


Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

So This Is Christmas

12 Dog Days Till Christmas

A Very Brady Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Jack Skellington (voiced by Chris Sarandon) takes on the role of Santa Claus in Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas." (Photo: DISNEY)

Disney Now 

(Some of Disney Junior’s favorite shows have special holiday episodes.)

A Very McStuffins Christmas 

Elena of Avalor: Navidad

PJ Masks: Gekko Saves Christmas/Gekko’s Nice Ice Plan 

Sofia the First: Holiday in Enchancia 

Mickey Saves Santa

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