Watch Christmas Movies Online: 2016 Streaming Guide

Your Christmas shopping list is coming along nicely, your favorite ugly Christmas sweater is hanging in the closet for the next holiday party, the tree is up and decorated to your standards, and you have your spiked egg nog on standby – now, if only you could figure out how to watch Christmas movies online, the holiday season would be even merrier. Thanks to the storm of streaming services, you’ll have more than enough options for stuffing yourself with Christmas classics.

Read on to learn about the best ways you can watch Christmas movies online this holiday season!

Sling TV Lets You Watch Christmas Movies Online without Cable TV

The popular live streaming service Sling TV makes watching your favorite channels without cable easier than ever. With a basic package priced at $20 monthly and featuring over 20 channels, you can get your fill of Christmas movies without sacrificing your holiday shopping budget. The service offers a variety of channels across its different packages: Lifetime, Hallmark Channel, Hallmark Movies & Mysteries, AMC, TNT, TBS, and Freeform (formerly ABC Family) are a fraction of the list. All of these channels will be great for watching Christmas movies this holiday season. You get the live channels plus a ton of on demand content.

Here’s a sample of what you can expect this holiday season:

  • Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas with continuous holiday movies and specials airing daily from December 1st-25th, including National Lampoon’s Christmas VacationThe Nightmare Before ChristmasThe Polar ExpressElf, and a slew of other classics.
  • Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies will be airing Christmas movies on a daily basis throughout the holiday season, including some new original features.
  • Miracle on 34th Street airs ever year on AMC.
  • NBC (available in select markets) will air It’s a Wonderful Life several times throughout the holiday season.
  • TBS will be showing A Christmas Story marathon on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
  • TCM (available in the Hollywood Extra package) will air movies throughout the Christmas season, including A Christmas CarolScroogeMeet me in St. LouisThe Man Who Came to Dinner, and more.

Sling TV (review) may be the go-to service for your Christmas movie obsession. You can watch Sling TV on all of your favorite devices, including streaming players (Apple TV, Roku, Chromecast, Fire TV), mobile devices, and your computer.

They’re giving away another free gift with their free 7-day trial of the service; no commitments or contracts before or after the trial ends. It’s a great way to try Sling TV and watch Christmas movies online free!

PlayStation Vue Offers Another Way to Watch Christmas Movies Online

PlayStation Vue is another live streaming service that’s like Sling TV. You get all of your favorite cable channels without the expense or restrictions of cable TV. Vue carries most of the same channels as Sling TV, but there are some differences between the services.

Vue’s price point is higher than Sling TV’s. Vue starts at $29.99-$39.99 a month depending on your market and goes up from there. Additionally, there are some mobile streaming restrictions that can block you from watching outside of your home.

Click here to read our PlayStation Vue review.

Amazon Prime, Netflix and Hulu Deliver Christmas Movies to Your Home

Membership to Amazon Prime (free 30-day trial) comes with extensive benefits, Christmas movies being a small portion of the offering. The $99 annual subscription buys you Prime Music, Prime Photos, Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, Prime Pantry and Christmas movies like The Miracle on 34th Street, Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July, Jack Frost and Bad Santa. Netflix’s monthly subscription comes with the ability to watch a number of Christmas movies and specials, including the Netflix original variety special featuring Bill Murray and an all-star cast. The monthly cost starts at $9.99.

Hulu gives you the option to get caught up on holiday-themed TV episodes. Family Guy, Modern Family and Brooklyn Nine-Nine are just a few of the shows that spotlighted Christmas in an episode or two. Movies like A Garfield Christmas and Christmas in Wonderland are among the sea of holiday treats as well. The basic plan is priced at $7.99 a month; all three services have no contracts or hidden fees, offer free trial subscriptions and can be watched on multiple devices.

Stream and Rent the Christmas Season Away

When all else fails, on demand streaming and renting has never been as easy as it is now. Amazon Instant Video, FandangoNow, Vudu, and iTunes all present a massive selection of Christmas movies this season; they can be rented or streamed for very little money. Simply search for your favorites and choose how you want to watch them.

The holiday season is in full swing, and we wish you the jolliest of days filled with classic Christmas movies and cherished traditions!

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