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Who needs Christmas music when you can stream festive movies in the background while you shop online, wrap gifts and bake cookies? Here, ten of the best Christmas movies streaming now.

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“The Holiday”

The director behind The Parent Trap and Something's Gotta Give created yet another feel-good classic that sees Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz swap homes in each other's countries. Strangers in a new place, luckily there are two hunky locals (Jack Black and Jude Law) who can show them around.

Stream it on Amazon Prime and Hulu

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“The Muppet Christmas Carol”

A spoof of Charles Dickens’s classic tale, this laugh-out-loud version stars Michael Caine as grumpy Ebenezer Scrooge, Kermit the Frog as Bob Cratchit and Miss Piggy as Emily Cratchit. Scrooge has to learn the true meaning of the holidays the hard way, thanks to the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future.

Stream it on HBO Go

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“The Nightmare Before Christmas”

Speaking of ghouls… Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloweentown, discovers Christmastown and tries to bring all that festive joy back home with him. But, in his attempt to take over Christmas, he unwittingly puts Santa Claus—and the holiday itself—in danger. 

Stream it on Netflix

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“A Christmas Prince”

Cinderella meets The Prince & Me in this holiday romance, created by Netflix and Lifetime. wrapped up into one little streaming present. A young journalist goes undercover to learn more about the handsome Prince Richard and his questionable reputation. We think you can guess what happens next...

Stream it on Netflix

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“White Christmas”

Bing Crosby’s hall-of-fame holiday tune was the specific impetus for filming this musical about a song-and-dance duo that takes their show on the road to Vermont. It also stars Rosemary Clooney (aka George’s aunt).

Stream it on Netflix

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“Jack Frost”

A father (played by Michael Keaton) who can't keep his promises dies in a car accident. But one year later, he's back as, um, a snowman. Can he put things right with his son before he's gone forever?

Stream it on HBO Go

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“Happy Christmas”

After splitting up with her boyfriend right before the holidays, a woman (Anna Kendrick) moves in with her brother’s family in search of a fresh start. Spoiler alert: Things definitely do not go as planned.

Stream it on Hulu

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“Christmas With the Kranks”

Jamie Lee Curtis and Tim Allen star in this film about a family who decides to opt out of Christmas—and there’s nothing their family and neighbors can do to stop them. 

Stream it on Amazon Prime


“A Very Murray Christmas”

This Netflix feel-good original assembles an A-list crowd—including George Clooney, Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones and Maya Rudolph—for a holiday sing-along. Why? To help Murray beat the Christmas blues.

Stream it on Netflix

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“While You Were Sleeping”

This ’90s favorite about a ticket-collecting romantic (Sandra Bullock) who fakes an engagement to an unconscious man takes place during the Christmas season, so it totally counts.

Stream it on Netflix

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“Love Actually”

OK, so this modern-day classic isn't available to stream (sob) but we had to include it in our roundup anyway because, well, it just isn't the holiday season without it. A bunch of people (Hugh Grant included) try to figure out their love lives, with plenty of laughter and tears thrown into the mix plus the most epic “All I Want for Christmas” Mariah Carey cover that ever existed. 

Rent it on Amazon

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