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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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Universal Pictures

“Love Actually”

This film about a bunch of people (Hugh Grant included) trying to figure out their love lives is a modern-day classic. It also features the most epic “All I Want for Christmas” Mariah Carey cover that ever existed. 

Stream it on Netflix

Hughes Entertainment

“Home Alone”

Nothing says Christmas quite like this 1990 film about an 8-year-old troublemaker (MacaulayCulkin) who is forced to defend his home from a pair of burglars after his entire family jets off to France for vacation—and whoops—leaves him behind. Ah, life before cell phones.

Stream it on HBO Now

Paramount Pictures


A spoof of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, this dark comedy—starring Bill Murray—follows a coldhearted TV exec who learns the true meaning of Christmas the hard way.

Stream it on Netflix


“A Very Murray Christmas”

Speaking of Bill Murray, 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

Paramount Pictures

“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

Twentieth Century Fox

“Miracle on 34th Street”

A little girl (played by a young and adorable Mara Wilson) sets out to prove that a man claiming to be Santa is the real deal in this update to the 1947 holiday classic.

Stream it on Amazon

Touchstone Pictures

“Ernest Saves Christmas”

When Santa sets out in search of his successor, Ernest—a bumbling taxicab driver (and ’80s icon)—has to step in to make sure all the presents get delivered by Christmas, with a hiccup or two along the way.

Stream it on Netflix

Lucky Coffee Productions

“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 Netflix

Revolution Studios

“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 Netflix

Hollywood Pictures

“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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