25 of the Best Christmas Movies on Hulu
Now that we’ve decorated our homes with garland galore, baked our favorite Christmas cookies, and at least started our holiday shopping, all that’s left to do is hit the couch and go through our list of holiday films.
Sure, we can browse Netflix, or see what's streaming on Amazon Prime but this year, we’re turning to Hulu to make our way through its perfect balance of classics along with new-age flicks (yup, we’re talking Lifetime movies, ya’ll). So, keep reading for 25 Christmas movies on Hulu you can stream from now until December 25.
1. ‘Happiest Season’ (2020)
Who’s in it: Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Daniel Levy
What it’s about: The new flick follows Abby, a lesbian who's close to getting engaged to her girlfriend, Harper. The two head to Harper's hometown for the holidays, where it's revealed that she's very much still in the closet to her family. (Read our thoughts here).
2. ‘THE MAN WHO INVENTED CHRISTMAS’ (2017)
Who’s in it: Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce
What it’s about: If you’re a huge fan of The Christmas Carol, then this is your chance to get to know the man who created the classic tale. The Man Who Invented Christmas follows Charles Dickens and the journey that led to the making of his popular novella.
3. ‘Home Alone 4’ (2002)
Who’s in it: French Stewart, Erick Avari, Barbara Babcock
What it’s about: Yup, there’s a fourth one. Only this time without Macaulay Culkin. Following his parents divorce, Kevin McCallister is faced with the return of an old enemy, Marv, and his wife. Need we say more?
4. ‘This Christmas’ (2007)
Who’s in it: Regina King, Columbus Short, Delroy Lindo
What’s it about: This Christmas drama follows the Whitfield family as they experience some highs and lows (as all families do) during the holiday as the whole crew gets together for the first time in years.
5. ‘Last Christmas’ (2019)
Who’s in it: Emma Thompson, Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding
What’s it about: The log line for the Universal Pictures film reads, “As London transforms into the most wonderful time of the year, nothing should work for these two. But sometimes, you gotta let the snow fall where it may, you gotta listen to your heart…and you gotta have faith.” Enough said.
6. ‘CHRISTMAS BELLE’ (2013)
Who’s in it: Haylie Duff, Nicholas Gonzalez, Mark Famiglietti
What it’s about: Right before Christmas, Belle travels on business to handle the estate sale of a mansion. Her client, Hunter, isn’t the easiest person to work with, but as they spend more time together, Belle learns that there’s a lot more to him than his tough demeanor.
7. ‘THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS’ (2015)
Who’s in it: Jen Lilley, Thomas Beaudoin, Kati Salowsky
What it’s about: In the movie, a young lawyer, Kate, tries to get an old inn appraised and sold. But things get rather complicated when she learns that the ghost of a handsome man, Daniel, has been haunting the bed and breakfast every year around Christmas time.
8. ‘ARTHUR CHRISTMAS’ (2011)
Who’s in it? James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent (voices)
What’s it about? Just how does Santa deliver presents to every child in the world? With a very high-tech operation beneath the North Pole, of course. But when the unthinkable happens, and Santa misses one child out of hundreds of millions, his clumsy son Arthur (yes, Santa has a son) has to save the day.
9. ‘The family stone’ (2005)
Who’s in it: Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Jessica Parker, Claire Danes
What’s it about: An uptight, conservative businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend (and asks her sister to tag along) to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration in Connecticut and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.
10. ‘HIS AND HER CHRISTMAS’ (2005)
Who’s in it: Dina Meyer, David Sutcliffe, Alexia Fast
What it’s about: A bitter feud turns into a sweet romance when two rival star journalists meet each other for the first time. Meyer and Sutcliffe star as the main couple, Liz Madison and Tom Lane.
11. ‘PRANCER’ (1989)
Who’s in it: Sam Elliott, Cloris Leachman, Rutanya Alda
What’s it about: Finally, a film that’s not centered around Rudolph (we still love you Ru). Prancer follows an 8-year-old girl nursing a wounded reindeer (yup, Prancer) back to health and her adventure to get him back to Santa before it’s too late.
12. ‘Home for the Holidays’ (1995)
Who’s in it: Holly Hunter, Anne Bancroft, Robert Downey Jr.
What’s it about: This star-studded film centers around a woman who, after losing her job and making out with her soon-to-be former boss, heads home to her dysfunctional family for the holidays.
13. ‘A Very Brady Christmas’ (1988)
Who’s in it: Florence Henderson, Robert Reed, Ann B. Davis
What’s it about: The heartwarming, two-hour special features all of the original characters and their new families as they all come home to spend a happy holiday together (and overcome some personal issues in the meantime).
14. ‘Christmas Perfection’ (2018)
Who’s in it: Caitlin Thompson, James Henri-Thomas, Robbie Silverman
What’s it about: When a woman wakes up in the most perfect Christmas village in Ireland, she realizes that the perfect holiday she’s wanted since she was a kid may not be so great after all.
15. ‘So This Is Christmas’ (2013)
Who’s in it: Eric Roberts, Evelyn Smith, Vivica A. Fox
What’s it about: A young woman whose life is quickly heading in the wrong direction begins to realize what's really important when a handyman shows up and helps her decide to direct a Christmas play for underprivileged children.
16. ‘BACK TO CHRISTMAS’ (2014)
Who’s in it: Kelly Overton, Michael Muhney, Gloria Loring
What’s it about: When Ali Pennebaker travels back in time to the Christmas before her failed engagement, she goes out of her way to fix everything that went wrong—although it proves to be a lot more challenging than she thought.
17. ‘The Engagement Clause’ (2016)
Who’s in it: Jes Macallan, Coby Ryan McLaughlin, April Bowlby
What’s it about: Formerly known as Married by Christmas, the movie tells the story of a woman, Carrie, who realizes her family’s company will be inherited by the first sister to marry. With her sister’s wedding right around the corner, Carrie sets out to find a husband before Christmas Eve.
18. ‘The Truth About Christmas’ (2018)
Who’s in it: Kali Hawk, Damon Dayoub, Ali Ghandour
What’s it about: This Freeform original follows political consultant Jillian, who's able to lie to her advantage in her job. That is, until a meeting with Santa makes it impossible for her to stop spilling the truth like word vomit.
19. ‘A Cinderella Christmas’ (2016)
Who’s in it: Emma Rigby, Peter Porte, Sarah Stouffer
What’s it about: In this modern version of a classic fairy tale, event planner Angie vows to let loose at the annual Christmasquerade Ball (whatever that is). However, things don’t go according to plan when she meets wealthy playboy who must marry to keep his inheritance.
20. ‘Christmas in Compton’ (2012)
Who’s in it: Keith David, Omar Gooding, Sheryl Lee Ralph
What’s it about: When things start looking down for Big Earl and his Christmas tree lot in Compton, his son, an inspiring music producer only adds to the drama, when he toes the line of morality to prove his success.
21. ‘My Dad Is Scrooge’ (2014)
Who’s in it: Christian Laurian Kerr, Brian Cook, Charles Shaughnessy
What’s it about: Young Oliver and his little sister June enlist the help of the animals on Woodsley's Farm to help stage the classic tale and get help their dad get back his love for Christmas.
22. ‘CURIOUS GEORGE: A VERY MONKEY CHRISTMAS’ (2009)
Who’s in it: Frank Welker, Jeff Bennett, Rino Romano (voices)
What’s it about: Young Curious George is counting the days until Christmas. Unfortunately, he’s having some trouble endeavors to finding the best gift for the Man in the Yellow Hat.
23. ‘Girlfriends of Christmas Past’ (2016)
Who’s in it: Tammin Sursok, Brent Bailey, Lindsey McKeon
What’s it about: When three women plot revenge on their cheating ex-boyfriend (yes, the same one), new romance begin to form. Think of it like a holiday-themed John Tucker Must Die.
24. ‘Angels in the Snow’ (2015)
Who’s in it: Kristy Swanson, Chris Potter, Colin Lawrence
What’s it about: Based on the novel “Christmas Journey” by Rexanne Becnel, Angels in the Snow follows the dysfunctional Montgomery family who goes to their cabin for Christmas where a blizzard traps them inside. Typical.
25. ‘12 Dog Days Till Christmas’ (2014)
Who’s in it: Reginald VelJohnson, Vincent Giovagnoli, Grainne McDermott
What’s it about: A troubled teenager gets more than he bargained for when he is sentenced to community service at a dog shelter. And finding a forever homes for 12 sweet pups is no easy feat, it definitely helps him get into the holiday spirit.