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Here are 25different Christmas movies and TV episodes that you can start streaming now.
The characters learn about giving with some catchy music and a lot of fun.
2. Holiday Inn
The classic! Bing Crosby plays a song and dance man who leaves showbiz to run an inn that is open only on holidays. Fred Astaire plays his former partner and rival in love. Follow the two talented pals as they find themselves competing for the affections of the same lovely lady.
This collection features 24 of Andy Williams’ best Christmas songs from his weekly series.
It’s almost Christmas Eve for Eloise, the Plaza’s most famous six-year old. She and her friends have decided to put on a holiday show like no other.
The Muppets have made three or four million different Christmas specials. This is admittedly one of their lesser known films, but it’s still stuffed with Pepe-the-King-Prawn goodness. (Yes, Kermit and the gang are also here, but Pepe is our favorite.)
There’s not a whole lot of plot to Madeline’s Christmas (but since when has Madeline been about things happening.) Basically, Madeline must take care of her classmates who have fallen ill around holiday time.
That’s right. Madeline saves the holiday and cures the common cold. Is there anything this adorable moppet can’t do?
No, not the one with the Yankee swap. This is the original British The Office—the one that inspired the American variant and made Ricky Gervais your favorite comedian’s favorite comedian.
This isn’t just a Christmas special. It’s also the finale. Can David Brent (Gervais as the pre-Michael Scott entertainer/boss) find a date in time for the office Christmas party? And will Dawn and Tim—the British versions of Pam and Jim, but you probably figured that out—make it work?
Lyndey Milan shares some of her favorite recipes for a classic, contemporary, or even lazy Christmas—whichever suits you and your family best.
The classic ballet performed by the Ballet of the Slovak National Theatre. (For a different take, check out Maurice Sendak’s version of The Nutcracker.)
10. Babes in Toyland
11. One Christmas
Starring Katherine Hepburn. A young man is sent to visit his estranged father for Christmas in 1930 in New Orleans. Based on an autobiographical short story by Truman Capote.
This delightful Christmas special stars the hilarious Abbott and Costello and features Margaret Whiting, The Nicholas Brothers, Buster Shaver and Olive, and Tom and Jerry.
It’s a Disney film starring a plucky 6-year-old girl and her guardian angel. This is either too saccharine or perfect for you, depending upon your taste, and you already know which it is.
Not family friendly, but the cast is packed with comedy all-stars, including Robin Williams, Joel McHale, Lauren Graham, and Candice Bergen.
Or if you’re looking for something more traditional, you can watch as Anthony Edwards narrates this Christmas classic.
Peter Stanford, Dean MacRae and David Bacon sing “The First Noel,” “Oh Danny Boy,” “Amazing Grace,” “I Saw Three Ships,” “When Irish Eyes Are Smiling,” “Jingle Bells” and more across a backdrop of delightful Christmas scenes and beautiful Irish landscapes.
Gumby and Pokey celebrate Christmas in this compilation of skits from their many shows.
Legend has it every twenty-five years an angel visits the village candlemaker and touches a single candle. Whoever lights the Christmas Candle will receive a miracle.
Just when you thought this shortcake couldn’t get any sweeter, she made a Christmas special.
Get ready for some adorable. Strawberry Shortcake and her friends make Madeline look like Edgar Allan Poe.
Uncle Fester gets stuck in the chimney while dressed as Santa. That’s all you needed to know, right?
Christmas isn’t just about mystery-solving teenagers and princess-saving plumbers. (Oh, we’ll get to the Mario Christmas special later.) It’s not just about Santa Claus or talking snowmen either.
The Story of Christmas recounts the tale of Jesus’s birth simply and sweetly. Watch it with your kids if they start to forget the reason for the season.
There are hundreds of iterations on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, but this is the only one with Daffy Duck.
This flick’s perfect if you want to mix some Halloween with your Christmas. (There’s also Krampus Unleashed if you want to have a movie marathon.)
Franklin’s having a difficult Christmas. His grandpa’s sick, Faraway Farm is snowed in, and his sister Harriet is driving him crazy.
I wonder if the holiday will teach him any special lessons about appreciating his younger sibling.
25. Super Mario World, The Night Before Cave Christmas
As is probably obvious by now, we have an enormous soft spot for Christmas specials that border on the ridiculous.
And what can be more ridiculous than Christmas with Mario and Luigi, especially when Mario is trying to stop King Koopa from stealing a bunch of cavemen’s Christmas gifts?
Nothing. There is a not a single thing that can be more ridiculous than that.
(For console equanimity, you can also watch Sonic Christmas Blast.)
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