From Buddy the Elf to Ralphie Parker, watch your favorite characters from the warmth and comfort of your couch with the click of a button.
So while you’re waiting for the man in the red suit to climb down your chimney, here's how to stream these holiday classics.
Will Ferrell’s festive classic is a must-watch during the Christmas season, and while it’s easy to catch on TV thanks to the magical gift of Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas, finding Buddy on a streaming service can be a little more difficult.
Thankfully, you don’t have to travel to the North Pole to watch because both Amazon Video and Netflix have made Elf available for streaming.
It’s a Wonderful Life
This holiday classic has been a favorite since it first premiered in 1946, and honestly, the holiday season would be a lot less cheerful without George Bailey and the lives he’s changed and impacted.
If you’re anxiously waiting to watch, wait no further. You can catch it on YouTube and Amazon Video.
Dr. Suess’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The Grinch may be a mean one, but thankfully streaming services aren’t. Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas is available to stream on Netflix (2000 remake) and on HBO, meaning that you have the chance to see your heart grow three sizes and learn the true meaning of Christmas.
Don’t awaken to a house empty of this holiday classic and don’t find yourself wishing for the return of it to your TV. Catch Kevin McCallister defending his home from con men in Home Alone, available for streaming on Starz, YouTube, and HBO.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
While you’re trying to keep it together and make it the perfect holiday season, kick back and relax with the even more crazy and hectic Griswold family in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.
You can stream this classic exclusively on Amazon Video.
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Don’t be a Scrooge and miss out on a visit from the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, or the musings of the beloved Muppets. Catch Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie, and Bear streaming on HBO GO and YouTube.
Add some good feelings to this holiday season with a rom-com about Christmastime, home swapping, and unexpected romance. Both Amazon Video and Hulu have added The Holiday to their list of movies available for streaming.
A Christmas Story
If there’s a single holiday movie that must be watched during the Yuletide season, it’s 1983’s A Christmas Story. While TBS features an annual 24-hour marathon of Ralphie and his dream of getting a Red Ryder air rifle for Christmas, you have the option of streaming it at any time with Amazon Video.
The Santa Clause
Don’t miss Kris Kringle this year. The Santa Clause, the modern Christmas movie that made up TV holiday marathons for years before Elf, is still a must-watch during the Yuletide season. Santa’s helpers have been working extra hard to make sure that it’s easy to watch this year, too.
Beginning Dec. 12, this holiday classic, along with its two sequels, will be available to stream on Netflix.
Miracle on 34th Street
If you need a reminder that Santa is real, look no further than Miracle on 34th Street. This holiday classic, which first premiered in 1947 and was remade in 1994, follows the story of a man claiming to be Santa and a lawyer and a little girl’s determination to prove his statements true.
If you need that extra boost of Christmas magic, you can catch this classic on Amazon Video and Netflix.
For the romantics out there, it’s impossible to survive the holiday season without seeing the magic of Christmas at work, which is where Love Actually comes in. Offering the quintessential love story sprinkled with a dusting of holiday cheer, this 2003 movie has finally found its way to streaming platforms.
You can stream this classic holiday love story on Amazon Video and Netflix beginning Dec. 14.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
No holiday is complete without Charlie Brown, and that includes Christmas. If you’re looking to find the real meaning of Christmas and shake the Yuletide blues, look no further than YouTube.
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Is it a Halloween movie or a Christmas movie? Maybe it’s a mix of both, but either way, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas has become a holiday classic that many watch every year. If you’re looking to add a bit of Halloween to your holiday season, look no further than Netflix.
Catch Gizmo on your screen this season in Gremlins. A little holiday chaos thanks to Mogwai is available for your enjoyment on Netflix and Amazon Video.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman
No holiday season would be complete without Rudolph and Frosty. These two stop-motion animated TV classics, which originally aired in the ‘60s, have been an integral part of the holiday season for generations.
So whether you’re looking for a dash of nostalgia or just want to introduce a new generation to these classics, YouTube and Amazon Video have you covered. The Legend of Frosty the Snowman is also available on Netflix.
Re-evaluate your attitude this holiday season with Billy Murray at your side. Scrooged, the 1988 modern take on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, is available for streaming on Amazon Video and Netflix.
Christmas with the Kranks
The holidays can be hectic. With decorating, gift buying, and trying to schedule in different parties, it can at times make you want to call it quits. Feel a little better about your crazy holiday season by watching Christmas with the Kranks on Amazon Video and Hulu.
Need some Yuletide romance? Serendipity is probably at the top of your holiday movies to watch list. Sprinkling an ample dose of Christmas magic, this love story is all set and ready for streaming on HBO GO.
Add a little naughty and nice humor to your holiday season with Bad Santa. It’s easy to stream on both Netflix (Bad Santa and Bad Santa 2) and Hulu.
White Christmas is one of the holiday classics originals. If you’re desperately searching TV schedules trying to find an air date, streaming service Netflix has a Yuletide miracle for you — the 1954 movie available for streaming at the click of a button.