From classic holiday movies such as A Christmas Story and A Christmas Carol to newer favorites like 8-Bit Christmas (2021), there’s something for everyone on HBO Max’s holiday lineup. To help you make the most of your HBO Max subscription this holiday season, we’ve compiled a list of the best Christmas movies now available to stream on HBO Max.
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Buddy, raised as an overgrown elf, leaves the North Pole to find his biological father, Walter Hobbs, in New York City. Walter doesn’t know who Buddy is and could need a taste of Christmas joy.
Arthur Christmas (2011)
In this whimsical comedy perfect for the whole family, we travel to the North Pole to see how Santa Claus creates Christmas miracles every year. Arthur, Santa’s naughty son, must rush to fulfil a mission in order to guarantee that this year’s holiday celebrations go off without a hitch.
The Polar Express (2004)
On the evening of Christmas Eve, the central protagonist, a young kid boards a strong magical train with the intention of traveling to the North Pole and visiting Santa Claus at his residence. During the course of this ride, he sets off on a path of self-discovery that reveals to him that the awe and wonder of life are always present for those who have faith.
8-Bit Christmas (2021)
Jake Doyle has returned home for the holidays. He narrates his daughter about how on Christmas Day in 1988, he received a Nintendo Entertainment System and his sister received a “genuine” Cabbage Patch doll. A 10-year-old set out on a journey to obtain the ultimate Christmas present: the latest and greatest video game system.
A Christmas Story (1983)
Ralphie Parker, age 9, has one wish for Christmas: a Red Ryder Range 200 Shot BB rifle. His mother’s first thought when he brings up the topic at the dinner table is that he would accidentally shot himself in the eye. Then he comes up with the perfect theme for his schoolteacher, only to have her respond the same way his mom did. Can Ralphie get his wish fulfilled ?
A Christmas Carol (1938)
The classic tale of old merchant Scrooge and how his own disappointments in life have led him to believe that neither life nor mankind are worth caring about. He has no compassion for humanity or for Bob Cratchett, his employee, or for Tiny Tim, his son. But karma will catch up with the desolate man when he envisions he is haunted by the ghosts of Christmases past, present, and future.
Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
Elizabeth Lane is a well-known journalist and one of the best in her field. She writes about her life on the farm, where she raises her children and excels in the kitchen. Everything you’ve heard to this point, though, is false. She is just a single New Yorker who has never been married and can’t even cook an egg. The magazine’s owner has decided that a brave sailor should spend the holidays at her farm. But what can Miss Lane do now?
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
The Griswold family is getting ready for their annual Christmas party, but things are never simple for Clark, Ellen, and their two children. Clark’s terrible luck is challenged by his annoying relatives, but he keeps rolling since he knows his Christmas bonus is coming shortly.
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
A tornado whisks young Dorothy Gale and her dog Toto away from their Kansas farm and deposits them in the mystical Land of Oz. There, they meet three new companions and set out on a journey to find the Wizard, hoping that he will be able to return Dorothy to her home and grant the wishes of the others.
Unaware of the horrors he is about to witness, Billy Peltzer is delighted when his father presents him with a little creature called a Mogwai. Taking care of Gizmo is a major commitment since he requires strict adherence to a set of guidelines. Never expose the Mogwai to direct sunlight, and avoid feeding them or providing any other form of sustenance after midnight. When a mishap between Gizmo and water occurs, the Mogwai’s next evolution stage arrives, and it isn’t pleasant.
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