Whether you’re a fan of classic cinema, cheesy romantic comedies, or animated fare for the younger crowd, Amazon Prime has a plethora of feel-good Christmas movies to choose from to get you in the holiday spirit. From Frank Capra’s timeless classic It’s A Wonderful Life, which teaches us that each life is worth living, to the comedic and heartwarming Elf, which reminds us of the joys of family and friendship, there is always something for every taste.
This holiday season, make sure you get the most out of your Prime membership as we’ve compiled a list of the best christmas movies that you can stream on Amazon Prime so that you may have a festive movie marathon.
Best Christmas Movies On Amazon Prime –
It’s a Wonderful Life
George Bailey never got to travel the world or build skyscrapers as he had always dreamed of doing. He feels the pressure of having to take over his father’s building and loan business and compete with the cranky old Mr. Potter as he sees his friends and relatives achieve success. Since he finds himself in a tight spot financially, his guardian angel, Clarence Odbody, visits him to demonstrate how his life would have been had he not been born.
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.
A Christmas Story
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 ?
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
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.
Miracle On 34th Street
When Santa Claus is too tipsy to participate in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, an elderly guy named Kris Kringle steps in. A huge success, he is soon a regular fixture at the flagship location. When he claims to be Santa Claus, much to the amazement of both customers and staff, he finds himself in court, where his sanity and, more significantly, his veracity are tested.
John McClain, a cop from New York City, flies out to Los Angeles to surprise his wife at a christmas party. However, when twelve terrorists assault the building on the same night, McCain is the only one who can save everyone. He has to go up against Hans Gruber and the other terrorists using just his revolver and his wits.
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 Bishop’s Wife
Bishop Henry Brougham, depressed by his efforts to acquire funds to build a cathedral, prays to heaven for enlightenment and is shortly visited by Dudley, who claims to be an angel. When Dudley endears himself into the family as his helper, and much worse, gains the attention of Henry’s long-suffering and gentle wife, Henry is enraged. When Dudley continues to engage in Henry’s problems, the bishop resolves to take a stand against heaven.
Atop a hill in a fortress, an inventor tends to his greatest invention: Edward, a nearly finished human being. The designer unfortunately did not live long enough to finish Edward’s hands, so the poor guy is stuck with metal snips. Ever since, he’s been on his own, until a nice lady named Peg eventually stumbles upon him and takes him in. Even while he is initially accepted by everyone, things start to go downhill for him and the group very quickly.
During the hectic month leading up to Christmas in London, England, the story follows the lives of eight very different couples as they struggle with their romantic relationships.
Plot Credits: IMDb