The holiday season is in full swing! To help you get into the festive spirit, ET Canada has put together a list of Christmas movies, from beloved classics to new releases, available to stream in Canada.
“Falling in love with Christmas” (2022)
In this recently released Christmas movie, Lindsay Lohan returns to the screen as “a pampered, newly engaged hotel heiress” who is in a skiing accident and suffers from total amnesia. She “finds herself in the care of a handsome blue-collar hotel owner and her precocious daughter in the days leading up to Christmas.” She streams “Falling for Christmas” on Netflix.
“Noel’s Diary” (2022)
This upcoming festive romantic comedy stars Justin Hartley as a best-selling author who returns home for Christmas “to settle his estranged mother’s estate.” While there, he discovers a journal that may contain secrets from his past, as well as that of “a scheming young woman on a mission of her own”, played by Barrett Doss. “The Noel Diary” begins streaming November 24 on Netflix.
“Happiest Season” (2020)
This holiday drama follows Abby (Kristin Stewart), who has decided to propose to her girlfriend, Harper (Mackenzie Davis), while spending the holidays with Harper’s family. However, Abby’s plans are derailed when she realizes that Harper still hasn’t spoken to her conservative parents. Stream “The Happiest Season” on Netflix.
“Christmas with you” (2022)
Love has a surprise in store in this Christmas movie in which pop star Angelina (Aimee Garcia) “runs off to grant a young fan’s (Deja Monique Cruz) wish in small-town New York, where she finds not only the inspiration to revitalize his career, but also a chance for true love.” Freddie Prinze Jr. plays the father of that young fan. “Christmas With You” is now streaming on Netflix.
This hilarious musical version of the classic Charles Dickens tale stars comedic actors Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell. The official synopsis reads: “Every Christmas Eve, the Ghost of Christmas Present (Ferrell) selects a dark soul to be reformed by a visit from three spirits. But this season, he cast the wrong Scrooge (Reynolds).” “Spirited” is now streaming on Apple TV.
“Fraggle Rock: Back to the Rock” Night of Lights Holiday Special (2022)
Jim Henson’s fun-loving, musical Fraggles (Gobo, Red, Wembley, Mokey, Boober) and new Fraggle friends return for Night of Lights, the most Fraggily fest of the year, and “The Rock is full of songs and joy,” according to an official press release. “When Jamdolin (voiced by Emmy Award nominee Daveed Diggs, “Hamilton”) encourages Wembley to make a special wish, the Fraggles embark on an adventure to find the brightest light and, perhaps, the true meaning of the holidays”. This new Fraggle adventure can be streamed on Apple TV.
“Four Christmases” (2008)
This romantic comedy sees a single couple, played by Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon, struggling to visit their four divorced parents for Christmas. “Four Christmases” is available to stream on Prime Video.
“A Christmas Carol” (1983)
Set in the American Midwest in the 1940s, this film follows the misadventures of an eccentric boy (Peter Billingsley) as he dodges a bully (Zack Ward) and deals with a grumpy father (Darren McGavin), all while dreaming. I wake up with the only thing I want. for Christmas, a “Red Ryder air rifle”. It’s an undeniable holiday staple and one of the best portrayals of childhood on film. Stream it on Prime Video.
“I Love the Coopers” (2015)
“The perfect Christmas” does not exist in the Cooper family. The feel-good Christmas rom-com sees “the intertwining stories of four generations of Coopers unfolding just before the annual family gathering on Christmas Eve.” Stream “Love The Coopers” on Prime Video to see whether or not they can survive the most wonderful time of the year.
Bad Santa (2003)
In this black comedy, “a shabby con man (Billy Bob Thornton) and his partner (Tony Cox) pose as Santa and his little helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into trouble when the con man befriends a troublesome kid (Brett Kelly).” Stream “Bad Santa” on Prime Video.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Christmas Special” (2022)
A new holiday special from the beloved sci-fi action franchise premieres November 25 on Disney+.
Home Alone 1 & 2 (1990, 1992)
These two classic “Home Alone” Christmas movies follow fan-favorite fictional troublemaker Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) as he takes down a pair of bumbling burglars in the first movie after he’s “accidentally left alone by his family in home during the Christmas holidays. A year later, Kevin runs into the same criminals when he finds himself stranded in New York City. Both “Home Alone” and “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York” are available to stream on Disney+.
“The Santa Claus” 1, 2 and 3 (1994, 2002, 2006)
This beloved film franchise follows Scott Calvin (Tim Allen), who magically becomes Santa Claus after inadvertently causing “Santa to fall off the roof” one Christmas Eve. In the years to come, captured in the subsequent films, Calvin faces losing the job if he doesn’t find a Mrs. Claus (“The Santa Clause 2”) and tries to stop Jack Frost (Martin Short) from taking over. Christmas (“The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause”). All three “Santa Clause” movies can be streamed on Disney+.
Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
When Jack Skellington (Danny Elfman), the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town in this holiday fantasy musical, “his attempts to bring Christmas home cause confusion.” He streams “The Nightmare Before Christmas” on Disney+.
“Christmas in Mississippi” (2017)
In this TV movie, “photographer Holly Logan (Jana Kramer) returns to her hometown of Gulfport, Mississippi for Christmas.” When she volunteers to help the town resurrect its traditional Christmas light show after a terrible hurricane, she discovers that the festival is run by her high school sweetheart, Mike (Wes Brown), who broke her the heart. She watches “Christmas in Mississippi” on Pluto TV to see Holly “fall in love with her and Mike’s hometown, all over again.”
“Christmas in Conway” (2013)
In this romantic drama, Duncan Mayor (Andy Garcia) loves his wife Suzy (Mary-Louise Parker) so much that he wants to “give her one last Christmas present before she dies.” He does whatever it takes to build a Ferris wheel in his backyard. “Christmas in Conway” is available to stream on Pluto TV.
“Christmas in Dollywood” (2019)
When “a New York City event planner (Danica McKellar) travels home to Tennessee for the holidays,” she “ends up working the 30th anniversary Christmas event at Dollywood along with the theme park COO ( Niall Matter). This festive movie can be streamed on StackTV.
“The Royal Nanny” (2022)
In this romantic Christmas film, “Claire (Rachel Skarsten) is an MI5 agent who becomes the royal nanny and has to overcome challenges in her mission while keeping the family safe for Christmas and resisting the charms of Prince Colin” . Stream “The Royal Nanny” on Stack TV.
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