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12 Best Christmas Movies on Amazon Prime Video (2021)

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If you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit this season, Amazon Prime Video has a strong library of Christmas favorites, including what many believe to be the very best Christmas movie of them all! Remember that Prime Video is included with an Amazon Prime subscription, so it’s an excellent bonus in addition to the free shipping and all the other goodies. You also get a 30-day free trial to sift through their massive movie and TV library!

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Best Christmas Movies to Stream on Amazon Prime Video

  • Det er herligt at leve

    December 20, 1946

    If you haven’t seen it yet, you’re missing out on one of the most life-affirming, joyful movie experiences in history. George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart) has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents the villainous Mr. Potter (Lionel Barrymore) from taking over the entire town is George’s modest building and loan company. But when $8,000 goes missing, it seems Mr. Potter will swoop in and destroy everything George has fought to preserve. If the ending of this one doesn’t make you choke up, you might be a robot. It’s funny, it’s sweet, it’s romantic, and it’s magical.

  • Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas

    December 17, 1977

    When a Christmas Eve talent contest is announced, Emmet Otter joins a jug band and his Ma decides to sing a song as they risk it all to make each other’s dreams come true. Jim Henson directed this Muppet Christmas classic. Singer/composer Paul Williams says Jim Henson told him that Emmet Otter was a “trial run” for a proposed Muppet movie. Emmet was a success, and The Muppet Movie followed two years later.

  • The Christmas Toy

    December 6, 1986

    It’s Christmas Eve and the playroom is alive with excitement for the new toys that will arrive the next day. Balthazar, the old and wise bear, explains to the other toys that they must welcome the newcomers even though each of them may be replaced as one of the children’s new favorite toys.

  • The Bishop's Wife

    December 25, 1947

    An Episcopal Bishop, Henry Brougham, has been working for months on the plans for an elaborate new cathedral which he hopes will be paid for primarily by a wealthy, stubborn widow. He is losing sight of his family and of why he became a churchman in the first place. Enter Dudley, an angel sent to help him. Dudley does help everyone he meets, but not necessarily in the way they would have preferred. With the exception of Henry, everyone loves him, but Henry begins to believe that Dudley is there to replace him, both at work and in his family’s affections, as Christmas approaches.

  • Hr. Pinds juleeventyr

    December 7, 2015

    Historien om Hr. Pind, en glad familiefar, der kommer på en vild rejse for at nå hjem til jul og støder på mange forhindringer undervejs.

    This story comes from the excellent team behind the children’s classics “The Gruffalo” and “Room on the Broom.”

  • Tangerine

    July 10, 2015

    Handler om den transkønnede prostituerede Sin-Dee Rella. Det er juleaften, og hun er lige blevet løsladt. Sin-Dee mødes på en café med sin veninde Alexandra, der også er transkønnet prostitueret. Hun fortæller veninden, at Sin-Dees kæreste og alfons, Chester, har været hende utro mens hun sad inde. Sin-Dee bliver rasende og begynder jagten på Chester og kvinden, han har været sammen med.

  • A Sunburnt Christmas

    December 11, 2020

    A single mother and her kids are doing it tough on their outback farm - until a runaway criminal dressed as Santa Claus crashes into their property, and their lives.

  • En far til jul

    November 13, 2016

    Miranda blev forældreløs som ung, og havde aldrig kendt sin far. Hun gør et uventet fund i blandt moderens ting, et gammelt fotografi, der kan fortælle hvem hendes far er. Fast besluttet på at finde ud af mere om sin fortid, tager Miranda til stedet hvor billedet er taget, i en lille by i Vermont. Her møder hun Ian (Niall Matter), som gør sit bedste for at hjælpe hende, i hendes stille bestræbelser på at finde frem til sandheden. Den imødekommende by, hendes voksende følelser for Ian og muligheden for at påvirke andres liv, stiller Miranda overfor svære valg, mens hun genfinder den helt rigtige julestemning.

  • The Christmas Elves

    August 29, 1995

    Presenting a whimsical holiday surprise package bursting with comical elfin escapades, Yuletide musical fun and brilliantly animated fairy magic!

  • Um Amigo Para o Natal

    December 15, 1991

    A good-natured homeless man and an ill-tempered student become good friends.

  • No Sleep 'Til Christmas

    December 10, 2018

    Lizzie, a high-end event planner, lies awake nightly while her devoted fiancé Josh rests peacefully. When a sleep-deprived incident causes her to run into Billy, a low-key bartender who is just as sleepless and frustrated as she is, they discover that they can only fall asleep while next to each other.

  • Throwback Holiday

    December 15, 2018

    Jacqueline is living an unfulfilled life in a doomed marriage. After a chance encounter with a former classmate, she rethinks her life’s choices and wishes she could go back to high school for a do-over. Like a Christmas miracle, Jacqueline awakens to find herself as a high school senior again with the ability to change everything.

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