Christmas is just a few days away and you can already feel the festivity in the air. Children are lining up outside stores to get their hands on their favorite toys, and so are the parents, who want to surprise their kids on Christmas Eve.
While we all await Christmas, Its the perfect time to have a great movie night or two with your family. While it snows outside, what’s better than to live in the Christmas spirit and watch these great Christmas Movies on Amazon Prime? Here is our list of the best Christmas movies on Amazon Prime that you must watch.
15. Christmas With the Kranks
The Kranks, the award-winning couple for their cheerful Christmas spirit, have decided to skip this year’s annual festivities as their daughter, Blair, is in Peru after joining the Peace Corps. With the intention to save the staggering amount of $6,000-plus spent on previous year’s holiday season, the Kranks are determined to invest the money on a Caribbean cruise, much to their friends and neighbors chagrin. However, that is easier said than done, and before long, threatening phone calls and angry protests by their neighbors will betray that there is definitely no easy way out for the traitorous couple who has turned its back on Christmas. And then, unexpectedly, Blair and her new fiancé are coming home, unbeknownst to them that the empty family nest is far from ready for the event. Can the Kranks “generate” Christmas out of nothing in less than a few hours?
14. Falling For Christmas
Claire Benton is a famous figure skater who wants nothing more than to succeed. But when she gets injured in a training session, she is forced to take a break from her rigid schedule. During rehab in Canada, she meets Luke, a single father, and former professional hockey player. He himself was forced to retire early but seems fine with it, spending his time raising his daughter while running a local shop. The two grow closer and both of them learn that something is missing from their lives – But how can Claire balance a demanding career with her new-found love?
13. The Christmas Dragon
A group of adventurous kids embark on a magical quest to save Christmas, and befriend a dragon who can aid them on their incredible mission.
12. All I Want For Christmas Is You
Young Mariah, a little girl who dreams of getting a dog for Christmas year after year. This Christmas her dream is fueled after seeing a puppy named Princess at the local pet store. To see if she’s ready for the responsibility, Mariah is tasked with dog-sitting her uncle’s crazy canine Jack, who upends the family’s holiday preparations with his various shenanigans.
11. Love At The Christmas Table
Love proves elusive for two friends that have shared every Christmas for the past 30 years in this warmhearted romantic comedy. Sam and Katherine have been friends for the past three decades. In all of that time, neither ever paused to consider the possibility that they were meant for one another. When Sam gets a job offer in another city, it looks like any chance at romance might be lost. Now they’ve got one night to make it right. But will they finally come to their senses and recognize true love before it’s too late?
10. Polar express
Chris Van Allsburg’s enchanting children’s book made its way to the big screen as an animated flick in 2004, drawing a new generation in for even more family fun. As the story goes, on Christmas Eve, a young boy finds a train parked outside his house—The Polar Express—which is headed to the North Pole! Whilst on the train he meets an assortment of characters, including Santa, with the majority voiced by Tom Hanks. He finds out he’s been picked to receive the first gift of Christmas, and he asks for only one thing: a silver bell from Santa’s sleigh. But what happens when he tries to take the bell home with him?
Jessica, the daughter of an impoverished farmer, still believes in Santa Claus. So when she comes across an injured reindeer, it makes perfect sense to her to assume that it is Prancer, who had fallen from a Christmas display in town. She hides him in her barn and feeds him cookies until she can return him to Santa. Her father finds him and decides to sell him to the butcher, not for venison chops, but as an advertising display.
8. A Christmas Tree Miracle
A dysfunctional family loses everything when David, the father, loses his job. They are taken in by an old Christmas tree farmer and overcome all of their obstacles by sticking together.
7. The Santa Clause
6. Get Santa
It’s days before Christmas and reindeers are found running loose through the streets of London. Meanwhile, an astonished 9-year-old Tom discovers Santa in the garden shed. He has crash-landed while test-driving his new sleigh and enlists Tom and his father Steve to help him get back to Lapland. But what happens when Santa is arrested and thrown into prison? Will Steve and Tom be able to break him out in time for Christmas? Get Santa is a heart-warming and funny family adventure about a father and son reconnecting to discover the magic of Christmas.
5. Home Alone
Get ready for one of the absolute favorite family Christmas movies of all time! When the McCallister clan ventures on a holiday trip to Paris, it’s smooth sailing until everyone discovers that they left 8-year-old Kevin home! The youngster gets comfy and adjusts very well to the empty house. Unfortunately, two burglars set their eyes on the family property. As his parents struggle to get back to him, he ends up having to defend his home from robbers. Will Kevin’s wacky pranks keep the bad guys out?
4. The Man Who Invented Christmas
In 1843, the celebrated British novelist, Charles Dickens, is at a low point in his career with three flops behind him and his family expenses piling up at home. Determined to recover, Dickens decides to write a Christmas story and self-publish it in less than two months. As Dickens labors writing on such short notice, his estranged father and mother come to bunk with him. Still haunted by painful memories of his father ruining his childhood by his financial irresponsibility, Dickens develops a writer’s block which seems to have no solution. As such, Dickens must face his personal demons epitomized through his characters, especially in his imagined conversations with Ebenezer Scrooge. Now with a looming deadline, Dickens struggles for inspiration against his frustrations and his characters’ opinions in a literary challenge creating a classic tale that would define the essential soul of modern Christmas. The Man Who Invented Christmas adds holiday magic to the writing of A Christmas Carol, putting a sweetly revisionist spin on the story behind a classic yuletide tale.
3. The Holiday
Not really for the kids but great for rom-com fans, proving sometimes there’s no place like not home, Iris and Amanda swap a quaint English country house for a luxurious L.A. pad and both find in the other’s life what they were missing in their own. There are tears, laughs and it’s an ideal flick for grabbing a mug of mulled wine and watching while curled under a blanket.
Will Ferrell stars as Buddy, an oversized elf who never quite fits in with the other elves at the North Pole because he’s actually a human. Buddy heads to New York City to find his biological father and tries to make his way in the regular world. It doesn’t go so well, but when Santa is in jeopardy Buddy leads the charge to help him save Christmas. Elf is a spirited, good-natured family comedy. Elf became an instant classic when it launched in 2003.
In 1860, cranky old miser Ebenezer Scrooge hates Christmas, loathes people, and defends the decrease of the surplus of poor population, runs his bank exploiting his employee Bob Cratchit and clients, giving a bitter treatment to his own nephew and acquaintances. However, on Christmas Eve, he is visited by the doomed ghost of his former partner, Jacob Marley, who tells him that three spirits would visit him that night. The first one, the spirit of Christmas Past, recalls his miserable youth when he lost his only love due to his greed, the spirit of Christmas Present shows him the poor situation of Bob’s family, and how joyful life may be and the spirit of Christmas Yet To Come shows his fate. Will Scrooge be able to find his Christmas spirit and change his ways?
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