For those who love warm and cozy feel-good movies, it's the most wonderful time of the year:
season. With streaming options making the selection more bountiful than ever, we've rounded up some of the most essential holiday movies, from family comedies like
A Christmas Story
It's a Wonderful Life
there's something for everyone amongst the Christmas movies on Amazon Prime. Here's what to stream right now.
There are several adaptations of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol available to stream this holiday season, but the 1984 made-for-television version remains a standout choice. George C. Scott brings the iconic Ebenezer Scrooge to life, taking him through the past, present, and future to teach him the spirit of Christmas.
The Grinch is a holiday staple with multiple adaptations, and the most recent animated version with Benedict Cumberbatch voicing the titular character is worth a viewing this holiday season. You'll also recognize Rashida Jones as Cindy Lou Who's mom and Kenan Thompson as Bricklebaum in this superbly well-done version of a beloved Christmas classic.
This is how Nancy Meyers does a Christmas movie: Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz star as two women who swap homes for two weeks before the holidays, with Winslet's character ending up in Los Angeles while Diaz arrives at a cottage in Surrey, England. Both ladies find a romance in their new locales, resulting in an unexpected holiday seasons for each.