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The 30 Best Christmas Movies to Stream on Amazon Prime

Because the holiday season isn't complete without a movie marathon.

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For those who love warm and cozy feel-good movies, it's the most wonderful time of the year: Christmas movie 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 Elf and A Christmas Story to touching classics like It's a Wonderful Life and White Christmas, there's something for everyone amongst the Christmas movies on Amazon Prime. Here's what to stream right now.

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Elf
It's A Wonderful Life
A Christmas Story
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Jingle All The Way
The Santa Clause
Home Alone
A Christmas Carol
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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.

Love Actually
The Grinch
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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.

Miracle On 34th Street
The Polar Express
Four Christmases
The Holiday
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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.

White Christmas
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Arthur Christmas
Die Hard
Scrooged
Last Holiday
The Preacher's Wife
Christmas with the Kranks
Fred Claus
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
The Family Stone
Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
Mickey's Christmas Carol
The Night Before
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