Classic Christmas Movies You Can Watch Right on Your Computer or Smart TV

With Thanksgiving behind us, it’s really beginning to look and feel a lot more like Christmas. And what better way to celebrate the season than with some classic Christmas movies? No longer do we have to wait for the specials to air on TV. Nor do we need to send someone out to the video rental place. Instead, we can simply stream our favorites, on demand, anytime we’d like.

Santa Watching Movies

Thanks to various streaming services, there’s no shortage of holiday content available right at our fingertips. That said, here are a few of our favorite festive films and where to find them.

White Christmas (1954)

Available on Netflix, this is undoubtedly one of the most enduring and popular holiday hits ever released. 1954’s White Christmas brings you Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Danny Kate, and Vera-Ellen in a joyously musical romantic comedy.

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

Amazon Prime members can watch this classic Christmas favorite for free on Prime Video. Starring James Stewart, Donna Reed, and Lionel Barrymore, It’s A Wonderful Life is truly unforgettable film. That’s why we can’t help but watch it year after year.

It’s also available both in color or black and white, so you can choose whichever you prefer.

Scrooge (1935)

Another great flick that’s free for Amazon Prime members is 1935’s Scrooge. Restored in it’s original black & white version, this oldie but goodie tells the well-known tale of Ebenezer Scrooge. Drawing inspiration from Dicken’s original “A Christmas Carol,” the miserly Scrooge is, of course, visited by three spirits. The film stars Seymour Hicks, Donald Calthrop, and Robert Cochran.

Holiday Inn (1942)

Watch Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby dance and sing their way straight to your heart in this humorous holiday musical. Like many others, it’s available on Amazon Prime Video and is free for Prime members.

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Both the original 1947 version and the 1994 remake of this tale are available via Amazon Prime. Sadly, they aren’t included in your Prime membership for free like It’s A Wonderful Life and the others. However, they’re only just $2.99 each to rent. Both tell the time-honored tale of a department store Santa who believes he’s the real deal. The original stars Maureen O’Hara, Edmund Gwenn, and John Payne, while the later remake features Mara Wilson, Richard Attenborough, and Elizabeth Perkins.