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15 Holiday Movies to Watch on Prime Video This Season

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“It’s tiiimmmeeee,' in Mariah Carey's voice. The Cheery Christmas spirit is finally here! However, if you have yet to get into the Christmas spirit and hope to, movies are a tested and trusted cheat code. Even with a Prime Video subscription, you may need help to sift out the best holiday movies to do the trick. Luckily, we have done that for you. Here are fifteen holiday movies you should watch on Prime Video this season.

Also, here are some Christmas movie facts that you probably don’t know about.

The Man Who Invented Christmas

The Man Who Invented Christmas

Release Year: 2017

Notable Cast: Dan Stevens, Jonathan Pryce, Simon Callow, Morfydd Clark

Ratings: 79% on Rotten Tomatoes, 7/10 on IMDb

Summary: 'The Man Who Invented Christmas' is based on Charles Dickens's classical Christmas book, Á Christmas Carol.' The movie details how Charles, one of the most famous authors in England at the time, struggles with writer’s block and multiple failed projects. However, he subsequently hits a goldmine with a Christmas story. He struggles to bring his characters to life in time for the festive season. One thing about the movie is that it is the perfect blend of history and fiction without the overwhelming blandness that historical movies often have. It has many comic scenes, and you’ll definitely feel like you’re watching a well-made Christmas movie with this one. 

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Dr. Seuss' The Grinch

Dr. Seuss' The Grinch

Release Year: 2018

Notable Cast: Pharrell Williams, Rashida Jones, Benedict Cumberbatch, Angela Lansbury

Ratings: 59% on Rotten Tomatoes, 6.3 on IMDB

Summary: The Grinch is undoubtedly one of the most popular animated characters. This animated movie tells the story of the grumpy Grinch who lives in an isolated cave in a village called Whoville. Much like Spongebob’s Squidward, The Grinch hates any semblance of pump or celebration. This is why his frustrations are always high when it’s Christmastime. Unluckily for him, residents of Whoville are big Christmas celebrators. To get some peace and quiet, The Grinch devises a cunning plan to ruin Christmas for Whoville. While this movie might not invoke the nostalgia that the 2000 ‘How The Grinch Stole Christmas’ would, it is an equally great option. 

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It’s A Wonderful Life

It’s A Wonderful Life

Release Year: 1946

Notable Cast: James Stewart, Virginia Patton, Donna Reed

Ratings: 93% on Rotten Tomatoes, 8.6/10 on IMDb

Summary: Even though ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’ is over seven decades old, it remains a classic for all Christmas lovers. It has become a festive ritual for many households, which is largely unsurprising since the movie is a rollercoaster of emotions. It follows the life of a young George Bailey, overwhelmed by debts and financial obligations. He contemplates suicide during Christmas and finally attempts to jump off a bridge. However, a guardian angel comes to his rescue and gives him a new perspective on life. 

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Office Christmas Party

Office Christmas Party

Release Year: 2016

Notable Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, Kate McKinnon, Olivia Munn, T.J Miller

Ratings: 40% on Rotten Tomatoes, 5.8/10 on IMDB

Summary: ‘Office Christmas Party’ is the perfect festive comedy for this season. It follows the life of a local office branch on the brink of closure. The CEO then threatens to reduce staff and bonuses due to the branch’s hard-partying habits and expensive Christmas parties. However, the branch’s key staff decide to hold the biggest and most memorable Christmas party in the hopes of impressing a huge client, who can open an account big enough to save the branch. 

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Miracle on 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Street

Release Year: 1947

Notable Cast: Edmund Gwenn, Natalie Wood, John Payne

Ratings: 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, 7.9/10 on IMDb 

Summary: ‘Miracle on 34th Street’ is another Christmas classic that’s definitely worth your time. It follows the life of Kris Kingle, an old man hired to play Santa at a thanksgiving party. He performs perfectly at the party, and he quickly becomes famous for his ability to invoke the Christmas spirit by playing Santa Claus. However, it all becomes strange when Kris claims he is the real Santa. This claim leads to a protracted court trial where Kris is subjected to mental examinations and has to defend his claims. Overall, the trial leads the town residents to re-evaluate the authenticity of the Santa Claus myth. 

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Last Holiday

Last Holiday

Release Year: 2006

Notable Cast: Halle Bailey, Queen Latifah, Alicia Witt

Ratings: 6.6 on IMDB, 55% on Rotten Tomatoes

Summary: 'Last Holiday' follows the life of Georgia Byrd, who is diagnosed with a terminal illness and discovers that she has only three weeks to live. Realizing that she has mostly lived a cautious and conservative life, she decides to pool her funds together and jet out to Europe for, quite literally, the last holiday. She subsequently meets her longtime crush, Sean, and old sparks are reignited. 

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Black Christmas

Black Christmas

Release Year: 2019

Notable Cast: Cary Elwes, Imogen Poots, Lily Donoghue

Ratings: 39% on Rotten Tomatoes, 3.5/10 on IMDb

Summary: This version is a remake of the 1974 'Black Christmas.' It stands out because it is significantly different from the cheery and happy Christmas movies we’re all used to. ‘Black Christmas 2019' is a slasher movie that follows the lives of a group of female students being trailed by a stalker during Christmas break. When the stalker kills some girls in their sorority, the other girls decide they have had enough. They choose to put up a fight and unmask the stalker. This film may not necessarily put one in the Christmas spirit. Still, if you love Horror movies, then there's nothing better for you than a Christmas-themed horror movie.

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A Madea Christmas

A Madea Christmas

Release Year: 2013

Notable Cast: Tyler Perry, Tika Sumpter, Kathy Najimy

Ratings: 20% on Rotten Tomatoes, 4.9/10 on IMDb

Summary: Despite critics' ratings,  ‘A Madea Christmas’ is one of Tyler Perry's great performances, and audiences worldwide have greatly enjoyed it. The movie follows the life of Madea as she navigates the hilarious challenges of bringing her family together for Christmas.. A Madea Christmas is perfect if you need to laugh while getting into the Christmas spirit. As a comedic movie, it pulls off the ‘Hilarious Flick’ aspect really well. 

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A Christmas Star

A Christmas Star

Release Year: 2021

Notable Cast: Sarah Canning, Daniel Lissing

Ratings: 6.6/10 on IMDb

Summary: Prime Video released ‘A Christmas Star' around the Christmas season last year. The movie follows the life of Madeline Baggett, an astronomer who discovers life outside Earth and predicts a meteor shower around the Christmas season. While trying to get the town to help with her discovery, she meets Ryan Sparks, a widowed park ranger. Madeline and Ryan get closer as their chemistry builds. 

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Christmas is Cancelled

Christmas is Cancelled

Release Year: 2021

Notable Cast: Hayley Orrantia, Janel Parrish, Dermot Mulroney

Ratings: 58% on Rotten Tomatoes, 4.7/10 on IMDb

Summary: 'Christmas is Cancelled' is yet another romantic comedy for the Christmas season. It follows the life of Emma, a promising young woman, who suddenly discovers a romantic relationship between her widowed father and her high school enemy. Afterward, Emma is furious and vows to destroy the relationship so the couple wouldn't get to spend Christmas together. 

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Joy for Christmas

Joy for Christmas

Release Year: 2021

Notable Cast: Cindy Busby, Sam Page, Erin Boyes

Ratings: 6.3/10 on IMDB

Summary: ‘Joy for Christmas’ follows the life of Holly Silver, a publicist on a quest to save her family’s annual Christmas toy drive. To save the failing event, she must convince star athlete Jack Kane to be the event's public face. However, in convincing Jack to support her event, she gets more than she initially bargained for.

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Boxing Day

Boxing Day

Release Year: 2021

Notable Cast: Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Aja Naomi King, Aml Ameen

Ratings: 82% on Rotten Tomatoes, 5.9 on IMDB

Summary: 'Boxing Day' is everything a Christmas movie should be. The movie is a romantic comedy that tells the story of Melvin McKenzie, a British author living in America. Melvin visits home during Christmas and takes his American fiancée, Lisa, on the trip. However, things get hilariously awkward when he has to introduce Lisa to his British-Caribbean relatives. 

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Christmas Chalet

Christmas Chalet

Release Year: 2019

Notable Cast: Jennifer Gibson, Erica Durance, Robin Dunne

Ratings: 6.6 on IMDB

Summary: 'Christmas Chalet' is about Grace, a recently divorced woman who is a staunch lover of Christmas. After her divorce, she books a Vermont chalet to reignite the spirit of Christmas for her daughter. However, when they arrive, Grace realizes their chalet has been double-booked. This means they have to share the chalet with Jack, a grumpy writer who absolutely despises Christmas. Together, Grace and Jack discover the Christmas magic and its ability to mend broken hearts.

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Snowbound for Christmas

Snowbound for Christmas

Release Year: 2019

Notable Cast: Franco Lo Presti, Zarrin Darnell-Martin, Henderson Wade

Rating: 5.3 on IMDB

Summary: 'Snowbound for Christmas' is the typical cheesy office romance but with a Christmas touch. It follows the life of Rachel, an assistant, and her stern boss, Adrian. Rachel gets the chance to accompany Adrian on a business trip. However, the duo gets caught up in a snowstorm at a cozy five-star resort. This situation draws them much closer.

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Christmas Everlasting

Christmas Everlasting

Release Year: 2018

Notable Cast: Tatyana Ali, Dondre Whitfield, Dennis Haysbert

Ratings: 73% on Rotten Tomatoes, 6.3 on IMDB

Summary: 'Christmas Everlasting' follows the life of hotshot New York attorney Lucy Toomey, who receives the sudden news that her special needs sister, Alice, has passed. This means Lucy has to go to Wisconsin to attend the funeral and take care of her sister's estate. However, on arriving in Wisconsin, she meets Peter, her high school lover and her sister's attorney. Peter informs Lucy that she is the primary beneficiary of the family home under Alice's will. However, the condition for getting the inheritance is that Alice must live in the house for thirty days during Christmas. 

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Your Christmas Or Mine? (Bonus - Just Released)

Release Date: December 2, 2022

Notable Cast: Asa Butterfield, Alex Jennings, Angela Griffin

Summary: 'Your Christmas or Mine,' tells the story of two lovestruck youngsters, Hayley and James. After the duo says their final goodbye for the Christmas season, both make the impulsive decision to swap trains and surprise the other. However, unknown to them, they are both on the way to swapping their Christmas experiences. 

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Something From Tiffany's (Bonus - Coming Soon)

Release Date: December 9, 2022

Notable Cast: Zoey Deutch, Rachel Meyer, Kendrick Sampson

Summary: 'Something from Tiffany's' is a romantic comedy based on Melissa Hill's 2011 novel of the same name. Like the book, the movie follows the life of Rachel, who receives an engagement ring intended for someone else. The mistake leads her on a surprising path of love and heartfelt romance.

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