30 Best Christmas Movies On Hulu

30 Best Christmas Movies On Hulu

You’ve decorated your house with Christmas decorations, put on your Christmas sweater, and all that’s left is finding a fantastic film to get you in the holiday spirit. The following is a lineup of the best Christmas movies on Hulu.


Krampus (2015)

krampus 2015

IMDB rating: 6.2

Director: Michael Dougherty

Writer: Michael Dougherty

Cast: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner

Anyone up for a horror-Christmas movie? This movie is about a suburban family that gets together during the holidays. A child, Max, wants to keep the family traditions of writing letters to Santa. However, there’s tension in the family, and Max rips us his letter and throws it to the wind after it’s read at the dinner table. A blizzard occurs, plunging the entire town to a blackout, and that’s when horror strikes. This is a creative hybrid horror movie that’s not as mean as it should be, but a great one for alternative holiday viewers.


Happiest Season (2020)

happiest season 2020

IMDB rating: 6.6

Director: Clea Duvall

Writer:  Clea Duvall, Mary Holland

Cast: Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Mary Steenburgen

Another romantic Christmas comedy in the LGBTQ+ category. Happiest Season tells the story of a lesbian couple, Abby and Harper. They are about to go on Christmas holidays to the latter’s home. Abby, who’s planning to propose to Harper, realizes that her significant other hasn’t come out as a lesbian to her family, complicating things between them and the family. Happiest Season is an enjoyable and well-meaning progressive comedy that will be revisited for a long time.


Last Christmas (2019)

last christmas 2019

IMDB rating: 6.5

Director: Paul Feig

Writer: Emma Thompson, Bryony Kimmings

Cast: Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding, Michelle Yeoh

Working as an elf in an all-year-round Christmas shop can leave you frustrated, which happens to Kate. However, things work out when she meets the handsome and charming Tom. Well, he immediately charms her, and their relationship grows into a yuletide romance. But just like any good Christmas rom-com, there’s a twist, and you’ll need to subscribe to Hulu to see what happens.


A Very Brady Christmas (1988)

a very brady christmas 1988

IMDB rating: 5.9

Director: Peter Baldwin

Writer:  Sherwood Schwartz, Lloyd J. Schwartz

Cast: Florence Henderson, Robert Reed, Ann. B. Davis

Nothing sparks the holiday spirit like a good old Christmas movie on Hulu. A Very Brady Christmas is the answer to what can go wrong in a big family that comes together for Christmas. From family issues to individual problems and someone getting trapped in a collapsed building, it’s going to take a Christmas miracle to save this family. This movie was released in 1988, fourteen years after the Brady Bunch’s last episode. It has its moments and will bring back those good old memories.


The Night Before (2015)

the night before 2015

IMDB rating: 6.4

Director: Jonathan Levine

Writer: Jonathan Levine, Kyle Hunter, Ariel Shaffir, Evan Goldberg

Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie

Three lifelong friends, who’ve always come together for Christmas, realize that their annual tradition is ending after one of them prepares to become a first-time father. As a way of signing off with a bang, they decide to plan a crazy night out in New York, searching for the Nutcracka Ball, the Holy Grail of Christmas parties. The Night Before is one of the best Christmas movies on Hulu. It is thoroughly entertaining from the outset.


The Heart of Christmas (2011)

the heart of christmas 2011

IMDB rating: 7

Director: Gary Wheeler

Writer: Lance W. Dreesen

Cast: Candace Cameron Bure, Jeanne Neilson, Eric Beck

This is one of the most emotional Christmas movies you can watch on Hulu. It’s about Megan (Candace Cameron Bure), who reexamines her priorities after seeing people decorate for the holidays. She offers to help the Locke family celebrate this incredible time of year with their son, whom they’ve recently discovered has leukemia. The Heart of Christmas is not only authentic in every aspect but will make you value and cherish your own life.


The Family Stone (2005)

the family stone 2005

IMDB rating: 6.3

Director: Thomas Bezucha

Writer:  Thomas Bezucha

Cast: Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Jessica Parker, Diane Keaton, Claire Danes

An uptight conservative businesswoman, Meredith, asks her sister to accompany her for an annual Christmas gathering at her boyfriend’s family. She realizes that the family lives a free-spirited way of life which differs totally from her uptight and conservative personality. She cannot win the approval of the entire family, which makes her boyfriend Everett question his intentions. The director gathered a great cast for this movie to present a Christmas comedy that provides good cheer.


A Christmas Carol (2019)

a christmas carol 2019

IMDB rating: 6.8

Director: David Izatt

Writer: Stuart Brennan

Cast: Bonnie Wright, Stuart Brennan, Rebecca Hanssen

A Scottish business tycoon’s life turns upside down after three spirits pay him a visit during Christmas time. A Christmas Carol is a fantasy Christmas movie on Hulu and is a remake of Steven Knight’s inventions. It’s clear from the beginning that the director is aiming to bring something new to the table instead of a simple remake, and he does that to perfection. It’s a great movie and a Christmas carol you’ve never seen before.


The Polar Express (2004)

the polar express 2004

IMDB rating: 6.6

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Writer: Robert Zemeckis, William Broyles Jr.

Cast: Tom Hanks, Michael Jeter, Nona Gaye

Based on a children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express is about a doubting young boy who heads to the North Pole via a special train. His journey of self-discovery shows him how wonderful life is and that wonders never fade for those who believe. Director Robert Zemeckis adds thrill, adrenaline, and unrestrained emotional punches to make a worthy and entertaining film.


The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)

man who invented christmas 2017

IMDB rating: 7

Director: Bharat Nalluri

Writer:  Susan Coyne

Cast: Dan Stevens, Christopher Plummer, Jonathan Pryce

Looking for a timeless movie that redefined Christmas? The Man Who Invented Christmas is about an author, Charles Dickens, who finds himself in a financial mess after writing three books that nobody wants to read. Desperate for success, he relies on real-life inspiration and his weirdly vivid imagination to bring Tiny Tim, Ebenezer Scrooge, and other characters that reinvent the holiday season. This is precisely the movie that will interest the entire family, a pure festive treat.


The Holiday (2006)

the holiday 2006

IMDB rating: 6.9

Director: Nancy Meyers

Writer: Nancy Meyers

Cast: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law

This story, about two women with lasting guy problems, swap homes in each other’s countries, where each meets a local guy and falls deeply in love, will give you the warm ‘n’ fuzzies. The Holiday is the perfect self-care flick, and it’s the perfect Christmas movie to watch by yourself. This is totally against the holiday spirit, but The Holiday will cheer you up if the mood isn’t right.


Daddy’s Home (2015)

daddys home 2015

IMDB rating: 6.2

Director: Sean Anders

Writer: Brian Burns, Sean Anders, John Morris

Cast: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini

Brad (Will Ferrell) is a kindhearted man who wants to be the best stepdad to his wife’s (Linda Cardellini) two kids. But he has to be more than a regular dad when Dusty, his wife’s ex-husband, storms back in town. Dusty is the complete opposite of Brad; he’s a macho man and has a bad boy charisma. Brad, who’s already feeling insecure, develops an inferiority complex and has to do all he can to win the approval of his family. This movie is sweet, hilarious and will definitely surprise you.


Daddy’s Home 2 (2017)

daddys home 2 2017

IMDB rating: 6

Director: Sean Anders

Writer: Sean Anders, John Morris

Cast: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, John Lithgow, Linda Cardellini, John Cena

Daddy’s Home 2 is all about clean humor and contrasting lead characters to make a classic holiday movie. Brad and Dusty are no longer at odds with one another, but their newfound friendship is put to the test when both of their dads come for the Christmas holiday. Everything turns into a hilariously chaotic adventure when the entire family goes to a luxury resort. This movie is as silly as the first installment and will keep you laughing every step of the way.


Christmas With the Kranks (2004)

christmas with the kranks 2004

IMDB rating: 5.4

Director: Joe Roth

Writer: Chris Columbus

Cast: Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

Luther and Nora are finally alone for the holidays. Instead of taking part in the annual best-decorated street competition, they take a cruise to the Caribbean. This doesn’t go well with their Christmas-obsessed neighbors, and they soon find themselves at odds with the neighborhood because of their lack of Christmas spirit. This is a broad Christmas comedy movie on Hulu, it might not be the best Christmas movie, but it’s a good family outing.


Best Man Holiday (2013)

the best man holiday 2013

IMDB rating: 6.7

Director: Malcolm D. Lee

Writer: Malcolm D. Lee

Cast: Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall

15 years after they were last together as a group, former college friends reunite for the Christmas holidays. It doesn’t take long for them to realize how easily long-forgotten conflicts and passionate romances can be ignited. This is a definite Christmas classic movie on Hulu featuring a star-studded cast of Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, and Nia Long. This is a fun holiday movie guaranteed to get you in the Christmas mood.


Deck The Halls (2006)

deck the halls 2006

IMDB rating: 5

Director: John Whitesell

Writer: Don Rhymer, Matt Corman, Chris Ord

Cast: Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick, Kristin Chenoweth

This Christmas comedy on Hulu is about a Christmas enthusiast, Steve. Steve battles with his new neighbor, Danny, because he doesn’t want to be outdone and wants to pull one over Danny, who’s planning to light up his house to be visible from space. This movie will take you on a long ride of weird climaxes and an overstuffed plot but will cheer you up with a warm seasonal cheer at the end, just like a good Christmas movie should.


Almost Christmas (2016)

almost christmas 2016

IMDB rating: 6.1

Director: David E. Talbert

Writer: David E. Talbert

Cast: Danny Glover, Gabrielle Union, Mo’Nique

Walter (Danny Glover) a retired mechanic who lost his wife a year earlier, invites his children Rachel (Gabriel Union) and Cheryl (Kimberly Elise) and sons Evan (Jesse T. Usher) and Christian (Romany Malco) for a holiday family gathering. Walter soon realizes that it will take a Christmas Miracle for his family to stay peacefully under one roof. Almost Christmas might have a predictable plot, but it does well not to negate its charm, a definite watch.


Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

miracle on 34th street 1994

IMDB rating: 6.5

Director: George Seaton

Writer: George Seaton

Cast: Maureen O’Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn

Nothing provides the holiday spirit like a good old Christmas movie on Hulu, and this is one of the timeless of all time. It’s about an old man, Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn), who fills in for a drunk Santa on the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade. People adore him, and he becomes a regular Santa at a popular store in Manhattan. However, his role gets to his head, and he claims he’s the real Santa leading to a court case. This movie is light, hilarious, charming, and completely captivating, to say the least.


Home Alone 4 (2002)

home alone 4 2002

IMDB rating: 2.9

Director: Rod Daniel

Writer: Debra Frank, Steve L. Hayes

Cast: French Stewart, Mike Weinberg, Erick Avari, Jason Beghe

Kevin is upset because of his parents’ recent divorce. To make things worse, romance is brewing between his father and his new love interest, Natalie. He has to choose where to spend time during the holidays and goes to Natalie’s mansion. Inside Natalie’s mansion are guests, including a foreign royal family. Kevin’s plan is to bring his parents back together, but a lot happens as his plan gets into motion. Home Alone 4 always had big shoes to fill because of the success of the original films, but you should watch it on Hulu if you’re a fan of the Home Alone franchise.


So This Is Christmas (2012)

so this is christmas 2012

IMDB rating: 4.2

Director: Richard Foster

Writer: Richard Foster, Deborah Foster

Cast: Lexi Ainsworth, Eric Roberts, Vivica A. Fox

Ashley is a lady living in the fast lane but is stopped dead on her tracks after directing a play for underprivileged kids. She finds her soulmate, and both live happily ever after, well, unless her stepbrother gets her killed. The director tries to do a lot in this film, like the theme of a dysfunctional family that tries to overcome their demons. This proves tricky because the movie doesn’t feel like a Christmas movie. Watch it on Hulu and be the judge.


Bad Moms (2016)

bad moms 2018

IMDB rating: 6.2

Director: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore

Writer: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore

Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn

Amy (Mila Kunis) seems to have it all, a good husband, exceptional children, a beautiful home, and a successful career. But she is overworked, stressed, and about to snap. She links up with two other mothers in a similar situation to get away from their responsibilities. Their newfound freedom sparks a fire inside every one of them, and they go on a showdown with their rivals, a group of perfect moms. The movie is not marketed as a Christmas movie but is sweetly funny and an excellent watch for the holidays.


Scrooged (1988)

scrooged 1988

IMDB rating: 7

Director: Rickard Donner

Writer: Mitch Glazer, Michael O’Donoghue

Cast: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, John Glover

Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a successful TV executive. Still, his dedication to his profession and hunger for success has driven the love of his life, Claire (Karen Allen), away. After firing a staff member on Christmas Eve, he’s visited by ghosts who present him with an opportunity to right his wrongs. This is one of Bill Murray’s best works, and he carries this movie with his lazy humor and edgy craziness.


Home For The Holidays (1995)

home for the holidays 1995

IMDB rating: 6.6

Director: Jodie Foster

Writers: Writer: Chris Radant, W.D. Richter

Cast: Holly Hunter, Robert Downey Jr., Ann Bancroft

Christmas movies don’t come any better, and with a star-studded lineup, everything falls into place. Home For the Holidays has a cast featuring Robert Downey Jr, Holly Hunter, Dylan McDermott, and Anne Bancroft. It’s about a woman who goes home for the holidays to her dysfunctional family. The talented Jodie Foster directed this flick, and it’s a hilarious Christmas comedy movie that will get you pumped up for the holidays.


The Truth About Christmas (2018)

the truth about christmas 2018

IMDB rating: 5.6

Director: Jay Karas

Writer: Kelly Bowe

Cast: Kali Hawk, Damon Dayoub, Ali Ghandour

The Truth About Christmas is a comedy, drama, and romance Christmas movie about Jillian, a spin doctor for George, a politician running for mayor. Because of her profession, Jillian is used to spinning information, or in simpler terms, lying. She won’t stop lying to achieve her goals, but all this comes to a stop when Santa puts a curse on her, and she can’t stop telling the truth. This is a great funny movie you’ll enjoy together as a family.


Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas (2009)

curous george A Very Monkey Christmas 2009

IMDB rating: 6.5

Director: Scott Heming, Cathy Malkasian

Writer: Joe Fallon

Cast: E.G. Daily, Frank Welker, Jeff Bennett

Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas is a movie about a curious monkey making preparations for the best Christmas ever. It’s a Christmas animation movie on Hulu and is suitable for Curious George lovers of all ages. There’s plenty of adventures in this movie to make it a great family experience when gathered up during the holidays.


Eve’s Christmas (2004)

eve's christmas 2004

IMDB rating: 6

Director: Timothy Bond

Writer: Peter Sullivan

Cast: Elisa Donovan, Cheryl Ladd, Sebastian Spence

This Christmas movie on Hulu is about a lonely career woman played by Elisa Donovan. She gets a second chance to rethink a decision after making a wish on a Christmas Eve star. Eve’s Christmas features a nice little Christmas story that’s easy to follow. Director Timothy Bond cuts straight to the chase on this one, and the film doesn’t drag as Christmas movies do. If you’re looking for a simple Christmas movie to watch with the family, you can do worse than this one.


Naughty and Nice (2014)

naughty and nice 2014

IMDB rating: 6

Director: Sam Irvin

Writer: John Weirick

Cast: Haylie Duff, Tilky Jones, Maureen McCormick

You’ll love this one if you’re a fan of Hallmark Christmas movies. It’s a movie about a local celebrity radio host Pepper Sterling (Tilky Jones), and psychologist Sandy Love (Haylie Duff). The two start off on the wrong foot, but a lot of things happen between the two. Not only does their radio show turn into a hit, but they end up falling in love on the air. This movie has a plot that’s easy to follow and is ideal for the entire family during Christmas.


A Cinderella Christmas (2016)

a cinderella christmas 2016

IMDB rating: 6.3

Director: Tosca Musk

Writer: Kelly Goodner

Cast: Emma Rigby, Peter Porte, Sarah Stouffer

Are you a fan of royal-themed Christmas movies? If you are, then you’re going to like this one. A Cinderella Christmas is about Nicholas Karmichael, a wealthy playboy and an event planner Angie Wells. The two meet and fall for each other anonymously, but they have different reasons for falling in love. Nicholas has to marry to keep his inheritance while Angie is caught between running her business or following her heart. A Cinderella Christmas is an interesting Christmas romance movie with some excellent meta-humor.


Every Other Holiday (2018)

every other holiday 2018

IMDB rating: 6.9

Director: Blair Hayes

Writer: Andrea Gyertson Nasfell

Cast: Schuyler Fisk, Dee Wallace, Glenn Morshower

This movie follows a prevalent theme in different genres of film, not just Christmas movies. The movie is about two separated parents who link up for their kids on Christmas. The parents value each other and fall in love all over again. This is one of the ideal Christmas movies for the entire family, especially one with kids. The director keeps things simple, which is standard in Christmas movies.


Crazy For Christmas (2005)

crazy for christmas 2005

IMDB rating: 6.3

Director: Eleanor Lindo

Writer: Michael A. Simpson, Rick Bitzelberger

Cast: Andrea Roth, Howard Hesseman, Yannick Bisson

This movie has TV origins, but everything about it is done just right. Crazy For Christmas has everything set up for a feel-good Christmas movie, from the perfect acting to the movie’s direction. The film is about Shannon (Andrea Roth), a limo driver who helps a wealthy man find his long-lost daughter on Christmas Eve. This is a Christmas Drama movie and is available on Hulu right now.

Hulu has a respectable Christmas movie catalog, and you’ll find a superb selection to watch on Christmas from this exhaustive list.

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