10 Classic Christmas Movies To Rewatch For A Merry Season

Feeling festive already? Make Christmas 2022 merrier with this line-up of classic movies to watch on OTT.

Published On Dec 06, 2022 | Updated On Feb 28, 2024

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Seasons greetings from OTT platforms come in the form of feel-good, emotions and adventure-filled classic Christmas movies (sure there are new ones to, but that’s for another day). Movies that make you want to believe in the magic of this festive season. Movies that transport you lands unknown, periods unknown, where it’s all about love, family, togetherness, gratitude, and cheer.

Scroll on to check out the list of classic Christmas movies that you can rewatch on OTT platforms such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+ Hotstar, and celebrate Christmas 2022.

Take a trip back in time with Italian-American director Frank Capra’s Oscar-winning fantasy film It’s A Wonderful Life, which released in 1946. Set during Christmas season, its story revolves around the life of George Bailey, a man on the verge of ending his life, and the twist an angel’s visit brings to his life.

Watch on Amazon Prime Video

No Christmas movie marathon is complete without this 1994 Tim Allen comedy. When Santa accidentally dies on his property, Scott (played by Tim) must don that big, red magical suit and take on the role of Santa. What happens next is a combination of hilarious and heartwarming events. If you’re in the mood for a movie marathon, there are two more installments of this movie franchise, Santa Clause 2 and Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause.

Watch on Disney+ Hotstar

Whoville is robbed of Christmas courtesy the Grinch. But little Cindy Lou Who and her family manage to fill his heart with love and kindness. All that happens in between makes this 2000 film How the Grinch Stole Christmas for a fun and entertaining watch.

Watch on Netflix

Susan (played by Natalie Wood) is a non-believer, but her opinion changes once she meets Kriss Kringle, a departmental store Santa, who thinks he’s the real deal. This also involves Santa having to prove in the court of law that he is indeed the miracle man. This is the 1994 version; the original was made in 1947.

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Will Ferrel’s Elf is a heartwarming story of an elf named Buddy, who was accidentally transported to the North Pole when he was a toddler and then raised by elves. Buddy returns to New York as an adult in search of his real father, and the comedy and drama that unfolds after is worth a watch.

Movie marathon ahoy! Adorable but mischievous young boy Kevin McCallister’s family manages to leave him behind and he is made to face his fears and fight bad people in this holiday movie series. The best part? He manages to outwit them [the bad men] time and again, and you’re treated to a host of slapstick comedy moments.

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It’s going to be a train ride of a lifetime, even if you’re just watching it via your device screen. The Polar Express, released in 2004, is a fantasy film based on a boy’s Christmas eve trip to the North Pole, and what he learns about life on that journey.

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This 1996 slapstick comedy features Arnold Schwartzenegger playing the role of a busy man who seldom has the time for his young son. During Christmas time, he promises his son a limited-edition Turbo Man action figure as a gift, but he isn’t the only father who has made such a serious commitment. What follows is a showdown with another father regarding that coveted action figure.

Watch on Disney+ Hotstar

Love is in the air and how during Christmas and New Year's Eve. So a romantic-comedy holiday film is a must. The Holiday featuring Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz is the story of two women, who decide to swap homes over the holidays and eventually find love interests at the respective destinations.

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A satire starring Bill Murray, Scrooged is a unique interpretation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The story revolves around the life of a television executive who loses his way and a series of ghosts help him get his priorities right.

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