15 Movies You Can Stream on Amazon Prime to Take Your Holidays Up a Notch
Amazon has thousands of holiday films to queue, but for many of them, you have to rent or purchase in order to watch. However, some movies come included with your Amazon Prime membership — and we're here to help you find the best ones. From well-known flicks like Miracle on 34th Street and Scrooged to some obscure gems like The Wizard's Christmas and Jingle Hell, there's a little something for every member of the family.
Christmas Classics Vol. 1
This anthology of short cartoons features such classics as Somewhere In Dreamland, Santa's Surprise, Hector's Hectic Life, Snow Foolin', Jack Frost, Christmas Comes But Once A Year, The Night Before Christmas, The Shanty Where Santy Lives, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Watch it here.
A Dog For Christmas
This one checks a lot of '90s nostalgia boxes — Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman's Dean Cain, Home Improvement's Richard Karn, and Saved By the Bell's Dustin Diamond. Woo hoo! Watch it here.
If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie
Based on the bestselling series of children's books, this holiday short features Mouse and his friends working together to rescue a holiday pageant in peril. Watch it here.
This cute little indie film from 1999 tells the story of when drama takes over a large Catholic family in New York, together again for the holidays. Watch it here.
The Miracle on 34th Street
This is a 1955 made-for-TV version of the classic tale in which a young girl befriends a department store Santa Claus who claims to be the real thing. It is an excellent adaptation, starring Thomas Mitchell as Santa and Sandy Descher as the girl who believes him. Watch it here.
Shadow Island Mysteries: The Last Christmas
If you like a little mystery with your holiday cheer, try this one on for size: Claire's grandfather, Raymond La Foret, summons the entire La Foret family to Shadow Island for a Christmas reunion. However, on Christmas Eve, Raymond announces that he is dying, and that since this will be their last Christmas together, he has constructed a game especially for the occasion. Watch it here.
The Wizard's Christmas
This 2014 cartoon features a wizard's apprentice who makes an amazing discovery that could reinstate the lost magic of Christmas — or destroy it forever. There's also a 2016 follow-up called The Wizard's Christmas: Return of the Snow King. Watch it here.