The holiday season is upon us, and what better way to embrace the festive cheer than by indulging in some heart-warming, laughter-filled, and utterly delightful Christmas movies? If you're a Prime member, consider your Yuletide entertainment sorted! From enchanting originals to timeless classics, here are the 10 best Christmas films available on Prime Video that will have you reaching for some hot chocolate, mince pies, and your cosiest blanket.
1. Candy Cane Lane (Amazon Original)
Get ready to be enchanted by this feel-good Amazon Original film that follows Eddie Murphy as Chris Carver, a man who is determined to win his neighbourhood’s annual Christmas decorating contest. When Chris makes a deal with an elf to help him win, chaos unfolds as the elf casts a spell to bring the 12 days of Christmas to life. With its cheerful storyline and a sprinkle of holiday magic, this film is perfect for a family movie night.
2. The Holiday
Escape into the romantic charm of The Holiday, a classic Christmas film that intertwines the lives of two women who swap homes - and lives - for the holidays. With a stellar cast including, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Jack Black this delightful rom-com explores love, self-discovery, and the joy of unexpected connections during the festive season. Prepare for a rollercoaster of emotions that will leave you believing in the magic of Christmas.
3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
No Christmas movie marathon is complete without the iconic tale of the Grinch. Jim Carrey brings the green, grouchy character to life in this whimsical adaptation. Watch as the Grinch attempts to steal Christmas from the cheerful residents of Whoville, only to discover the true meaning of the season. It's a hilarious and joyous journey that the whole family will adore.
4. Your Christmas or Mine? (Amazon Original)
Join the festive fun with another Amazon Original film, Your Christmas or Mine? This romantic comedy follows the budding holiday romance between Asa Butterfield and Cora Kirk, who can’t bear to be apart over the holiday season. After deciding to surprise each other and ending up on opposite trains, their love is put to the ultimate test - surviving the in-laws at Christmas. Filled with humour, romance, and the Christmas spirit, it's a delightful addition to your holiday watchlist.Your Christmas Or Mine? | Official Trailer | Prime Video
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5. It’s a Wonderful Life
Take a trip down memory lane with the timeless classic It’s a Wonderful Life. This Frank Capra masterpiece tells the story of George Bailey, a man contemplating ending his life on Christmas Eve until an angel shows him what life would be like if he had never existed. A poignant and uplifting tale, this film is a must-watch to remind us of the true value of family, love, and community.
6. Love Actually (Available to Rent/Buy)
Love really is all around in this much-adored star-studded ensemble film that weaves together multiple romantic stories during the Christmas season. With a cast including Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, and Keira Knightley, this festive British rom-com explores the different facets of love, making it the perfect choice for a Christmas date night.
7. Elf (Available to Rent/Buy)
Will Ferrell brings his comedic genius to the table in Elf, a family favourite that follows Buddy, a human raised by elves at the North Pole. When he discovers his true identity, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his real father. Packed with laughs and heart-warming moments, this one is guaranteed to have the whole family cosied up together at Christmas time.
8. Your Christmas or Mine 2
Get in the festive spirit with Your Christmas or Mine 2, the sequel to last year’s festive hit. Young couple James and Hayley head to the Austrian Alps to celebrate their second Christmas together, but after a mix-up with transportation happens at the airport, the two families end up at each other's accommodations by mistake – on opposite sides of a valley with very different TripAdvisor ratings. It’s sure to be another crowd pleaser this Christmas.
9. Home Alone (Available to Buy/Rent)
Round off your Christmas movie marathon with the timeless classic Home Alone. Join Kevin McCallister (McCaulay Culkin) in this family comedy as he infamously defends his home from burglars, played by the legendary Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern, with ingenious traps. Packed with laughter and heart-warming moments, "Home Alone" is a festive favourite that has stood the test of time.
10. Something from Tiffany’s (Amazon Original)
Indulge in the glamour and romance of Something from Tiffany’s, an Amazon Original film that follows the magical journey of a woman searching for love during the holiday season. But this holiday romance is in for a bit of surprise when Rachel - played by Zoey Deutch - ends up with a special sparkly something that’s meant for another woman. A perfect blend of romance, elegance, and festive cheer, this is another cosy holiday date night sorted!
Whether it's an Amazon Original or a timeless classic, these Christmas films are sure to add that extra dose of joy to your holiday season.