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Your Guide to Christmas Movies on Hulu

You won’t find many Christmas classics here, just some good background noise and the occasional scare.

Unfortunately, Hulu doesn’t offer a lot in the way of classic Christmas movies. If you have Hulu + Live TV, you get access to It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story, Elf, The Polar Express, and 2018’s The Grinch. But for the rest of us with on-demand Hulu, the options get considerably smaller.

However, Hulu does have a few Christmas romance movies, if those are your thing. There are also some holiday horror films, as well as festive background-noise specials to occupy your TV while you open presents.

Looking for more holiday romance?

Your best bet for those cozy holiday movies are Hallmark and Lifetime. Check out our holiday movie guide for more information on this year’s new romance films.

Christmas romances on Hulu

Hulu offers a number of Christmas–themed romances in its holiday section. Mostly, they’re the type of made-for-TV movies you’d also find on Hallmark, Lifetime, or Freeform, but Hulu also owns Happiest Season, which would have gotten a full theatrical release if not for the pandemic.

  • Happiest Season
  • The Christmas Calendar
  • Married by Christmas
  • 12 Dates of Christmas
  • Christmas in the Heartland
  • A Cinderella Christmas

Christmas horror movies on Hulu

Hulu excels in weird little cinema niches, and “holiday horror” is one of them. If you couldn’t get enough horror during spooky season, this watchlist is for you.

  • Midnight Kiss
  • A Nasty Piece of Work
  • New Year, New You
  • Pooka!
  • A Christmas Carol
  • Silent Night
  • The Lodge

Scenic specials on Hulu

Do you like ASMR? Are you mesmerized by shapes and colors?

Then Hulu’s scenic specials are for you. In addition to the traditional Yule Log (with some Happiest Season branding), Hulu has offerings for dog people, cat people, train aficionados, and more.

  • Happiest Season: Holiday Yule Log Scenic
  • A Very Kitty Cocktail Party
  • Puppies Crash Christmas
  • Library Cheer
  • Roast Expectations
  • Thermostat Wars
  • The Gathering
  • Two Tickets to Christmastown
  • Gingerbread Home Remodel
  • Stuck Santa
  • A Sap Story

More Christmas movies on Hulu

  • Arthur Christmas
  • A Merry Friggin’ Christmas
  • A Very Minty Christmas
  • George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker
  • The Jinkx & Dela Holiday Special
  • Snow (Live TV)
  • Last Christmas (Live TV)
  • No Sleep ‘Til Christmas (Live TV)

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