When the temps drop, and snow begins to fall (if you’re lucky), there’s just one thing you should do: have a winter movie night!
You may have the same holiday enjoyment from the comfort of your own sofa or bed instead of going to the theaters to view Christmas movies. After all, your favorite blanket is emblazoned with your initials. Grab your remote because it’s time to watch some of the finest Christmas movies available on Amazon Prime instead. As the ultimate center of virtually everything, Amazon Prime has a movie for everyone.
Nothing beats curling up with a good movie (and perhaps a winter cocktail) during the holidays, and Amazon has a plethora of alternatives accessible to stream on-demand. These are the greatest Christmas movies to stream on Amazon right now, ranging from sentimental classics like It’s a Wonderful Life and current faves like Elf to romantic seasonal pictures (hello, Love Actually, and The Holiday) and an iconic version of A Christmas Carol.
1. 10 Hours for Christmas
Tired of spending monotonous Christmas nights together after their parents’ divorce, siblings Julia, Miguel, and Bia devise a plot to reunite the family and celebrate the advent of Father Christmas.
Genre: Comedy, Kids
Stars: Luis Lobianco, Giulia Benite, Pedro Miranda
Directed by: Cris D’amato
2. From Lagos With Love
It’s the holidays, and the entire family must gather from all corners of the globe to rejoice, but the youngest daughter is rejoicing for a different reason: she is engaged to be married. This family film depicts the conflict inside an otherwise happy family, the personal demons we fight, and the strength of love…wherever we may find it.
Stars: Enado Odigie, Damilola Adegbite, Shaffy Bello
Directed by: Tola Odunsi
3. Couple of Days
Three couples in various stages of affection travel to Ibadan for a fun and flirty vacation. However, secrets soon begin to leak, bringing havoc in paradise.
Stars: Lilian Esoro, Adesua Etomi Wellington, Eyinna Nwigwe
Directed by: Tolu Lordtanner
4. Christmas Encore
A struggling actress rediscovers her love of her trade after being cast in an off-Broadway production of ‘A Christmas Carol.’
Genre: Drama, Romance
Stars: Maggie Lawson, Brennen Elliot, Art Hindle
Directed by: Bradley Walsh
5. It’s A Wonderful Life
George Bailey is having so many issues that he is contemplating suicide – and it’s Christmas! We see flashbacks to George’s life while the angels discuss him. Clarence, George’s guardian angel, is about to leap from a bridge until George stops him, and Clarence then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn’t been for all of his good actions over the years.
Genre: Drama, Faith, and Spirituality, Kids, Romance, Fantasy
Stars: James Stewart, Danny Reed, Lionel Barrymore
Directed by: Frank Capra
Cinderella is a determined young woman who wants to open her own boutique, “Dresses by Ella.” In her patriarchal culture, she catches Prince Robert’s attention during the guard-changing ritual one day. The next day, Robert travels to the market dressed as a commoner, where he discovers Ella trying to sell her dress. He buys it three times the price she requested after some light banter. He later invites her to a party two weeks later, promising to introduce her to other individuals from across the world to whom she might sell her outfits.
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Fantasy, Arts, Entertainment, and Culture
Stars: Billy Porter, Idina Menzel, Nicholas Galitzine
Directed by: Kay Cannon
7. An American Girl Story: Summer Camp, Friends for Life
Z, an aspiring filmmaker, and Paz, a budding engineer, arrive at S.T.E.A.M. camp eager to experience tech nirvana. When the administrator forces them to explore nature and confiscates all technology, they believe their summer is over.
Stars: Zoe Manarel, Alison Fernandez, Lauren Donzis
Directed by: Alison McDonald
8. Troop Zero
A misfit child from rural Georgia dreams of a life in space in 1977. When a nationwide competition provides her the chance to fulfill her goal of being recorded on NASA’s Golden Record, she forms a ragtag band of Birdie Scouts, building connections that will last a lifetime and beyond.
Stars: Viola Davis, Mckenna Grace, Jim Gaffigan
Directed by: Bert and Bertie
9. Coming 2 America
She is ineligible to ascend to the throne of Zamunda since Zamundan law requires the nation’s monarch to be male, and Akeem is hesitant to deviate from centuries of history. Shari Headley returns as Queen Lisa Joffer, Akeem’s American-born wife whom he fell in love with in the previous film.
Stars: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, Jermaine Fowler
Directed by: Craig Brewer
10. One Night Off
Noah has recently become a parent, but he is still getting acclimated to his new position. When his fiancée Marie leaves town for the night, he will be able to show her that spending a night alone with the baby is not an issue for him. But he didn’t account for Baumi, his lawless companion. What could possibly go wrong?
Stars: Emilio Sakraya, Helgi Schmid, Carol Schuler
Directed by: Martin Schreier
11. Monte Carlo
Three young ladies on vacation in Paris are spirited away to Monte Carlo when one of them is mistaken for a British heiress. A young woman, her strict step-sister, and her closest friend utilize their funds to take a long-awaited fantasy vacation to Paris, which ends in disaster.
Genre: Comedy, Young Adult Audience, Romance
Stars: Selena Gomez, Leighton Meester, Katie Cassidy
Directed by: Thomas Bezucha
12. Just My Luck
Ashley (Lindsay Lohan) is the luckiest woman alive, but her luck runs out when she kisses a stranger (Chris Pine) during a costume party. Everything becomes a living hell for her as she discovers she has unknowingly sold her good fortune for the stranger’s terrible luck.
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Stars: Danny Jones, Missi Pyle, Kenny Alfonso
Directed by: Donald Petrie