5 Holiday Movies to Stream This Season

Check out our list of some of the best holiday films for seniors and where to watch them.

Meet Me in St. Louis

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

Fans of Judy Garland, and even grandchildren who have never heard of her, will be charmed by this 1944 technicolor masterpiece. This musical follows four sisters as they prepare for the 1904 St. Louis World Fair and find love along the way. Whether you’ve seen it before or are watching it for the first time, you’re sure to recognize one of the most famous holiday songs in history, the musical’s legendary hit, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."

It’s a Wonderful Life

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

Every time you hear a bell ring during December, you might be reminded of this heartwarming black-and-white classic about the journey of George Bailey, a man who contemplates ending his life, and a guardian angel who saves it by showing him all the good he’s done for everyone around him.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Where to Watch: Amazon Prime Video

When you watch this one with your family, you’ll feel your heart grow three sizes. There have been many film adaptations of Dr. Seuss’s classic children’s book, but the original 1966 animated feature is perhaps the most iconic. Join the grandkids in singing along with “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and other holiday classics that will bring back some warm, fuzzy and green nostalgia.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Where to Watch: Netflix

You think your family holidays are complicated? It’s probably nowhere close to the trials and tribulations of Clark Griswold and his family’s annual Christmas celebration. Get ready to laugh (and cringe) at the Griswolds’ antics as they discover that the true meaning of the holidays isn’t how expensive your gifts are or how perfectly cooked your turkey is, but spending time with the ones you love most.

Happiest Season

Where to Watch: Hulu

Didn’t catch this star-studded Hulu original last year? It’s not too late. Starring Kristen Stewart, Aubrey Plaza, Dan Levy and more, this modern rom-com follows Abby, who plans to propose to her girlfriend, Harper, at her annual family Christmas party. The only problem: Harper hasn’t come out to her family. Grab your tissues and get ready to laugh and cry at this feel-good holiday movie.

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