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.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Where to Watch: HBO Max

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 Jim Carrey's performance in the 2000 live-action version has become a classic. Join the grandkids in singing along with “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and other holiday classics that will bring back some warm and fuzzy nostalgia.

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.

Happiest Season

Where to Watch: Hulu

Didn’t catch this star-studded Hulu original when it came out in 2020? 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.

White Christmas

Where to Watch: Netflix

If you're in the mood for a musical you can't go wrong with this classic starring Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney, Danny Kaye and Vera-Ellen. The foursome joins together to help save a country inn run by an old friend. Featuring a soundtrack by Irving Berlin and costumes by Edith Head (those iconic blue dresses!), this film is a feast for the eyes and ears!

The Santa Clause

Where to Watch: Disney+

This film was so popular it spawned two sequels, but the original remains a beloved comedy. Tim Allen reunited with Home Improvement director Jim Pasquin for a story abut a divorced dad trying to reconnect with his son and recapture some holiday magic. With a PG rating, the laughs are appropriate for a viewing with older grandkids.  

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