Watching holiday-themed movies and television shows has been an integral part of the Christmas season for decades – but we’re now a long way from gathering around the TV in time for network broadcasts of Frosty the Snowman and A Charlie Brown Christmas. With the gift of Sling TV, it’s easier than ever to curl up with a good Christmas movie whenever — and wherever — the mood strikes.
Where Are the Best Holiday Movies Streaming?
As a premier home streaming service, Sling TV offers live TV and on-demand access to your favorite content across a wide range of devices.
While you might think of Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV, or even Hulu for streaming movies – when it comes to Christmas, you need to look at Sling TV.
Whether you’re passing time during a travel delay or getting ready for a Christmas Eve movie night with the family, Sling always delivers ample holiday entertainment. Best of all, flexible channel packages and optional a la carte additions mean you’ll only pay for the content you really want.
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So grab a mug of hot chocolate and a handful of roasted chestnuts, and settle in for the eight best places to find your next go-to Christmas classic on Sling TV.
If your appetite for holiday movies is as insatiable as ours, it’s safe to say that the King of Christmas Feel-Good Films has you covered.
Hallmark’s Christmas movies are legendary, and between Hallmark Channel‘s traditional Countdown to Christmas and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries‘ Miracles of Christmas programming, you’ll find a staggering 40 new festive flicks to fill your viewing schedule.
These include several featuring the “Queen of Hallmark Christmas Movies” herself, Lacey Chabert – as well as a diverse range of pictures from Under the Christmas Sky starring a differently-abled young actor, to LGBTQ+-led Friends and Family Christmas.
You can get both of these channels and several others by adding the Lifestyle Extra package to your Sling subscription for $6/mo.
Hallmark Movies Now
Need even more programming to scratch that Hallmark holiday itch? Hallmark Movies Now offers more than 150 original movies, including early access to two new titles this year, plus exclusive productions that can’t be found on the company’s traditional channel lineup.
Popular streaming favorites include Rescuing Christmas, Haul Out the Holly, Ghosts of Christmas Always, and a new extended cut of Three Wise Men and a Baby, ensuring there’s always something to suit your mood.
To check out this ever-expanding selection of new and classic films, add Hallmark Movies Now a la carte for $6/mo.
Every holiday season seems to bring a new crop of fantastic films, but there’s nothing like the classics to kindle a little Yuletide spirit. And Freeform‘s annual 25 Days of Christmas marathon is playin’ all the hits.
Kick back and enjoy your favorite flicks from across the decades, including The Santa Clause Trilogy, Miracle on 34th Street, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Home Alone, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Jingle All the Way, and more. There’s even Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas for the younger ones.
Freeform is owned by Disney, so you’ll also find House of Mouse holiday classics like The Nightmare Before Christmas and Disney’s A Christmas Carol.
If you need a break from all the Christmastime festivities, you can also tune in to catch episodes of TV shows such as The Simpsons and Family Guy, plus Toy Story marathons and Frozen double features, all interspersed throughout the month-long event.
To access Freeform on any of your streaming devices, pick up Sling Orange for just $40.00/mo.
As usual, Lifetime‘s annual It’s a Wonderful Lifetime event offers no shortage of Christmas cheer. With 12 all-new releases on the calendar, plus 60 festive titles available until 2024, there’s a lot to love about this year’s slate of Lifetime Christmas movies.
The star-studded holiday event features an impressive collection of talent both on the screen and behind the scenes, including headline names like Morgan Fairchild, Loni Anderson, Sarah Drew, Teri Hatcher, Jana Kramer, and Jackee Harry. The season also sees Tia Mowry team up with Cake Boss’s Buddy Valastro in Yes, Chef! Christmas.
Treating yourself to this Lifetime event is as easy as purchasing a Sling Orange or Sling Blue subscription, starting from just $40.00/mo.
AMC may be better known for its crop of award-winning original series than its movies these days, but that doesn’t stop it from holding its annual Best Christmas Ever event.
The month-long holiday celebration, which will mark the channel’s 20th anniversary, has over 650 hours of Christmas programming featuring classic favorites such as Elf, Christmas with the Kranks, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Jack Frost, Four Christmases, The Polar Express, and Fred Claus.
Sign up for AMC+ to catch the new original Christmas horror, The Sacrifice Game, as well as last year’s debut Christmas with the Campbells, a rom-com with a Christmas twist starring Brittany Snow and Justin Long.
AMC is available with Sling Blue or Orange, which start at $40.00/mo.
5. Great American Family
Great American Family is run by the former head of Hallmark, so you can bet they know a thing or two about getting in the Christmas spirit.
The network’s Great American Christmas schedule includes festive seasonal programming 24/7 throughout the holiday season, beginning October 14th.
The event also features 20 original films (two more than last year), with new movies set to premiere every weekend until the big day. Starring big names including Candace Cameron Bure, Lori Loughlin, and Chad Michael Murray, these are movies Christmas fans won’t want to miss!
6. UP Faith & Family
As a member of the UPTV network – one that specializes in positive, uplifting, family-friendly fare – it’s no surprise that UP Faith & Family really shines during the Christmas season.
Settle in with your loved ones and enjoy an assortment of programs sure to bring more joy than Santa’s sleigh. In addition to a large selection of music specials, faith-oriented shows, and feel-good flicks, UP Faith & Family’s Have Yourself a Cosy Little Christmas holiday programming includes exclusive movies Christmas on the Rocks, The Holiday Swap, and Christmas at the Amish Bakery.
To stream these and more, all you need is the $5/mo UP Faith & Family channel from Sling’s extensive a la carte menu.
7. Dove Channel
Even around the holidays, finding engaging, worry-free entertainment safe for the whole family can be a challenge. Dove Channel makes it easy with a steady stream of wholesome viewing options.
There’s plenty of content for people of all ages, whether you prefer new and original faith-based films, such as The Christmas Venue (2023), or timeless classics like Scrooge (1935) or A Christmas Carol (1951) and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1948).
The network also boasts a large collection of animated movies and children’s programs, from Oh Deer, It’s Christmas to Gumby’s Christmas Capers.
The Dove Channel ($5/mo) is another premium a la carte option from Sling TV.
Although it features several traditional favorites, including Home Alone, A Christmas Carol (1984), and STARZ is especially appealing if you prefer your holidays with a little comedy.
The premium network is loaded with unconventional and lesser-known Christmas movies, such as Christmas Vs. The Walters (2021), Christmas in Paradise (2022), and A Christmas Number One. It’s also home to the new comedies Momma Said Come Home For Christmas and How The Gringo Stole Christmas.
STARZ caters to younger audiences at Christmas as well, with offerings including Santaman (2022), Charlie’s Christmas Wish (2020), and The Flight Before Christmas (2008).
With or without a base Sling TV package, you can get STARZ a la carte (and all its networks) for just $9/mo.
For Christmas programming, you can’t beat the channel lineup available through SlingTV.
Sling’s base Blue and Orange packages are each highly affordable from just $40.00/mo for 30-40 channels. Or you can get both packages for $55.00/mo to get all the channels (over 50). Every plan comes with 50 hours of DVR storage.
With so much quality programming available at your fingertips, you’re sure to find new streaming classics to incorporate into your Christmas traditions. ‘Tis the season for giving, after all, so why not give yourself the gift of great holiday entertainment with a subscription to Sling TV?
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