The holiday season just isn’t the same without the classic TV specials, movies, and animated programs that we’ve come to know and love. Here are over one hundred Christmas movies and videos you can watch for free on the Web.
In addition, you can also talk to Santa Claus for free online while watching any of these great films, movies, and animated classics.
Full-Length Holiday Movies
- Santa Claus Conquers the Martians: Kids help Santa defeat Martians who threaten to take away Christmas.
- A Christmas Wish: Abandoned by her husband a few days before Christmas, Martha Evans travels cross-country with the kids in search of work.
- It’s a Wonderful Life: One of the most classic Christmas movies of all time, with Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed.
- Mystery Science Theater: Santa Claus: After Mike and the ‘bots exchange gifts, they get to watch a movie where Santa Claus has to outwit Satan in order to deliver gifts.
- The Great Rupert: A squirrel helps a poor vaudeville family led by Jimmy Durante at Christmas by stealing cash their landlord has stashed in a wall.
- Christmas with the Kranks: a Hilarious retelling of a classic holiday story.
- A Merry Friggin’ Christmas: Boyd Mitchler and his family must spend Christmas with his estranged family of misfits. Upon realizing that he left all his son’s gifts at home, he hits the road with his dad in an attempt to make the 8-hour round trip before sunrise.
- A Golden Christmas: Heartwarming holiday movie with Andrea Roth and Nicholas Brenden.
- A Town Without Christmas: Stars classic TV star Peter Falk of “Columbo” fame.
- The Christmas Tree: A Disney movie; you’ll want your tissues handy for this one!
- Christmas Every Day: Based on William Dean Howells’s 1892 short story, “Christmas Every Day”.
- Richie Rich’s Christmas Movie: A rare find; full movie.
- On The 2nd Day of Christmas: Starring Mark Ruffalo and Mary Stuart Masterson.
- The Christmas Candle: A romantic Christmas comedy.
- The Swan Princess Christmas: Animated film.
- Christmas in Boston: Gina and Seth have been pen pals for 13 years and now will have the chance to meet.
- Barbie in A Christmas Carol: Animated; Barbie in the classic Dickens’ story.
- Hallmark Christmas Special: The Mistletoe Promise: Feel-good movie featuring romance and Christmas.
- Snowglobe featuring Christina Millan: Full Movie Family Fantasy Holiday Christmas Movie.
- Finding Father Christmas: Christmas for Miranda is a painful reminder of the family she never had.
- Jingle Bells Christmas Movie: Heartwarming movie for the holiday season.
- A Boyfriend for Christmas: a romantic Christmas movie special.
- Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: Full-length animated movie.
Classic Christmas Television Specials
- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The story of Rudolph, the Bumble, Santa, and Herbie the Elf.
- A Garfield Christmas Special: This is the full 23-minute classic specials.
- Santa Claus is Coming to Town: Classic animation of Jolly Old Saint Nick.
- Frosty the Snowman: Frosty The Snowman short from 1969.
- Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas: Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas 1999 Full Movie.
- Mickey’s Christmas Carol: The classic story revisited.
- How the Grinch Stole Christmas: This might be a version you haven’t seen before; great classic story.
- The Walton’s Christmas Special: A classic from the venerated TV family show.
- Bob Hope Christmas Special: Department of Defense Presents Bob Hope’s annual USO tour of Southeast Asian military bases. Features Raquel Welch, Elaine Dunn, Phil Crosby, Barbara McNair, and Miss World, Madeleine Hartog Bell.
- Batman TV Specials: See a compilation of appearances by Batman in these classic Christmas specials.
- A Christmas Carol: Classic animated special from 1969.
Classic Holiday Radio Specials
These are public domain radio specials that are available to listen to via video.
- The Cinnamon Bear: Yes, the classic radio series, all 27 episodes! Follow the adventures of the Cinnamon Bear, Judy, Jimmy, and the Crazy Quilt Dragon as they try to find their silver star.
- Jack Benny Christmas Specials: Classics that first aired in the 1940’s.
- The Andrews Sisters Christmas Special 1945: Andrew Sisters Nash/Kelvinator Show Christmas Special With Special Guests. Original Air Date Was 12/19/1945.
- Frank Sinatra on the Jack Benny Show – Christmas: Jack Benny Show Christmas Titled Jack Meet Frank Sinatra In A Drug Store. Originally Aired 12/17/1944.
- Guy Lombardo Christmas: Classic Christmas tunes from Guy Lombardo.
- Fibber McGee and Molly Christmas: Fibber McGee & Molly Episode Titled Misplaced Christmas Money. Original Air Date Was 12/15/1942.
- Bob Hope Christmas Eve at the Front 1942: Bob Hope and Bing Crosby at the front in WW2.
- Fifty Classic Christmas Radio Shows: These are classic 1940 and 1950 radio shows, all in one convenient playlist.
Christmas Music Video Playlist
- Medley of Christmas Songs: 3 hours worth of great Christmas music you can listen to.
- Disney’s Singalong Christmas: 45 minutes of your favorite Disney characters and Christmas melodies.
- Nat King Cole and “The Christmas Song”: Music video by Nat King Cole performing The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire).
- Trans-Siberian Orchestra Holiday Hits: All the top holiday songs from this popular group.
- Carol of the Bells: The Piano Guys perform with 12 cellos.
- Il Divo: Christmas collection of three songs.
- Mannheim Steamroller: Top tracks from one of the top holiday releases of all time.
- Carrie Underwood Oh Holy Night: Carrie Underwood sings in front of the President and friends.
- Happy Christmas (War Is Over): John Lennon sings.
- Pavarotti Domingo Carreras – Happy Christmas/War Is Over: A classical twist on a favorite Christmas song.
- Christina Aguilera’s Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas: The pop diva sings her heart out.
- 3 Hours of Christmas Music: 3-hour playlist of holiday music with gorgeous scenery included.
- Bing Crosby’s White Christmas (Full Album): Includes the classic songs White Christmas and I’ll Be Home For Christmas, a song by one of the most iconic voices in music.
- Michael Buble Christmas Discography: All of Michael Buble’s holiday music in one place.
- 3 Hours of Relaxing Christmas Music: Just what it sounds like; great for background music.
- Christmas Carpool Karaoke: James Corden does carpool karaoke with One Direction, Stevie Wonder, Iggy Azalea, Rod Stewart, Carrie Underwood, Jason Derulo and Justin Bieber.
- European Jazz Christmas Trio: Full album of holiday jazz.
- 1940’s Vintage Christmas Tunes: Full album of classics from the WW2 era.
- Best Christmas Songs of All Time: 3 hours of nonstop Christmas music.
- Vince Guaraldi’s A Charlie Brown Christmas: Full album.
Christmas House Light Displays On Video
- Public Service Announcement on Fire Safety: See how fast a Christmas tree can go up in flames.
- Christmas Lights Gone Wild: A fantastic home-grown light display.
- Frisco Christmas Lights – Wizards of Winter: Another amazing outdoor lights display.
- Christmas Light Show: Set to the tune of “Amazing Grace”.
- Christmas Light Hero: An outdoor display and live “Guitar Hero” play. Cinderella Castle Christmas Lights in the Magic Kingdom: Walt Disney World puts on an amazing lights display for Christmas.
- Christmas Lights and the Nutcracker: Christmas lights synchronized to “The Nutcracker”.
- Christmas Fireplace: 8 hours of a crackling fire.
Old Christmas Shows From TV
- Alfred Hitchcock Presents: “Santa Claus and the 10th Avenue Kid”: An ex-convict department store Santa has his heart set on robbery until he meets and befriends a juvenile delinquent he hopes to reform.
- Jack Benny’s Christmas Special: An annual event on Jack Benny’s radio show, Jack takes a trip to the local department store, only to run into some familiar characters.
- Burns and Allen: Company for Christmas: Classic Christmas special from Burns and Allen.
- The Bob Newhart Show: No Room at the Inn: The Inn is overcrowded when 24 guests are snowed in for Christmas Eve.
- Bing Crosby Family Christmas Special: Wonderful classic family special from Bing Crosby.
- Judy Garland Christmas Special: Judy is joined by her children, Liza Minnelli and Lorna and Joey Luft, and guest stars Jack Jones and Mel Torme.
Stop-Motion and Puppet Shows
- A Muppet Family Christmas: Fozzie and Snowman and the Muppets sing together.
- The Insects’ Christmas: A Russian stop-motion short film from 1913.
- Santa Claus’s Punch and Judy: Santa magically creates a Punch and Judy puppet show to the delight of children at a Christmas party.
- Peppa Pig Christmas: The full movie featuring Peppa Pig.
- Disney’s Tigger and Pooh Super Sleuth Christmas: The classic Tigger and Pooh movie for Christmas.
- Frosty’s Winter Wonderland: Animated full-length movie starring everyone’s favorite snowman.
- John Denver and the Muppets Special: Classic special from 1979.
- The Nutcracker with Mikhail Baryshnikov: An amazing performance, one of the most celebrated of all time.
- “The Nutcracker” presented by the Marinsky in Leningrad, Russia: This video is the full-length production by the world famous ballet company.
- Nutcracker Movie: a Gorgeous movie from the 80’s with design input from the legendary Maurice Sendak.
- The Nutcracker (BBC Royal Opera House): This is a full-length (1 hour, 48 minutes long) video of The Nutcracker by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, conducted by Evgeny Svetlanov and choreographed by Peter Wright after Lev Ivanov and released by the BBC (2001).
Best Family Christmas Cartoons And TV Specials
- Frosty the Snowman: “Frosty the Snowman, was a jolly happy soul…”
- Fat Albert: Christmas Special: A Scrooge-ish twist for the cartoon characters.
- Christmas is Here Again: A group of orphans tries to save Christmas.
- A Christmas Carol: The excellent 1969 animated version of the Charles Dickens classic.
- Donald Duck’s Christmas: This is an original Walt Disney cartoon with Donald Duck.
- Mickey’s Christmas Carol: Mickey Mouse gives his version of the classic holiday story.
- Hector’s Hectic Life: A messy family dog is told by its owner that it will be thrown out in the cold, after three puppies show up on the doorstep, complicating the dog’s life. The owner, thinking the dog is responsible for the mess, finally discovers the puppies and all ends well.
- Star Wars Christmas Animated Special: A Star Wars cartoon special that was a part of a longer Christmas special that aired in 1978 on CBS.
- The Bible Christmas Story: an Animated retelling of the classic tale.
- Beauty and the Beast – The Enchanted Christmas: Full Disney movie.
- The Wish That Changed Christmas: Short animated special.
- The Snow Queen: Beautiful translation of the original fairy tale.