After 11 long months of waiting, December has finally arrived. And though the new month means cold weather and some of the year’s shortest days, it also means that it is officially Christmastime. The holiday season is filled with fun family traditions such as baking cookies, chopping down a Christmas tree, and shopping for holiday presents. But one tradition stands above them all: watching cheesy Christmas specials on TV. In an age when people are cutting cable left and right, the question must be raised: What specials can I stream online?
Lucky for you, we’ve combed through HBO Go, Hulu, and Netflix to find the 24 best Christmas specials to add some holiday cheer to this otherwise dreary winter month. From cinematic classics like A Miracle on 34th Street and Scrooge to colorful cartoons such as Yes, Virginia and Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas, there’s something for everyone in the family to watch and enjoy this holiday season.
So kick back, snuggle up with some hot chocolate, and stream away!
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The Christmas Card
CMA Country Christmas (2016)
Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors
A Fairly Odd Christmas
Fireplace for Your Home: Holiday Edition
A Very Brady Christmas
12 Dates of Christmas
A Very Murray Christmas
Christmas with the Kranks
Kung Fu Panda Holiday
The Legend of Frosty the Snowman
Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas
Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday
The Radio City Christmas Spectacular
The Search for Santa Paws