We love FREE Christmas movies on Amazon Prime Instant Video!
I always have to watch Christmas movies this time of year! Are you wondering what Christmas movies are free on Prime?
Please note that at the time of our post we found these to be free on Prime. However, this can change at any time, without warning.
This means when you click through the links below to Amazon.com, you might find that these selections are no longer free to watch. Free Christmas movies with Amazon Prime rotate from time to time.
I included the times for each movie in case you want to put something on for the kiddos but you only have a limited amount of time.
Free Christmas Movies with Amazon Prime
#1 – It’s a Wonderful Life (PG) – 2 hours, 10 minutes
THE BEST CHRISTMAS MOVIE OF ALL TIME. I stinkin’ love this movie (one of my daughters is nicknamed “Zuzu” because of this movie).
Of course, I already own the movie on Blu-ray, but it’s nice to know there’s a streaming version available, too. This is a must-see for me every Christmas season. Starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed.
#2 – The Bishop’s Wife (13+) – 1 hour, 48 minutes
Description from Amazon: “An angel in human form enters the life of a bishop in order to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage.” Starring Cary Grant.
#3 – The Snowman (G) – 27 minutes
Description from Amazon: “Based on Raymond Briggs’ book, The Snowman is a family classic for generations to enjoy.”
#4 – Signed, Sealed, Delivered for Christmas (13+) – 1 hour, 24 minutes
Description from Amazon: “Oliver, Shane, Norman and Rita work together in the dead letter office to solve the mystery behind an undeliverable Christmas card from years past.
Stars Eric Mabius, Kristin Booth, Crystal Lowe, Geoff Gustafson.
#5 – Die Hard (R) – 2 hours, 12 minutes
Many people insist this is a Christmas movie, so we’re including it in this list. 🙂
Description from Amazon: “John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife.” Starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman. (This is free with ads through IMDb TV.)
#6 – Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas (NR) – 53 minutes
Description from Amazon: “When a Christmas Eve talent contest is announced, Emmet Otter joins a jug band and his Ma decides to sing a song as they risk it all to make each other’s dreams come true.” Directed by Jim Henson.
#7 – The Ultimate Gift (PG) – 1 hour, 57 minutes
Description from Amazon: “A deceased billionaire leaves his spoiled adult grandson a series of odd tasks to perform in order to receive “the ultimate gift,” with the resentful grandson having no idea what that might be.” Starring Abigail Breslin, Drew Fuller, and James Garner.
#8 – The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (NR) – 1 hour, 30 minutes
Hallmark movie alert! Description from Amazon: “Jen, a corporate analyst and single mother, tackles Christmas with a business-like approach until her uncle (comedy legend Henry Winkler) arrives with a handsome stranger in tow.” (This is free with ads through IMDb TV.)
#9 – The Spirit of Christmas (PG) – 1 hour, 31 minutes
Description from Amazon: “12 days before Christmas, Kate is trying to close the sale of a historic inn, only to find Daniel, the ghost of a man who died a century ago, and he needs her help to unravel the mystery of his annual holiday haunting.”
#10 – Stick Man (NR) – 27 minutes
My kids love this one! Description from Amazon: “A half-hour animation based on the much-loved children’s picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
Stick Man tells the tale of a happy-go-lucky father’s epic adventure across the seasons as he runs from a playful dog, gets thrown in a river, escapes from a swan’s nest and even ends up on top of a fire. Will he get back to his family in time for Christmas?”
#11 – Coming Home for Christmas (NR) – 1 hour, 26 minutes
Description from Amazon: “A young woman wants to reunite her estranged family for the holidays.”
#12 – The Snowy Day (TV-Y) – 38 minutes
Based on the award-winning book by Ezra Jack Keats. Peter goes on a magical, snowy walk to his Nana’s house to bring home their Christmas Eve dinner.
#13 – Borrowed Hearts (13+) – 1 hour, 31 minutes
Description from Amazon: “A struggling single mother who dreams of earning enough money for a down payment on a home agrees that, for a fee, she and her seven year old will pose as the family of her bachelor boss in order to help him impress a traditional-minded industrialist interested in acquiring the company.
All goes according to plan until the spirit of the holiday season causes real love to blossom.” Starring Eric McCormack and Roma Downy. (This is free with ads through IMDb TV.)
#14 – Unlikely Angel (7+) – 1 hour, 31 minutes
Description from Amazon: “Ruby Diamond (Dolly Parton), is a brassy & sassy lounge singer. When she meets an untimely demise, she is denied entrance into heaven by Saint Peter (Roddy McDowall).
To earn her wings, she must find a mother for a widowed father and his family, in this endearing movie of hope and love!” (This is free with ads through IMDb TV.)
#15 – A Heartland Christmas Special (NR) – 1 hour, 30 minutes
Description from Amazon: “It’s a week before Christmas and holiday preparations are in high gear at Heartland with Lou determined to make everything perfect, but when an avalanche traps a herd of horses, Amy, Ty, Jack and Tim band together to lead the rescue mission.” (This is free with ads through IMDb TV.)
#16 – Christmas Comes to Willow Creek (NR) – 1 hour, 30 minutes
This movie stars the lead actors from Dukes of Hazzard. Description from Amazon: “When the local cannery in Willow Creek, Alaska shuts down putting many of the residents out of work and throwing the town into a depression, one wealthy ex-resident comes up with a plan to revive the community.
He hires two of his oldest friends, feuding brothers Ray and Pete, to drive a semi-truck full of Christmas presents and one huge surprise from sunny California up to his hometown. Along the way, the estranged brothers will need to work out their differences in order to escape a massive blizzard and get their cargo to the distressed people of Willow Creek.” (This is free with ads through IMDb TV.)
#17 – One Special Night (PG) – 1 hour, 27 minutes
Description from Amazon: “Julie Andrews and James Garner portray two strangers who take refuge in a small cabin during a stormy winter night and, despite their differences, or perhaps because of them, they are undeniably drawn to one another in this holiday classic that demonstrates once again the charisma that has made them two of the world’s most beloved stars.”
#18 – Dear Santa (16+) – 1 hour, 32 minutes
Description from Amazon: “A young woman who comes from a life of privilege falls for the owner of a soup kitchen after discovering a Dear Santa letter written by his seven year old daughter.”
#19 – The Christmas Toy (NR) – 50 minutes
Description from Amazon: “It’s Christmas Eve and the playroom is alive with excitement for the new toys that will arrive the next day. Balthazar, the old and wise bear, explains to the other toys that they must welcome the newcomers even though each of them may be replaced as one of the children’s new favorite toys.”
#20 – Christmas Everlasting (NR) – 1 hour, 29 minutes
Description from Amazon: “Lucy heads home for Christmas to hear the terms of her sister’s unusual will. Stars Tatyana Ali, Dondre Whitfield, Dennis Haysbert, Patti LaBelle. A Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation.”
#21 – Jeff Dunham: Very Special Christmas Special (18+) – 1 hour, 25 minutes
Description from Amazon: “Jeff Dunham invites Walter, Peanut, Bubba J, José Jalapeño and Achmed the Dead Terrorist to join him on his first holiday special. Unfortunately, his suitcase posse doesn’t quite share the same Christmas spirit -and the result is a one-of-a-kind live event unlike any Yuletide celebration you’ve ever seen!”
#22 – Angels in the Snow (NR) – 1 hour, 30 minutes
Description from Amazon: “Charles and Judith take their kids to their remote cabin for Christmas where tensions between them threaten to boil over, but when another family gets stranded by a storm, they all learn a lesson about sticking together.” (This is free with ads through IMDb TV.)
#23 – The Heart of Christmas (NR) – 1 hour, 26 minutes
Description from Amazon: “Austin and Julie Locke are devastated when they learn that their young son, Dax, has been diagnosed with cancer. But with courage, determination, and faith, they decide to give Dax a one last Christmas, even if it has to be in October.
When the community sees the holiday decorations and learns the heartbreaking truth, what happens next is a miraculous outpouring of caring and support.” Tearjerker alert! Starring Candace Cameron Bure. (This is free with ads through IMDb TV.)
#24 – Blizzard (G) – 1 hour, 39 minutes
Description from Amazon: “An enchanting tale of Katie and her magical friendship with Blizzard, one of Santa’s newest reindeer. Blizzard uses her special powers to help Katie realize her own inner, strength and potential. By doing so Blizzard risks being banished from Santa’s village — only the most powerful gift of call can save them.”
#25 – Jingle All the Way (PG) – 1 hour, 26 minutes
Description from Amazon: “Christmas Eve finds Arnold Schwarzenegger desperately in search of a hard-to-find toy for his son in this holiday comedy.”
#26 – Adam Sandler’s Eight Crazy Nights (PG-13) – 1 hour, 16 minutes
This is obviously not a Christmas movie but is still seasonally appropriate.
Description from Amazon: “Once a happy boy and now the town delinquent, Davey (voiced by Sandler) is given one last chance to redeem himself with the community and discover the true meaning of the holiday season.” (This is free with ads through IMDb TV.)
#27 – Ernest Saves Christmas (PG) – 1 hour, 31 minutes
Description from Amazon: “Ernest helps Santa Claus as he searches for his successor.” (This is free with ads through IMDb TV.)
#28 – A Princess For Christmas (NR) – 1 hour, 30 minutes
Description from Amazon: “Christmas is right around the corner, and Jules Daly (Kate McGrath) is doing her best to create a loving home as new guardian to her mischievous niece and nephew.
But when she loses her job and an exasperated nanny on the same day, a mysterious and unexpected invitation arrives.” (This is free with ads through IMDb TV.)
#29 – A Christmas Wish (7+) – 1 hour, 37 minutes
Description from Amazon: “A down-on-her-luck mom (Kristy Swanson) finds herself penniless and homeless just before Christmas when her husband leaves her. To support herself and her kids, she takes a waitressing job at a small-town diner, where the kind patrons take steps to lighten her load.” (This is free with ads through IMDb TV.)
#30 – Christmas Story (PG) – 1 hour, 20 minutes
Description from Amazon: “This touching fantasy tale reimagines the origins of Santa Claus as a young orphan named Nikolas, who decides to show his gratitude to the villagers who raised him by starting the Christmas tradition of gift-giving.” (This is free with ads through IMDb TV.)
#31 – 12 Dates of Christmas (PG) – 1 hour, 26 minutes
Description from Amazon: “Setup on a Christmas Eve date, a woman must relive the date over and over.”
#32 – Nothing Like the Holidays (PG-13) – 1 hour, 38 minutes
Description from Amazon: “The far-flung members of the Rodriguez family converge at their parents’ home to face what may be their last Christmas together in this heart-warming holiday comedy.” Starring John Leguizamo, Freddy Rodriguez, and Debra Messing. (This is free with ads through IMDb TV.)
#33 – Paper Angels (13+) – 1 hour, 29 minutes
Description from Amazon: “An abused wife leaves her alcoholic husband and moves with her children to another town. There their lives become entwined with another family in trouble. Starring Matthew Settle and Josie Bissett.” (This is free with ads through IMDb TV.)
#34 – Mariah Carey’s All I Want for Christmas Is You (G) – 1 hour, 30 minutes
A new Christmas movie for kids! This one is based on the iconic Christmas song and tells the tale of little Mariah (of course) who wishes for a little puppy for Christmas. Before her Christmas wish can come true, she must prove that she can dog-sit her uncle’s dog, Jack, a “scraggly rascal.” Hijinks ensue. (This is free with ads through IMDb TV.)
#35 – Christmas for a Dollar (PG) – 1 hour, 41 minutes
Description from Amazon: “As all of America is caught in the grip of the Great Depression, the Kamp family is struggling to get by, especially after Mrs. Kamp’s untimely death. Now little Ruthie, with her mother gone and her father overwhelmed by doctor bills resulting from her brother’s polio, expects another Christmas without presents or festivities.
But when her father brings home one dollar in change and lets the children use it to buy special gifts for each other, the Kamps come to find that money isn’t what fills Christmas with joy, love, and miracles.” (This is free with ads through IMDb TV.)
#36 – A Very Country Christmas (PG) – 1 hour, 22 minutes
Description from Amazon: “Jeannette Williams is a busy single parent, trying to make the best life for her and her daughter. With no time to follow current celebrity gossip, Jeannette is unaware when a country superstar retreats to her small town to escape the intrusive paparazzi.
A chance meeting between the two have them both letting down their guard and opening their hearts to the possibility for romance.”
#37 – Journey to the Christmas Star (PG) – 1 hour, 16 minutes
Description from Amazon: “A courageous girl sets out on a hazardous journey to find the Christmas Star in order to free the kingdom from a curse and bring back a long lost princess, but some mighty foes try to stop her.” (This is free with ads through IMDb TV.)
#38 – A Child’s Christmas in Wales (7+) – 55 minutes
Description from Amazon: “It’s Christmas Eve! Thomas, a young boy, is both excited and disappointed because it’s raining instead of snowing. His grandfather gives him a snow globe and starts recounting his own childhood Christmas memories.
When Thomas finally falls asleep, his grandfather opens the bedroom window and sees falling snowflakes.” (This is free with ads through IMDb TV.)
#39 – The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas (NR) – 58 minutes
Description from Amazon: “‘Twas the day before Christmas and all through the yard, the Cat in the Hat and his guests partied hard.”
#40 – Lucy Shimmers and the Prince of Peace (NR) – 1 hour, 27 minutes
Description from Amazon: “Second chances start when a hardened criminal crosses paths with a precocious little girl who is helped by an angel to change hearts during the holiday season.”
#41 – The Happy Elf (NR) – 45 minutes
Description from Amazon: “Based on Grammy-winner Harry Connick, Jr.’s original song, this family comedy follows one of Santa’s helpers whose overly optimistic outlook is put to the test when he decides to bring Christmas joy to a sad little town called Bluesville.” (This is free with ads through IMDb TV.)
#42 – The Christmas Candle (PG) – 1 hour, 40 minutes
Description from Amazon: “Legend has it every 25 years an angel touches a single candle, and whomever lights this candle receives a miracle on Christmas Eve.
But in 1890, at the dawn of the electric age, this centuries old legend may come to an end when a progressive young minister arrives. Now, the fiery candlemaker must fight to preserve the legacy of the Christmas Candle. From bestselling author, Max Lucado.”
#43 – Christmas Angel (PG) – 1 hour, 29 minutes
Description from Amazon: “Nell must take her hometown playhouse to a multiplex, against her own wishes. She hopes a crash course in Christmas will give the new owner, Connor, a change of heart. Stars Jerrika Hinton and Christian Vincent.” (This is free with ads through IMDb TV.)
#44 – A Cinderella Christmas (NR) – 1 hour, 33 minutes
Description from Amazon: “At a holiday masquerade ball, fledgling event planner Angie (Emma Rigby) and wealthy playboy Nicholas (Peter Porte), who needs to marry to retain his inheritance, meet and fall for each other anonymously.” (This is free with ads through IMDb TV.)
#45 – Snow Day (PG) – 1 hour, 29 minutes
Description from Amazon: “An unexpected overnight snowfall has made roads impassable. And that means a no-school, no-rules snow day! For fifteen year- old Hal (Mark Webber), it’s a chance to win the heart of popular Claire (Emmanuelle Chriqui) – or totally embarrass himself.
#46 – If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie (NR) – 43 minutes
My girls watched this movie this morning – it’s really cute! Description from Amazon: “If it’s holiday time in Mouse’s house then, that means Christmas cookies (including a special one for Santa, of course), caroling…and one nearly-destroyed holiday pageant.
Can Mouse and his animal friends save the show, without getting utterly distracted along the way? It’s a wild ride as Mouse and his friends embody the friendship and caring at the heart of the holiday season.”
#47 – A Christmas Snow (NR) – 1 hour, 25 minutes
Description from Amazon: “Kathleen Mitchell (Catherine Mary Stewart), has carried around the unwanted memory of her father abandoning her and her mother almost 30 years ago on Christmas Eve.”
#48 – Jack Frost (NR) – 49 minutes
Description from Amazon: “The Groundhog tells the story of how, for once, Jack Frost became human, and helped a knight win his lady love.”
#49 – A Snow Globe Christmas (NR) – 1 hour, 34 minutes
Description from Amazon: “A cynical TV exec looks at the perfect town inside a Christmas globe and is magically transported to it. When she wakes up in a perfect snow-covered town, married to a local woodsman, she discovers it’s not all just a fantasy.”
#50 – A Holiday for Love (13+) – 1 hour, 33 minutes
Description from Amazon: “A man (Tim Matheson) is sent to a small town to assess which of the workers in the local factory that supplies the town with jobs should get the boot when the downsizing begins. He gets sidetracked when he falls in love with a local single mom (Melissa Gilbert).”
#51 – The Tree That Saved Christmas (NR) – 1 hour, 28 minutes
Description from Amazon: “Twenty years after saving a frail sapling from a cutting crew, Molly Logan (Lacey Chabert) learns that the bank is foreclosing on her parents’ Christmas tree farm. Can the tree she spared rescue the holiday?”
#52 – A Christmas Tree Miracle (TV-G) – 1 hour, 42 minutes
Description from Amazon: “A dysfunctional family is reminded of the true meaning of Christmas as they learn that miracles do come true…if you believe! A warm-hearted holiday tale for the whole family.” (This is free with ads through IMDb TV.)
#53 – A New Husband for Christmas (13+) – 1 hour, 43 minutes
Description from Amazon: “Stan and Kelly Stevenson seem to be more committed to growing apart rather than growing together. Their friends are caught in the middle of divorce conversations during one of the most joyous seasons of the year.”
#54 – The Farmer and the Belle: Saving Santaland (NR) – 1 hour, 30 minutes
Description from Amazon: “When a famous model returns to her small town just before the holidays, she reconnects with her childhood pal who now has a young daughter and a farm.
Sparks soon fly between the two and she begins to learn that true love and beauty come from within. The town is in danger of losing their beloved Santaland festival, though they’ll discover that miracles can happen with determination and faith.”
#55 – Nativity 3: Dude Where’s My Donkey?! (13+) – 1 hour, 49 minutes
Description from Amazon: “The pupils of St Bernadette’s and the madcap Mr. Poppy are back! When their new teacher Mr. Shepherd loses his memory as well as Archie the Donkey, it’s up to them to save the day and reunite him with his fiancée Sophie in New York.
Prepare for a race against time, fantastic flashmobs and plenty of Christmas fun on their greatest adventure yet.”
#56 – An American Girl Story – Maryellen 1955: Extraordinary Christmas (TV-Y) – 48 minutes
Description from Amazon: “It’s Christmas, 1955 in Daytona Beach, FL, and middle child Maryellen longs to stand out amidst the hustle and bustle of her big family.
When Benji, a family friend afflicted with polio comes to stay with them, Maryellen is intent on making the holiday special. After her plans for a big celebration fall through, she discovers the best gifts are often simple, meaningful gestures of friendship.”
#57 – Christmas in the Clouds (PG) – 1 hour, 37 minutes
Description from Amazon: “A surprise visit to the Sky Mountain Resort by a major travel guide sparks mayhem, romance and comedy in this critically praised holiday feature.” (This is free with ads through IMDb TV.)
#58 – Noel (PG) – 1 hour, 36 minutes
How have I never heard of this movie before? Description from Amazon: “Five New Yorkers come together on Christmas Eve, seeking a miracle.” Starring Penélope Cruz, Susan Sarandon, Paul Walker, Alan Arkin and Robin Williams. (This is free with ads through IMDb TV.)
#59 – Christmas Miracle (NR) – 1 hour, 31 minutes
Description from Amazon: “A group of strangers is forced to seek refuge in an abandoned church after a major snowstorm hits. Over the course of the evening, these strangers rely on one another to make do during these very difficult times.” (This is free with ads through IMDb TV.)
#60 – Scrooge (7+) – 1 hour, 1 minute
Description from Amazon: “Ghosts of Past, Present and Future appear taking Scrooge on a journey into the spirit of Christmas. This is the Original version of the Christmas Carol movie ever from 1935 and often thought to be the best!. Now in Color!”
#61 – By God’s Grace (NR) – 1 hour, 26 minutes
Description from Amazon: “In the tradition of a classic ‘A Christmas Carol,’ this film offers many lessons on the importance of giving and the cause and effect our choices have on others.” (This is free with ads through IMDb TV.)
#62 – The Christmas Lodge (G) – 1 hour, 29 minutes
Description from Amazon: “During a weekend trip to the mountains, Mary finds herself at the now run-down lodge where she spent the holidays with her family growing up. She becomes determined to restore the building to its former glory. Inspired by her grandfather and guided by her grandmother in heaven, Mary throws herself into the project.”
#63 – Jingle All the Way 2 (PG) – 1 hour, 33 minutes
Description from Amazon: “A heartwarming, hilarious family comedy starring Larry the Cable Guy where two dads compete in a no-holds-barred battle to be the best father and make this the best Christmas ever!”
#64 – Saving Christmas (PG) – 1 hour, 19 minutes
Description from Amazon: “Kirk Cameron provides a biblical basis for our favorite time-honored traditions and celebrations, and the inspiration to stand strongly against a culture that wants to trivialize and eliminate the faith elements of this holy season.”
#65 – Better Watch Out (18+) – 1 hour, 28 minutes
Description from Amazon: “In this holiday horror farce, a babysitter must hold the fort and protect a 12-year-old boy during an increasingly bizarre home invasion.”
#66 – A Christmas Carol (16+) – 1 hour, 22 minutes
Description from Amazon: “This is the darkest, most ghostly version of this story ever made. It stays true to the original feel of the Dickens story, while turning up the creepiness. A range of well known Irish and English actors makes up the cast.
On the anniversary of his business partner’s death, Ebenezer Scrooge finds unwelcome company in the form of three spirits from Christmases Past, Present and Yet to Come.” (This is free with ads through IMDb TV.)
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