The 20 Best Free Christmas Movies on YouTube in 2021

Catch the classics or find more recent favorites, too

Ah, Christmas. It's that time of year when it's too dark and cold outside to do anything but curl up with some hot chocolate or eggnog and settle in to watch Christmas movies online, for free, if possible. YouTube is a great place to find free Christmas classics and newer holiday gems. Here's a list of 20 of the best free Christmas movies on YouTube.

Don't like any of these? Head over to the Hallmark Channel and watch one of our picks for their best Christmas movies.

Free Christmas Movies on YouTube

From classics to modern tales, here are our favorites on YouTube. If you can't find one, note that movies are sometimes pulled from YouTube due to copyright violations if they were uploaded illegally.

  1. Crazy for Christmas: What would you do if you had a billion dollars? How about giving away all of your money to complete strangers on Christmas?
  2. A Christmas Carol (1984): This is the entire film from 1984, originally based on the book by Charles Dickens.
  3. On the Second Day of Christmas: This 1997 comedy/drama starring Mark Ruffalo is a popular favorite on YouTube.
  4. The Man in the Santa Claus Suit: If you're a fan of older classic movies, you'll love this 1979 holiday drama.
  5. A Mom for Christmas: The picture isn't great, but if you love heartwarming holiday movies from the early '90s, this one's for you!
  6. Miracle on 34th Street (1973): Although it's not the original, this movie is still as magical as ever.
  7. Richie Rich's Christmas Wish: Remember that Richie Rich character from the '90s? Well, here's his Christmas movie.
  8. Finding John Christmas: This movie is part two of a Peter Falk trilogy that's well-loved by movie buffs.
  9. When Angels Come to Town: This is the third part of the Peter Falk Christmas movie trilogy.
  10. The Christmas Tree: A rare TV Christmas movie from 1996 with a beautiful story that could make you tear up a bit!
  11. Karroll's Christmas: How could someone hate Christmas so much? Find out in this 2004 comedy.
  12. Christmas Caper: Christmas tends to bring out the best of people, even when they're at their most wicked. Here's a 2007 TV comedy that does just that.
  13. Christmas in the City: A mother and daughter go to the big city to make extra money for the holidays in this romantic comedy/drama.
  14. Golden Winter: A boy and his Golden retrievers must stop a bank robbery and save Christmas.
  15. A Smoky Mountain Christmas: Dolly Parton charms us all in this feel-good Christmas movie.
  16. The Christmas Candle: A lonely, troubled pastor moves to a small town that believes in a Christmas miracle candle. Will the pastor get his Christmas miracle?
  17. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year: A busy single mom gets a surprise for the holidays when her uncle introduces her to a handsome stranger.
  18. Pete's Christmas: In the spirit of Groundhog Day, an exasperated teen boy finds himself reliving the same miserable Christmas.
  19. Christmas Trade: In the Freaky Friday vein, a man and his 11-year-old son magically swap bodies and experience life from each other's perspective.
  20. Santa Baby 2: Santa wants his daughter to take over the family business, but she's reluctant to give up her life until a new rival threatens Christmas.

Other YouTube Options

There are many Christmas movies on YouTube Premium and other areas of the site, plus YouTube adds movies all the time. Some popular movie titles are also available to watch (in high quality) for a fee.

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