The 28 Best Christmas Movies on YouTube In 2018

It's time to get cozy and festive with your internet machine

Young Boy Watching Laptop with Christmas Tree Background

Thanasis Zovoilis / Getty Images

Ah, Christmas. It's that time of year when it's far too dark and cold out 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 good place to look for free Christmas classics. Just plug in the title of the movie you'd like to watch and see what comes up.

Bear in mind that some of these movies could be pulled down any time due to copyright violation. People upload all sorts of stolen content to YouTube and while it's convenient for viewers, that doesn't mean that they're not breaking the rules.

In the spirit of the season, here are the YouTube links to check out.

  1. A Christmas Carol (1984) - The full film from 1984 originally based on the book by Charles Dickens.
  2. Ernest Saves Christmas - Every 80s and 90s kid who grew up loving this guy's comedic shows will remember this 1989 Christmas firm.
  3. On the Second Day of Christmas - This 1997 comedy/drama starring Mark Ruffalo is a popular favorite on YouTube.
  4. Snowglobe - This 2007 ABC Family movie will take you on a magical trip inside a snowglobe where everything is Christmas!
  5. The Man in the Santa Claus Suit - If you're a fan of older classic movies, you'll love this 1979 holiday drama.
  6. The Ultimate Christmas Present - If you ever wondered it would be like to experience an epic snow day, this family movie will show you!
  7. The Santa Claus 3 - Likewise, watch this one on YouTube while it's still available!
  8. Moonlight & Mistletoe - Another family-friendly movie featuring a town that's all decked out for Christmas, this one stars Tom Arnold and Candace Cameron Bure.
  9. A Mom for Christmas - The picture on this one isn't great, but if you love heartwarming holiday movies from the early 90s, you'll still love it!
  1. A Diva's Christmas Carol - How many versions of a Christmas Carol can there be? Add this one to the list!
  2. Miracle on 34th Street (1973) - Although it's not the original, this movie is still as magical as ever!
  3. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - This family-friendly movie features Dylan/Cole Sprouse (playing the same kid role of course) in a story about Santa trying to steal his mother and replace his father.
  4. The Christmas Gift - How would you react if you ended up in a town where everyone believes in Santa Claus? This 1986 movie starring John Denver tells the story.
  5. Richie Rich's Christmas Wish - Remember that Richie Rich character from the 90s? Well, here's his Christmas movie.
  6. A Smokey Mountain Christmas - This one is a classic from 1986. Gotta love Dolly Parton.
  7. A Town Without Christmas - The first movie of a Christmas trilogy, from 2001.
  8. Finding John Christmas - If you liked the previous movie, then you can watch the second movie in this trilogy.
  9. When Angels Come to Town - Lastly, here's the third movie that's part of the trilogy mentioned in the previous two movies above.
  1. The Christmas Tree - This is a rare TV Christmas movie from 1996 with a beautiful story that could make you tear up a bit!
  2. Karroll's Christmas - How could someone hate Christmas so much? Find out in this 2004 comedy.
  3. 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.
  4. A Christmas Wedding - See what happens when the main character attends a wedding on Christmas Eve in this romantic comedy.
  5. Christmas in the City - A mother and daughter go to the big city to make some extra money for the holidays in this romantic comedy/drama.
  6. Christmas in Boston - A lovely little holiday story about two penpals who have been writing to each other for years.
  7. Must Be Santa - A Santa replacement is needed in this 1999 holiday movie.
  8. A Wish for Christmas - Another adorable Hallmark holiday flick for you.
  9. The Christmas Card - Starring Ed Asner, this is a heartwarming story about a US soldier whose adventure starts with a Christmas card.
  1. A Golden Christmas - This romantic comedy is the perfect family flick with lots of puppy love in it to enjoy.

Believe it or not, there are lots more Christmas movies out there on YouTube Premium and other parts of YouTube; new ones are being uploaded all the time. Some of the more popular movie titles are also available to watch (in high quality) on YouTube for a viewing fee.

For now, these free movies should keep you busy until next season. Happy Holidays!