How to Stream ‘Elf,’ ‘It’s A Wonderful Life,’ & More Holiday Staples on TV

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The holidays can be a hectic time and despite doing our best to find free time, it can be tough to catch your favorite holiday staples on TV live.

A good alternative is streaming, and plenty of Christmastime flicks are readily available through some of today’s most popular platforms such as Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, and Disney+. Below, we’re breaking down where you can find your holiday favorites this year on streaming and On Demand.

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Starz

Elf (2003)

Amazon Prime Video

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Elf Will Ferrell

Elf (Credit: New Line/courtesy Everett Collection)

Disney+

Home Alone (1990)

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

The Santa Clause (1994)

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

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Netflix

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

White Christmas (1954)

HBO Max

Die Hard (1988)

A Christmas Carol (1938)

Die Hard Bruce Willis

Die Hard (Credit: Copyright © 20th Century Fox Film corp./courtesy Everett collection)

AMC+

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

The Polar Express (2004)

Elf (2005)

Apple TV+

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

On Demand

The Holiday (2006) – Available via Freeform

Warner (Broadcast via TNT & TBS)

The annual 24-hour A Christmas Story (1980) marathon