Negotiating the holiday season is tricky. We are firm believers that Halloween is the kick off to the countdown to Christmas (and is definitely not too early). We think the purpose of Black Friday is to get our Christmas decorations out of storage. And if you share our belief in holiday season superstition, then you know that Christmas music cannot, will not, and must not be played until at least Thanksgiving Day.
The same rules apply for holiday music and holiday flicks, which means that starting this week, Christmas movies are fair game. Thankfully, there are a ton to pick from. If you're into animation, you've got How The Grinch Stole Christmas, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and A Charlie Brown Christmas. If you love the classic Christmas movies, there's A Christmas Story, Home Alone, Elf, and The Santa Claus. And if you don't cry enough at Thanksgiving dinner, there's always It's A Wonderful Life.
After combing through Amazon Prime, we compiled a list of the best Christmas movies they have available for streaming right now, so you can feel like a kid waking up on Christmas morning, even if you're a hungover 20-something wolfing down leftover stuffing and mashed potatoes like your life depends on it. These are the best holiday and Christmas movies on Amazon Prime.