Best Christmas movies on Amazon Prime 2022 to stream over the holiday season

Get ahead of the holiday spirit with our pick of the best Christmas movies on Amazon Prime for 2022

A composite image of stills from 6 of the best Christmas movies on Amazon Prime in 2021
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The best Christmas movies on Amazon Prime includes festive classics and family favorites (and before you ask, yes, they've got Love Actually too!)

Amazon has dropped an elf's workshop full of classic Yuletide flicks for 2022 and they are all bound to awaken those nostalgic holiday memories.

Despite the best Christmas movies on Netflix being available every year, Amazon Prime has sought to beat the streaming service with their offering for 2022, adding Love Actually to their free-to-stream service for the festive season. 

Prime is also home to some of the best Christmas TV episodes of all time this year, including an archive of Dr Who Christmas Specials

Right now Amazon is also offering a FREE trial period, it really is the best time to sign up!

Best Christmas movies on Amazon Prime 2022

Love Actually

We’ve watched it a million times and still somehow haven’t tired of it. Starring Hugh Grant and Martine McCutcheon (one of the film's most iconic couples of all time), the 2003 British rom-com has gone down in history as one of the most famous festive flicks and feel good Christmas movies to come out of the noughties, and with good reason. 

The movie follows the complicated lives of multiple London couples as they navigate their personal and professional worlds in the five weeks leading up to the ever-emotional festive season, culminating in an epic ending we promise not to spoil here. Prepare for laughter, tears, and a hearty helping of 'aww' moments. Hands down one of the best Christmas movies on Amazon Prime this year.

A Snow Globe Christmas

A true Christmas miracle: a tired and overworked TV executive holds on tight to her favorite snow globe while ranting about the lies involved in the movies she produces. While trying to smash the globe, the object actually hits her in the head and Meg (Alicia Witt) wakes up sometime after the blow in a world that's as picture-perfect as the globe she holds dear.

It's a Wonderful Life

If it's a classic holiday movie that you're after, look no further than It's a Wonderful Life. The 1946 Christmas fantasy drama was produced and directed by the iconic Frank Capra and it tells the story of an angel sent down from heaven to show an anxious and frustrated businessman what life would have been like if he never existed.

A Bride for Christmas

Arielle Kebbel is Jessie Patterson, a runaway bride just about to walk away from her third engagement during the ceremony. Andrew Walker, on the other hand, plays Aiden MacTiernan, a bachelor who makes a bet with his friends that he can find a bride in the four weeks leading up to Christmas. You can imagine how the rest of the story plays out.

Christmas in Mississippi

Holly Logan is a photographer who heads back to her hometown of Gulfport, Mississippi for the holidays. After five years of not being able to do so because of a hurricane, the town is looking forward to hosting its traditional holiday light show. Holly excitedly joins the planning committee until she realizes that the event is run by her high school sweetheart, Mike. 

Christmas on the Bayou

Christmas on the Bayou focuses on New York marketing executive Katherine, who decides to re-evaluate her life after realizing that her always-working attitude is negatively affecting her eight-year-old son Zac. Katherine decides to spend Christmas with Zac and her own mother Lilly on the Bayou and the three gain much-needed perspective that will affect them way after the holiday season. 

Christmas with the Kranks

Jamie Lee Curtis fans, this one is for you. The Freaky Friday star is at peak form in Christmas with the Kranks, a 2004 festive flick about a married couple who choose to escape the holiday stress by taking a cruise in the Caribbean instead. They’re almost immediately labeled social outcasts by their neighbors, who refuse to accept their decision and force them to celebrate the occasion anyway. 

It's a Wonderful Life

One of the best Christmas movies on Amazon Prime by far this year will be this monochrome Christmastime classic. It's a Wonderful Life was released back in 1946 but continues to connect with audiences all around the world to this day. The plot follows the story of George Bailey, a young man who, disillusioned with life, considers ending it altogether. His perspective shifts, however, when meets his guardian angel, who tells him what the world would have been like if he had never existed. Tissues, please!

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Emma Dooney
Lifestyle News Writer

Hailing from the lovely city of Dublin, Emma mainly covers the Royal Family and the entertainment world, as well as the occasional health and wellness feature. Always up for a good conversation, she has a passion for interviewing everyone from A-list celebrities to the local GP - or just about anyone who will chat to her, really.

Emma holds an MA in International Journalism from City, University of London, and a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.