Best Christmas movies on Hulu 2021 to watch now

It's time to get in the holiday spirit with the best Christmas movies on Hulu

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There's nothing more festive than tuning in to the best Christmas movies on Hulu to get you into the holiday mood. Whether you opt for a family feel-good film or feed the hopeless romantic in you with a holiday romance, there's something for everyone.

Thanks to streaming services, it's never been easier to watch your favorite holiday movies, any time of the year. Whether that's the best Christmas movies on Netflix as you bake your traditional holiday cookies or browsing the best Christmas movies on Disney Plus while you put up the decorations. Either way, it's almost impossible to run out of holiday movies to binge this season.

Thankfully, Hulu also offers a range of new and classic Christmas movies to view over the holiday season. To help take the pressure off choosing which one to watch, here are our top picks of the best Christmas movies on Hulu.

Best Christmas movies on Hulu 2021

Happiest Season

One of Hulu's first original Christmas movies brings a modern take on romance in this romantic comedy. Starring Kristen Stewart, the movie follows a young girl as she makes plans to propose to her girlfriend. The surprise proposal is meant to take place during her girlfriend's annual family Christmas party... that is until she learns her girlfriend still hasn't come out to her parents yet. Get ready to laugh, cry, and smile as you watch the romance unfold during this hilarious holiday movie.

The Polar Express

Get ready to fall in love with the magic of Christmas. It's Christmas Eve and a young boy has started to doubt the existence of Santa Clause, but that's all about to change. As he boards the Polar Express, he experiences the adventure of a lifetime with the final destination being the North Pole. It's there that he will learn the true meaning of Christmas while making some new friends along the way.

The Man Who Invented Christmas

Most of us know A Christmas Carol, but how did the famous story come about? In this film, watch as Charles Dickens (played by Dan Stevens) finds himself in financial trouble after his failure to succeed with three different novels. As he becomes desperate for a hit book, he decides to draw inspiration from his own real-life events and vivid imagination. From there Ebeneezer Scrooge and Tiny Tim are created, along with a story that will last generations to come.

A Very Brady Christmas

When it comes to Christmas TV specials, the Brady Bunch is definitely a favorite for most. The story starts with Mike and Carol Brady getting ready to spend the holidays with their adult children. As each Brady sibling runs into their own conflict preventing them from getting home, they eventually push their issues aside to help their father who unexpectedly gets trapped in a collapsed building. Get ready to join Mike, Carol, and the rest of the gang during this two-hour-long special that's sure to leave you feeling nostalgic. 

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12 Pups of Christmas

If you're looking for a feel-good Christmas movie that's similar to those on Hallmark's Christmas movie schedule, add this to your watchlist. A struggling business owner takes on a new hire to help him find homes for 12 abandoned puppies before Christmas. As the two begin their search, they'll discover they find more than what they were looking for (and yes, we mean romance).

Christmas Perfection

This film aims to show viewers that perfection isn't always what we amount it to be. After a woman has been trying to achieve the "perfect" Christmas ever since her childhood, her Christmas wish finally comes true. She wakes up in a seemingly perfect village in Ireland. Soon though, she'll discover the true meaning of Christmas.

Into The Dark: A Nasty Piece of Work

If you're looking for classic feel-good Christmas movies, you may want to avoid this one. The Hulu original puts a horror twist on a season known for cheer and giving. This movie will have you questioning how far you would go for that Christmas bonus. When a corporate employee gets invited to his bosses' house for a Christmas party, he soon discovers it's not just any party. Instead of dinner and drinks, he's pitted against his work rival in a violent competition where the winner will receive the ultimate prize: a promotion. 

Every Other Holiday

Fans of The Parent Trap are sure to appreciate this one. Wanting to give their daughters a special Christmas, a divorced couple decides to celebrate the holiday altogether. Now that their children got their one Christmas wish, the couple starts to realize they may still have feelings for one another.

Christmas Crush

What would you do if you had one Christmas wish? For one lovestruck woman, she wishes her neighbor would fall in love with her. Things take an awkward turn though when the wrong neighbor falls for her. Now, she has to figure out how to work things out with her real crush, while avoiding her wish gone wrong.

A Christmas Hero

A disillusioned war vet comes home from Afghanistan with a pessimistic view of life. His world is about to change though when his guardian angel gives him a visit to show him all the good he's done. Now, he must make the choice to accept love and support from those he cares about or continue facing his inner demons alone.

So This is Christmas

Ashely's life is headed downhill. She's hanging out with a bad crowd and just longs to escape the drama of her home life. When a handyman encourages her to volunteer for a Christmas play with underprivileged children. This newfound purpose helps show Ashely the power of giving and how one person can make a major impact on other's lives.

Christmas on Holly Lane

Three childhood friends unite for the holidays, but when one friend, Sarah, is at-risk of losing her home, the three work together to save her house. As the three friends face different crossroads in life, they come together to not only support one another but come to appreciate the holidays and time spent with one another.

Fred Claus 

Get to know Santa Claus' older brother in this Christmas comedy. Starring Vince Vaughn, watch as his character heads to the North Pole looking for a handout from his brother—Santa Claus. What ensues afterward is mischief and adventure that will bring laughs for the whole family.

Dear Santa

Every year Santa Claus receives thousands of letters from children around the world. This documentary puts a spotlight on the 100-year-old Operation Santa program run by the United States Postal Office. The program decides which letters are "adopted" and helps make certain children's wishes come true. Tune into this film to see the magic of Christmas come to life.

A Christmas Movie Christmas 

When two sisters wish their lives were like that of a cheesy Christmas movie, they're surprised when it actually comes true. As the main characters of their own movie they begin to wonder if their wish is truly everything they hoped for. 

Our selection of the best Christmas movies on Hulu is the perfect way to see in the festive season, and if you get started now, you might be in with a chance of seeing them all before the big day!

Rylee Johnston
Rylee Johnston

Rylee is a U.S. news writer for woman&home and My Imperfect Life who primarily covers lifestyle, celebrity, and fashion news. At times, she also reports on beauty, royals, entertainment, health, and travel. The latest fashion and beauty trends, along with any quirky travel destinations are her favorite topics to write about. 


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