Wednesday, December 7, 2022

Christmas movies for free

With December well underway, many are looking to add Christmas movies to their regular TV watching schedule. So, how do you go about doing that?

One way would be to watch content from Hallmark. We recently talked about that.

While watching Hallmark content is a great way, it's not the cheapest way. Well, not always.

If you recall, some services do offer free streams of Hallmark content, although not current Hallmark movies.

  • Plex
  • Roku Channel
  • Pluto TV
  • Xumo
  • Sling TV (free tier)

But is that all? Are there other ways to watch Christmas movies for free? No.

Pluto TV

The granddaddy of FAST apps has a Season's Greetings section. It has nine linear (live streaming) channels. If you look around the live channel guide, you'll see Christmas channels in other sections, but they are duplicates of what's in the Season's Greetings section. Of course, some other channels will occasionally have Christmas or other holiday content. These nine are all Christmas content, including movies, fireplace, music videos, and one Spanish language channel.


The Comcast backed FAST service has a Holiday Hub that has 18 live streaming channels. This includes five music channels and a music video channel, but no fireplace channels.


This long-time favorite now has a more family friendly approach since it was acquired by Chicken Soup for the Soul. Crackle doesn't have a live-streaming hub of holiday content, but does have a Holiday section of 160 on-demand movies. They are mostly Christmas themed, but there are other holidays represented, including Thanksgiving.


The Fox-owned Tubi has a Holiday Hits category with 200 on-demand selections. There is no linear content, but that is a fair number of on-demand movies and TV. Tubi has some fireplace and Christmas music based selections that run about an hour each.


This service has both live streaming and on-demand sections. However, it's doesn't contain the focus of other services. There is no Holiday or similar category in the Movies & Shows section. However, there are over 250 on-demand holiday themed movies. But beware: there are all sorts of sub-genre and mixed genre holiday movies, including horror films. Not everything is suitable for family viewing.

Unfortunately, in the Live TV section, there is no category for holiday content.

Roku Channel

In the live streaming section, there is no section for Christmas movies, but there are some Christmas channels. My suggestion would be to mark them as Favorites.

Roku Channel does have a Seasons Streamings section for on-demand content, however. And a pretty good selection.


This offering is a little unusual, but the free Pub-D-Hub service does have a Christmas section. It's all really old content -- Pub-D-Hub is public domain content after all -- but some is really good. This may become a favorite of older viewers.

There are other apps and services that offer Christmas content, of course, but these are the highlights of the most popular. And all of these are free.

There are ways to get Christmas content into your Streaming Life. These are but a few of the free ways, but some of the best.

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