20 Holiday Movies You Won't Find On Any Streaming Service

November 20, 2019

You pay good money for your streaming services, like Netflix, Amazon Prime, and now Disney+.  However, no matter how badly you want to watch "Elf," those streaming services won't help you during the holiday season.

According to CNBC, streaming services don't really see the upside to licensing holiday movies because they don't really drive customers to sign up and stick around.  So, the owners of these titles would rather license them to broadcasters once a year.

Here are 20 titles you can't stream, for free anyway...


1.  "Elf", 2003

2.  "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation", 1989

3.  "The Polar Express", 2004

4.  "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", 1964

5.  "Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas", 1966

6.  "Four Christmases", 2008

7.  "Frosty the Snowman", 1969

8.  "The Holiday", 2006

9.  "Arthur Christmas", 2011

10.  "The Night Before", 2015

11.  "Planes, Trains and Automobiles", 1987

12 - 14.  "A Christmas Carol", 1938, 1984, 2012

15.  "A Charlie Brown Christmas", 1965

16.  "Gremlins", 1984

17.  "Jack Frost", 1998

18.  "Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas", 2013

19.  "Meet Me in St. Louis", 1944

20.  "Edward Scissorhands", 1990


You're not completely out of luck though. You can always pay to stream all these titles from on-demand services like FandangoNOW, Vudu, Amazon, and Google Play.