Watch Bob Hope, ‘It’s A Wonderful Life,’ & More Classic Christmas Specials on Amazon Prime Video


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Amazon Prime subscribers will not have to miss out on Christmas movies this holiday season, as Prime Video and IMDb TV offer a variety of Christmas favorites for everyone. Whether you like musicals, sci-fi, romance, horror, or action, the streaming service has you covered for no additional charge.

Before Santa Claus comes down your chimney and stuffs your stocking, check out these 12 classic titles on Amazon Prime and IMDb TV during the 12 Days of Christmas.

Bob Hope Christmas Special (1968) 

In this Christmas special, legendary entertainer Bob Hope amuses our troops during his annual USO tour taking place at military bases in Southeast Asia. In this tour, Hope and his troupe are joined by Golden Globe-winning actress Ann-Margret to bring the holiday to the troops stationed at Cam Ranh Bay. Watch free with Prime on IMDb TV.

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

Widely considered one of the greatest films of all-time. It’s A Wonderful Life is a fantasy Christmas drama that has become a staple of American culture over the decades since its release. 44 years after its theatrical release, the film was added to the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress due to its cultural, historical, and aesthetic significance. Watch free with Prime in color and in black and white

A Christmas Carol (1954)

This hour-long holiday-themed episode of the variety series Shower of Stars is a take on the classic Charles Dickens novel A Christmas Carol. The show tells the story of Scrooge, but with an unusual twist. Watch free with IMDBTV.

Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas (1977)

Kermit Frog and The Muppets join Emmet Otter’s jug-band in this 1977 Jim Henson directed hour-long holiday special. Based on the children’s book of the same name, Jug-Band Christmas is a masterclass in puppetry with some performances of universally loved original songs written by Paul Williams. Watch free with Prime.

Christmas Cartoons: 14 Christmas Cartoon Classics (2016)

Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, Jack Frost, Christmas Comes But Once a Year, The Candlemaker, Snow Foolin’, The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives, Toy Will Be Toys, Santa’s Pocket Watch are a few of the classic cartoons available to stream. Watch free with Prime or IMDb TV

Jack Frost (1997)

Directed by Michael Cooney, Jack Frost is the perfect mix of holiday cheer and horror fear in all of its 1990s glory. Christopher Allport, Shannon Elizabeth, and Scott MacDonald star in this cult classic holiday horror. Watch free with Prime

A Garfield Christmas (1987)

The lasagna-eating cat discovers the true meaning of Christmas after spending the holiday with the Arbuckle family. Watch free with Prime

Christmas Through the Decades (2015)

Celebrities and pop culture experts recap the traditions, fads, and gifts that have shaved us, starting with the 1960s. The 4-episode mini-series explores a decade each episode with the final episode exploring the 1990s. Watch free with Prime

Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You (2017)

Named after Mariah Carey’s iconic holiday tune, the 90-minute holiday special features music and narration from the singer. The story follows a little Mariah and her wish for a puppy.

Watch free on IMDb TV

Jingle All the Way (1996)

Starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, and Phil Hartman, Jingle All the Way is a certified Christmas classic about a man searching for the perfect toy for his son. Full of comedy from a strong cast, the search for Turboman is the perfect movie to watch this holiday season. Watch free with Prime

All Dogs Christmas Carol (1998)

 The final installment in the All Dogs Go to Heaven franchise, this 1998 film is based on the 1843 novella A Christmas Story by Charles Dickens. For the first time in the franchise, Carface is the focus of the story instead of Itchy and Charlie. Watch free with Prime

The Christmas Elves (2016)

Directed by Diane Eskenazi, The Christmas Elves is an animated take on the classic tale of the Shoemaker and the Elves. A shoemaker named Hans is helped by a group of mismatched elves who want to work for Santa. Watch free with Prime

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