12 Days of Christmas Streaming Guide: Holiday Movies on Netflix, Amazon and Hulu
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From Jim Carrey's Grinch to a kranky Tim Allen, here are a dozen ways you can spend your holiday evenings on the couch at home.

It's the most wonderful time of the year Netflix and chill. But why stop there? Take advantage of the holiday movies streaming on Hulu and Amazon Prime, too.

With the ever-growing population of cord cutters in mind, TooFab scoured through the streaming platforms to find seasons greetings from Hollywood that are currently available for free.

It's hard to compete with Freeform's 25 Days of Christmas, but enjoy some of your best options below.

'How The Grinch Stole Christmas' (Netflix)

You can trek to theaters to watch a new animated version of this Dr. Seuss classic or you can settle for this live-action adaptation directed by Ron Howard and starring Jim Carrey in the titular role. Critics didn't love this kids movie when it hit theaters 18 years ago, but the makeup and special effects stand the test of time, and Carrey crushes it as the green meanie who vacuums up all the presents in Whoville before his heart throws three sizes.

Fun Fact: No, your eyes aren't deceiving you. Cindy Lou Who is played by a very young Taylor Momsen, years before she joined "Gossip Girl" and discovered raccoon eyeliner.

'The Night Before' (Hulu)

This R-rated comedy follows childhood three friends, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen and Anthony Mackie, on a quest to have their wildest Christmas Eve ever. Fans of "Superbad" and "The Hangover" should approves if they haven't seen it yet.

Fun Fact: The director, Jonathan Levine, told Collider in 2015 that much of the film's comedy was improvised. With Gordon-Levitt, Rogen and Mackie at the forefront of the comedy, we can't way we're surprised that a lot of the dialogue was off the cuff.

'Miracle on 34th Street (Hulu)

The 1994 Christmas classic is the fourth remake of the holiday tale, but one of our favorites, thanks to charming child star Mara Wilson's chemistry with the late Richard Attenborough as a mall Santa Claus who turns out to be the real deal and has to prove it in court.

Fun Fact: Macy's didn't want to be involved with the film, so the department store where Kris Kringle worked was named Cole's.

'A Merry Friggin' Christmas' (Amazon)

This movie didn't get much love upon release, but the film's star-studded cast -- Joel McHale, Lauren Graham, Candice Bergen and the late Robin Williams -- is reason enough to give it a shot. The road trip comedy follows McHale on a journey with his estranged father, played by Williams, to retrieve his son's gifts before Christmas morning.

Fun Fact: The film was the first of three posthumous Robin Williams movies that were released after his death.

'The Nightmare Before Christmas' (Hulu)

Stop-motion animation at its finest. Director Tim Burton's 1993 Disney classic is one of the best reviewed moves on this list. If you haven't seen it yet, the movie follows the king of Halloweentown, Jack Skellington, who kidnaps Santa and takes over the gig in an effort to find more fulfillment in his life. Spoiler alert: It doesn't go well.

Fun Fact: According to IMDb, Disney approached Burton about creating a sequel, but he convinced Disney to drop the idea.

'Love Actually'(Netflix)

Rejoice! One of the best rom-coms of all time is readily available to stream. No matter how many times you've seen this ensemble comedy exploring love during the holiday season, it never gets old seeing grieving widower Liam Neeson mentor his young son through his first crush, or watching Prime Minister Hugh Grant stand up to an American president while falling for his maid.

Fun Fact: According to IMDb, the clips of airport greetings are real. Writer-director Richard Curtis had cameramen film at London's Heathrow airport for a week.

'Holiday in Handcuffs' (Hulu)

'90s TV icons Mario Lopez and Melissa Joan Hart teamed up for this 2007 made-for-TV romantic comedy about a struggling artist who hires a stranger to pose as her boyfriend when visiting her family for Christmas. It's a perfect selection for people who love cheesy rom-coms (we're talkin' to you Hallmark Channel fans!) and miss seeing "Extra" host Lopez act.

Fun Fact: The movie originally aired on ABC Family before it was rebranded as Freeform.

'A Snow Globe Christmas' (Netflix)

Another cheeseball TV movie that is perfect for the whole family with low expectations. Christina Milian stars as a cynical TV exec who gets magically transported into a Christmas snow globe, where she wakes up married to a local woodsman, played by "Scrubs" favorite Donald Faison.

Fun Fact: Six years before starring in this gem, Milian took the lead in a very similar ABC Family movie called "Snowglobe."

'It's a Wonderful Life' (Amazon)

Not only is this 1946 film starring Jimmy Stewart a cinematic classic, it's suddenly relevant in pop culture again. "SNL" just roasted President Donald Trump by parodying this movie, imagining a world where the real estate mogul lost the 2016 election to Hillary Clinton, and now you can watch the original in which George Bailey contemplates committing suicide on Christmas Eve before angels show him what life would be like for his friends and family if he was never born.

Fun Fact: The film flopped at the box office, but scored five Oscar nominations. The movie didn't truly enter the collective American consciousness until the copyright holder forgot to file for renewal and the movie entered public domain in 1974, allowing TV stations to air it for free until the copyright was reclaimed in the '90s.

"The Man Who Invented Christmas" (Amazon)

We've all seen countless adaptations of "A Christmas Carol" but this 2017 drama starring Dan Stevens as its author, Charles Dickens, explores how his personal demons inspired the classic literary characters our society hasn't been able to get enough of since the novella was published in 1843.

Fun Fact: Amazon Prime also has a bunch of other versions of "A Christmas Carol" streaming.

'Happy Christmas' (Hulu)

If you're a fan of Lena Dunham and Anna Kendrick, you might dig this 2014 indie dramedy about a young woman spending the holidays at her sisters house while recovering from a nasty breakup.

Fun Fact: Kendrick did her own makeup and wore her own clothes for the entire film.

'Christmas with the Kranks' (Amazon)

If you loved seeing Jamie Lee Curtis returning for another killer "Halloween" movie this fall, see how she handles Christmas alongside Tim Allen, since his true Christmas classic "The Santa Claus" isn't streaming anywhere. They play a married couple who is very excited to use their holiday time off to actually vacation for once, but their plans are spoiled when their daughter makes a last-minute decision to come home for Christmas.

Fun Fact: You can rent "The Santa Claus" for just $3.99 on Amazon instead, if you want to cough up the dough for a better holiday movie.

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