20 Christmas Movies on Hulu That Will Make Family Time Bearable

Happiest Season (2020)

Kristen Stewart stars in this comedy that's about messy family dynamics. Abby (Stewart) plans to spend Christmas with her girlfriend's parents for the first time, only to learn on the drive up that her girlfriend hasn't come out to them yet. As they navigate that dynamic, they learn what honesty means to their relationship. The film comes with a star-studded cast including Alison Brie, Dan Levy, and Aubrey Plaza.  Available to watch on Hulu


The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Christmas and the Hard Luck Kid (1970)

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If you want to see Mary Tyler Moore in a seasonal story, then Hulu’s got you covered. This Season 1 episode of The Mary Tyler Moore Show finds its lead stuck working alone on Christmas Eve, circumstances that put a damper on the normally spunky Mary. This episode, filled with LOLs that still slay today, is quite possibly the best holiday sitcom episode ever.

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Holiday in Handcuffs (2007)

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Christmas romcoms are a dime a dozen, especially on Hulu. Instead of sifting through all those made-for-TV movies, head straight to Holiday in Handcuffs for the perfect dose of cheesy Christmas cheer. Melissa Joan Hart stars as a frazzled waitress who needs to take a man home for Christmas to get her family off her back. Enter: Mario Lopez, a guy who gets forced into the gig thanks to a pair of holiday handcuffs.

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Where is Ralphie now?

Billingsley, now 50 years old, is still continuing his acting career.

He has appeared in Spider-Man: Far From Home and 2008's Iron man, as William Ginter Riva.

In 2020, he appeared in the Netflix docuseries Challenger: The Final Flight and has even made cameos on films like Elf, The Dirt Bike Kid, Arcade, etc.



Peter Billingsley at the Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences 35th Anniversary Screening Of "A Christmas Story"Credit: Getty Images – Getty

Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Edward Scissorhands is the perfect family-friendly palate cleanser for when you're a bit Christmas-ed out. The film, starring Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder and Dianne Weist, is about acceptance and love, but it has a spooky vibe, obviously, because it's a film about a goth with blades for hands made by Tim Burton.  Available to watch on Hulu