What Christmas movies are on Amazon Prime Video UK? A complete list (2017)
VOD News | On 10, Dec 2017
What Christmas films are on Amazon Prime Video in the UK? The good news is that subscribers can expect Amazon’s usual, impressive range of diverse titles – just not very many that you’ll recognise.
So while there’s The Holiday and Gremlins, there’s also “Lots & Lots of Toy Trains – Model Railroading Action!”. But the good news for this year? Amazon Prime Video has only gone and unwrapped one of the best Christmas films of all time: Elf.
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Here’s a complete list of all Christmas movies on Amazon Prime Video in the UK – and, to help you find the best of the bunch, we’ve put the nice at the top and the naughty at the bottom:
OH MY GOD, SANTA’S COMING! (See our reasons why Elf is one of the best Christmas movies of modern times.)
Joe Dante’s seminal horror comedy sees a young boy acquire a new pet, under strict instructions to never put it in the sun, get it wet or feed it after midnight. He soon finds himself learning a festive lesson of responsibility – via a hilariously dark wave of twisted chaos.
It’s a Wonderful Life
What would the world be like if you didn’t exist? Frank Capra’s seasonal classic not only tackles the subject of suicide but also manages to find time for topical anti-bankers commentary, angels and heart-warming family sentiment. It’s hard to think of a Christmas movie that’s more human.
Bill Murray plays a horrible TV executive in Richard Donner’s 80s comedy classic. Visited by spirits, will he learn the error of his ways? Whether the answer surprises you or not, Murray has never been so likeably horrid.
Musical romantic comedy starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye as former G. I. s who reinvent themselves as a song-and-dance act.
Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You
Based on her iconic Christmas song, this all-new movie features Mariah Carey’s music and narration in a loving story about little Mariah’s Christmas wish for a puppy.
Iris is in love with a man who is about to marry another woman. Across the globe, Amanda realises the man she lives with has been unfaithful. Two women who have never met and live 6,000 miles apart, find themselves in the exact same place. They meet online at a home exchange website and impulsively switch homes for the holiday. Come for the cast that includes Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz and Jude Law. Stay for the pretty interior decor.
Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon star in this festive comedy, which questions whether a couple’s relationship can survive Four Christmases?
Jack Frost (1998)
Michael Keaton stars as a dad who comes back to life as a snowman in this saccharine family drama – not to be confused with the 18-rated horror movie of the same name, about a killer snowman.
A Christmas Story
All Ralphie wants for Christmas is a BB gun in this American festive favourite.
“Things are really coooool in Nazareth…” Martin Freeman stars in Debbie Isitt’s charming comedy about a grumpy teacher put in charge of his primary school’s nativity. The improvised hijinks from the young performers prompted the director to return for multiple sequels, but the real sparkle and shine is in this cute original.
Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger
David Tennant plays identical twins in this annoying sequel that tries its hardest to wear down your resistance. By the end, you’ll be tapping your feet, even if you hate yourself.
Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey?!
Martin Clunes replaces Martin Freeman and David Tenant as the latest hapless teacher in Debbie Isitt’s semi-improvised festive franchise, which deals with memory loss as well as a missing donkey.
New Year’s Eve
After Valentine’s Day, director/producer Garry Marshall returns to unite another star-studded ensemble of stars welcoming in the new year.
RiffTrax: I Believe In Santa Claus
RiffTrax, from the makers of Mystery Science Theatre 3000, bring their comedic riffing treatment to this cheesy Christmas classic! Santa Claus goes on a covert mission to rescue hostages with the aid of a fairy princess.
RiffTrax: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
Everyone’s favourite reindeer gets the RiffTrax treatment.
Home for Christmas (2017)
Beth Prince has always loved fairytales and now she feels like she’s finally on the verge of her own happily ever after; a dream job in a charming independent cinema by the seaside and a gorgeous boyfriend. There’s just one problem – no man has ever told her they love her. Desperate to hear those crucial three little words Beth takes matters into her own hands – and wishes she hasn’t.
Ruby Diamond (Dolly Parton), is a brassy & sassy lounge singer. When she meets an untimely demise, she is denied entrance into heaven by Saint Peter (Roddy McDowall). To earn her wings, she must find a mother for a widowed father and his family, in this endearing movie of hope and love!
Christmas Story Time: The Nutcracker
The storm is really getting bad out there. Come on in and sit by the fire, enjoy the tree, make yourself a hot cup of Cocoa and enjoy the classic tale of The Nutcracker.
Beyond Christmas (1940)
This uplifting story begins on Christmas Eve in New York City, as three elderly businessmen prepare to enjoy a festive dinner together. They receive visits from two kind-hearted strangers, each has come to return a wallet they believe one of the gentlemen has lost.
A Snow White Christmas (1980)
Snow White’s daughter takes the spotlight in this animated special, which teams her up with seven very special friends – not dwarves but giants (see what they did there?) – to stop The Evil Queen, who has returned to ruin Christmas.
Thief Rudy is to be released from jail but when his cellmate Nick dies, he takes on Nick’s identity to meet his girlfriend. They have fun until her crazy brother decides to hold up a casino where Nick worked – a heist that’s carried out while dressed as Santa Claus.
Christmas Child (2004)
A life-sized nativity leads a man to learn about his past and lost family.
A Christmas Carol (2016)
Colin Baker stars as Scrooge in this 2016 musical take on the familiar story/
While vacationing separately in small-town USA, Elwood and Nora, two of Santa’s elves, receive an urgent transmission, initiating a series of events that will change their lives, and the world, forever.
Silent film star and early 20th century legend of the stage Seymour Hicks stars in this 1935 adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie
If You Give a Mouse a Christmas Cookie is an animated holiday special based on the classic If You Give a Mouse a Cookie book series written by Laura Numeroff and illustrated by Felicia Bond. In this special, it’s holiday time and in Mouse’s house, that means Christmas cookies (including a special one for Santa, of course), carolling with friends… and one nearly-destroyed holiday pageant. Can Mouse and his animal friends save the show, without getting utterly distracted along the way? The special is written and produced by Ken Scarborough (Doug, Curious George, Martha Speaks, Arthur, and Saturday Night Live).
Ezra Jack Keats’ The Snowy Day
The Snowy Day is an animated holiday special, based on the award-winning book by Ezra Jack Keats. The book is known as one of the first picture books to feature an African-American protagonist, and has won many awards, including the Caldecott medal, and was included in the Library of Congress’ list of Books that Shaped America. The special follows Peter, a young boy in a red snowsuit, as his mother sends him on an adventure to Nana’s house to retrieve their traditional Christmas mac and cheese dinner. Enjoying the snowy day along the way, Peter encounters friends from the neighborhood, including storekeepers and bakers to the older boys he admires – and a group of a capella singers voiced by Boyz II Men.
An American Girl Story – Maryellen 1955: Extraordinary Christmas
This is the second collaboration between American Girl and Amazon and is based on American Girl’s previously launched BeForever character, Maryellen Larkin. The special is set during Christmas in 1955 in Daytona Beach, Florida, where middle child Maryellen (Alyvia Alyn Lind) longs to stand out amidst the hustle and bustle of her big, busy family. A boisterous and artistic girl, Maryellen’s adventurous spirit is sometimes at odds with the era she’s living in: when conformity was valued above individuality. When Benji (Samuel Faraci), a family friend afflicted with polio comes to stay with them and visit Daytona Beach’s hospital for care, Maryellen is inspired to help the polio patients have the best Christmas ever.
Christmas with the Coopers
John Goodman, Ed Helms and Alan Arkin lead a star-studded ensemble in this festive family comedy about the titular clan’s annual seasonal gathering.
A Christmas Slay
This horror film begins on a wintry Christmas Eve in the countryside, with the horrific murder of a loving family and the capture of a Santa Claus-obsessed killer.
An hour of festive backdrop for your living room, from a crackling fireplace to colourful light displays and snow-covered peaks.
Beverly Hills Christmas
Dean Cain stars in this seasonal story of a spoiled rich, very material teenage girl, who, with help from a guardian angel, learns that true value is found in assisting others and not in material things.
The Snow Queen (1995)
The only thing better than one Snow Queen? Two Snow Queens. This 1995 version of the fairy tale features Hugh Laurie and David Jason on vocals, as Tom and his sister find themselves crossing paths with the evil Queen and her plot to rule the world.
The Snow Queen’s Revenge (1997)
Hugh Laurie returns for this animated sequel, in which the Snow Queen gets revenge upon Ellie by – of course! – kidnapping Dimly the flying reindeer.
Frosty the Snowman
This animated TV short from 1969 was produced by Rankin/Bass and stars Jackie Vernon as the titular snowman and Jimmy Durante as, well, Jimmy Durante.
12 Dogs of Christmas 2
Mean-spirited Finneas James plans to shut down the local puppy orphanage – can Emma O’Connor save the day with a musical show? Find out in the sequel you never knew you wanted.
Friendly Monsters: A Monster Christmas
When Santa is knocked off his sleigh and arrives unexpectedly in Tom’s fireplace, Tom and his monster friends step in to help deliver the presents.
The Snow Queen (2014)
Wee orphan girl Gerda must defeat the evil Snow Queen who has taken over the kingdom and kidnapped her brother. As you do.
The First Snow of Winter
This half-hour animation from 1998 follows Sean the duck, who misses the annual migration south after an encounter with an airplane. Can his new friend, a water vole, help him survive?
True Love at Christmas
Could anything go better with Christmas than true love? This short film attempts to find the answer.
Three kids and their Dad move from L.A to Edmonton. When they go shopping at West Edmonton Mall, they find counterfeit cash. They inadvertently help catch the crooks, and later make a discovery about Santa.
The Night Before Christmas
A kind-hearted, young orphan boy and his loyal cat discover the true spirit of Christmas in this animated Yuletide tale.
A Christmas Threesome
On Christmas Eve Dave’s girlfriend has suggested some steamy festivities for the night with their friend Sarah, but Steve’s best friend shows up at his door step in the midst of a crisis…
A Christmas to Remember
Two families that hated each other for years are forced to spend Christmas together.
Christmas From Hollywood
A look into how Hollywood has treated Christmas featuring clips from classic holiday films, and Christmas carols sung by movie stars, and footage from the Hollywood Christmas parade.
The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story
Janet (Lee Remick) feels she is losing so much: her mother (Angela Lansbury), the family business, maybe even her husband. Janet dreams of Christmas in idyllic Vermont where her parents and spinster aunt (Polly Holliday) may wait in holiday warmth. When more seems lost, with her children in jeopardy, Janet searches for that secret place where we find what really matters.
Operation Christmas List
12-year-old Barney has got a plan to beat the Christmas rush and buy the entire stock of the most sought-after gift: Crabby Mousie doll. But a gang of thieves have a similar plan…
The Christmas Elves
Based on the classic tale of the Shoemaker and the Elves, Hans the shoemaker is helped by a group of mismatched elves who want to work for Santa Claus.
Christmas Cartoons: 14 Christmas Cartoon Classics
14 classic Christmas cartoons over two hours, including Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Jack Frost, Christmas Comes But Once a Year, Santa’s Surprise, Snow Foolin’, The Shanty Where Santy Claus Lives, Toy Will Be Toys, Santa’s Pocket Watch and more.
An indie comedy about the Fitzgeralds, a large Irish Catholic clan from New York, whose grown children and spouses and grandchildren have gathered for a holiday that turns out to be a far cry from the picture-postcard Currier & Ives Christmas anyone had in mind.
A Norman Rockwell Christmas Story
This film brings to life a famous Norman Rockwell painting. Samuel Cavanaugh, a Scrooge like character, revisits the frozen pond each year to relive the happier moments in his life. Michael Grant is an unhappy young boy attempting to skate with his dad’s oversized skates, who was missing in action in Korea. Their paths cross several times as our story unfolds.
Christmas with Cookie
The rude eponymous elf narrates this sci-fi comedy, which sees global warming make a desert of the North Pole in 3978, while Santa & Mrs. Claus battle angry skeletons who didn’t get what they wanted for Christmas and evil aliens try to take over the world.
Christmas with Cookie: Locked Away
In the year 3000, Cookie, the rude and obnoxiously funny elf, has just landed on the moon. He spends his first night eating cookies and reading a story about zombies called Locked Away.
Christmas with Cookie: Burning Elves Fireplace Setting
This Christmas season, give your Christmas party the perfect ambience with 3 hours of beautiful burning elves. This fireplace setting will relax you with the wonderful sounds of nature and death.
Christmas with Cookie: Cookie’s Rap
In the year 3978, Cookie, the rude and obnoxiously funny elf, raps about the story of Mr. & Mrs. Claus in the North Pole.
Santa’s Christmas Circus
Whizzo the clown takes a bunch of kids on a magic carpet ride to the North Pole to see Santa Claus, but not before the kids (members of the Johnny Miller Dance Studio) perform as circus animals in “Whizzoland.”
The American Saint Nick
The American Saint Nick tells the true story of a handful of GIs who brought Christmas back to a freshly liberated small Luxembourg town caught up in WWII.
A character-driven drama following a group of interconnected individuals over the course of one day near Christmas. Set in the inner-city, it explores themes such as crime, poverty, race, religion, and family.
Lots & Lots of Toy Trains – Model Railroading Action!
A huge collection of non-stop model railroad action, from famous displays to museums. “More trains than other videos!”
A Christmas Story Documentary: Road Trip For Ralphie
During an adventure spanning two years and two countries, two mega-fans of “A Christmas Story” set out to discover all the film’s shooting locations. Along the way they uncover forgotten facts, discover little-known locations and recover long-lost movie memorabilia.
Forest of Fantasies
On Christmas Eve, they say, the animals can talk. Peter Rosegger, one of Austria’s greatest writers, turned this legend into a magical short story about his own country childhood in Styria’s Alpine uplands.
A Lionel Christmas 2
Christmas morning memories captured in a series of incredible locations – including Rockefeller Center, a home where Christmas trains and decorations fill every room, an around-the-tree layout featuring the Polar Express, the Lionel Christmas layout on the NBC Today Show, the Christmas displays at Macy’s, Grand Central Terminal, and FAO Schwarz.
Silent Night Dead Night
Charles Dickens’ classic heart warming tale… not really. The Jewish mafia has decided to steal Scrooge’s business and ruin the holidays in this 1984 slasher flick. All the while Scrooge is visited by the three ghosts of Christmas, who attempt to show him the errors of his greedy ways.
Toy Train Christmas Memories
All aboard for a joyous Christmas ride to a land filled with toy trains, tiny lights and gaily wrapped presents.
“Happy Holidays” is a film that takes a comedic look at what happens when three childhood friends unexpectedly reunite in their Connecticut hometown right before Christmas.
Who hasn’t wanted their living to feel like it’s in a snowbound village somewhere in the woods? Well, this background film of lights, trees and, erm, sounds is just for you.
Christmas in New York
In the middle of Fox Forest, Ari, a magical boy brought into the forest for protection from the forces of evil, has vague memories of a decorated tree and the gifts exchanged on one particular day of the year… No points for guessing which day that is.
Getting to the Nutcracker
Every Christmas The Nutcracker is performed in cities around the world. What does it take to produce this timeless ballet? Witness the passion of young dancers, from auditions to the final, triumphant performance.
Headed South for Christmas
A comedic family film that follows Mackenzi, an angst-ridden 14 year old girl (Abbigaile Corrigan) whose mother died during childbirth. Mackenzie and her father Ash (David Garrett), who is a strong caring man and loves his family, partake on a journey to the quirky South Georgia town of McClellan to visit his sister Sally (Mandi Christine Kerr) for the first time since Mackenzie was little.
Can’t afford Christmas lights this year? Try putting this film on your tablet and balancing it on top of your tree.
An Old-Fashioned Christmas
An hour and a half of your favourite Christmas songs.
The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story
Janet (Lee Remick) feels she is losing so much…her beloved mother (Angela Lansbury), the family business, maybe even her husband. Janet dreams of Christmas in idyllic Vermont where her parents and spinster aunt (Polly Holliday) may wait in holiday warmth. When more seems lost, with her children in jeopardy, Janet searches for that ‘secret place’ where we find what really matters.
I’ll Be Homeless for Christmas
When a petty thief learns that his latest mark is a struggling single mother who works at a homeless shelter, he decides to use his savvy street smarts to make this Christmas one to remember for her and her young son.
Santa & Me
A mean and spoiled 13-year-old girl is turned into a “monster” by Santa. She must get a real present from a real friend by Christmas or she’ll stay a monster.
Just in Time for Christmas
Grandpa Jim is scheduled to make a guest appearance in a special Christmas program in Branson, Missouri. Backstage at the program , it is chaos–the children are out of control, and the director is out of patience. To make matters worse, Grandpa Jim’s truck breaks down on the way to the performance.
The Christmas Stallion
Sixteen year old Gwen Davies adores the horses she and her grandfather have raised on the beautiful Welsh Mountains. However, when her grandfather dies her uncle must either sell the farm to a greedy land developer, or allow Gwen to keep the farm, opening the wounds of his tragic past in the process.
A Christmas Carol
This 1960s animated version of Dickens’ classic tale aired on NBC every Thanksgiving after Macy’s Parade.
Yule Log Christmas Fireplace 10 Hours
A fireplace for your home that lasts 10 hours? This does exactly what it says on the tin.
A Christmas Carol
This 1960s animated version of Dickens’ classic tale aired on NBC every Thanksgiving after Macy’s Parade.
All Through the House (2016)
A deranged masked Santa-Slayer comes to town for some yuletide-terror. He leaves behind a bloody trail of mutilated bodies and hunts his way to the front steps of the town’s most feared and notorious home.
Mr. Bill’s Christmas Special (1994)
Mr. Bill from Saturday Night Live – no, us neither – invites you to join him and his family for Christmas Eve, with Father Sarducci stopping by for a visit.