What Christmas movies are on Amazon Prime Video UK? A complete list (2019)
Staff Reporter | On 24, Dec 2019Reading time: 15 mins
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 Love Actually, there’s also “Lots & Lots of Toy Trains” and “I’ll Be Homeless for Christmas”. But the good news? 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 some of the naughtier at the bottom:
OH MY GOD, SANTA’S COMING! (See our reasons why Elf is one of the best Christmas movies of modern times.)
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. (Read our full review.)
Richard Curtis’ unabashedly sentimental anthology of love stories set during the festive season works better as a cinematic Advent Calendar than a film, what with its questionable men and apparent obsession with turtleneck jumpers. But with a cast that includes Alan Rickman, Bill Nighy, Hugh Grant dancing and the national treasure that is Emma Thompson, this just-one-more-rewatch rom-com has become a hard-to-resist ritual that wins you over every December. (Read our full review)
The Night Before
Three best friends set out to find the Nutcracka Ball – the Holy Grail of Christmas parties – and enter a night of debauchery and hilarity.
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.
Deck the Halls
All Steve (Matthew Broderick) wants to do is live a calm, ordered life in his small New England town. But his new neighbor, Buddy (Danny DeVito), has other plans this Christmas, as he creates a holiday light display bright enough to be seen from space.
Jack Frost (1997)
This dubious 18-rated horror sees a town terrorised by a killer snowman – not to be confused with the sentimental 1998 drama starring Michael Keaton about a dad who comes back to life as a snowman.
A Christmas Story (2016)
Growing up in an orphanage, young Julius has always been a bit of an outsider. However, one day he is transported to a frosty and enchanted world where, with the help of Herman the marzipan pig and Sophina the glass angel, he sets off to save Santa from the wicked hands of Crampus.
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.
Martin Freeman stars in Debbie Isitt’s charming comedy about a grumpy teacher put in charge of his primary school’s nativity.
Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger
David Tennant plays identical twins in this sequel that, despite your resistance, will leave you tapping your feet.
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.
While visiting his New Jersey hometown during Christmas, music executive Chris (Ryan Reynolds, Deadpool) comes face-to-face with his old high school crush whom he was best friends with – a woman whose rejection of him years previously turned him into a ferocious womaniser.
From the director of Mad Max: Fury Road comes this charmingly upbeat tail of tap-dancing penguins, starring Elijah Wood.
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.
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!
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.
Christmas Child (2004)
A life-sized nativity leads a man to learn about his past and lost family.
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.
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 12 Dogs of Christmas
A widowed and out of work father reluctantly sends his daughter to stay with her aunt in a town that has outlawed dogs. On her way to school one day she finds a puppy and decides to keep it, despite the dog catcher close on her tail. She now has to get to the bottom of what is happening to all the dogs and at the same time charm the mayor with the most memorable Christmas pageant ever.
True Love at Christmas
Could anything go better with Christmas than true love? This short film attempts to find the answer.
Christmas in Wonderland
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.
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…
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.
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.”
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.
Toy Train Christmas Memories
All aboard for a joyous Christmas ride to a land filled with toy trains, tiny lights and gaily wrapped presents.
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.
An Old-Fashioned Christmas
An hour and a half of your favourite Christmas songs.
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 (1969)
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.
A Christmas Carol (1971)
Alistair Sim stars as the old bitter miser who learns real compassion when three spirits visit him on Christmas Eve.
A Christmas Carol (1999)
Patrick Stewart and Richard E. Grant star in this take on the festive classic, available with Amazon Prime until 30th December 2019.
A Christmas Carol (2018)
Billionaire Ebenezer Scrooge has made work his only focus since the passing of his childhood friend Marley. On Christmas Eve, after an eventful day of sackings, cancelled Christmas bonuses and even higher profits; Scrooge is visited by three ghosts…
A Christmas Carol (1970)
Albert Finney stars in this musical retelling of Charles Dickens’ novel about a miser taken on a journey of self-redemption.
Slay Belles (2018)
On Christmas Eve, three cosplaying women accidentally unleash Krampus and team up with Santa Claus to save the world.