What Christmas movies are on Amazon Prime Video UK? A complete list (2021)
James R | On 07, Dec 2021
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.
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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 rounded up the best ones here.
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.)
For all its cliches, it’s hard to resist Richard Curtis going full Richard Curtis in this rambling, uneven seasonal anthology. Shrewdly commercial yet annoyingly charming, the cast alone make it worth watching, from Emma Thompson’s bittersweet romance to Bill Nighy’s snorting pop star, while Rowan Atkinson’s cameo as a shop assistant walks away with the whole thing.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
Iron Man 3. Lethal Weapon. Shane Black seriously likes Christmas. His best December-set outing, though, is easily this post-modern film noir, which stars Robert Downey Jr. as a wannabe detective, who untangles a conspiracy worthy of Chinatown in a snow-covered LA. Darkly funny and boasting a stellar turn from Val Kilmer, this is a buddy comedy that will leave you with a festive smile on your face.
This interesting, surprisingly sweet documentary follows a group of people attending Santa college in training to becoming Santas at shopping centres during the Christmas period. The result strips away some of the magic of the season, but also has enough heart and hope to make the whole thing magical all over again.
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.
Martin Freeman stars in Debbie Isitt’s charming comedy about a grumpy teacher put in charge of his primary school’s nativity.
Idris Elba and Delroy Lindo star in this 2007 comedy about The Whitfields, who celebrate their first family Christmas together for four years. And they’re going to do it in the traditional style: with put-downs and punch-ups. With a strong cast and a toe-tapping soundtrack, the result an enjoyable family outing that deserves to be on your annual festive playlist.
A Christmas Gift from Bob
A struggling street musician finds himself the target of an animal welfare investigation that threatens to take away his beloved cat at Christmas.
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.
Christmas with the Kranks
A talented cast help to redeem this festive comedy with a heart in the wrong place.
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.
A Bad Moms Christmas
Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell and Kathryn Hahn reunite for this frank comedy about three under-appreciated and over-burdened moms as they rebel against the challenges and expectations of Christmas in hopes of creating a more perfect holiday for their families.
My Dad’s Christmas Date
Two years after the death of her mum, Jules is struggling to cope. Desperate to find someone with whom she can talk, Jules decides to register her grieving dad, David, for online dating without his knowledge. Sparks fly in this Christmas comedy as Jules comes to learn that her old dad is better than any new mum.
Bo, a brave donkey, and his animal friends go on the adventure of their dreams in this animated take on the Nativity story.
Office Christmas Party
Elaborate corporate festivities spiral out of control in this comedy from the directors of Blades of Glory, Josh Gordon and Will Speck, and starring Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston and Kate McKinnon.
Grumpy Cat’s Worst Christmas Ever
Aubrey Plaza lends her voice to everyone’s favourite feline meme in this festive comedy about a lonely cat that’s hopelessly unsellable in the shopping mll’s pet store. Available from 12th December 2021.
The Lost Prince
Djibi dotes on his daughter Sofia and their cherished bedtime stories ritual, where their fairytale adventures come to life starring him as the heroic Prince Charming. Until she starts to grow up and he is no longer the hero of her stories. Michel Hazanavicius directs this festive film starring Omay Sy and Bérénice Bejo. Available until 14th December 2021
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.
Bad Santa 2
Billy Bob Thornton returns for this comedy sequel, which sees Willie Soke team up with his teen sidekick to knock off a charity on Christmas Eve.
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.
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.
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).
The Snowy Day
An animated holiday special based on the award-winning book by Ezra Jack Keats. It 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 neighbourhood, 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 in Wonderland
Three kids and their Dad move from LA 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.
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.
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.
Isobel plans a storybook Christmas with her boyfriend, including a cottage in the Northwest and a bucket list of holiday traditions. But when he goes AWOL, the list proves challenging and a tempting new romance turns her life upside down.
A Bride for Christmas
A single man tries to win a bet by getting a woman recovering from a broken engagement to marry him by Christmas.
Hearts of Christmas
When a beloved neonatal intensive care unit supervisor is forced to take early retirement, her young colleague, Jenny, decides to turn the upcoming staff Christmas party into a surprise celebration for her. But the plan is complicated by the hospital’s new CFO who’s been tasked to cut costs.
Christmas at Pemberley Manor
As Christmas approaches, an event planner is sent to a small town to organise a festival but finds a billionaire in the process of selling the estate she hoped to use as a venue. Before long, the unlikely pair begins falling for each other.
Tyler Perry’s a Madea Christmas
Madea serves up her own brand of Christmas Spirit when she gets coaxed into joining a friend and her family in the country for the holidays.
His and Her Christmas
Tom runs a big-time rag that tries to buy out a smaller newspaper, but a Christmas column by reporter Liz saves the struggling paper from the takeover. Tom writes a competing column. However, the rivalry soon turns to passion and they have a holiday romance.
A Family for the Holidays
Miranda leaves Seattle to join her family in Carlton Heath, where she will experience the traditions she missed as a child and Ian, a local man who helped her searched for her father, James Whitcomb. This Christmas, she fears the warm welcome she received from the Whitcomb family will soon turn cold when she receives an anonymous text that threatens to expose her identity.
Six New Yorkers – including a heartless real estate tycoon (Patrick Stewart), a crass HR manager (Max Casella), his ex-employee (Jon Heder) and a cynical doctor (Gary Cole- Pineapple Express) – get trapped in an elevator on Christmas Eve.
My Christmas Dream
A career-driven department store window designer takes a job in Paris and forgets the true meaning of Christmas until a boy and his dad shed light on the true meaning of Christmas.
One Christmas Eve
A newly divorced mum has unexpected adventures on the night before Christmas.
On Strike for Christmas
Sick of being taken for granted by her husband Stephen (David Sutcliffe) and her sons, Joy Robertson (Daphne Zuniga) organises a holiday protest which quickly earns the supportof most of the women in town.
A Hobo’s Christmas (1987)
A man experiencing homelessness (Barnard Hughes) hops a freight to Salt Lake City to be with his estranged son and grandchildren after realising he doesn’t have many Christmases left.
Melanie (Lacey Chabert) is running her own bakery and dating a handsome CEO, Justin. Although things seem perfect when Justin asks Melanie to spend the holidays together at his beautiful lake house upstate-and meet his mother, Melanie finds herself spending more time with Justin’s best friend and loyal assistant, Dean, who just might be harbouring a secret crush on her.
A Very Country Christmas
Jeannette Williams is a busy single parent, trying to make the best life for her and her daughter. With no time to follow current celebirty gossip, Jeannette is unaware when a country superstar retreats to her small town to escape the intrusive paparazzi. A chance meeting between the two have them both letting down their guard and opening their hearts to the possibility for romance.
It’s Christmas Eve in the sleepy town of Rockford when Sheriff Rick Langston arrests a mysterious man who resembles Santa Claus. However, when the townspeople’s Christmas wishes all start to come true, the sheriff begins to wonder if this jolly old man just might be the real deal. Starring Dean Cain.
Call Me Claus (2009)
When ruthless TV executive Lucy Cullins (Whoopi Goldberg), hires an actor named Nick (Nigel Hawthorne) to play Santa Claus for a TV network, she gets more than she bargained for. Nick really is Santa Claus, and he faces mandatory retirement after 200 years on the job. Nick must find his replacement by Christmas Eve or the world will face dire consequences.
The Grump Who Stole Christmas
Larry the Reindeer thinks he can fill Santas shoes but he is about to get more than he bargained for. When a wicked Grump, accompanied by his robot sidekick Clank, casts a spell that allows Larry to switch places with Santa, the future of Christmas rests in one reindeer’s hooves.
The Santa Trap
A community has mixed feelings over Santa’s permanent residence in their small town.
A Different Kind of Christmas
What is like to grow up with a dad who truly believes he’s Santa Claus? For Elizabeth Gates (Shelley Long) every kid’s dream was her worst nightmare…and it’s not over when Dad returns just in time to complicate her run for mayor. Based on a true story.
Santa Who? (2000)
The real Santa Claus (Leslie Nielsen) tumbles out of his sleigh and develops amnesia. He soon comes across a jaded TV reporter who is his only hope for getting his memory back in time to save the holiday.
In this 2005 horror, Santa is a demon who lost a bet with an angel, so he becomes the giver of toys and happiness – but when the bet is off, he returns to his evil ways.
Santa’s enemy is determined to steal Santa’s secrets for himself. The only person who can stop them is Bernard, an elf who dreams big. Time-travelling hijinks ensue in this animation starring Martin Freeman.
I Believe in Santa Claus
Santa Claus goes on a covert mission to rescue some hostages with the aid of a fairy princess and a couple of child soldiers. Kris Kringle nearly gets devoured by an alligator and Simon (our hero) nearly gets devoured by an ogre…
I Sam Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
After a boy sees a man in Santa Claus suit kissing his mother, he thinks that the real Santa wants to replace his father, so he goes to prank-war with him.
Santa’s Little Yelpers
A boy befriends a litter of homeless Golden Retrievers. Together, they help stop a bank robbery just in time for Christmas.
My Adventures with Santa
Christmas in the Nolan household isn’t what it used to be and on a last minute shopping trip with Dad, the family enters an enchanted store only to discover a dazzling snow globe with magical powers. Starring Barbara Eden, Denise Richards and Patrick Muldoon.
The Legend of Santa
This festive documentary shows how today’s Santa is a fusion of cultures and traditions around the world.
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
Martian ruler Kimar is upset that the children of Mars are lazy and under the influence of too much pop culture from Earth – and so Kimar orders the kidnapping of Santa Claus hoping he will know how to cheer the children up again. This notorious sci-fi Christmas mash-up from 1964 is a favourite of Mystery Science Theater 3000.
A Christmas Wish
America is in the midst of the Depression, and the Kamp family is struggling to get by, especially after Mrs. Kamp’s untimely death. But when her father brings home one dollar in change and lets the children use it to buy special gifts for each other, the Kamps come to find that money isn’t what fills Christmas with joy, love, and miracles
A Wonderful Christmas
With Mom expecting a new baby and Dad facing work challenges, young Josie takes it upon herself to make sure the family is able to have a wonderful Christmas.
K9 Christmas: Scoot & Kassie’s Christmas Adventure
Kassie rescues Scoot, a former K-9 police dog, who becomes her best friend and companion. When two men turn up to work at her Dad’s bank, Kassie finds out they are crooks with plans to get their hands on all the money and ruin Christmas for everyone. Can they catch the crooks and save Christmas? Luke Perry and Ariana Bagley star.
Sparks fly between a famous model and a farmer with a young daughter when she visits her childhood home. The town is in danger of losing their beloved Santaland festival, but could something change its fate?
An Oddsville Christmas
A young girl and her two friends from the exceptionally strange land of Oddsville make plans to celebrate Christmas together, but when she is late to pick them up from the train station, the pair wander out on their own leading to a delightful series of hilarious mishaps, inventions, and flights of fancy – until they find their little friend, who (spoiler alert) shows them the true meaning of Christmas.
10 Hours for Christmas
With divorced parents, Julia, Miguel and Bia got used to spending Christmas with an incomplete family. After an unplanned complications at their mother’s job, they decide to surprise their parents with a Christmas dinner – can their bring them closer together again?
Pete the Cat: A Very Groovy Christmas
Pete and the gang want to find the Christmas Cat so that they can get some cool presents, but encounter obstacles along the way and realise it’s better to give than to get.
The Legend of the Christmas Witch
By day Paola is a schoolteacher but at night she turns into the Christmas Witch, a magical creature who brings gifts to good children on Little Christmas Eve. One night she disappears, kidnapped by Mr. Johnny, a cruel Toymaker whose childhood was ruined by the Witch and now seeks revenge. Six brave students learn her secret and embark on a rescue mission. Can they save Paola, and Christmas? Michael Soavi directs.