Best 90s Christmas Movies

These are the Best 90s Christmas movies, including family-friendly favorites, romances, and holiday action movies. The 90s had them all!

Some of the greatest Christmas movies of all time came out of the 90s! The great classics, like Home Alone, The Santa Clause, and A Muppet Christmas Carol are all 1990s releases. But beyond those classic favorites, there are so many more fantastic Christmas and holiday movies. This is a list of some of the best 90s Christmas movies.

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The All-Time Best 90s Christmas Movies

Home Alone

A young boy, Kevin McAllister, is accidentally left home alone at Christmas. He defends his home against burglars using booby traps. Watch on Disney Plus

The Santa Clause

A workaholic dad has lost his Christmas magic and a real relationship with his son. Until he’s involved in an accident that results in him becoming Santa Claus. His new job helps him bond with his son and embrace a new life. Watch on Disney Plus

Jingle All the Way

A distracted dad, Arnold Schwarzenegger, puts off his Christmas shopping off until the last minute. Now, he can’t find the sold-out toy he promised his son for Christmas. Watch on Hulu

I’ll Be Home for Christmas

Jonathan Taylor Thomas plays a college student that gets stranded in the desert with no money on his way home for Christmas. Watch on Disney Plus

Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

A little girl and a lawyer must convince the world that a department store Santa is the real deal. Watch on Disney Plus

The Nutcracker (1993)

This film version of The Nutcracker ballet is a mixture of film meets stage production, plus Macaulay Culkin. It’s definitely a must-watch, especially if you can’t make it to a live performance. Rent on AppleTV+

A Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppet’s version of the story of Ebeneezer Scrooge. Way less scary for younger audiences! Watch on Disney Plus

Best 90s Christmas Movies for Families

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Bored of his life, Jack Skellington sets out to spread Christmas joy. But his antics put Santa in danger and terrify children everywhere. Watch on Disney Plus

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Kevin McAllister is lost again, this time in New York City. And the Wet Bandits are after him again! Watch on Disney Plus

Home Alone 3

Alex Pruitt is home alone with chicken pox when criminals show up at his house looking for a top-secret computer chip. Full of the same antics as the original Home Alone with a new star and villains. Watch on Disney Plus

Mickey’s Once Upon a Christmas

A collection of heartwarming Christmas tales starring Mickey Mouse and all of his friends. Watch on Disney Plus

Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

Mrs. Potts tells the story of Belle’s first Christmas in the castle, back when the prince was still the Beast. (The villain may be a little scary for young kids). Watch on Disney Plus

Christmas Every Day

Billy Jackson is forced to relive his terrible Christmas over and over again thanks to his little sister’s Christmas wish. Starring Erik von Detten, this 90s Christmas movie was a made-for-television favorite! Watch on Freeform with a cable subscription

To Grandmother’s House We Go

It’s not the 90s without Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen! In this holiday movie the twins take an exciting adventure to Grandmother’s house! Rent on Amazon Prime Video

It’s Christmastime Again Charlie Brown

More holiday stories starring The Peanuts based on the popular comic strip. Watch on Apple TV Plus

Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving

A series of holiday stories about friendship and family starring Winnie the Pooh and all of his friends. Rent on Apple TV

Best 90s Christmas Movies Romances

A Holiday Romance

A small-town music teacher (Naomi Judd) becomes an inspiration to her community. Watch on Peacock

The Preacher’s Wife

A preacher struggling with self-doubt at Christmas is visited by an angel. However, the angel (Denzel Washington) becomes distracted by the preacher’s beautiful wife (Whitney Houston). Rent on Amazon Prime Video

While You Were Sleeping

A romantic comedy starring Sandra Bullock about a woman that finds love after pretneding to be engaged to a man in a coma. (Watch on Disney Plus)

One Special Night

Two strangers, played by James Garner and Julie Andrews, are stranded together during a snowstorm. Watch on Peacock

Best 90s Christmas Movies Comedies

Mixed Nuts

A Nora Ephron film starring Steve Martin about a crisis hotline business on an unusual night during the holidays. Rent on Amazon Prime Video

All I Want for Christmas

Two kids ask Santa to reunite their divorced parents for Christmas. Rent on Amazon Prime Video

Trapped In Paradise

Residents of a friendly town in Pennsylvania ruin 3 brothers’ plan to rob a bank on Christmas Eve. Starring Nicolas Cage, Dana Carvey, and Jon Lovitz. Rent on Amazon Prime Video

90s Christmas Movies Action

Die Hard 2

John McClane is at it again! This time he has to stop a group of rogue military operatives that have taken over Dulles International Airport in Washington D.C. on Christmas Eve. Watch on Hulu with a Starz Subscription

Batman Returns

Batman works to takedown The Penguin as he wreaks havoc on Gotham. He’s interrupted by the appearance of Catwoman. This Batman film takes place at Christmas time. Watch on HBO Max

The Ref

A burglar takes a bickering couple hostage on Christmas Eve. Rent on Amazon Prime Video

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