Here’s our Christmas movie lineup – all the movies we love and how I aim to watch them all for FREE. Share your must-watch holiday movies in the comment section below.
There’s nothing quite like a holiday-movie marathon to add to the magic of the season. Most of the time we keep tech to a minimum but our December is filled with cuddles on the couch watching the classics.
Christmas Movie Lineup: My Strategy
If you don’t already have the DVD (and still own a DVD player for that matter), my strategy is trying to keep our holiday movie marathons totally free! I know this will be different for all of us. We have Telus cable and I’ve noted beside each movie title where I found all of our fave movies to watch.
As of about a week ago, I sought out our faves and made sure I scheduled them for recording ahead of time. Many of our favourites often play on regular cable in December. What I do is first check Netflix. If the movie I’m searching for isn’t there then do a search on cable. I typically find it here and record it. This way we can watch it all season long for free. If it’s not on regular cable, I then check Crave through Telus, and then my last resort is paying On Demand.
Christmas Movies I Love To Watch Solo
I’m a rom-com lover so there’s nothing quite like curling up with a giant bowl of popcorn and a glass of wine (Hello, Olivia Pope) and getting all the feels from some magical Christmas romance. Here are my faves:
- Love Actually– Found this one for FREE on Crave through Telus.
- The Holiday– recorded this one (FREE) through cable.
- The Family Stone– only available On Demand.
- The Family Man– only available On Demand.
- Four Christmases– only available On Demand.
- Serendipity– only available On Demand.
Christmas Movies We Watch As A Family (Or Just Me and My Hubs)
- One Magic Christmas– only available On-Demand.
- Polar Express– recorded this one (FREE) through cable.
- Elf- recorded this one (FREE) through cable.
- Home Alone (1&2)– available on cable but no recording, Also available On-Demand.
- The Grinch– FREE on Crave through Telus.
- Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer– recorded this one (FREE) through cable.
- An Elf’s Story– (I still cannot find this one anywhere)! Any ideas?
- Miracle on 34 Street– recorded FREE on cable.
- A Christmas Story– recorded FREE on cable.
- Christmas Vacation– On-Demand only.
Share your comments below! What’s your favourite holiday movie and what is your ritual for watching it?
Yvonne Bienias says
The Santa Clause! That’s my true favourite.
Try the library for ones you can’t find for free on TV! I NEVER pay to rent movies although it can take some patience for the new releases!
So smart!! Thanks for the tip!