From timeless classics to brand new stuff like Bill Murray’s online-only Christmas special, cord cutters are more than covered for Christmas.
With a streaming setup at home, you don’t have to worry about missing A Charlie Brown Christmas or whatever your family’s holiday classic of choice is. Likewise, you don’t have to wait for a commercial break in order to refill the communal popcorn bowl; just hit pause, do what you need to do then pick up right where you left off.
In this week’s Cut the Cord column, we’re going to take a look at some of the best holiday specials and movies available online to help make the season a little more special.
Do you use Hulu? They have made a great page that lists all the Holiday shows and movies available. From some of the newest Christmas episodes of your favorite shows to specials like The Great Holiday Baking Show and overwrought movies that play on the ol’ heartstrings like Coming Home for Christmas and A Christmas Wish, there is something for everyone here.
Another great thing about cutting the cord is that you’ll find classics that you may have thought you would never see again. Here are just a couple.
Andy Williams touched the hearts of millions worldwide. In this three program series, experience a collection of unforgettable performances from Andy’s Emmy Award-winning television series, Andy’s favorite duets with a spectacular array of stars and the best of Andy’s famous Christmas Shows.
This Christmas Special is packed full of comedy and music from 50 incredible classic stars like Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. This hit of Christmas nostalgia brings it all back again.
As we said, these are just two classics from a huge offering on Amazon Prime Video. A quick search for Christmas turns up a ton of great stuff, much of it free to stream for Prime members.
Netflix has a ton of great Christmas movies and shows. From classics like the 1938 A Christmas Carol starring Alastair Sim to Netflix Originals Like A Very Murray Christmas. We could go on and on, talking about movies like I’ll Be Home For Christmas to Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas. Just do a quick search and see a bunch of great holiday content bubble up.
Classic TV Christmas Specials
This year ABC has made this classic Peanuts special from 1963 free on their site. No longer will you have to buy it online or wait for it to be on over the air TV; you can watch this great special whenever you want it.
This family classic is now available on Amazon Video. It really is a good, old fashioned Christmas down on the farm… and it’s true that a little over-eating never did you any harm.
Watch it burn
Get the ambiance of a burning yule log with none of the accidentally burning down your house downside.
This is a whole, big category unto itself: A burning log filmed in glorious HD, looped, maybe with music in the background.
The Merry Yule Log (With Music) (Amazon Prime Instant Video)
Fireplace for your Home presents Crackling Fireplace (Without Music) (Amazon Prime Instant Video)
A Christmas Fireplace (Hulu)
A Fireplace For Your Home With Music (Netflix)
100 minutes Best Christmas music 2015 + Best Full HD Fireplace 1080p (YouTube)
Nick Offerman’s ‘Yule Log’ (YouTube)
This is just a small sampling of all the great Christmas stuff that is available to stream online. Do you know of some great holiday classic? Or maybe a new one streaming online? Share the knowledge in the comments below!