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Best 10 free Christmas movies on YouTube in 2022

With Christmas coming, here're best 10 free Christmas movies on YouTube you don't want to miss. Let see if below listed movies can bring back your holiday memory.

Elma Ellis Updated on Dec 14, 2022 9:20 PM

Family movie night during the holidays is likely intertwined with some of your fondest Christmastime recollections. There's something about seeing a Christmas film that makes everyone smile. Of course, everyone knows that the best Christmas movies can be found on the Hallmark Channel, but what if you want to watch a film and feel holiday spirit online?

Nowadays, we have plentiful steaming platforms available. Disney+ has a ton of holiday films, Netflix has loads of humor for the season, and HBO Max is full of benevolence. However, there's no better options than watching Christmas movies on YouTube without spending a dime. For a rundown, see below:

2022 Christmas Movie List

1. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (2008)

  • Genre:TV Movie, Drama, Romance
  • Director:Michael Scott
  • Stars:Henry Winkler, Warren Christie, Brooke Burns, Connor Christopher Levins.
  • Rating:7/10 IMDb
  • Running time:1h 28m
  • YouTube link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcbJXbBy1RY

Christmas romance comedies are about as subtle as tinsel on a tree, but "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" manages to be lovely, charming, and guaranteed to make you feel in the holiday spirit despite its very evident nature. Jennifer (Brooke Burns), a busy single mother, wants Christmas to be done in a special way for her kid. But everything changes when her Uncle Ralph (Henry Winkler) arrives, accompanied by a charming stranger, Morgan (Warren Christie), whom he met on the plane. Jennifer eventually likes Morgan, despite her initial hostility. However, the situation is aggravated by the fact that her long-term boyfriend has a strong adverse reaction to Morgan. Burns portrays the career-driven single mother without being a total cliché, and Christie does the easy-going traveler just as well. As a result, you have a chalk and cheese pairing that makes perfect sense. Although the story is a little predictable, it is saved by its charming characters and sharp banter, and it is impossible to watch it without feeling the love, enchantment, and joy of the holiday season.

2. Christmas Story (2007)

  • Genre:Family, Holiday, Drama, Fantasy
  • Director:Juha Wuolijoki
  • Stars:Hannu-Pekka Björkman, Otto Gustavsson, Kari Väänänen, Minna Haapkylä, Mikko Leppilampi, Jonas Rinne
  • Rating:7/10 IMDb
  • Running time:1h 23m
  • YouTube link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nWeRdDansA

The Joulutarina, or "Christmas Story" in Finnish, is a folktale about the origins of Santa Claus. If you are seeking a Christmas film that deviates from the typical and expected stereotypes, this is the one for you. Once upon a time in ancient Lapland, Finland, a Christmas myth was born. When his parents and sister perish in a late-December icefall in a small fishing village, Nikolas (Jonas Rinne), the kid, is made a ward of the neighborhood. It's Christmastime, so all the minimal families pitch in to take care of the boy for a year. In appreciation for the hospitality, he always leaves behind a wooden carving for the kids. This is more of a neo-mythological retelling than a traditional retelling of the origins of the Father Christmas legend.

3.A Christmas Carol (2009)

The adaptation of Dickens's beloved classic is a motion-capture animated film offered in 2D and 3D, adapted and directed by Robert Zemeckis, who was careful to maintain the film's Christmas theme through every facet of production. Jim Carrey doesn't just play an elderly miser, he also plays Scrooge as a jovial, youthful apprentice. Ebenezer Scrooge chastises his loyal clerk and happy nephew for their positive outlook on Christmas, despite the fact that London is eagerly awaiting its arrival. After that, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his dead business partner, who foretells that three ghosts will appear to him that night. The spirits guide Scrooge through his past, present, and future in an effort to soften his cynicism. One thing that parents really want from a family film is something that's amusing for kids, and "A Christmas Carol" delivers on that front.

4.Miracle on 34th street (1994)

  • Genre: Kids & Family, Holiday, Fantasy
  • Director:Les Mayfield
  • Stars:Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott, Mara Wilson.
  • Rating: 6.6/10 IMDb
  • Running time:1h 54m
  • YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvX5umn2nG0

The 1947 film "Miracle on 34th Street" can never really be replaced, but this contemporary adaptation, directed by Les Mayfield, is a pleasant, delicate, decent film that honors the original without trying to make things flashy and opportunistic. Susan Walker (Mara Wilson), age 6, shares her mother Dorey's (Elizabeth Perkins) skepticism about the Santa Claus concept. Dorey hires a man with the peculiar name of Kris Kringle (Richard Attenborough), who purports to be Santa himself, to pose with children at Macy's. His claims are laughed at, and he is threatened with being locked up, but a young lawyer, Susan, and Dorey come to his defense. The film "Miracle on 34th Street" does not apologize for its emotional, deceptive, and nostalgic qualities. The original's magic has been dampened but not entirely lost.

5.A Christmas memory (1997)

Truman Capote's 1956 "Mademoiselle Magazine" short piece "A Christmas Memory" inspired Hallmark's 1997 period drama. After his parents split in the Anxiety South, creative and energetic little Buddy (Eric Lloyd) is sent to live with his quirky, elderly cousins (Piper Laurie) in a sprawling country mansion. Sook (Patty Duke), Buddy's mentally retarded cousin and an adult, becomes his greatest friend because of his electrifying youthful spirit. They got into a lot of hilarious and exciting adventures together before eventually breaking up. It's a melancholy story, but towards the end, you'll be glad you saw "A Christmas Memory."

6. On the second day of Christmas (1997)

  • Genre: Holiday, Romance, Comedy
  • Director: James Frawley
  • Stars:Mary Stuart Masterson, Lauren Pratt, Mark Ruffalo, David Hewlett, James Purcell
  • Rating: 6.1/10 IMDb
  • Running time:1h 36m
  • YouTube link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKMjKTkFBAw

A fantastic Christmas tale that affects not only two but even three people is On the Second Day of Christmas. People are not always what they seem to be at first glance, and sometimes it helps to learn more about them. As Trish (Mary Stuart Masterson) and her six-year-old niece Patsy made their living as pickpockets, the plot progressed. However, when they endeavor to take advantage of Christmas customers with large wallets, they encounter a small problem: Bert, a security guard at a department store (Mark Ruffalo), captures them throughout the act. Although the business owner wants them to be arrested, he chooses to wait until after Christmas.

7.Richie Rich's Christmas wish (1998)

  • Genre:  Kids & Family, Holiday, Comedy
  • Director:John Murlowski
  • Stars: David Gallagher, Eugene Levy, Keene Curtis, Jake Richardson
  • Rating:   4 /10 IMDb
  • Running time:1h 24m
  • YouTube link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6-ry--RbYgY

"Richie Rich's Christmas Wish" is a comical adventure for you if you want a mashup of "Back to the Future" and "It's a Wonderful Life" with some slapstick action thrown in! Richie Rich (David Gallagher) wishes he didn't exist when his naughty cousin Reggie Van Dough (Jake Richardson) blames him for a sleigh disaster. Richie's wish is granted when a wishing machine created by professor Keenbean (Eugene Levy) mysteriously transports him to another dimension where Reggie reigns supreme. For everything to return to normal, Richie needs to track down Professor Keenbean and the wishing machine. Despite the film's length, kids should find some humor in Richie's antics.

8.A smoky mountain Christmas (1986)

In the 1986 television movie "A Smoky Mountain Christmas," Dolly Parton plays a country singer who travels to Tennessee's Smoky Mountains for the holidays in order to escape her luxurious lifestyle. But when she realizes the secluded home she's visiting has become a nest of squatter orphans, antics follow involving a terrifying mountain guy (Lee Majors), a judge (John Ritter), and a disgruntled witch, while she battles off photographers and a flock of worthless government personnel. A handful of Parton's songs are incorporated into the narrative in an excellent way. Even the witch's shape-shifting special effects are very fantastic. Excellent movie to play and watch without paying much attention to as everyone is winding down from Christmas dinner. In general, good clean fun for the entire family.

9. Mary Christmas (2002)

  • Genre: Holiday, Drama
  • Director:John Schneider
  • Stars:John Schneider, Cynthia Gibb, Tom Bosley, Daniel Roebuck, Renee Ridgeley.
  • Rating: 6.6/10 IMDb
  • Running time:1h 37m
  • YouTube link:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2P7EsZSY4B4

A reporter's boss pushes her to write a Christmas narrative in this flick. She puts forth a lot of effort, yet it would be completely inaccurate to describe her as hardheaded. She is kind to everyone, including her obnoxious employer. But she hates that she has to do these "soft news" pieces every week. But her contract has expired, and if she doesn't start turning in solid work, she might be out of work. She has been assigned to write a piece about a man who spends Christmas as a single parent. All of the romance in the best Christmas stories begins with a lonely little girl sending a letter to Santa or a famous TV personality penning a letter to Santa that is read on a news program. Be sure to watch "Mary Christmas" if you're in the mood for the kind of holiday cheer that only the best Christmas films can provide.

10. Christmas for a Dollar (2013)

  • Genre: Holiday, Drama
  • Director:John Lyde
  • Stars:Brian Krause, Nancy Stafford, Danielle C. Ryan, Heather Beers, Ethan Hunt
  • Rating: 6.9/10 IMDb
  • Running time:1h 41m
  • YouTube link:https://https://youtu.be/tZVS4xF_DvY

A film like "Christmas for a Dollar" is the epitome of its genre, succeeding where others fail at both family entertainment and religious cinema. Set in 1934, during the height of the Great Depression, the film follows the Kamp family as they deal with the loss of their matriarch and the on-going effects of Norman's (Jacob Buster) polio, as well as William's (Brian Krause) struggle to provide for his children on his own. Older children try their best to provide for the family, while younger children have the hardest time facing a gloomy future. The siblings anticipate a gift-free Christmas due to the family's rising debt from Norman's polio treatment. Family watching of "Christmas for a Dollar" is recommended for the holiday season because of the film's powerfully positive and uplifting message.

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