Christmas Entertainment at Home

Bella Arnotti, Staff Writer

As we enter the holiday season, our favorite Christmas activities will become available to us all. The stores will start selling gingerbread houses and Christmas pajamas, and families will prepare presents to be put under the tree, but most importantly, the television networks and streaming services will begin running Christmas movies.

The most popular channel for Christmas originals is Hallmark. Hallmark is notorious for its series of holiday movies, most recently featuring actress Candace Cameron, who is best known for her time on the show, Full House.

While Hallmark has its original movies, there are other channels that play Christmas movies as well. ABC has its ABC “Home for the Holidays”s event where they play Christmas episodes of ABC shows such as “General Hospital” and “The Goldberg’s,” as well as the “Great Christmas Light Fight.”

Freeform, formally known as ABC family, has their “25 days of Christmas” movie event where, for the 25 days leading up to Christmas, they run all your favorite Christmas classics such as “Disney’s A Christmas Carol,” “Home Alone,” and “Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas.”

In 2020, we are not limited to just what runs on the TV. We have streaming platforms like Hulu, Netflix, and even Disney+ that feature some of your favorite Christmas movies as well. Netflix has a wide selection of Christmas movies to choose from, including the live action Grinch and the 2018 animated version, along with many other holiday favorites.

Hulu is another option where you can find your Christmas entertainment. Although Hulu does not have as many movie options, Hulu does have access to Christmas shows, like “The Holiday Baking Competition”, as well as Christmas episodes of your favorite TV shows.

Disney+ has been out for a little over a year at this point, having been released on November 12th of 2019, and it has many Disney original movies as well as other Christmas movies owned by Disney. This includes “Good Luck Charlie It’s Christmas,” “Olaf’s Frozen Adventure,”  “Noelle,” and “12 Dates of Christmas” as well as all the “Home Alone” movies and “The Santa Clause” series.

All these resources for your holiday season entertainment, from ABC to Netflix, as well as many other television stations on your cable box. Have a Merry Christmas and a happy new year with these holiday classics.