We’re getting down to the wire here, folks, only two weeks until Christmas, which means it’s time to fill up the queue with holiday movies. Netflix, Hulu, and Prime have got a good assortment of sweet and sour; we, of course, lean more towards the sour. Here are our picks of the best of what’s streaming at the festive moment.
If you’re gonna watch a Christmas movie, y’know, watch a Christmas movie. This 1954 musical comedy romance from director Michael Curtiz (who also helmed a little something called Casablanca) jumps off of the title tune, which star Bing Crosby first sang in Holiday Inn, to tell the story of two Army-buddy entertainers doing a Christmas week gig at their old commanding offier’s resort, and falling in love, and getting into trouble, etc. Look, nobody watches White Christmas for the plot; queue it up for Crosby and Kaye’s chemistry, the unforgettable “Sisters” number by Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen, and the general good vibes. (Available on Netflix.)