On the TV screen, the war for Christmas viewership has already begun. From Lifetime and Hallmark, who jump straight from Halloween fare to original Christmas movies without stopping for turkey, to Netflix and Amazon, who stream Christmas films both old and new, the deluge of Christmas content is bigger than ever this year. And viewers won't even need to leave the house. These Christmas movies on Amazon are the best rentals of the season, with family-friendly viewing for all.
There is tons of Christmas stuff on Netflix, but unlike Amazon, the streaming service once known for red envelope deliveries has turned its focus inward, aiming to add new films to the holiday lineup, instead of relying on older fare. This leaves services like Amazon prime rentals to pick up the slack, as their library gains more titles as Netflix lets them go.
It works great as a business model, since the more viewers use Prime to stream rentals, the more they'll also use it for Amazon music, and perhaps a couple of DVD purchases, and hey, did anyone check to see if there are paper towels?
In that way, Amazon has become the one stop shop for all things Christmas from the necessities when having guests to the presents to the entertainment around the TV screen.
Here are some of the best selections to be had this season.