The holiday season is almost officially upon us, but you may be surprised by what you won’t be able to watch throughout the season on streaming services.
When it comes to licensing content for streaming services, the companies have to think about getting the most bang for their buck. Licensing holiday-specific movies may not be the best use of resources as they probably won’t be watched the rest of the year.
With Thanksgiving coming up this week in the U.S., Fandango has gathered up some of the movies you won’t find on streaming services this year. You can, of course, purchase physical media of any of these, or digital copies if you prefer, and then just not worry about it.
- “Elf” (2003)
- “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (1989)
- “The Polar Express” (2004)
- “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (1964)
- “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas” (1966)
- “Four Christmases” (2008)
- “Frosty the Snowman” (1969)
- “The Holiday” (2006)
- “Arthur Christmas” (2011)
- “The Night Before” (2015)
- “Planes, Trains and Automobiles” (1987)
- “A Christmas Carol” (1938)
- “A Christmas Carol” (1984)
- “A Christmas Carol” (2012)
- “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (1965)
- “Gremlins” (1984)
- “Jack Frost” (1998)
- “Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas” (2013)
- “Meet Me in St. Louis” (1944)
- “Edward Scissorhands” (1990)
We do question the Christmas merits of a few of these, but we won’t go there as that seems to be such a hot button topic for some. Enjoy the way you choose!
If there is are downfalls to streaming content, this is one of them. Sometimes you just really need Christmas Vacation in your life.
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