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Ho-Ho-Hos and Ha-Ha-Has: 18 Funny Christmas Movies Streaming Now on Hulu

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‘Tis the season to be jolly, and Hulu has exactly what you need to get into the holiday spirit — funny Christmas movies. 

From classic comedies, like Elf (2003) and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989), to modern movies, like Happiest Season (2020) and Santa Games (2022), we have all of the best holiday movies to keep you laughing all season long. 

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Funny Christmas Movies on Hulu 

1. Elf (2003)

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It’s the classic Christmas comedy that needs no introduction. But in case you live under a rock in a candy cane forest next to a sea of swirly-twirly gumdrops, Will Farrell’s Elf follows the grand adventures of Buddy — an orphaned human raised by elves. 

Check out our Elf guide for cast information, quotes, and more!

Watch: Elf

2. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

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It seems nothing can go right for the Griswold family. Lucky for us, it makes for comedy gold. Follow Clark, Ellen, and the rest of the gang as they make more disastrous family memories in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Watch: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

3. It’s a Wonderful Binge (2022)

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A festive sequel to the Hulu Original movie The Binge (2020), It’s a Wonderful Binge is set in the same future dystopia free of all drugs and alcohol — except on one chaotic day dubbed “The Binge.” This year, Binge Day happens to fall on Christmas. Magic storybooks, catchy tunes, and killer owls set the scene for this must-watch holiday comedy. 

Watch: It’s a Wonderful Binge

4. A Christmas Story (1983)

All Ralphie wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder BB gun — is that too much to ask? Bring on the laughs and the nostalgia in this classic Christmas comedy set in the 1940s. 

Watch: A Christmas Story*

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5. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

No one can make an antagonist funny and lovable the way Jim Carrey can. Watch the iconic comedian’s take on the classic Dr. Seuss Christmas story in the live-action adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Watch: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas*

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6. Happiest Season (2020)

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Love, acceptance, and friendship set the tone for this Hulu Original Christmas movie featuring Schitt’s Creek star, Dan Levy. Follow along as partners Abby and Harper navigate the holidays with Harper’s conservative family in this festive, funny, and feel-good LGBTQ+ movie

Watch: Happiest Season

7. Deck the Halls (2006)

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If you’re craving holiday cheer in the form of light-hearted laughter, look no further than Deck the Halls — starring Danny Devito, Matthew Broderick, and Kristin Chenoweth — a chaotic Christmas tale of two neighbors who’ll do whatever it takes to out-Christmas each other. 

Watch: Deck the Halls

8. Home Alone (1990)

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When Kevin’s family accidentally leaves him home alone on Christmas, he has no choice but to fight off a pair of home burglars, known as the “Wet Bandits,” in this classic holiday comedy you know and love. 

Watch: Home Alone*

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9. Four Christmases (2008)

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The only thing more stressful than being the family member who hosts Christmas is being the family who has to travel to said family members on Christmas — especially if there’s more than one house to visit. If you can relate, you’ll love Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon in the Christmas comedy, Four Christmases

Watch: Four Christmases

10. Holiday in Handcuffs (2007)

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Melissa Joan Hart, from Sabrina the Teenage Witch, stars alongside Mario Lopez in this light-hearted Christmas rom-com about a single woman who’ll go to any lengths to bring a boyfriend home for the holidays. 

Do you love romantic comedies with a Christmas twist? Check out our guide to watching Hallmark Christmas movies on Hulu

Watch: Holiday in Handcuffs

11. Jingle All the Way (1996)

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Howard the workaholic just can’t seem to get it right with his young son, Jamie — even on Christmas. When Howard fails to come through with the only thing on Jamie’s wish list (a Turbo Man doll), he takes extreme measures on Christmas Eve to make it up to him.

Stream this classic funny Christmas movie on Hulu with a Hulu + Live TV subscription or on Disney+ with the Disney Bundle

Watch: Jingle All the Way*

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12. The Family Stone (2005)

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It isn’t Christmas without a little family drama, right? Follow Sarah Jessica Parker’s character, Meredith, to New England to spend the holidays with her boyfriend’s family. She’s uptight and regimented; they’re eccentric and free-spirited — what could go wrong?

Watch: The Family Stone

13. Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)

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Tim Allen’s Santa Claus comes face-to-face with snow villain Jack Frost, played by Martin Short, in Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

Stream the first movie of the Christmas franchise, The Santa Clause* (1994), now on Hulu with a Hulu + Live TV subscription or on Disney+ with The Disney Bundle

Watch: Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

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14. Santa Games (2022)

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Chaos and comedy ensue after beloved mall Santa, Charlie, decides to hang up his big red coat and retire from the gig. Who will fill Charlie’s Santa boots? Find out as job interviews turn into a cutthroat contest of trivia questions, obstacle courses, and a Christmas cookie contest. 

Watch: Santa Games

15. Daddy’s Home (2016)

Will Farrel (the stepdad) goes head-to-head with Mark Wahlberg (the biological dad) in this hilarious movie with subtle Christmas tones. Watch the even more Christmas-y sequel, Daddy’s Home 2* (2017), to keep the laughs rolling. Both funny Christmas movies are streaming now on Hulu with a Live TV subscription.

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Watch: Daddy’s Home*

16. A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)

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The Bad Moms* (2016) take on Christmas. This time, it’s not just their kids giving these tired and stressed mothers a run for their money — it’s their own moms. Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn star in this frantically funny sequel, A Bad Moms Christmas

Watch: A Bad Moms Christmas*

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17. Merry Friggin’ Christmas (2014)

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With comedy stars like Robin Williams and Joel McHale, you know you’re going to get a Christmas movie that’s next-level funny. Merry Friggin’ Christmas is a heart-warming holiday film about a young dad attempting to make amends with his own father — discovering the meaning of Christmas and the importance of family along the way. 

Watch: A Merry Friggin’ Christmas

18. The Good Witch of Christmas (2022)

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Live-action meets whimsical animation in this family Christmas comedy, where a reformed convict goes on an eye-opening holiday adventure with his niece and nephew. 

Watch: The Good Witch of Christmas

There’s plenty of Christmas to explore on Hulu! From Hallmark rom-coms to animated classics and even holiday horror, Hulu has something for everyone this season — even if you didn’t make the nice list. 


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