During a time when seemingly everything can be streamed online, it seems as though Christmas movies are still largely the exception. You aren’t going to find classics such as “Christmas Vacation” or “Elf” Netflix, Amazon Prime or any of the other popular services.
Fortunately, that changes in December thanks to Freeform’s 25 Days of Christmas. With Christmas movies playing pretty much all day and every day from now until the 25th (the complete schedule can be found here), you can watch a live stream of all the best Holiday movies on your phone, tablet or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services, which provide access to Freeform. They cost a monthly fee but all come with a free trial:
DirecTV Now: Freeform is included in all four of DirecTV Now’s base channel packages, which range from $35 to $70 per month. It comes with a free 7-day trial no matter what package you choose, plus you can get $25 off your first month if you enter promo code “BDAY2017”, meaning you can watch all 25 Days of Christmas for $10. You can watch on your computer via the DirecTV Now website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the DirecTV Now app
Sling TV: Freeform is included in the “Sling Orange” channel package, which costs $20 per month. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial, and you can watch on your computer via the Sling website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app
PlayStation Vue: Freeform is included in all four channel packages, ranging from $40 to $75 per month. It comes with a free 5-day trial, and you can watch on your computer via your browser, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the PlayStation Vue app
Again, you can find the complete schedule here, but here are some of the highlights of 25 Days of Christmas. All of these movies will shown multiple times over the next two weeks:
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation: It’s a guarantee that if you watch this movie, you’re going to have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny bleeping Kaye. First showing: Friday, December 1 at 7:05 p.m./6:05 CT. Last showing: Monday, December 25 at 8:50 p.m./7:50 CT.
Elf: Before he become Daenerys’ Hand of the Queen, Peter Dinklage was an “Angry Elf” in what is easily one of the best scenes from this movie. And that’s saying a lot considering the sheer amount of quote-worthy moments littered throughout. First showing: Friday, December 1 at 9:15 p.m./8:15 CT. Last showing: Monday, December 25 at 6:45 p.m./5:45 CT.
The Santa Clause: Freeform apparently has some kind of beef going on with “The Santa Clause 2”, but there are several opportunities to watch Tim Allen in both “The Santa Clause” and “The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause.” First showing: Sunday, December 3 at 8:45 p.m./7:45 CT. Last showing: Monday, December 25 at 4:45 p.m./3:45 CT