Favorite Christmas Movies Available on iTunes

Two recent occurrences led the way to inspire me to create a favorites list for Christmas movies available on the iTunes store. The first is that I recently became an owner of the iPhone 7 Plus and the second is that I spent two days in bed with a cold. Thankfully during those two days I was able to keep myself busy by using my iPhone to browse through available Christmas movies in the store.

While I certainly love and have a separate list for the well-known movies like It’s a Wonderful Life, A Christmas Story, and Home Alone, along with the original animated classics like Rudolf and Frosty, I have another list of favorites from watching all the yearly made for TV Christmas movies that air on Hallmark, UP, and other channels.

With that said, the list below is made up of mostly Hallmark movies as it’s a tradition of mine to watch the Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas during the holidays. Unfortunately, I couldn’t include some of my favorites as they are not currently listed within iTunes, but that didn’t stop me from creating a list and checking it twice on what I find to be some of the best available movies for purchase in the iTunes store.

Let me also be clear that this isn’t an overall favorites list and there is no specific order to the movies listed below. Instead, it’s just a list of great Christmas movies that might not get the attention they deserve this holiday season. So whether you’re in bed with a cold or traveling home for the holidays and need some extra entertainment on your trip, here’s my selection of some of my favorite Christmas movies that are currently available in iTunes.


The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

If you only buy one Christmas movie on this list, this needs to be it. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year is easily one of my all-time favorite movies that’s probably in my top 3 overall.

About the Movie
The overwhelming tasks that go along with Christmas have taken the joy out of the holidays for busy single mom Jennifer Cullen. Then her Uncle Ralph arrives at her home with the young, handsome Morgan Derby. Morgan’s love of Christmas, and life, is contagious and as Jennifer glumly navigates through the holidays, she soon realizes that what she needs most is right under her nose. Stars Henry Winkler, Brooke Burns and Warren Christie.

Love at the Thanksgiving Day Parade

About the Movie
The annual Chicago Thanksgiving Day parade has to cut costs or it’s going to be cancelled this year. When the city brings in consultant Henry Baldwin to analyze the books, he goes toe to toe with parade manager Emily Rogers who thinks Henry only cares about dollars and cents and doesn’t understand how much the parade means to the city. As parade day draws closer, Emily finds herself falling for the enemy while doing her best to make sure this year’s production is a huge success. Stars Autumn Reeser and Antonio Cupo.

Hitched for the Holidays

About the Movie
Both Rob Marino and Julie Green are feeling pressure to be in a relationship this holiday season and, after finding each other through a dating website, agree to pose as each other’s special someone. Things get complicated when Rob’s Catholic family and Julie’s Jewish family get involved to help these two make it to the altar. Stars Joey Lawrence and Marilu Henner.

A Christmas Kiss

Easily one of the worst trailers ever, sorry, but the movie really is good.

About the Movie
Wendy Walton is the best designer in Boston… but no one knows it yet. Hoping to kick-start her career, Wendy has left work with the local theatre to take a job as an assistant to Priscilla Hall, the most prestigious designer in the city. Ms. Hall works Wendy around the clock, which is how Wendy finds herself trapped in an elevator late one night with an incredibly handsome stranger. Wendy and the mystery man share an impulsive, romantic, life changing kiss before the doors open and Wendy runs out, leaving him behind.

Ice Sculpture Christmas

About the Movie
After starting her first job at a country club restaurant, Callie, an aspiring chef, reconnects with her childhood friend David, whose wealthy family is a member of the club. When David enters Callie into the club’s annual Christmas ice sculpting competition without her knowledge, she’s forced to go head-to-head with her boss, Chef Gloria. Even though ice sculpting is cold work, sparks are ignited between Callie and David as they prepare for the competition as a team. Callie’s passions for cooking and ice sculpting are met with romance and Christmas spirit as she works to create the perfect sculpture.

The Rooftop Christmas Tree

About the Movie
Defense attorney Sarah Wright doesn’t know why her reclusive neighbor, Mr. Landis, places a lit Christmas tree on the roof every year, but he has hauled it up there for as long as anyone can remember. And every year, this violation of the town’s penal code lands him in Judge Conner’s courtroom and puts him at risk for jail time. Yet for all the difficulty it causes him, Mr. Landis refuses to reveal why he does the same thing, every year, without fail. Finally, Sarah and Judge Conner take matters into their own hands. With only a few days until Christmas, Sarah agrees to represent Mr. Landis. The Judge imposes the task of rectifying the Landis case for good, insisting that the handsome but irritating prosecutor, John Keaton, help Sarah.

Crown for Christmas

About the Movie
With Christmas approaching, Allie Foster, a struggling New York artist, is summoned to a faraway castle to act as a governess to a rebellious young princess. When Allie forms an unlikely bond with the princess, she attracts the attention of the nation’s handsome king, who’s facing an arranged marriage against his heart’s wishes. As Christmas Eve draws near, and an undeniable chemistry develops between Allie and the king, the struggling New York artist finds herself a long way from home – and swept up in romance, royalty and the spirit of the holidays.

Come Dance with Me (Christmas Dance)

About the Movie
When an ambitious young financier signs up for waltz lessons to impress his fiance — the boss’s daughter — at the annual Christmas party, he not only winds up falling in love with his dance instructor, but is also trapped in a web of lies when he realizes that the business deal which will make him the company’s hottest executive means tearing down his new love’s dance studio. Stars Andrew McCarthy and Michelle Nolden.


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