Best Christmas Movies Streaming Right Now

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) 

I don’t want to alarm you, but I have some shocking news: it’s currently the holiday season. Yes, I can’t believe it either, but here we are. The utterly bonkers year that was 2017 is almost gone, but before it goes we’ll have to muddle through the holiday season somehow. The holidays can be a stressful time for some people: there’s the hassle of finding the perfect gift for loved ones, mixed with lousy weather, congested traffic and the existential dread of the looming new year. My advice? Relieve some of that stress with movies. After all, movies are the reason for the season (please don’t correct me on this, I’m sure this is correct).

In the spirit of giving, I’ve compiled a list of Christmas movies for you to stream as we run out the clock on 2017. These aren’t your traditional Christmas movies, though. The films compiled here are primarily what I’d like to call alternative Christmas movies. In other words, a lot of these are Christmas movies for people who don’t like Christmas movies. But don’t worry, I made sure to throw in one or two traditional tales of holiday cheer just in case.

Here are the best Christmas movies streaming right now! Let’s get streaming.

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Morning Watch - Black Panther Coming to America

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, Cracked tries to figure out whether Geostorm is worse than The Snowman. Plus, see an amusing trailer mash-up of Black Panther and the comedy classic Coming to America, and find out how robotic limbs are now close to the technology seen in the Star Wars saga. Read More »

The Snowman screenplay

The Snowman isn’t even in wide release yet and it’s already been met with a chilly reception. U.K. critics who got to see the film early have panned it across the board, and it looks like American critics aren’t going to be much kinder. Now The Snowman director Tomas Alfredson seems to be doing a bit of damage control, explaining script issues hampered the project.

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the snowman international trailer

While the first official trailer for The Snowman offered a tantalizing look at Michael Fassbender‘s hunt for a serial killer with a chilling trademark, the international trailer delivers even more gore and intrigue.

The adaptation of Norwegian crime novelist Jo Nesbø‘s novel by Swedish director Tomas Alfredson (of Let the Right One In and Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy fame) promises to be more than just a typical murder mystery set in a desolate snowscape, which is beginning to become a startlingly popular genre lately.

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The Snowman trailer

It’s been six years since we’ve seen a new movie from Swedish director Tomas Alfredson, the director of acclaimed movies like Let the Right One In and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. But now he’s back with The Snowman, an adaptation of the popular novel by author Jo Nesbø that centers on a dogged detective attempting to stop an elaborate serial killer’s twisted rampage. Check out the first The Snowman trailer below.
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Nothing can stop Michael Fassbender. Assassin’s Creed is a box office bomb? He’ll still headline major movies. Steve Jobs becomes one of the most criminally overlooked movies of the past few years? He’ll get an Oscar nomination. X-Men: Apocalypse is an incredible disappointment? He’ll still make each and every one of his scenes sing because he’s pretty darn great at that acting thing. So yeah, I’ll take a look at Michael Fassbender as Norwegian detective Harry Hole in Tomas Alfredson‘s upcoming film adaptation of the novel, The Snowman.

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Michael Fassbender in The Snowman

Tomas Alfredson (Let the Right One In, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy) will direct The Snowman, from the novel by Jo Nesbo. The film, once set as a possible Martin Scorsese film, has been in development for a few years, but now it may have a bit of new momentum. That’s because Michael Fassbender is now in talks to play the lead role, a detective who follows the disappearance of one woman to discover Norway’s first serial killer.  Read More »

Tomas Alfredson The Snowman

Universal wants to build a snowman with Tomas Alfredson. The Swedish director of Let the Right One In and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy has just been tapped to direct The Snowman, and adaptation of the thriller by Jo Nesbø.

Alfredson has some pretty big shoes to fill here. He takes over the job from Martin Scorsese, who was attached to direct for years before falling away last year. More details on the new project after the jump.

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scorsese-snowman

Martin Scorsese being who he is, never has any shortage of options for his next film. But even he can only get so much work done in a day or month or year, and now it looks like his crowded schedule has forced out one project that’s been on his to-do list for a while now.

In 2011, Scorsese signed on to direct the Jo Nesbø adaptation The Snowman, but quickly put it on hold so he could do The Wolf of Wall Street first. The filmmaker has yet to reveal which of his various films will move next, but in any case it seems Universal’s getting tired of waiting. According to a new report, the studio is actively seeking directors who could replace him. Hit the jump to keep reading.

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