Where to stream it: Hulu
OK, so we’re not going to fake that ThanksKilling—a slasher film that includes a foul/fowl-mouthed turkey and utilizing the tagline “Gobble, Gobble, Motherf*cker”—is the family-friendliest of Turkey Day screenings. But as Christmas films far outnumber Thanksgiving ones, it appears vital to observe that this movie truly does exist, particularly for many who don’t thoughts somewhat schlock with their pumpkin pie. If you want what you see right here, there’s a sequel, ThanksKilling 3 (don’t ask what occurred to quantity 2), which is out there to lease on Amazon Prime.
Where to stream it: Amazon Prime
Miracle on 34th Street
Natalie Wood is the epitome of precocious as Susan Walker, the wise-beyond-her-years daughter of Doris Walker (Maureen O’Hara), a straight-shooting single mother government at Macy’s who has at all times discouraged her daughter from shopping for into make-believe. But when a Santa Claus look-alike (legally) named Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) comes into their lives, he challenges their shared distaste for fairy tales—for the higher.
Where to stream it: Disney+
The Nightmare Before Christmas
No, Tim Burton didn’t direct The Nightmare Before Christmas (Henry Selick did). But he did give you the tales and characters and produce it, and his stop-motion-animation-loving fingerprints are throughout this masterpiece, which works simply in addition to a Halloween film because it does a Christmas movie. When Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloweentown, by chance discovers Christmastown—a spot that’s much less about scaring individuals and extra consolation and pleasure—he concocts a plan to kidnap Santa Claus and convey him again to Halloweentown in order that his fellow townspeople can expertise yuletide pleasure. Perhaps unsurprisingly, the caper doesn’t pan out as Jack had hoped. Even at present, almost 30 years after its unique launch, The Nightmare Before Christmas stays a masterful work that reveals the true magic of stop-motion animation.