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Christmas movies to stream on Netflix, Amazon Prime and Hulu

It's time! Time for holiday music, holiday parties, holiday cookies and most important of all: holiday movies.

And in reverse fashion, the "good old days" are actually now, because so many of your favorites can be viewed on demand -- no need to check listings to find out what time they're on. And commercials? Forget about it! (Though sometimes there are commercials, like if you don't pay for Hulu plus.)

NETFLIX: 'Love Actually'

One of those cozy-blanket kind of films,
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One of those cozy-blanket kind of films, "Love Actually" follows several relationships, most to predictable conclusions, while providing plenty of charming performances. The huge, A-list cast finds Hugh Grant as a bachelor Prime Minister, Colin Firth a lonely writer, and Liam Neeson and Emma Thompson a couple past its expiration date. Bill Nighy is at his best as a weathered rocker attempting to chart with a wretched holiday pop song. -POLLY HIGGINS

AMAZON: 'Little Women'

The 1994 version of the Louisa May Alcott
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The 1994 version of the Louisa May Alcott novel stars Winona Ryder, Susan Sarandon, Claire Danes, Christian Bale, Kirsten Dunst, Samantha Mathis and Trini Alvarado. Directed by Gillian Armstrong, it's a heart-wrenching coming of age drama that features many Christmases with the March family. A classic story, beautifully told.

NETFLIX: 'Happy Christmas'

Yes, there's more than a little irony in
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Yes, there's more than a little irony in the title of Joe Swanberg's "Happy Christmas" (2014), but those familiar with the intimate films of the budget-minded director ("Drinking Buddies") will arrive to this relationship drama well equipped. At its center is Jenny (Anna Kendrick), a searching twentysomething who kicks up emotional dust when staying with her brother (Swanberg) and his wife (Melanie Lynskey). Indie-cred alert: Lena Dunham plays Jenny's friend. -POLLY HIGGINS

NETFLIX: 'Bad Santa'

Billy Bob Thornton is having a bit of
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Billy Bob Thornton is having a bit of a renaissance but who can forget his stunning performance in "Bad Santa"? This crass film from 2003 is a holiday must-see. Just make sure your egg nog is spiked!

NETFLIX: 'A Very Murray Christmas'

We're sure there's plenty of weirdness in store
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We're sure there's plenty of weirdness in store in this holiday special directed by Sofia Coppola, headlined by Bill Murray and featuring everyone from Miley Cyrus to George Clooney, Chris Rock and Phoenix. Hits Netflix Dec. 4.

NETFLIX: 'The Fitzgerald Family Christmas'

Looking for a feel-good, familial type Christmas movie?
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Looking for a feel-good, familial type Christmas movie? This is it. It's an Ed Burns picture ("The Brothers McMullen") and Connie Britton stars. Nuff said?

NETFLIX: 'Christmas With The Kranks'

This family wants to skip the holiday season
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This family wants to skip the holiday season -- who hasn't felt that way before? (Well, we haven't...) This is a classic"Bah, humbug!" film and Jamie Lee Curtis is always great. It's based on a John Grisham novel ("Skipping Christmas").

AMAZON PRIME: 'Jack Frost'

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"Jack Frost" doesn't just nip at your nose; he'll eat off your entire face. That's just what happens when a serial killer merges with a snowman. A perfect antidote to too much holiday shopping and schlocking, the 1997 film finds character actor Scott MacDonald having plenty of fun as an evil Frosty. -POLLY HIGGINS

NETFLIX: 'A Christmas Carol' (1938)

This Christmas Carol stars Reginald Owen as Scrooge
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This Christmas Carol stars Reginald Owen as Scrooge and is a true classic. Watch this and be prepared to feel the spirit of the season -- or even the spirit of the three ghosts!!

AMAZON: Tyler Perry's 'A Madea Christmas'

The first Christmas film from Tyler Perry, but
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The first Christmas film from Tyler Perry, but his17th overall, features Perry as Madea. The story involves Madea heading south to see her family for the holidays.

NETFLIX: 'I'll Be Home For Christmas'

Remember JTT? What a 90's tween heartthrob he
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Remember JTT? What a 90's tween heartthrob he was. This sappy movie is ripe for an ironic comeback.

NETFLIX: 'Ernest Saves Christmas'

One of our favorites in the 'Ernest' series,
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One of our favorites in the 'Ernest' series, this one finds the funny guy helping Santa Claus find his successor.

HULU: 'A Very Brady Christmas'

A family drama if ever there was one,
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A family drama if ever there was one, "The Brady Bunch" reunites in this Christmas film. The gist: the parents want the whole family to reunite for the holidays but personal obstacles stand in their way! Will they make it home for the holidays? You'll have to watch to find out...

AMAZON: 'A Bush Christmas'

This Australian film featuring a young Nicole Kidman
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This Australian film featuring a young Nicole Kidman in her first featured role is about a family struggling to keep its farm. They have one glimmer of hope: a prize-winning horse that they hope they can race and then use the winnings. Two thieves take the horse.

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