It’s a Wonderful Life & 8 More Christmas Movies Streaming For Free On Plex Right Now


In the past, CinemaBlend has partnered with Plex to talk about the free streaming service’s offerings, from romantic movies to Oscar nominated movies, and pretty much everything and everything in between. In honor of the holiday season, we’ve teamed up with the platform again, but this time to talk about some of the Christmas movies that are streaming free on Plex, including It’s a wonderful life, A Christmas Carol, Bridget Jones Diary, and more. Below is a quick overview of some of the options available at Plex Holiday Merrython hub is worth the detour …

The cast of It's a Wonderful Life

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It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Some would say that Frank Capra’s 1946 holiday classic It’s a wonderful life is technically not a Christmas movie, but the iconic fantasy film following George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart) as he is taken on a journey of self-discovery just before he can jump off a bridge will forever go down as one of the best titles to enjoy as a family every day. year. The brilliant story and powerful message found in the film can technically be enjoyed anytime of the year, but the Christmas setting makes it a staple in every holiday season.

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Renee Zellweger in Bridget Jones' diary

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Bridget Jones Diary (2001)

If you are looking for a modern adaptation of Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice which takes place partly at Christmas, Bridget Jones Diary is the way forward. This 2001 romantic comedy centers on Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger), a 32-year-old single woman living in London who decides to start journaling in hopes of regaining control of her life at the start of the New Year. Over the course of the year, Bridget’s journaling brought many changes in her life, including a romance with not one, but two desirable men – Mark Darcy (Colin Firth) and Daniel Cleaver (Hugh Grant) – which didn’t ‘brings that more complications to its already chaotic. life.

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George C. Scott in A Christmas Carol

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A Christmas Carol (1984)

Charles Dickens’ beloved classic A Christmas Carol has received countless adaptations and reimaginations over the years, one of the best being the 1984 CBS film starring George C. Scott as the bitter and greedy Ebenezer Scrooge. Largely faithful to the source material, the Clive Donner made-for-television film does a fantastic job telling the story of Scrooge’s Christmas Eve journey through the past, present and future of Christmas as three ghosts attempt to show him the fault in his manners. before it’s too late to rekindle the flame in her cold heart.

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Penelope Cruz and Paul Walker in Christmas

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Christmas (2004)

The Romantic Christmas Movie 2004 Christmas follows a group of strangers whose personal lives become intertwined during the holidays. First there is Rose Collins (Susan Sarandon), a divorcee who spends most of her time caring for her mother who suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. Then there’s Michael “Mike” Riley (Paul Walker), a New York police officer whose jealousy issues could end his relationship with Nina Vasquez (Penélope Cruz) prematurely. The film also features Artin Venizelos (Alan Arkin), a widower who believes Mike is his reincarnated wife. And finally there’s Jules Calvert (Marcus Thomas), a man trying to relive the year he spent Christmas in the emergency room. Oh, Robin Williams, Billy Porter, and Carmen Ejogo also show up.

Broadcast Christmas on Plex.

Elliot the smallest reindeer

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Elliot the Smallest Reindeer (2018)

The 2018 Christmas animated film Elliot the smallest reindeer follows a young miniature horse named Elliot (Josh Hutcherson) as he races to the North Pole to prove his worth and try to take the place of the soon-to-retire Blitzen (Martin Short), who is stepping down from leading the sled of Santa Claus. The star-studded cast also includes Full Frontal host Samantha Bee, dead Pool star Morena Baccarin, and the incomparable John Cleese, who gives the voice of Donner.

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Joshua T. Shipman in The Christmas Proposal

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Christmas proposal 2021

Following a heated argument with his girlfriend, Jason (Joshua T. Shipman) tells his commander in the military that he wants to be “shipped” away and ends up being transferred to Japan. Not so bad, right? Wrong! Shortly after he and Carla (Lily Nicole) reconcile and put the argument in the past, Jason learns that his transfer has taken place, but his girlfriend will not be able to join him for the 15-year-old mission to the Japan unless they are married before Christmas. Start the countdown, the family drama and the decisions to be made Christmas proposal.

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A child's Christmas

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A Child’s Christmas (2008)

Part of live action, part of animation, A child’s Christmas follows an old man and a young boy as they take a trip down memory lane until Christmas. During this 2008 TV special, the two bond over stories of the old man’s previous experiences at Christmas as well as what he has learned about the holidays throughout his life. Charming, uplifting and not too long, A child’s Christmas is a treat for the holidays.

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Ethan Hawke in A Midnight Clear

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A Midnight Light (1992)

The 1992 military drama A midnight light is not the typical Christmas movie, but its story touches several themes and traditions of the holiday. Set near the end of World War II in December 1944, the film follows a group of American soldiers who come into contact with a platoon of German soldiers who wish to surrender as part of a Christmas truce. Briefly, young men from opposing camps share a brief moment of peace, but the reality of war soon brings the party down. Ethan Hawke, Gary Sinise and Frank Whaley star in this touching drama.

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Alan Cumming and Lenny Henry in Bernard and the Genius

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Bernard and the Genius (1991)

The 1991 TV Movie Bernard and the Genie (written by Richard Curtis who would write and direct Love in fact) focuses on Bernard Bottle (Alan Cumming), an art dealer who awakens a genius named Josephus (Lenny Henry) after being fired from his job at a prestigious gallery before Christmas. The almighty genius gives Bernard several wishes, including that of having the Mona Lisa in his apartment, a decision that brings drama (and the police) to the hero’s apartment.

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Each of these Christmas movies captures the holiday spirit in its own way. If you want even more options, check out all the great Christmas movies streaming for free at Plex Holiday Merrython hub.

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