13 best not-so-Christmas movies you can watch on Google Play right now


Santa Fail

The first thing that comes to mind when you think of Christmas movies are classics like Miracle on 34th Street, It’s a Wonderful Life, or even A Christmas Story. But there are a few others we loved that, growing up, weren’t really classified as your typical “Christmas movies,” yet close enough that we still love to watch them around the holidays.

Here’s our list of 13 of the best no-so-Christmas movies you can stream right now on Google Play:

1. Home Alone

Home Alone

2. Home Alone 2

Home Alone 2

3. Gremlins


4. Gremlins 2

Gremlins 2

5. Die Hard


6. Die Hard 2

Die Hard 2

7. Lethal Weapon

Lethal Weapon

8. Batman Returns

Batman Returns

9. Ghost Busters 2

Ghostbusters 2 1

10. Trading Places

trading places

11. Love Actually

Love Actually

12. Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands

13. Honorable mention: Lord of the Rings

Lord of the Rings Fellowship of the Ring

Feel like we left something out? Tell us which are your favorite movies to watch around Christmas in the comments down below. Heck, you can even list off some of your favorite actual Christmas themed movies you planning on watching with friends and family this holiday. Cheers!

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

Work off those holiday calories with the Striiv fitness tracker, only $55 at AndroidArea.com

Previous article

Today only, the Amazon Appstore is offering more than $200 worth of paid apps and games for FREE

Next article


  1. Home Alone just never gets old

  2. I would like to throw Bad Santa into the ring.

  3. Die hard is one of my favourite ones

  4. Bad Santa, A Christmas Carol (Patrick Stewart), The Ref, Jack Frost (Michael Keaton), Scrooged (Bill Murray) Christmas With The Kranks

    1. Not-so-Christmas means movies INdirectly about Christmas, as in set during Christmas but not specifically about Christmas. So basically all of your suggestions are out.

  5. Pretty good list actually.

  6. Elf has to be on the Christmas watch list.

    1. Not-so-Christmas means movies INdirectly about Christmas, as in set
      during Christmas but not specifically about Christmas.

  7. Nice list. I’d add Reindeer Games.

  8. the fact that jingle all the way is missing from this list is a huge travesty

    1. Turbo-Man concurs

  9. The gif for Die Hard 2 is actually from the movie Loaded Weapon, a spoof on Lethal Weapon, starring Emilio Estevez and Samuel L. Jackson. Fantastic movie.

  10. Bad Santa

  11. Can’t believe National Lampoon’s was left off this list.

  12. There is only one movie series for Christmas and they do not share power!

  13. what about the classic….. “A Christmas Story”

Leave a reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *