If you subscribe to Netflix (and/or Hulu Plus) then you know that the selection of '80s Christmas movies is limited. Currently, the streaming service has only National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and a few other lesser-known movies like One Magic Christmas from our favorite decade and that's about it.
YouTube seems to be a growing source for full length movies. Granted, some videos get taken down for copyright issues, but it still surprises me to find many of my favorites available for free. I'll be posting a list of Christmas TV specials soon, but for now, here are seven feature length movies from the '80s to rediscover this Christmas season:
- One of my favorites! Love his dedication to save a Christmas tree in oncoming traffic.
The Night They Saved Christmas (1984)- Another one of my favorites as a kid. I dreamed about getting a PAL robot (or Ominbot) for years, but Santa knew that was out of his price range.
- Fun fact about this movie starring Dolly Parton and Lee Majors is it was directed by Henry Winkler.
A Very Brady Christmas (1988)- I watched the Brady Bunch now and again growing up. When I think about the Bradys being all grown up, I think about this movie.
- George C. Scott as Scrooge is the version of A Christmas Carol that I mostly remember growing up with. (And of course, Mickey's Christmas Carol.)
- Didn't remember this made-for-TV movie with a young Melissa Joan Hart and Sid Caesar.
- Here's another TV movie that I'm not very familiar with. It starred "The Waltons" actress Michael Learned, Academy award winner John Houseman, and James Cromwell.