7 Christmas TV Specials You Can Stream on Netflix and Disney+ Right Now

The home is lit up and twinkling, presents are making their way under the Christmas tree—all that is missing is the perfect holiday show to watch. This holiday season indulge in the geekiest Christmas TV specials that streaming services have to offer.

We’ve scoured Netflix and Disney+ for the best and most enjoyable holiday content available. But this list isn’t for the casual streamer. These shows are for those belonging to the biggest fandoms who want to celebrate the season the right way. The geeky way.

Keep reading to see episodes of your favorite television shows all about St. Nick, terrible company parties, and a horrifying new take on Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol.


Netflix

Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina | “A Midwinter’s Tale”

Sabrina standing mischievously in front of Christmas stockings

What to Watch:
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Christmas Special

Recently, Kiernan Shipka finally answered fans’ number one burning question; when will Chilling Adventures of Sabrina season 3 air? Sabrina has spoken. Watch her save her beau from Hell on January 24, 2020.

In the meantime, fans can rewatch the CAOS Christmas special. The episode serves as a teaser for season 2 and features aunties Zelda and Hilda preparing a Yule Log, witches celebrating Winter Solstice, and the classic Xmas séance! Ah, the holidays…

The Office Christmas Episodes

The Office staff standing awkwardly and Michael Scott holds many bottles of vodka

What to Watch:
“Secret Santa” Season 6; Episode 13
“Christmas Wishes” Season 8; Episode 10
“Dwight Christmas” Season 9; Episode9
“Moroccan Christmas” Season 5; Episode 11
“Classy Christmas” Season 7; Episodes 11/12
“Christmas Party” Season 2; Episode 10
“A Benihana Christmas” Season 3; Episodes 10/11

Everyone’s favorite paper company has not 1, not 2 but a whopping 7 Christmas TV specials. “Secret Santa”, “Dwight Christmas Wishes”, and “Christmas Wishes” are total Office classics and highly recommended.

Do yourself a favor and start off with the internet’s top choice, “Secret Santa.” This is the one when Phyllis decides to be Santa but of course, that doesn’t sit well with Michael who, after failing to replace her, casually changes to a Jesus costume.

Watch every single The Office Christmas episode this year to celebrate. If you don’t, in Michael Scott’s words: Well, happy birthday, Jesus. Sorry your party’s so lame.

American Horror Story | “Unholy Night”

Ian McShane dressed as a murderous Santa Claus

What to Watch:
Season 2, Episode 8

For those already dreaming of next year’s Halloween, give AHS a watch. “Unholy Night” has all the right elements of both the horror Halloween stans crave and traditional Christmas lore this season calls for.

Watch American Gods’ Ian McShane sleigh as a deadly inmate posing as Santa Claus and the devil himself in this episode. James Wong wrote and produced it so it’s essentially guaranteed to please horror fans.

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Christmas Episodes

Jonah Heston, Crow and Tom Servo and Christmas lights behind them
What to Watch:
“Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” Season 3, Episode 21
“Santa Claus” Season 5, Episode 21
*Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return, “The Christmas that Almost Wasn’t” Season 1, Episode 13

Many see MST3K as a must-binge Thanksgiving series—the show did first air on the indulgent holiday and thus became a yearly treat—but MSTIES, remember, the show has some solid Yuletide content.

Take “Santa Claus”. I mean, Father Christmas is the title and the show also has the awesome line: “Ho-ho-ho! I’m here to kick butt and lick candy canes, and I’m all out of candy canes!” The original and reboot are available on Netflix.


Disney+

The Simpsons Christmas Episodes

Entire Simpsons family and dig dressed as Christmas elves

What to Watch:
“Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire” Season 1, Episode 1
“Marge Be Not Proud” Season 7, Episode 11
“Miracle on Evergreen Terrace” Season 9, Episode 10
“Grift of the Magi” Season 11, Episode 9
“Skinner’s Sense of Snow” Season 12, Episode 8
“She of Little Faith” Season 13, Episode 6
“‘Tis the Fifteenth Season” Season 15, Episode 7
“Simpson Christmas Stories” Season 17, Episode 9
“Kill Gil, Volumes I & II” Season 18, Episode 9
“The Fight Before Christmas” Season 22, Episode 8
“Holidays of Future Passed” Season 23, Episode 9
“White Christmas Blues” Season 25, Episode 8
“I Won’t Be Home for Christmas” Season 26, Episode 9
“The Nightmare After Krustmas” Season 28, Episode 10

Like Mystery Science Theater 3000 is synonymous with Thanksgiving, The Simpsons, too, is attached to this holy night. The Fox cartoon premiered on as a short on the Tracey Ullman Show but its first full-length episode premiered 1 week before Christmas Day.

The first episode, “Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire”, has quintessential Simpsons’ themes, too. Bart gets a tattoo, Marge spends money removing it instead of buying presents, and Homer gets a job as Santa. Grab a donut and get to binging.

Ultimate Spider-Man | “Nightmare on Christmas” & “The Moon Knight Before Christmas”

What to Watch:
“Nightmare on Christmas” Season 3, Episode 11
“The Moon Knight Before Christmas” Season Season 4, Episode 24

Disney+ is full of holiday movies but if you are in the mood for something a bit more unexpected and way cooler, opt-in for Ultimate Spider-Man.

Peter Parker sees what the world would be like without Spider-Man in “Nightmare on Christmas,” a nod to Ebenezer Scrooge’ precautionary tale. While the latter episode, features the friendly neighborhood Spidey house-sitting on Christmas Eve and later teaming up with Moon Knight to fight off Mysterio.

I don’t know about you but, personally, I like my Christmas TV specials 10% on theme and 90% about superheroes.

X-Men: The Animated Series | “Have Yourself a Morlock Little Christmas”

X-Men stand in front of Christmas tree
What to Watch:
Season 4, Episode 14

This year after eating more turkey and ham, rewatch X-Men: The Animated Series. XMENTAS is arguably the most beloved superhero television series- just ask any ‘90s kid. And with the launch of Disney+, that childhood is only a click away.

“Have Yourself a Morlock Little Christmas” has the mutant gang together practicing all the wholesome holiday traditions you know and love. But, hey, maybe you’re feeling bah humbug. All the more reason to give it a stream. Watch Storm take the always Scrooge-like Wolverine Christmas shopping. That is sure to get even the biggest Grinches in the holiday spirit.

Happy Christmas streaming, bub.


Did your favorite Christmas TV show make the list? Which are you dying to rewatch in celebration of the merriest holiday? Let us know in the comments below!