Top Ten Rare Christmas Gems for the Whole Family



This holiday season, you have these last ten Christmas movies to watch and then you've seen them all! Who needs Netflix or Disney+ or Hulu when you can bask in the streaming nostalgia of rare, retro, and old school classics exclusively on TheArchive. For free no less! 


  1. CHARLES DICKENS A CHRISTMAS CAROL: How do we not start with the best? Does this one really need explaining? Grab a kid, hopefully your own, and enjoy a journey through time that will take you back.
  2. THE CHRISTMAS STALLION: Horses. Snow. Sad. It's the joys of the holidays. When Gwen’s grandfather dies, he leaves her the farm and horses that they’ve raised together, but places her under the legal care of her uncle. When a greedy land developer pesters the family, a decision regarding whether to sell the farm rests solely on her uncle’s shoulders.
  3. SPEND THE HOLIDAYS WITH LIBERACE: This one's a serious throw back and oozes nostalgia thicker than the Macassar oil on Lib's hair....Liberace invites us to his Thanksgiving musical celebration, playing both songs that invoke the spirit of the season and classic hits. With help from a string quartet led by his older brother George, Liberace serenades a live turkey as a farewell commemoration.
  4. CHRISTMAS LILIES OF THE FIELD (1979): Billy Dee sings? Let's go!!! After having recently come home from war, Homer returns to the chapel that he helped build years before. Inspired by a nun's faith and selfless devotion, he builds an orphanage and school for the children who have taken refuge there.
  5. CHRISTMAS FROM HOLLYWOOD: Remember when there were events and gatherings and people doing normal things? Have a look at how Hollywood portrayed Christmas back in the simple days, featuring the Hollywood Christmas parade, clips from movies about Santa Claus, and Christmas carols sung by movie stars and more.
  6. SANTA AND THE THREE BEARS: Will Santa be coming down the chimney with a mask? Well, lucky for the bears, there's no Covid. In this classic mash-up,
    two young bears, Nikomi and Chinook, have no knowledge of Christmas until a local park ranger relays its legends to them. Stirred by the stories that they've been told, they grow more and more curious to meet Santa Claus himself. Their mother finds it impossible to commence winter hibernation when the cubs wish to stay awake in order to witness Santa's arrival.

  7. THE SIDE SHOW CHRISTMAS: This one is for the Burton fans. No not the snowboard. The director. Spoiler: Burton had nothing to do with it other than possibly inspiring this pretty damn good looking piece of animation. As Christmas approaches, Jason Shanks watches his father's side show hit rock bottom. Jason's father, Sandwell, driven to desperate measures, kidnaps Santa Clause and hypnotizes him into being the new headline act. In order to save Christmas, Jason must get Santa back on his sleigh, reconcile with Sandwell, and revolutionize the Most Unbelievable Show on Earth.
  8. CANDLES IN THE DARK: Alyssa Milano? Chad Lowe? Max Schell? Right?!?
    Set in Soviet-occupied Estonia, a beautiful young American falls in love with a handsome rebel leader. She becomes caught in a web of intrigue as the rebels attempt to defiantly celebrate Christmas.
  9. THE LOST SEASON: Well the artwork is cute enough. And weird. It's Canadian. Do they do Christmas?
  10. CHRISTMAS IN NEW YORK: Speaking of Canadian, this one's Italian. If you got this far, just watch it. A young Jungle boy named Ari, along his animal friends, Winner, Fox & the Owl, decide to leave their jungle paradise to experience Christmas in New York City! While Ari is excited to visit the city, he also wants to write a letter to Father Christmas, hoping to reunite with his parents in time for Christmas.
  11. UNLIKELY ANGEL: Dolly Parton's everywhere. Literally. Except TheArchive. We licensed this one exclusively to CMT for their Holly Dolly Christmas extravaganza. Check back in January when she'll be back on TheArchive! Dolly Parton plays a country music singer who meets an untimely demise and learns she can’t enter heaven until she performs a good deed back on Earth. To earn her wings, she must find a mother for a widowed father and his two children in this endearing film of hope and love.


Happy Holidays from TheArchive!

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