The weather outside is frightful, but we’ve put together a great list of holiday favorites to make you feel merry and bright this Christmas. Happy holidays from all of us at Roku!

  • Arrested Development: “Afternoon Delight”– Awkward holiday parties, $2600 pants, Tobias blueing himself, Yam, and the banana suit – this might be the best holiday TV episode of all time.
  • Die Hard– Yippee-ki-yay! If you’re in the mood for explosions and clever one-liners, nothing can top this witty, action-packed holiday flick starring a brawny, barefoot Bruce Willis.
  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation– From Aunt Bethany’s cat in a box to Clark’s exterior illumination shenanigans, the Griswold’s Christmas adventures will make your family seem normal.
  • The Polar Express– Directed by Robert Zemeckis and based on the classic children’s book, this magical Christmas journey is perfect for the whole family.
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas– Tim Burton’s macabre stop motion musical is twisted, cute and wacky all at the same time.
  • Elf– Will Farrell will delight all ages as Buddy, the large, syrup-loving human elf.
  • A Christmas Story No Christmas is complete without the hilarious story of Ralphie and his quest for an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle.
  • Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas– Oscar winners Ron Howard and Brian Grazer bring the world’s best-loved grump to life in this hilarious celebration of the true holiday spirit, starring Jim Carrey.
  • Scrooged– Bill Murray plays a modern-day Scrooge in an ’80s adaptation of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
  • Miracle on 34th Street– This heartwarming 1947 classic will always be on our holiday short list.
  • A Charlie Brown Christmas– Charles Schultz’s timeless special is a true holiday masterpiece.
  • Roku Holiday Fun Channel- A crackling HD Yule Log and holiday content from Disney, Chow, AOL, TuneIn Radio and Flixster will fill any room with cozy holiday cheer. (available in the U.S.)
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  • I’ve enjoyed subtitle / captioning on my Roku2 box with Netflix and Hulu. Can you help me identify if there’s more channels that provide subtitle, too? Also, will Roku Holiday Fun Channel provide subtitle, too? I hope so! Let me know. thanks!

  • Anonymous

    “Top 12 holiday streaming picks”

    Question – why can’t you stream these selections?

  • Canadian

    Holiday Yule Log… Available in the U.S. only? Come on, these region restrictions are out of control.

  • Jay Hilwig

    Wow, 2013 is already coming to a close! I was inspired by the ease of developing Roku apps and wanted to develop a Christmas screensaver, much like an old DVD I used to watch when I was younger. You can see it here if you’re interested in a nice, simple Christmas app:!details/36014/christmas-winter