Christmas Time

Quick Look: Christmas Time features a collection of holiday TV shows and movies, including some that are TV network favorites today, including A Christmas Story (1986), A Muppet Family Christmas (1987), and A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965). Aside from those and few other well-known titles, you'll find mostly vintage public domain fare along with book readings, Christmas music, and fireplaces.

While much of the content is free, many movies and other videos require that you subscribe to the channel for $3.99 per month. There is no indication on the channel as to which is free and which requires a subscription until you try to stream a title, but the more-recent, popular, and well-known titles (like those listed above) generally are part of the subscription package. Although we generally prefer free content (who doesn't?), there is enough premium content on this channel that four bucks for one month is a pretty good deal for all of the movies and TV specials available.

The Christmas Time channel currently includes the following content:

  • Have a Pick From This Holiday Mix - 24 titles that appear to be pulled from the categories below.
  • Christmas Book Readings - 7 audiobooks, including How the Grinch Stole Christmas, A Christmas Story (a short story that later became the movie), and multiple versions of the The Night Before Christmas
  • Christmas Music and Fireplaced - 3 fireplace videos; a variety of Christmas albums from artists that include Bing Crosby and Elvis Presley (these full-length albums require a subscription), and a few individual musical performances.
  • Christmas Lights and Nativity Scenes - 8 videos that include Fantasy Lights in Spanaway, Washington, and Callaway Gardens Fantasy in Lights.
  • Home Town Christmas Parade - 21 parade videos, including the 2018 Fayetteville Rotary Christmas Parade and the 2018 Clayton (North Carolina) Christmas Parade.
  • Classic Christmas Animations - 9 vintage animation shorts that include Christmas Comes But Once A Year (1936) and Pluto's Christmas Tree (1952).
  • The Hauntings of Ebenezer Scrooge - 9 adaptations of Scrooge and "A Christmas Carol" movies
  • Christmas Performances and Events - 13 videos of various lengths, ranging from a 4-minute video of The Rockettes performing on a NYC street to an 80-minute performance of classical music.
  • Christmas Movies for the Whole Family - 17 titles, from the 1934 Laurel and Hardy film 'March of the Wooden Soldiers' to the 1954 Bing Crosby/Danny Kaye hit 'White Christmas' and 1983's 'A Christmas Story'
  • Classic Holiday Specials - 8 popular animation and stop-action TV specials, many of which are still broadcast today, including Frosty the Snowman (1969), Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (1970), Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964), A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965), and The Little Drummer Boy (1968).
  • Gift Wrapping and Bows - 8 YouTube videos with tips on how to tie the perfect Tiffany bow, how to line a gift box, and similar topics.
  • Holiday Cooking - 9 YouTube videos covering subjects such as how to roast a turkey and how to stuff and roast a goose.

Looking for more holiday entertainment? Click here for a list of all Roku Christmas channels.

-- Information is current as of December 3, 2019

Roku Channel Store Description: A marathon of Christmas classics for the family! TV specials, favorite Christmas movies, cartoons, stop-motion animations, music, albums, and more. Scroooooooge!

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DEVELOPER: Lone Star Solutions

FEES: Channel is free, premium content requires a monthly subscription of $4.99