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HBO Max and discovery+ Holiday Programming

Warner Bros. Discovery today announced the holiday programming for HBO Max and discovery+, giving viewers the opportunity to celebrate the spirit of the season with classic holiday movies and iconic episodes from their favorite series .

HBO Max’s “Holiday Wonderland” spotlight page is now live. The spotlight page showcases a diverse collection of series and films, including Warner Bros. Direct-to-Max titles like A Christmas Story Christmas, a sequel to the classic Christmas movie which follows Ralphie, now an adult, who returns to the house on Cleveland Street to give his friends a magical Christmas.

HBO Max and discovery+ Holiday Programming

There’s also A Christmas Mystery, which follows a group of intrepid kids trying to solve the case of why Santa’s magical jingle bells disappeared. Holiday Harmony tells the story of a singer-songwriter traveling cross country in hopes of making it big and ends up taking on a group of misfit kids hoping to perform in a Christmas Eve gala.

Family-friendly titles such as Elf, Jack Frost, Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas and National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation are also featured on the page.

discovery+ Holiday Programming

“Holiday Wonderland” offers curated collections that allow fans to cozy up with their favorite holiday episodes of series like Friends, Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines, Full House, The Big Bang Theory and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. After the success of last year’s yule logs, HBO Max has brought back Calcifer Yule Log and Rick and Morty Yule Log for viewers to enjoy.

The “Holiday Wonderland” spotlight page also includes a fun interactive Advent Calendar, which suggests a new title for viewers to enjoy each day. In the past, HBO Max’s platform featured “Naughty” and “Nice” gifts for viewers to choose from, with the chosen gift surprising the viewer with a title.

Below is a list of select titles available to stream on HBO Max’s spotlight page. Visit the spotlight page on HBO Max to view all the collections and programming available to stream.


A Christmas Carol, 1938

A Christmas Dream, 1946

A Christmas Mystery, 2022 (Available on 11/24)

A Christmas Story, 1983

A Christmas Story 2, 2012

A Christmas Story Christmas, 2022

A Dennis the Menace Christmas, 2007

A Hollywood Christmas, 2022 (Available on 12/1)

A Sesame Street Christmas Carol (Available on 12/1)

A Very Harold & Kumar 3-D Christmas, 2011

Arthur Christmas, 2011

Black Nativity, 2013 (HBO)

Carol for Another Christmas, 1964

Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (Available on 12/1)

Christmas in Connecticut, 1945

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas, 2000 (HBO)

Elf, 2003

Elmo Saves Christmas (Available on 12/1)

Four Christmases, 2008

Fred Claus, 2007

Happy Feet, 2006

Happy Feet Two, 2011

Holiday Harmony, 2022 (Available on 11/24)

It Happened on 5th Avenue, 1947

Jack Frost, 1998

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 1989

Once Upon a Sesame Street Christmas (Available on 12/1)

Prancer, 1989 (HBO)

Santa Camp, Max Original Documentary

Scooby-Doo! Haunted Holidays, 2012

Sesame Street’s The Nutcracker (Available on 12/1)

Snow Day, 2000 (HBO)

The Man Who Came to Dinner, 1942

The Polar Express, 2004

The Shop Around the Corner, 1940

The Thin Man, 1934

Unaccompanied Minors, 2006

discovery+ launched its “Holiday Lane” hub on November 1. The hub gives fans the opportunity to escape into holiday entertainment with competition, drama, and romance series that they crave this time of year.

The holiday hub showcases four new scripted features: Designing Christmas follows two competitive hosts of a reality home makeover show. Stella (Jessica Szohr), an interior designer, and contractor Pablo (Marco Grazzini) come together for a stunt to renovate a house by Christmas. With a little advice from her mentor, Freddy (HGTV’s Hilary Farr), Stella reveals her complicated feelings for Pablo, redesigning their loves lives in the process.

One Delicious Christmas explores the story of Abby Richmond (Vanessa Marano), who inherited the struggling Vermont culinary destination, Haven Restaurant and Inn. After a blunt review from critic Tom Kingsley (Food Network’s Bobby Flay), Abby enlists the help of hot-shot chef Preston Weaver (Alex Mallari Jr.) to help liven the menu and secure an investment from restaurant mogul Alexandra Grandfield (Kathy Maloney).

A Gingerbread Christmas follows aspiring architect Hazel Stanley (Tiya Sircar), who discovers her late mother’s bakery has fallen on hard times and she worries a piece of her will be lost forever. Hope for the shop — and her love life — rises when she enters a gingerbread competition led by food celebrity Mark Clemmons (Food Network’s Duff Goldman) with life-changing prizes.

A Christmas Open House stars Katie Stevens as Melissa Norwood, an ambitious Atlanta property stager, who joins forces with her old high school crush David Phelps (Victor Rasuk) to sell her newly married mom’s home in their small Georgia hometown with some additional help from artists Henry and Sarah Wright (HGTV’s Ben and Erin Napier).

“Holiday Lane” will offer over 300 holiday episodes and movies from across the discovery+ portfolio, including fan favorites series Holiday Baking Championship, Christmas Cookie Challenge and Holiday Wars.


A Chestnut Family Christmas

A Christmas for Mary

A Christmas Fumble (coming 12/11)

A Christmas in Tennessee

A Christmas Open House

A Christmas Stray

A Christmas Wish

A Discovery Christmas Story

A Gingerbread Christmas

A Sisterly Christmas

A Sweet Christmas Romance

A Taste of Christmas

A Very Vintage Christmas

Baking Christmas

Biggest Little Christmas Showdown

Buddy vs. Christmas

Buddy vs. Duff Holiday

Candy Coated Christmas

Carole’s Christmas

Celebrity Holiday Homes

Christmas Chowdown

Christmas Cookie Challenge

Christmas Ever After

Christmas on the Menu

Christmas Pen Pals

Christmas Unwrapped

Cooking Up Christmas

Crazy Cookie Builds

Designing Christmas

Feasting with the Stars

First Christmas

Fixer to Fabulous: Holiday Surprise

Gingerbread Giants

Inn Love By Christmas

Holiday Baking Championship

Holiday Baking Championship: Gingerbread Showdown

Holiday Cookie Builds

Holiday Crafters Gone Wild

Holiday Gingerbread Showdown

Holiday Wars

Holmes for the Holidays

Home Town: Ben’s Holiday Workshop

Home Work: Home for the Holidays

House Hunters Ho Ho Home

Let’s Meet Again on Christmas Eve

Lonestar Christmas

Love At The Christmas Table

Macy’s Thanksgiving Cake Spectacular

My Lottery Dream Home Holiday Extravaganza

My Sweet Holiday

One Delicious Christmas

One Fine Christmas

Once Upon a Main Street

Our OWN Christmas

Outrageous Holiday Houses

Rocket Around the Xmas Tree

Santa’s Baking Blizzard

Snowed Inn Christmas

Storefront Stories

Super Cute Yule Log

Surprising Santa Claus

Sweet Mountain Christmas

Symon’s Dinner’s Cooking Out Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Grubdown

The Big Holiday Food Fight

The Christmas Listing

The Great Holiday Bake War (coming 12/4)

The Pioneer Woman: Hometown Stories

The Santa Squad (coming 12/1)

Turkey Day Sunny’s Way

Ultimate Thanksgiving Challenge

Ultimate Hanukkah Challenge

White House Christmas

White House Thanksgiving