Who has the best Christmas movies?

A study reveals which of the three major streaming platforms has the best Christmas movies to stream. (Getty)

Prime Video has the best selection of Christmas movies from the three major streaming services, according to new research from Betway.

The company’s team looked at Prime, Netflix, and Disney+, locating the five most popular holiday movies appearing on each of the platforms.

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He then ranked them based on the average IMDb rating of the five movies, with Prime coming out on top thanks to an average rating of 7.5 – ahead of 7.3 for Disney+ and just 6.4 for Netflix.

Prime’s supremacy is largely due to the presence of It’s a Wonderful Life – holder of a whopping 8.6 rating on IMDb – as well as beloved holiday favorites Love Actually and Arthur Christmas.

It's a Wonderful Life is the highest-rated Christmas movie, including in the streaming survey.  (Paramount/CBS/Getty)

It’s a Wonderful Life is the highest-rated Christmas movie, including in the streaming survey. (Paramount/CBS/Getty)

Disney+ finished just behind thanks to heavy hitters like Home Alone and The Muppet Christmas Carol, both of which have an impressive 7.7 rating, as well as The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Netflix, meanwhile, struggled to make an impact in the survey, despite being known to provide a rather variable bouquet of Christmas movies each year.

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The highest-rated holiday movie included in the survey was the Netflix original The Christmas Chronicles, in which Kurt Russell plays Santa Claus, which earned a 7.0 on IMDb.

Even the service’s classic offerings fared less well, with How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Nativity! pointing below 6.5.

The Christmas Chronicles, starring Kurt Russell, was the highest-rated Christmas movies in Netflix's selection.  (Netflix)

The Christmas Chronicles, starring Kurt Russell, was the highest-rated of Netflix’s Christmas movie selection. (Netflix)

All the major streaming services invest heavily in Christmas movies every year, with newer tastes from Paramount+ and Apple TV+ also getting in on the action this year.

Meanwhile, there are also plenty of festive treats in theaters, including the gory Christmas action flick Violent Night, in which David Harbor is a very different Santa Claus.

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Streamers have already released a slew of original festive movies, with Netflix’s main offering being Falling for Christmas – featuring Lindsay Lohan’s first major film role in a decade.

Disney has a festive Guardians of the Galaxy special, while Prime has debuted several winter rom-coms, including the charming Your Christmas or Mine.

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