You Can Watch ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ All Christmas Day This Year

Erin Cavoto
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From The Pioneer Woman

Of all the Christmas movies out there, there's something about the classics that just can’t be beat. Oftentimes, they're the ones you used to watch over and over again with your family. Whether it’s Miracle on 34th Street, White Christmas, or A Christmas Carol, these stories likely have a special place in your heart.

But perhaps the most touching film of all is It's a Wonderful Life—at least if you ask Ree Drummond! If you’re not familiar, it’s about George Bailey, a man who's about ready to throw in the towel. That is, until he’s met by an angel who shows him how his loved ones would be affected if he hadn’t lived past childhood. The result is a movie that’s emotional, uplifting, and leaves you with a warm, fuzzy feeling every time.

Photo credit: Hulton Archive - Getty Images
Photo credit: Hulton Archive - Getty Images

Whether it's a Christmas tradition to watch every year, or if you haven't seen it in forever, you're probably now in the mood for It's a Wonderful Life. Call us your guardian angels, because we're sharing all the ways you can watch and stream the classic Christmas movie this year.

How can I watch "It’s a Wonderful Life" online?

You have a handful of options. Both NBC and USA Network are currently streaming the film for free online—which means you can watch it at the click of a button! The only catch is that both of these offerings will have ad breaks—just an FYI. However, if you're an Amazon Prime member, it's currently available to stream online, ad-free.

Of course, if you want to watch It’s a Wonderful Life without ads and aren’t a Prime member, you can always rent it on Amazon.

When will "It’s a Wonderful Life" be on TV?

If you’d rather visit the town of Bedford Falls live, you can certainly do so. This year, NBC will continue its annual tradition of airing It’s a Wonderful Life on Christmas Eve at 8 p.m. ET. On Christmas Day, head over to E! where the movie will be played all day long, beginning at 6 a.m. ET.

It sounds like the perfect occasion for gathering your family together—dressed in matching Christmas pajamas, of course!