What if your local mall Santa wasn’t just a grizzled old bearded dude, and in fact, the real bonafide Kris Kringle? As the classic film goes, Claus, who for some reason is scoping out department stores in New York during what is likely his busiest month, accidentally gets recruited to be a cheap facsimile of himself. In his role as Macy’s mall Santa, he amazes kids and customers alike with some of his old-fashioned Christmas razzle-dazzle. Of course, anytime you have an abundance of Christmas cheer, it’s only a matter of time before a Scrooge comes along to muck it all up for everyone.
Events director Doris Walker, the lady who hired Kris for his new side gig isn't into all that yuletide superstition and has raised her young daughter Susan to echo her beliefs. Things take a sharp turn for the worse Kringle has a run-in with the law, tasked with proving he is who he says he is, and not just a chubby wackadoo.
Miracle on 34th Street is not just a Christmas classic, it's part of the National Film Registry for its cultural significance. And despite being in black and white, it's incredibly watchable, even for futuristic cord-cutters. Here's everything you need to know to watch Miracle on 34th Street online.
What is Miracle on 34th Street?
- Released: May 1947
- Genre: Christmas comedy/drama
- Starring: Maureen O'Hara as Doris Walker, John Payne as Fred Gailey, Edmund Gwenn as Kris Kringle, Gene Lockhart as the Hon. Henry X. Harper, Natalie Wood as Susan Walker, Porter Hall as Granville Sawyer, William Frawley as Charlie Halloran, Jerome Cowan as District Attorney Thomas Mara, Philip Tonge as Julian Shellhammer
- Seasons: 1
- Status: Pending
Miracle on 34th Street Reviews
What the critics are saying:
- "In the battle of the classic Hollywood Christmas movies, It's A Wonderful Life feels charmingly ancient, fixed in an early-20th-century America that scarcely anyone today remembers first-hand. Miracle On 34th Street feels more modern, with slangy dialogue and naturalistic asides, and general awareness of how Christmas has become about the intertwined stresses of shopping and selling." -Noel Murray, AV Club
How to stream Miracle on 34th Street
Here are a few options for you to rent or buy Miracle on 34th Street.
Miracle on 34th Street on Disney Plus
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Miracle on 34th Street on Amazon Prime Video
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Miracle on 34th Street on Fandango Now
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Miracle on 34th Street on Vudu
Vudu is a no-fuss way to rent movies online if you don't want to bother signing up for anything. There's a massive library of high-quality video content, including 4K movies. There are even piles of movies you can watch free as long as you sit through a few ads. Miracle on 34th Street is available to buy right now–and would you believe it, it's on sale.
Miracle on 34th Street on Google Play
Google Play is the internet search giant's massive online store which is host to a myriad of applications, software, music, and streaming media. For those on netbooks and Android-powered phones, tablets and streaming devices, it's a universal hub to download streaming channels including Netflix, Prime Video, Disney+, Hulu, and many other popular streaming destinations. Many popular TV shows and films can also be purchased on-demand and streaming across any Google-enabled device.