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The Best Holiday Shows to Stream This Christmas

What's streaming around the world for Christmas 2021? We have the full list!

Looking for something festive to stream for the holidays? Make your spirits bright this week with the magic of theatre (both live and pre-recorded) as it's presented around the world. Below, BroadwayWorld is rounding up streaming options for your holiday merriment!


Estella Scrooge

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Celebrate the holidays with Estella Scrooge: A Christmas Carol With A Twist, a modern-day take on Charles Dickens' beloved 1843 novella. Estella Scrooge features a book by Tony Award winner John Caird and Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon, music and lyrics by Gordon and direction by Caird. Having premiered in 2020, the fully-realized production was filmed using a green screen with hundreds of images, animations and digital environments blended in post-production with the footage of the actors to bring the story magically to life.


A Christmas Carol: On Air
American Conservatory Theater

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For the first time in its 44-year history, the Bay Area's favorite holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol, comes to life as A Christmas Carol: On Air, an enthralling radio play that the whole family can enjoy from the comfort of home. This timeless story of optimism and redemption features the delightful music, deliciously spooky ghosts, and cast of characters that have made it a classic.


Jim Henson's Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas!
New Victory Theatre

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Treasure a new holiday tradition with Jim Henson's Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas! Based on Jim Henson's beloved television special, this tuneful tale takes us to Frogtown Hollow where Ma and Emmet Otter risk what little they have to make each other's holiday dreams come true. Featuring a lovable cast of performers with puppets from Jim Henson's Creature Shop, and a toe-tapping score by legendary songwriter Paul Williams, this very merry musical will warm the hearts of a new generation for winters to come!

The Best Holiday Shows to Stream This Christmas
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The Seth Concert Series

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SiriusXM Broadway host Seth Rudetsky will continue his virtual concert series with Jessica Vosk, Christy Altomare, Ciara Renée, and Ana Gasteyer. Every Sunday at 8pm ET, Seth and one of his favorite Broadway stars will perform an intimate concert filled with Broadway tunes, Seth's signature hilarious interviews and even song requests from viewers requested in real time!

The Best Holiday Shows to Stream This Christmas


It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley

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America's favorite holiday classic is on tonight at a snowbound 1940s radio station, with every memorable character, wacky sound effect, and the heartwarming conclusion of the iconic film recreated live before your ears-and eyes!


Stealing Baby Jesus/The 12 Dates of Christmas
Austin Playhouse

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Stealing Baby Jesus is a humorous, poignant solo performance piece for adults, based on the writer's dysfunctional seasonal experiences with diverse, maladjusted, makeshift families in England, Africa, Arabia and America.

The 12 Dates of Christmas offers a hilarious and modern alternative to the old standards of the holiday season. After seeing her fiancé kiss another woman at the televised Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Mary's life falls apart -- just in time for the holidays. Over the next year, she stumbles back into the dating world, where "romance" isn't all it's cracked up to be.


The Nutcracker
Atlanta Ballet

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The Nutcracker On Demand features an alternative way audiences will be able to experience the magic of The Nutcracker this holiday season. Atlanta Ballet fans can bring the magic of The Nutcracker into their own living rooms by streaming this on demand presentation of a previously-recorded version of the production.


The Nutcracker
Pacific Northwest Ballet

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Are you ready to celebrate the holidays with renewed gusto? With its classic score, thrilling dance, resplendent costumes, and magical scenery, George Balanchine's The Nutcracker is the perfect centerpiece for any celebration. Enjoy this holiday classic from the comfort of your own home, and let your soul have its fill of cheer!


2021 Great Russian Nutcracker
Moscow Ballet

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Take your family back to a simpler time with 200 dazzling costumes, stunning sets, and a cast of the worlds most accomplished dancers. The New York Times says, "Hot Ticket!" and the LA Times, "Bravura Expertise". Tchaikovsky's incomparable score sets the stage for the most magical of Christmas traditions! Watch Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker uninterrupted from your living room, all through December.


A Christmas Carol
Alliance Theatre

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The Alliance Theatre's beloved production returns this year with an exciting new adaption, including a completely reimagined set design and stunning new costumes. Audiences will be transported to the streets of London to revisit the timeless story of Ebenezer Scrooge's journey to redemption, told with beautiful live music and an all-star cast. Join the Alliance Theatre for one of Atlanta's most treasured holiday traditions.


A Christmas Carol
Dallas Theater Center

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Three spirits have come to visit the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, and to take him on a fantastic journey through Christmases past, present, and future that annually delights audiences across North Texas. But will it be enough to save Scrooge's soul? Brimming with joyful songs, magical spirits, and holiday cheer, the Tony Award winning Dallas Theater Center's A Christmas Carol boldly reimagines Dickens' classic tale of joy, redemption, and the spirit of Christmas.


A Christmas Carol
The Citadel Theatre

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Packed with your favorite classic Christmas tunes, this adaptation of the beloved tale of a miserly old man who is invited to change his ways by the Ghosts of Christmas, will carry you away into the magical era of films like It's a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street.


A Christmas Carol
Summoners Ensemble Theatre

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For the ninth holiday season, Summoners Ensemble Theatre brings their production back to the Merchant's House Museum. Surrounded by 19th century holiday decorations, flickering candles, and richly appointed period furnishings, audiences will be transported back 150 years in this captivating one-hour performance created from Dickens' own script.


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