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30+ Free Winter Movies to Stream on a Snow Day

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Are you stuck at home with the kids on a snow day? We have pulled together a list of Family Movies to Stream on a Snow Day. We focused our list on winter themed movies that stream free with various subscriptions.

We searched through the list at Disney+, Amazon Prime, and Netflix. I also flipped through my Comcast account and found a few that stream on networks like Freeform and HBO. The article was originally published in 2020 but has been updated for January 2023


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Disney+ Movies to Stream on a Snow Day

In my searches I found Disney+ to have the most winter or snow themed movies.

Of course we’ll start with the obvious movie – Frozen and various shorts associated with it. Frozen 2 is also available.

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Star Wars is a big part of Disney+ and Empire Strikes Back with its opening scenes on Hoth are a natural fit.

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The Mighty Ducks with its sequels and Disney+ series Game Changers are all great choices.

It’s not an Olympic year, but there are two great Winter Olympic themed movies. Miracle about the 1980 US Miracle on Ice Hockey Team and Cool Runnings about the Jamaican bobsled team.

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A more recent addition to Disney+ is the Ice Age series.

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Other movies I found on Disney+

  • Snow Buddies
  • Snowball Express
  • Ice Princess
  • Go Figure
  • Johnny Tsunami
  • Cloud 9
  • Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
  • White Fang
  • The Call of the Wild (2020)
  • Iron Will
  • Togo

The National Geographic section also has several snow inspired documentaries

  • Life Below Zero (TV-14)
  • Hostile Planet – Polar Episode
  • Wild Yellowstone – The Frozen Frontier Episode
  • Wild Russia – Siberia’s Frozen Heart Episode
  • Continent 7: Antarctica
  • America’s National Parks – Gates of the Arctic Episode


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Netflix Movies to Stream on a Snow Day

I was very disappointed in the movie options I found on Netflix.

Movies:

  • Penguins of Madagascar: The Movie

TV Series

  • Zero Chill (figure skating/hockey, TV-G)
  • Spinning Out (Ice skating/hockey, TV-G)
  • White Fang Netflix Original animated show.

Let me know what I missed. I searched for winter, snow, ice, and a few popular movies and did not find other options that were family friendly.


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Amazon Prime Movies to Stream on a Snow Day

There are a couple of movies on Amazon.

  • Snow Day
  • Snow Queen: Fire and Ice

On Amazon I found a number of shorter TV length episodes:

  • The Snowy Day (38 minute Amazon Original based on the Ezra Jack Keats book)
  • The Snowman
  • Jack Frost (1979)
  • The Snow Queen
  • LOL Surprise! Winter Disco
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On Demand Movies for a Snow Day

I also searched my Xfinity to see what I have available for streaming or would if I subscribed to those channels. Streaming availability through cable networks seems to rotate even more frequently than the major streaming platforms.

  • FXM
    • Abominable (Until 2/28/2023)
    • The Call of the Wild (until 10/1/2023)
  • Disney Channel
    • Cloud 9
    • Johnny Tsunami
  • HBO/HBO Max
    • Snow Day

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Peacock Snow Day Movies

We have Peacock through our Xfinity subscription.

  • Blippi’s Snowflake Scavenger Hunt
  • Blippi’s Winter Olympics Dream
  • Albi the Snowman
  • Snowbound
  • The Snow Queen
  • Snowtime
  • Iced
  • Golden Winter

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Paramount+ Snow Day Movies

Since our last update, we started a Paramount+ subscription.

  • Snow Day
  • The Snows of Kilimanjaro
  • Bob the Builder Snowed Under

Other Snow Day Movie Sources

If you can’t find the movie you want a free streaming service, many can be purchased digitally through iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, and even your cable provider.

We have plenty of movies that we collected in the years before streaming. As our daughter gets older, we need to keep checking for movies she is now old enough to be introduced to.

The library has a great selection of DVDs and BluRays available. With a little planning ahead, you can have plenty of movies to watch.


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More Snow Day Ideas

If there’s enough snow, you can make Snow Cream.

Don’t miss our list of Ann Arbor sledding hills once the roads clear.

A snow day is also a great time for a family game afternoon.

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