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Get ready for the holidays with new collections in the Windows Store

Written By published December 19, 2016

We’re excited to share that the Windows Store team has put together awesome collections of apps, movies, TV shows, games and more to help get you in the holiday spirit! 

Get ready for the holidays with new collections in the Windows Store


All your favorite holiday hits are in the Movies & TV section of the Windows Store. From feel-good family favorites to non-traditional classics, our Holiday Movies & TV Guide is your go-to source for seasonal entertainment. Here’s a few of our favorites:

Holiday Family Films
Find plenty of yuletide cheer with perennial favorites like Elf, A Christmas Story, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation and Miracle on 34th Street.

Holiday Animated Favorites
Celebrate with merry animated movies like The Polar Express and spirited characters like Rudolph, Frosty, Mickey Mouse and more.

Non-traditional Holiday Movies
For a different take on the season, try Bad Santa, Edward Scissorhands or Krampus: The Christmas Devil.

New Release Holiday Movies
Start a new holiday tradition with romantic and comedic movies such as The Night Before, Holiday Breakup, and A Christmoose Story!

Get ready for the holidays with new collections in the Windows Store


Grab a mug of hot cocoa, get cozy, and play holiday-themed music to get in the spirit. Or let these holiday classics and new arrivals serve as the beat behind your holiday get-togethers. Either way, Microsoft Groove has holiday music for any occasion:

Holiday Classics
Celebrate the season with enduring favorites featuring Nat King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Harry Connick, Jr., and of course, the soundtrack from A Charlie Brown Christmas.

New Holiday Music
Discover the latest festive albums, with music from Neil Diamond, Kylie Minogue and Luciano Pavarotti, among others.

Get ready for the holidays with new collections in the Windows Store


Whether you’re looking to be entertained or doing the entertaining this holiday season, the Windows Store has you covered with great Apps for the Holidays:

Sling TV*
Your ultimate destination for sports, shows, news, movies, and more, both live and on demand (subscription required, free trial available). Don’t miss a full lineup of holiday entertainment from your favorite TV and movie channels, including Disney Channel’s “Dis the Season” holiday celebration! Get the Best of Live TV today — for a limited time, you can watch for 14 Days FREE! (restrictions apply).

Your favorite music and radio comes together in this free app. And now, you can fa-la-la-la-la with non-stop holiday favorites spanning music genres, with channels like iHeartChristmas-Classics -Country, -R&B, -Rock, North Pole Radio, and more.

Audiobooks from Audible
Whether traveling or stealing away quiet moments this holiday, turn anytime into story-time with Audiobooks from Audible. Catch up on 2016 Best Sellers, New Releases, or holiday gems like A Christmas Carol: A Signature Performance by Tim Curry, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, and more.

Food is a big part of the holidays, and this handy app provides recipe recommendations based on your personal tastes. Its powerful recipe search engine accesses thousands of the world’s top recipe sites and blogs, taking food allergies into account and helping create personalized menus.

Get ready for the holidays with new collections in the Windows Store


The Windows Store is a great source for Holiday Games, too. Check out the super-funny to super-scary in these favorite games, each featuring special content and offers for the holidays:

Treat yourself to rewards
Until Dec. 30, earn 200 Microsoft Rewards points for every dollar you spend on on select past, present and future games.

Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition Beta
The block-by-block building of this globally popular game gets its own, Festive Mash-up Pack ($3.99) with a new world, new textures – including snow – and 21 new, holiday-themed skins including Dasher, Xmas Sweaters, Blue Santa, and more.

Candy Crush Soda Saga
Winter sales makes the holiday fun here as sweet as it gets, with themed, in-game events throughout December, from a Wild Treasure Hunt and Chained Cake Climb to the Candy Collection, Mystery Starter Pack and Delicious Duel.

Hidden City: Mystery of Shadows
Uncover the real story behind mirages of an unknown city that have been seen around the world, now with 108 new quests, 18 collections, two new scenes and two graphically beautiful events, Christmas and Theatre.

Don’t miss the action, the stories, the music and festive fun in our holiday collections – check out favorites old and new in the Windows Store today!

*Available to new customers upon account activation.  Offer ends 1/11/17. US-only.