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How to Watch Friends & Family Christmas Online from Anywhere

By TechNadu Staff / December 17, 2023

Friends and Family Christmas is a romantic story about a couple who, despite being set up by their families, discover love during the holiday season. The Countdown to Christmas special will premiere in the US on Hallmark Channel on Sunday, December 17, 2023, at 8 PM ET. It can be streamed on Peacock the next day. Hallmark is available on fuboTV and Sling TV plans.

Viewers in Canada can catch the movie on the same date on W Network, or stream it on the Global TV app, or Prime Video.

Peacock is only available within the US as a standalone service, making it difficult to access when traveling or living abroad.

However, a VPN connected to a US can undo geo-restrictions, and allow you to stream Friends & Family from anywhere.

Read on to find out where and how to watch Friends & Family Christmas for free,  a preview, cast details, a trailer, and why a VPN is a must.

How to Watch Friends & Family Christmas Online With a VPN

To watch Friends & Family Christmas on Peacock, you will need a VPN connected to an American server. Here is how to use the VPN:

  1. Sign up for a VPN to unblock Peacock (we recommend NordVPN).
  2. Download and install the VPN on your device(s).
  3. Run the VPN and connect to a US server.
  4. Open Peacock to stream Friends & Family Christmas.

Why Do You Need a VPN to Watch Friends & Family Christmas Online?

You will need a VPN to watch Friends & Family Christmas on Peacock as it is exclusively available within the US as a standalone service.

Without a VPN, attempting to access Peacock abroad will generate an error message: "Peacock is spreading its wings worldwide. Enjoy bingeworthy Originals and a huge catalog of hit TV series and blockbuster films. Now available at no extra cost to Sky and NOW subscribers in the following locations: UK and Ireland, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, Italy. For other international audiences: Peacock is not yet in your territory. For US customers: Your device must physically be located in the US to stream.”

Peacock TV Geo Block Message

A VPN can change your IP address to the US one, granting you access to Peacock.

We recommend NordVPN as it is one of the best-selling VPNs on the market. It can effectively unblock many streaming platforms, including Peacock.

Where to Watch Friends & Family Christmas

Folks in the US watch Friends & Family Christmas live stream on Hallmark Channel on Sunday, December 17, 2023, at 8 PM ET, or stream it the next day on Peacock. Hallmark Channel is available through fuboTV or Sling TV.

Viewers in Canada can watch Friends & Family Christmas on the same day on W Network. They can also use STACKTV and stream the movie on Prime Video or Global TV

A release date for the UK and Australia hasn't been announced yet. Here’s where you can stream Friends & Family Christmas:

Streaming Service Pricing Available Locations
Peacock Free (limited content)/ $5.99 (all content, with ads)/ $9.99 (all content, no ads) United States
fuboTV $74.99 per month United States
Sling TV $40 per month United States
Prime Video - StackTV CA $12.99 per month Canada
Global TV Free Canada

How to Watch Friends & Family Christmas in the US

In the US, you can watch Friends & Family Christmas on Hallmark Channel on Sunday, December 17, 2023, at 8 PM ET or stream it the next day on Peacock. Peacock offers a free tier, but you need a Peacock Premium or Premium Plus account to watch this movie. Peacock Premium costs $5.99 a month and comes with a 7-day free trial

 The film is available on platforms that carry Hallmark, such as:

Traveling abroad? Use a dependable VPN connected to a US server to watch Friends & Family Christmas online from anywhere.

How to Watch Friends & Family Christmas in Canada

Viewers in Canada can watch Friends & Family Christmas on W Network on Sunday, December 17, 2023, or stream it on STACKTV using Prime Video. STACK TV costs CA $12.99 per month on top of your Prime Membership fee of CA $9.99 per month

The movie will also be available on the Global TV app, which is free in Canada when you log in using your TV service provider credentials.

When traveling away from your home country, it is recommended that you use a secure VPN and connect it to a Canadian server to stream this movie from anywhere. 

Can You Watch Friends & Family Christmas in the UK and Australia?

No, you cannot watch Friends & Family Christmas in the UK or Australia as we don’t have a premiere date for these countries yet. However, you can still watch Friends & Family Christmas for these regions using a powerful VPN connected to a US or Canadian server.

Can You Watch Friends & Family Christmas Online Free?

Yes, you can watch Friends & Family Christmas for free. In the US, you can use fuboTV’s 7-day free trial or Peacock’s Premium 7-day free trial to watch this movie at no cost. 

Canadian viewers can watch the movie on Global TV, which is a free service when you log in using your TV credentials or take advantage of Prime Video’s 30-day free trial.

Friends & Family Christmas Preview

Daniella and Amelia, both leading separate lives, are seeking significant changes for the upcoming holidays. Daniella recently shifted to New York and intends to spend her holidays there, concentrating on developing her art career and networking with other artists. Meanwhile, Amelia plans to stay dedicated to work during the holidays as a way to divert her attention from her broken engagement.

Both ladies have overbearing parents who decide to set them up for the holidays. The two girls find out that they are very different from each other, but agree to at least pretend to date to keep their families happy. However, the more time they spend with each other, the more they start to fall for one another.

Friends & Family Christmas Cast

Friends & Family Christmas Trailer

Final Thoughts

Friends & Family Christmas will be available in the US on Hallmark, Peacock, Sling TV, fubo TV, and on W Network, Prime Video, STACK TV, and the Global TV app in Canada. However, if you’re traveling abroad or live in an unsupported country,  a VPN will allow you to get around any geo-blockades you might face.

We highly recommend NordVPN as the VPN of choice. The tool has thousands of servers, best security policies, and is easy to use. In addition, you can try NordVPN risk-free for 30 days.



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