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1. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
If you haven't seen it, watch it.
2. Holiday Inn (1942)
Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer.
Votes: 11,819 | Gross: $8.18M
A classic musical holiday movie, well produced but still down to earth and touching.
3. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Romance
A food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas.
A personal favorite, and a classic holiday escape.
4. Last Holiday (2006)
PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Romance
Upon learning of a terminal illness, a shy woman decides to sell off all her possessions and live it up at a posh European hotel.
Votes: 26,282 | Gross: $38.36M
A nice remake of an old classic, with a surprise happy ending.
5. A Christmas Carol (2009)
PG | 96 min | Animation, Drama, Family
An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.
Votes: 92,545 | Gross: $137.86M
6. Joyeux Noel (2005)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, History, Music
In December 1914, an unofficial Christmas truce on the Western Front allows soldiers from opposing sides of the First World War to gain insight into each other's way of life.
Votes: 25,787 | Gross: $1.05M
Making the best of a situation. Based on true events.
7. A Christmas Story (1983)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family
In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.
Votes: 122,364 | Gross: $20.61M
A youthful perspective, family friendly, funny, painful, excellent.
8. Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse (1988 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 49 min | Comedy, Family, Musical
Pee-wee Herman and pals are celebrating Christmas in the Playhouse in their own creative ways: Pee-wee makes a list for Santa Claus 1 1/2 miles long, teaches Little Richard how to ice skate... See full summary »
Pee Wee... oh, Pee Wee... this movie has made me laugh until I cried. Not your usual Christmas fare, but surprisingly good.
9. White Christmas (1954)
Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.
Votes: 28,544 | Gross: $30.00M
10. Prancer (1989)
G | 103 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
A farm girl nurses a wounded reindeer she believes is one of Santa's, hoping to bring it back to health in time for Christmas. Her holiday spirit inspires those around her, something her disheartened father is having trouble understanding.
Votes: 4,077 | Gross: $18.59M
11. Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962 TV Movie)
Approved | 53 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
An animated, magical, musical version of Dickens' timeless classic "A Christmas Carol." The nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn't have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns the ... See full summary »
12. Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988 TV Short)
43 min | Short, Comedy, History
After a genial spirit shows the benevolent Ebenezer Blackadder visions of his unscrupulous ancestors, he resolves to mend his generous ways.
13. A Very Brady Christmas (1988 TV Movie)
Unrated | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
The entire Brady family manages to overcome personal obstacles to spend a happy holiday together.
I know, I know, but it's one of my favorite TV families. As usual, tough situations are ironed out before it's over, and a Merry Christmas is had by all.
15. Die Hard (1988)
R | 132 min | Action, Thriller
An NYPD officer tries to save his wife and several others taken hostage by German terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
Votes: 727,219 | Gross: $83.01M
16. Die Hard 2 (1990)
R | 124 min | Action, Thriller
John McClane attempts to avert disaster as rogue military operatives seize control of Dulles International Airport in Washington, D.C.
Votes: 315,329 | Gross: $117.54M
17. Scrooge (1970)
G | 113 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
A musical retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about an old bitter miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.
An interesting variation of Charles Dickens' eye-opening Christmas Carol. I'd never seen this version before. Shout out to Josiah Sillavan for the recommendation.
18. Elf (2003)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
After discovering he is a human, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole decides to travel to New York City to locate his real father.
Votes: 192,820 | Gross: $173.40M
19. How About You... (2007)
Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama
A young British woman struggling with the direction of her life spends Christmas watching over a retirement home filled with demanding residents.
Votes: 1,454 | Gross: $0.08M
An unusual holiday experience, rough around the edges. Ultimately I like it and recommend it.
20. Christmas Comes to Willow Creek (1987 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 93 min | Family, Drama
Willow Creek, Alaska, is going through a depression because the local cannery has shut down putting many of the residents out of work. Ray and Pete are truck-driving brothers, different as ... See full summary »
It's a Bo and Luke reunion. Naw, but they still played well together. A fair movie with some humor and a good ending.
Warehouse 13 (2009–2014)
TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Pete and Myka hunt down a malevolent artifact-wielding Santa Claus and come to the aid of a businessman. Meanwhile, Artie is reunited with his estranged father Isadore after 30 years.
TV-14 | 46 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Crichton has arrived home, on Earth. Even though the Moya crew relaxes, on Earth and are treated as VIPs, Crichton can't seem to adjust to life on Earth. After all his adventures, can he still call Earth his home?
Warehouse 13 (2009–2014)
The Greatest Gift
TV-PG | 43 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
It's nearly Christmas, and a brush with the upholstery brush of Philip Van Doren Stern bears Pete from his wonderful life into a world where he's never been born.
24. 3 Godfathers (1948)
Passed | 106 min | Drama, Western
Three outlaws on the run find a dying woman in the desert who gives birth to a baby. The mother entrusts the care of the child to the three men.