Christmas Moviesby GabrielleHalliwell | created - 23 Oct 2012 | updated - 16 Jun 2018 | Public
Fun holiday movies, most of which I grew up watching. It just isn't the holidays without a view. I'll be adding more to the list later.
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2. 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: 123,384 | Gross: $20.61M
My family and I loved this long before it was popular.
3. Christmas Every Day (1986 TV Movie)
22 min | Animation
When little Lucy wishes it were Christmas every day, "forever and ever", her dad tells the cautionary tale of her grandmother Tilly, who, as a little girl, made the very same wish, and the ... See full synopsis »
A lost gem, seemingly unavailable everywhere. My family remembers it well, and we long to see it again.
5. 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: 196,764 | Gross: $173.40M
6. Frosty the Snowman (1969 TV Short)
TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Family
A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman's magic hat.
7. Home Alone (1990)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family
An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.
Votes: 420,733 | Gross: $285.76M
9. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
PG | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
On the outskirts of Whoville lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch (Jim Carrey), who plans to ruin Christmas for all of the citizens of the town.
Votes: 188,123 | Gross: $260.04M
Surprisingly very well done.
10. Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)
G | 26 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
The classic Disney animated characters play the roles in this animated retelling of the Charles Dickens masterpiece.
Votes: 9,205 | Gross: $21.00M
11. Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (1977 TV Movie)
TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
An outcast donkey in Roman era Judea with overlong ears finds his destiny on the way to Bethlehem.
12. One Magic Christmas (1985)
G | 89 min | Family, Fantasy
An angel must show a mother the true meaning of Christmas. It's not just presents and materialistic things, but the people she cares about.
Votes: 2,817 | Gross: $13.68M
13. 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: 4,184 | Gross: $18.59M
14. Santa and the Three Bears (1970)
G | 46 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
When a park ranger tells two bear cubs about Christmas and Santa Claus, they want to skip hibernation to celebrate, but their mother doesn't believe in Saint Nick and wants them to sleep.
15. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970 TV Movie)
TV-G | 48 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus.
There are a ton of Rankin Bass Christmas movies, and they are all more or less good. But I've included what I consider to be the best, and tried to list Santa's life in chronological order.
16. The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974 TV Movie)
TV-G | 51 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
When a weary and discouraged Santa Claus considers skipping his Christmas Eve run one year, Mrs. Claus and his Elves set out to change his mind.
18. Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)
PG | 107 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
The legend of Santa Claus is put in jeopardy when an unscrupulous toy manufacturer attempts to take over Christmas.
Votes: 10,745 | Gross: $23.72M
I've always liked the first half of the movie best.
19. The Santa Clause (1994)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
When a man inadvertently makes Santa fall off of his roof on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.
Votes: 87,782 | Gross: $144.83M
20. The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
G | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Scott Calvin has been a humble Santa Claus for nearly ten years, but it might come to an end if he doesn't find a Mrs. Claus.
Votes: 46,299 | Gross: $139.24M
A little hiccup- not as good as the other two, but still worthwhile.
21. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
G | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
Santa, aka Scott Calvin, is faced with double-duty: how to keep his new family happy, and how to stop Jack Frost from taking over Christmas.
Votes: 30,275 | Gross: $84.50M
Love Jack Frost in this.
23. Shrek the Halls (2007 TV Short)
TV-PG | 21 min | Animation, Short, Adventure
This half-hour animated TV special features the Shrek characters putting their own spin on holiday traditions.
Great short, so much better than all the Shrek sequels.
24. The Small One (1978)
G | 26 min | Animation, Short, Family
A young Judean boy tries to sell his beloved old donkey to someone who would care for him as much as he does.
25. Christmas Comes But Once a Year (1936)
Passed | 9 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
At an orphanage, the children are sad because they received broken toys as gifts. Professor Grampy sees the children while passing by in his sled and has an idea on how to give them a merry Christmas.
26. The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)
PG | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
The journey that led to Charles Dickens' creation of "A Christmas Carol," a timeless tale that would redefine Christmas.
Votes: 10,147 | Gross: $5.68M