the best christmas movies ever!

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1. The Snowman (1982 TV Short)

G | 26 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

On Christmas Eve, a young boy builds a snowman that comes to life and takes him to the North Pole to meet Father Christmas.

Directors: Dianne Jackson, Jimmy T. Murakami | Stars: David Bowie, Raymond Briggs, Mel Smith

Votes: 11,286

2. Home Alone (1990)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family

63 Metascore

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.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard

Votes: 410,616 | Gross: $285.76M

3. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

PG | 120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

One year after Kevin McCallister was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself stranded in New York City - and the same criminals are not far behind.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O'Hara

Votes: 267,161 | Gross: $173.59M

4. All I Want for Christmas (1991)

G | 92 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

A brother and sister attempt to bring their divorced parents back together for Christmas.

Director: Robert Lieberman | Stars: Harley Jane Kozak, Jamey Sheridan, Ethan Embry, Kevin Nealon

Votes: 4,031 | Gross: $14.81M

5. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

46 Metascore

On the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch (Jim Carrey), who plans on ruining Christmas for all of the citizens of the town.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Kelley, Jeffrey Tambor

Votes: 184,917 | Gross: $260.04M

6. A Walt Disney Christmas (1982 Video)

46 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

This collection of six short films is an animated Christmas card from Disney.

Stars: Buddy Clark, Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner

Votes: 220

7. Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (1999 Video)

Not Rated | 66 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A Christmas themed, three-part anthology-style video. The first part, "Donald Duck: Stuck on Christmas", is essentially a retelling of Groundhog Day (1993), with Huey, Dewey, and Louie ... See full summary »

Directors: Jun Falkenstein, Alex Mann, Bradley Raymond, Toby Shelton, Bill Speers | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Wayne Allwine, Russi Taylor, Tony Anselmo

Votes: 5,595

8. A Christmas Carol (2009)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Drama, Family

55 Metascore

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.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Steve Valentine

Votes: 92,611 | Gross: $137.86M

9. Annabelle's Wish (1997 Video)

54 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

A mute boy and a calf with the ability to speak form a deep friendship, learning what it means to love and sacrifice for another.

Director: Roy Wilson | Stars: Randy Travis, Jay Johnson, Jerry Van Dyke, Jim Varney

Votes: 1,477

10. November Christmas (2010 TV Movie)

G | 96 min | Drama

A brave young girl is battling cancer, which has an effect on the people around her.

Director: Robert Harmon | Stars: Sam Elliott, John Corbett, Sarah Paulson, Karen Allen

Votes: 1,381

11. Jack Frost (1998)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

A father who can't keep his promises, dies in a car accident. One year later, he returns as a snowman, who has the final chance to put things right with his son, before he is gone forever.

Director: Troy Miller | Stars: Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston, Joseph Cross, Mark Addy

Votes: 30,303 | Gross: $34.55M

12. The Santa Clause (1994)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

57 Metascore

When a man inadvertently makes Santa fall off of his roof on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Eric Lloyd

Votes: 85,933 | Gross: $144.83M

13. Christmas Magic (2011 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Drama, Fantasy

Carrie Blackford (Booth) lives for her successful career as an event planner in New York City, but her life changes in an instant after a nasty car accident in a snowstorm. Carrie suffers ... See full summary »

Director: John Bradshaw | Stars: Lindy Booth, Paul McGillion, Derek McGrath, Kiara Glasco

Votes: 1,199

14. Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Family

22 Metascore

With their daughter away, the Kranks decide to skip Christmas altogether until she decides to come home, causing an uproar when they have to celebrate the holiday at the last minute.

Director: Joe Roth | Stars: Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, M. Emmet Walsh

Votes: 37,195 | Gross: $73.78M

15. Dieselråttor och sjömansmöss (2002– )

15 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

The story take place on a ship where two children, Ofelia and Philémon, are shrunk and captured by a bunch of rats living in the engine room.

Stars: Brasse Brännström, Anna Åström, Andreas Haglund, Eric Ericson

Votes: 245

16. The Polar Express (2004)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

61 Metascore

On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Chris Coppola, Michael Jeter, Leslie Zemeckis

Votes: 156,924 | Gross: $183.37M

17. Winnie the Pooh: A Very Merry Pooh Year (2002)

G | 65 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Ring in the season with Winnie The Pooh in a holiday adventure.

Directors: Gary Katona, Ed Wexler, Jamie Mitchell | Stars: Jim Cummings, Peter Cullen, John Fiedler, Michael Gough

Votes: 1,630

18. The Santa Clause 2 (2002)

G | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

48 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Lembeck | Stars: Tim Allen, Spencer Breslin, Elizabeth Mitchell, Eric Lloyd

Votes: 45,400 | Gross: $139.24M

19. Pelle Svanslös (1997– )

15 min | Family

Pelle Svanslös is a kind and sweet cat who constantly gets tricked and bullied by Måns.

Stars: Björn Kjellman, Christer Fant, Leif Andrée, Göran Thorell

Votes: 514

20. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966 TV Short)

Not Rated | 26 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam | Stars: Boris Karloff, Thurl Ravenscroft, June Foray, Dal McKennon

Votes: 41,199

21. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2019)
Episode: Eloise at Christmastime (2003)

89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A 6-year-old girl tries to reunite a young woman with a former boyfriend before she marries another.

Director: Kevin Lima | Stars: Julie Andrews, Sofia Vassilieva, Kenneth Welsh, Debra Monk

Votes: 1,950

22. Fred Claus (2007)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

42 Metascore

Fred Claus, Santa's bitter older brother, is forced to move to the North Pole to help Santa and the elves prepare for Christmas in exchange for cash.

Director: David Dobkin | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Banks, John Michael Higgins

Votes: 37,329 | Gross: $72.01M

23. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

PG | 114 min | Family, Fantasy

A lawyer and a little girl must prove that a man claiming to be Santa Claus is the real thing.

Director: Les Mayfield | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott, J.T. Walsh

Votes: 28,658 | Gross: $17.19M

24. Tjuvarnas jul (2011– )

15 min | Family

One evening the pickpocket Kurre gets an unexpected visit.

Stars: Stefan Roos, Tea Stjärne, Gustaf Hammarsten, Elisabet Carlsson

Votes: 226

25. The Holiday (2006)

PG-13 | 138 min | Comedy, Romance

52 Metascore

Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.

Director: Nancy Meyers | Stars: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black

Votes: 222,341 | Gross: $63.22M

26. Winnie the Pooh & Christmas Too (1991 TV Short)

26 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

When Christopher Robin writes a letter to Santa and forgets to add what Pooh wanted for Christmas, Pooh tries to get the letter back, and subsequently redeliver the letter to the North Pole.

Director: Jamie Mitchell | Stars: Jim Cummings, Peter Cullen, John Fiedler, Michael Gough

Votes: 1,067

27. Deck the Halls (2006)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family

28 Metascore

Two neighbors have it out after one of them decorates his house for the holidays so brightly that it can be seen from space.

Director: John Whitesell | Stars: Matthew Broderick, Danny DeVito, Kristin Chenoweth, Kristin Davis

Votes: 20,653 | Gross: $35.09M

28. Surviving Christmas (2004)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

19 Metascore

A lonely, obnoxious young millionaire pays a family to spend Christmas with him.

Director: Mike Mitchell | Stars: Ben Affleck, Christina Applegate, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara

Votes: 20,872 | Gross: $11.66M

29. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)

G | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

32 Metascore

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.

Director: Michael Lembeck | Stars: Tim Allen, Martin Short, Elizabeth Mitchell, Eric Lloyd

Votes: 29,626 | Gross: $84.50M

30. Elf (2003)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

64 Metascore

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.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Zooey Deschanel

Votes: 192,958 | Gross: $173.40M

31. Love Actually (2003)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson, Laura Linney

Votes: 388,706 | Gross: $59.70M

32. A Merry Friggin' Christmas (2014)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy

28 Metascore

Boyd Mitchler and his family must spend Christmas with his estranged family of misfits. Upon realizing that he left all his son's gifts at home, he hits the road with his dad in an attempt to make the 8-hour round trip before sunrise.

Director: Tristram Shapeero | Stars: Joel McHale, Lauren Graham, Clark Duke, Oliver Platt

Votes: 5,442

33. Four Christmases (2008)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

41 Metascore

A couple struggles to visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas.

Director: Seth Gordon | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Vince Vaughn, Mary Steenburgen, Robert Duvall

Votes: 58,573 | Gross: $120.15M

34. The Christmas Bunny (2010)

PG | 98 min | Drama, Family

The Christmas Bunny is the story of a Michigan family, facing tough economic times, who take in a withdrawn foster child, Julia (Sophie Bolen). Convinced she's unlovable, Julia dreams of ... See full summary »

Director: Tom Seidman | Stars: Sophie Bolen, Madeline Vail, Colby French, Derek Brandon

Votes: 664

35. The Family Stone (2005)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

56 Metascore

An uptight, conservative businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.

Director: Thomas Bezucha | Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Jessica Parker, Claire Danes, Diane Keaton

Votes: 56,874 | Gross: $60.06M



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