Christmas Movies to Watch

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1. Noelle (2019)

G | 100 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

48 Metascore

Santa's daughter must take over the family business when her father retires and her brother, who is supposed to inherit the Santa role, gets cold feet.

Director: Marc Lawrence | Stars: Anna Kendrick, Shirley MacLaine, Bill Hader, Kingsley Ben-Adir

Votes: 9,148

2. I'll Be Next Door for Christmas (2018)

TV-PG | 100 min | Comedy, Family

A comedy about a family that's crazy for Christmas. Except for the 16-year-old daughter -- her family's over-the-top Christmas celebrations have made her life miserable. When her long ... See full summary »

Director: David Jay Willis | Stars: Nicole Sullivan, Atticus Shaffer, Carmine Caridi, Juliette Angelo

Votes: 678

3. A Christmas Story (1983)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family

77 Metascore

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.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Scott Schwartz

Votes: 126,643 | Gross: $20.61M

4. The Princess Switch (2018)

TV-PG | 101 min | Romance

Competing in a Christmas baking competition in Belgravia, a Chicago baker bumps into the prince's fiancée--who looks just like her. They switch lives for two days.

Director: Mike Rohl | Stars: Vanessa Hudgens, Sam Palladio, Nick Sagar, Alexa Adeosun

Votes: 17,149

5. Unaccompanied Minors (2006)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

43 Metascore

A group of unaccompanied minors bond while snowed in at the midwestern Hoover International Airport during the holiday season and ultimately create a makeshift holiday themselves.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Dyllan Christopher, Tyler James Williams, Gia Mantegna, Quinn Shephard

Votes: 10,081 | Gross: $16.65M

6. 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: 21,656 | Gross: $11.66M

7. 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: 4,241 | Gross: $14.81M

8. Noel (2004)

PG | 96 min | Drama

29 Metascore

Five New Yorkers come together on Christmas Eve, seeking a miracle.

Director: Chazz Palminteri | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Penélope Cruz, Paul Walker, Alan Arkin

Votes: 8,759

9. This Christmas (2007)

PG-13 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

A Christmastime drama centered around the Whitfield family's first holiday together in four years.

Director: Preston A. Whitmore II | Stars: Regina King, Columbus Short, Delroy Lindo, Idris Elba

Votes: 7,953 | Gross: $49.12M

10. 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.

Director: Phillip Borsos | Stars: Mary Steenburgen, Gary Basaraba, Harry Dean Stanton, Arthur Hill

Votes: 2,961 | Gross: $13.68M

11. Trapped in Paradise (1994)

PG-13 | 111 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Residents of a friendly Pennsylvania town foil three brothers' plan to rob a bank on Christmas Eve.

Director: George Gallo | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Jon Lovitz, Dana Carvey, Richard B. Shull

Votes: 11,853 | Gross: $5.78M

12. I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Family

A college student faces an impossible journey when he is left stranded in the desert, thousands of miles from home, with no money and only a few days left until Christmas.

Director: Arlene Sanford | Stars: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Jessica Biel, Adam LaVorgna, Gary Cole

Votes: 8,766 | Gross: $12.21M

13. Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

50 Metascore

A Puerto Rican family living in the area of Humboldt Park in west Chicago face what may be their last Christmas together.

Director: Alfredo Rodriguez de Villa | Stars: John Leguizamo, Freddy Rodríguez, Debra Messing, Alfred Molina

Votes: 3,561 | Gross: $7.50M

14. Mixed Nuts (1994)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

14 Metascore

The events focus around a crisis hotline business on one crazy night during the Christmas holidays.

Director: Nora Ephron | Stars: Steve Martin, Madeline Kahn, Robert Klein, Anthony LaPaglia

Votes: 9,952 | Gross: $6.80M

15. 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.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Dudley Moore, John Lithgow, David Huddleston, Burgess Meredith

Votes: 11,063 | Gross: $23.72M

16. Silent Night (I) (2012)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Horror, Mystery

53 Metascore

The police force of a remote Midwestern town search for a killer Santa Claus who is picking off citizens on Christmas Eve.

Director: Steven C. Miller | Stars: Malcolm McDowell, Jaime King, Donal Logue, Rick Skene

Votes: 7,242 | Gross: $0.01M

17. Love the Coopers (2015)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

31 Metascore

The intertwined stories of four generations of Coopers unfold right before the annual family reunion on Christmas Eve. Can they survive the most beautiful time of the year?

Director: Jessie Nelson | Stars: Steve Martin, Diane Keaton, John Goodman, Ed Helms

Votes: 19,129 | Gross: $26.28M

18. The Christmas Candle (2014)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Family

33 Metascore

A pastor who's suffered a personal loss accepts a position in a town that believes in a Christmas miracle candle, which he strives to abolish.

Director: John Stephenson | Stars: Hans Matheson, Samantha Barks, Lesley Manville, Sylvester McCoy

Votes: 1,695 | Gross: $2.21M

19. The Holiday Calendar (2018)

TV-PG | 95 min | Drama, Romance

A struggling but talented photographer inherits an antique holiday advent calendar, the contents of which seem to predict the future. Will this magical calendar lead her to love this holiday season?

Director: Bradley Walsh | Stars: Kat Graham, Quincy Brown, Ethan Peck, Ron Cephas Jones

Votes: 6,873

20. Santa Fake (2019)

86 min | Family

The Christmas-themed family film will follow Pat Keeley, a young man from Ireland who has emigrated to the United States and finds himself caught up in an escalating whirlwind of shenanigans that takes him from New York to Santa Fe.

Director: J.M. Burris | Stars: Ryan O'Malley, Pancho Moler, Damian McGinty, John Rhys-Davies

Votes: 66

21. Happy Christmas (2014)

R | 82 min | Comedy, Drama

70 Metascore

After a break up, Jenny moves in with writer Kelly, her filmmaker husband, and their child. Despite a rocky start, Jenny's influence helps Kelly realize that an evolution in her life, career and relationship is necessary for her happiness.

Director: Joe Swanberg | Stars: Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber, Lena Dunham

Votes: 7,436 | Gross: $0.03M

22. Office Christmas Party (2016)

R | 105 min | Comedy

42 Metascore

When his uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down his branch, the branch manager throws an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and save the day, but the party gets way out of hand...

Directors: Josh Gordon, Will Speck | Stars: Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, T.J. Miller, Jennifer Aniston

Votes: 64,602 | Gross: $54.77M

23. The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)

PG | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

The journey that led to Charles Dickens' creation of "A Christmas Carol," a timeless tale that would redefine Christmas.

Director: Bharat Nalluri | Stars: Dan Stevens, Mark Schrier, Patrick Joseph Byrnes, Miriam Margolyes

Votes: 11,125 | Gross: $5.68M

24. A Very Mary Christmas (2010)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family

Expecting Mary is the story of a young girl, who's had all the trappings of an upscale life, but it's only when she finds herself in a small New Mexico town, in a downtrodden trailer park, ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Gordon | Stars: Elliott Gould, Linda Gray, Lainie Kazan, Cloris Leachman

Votes: 303

25. Christmas Evil (1980)

R | 100 min | Horror, Thriller

A toy factory worker, mentally scarred as a child upon learning Santa Claus is not real, suffers a nervous breakdown after being belittled at work, and embarks on a Yuletide killing spree.

Director: Lewis Jackson | Stars: Brandon Maggart, Jeffrey DeMunn, Dianne Hull, Andy Fenwick

Votes: 5,413

26. How Sarah Got Her Wings (2015)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama, Fantasy

Good Samaritan Sarah Fitzpatrick has a fatal accident just before Christmas, and finds herself in the lobby before the gates of Heaven. Certain that she will be let in, she is shocked to ... See full summary »

Directors: Edmund Entin, Gary Entin | Stars: Lindsey Gort, Derek Theler, Melanie Liburd, Jeremy Luke

Votes: 1,610

27. Last Holiday (2006)

PG-13 | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

52 Metascore

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.

Director: Wayne Wang | Stars: Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, Timothy Hutton, Giancarlo Esposito

Votes: 27,071 | Gross: $38.36M

28. Christmas Oranges (2012)

PG | 101 min | Drama, Family

Experience the journey of Rose, an orphan who teaches the meaning of hope to all those around her. Share a slice of Christmas sweetened with friendship in this poignant story based on a classic holiday tale.

Director: John Lyde | Stars: Edward Herrmann, Nancy Stafford, Bailee Michelle Johnson, Savanna Kylie Lewis

Votes: 410

29. Pottersville (2017)

PG-13 | 84 min | Comedy

Maynard is a beloved local businessman who is mistaken for the legendary Bigfoot during an inebriated romp through town in a makeshift gorilla costume. The sightings set off an ... See full summary »

Director: Seth Henrikson | Stars: Michael Shannon, Judy Greer, Ron Perlman, Christina Hendricks

Votes: 3,304

30. A Merry Friggin' Christmas (2014)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 5,675

31. Santa, Jr. (2002 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Father Christmas's son tries to follow in his father's footsteps, but gets arrested while delivering presents.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Lauren Holly, Judd Nelson, Nick Stabile, George Wallace

Votes: 472

32. Stealing Christmas (2003 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Jack Clayton can only escape after his partner in crime Harry Zordich messes up a Christmas sales department store robbery in a Santa suit. Stuck in a rural small town, he finds himself ... See full summary »

Director: Gregg Champion | Stars: Tony Danza, Lea Thompson, Angela Goethals, Betty White

Votes: 833

33. Comfort and Joy (2003 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The life of Jane Berry was all materialist, until one Christmas Eve, she is involved in a car accident that changes her life forever. She wakes up to discover she is the mother of two, a ... See full summary »

Director: Maggie Greenwald | Stars: Nancy McKeon, Steven Eckholdt, Paul Dooley, Andrew Chalmers

Votes: 919

34. A Carol Christmas (2003 TV Movie)

TV-G | 92 min | Family, Comedy, Fantasy

An ego-maniacal TV talk show host is determined to destroy the festive fun in the studio.

Director: Matthew Irmas | Stars: Tori Spelling, Dinah Manoff, William Shatner, Gary Coleman

Votes: 1,008

35. An American Girl Holiday (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 86 min | Family, Drama

Set in 1904, "American Girls" revolves around Samantha as she moves in with her grandmother and learns how to become a proper Victorian young lady.

Director: Nadia Tass | Stars: Mia Farrow, AnnaSophia Robb, Kenner Ames, Stewart Arnott

Votes: 1,734

36. A Boyfriend for Christmas (2004 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

On Christmas Day, Santa brings two lonely people together. But can love overcome deception?

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Kelli Williams, Patrick Muldoon, Charles Durning, Bruce Thomas

Votes: 2,841

37. Christmas at Water's Edge (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 120 min | Family

For spoiled, wealthy college girl Layla Turner, Christmas usually means designer wrapping paper and holiday gift bags from Bloomingdale's. But this year, Layla will learn the true meaning ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Davis | Stars: Keshia Knight Pulliam, Pooch Hall, Earl Billings, Ray J

Votes: 178

38. A Very Married Christmas (2004 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 85 min | Drama

Lighthearted Christmas TV Movie about a man whose quiet, boring life begins to unravel when he finds out that his wife is having an affair and wants a divorce. Only after he meets a ... See full summary »

Director: Tom McLoughlin | Stars: Joe Mantegna, Jean Smart, Kari Matchett, Charles Durning

Votes: 256

39. Eve's Christmas (2004 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 96 min | Comedy, Family

A wealthy and successful career woman gets a second chance in life when a magical wish transports her back in time eight years to when she walked away from her fiance to lead a business life in New York.

Director: Timothy Bond | Stars: Elisa Donovan, Sebastian Spence, Cheryl Ladd, Winston Rekert

Votes: 919

40. Silver Bells (2005 TV Movie)

TV-G | 95 min | Drama, Family

Manhattanite Catherine O'Mara (Heche) bonds with a young man who has run away from his father. When the father returns to New York a year later to sell his Christmas trees, he and Catherine cross paths.

Director: Dick Lowry | Stars: Anne Heche, Tate Donovan, Michael Mitchell, Courtney Jines

Votes: 920

41. Chasing Christmas (2005 TV Movie)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Fantasy

In a world where the holidays are run by the efficient Bureau of Yuletide Affairs, a bitter and burned-out Ghost of Christmas Past decides to go AWOL while on a "mission" and leave his "target" stranded in 1965.

Director: Ron Oliver | Stars: Tom Arnold, Andrea Roth, Leslie Jordan, Brittney Wilson

Votes: 699

42. Three Wise Guys (2005 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy

This Christmas movie is a comedy about the mistress of the owner a casino in Las Vegas and her boyfriend had stolen a disc containing financial irregularities in the Casino. Murray Crown,... See full summary »

Director: Robert Iscove | Stars: Eddie McClintock, Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Judd Nelson, Nicholas Turturro

Votes: 369

43. The Christmas Blessing (2005 TV Movie)

TV-G | 96 min | Drama, Family, Romance

A young doctor encounters romance and deals with his past when he returns to his hometown during the holidays.

Director: Karen Arthur | Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Rebecca Gayheart, Angus T. Jones, Hugh Thompson

Votes: 1,066

44. 'Twas the Night (2001 TV Movie)

TV-G | 84 min | Comedy, Family

A mischievous 14-year-old boy and his irresponsible uncle almost ruin Christmas when they decide to take Santa's new high-tech sleigh for a joyride.

Director: Nick Castle | Stars: Josh Zuckerman, Brenda Grate, Bryan Cranston, Jefferson Mappin

Votes: 755

45. Twice Upon a Christmas (2001 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

When the North Pole faces destruction at the hands of Santa Claus' malicious daughter, her long-lost sister must travel home and save Christmas.

Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: John Dye, Kathy Ireland, Mary Donnelly Haskell, Wayne Thomas Yorke

Votes: 594