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Best Christmas Movies of All Time

Updated on March 4, 2017

Holiday Films

Bad Santa starred late actors, John Ritter and Bernie Mac, as well as Billy Bob Thornton. It had an R rated and a Unrated version of the film.
Bad Santa starred late actors, John Ritter and Bernie Mac, as well as Billy Bob Thornton. It had an R rated and a Unrated version of the film. | Source
A Christmas Story is a holiday classic about a boys youthful adventures. The boy, Ralph, narrates this Christmas comedy.
A Christmas Story is a holiday classic about a boys youthful adventures. The boy, Ralph, narrates this Christmas comedy. | Source
The Elf featured Will Ferrell as an over grown Elf and the laughs never stop rolling in.
The Elf featured Will Ferrell as an over grown Elf and the laughs never stop rolling in. | Source
Home Alone has had two sequels but the first was a true holiday classic.
Home Alone has had two sequels but the first was a true holiday classic. | Source
How The Grinch Stole Christmas featured funny man Jim Carrey and it is a remake of the original holiday classic.
How The Grinch Stole Christmas featured funny man Jim Carrey and it is a remake of the original holiday classic. | Source
Christmas Vacation starred Chevy Chase and it follows the Griswald family and their brand of Christmas cheer.
Christmas Vacation starred Chevy Chase and it follows the Griswald family and their brand of Christmas cheer. | Source
Miracle on 34th Street is one of the most well known Christmas films ever made. It's a family treat and has been for decades.
Miracle on 34th Street is one of the most well known Christmas films ever made. It's a family treat and has been for decades. | Source

Classic Christmas Films

1. A Christmas Story: This is a movie about Ralphie and his obsession with getting a Red Ryder BB Gun. Filled with laughter and narrated from Ralphie's point of view, this holiday classic will keep you laughing for years to come. The songs are classics from the 40s and 50s and the soundtrack has many holiday tunes. My favorite part of this movie has got to be the lamp that is shaped like the woman's leg.

2. How The Grinch Stole Christmas: Jim Carey is featured in this film. The movie is based on a remake of a classic cartoon about a creature's plan to steal Christmas. He instead, learns some valuable lessons. Carey plays an unforgettable Grinch and the film is hilarious because of Jim Carey in particular. Jim Carey's facial expressions are unforgettable and he is the best Grinch that I have ever seen.

3. Bad Santa: This movie was written and stars Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, and John Ritter. This was John Ritter's last performance in a supporting role. It was rated R and it was pretty vulgar. Thornton played a mall Santa and he had a thief friend who was his helper the elf and they were set up at the mall to rob it after closing time. This movie is not for children. It is an adult comedy. Happy Holidays!

4. The Elf: This movie features Will Ferrell who is a regular man who thinks he is Santa Claus and he lives at the north poll. The story is about one of Santa's elves who learns of his true identity as a human. He goes to New York City to meet his biological father. He spreads Christmas cheer in a world of cynics as he goes.

5. Home Alone: This movie series of the movie Home Alone and five films after that. This movie is based on Kevin McCallister who was separated from his family at Christmas. Uh-oh! He has bigger problem. Thieves are on the way and staking out his neighborhood and waiting for all of the residents to travel out of town for Christmas. They do not know what is in store for them. This boy is ready to defend his house! He will stop at nothing to save it from robbers.

6. The Santa Clause: A Christmas comedy Scott Calvin, is an ordinary man who was recently divorced. He is a very accident prone man. With his good luck, he causes Santa Claus to fall to his death from his roof-top on Christmas Eve. When he and his son, Charlie, return from spending Christmas with the family, their evening turns out strange. They end up at The North Pole where Scott learns he has no choice but, to become the new Santa, and convince those that he loves that he is indeed Father Christmas.

7. It's A Wonderful Life: After watching the ever popular Thanksgiving Day Parade, sponsored by Macy's Department Store, they wondered if the store Santa could turn out to be real. This movie is watched at Christmas of course, and some families have the watching of this movie as a family tradition. By watching it with your family, it makes Thanksgiving or Christmas extra special.

8. A Charlie Brown Christmas: This cartoon Christmas special features all of the Peanuts characters. Charlie Brown must find the true meaning of Christmas. This cartoon is a classic that comes on television each year during Christmas. It can also be viewed as a family tradition.

9. Christmas Vacation: Chevy Chase and his family decide to stay home for the holidays. All kinds of things can go wrong and of course does. From decorating the tree to opening presents everything has it's drawbacks at the Griswald's household. This was one of many sequels from the Christmas Vacation movie series.

10. Miracle on 34th Street: A favorite Christmas film that has become a tradition in some families, watching it each year for Christmas. This is the story of what goes on in a place in New York after the Thanksgiving Day Parade sponsored by The Macy's Department Store.The people are left wondering whether or not a department store Santa might actually be the real Santa. This film has been re-made several times over the years.

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A Charlie Brown Christmas

Charlie Brown and the gang celebrate Christmas Peanuts style. The Peanuts cartoon has specials for holidays such as Christmas, Thanksgiving and even Halloween.
Charlie Brown and the gang celebrate Christmas Peanuts style. The Peanuts cartoon has specials for holidays such as Christmas, Thanksgiving and even Halloween. | Source

Christmas Films

Cast your vote for A Christmas Story

Jesus Is The Reason For The Season

The Christian faith teaches that Christmas is Jesus' birthday. Millions of Christians celebrate this holiday each year on December 25th. Each family has their own family traditions that they carry out each year.

Popcorn balls, peanut butter balls and many other desserts are just some of my favorites at Christmas time. Putting up the tree and decorating it, having coffee with mom and dad and watching the Christmas Day Parade are some of our traditions.

A Christmas Story Trailer

© 2012 Buster Johnson

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      Eunice Elizabeth 4 years ago from Vancouver, BC

      Christmas movies....can't wait !! Thanks for your hub...by the way, what is your favourite Christmas movie ?

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Great Christmas movie picks here. I loved them all, as they are all unique in their own way. Thanks for the reminder of all the great movies. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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      Buster Johnson 4 years ago from Alabama

      A Christmas Story is my favorite.

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      hifizah 4 years ago

      Although I don't celebrate Christmas but I enjoy watching Christmas movies. You have a good selection here. My all time favourite would be Home Alone and Miracle on 34th Street.

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      shin_rocka04 4 years ago from Maryland

      Home Alone and A Christmas story hands down. Top 2 favorite Christmas films of all time.

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      Janellegems 19 months ago from United States

      Great list of movies for the christmas season. These are all my favorites. Thanks.

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