CHRISTMAS MOVIE COLLECTIONby Gonzothefacey | created - 17 Nov 2011 | updated - 20 Sep 2016 | Public
This holiday season check out my ULTIMATE Christmas movie list for inspiration to help you chose what to watch with your friends and family this year.
This is a list of Christmas themed movies. Whether its a comedy, horror or family film, these titles always get me in the Christmas spirit. Some of them are my favorites and others I have never seen. Happy holidays everyone!
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1. Scrooge (1935)
Approved | 78 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
Scrooge, the ultimate Victorian miser, hasn't a good word for Christmas, though his impoverished clerk Cratchit and nephew Fred are full of holiday spirit. But in the night, Scrooge is ... See full summary »
This dark classic has been done many times over the years, so for fans of the story I have included many of them in this list.
2. A Christmas Carol (1938)
Not Rated | 69 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was in his lifetime as mean and miserly as Scrooge ... See full summary »
3. Beyond Tomorrow (1940)
Approved | 84 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
The ghosts of three elderly industrialists killed in an airplane crash return to Earth to help reunite a young couple whom they initially brought together.
5. Holiday Inn (1942)
Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical
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.
This is a classic I saw on TV a few years back.
6. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
In the year leading up to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.
Votes: 16,729 | Gross: $7.57M
Another Christmas classic.
7. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
Not Rated | 102 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.
8. 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.
Votes: 317,946 | Gross: $7.27M
Can you hear a bell rining?
9. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.
Votes: 34,244 | Gross: $2.65M
I love this movie, and the 1994 remake.
11. Toy Tinkers (1949)
Approved | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
Chip and Dale sneak into Donald Duck's house to steal his walnuts. Donald dresses as Santa Claus to have fun with the two thieving chipmunks, but ends up using the war toys underneath the Christmas tree to do battle with them.
13. 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: 25,426 | Gross: $30.00M
14. Babes in Toyland (1961)
Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Tom the Piper's Son is about to marry Mary Quite Contrary. On the eve of their wedding, evil miser Barnaby hires two henchmen to drown Tom and steal Mary's sheep, cared for by Little Bo ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,778 | Gross: $10.22M
15. 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 »
17. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964 TV Movie)
TV-G | 47 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them.
Rudolph is a must see. When I was a kid I always had to watch this movie, Frosty, the Grinch and Charlie Brown's christmas specials every year.
18. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965 TV Short)
TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
Repelled by the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find the true meaning of Christmas.
I have a little Christmas tree, similar to the one in the movie. It is easy to decorate.
19. Santa's Christmas Circus (1966)
Not Rated | 60 min | Family, Fantasy
Whizzo the clown takes a bunch of kids on a magic carpet ride to the North Pole to see Santa Claus, but not before the kids (members of the Johnny Miller Dance Studio) perform as circus animals in "Whizzoland."
20. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 26 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.
This is a classic, I watch it every year.
21. The Little Drummer Boy (1968 TV Short)
Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Short, Drama
An orphan drummer boy who hated humanity finds his life changed forever when he meets three wise men on route to Bethlehem.
22. Frosty the Snowman (1969 TV Short)
TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman's magic hat.
Such a good movie!
23. 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.
25. Black Christmas (1974)
R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger.
Votes: 24,788 | Gross: $4.05M
I love horror movies and this is my favorite Christmas horror.
26. Silent Night, Bloody Night (1972)
R | 81 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A man inherits a mansion, which once was a mental home. He visits the place and begins to investigate some crimes that happened in old times, scaring the people living in the region.
27. 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.
Another good puppet TV movie for the holidays.
29. A Christmas to Remember (1978 TV Movie)
100 min | Family, Drama
A city-bred grandson moves to his grandparents' farm during the Great Depression and grows up enough under their tough care to help his grandfather deliver a surprise gift on Christmas Eve ... See full summary »
30. The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe (1979 TV Movie)
95 min | Animation, Adventure, Drama
Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a lion messiah.
32. 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.
My list wouldn't be complete without cheesey horror films.
33. A Chipmunk Christmas (1981 TV Short)
G | 30 min | Animation, Short, Family
Swept up in a holiday mood, Alvin gives away his cherished harmonica to a sick little boy. Meanwhile, Dave has booked Alvin to perform a harmonica solo at Carnegie Hall. Alvin keeps the ... See full summary »
Every year when I go home for Christmas my mum plays the soundtrack to this movie. She's been doing it since we were kids. Its a high-pitched tradition.
36. 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: 115,270 | Gross: $19.29M
One of my fave older Christmas themed movies.
37. 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: 8,073 | Gross: $21.00M
I watched this movie when I was a kid. Poor tiny Tim- it gets me every time.
38. Gremlins (1984)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.
Votes: 162,290 | Gross: $148.17M
This is another childhood favorite of mine.
39. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
R | 79 min | Horror, Thriller
After his parents are murdered, a tormented teenager goes on a murderous rampage dressed as Santa, due to his stay at an orphanage where he was abused by the Mother Superior.
Votes: 10,734 | Gross: $2.49M
40. Don't Open Till Christmas (1984)
R | 86 min | Horror, Mystery
Somebody with very little Christmas spirit is killing anyone in a Santa suit one London holiday season, and Scotland Yard has to stop him before he makes his exploits an annual tradition.
41. The Night They Saved Christmas (1984 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An oil company is exploring two Arctic sites for oil. The needed blasting at the first site rocks Santa Claus' North Pole village. He realizes that any blasting at the second site will ... See full summary »
42. A Christmas Carol (1984 TV Movie)
PG | 100 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An old bitter miser who rationalizes his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three spirits visit him on Christmas Eve.
43. 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: 2,494 | Gross: $13.68M
44. Nutcracker (1986)
G | 89 min | Family, Fantasy, Music
The colorful holiday classic is finally brought to the big screen, designed by famed children's story author and artist Maurice Sendak, and written for the first time to be as close as ... See full summary »
Votes: 641 | Gross: $0.78M
I was able to see this live a few years ago.
47. Silent Night, Deadly Night 2 (1987)
R | 88 min | Horror, Thriller
The now-adult Ricky talks to a psychiatrist about how he became a murderer after his brother, Billy, died, which leads back to Mother Superior.
Votes: 4,489 | Gross: $0.15M
49. Die Hard (1988)
R | 132 min | Action, Thriller
John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
Votes: 661,083 | Gross: $83.01M
50. Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
PG | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Ernest helps Santa Claus as he searches for his successor.
Votes: 8,777 | Gross: $28.20M
I can still watch any Ernest movie.
51. Scrooged (1988)
PG-13 | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A selfish, cynical T.V. executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.
Votes: 71,307 | Gross: $60.33M
Great Christmas comedy.
52. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy
The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.
Votes: 122,112 | Gross: $71.32M
Pure Christmas comedy, I have loved this movie for years!
53. 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: 3,670 | Gross: $18.59M
54. Uncle Buck (1989)
PG | 100 min | Comedy
Bachelor and all round slob, Buck, babysits his brother's rebellious teenage daughter and her cute younger brother and sister.
Votes: 69,708 | Gross: $66.76M
This movie makes me want giant pancakes.
55. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
A gentle man, with scissors for hands, is brought into a new community after living in isolation.
Votes: 390,557 | Gross: $56.36M
I love this movie!
56. 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: 365,410 | Gross: $285.76M
What a classic, I love the sequel as well.
57. Home for Christmas (1990 TV Movie)
95 min | Drama, Family
An old thief befriends a young child.
This is a really good TV movie, watch it if you get the chance.
59. 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.
My little sister watched this a lot when we were kids.
60. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
G | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.
Votes: 39,219 | Gross: $27.28M
Does anyone not like muppets??
61. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
PG | 120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family
One year after Kevin was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself in New York City, and the same criminals are not far behind.
Votes: 236,055 | Gross: $173.59M
62. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
PG | 76 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home cause confusion.
Votes: 249,354 | Gross: $75.08M
This movie mixes my two favorite holidays- Halloween and Christmas!
63. The Nutcracker (1993)
G | 92 min | Family, Fantasy, Music
On Christmas Eve, a little girl named Marie (Cohen) falls asleep after a party at her home and dreams herself (or does she?) into a fantastic world where toys become larger than life. Her ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,346 | Gross: $2.12M
65. 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.
Votes: 25,928 | Gross: $17.19M
The little girl in this movie is so cute- and I love 'Matilda.'
67. Mixed Nuts (1994)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy, Drama
The events focus around a crisis hotline business on one crazy night during the Christmas holidays.
Votes: 8,809 | Gross: $6.80M
Such a weird movie.
68. The Santa Clause (1994)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.
Votes: 76,570 | Gross: $144.83M
This is a great movie, I try to watch it every year.
70. The Night Before Christmas (1994 Video)
Not Rated | 48 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
The story of a likable orphan boy named Jeffrey and his cat who talks his way into a job at a toy factory run by a grouchy old man. Jeffrey is determined to spread as much Christmas cheer ... See full summary »
71. A Flintstones Christmas Carol (1994 TV Movie)
G | 69 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Fred is cast as Ebenezer Scrooge in a stage adaption of the story, but is acting a bit stingy in real-life.
I had to include some family specials, most of which I watched growing up and try to watch every year.
72. El día de la bestia (1995)
R | 99 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
A Catholic priest teams up with a Black Metal aficionado and an Italian connoisseur of the occult to avert the birth of the beast, and with it, the end of the world.
Votes: 14,239 | Gross: $0.02M
75. Jingle All the Way (1996)
PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family
A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas, however, every store is sold out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one.
Votes: 77,622 | Gross: $60.57M
I know its silly but I love it.
76. Satan Claus (1996 Video)
Unrated | 61 min | Horror
On the night before Christmas, a serial killer dressed in a Santa Claus suit stalks the streets of New York looking for blood. It seems this madman is building the perfect Christmas tree ... See full summary »
77. The Flintstones Christmas in Bedrock (1996 Video)
30 min | Short, Animation
A caveless kid comes to live with the Flintstones on Christmas and ends up geting himself and Fred stuck in prison right before Fred is going to play Santa Claus in the Bedrock parade.
78. Babes in Toyland (1997)
G | 74 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Everyone's favorite nursery rhyme characters come magically and musically to life in this animated adventure based on the classic holiday tale.
79. A Christmas Carol (1997 Video)
PG | 72 min | Animation, Drama, Family
Misanthropic miser Ebenezer Scrooge is haunted by his deceased business partner, Jacob Marley. Marley's ghost is followed by three more spirits from Christmases Past, Present and Future. Each has a lesson Scrooge must learn.
80. Jack Frost (1997 Video)
R | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
After an accident that left murderer Jack Frost dead in genetic material the vengeful killer returns as a murderous snowman to exact his revenge on the man who sent him to be executed
81. The Christmas List (1997 TV Movie)
96 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
Perfume saleslady Melody Parris feels like her life is in neutral. Her stick-in-the mud boyfriend won't commit and she gets passed over for a promotion at the store where she works. She ... See full summary »
82. 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.
Votes: 7,605 | Gross: $12.21M
I used to love me some JTT.
83. Dear Santa (1998)
G | 90 min | Family, Fantasy
Mr. Covington has a tough job and a mean boss, but some things in life are more important than work. When he breaks a promise to spend Christmas with his family, Randy, a six-foot elf, ... See full summary »
84. 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.
Votes: 27,672 | Gross: $34.55M
86. Ri¢hie Ri¢h's Christmas Wish (1998 Video)
G | 84 min | Family, Comedy
After getting blamed for spoiling Christmas, the richest kid in the world wishes he'd never been born. Unfortunately, a wishing machine, invented by professor Keenbean, picked up the wish ... See full summary »
87. Feeders 2: Slay Bells (1998 Video)
R | 72 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Aliens invade Earth over the Christmas holidays, and it's up to Santa Claus and his elves to save the world.
88. 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 »
89. A Christmas Carol (1999 TV Movie)
PG | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy
An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.
Jean Luc Picard?
90. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
PG | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
On the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch who plans on ruining the Christmas holiday for all of the citizens of the town.
Votes: 163,678 | Gross: $260.04M
Jim Carey did a good job- but I like the cartoon better.
91. Reindeer Games (2000)
R | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Crime
After assuming his dead cellmate's identity to get with his girlfriend, an ex-con finds himself the reluctant participant in a casino heist.
Votes: 33,570 | Gross: $23.36M
92. Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman (2000 Video)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
The Mutant Killer Snowman returns to kill more people during Christmas
Corney times two.
93. A Diva's Christmas Carol (2000 TV Movie)
PG | 120 min | Comedy, Musical, Fantasy
A remake of the Dicken's classic, "A Christmas Carol" featuring a very nasty pop singer who gets a reality check by three Christmas spirits.
94. 'R Xmas (2001)
R | 85 min | Crime, Drama
A New York drug dealer is kidnapped, and his wife must try to come up with the money and drugs to free him from his abductors before Christmas.
Votes: 1,126 | Gross: $0.00M
95. Prancer Returns (2001 Video)
91 min | Family, Drama, Fantasy
Preteen brothers from a broken marriage live with their mother, Denise, in a rural town. Ryan, the cheeky elder boy, wants to go live with their father, Matt, in Chicago. This confuses shy ... See full summary »
96. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer & the Island of Misfit Toys (2001 Video)
Unrated | 74 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When the Evil Toy Taker takes all of Santa's toys, it's up to Rudolph and his friends Hermey, Yukon Cornelius and the Abominable Snowman "Bumbles" to stop him and bring Christmas to the children of the world.
97. The Christmas Season Massacre (2001 Video)
70 min | Comedy, Horror
Tommy is a loser. He wears a pirate eye-patch, a Christmas gift he was given as a child. It is a symbol of the humiliation Tommy endured in high school. Tommy was the subject of so much ... See full summary »
98. Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse (2001 Video)
TV-G | 65 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Mickey and all his friends hold their own Christmas party at the House of Mouse, after being snowed in.
99. Eight Crazy Nights (2002)
PG-13 | 76 min | Animation, Comedy, Musical
Davey Stone, an alcoholic with a criminal record, is sentenced to community service under the supervision of an elderly referee. Davey is then faced with trying to reform and abandon his bad habits.
Votes: 19,303 | Gross: $23.44M
100. Friday After Next (2002)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama
Craig and Day Day have finally moved out of their parents houses and into their own crib. The cousins work nights at a local mall as security guards. When their house is robbed on Christmas... See full summary »
Votes: 21,652 | Gross: $32.98M
I love 'Friday.' This movie was decent though.