My Top 5 Christmas Television Movies

by misspaddylee | created - 06 Nov 2010 | updated - 09 Dec 2011 | Public
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1. The Waltons (1971–1981)
Episode: The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Family, Romance

8.6
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On Christmas Eve 1933, the Waltons prepare for the holiday. However, John Walton, who was forced to take work in another part of the state, has not returned home yet, and his family are becoming increasingly worried.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Patricia Neal, Richard Thomas, Edgar Bergen, Ellen Corby

Votes: 710

2. A Christmas to Remember (1978 TV Movie)

100 min | Family, Drama

6.9
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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 »

Director: George Englund | Stars: Jason Robards, Eva Marie Saint, George Parry, Joanne Woodward

Votes: 112

3. The House Without a Christmas Tree (1972 TV Movie)

Unrated | 75 min | Drama, Family

8.2
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A young girl named Addie, living in Nebraska in 1946, wants nothing more for the holidays than a Christmas tree, but her widowed father is bitter and refuses due to events from the family's past.

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Jason Robards, Mildred Natwick, Lisa Lucas, Kathryn Walker

Votes: 555

4. Stubby Pringle's Christmas (1978 TV Movie)

55 min | Drama, Family

8.7
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It's now Christmas Eve and Stubby Pringle is on his way to an annual dance that he went to the previous year and fell in love with a girl, who he forgot to ask the name of. He has bought ... See full summary »

Director: Burt Brinckerhoff | Stars: Beau Bridges, Julie Harris, Edward Binns, Kim Hunter

Votes: 80

5. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (1983 TV Movie)

48 min | Comedy, Family

7.4
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A teacher puts on a Christmas pageant and puts the worst children in school as the stars.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Loretta Swit, Jackson Davies, Anthony Holland, David Alexander

Votes: 520

6. The Gathering (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

8.1
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Dying father pulls his torn family together for a last Christmas.

Director: Randal Kleiser | Stars: Edward Asner, Maureen Stapleton, Rebecca Balding, Sarah Cunningham

Votes: 513