My Top 15 Christmas Films

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1.
The Polar Express (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express. During his adventure he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas. (100 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ On Christmas Eve, a doubting boy boards a magical train that's headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus's home. ” - debsfpj
 
2.
Holiday Inn (1942)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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. (100 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
“ 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. ” - debsfpj
 
3.
White Christmas (1954)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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. (120 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
“ 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. ” - debsfpj
 
4.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  
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. (130 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. ” - debsfpj
 
5.
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve. (85 mins.)
Director: Brian Henson
“ The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve. ” - debsfpj
 
6.
A Christmas Carol (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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. (96 mins.)
Director: Robert Zemeckis
“ 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. ” - debsfpj
 
7.
Eight Crazy Nights (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
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. (76 mins.)
Director: Seth Kearsley
“ Adam Sandler invites you to share some holiday cheer in the new, no-holds-barred musical comedy Adam Sandler's 8 Crazy Nights ” - debsfpj
 
8.
Elf (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. (97 mins.)
Director: Jon Favreau
“ After inadvertently wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the U.S. in search of his true identity. ” - debsfpj
 
9.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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. (120 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
“ 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 ” - debsfpj
 
10.
Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A peasant woodcutter becomes Santa Claus and later foils an evil toy manufacturer's scheme to take over Christmas. (107 mins.)
Director: Jeannot Szwarc
“ The first half of this film, set hundreds of years ago, shows how the old man who eventually became Santa Claus was given immortality and chosen to deliver toys to all the children of the world. The second half moves into the modern era, in which Patch, the head elf, strikes out on his own and falls in with an evil toy manufacturer who wants to corner the market and eliminate Santa Claus. ” - debsfpj
 
11.
Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A lawyer and a little girl must prove that a man claiming to be Santa Claus is the real thing. (114 mins.)
Director: Les Mayfield
“ A little girl discovers dreams do come true if you really believe. Six-year-old Susan has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle - Santa Claus. Her mother told her the "secret" about Santa a long time ago, so Susan doesn't expect to receive the most important gifts on her Christmas list. But after meeting a special department store Santa who's convinced he's the real thing, Susan is given the most precious gift of all - something to believe in ” - debsfpj
 
12.
Yogi's First Christmas (1980 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Yogi, Boo Boo and Cindy are awakened from hibernation and join their friends' Christmas activities while interfering with 2 villians' efforts to ruin the holiday. (98 mins.)
Director: Ray Patterson
“ Yogi, Boo Boo and Cindy are awakened from hibernation and join their friends' Christmas activities while interfering with 2 villians' efforts to ruin the holiday. ” - debsfpj
 
13.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
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. (104 mins.)
Director: Ron Howard
“ Big budget remake of the classic cartoon about a creature intent on stealing Christmas. ” - debsfpj
 
14.
Scrooged (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A selfish, cynical T.V. executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve. (101 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ A cynically selfish TV executive gets haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve. ” - debsfpj
 
15.
Home Alone (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An eight-year-old trouble-maker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. (103 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
“ An eight year-old, who is accidentally left behind while his family flies to France for Christmas, has to defend his home against idiotic burglars. ” - debsfpj