Our Favorite Christmas Movies

This is a list of the movies that my family, which consists of my hubby, myself, my daughter (who is 19 now), and my son (who is 16). I have to saw though, as an adult who experienced a time without VHS or DVDs as a child and having to wait for the Christmas shows "presented by Dolly Madison" to be aired on antenna received TV, it really seemed to make the Christmas season to be a little more special. Oh well, such as progress, but I'm grateful to have the opportunity to experience and share the movies of my childhood along with finding and enjoying newer movies that add to our family tradition! :)
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1.
A Christmas Story (1983)
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In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift. (94 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
 
2.
Elf (2003)
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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
 
3.
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
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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
 
4.
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965 Short Film)
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Repelled by the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find the true meaning of Christmas. (25 mins.)
Director: Bill Melendez
 
5.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964 TV Movie)
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A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them. (47 mins.)
Director: Larry Roemer
 
6.
The Santa Clause (1994)
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When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place. (97 mins.)
Director: John Pasquin
 
7.
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970 TV Movie)
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A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus. (48 mins.)
 
8.
The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974 TV Movie)
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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. (51 mins.)
 
9.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966 TV Movie)
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A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville. (26 mins.)
 
10.
Christmas Every Day (1996 TV Movie)
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Billy Jackson is not having a good Christmas. He got a basketball and just can't make a jump shot. His... (95 mins.)
Director: Larry Peerce
 
11.
Frosty the Snowman (1969 Short Film)
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A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman's magic hat. (25 mins.)
 
12.
Prancer (1989)
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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. (103 mins.)
Director: John Hancock
 
13.
Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (1974 Short Film)
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Partly based on a true story, a little girl writes to the editor of a newspaper concerning the existence of Santa Claus. (25 mins.)
Director: Bill Melendez
 
14.
The Little Drummer Boy (1968 Short Film)
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An orphan drummer boy who hated humanity finds his life changed forever when he meets three wise men on route to Bethlehem. (25 mins.)