Holiday Must-Sees each yearby BatStarIndyFreak | created - 16 Dec 2011 | updated - 16 Dec 2011 | Public
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1. 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.
2. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974 TV Short)
TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Family
When a town learns that Santa Claus has struck it off his delivery schedule due to an insulting letter, a way must be found to change his mind.
3. 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: 312,685 | Gross: $7.27M
5. The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
G | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Scott Calvin has been a humble Santa Claus for nearly ten years, but it might come to an end if he doesn't find a Mrs. Claus.
Votes: 39,244 | Gross: $139.24M
6. The Polar Express (2004)
G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.
Votes: 137,515 | Gross: $183.37M
10. Biography (1987– )
60 min | Documentary, Biography
The life stories of various historical figures and celebrities are told.
Santa's biography to be exact.
11. 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.
Not really big on "White Christmas", just me
12. The Night Before Christmas (1933)
8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
A narrator sings the opening stanzas of the classic poem while we see the house at rest. Santa lands on the roof, comes down the chimney, and opens his bag. The toys march out and decorate ... See full summary »
The Disney Silly Symphony bit
13. The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974 TV Movie)
Unrated | 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.
15. 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 B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.
Votes: 112,854 | Gross: $19.29M
16. 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 »
OK, a BIG cheesefest, but the plot and ideas are fun
17. 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 »
Cuts more corners than it should, but the spirit is right
Highway to Heaven (1984–1989)
Another Song for Christmas
Not Rated | 60 min | Drama, Fantasy
Jonathan and Mark become involved in their own version of Dickens' classic "Christmas Carol" ... only their "Scrooge" is a heartless used car salesman.
My favorite TV series take on A Christmas Carol
21. 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: 33,432 | Gross: $2.65M