Christmas Movie/TV Shows Watchlist

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My yearly Christmas Movie/TV Shows list

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1. The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)

G | 112 min | Comedy, Romance

7.6
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When acerbic critic Sheridan Whiteside slips on the front steps of a provincial Ohio businessman's home and breaks his hip, he and his entourage take over the house indefinitely.

Director: William Keighley | Stars: Bette Davis, Ann Sheridan, Monty Woolley, Richard Travis

Votes: 5,584

2. Remember the Night (1940)

Passed | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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A shoplifter and her prosecuter fall in love, creating tensions in their family lives.

Director: Mitchell Leisen | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi, Elizabeth Patterson

Votes: 3,481

3. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

Not Rated | 102 min | Comedy, Romance

7.4
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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.

Director: Peter Godfrey | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 6,068

4. The Bishop's Wife (1947)

Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.6
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An angel in human form enters the life of a bishop in order to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Monty Woolley

Votes: 11,419

5. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.9
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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.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 34,242 | Gross: $2.65M

6. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

8.6
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89 Metascore

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.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 317,914 | Gross: $7.27M

7. Going My Way (1944)

Passed | 126 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.2
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Father Charles O'Mailey, a young priest at a financially failing Church in a tough neighborhood, gains support and inspires his superior.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, Frank McHugh, James Brown

Votes: 8,463 | Gross: $16.30M

8. Holiday (1938)

Approved | 95 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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A young man in love with a girl from a rich family finds his unorthodox plan to go on holiday for the early years of his life met with skepticism by everyone except for his fiancée's eccentric sister and long-suffering brother.

Director: George Cukor | Stars: Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant, Doris Nolan, Lew Ayres

Votes: 11,907

9. Holiday Inn (1942)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.6
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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.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale

Votes: 10,265

10. Holiday Affair (1949)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A young widow is romanced by a sales clerk whom she inadvertently got fired.

Director: Don Hartman | Stars: Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, Wendell Corey, Gordon Gebert

Votes: 3,419

11. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

7.7
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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.

Director: Vincente Minnelli | Stars: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor, Lucille Bremer

Votes: 16,728 | Gross: $7.57M

12. The Bells of St. Mary's (1945)

Unrated | 126 min | Drama

7.4
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At a big city Catholic school, Father O'Malley and Sister Benedict indulge in friendly rivalry, and succeed in extending the school through the gift of a building.

Director: Leo McCarey | Stars: Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman, Henry Travers, William Gargan

Votes: 5,972 | Gross: $21.30M

13. Come to the Stable (1949)

Approved | 94 min | Comedy, Drama

7.3
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Two nuns arrive unannounced in the small New England town of Bethlehem, where they recruit various townspeople to help them build a children's hospital.

Director: Henry Koster | Stars: Loretta Young, Celeste Holm, Hugh Marlowe, Elsa Lanchester

Votes: 905

14. Frosty the Snowman (1969 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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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.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Jackie Vernon, Billy De Wolfe, Jimmy Durante, Paul Frees

Votes: 11,534

15. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964 TV Movie)

TV-G | 47 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

8.1
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A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them.

Director: Larry Roemer | Stars: Billie Mae Richards, Burl Ives, Larry D. Mann, Paul Soles

Votes: 20,388

16. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

8.4
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Repelled by the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find the true meaning of Christmas.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Ann Altieri, Chris Doran, Sally Dryer, Bill Melendez

Votes: 25,340

17. A Christmas Carol (1951)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy

8.1
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An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve...

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Alastair Sim, Jack Warner, Kathleen Harrison, Mervyn Johns

Votes: 16,834

18. Hans Brinker (1969 TV Movie)

103 min | Drama, Family, Musical

6.8
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Director: Robert Scheerer | Stars: Eleanor Parker, Richard Basehart, John Gregson, Cyril Ritchard

Votes: 100

19. The Gift of the Magi (1958 TV Movie)

85 min | Musical

7.8
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A musical version of O. Henry's famous Christmas story.

Director: George Schaefer | Stars: Gordon MacRae, Sally Ann Howes, Bea Arthur, Ray Boyle

Votes: 9

20. Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (1977 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 48 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

8.3
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A poor otter family risks everything for the chance to win the cash prize of a talent contest for Christmas.

Director: Jim Henson | Stars: Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, Marilyn Sokol, Dave Goelz

Votes: 2,501

21. The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama

8.2
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The Walton family is preparing for Christmas in the early 1930s. It's Christmas eve and they are waiting for father Walton to come home from his job in the city some 50 miles away. Since he... See full summary »

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

Votes: 477

22. The Little Drummer Boy (1968 TV Short)

Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Short, Drama

7.1
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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.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr., Takeya Nakamura | Stars: José Ferrer, Paul Frees, June Foray, Ted Eccles

Votes: 3,268

23. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970 TV Movie)

TV-G | 48 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

7.8
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A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Fred Astaire, Mickey Rooney, Keenan Wynn, Paul Frees

Votes: 9,059

24. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Family

7.4
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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.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Joel Grey, Tammy Grimes, John McGiver, George Gobel

Votes: 1,990

25. The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974 TV Movie)

TV-G | 51 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.9
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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.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Shirley Booth, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, George S. Irving

Votes: 5,940

26. Die Hard (1988)

R | 132 min | Action, Thriller

8.2
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70 Metascore

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.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 661,033 | Gross: $83.01M

27. The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand each other, without realizing that they are falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch | Stars: Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Frank Morgan, Joseph Schildkraut

Votes: 22,490

28. We're No Angels (1955)

Not Rated | 106 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.5
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Three Devil's Island escapees hide out in the home of a kindly merchant and repay his kindness by helping him and his family out of several crises.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, Aldo Ray, Joan Bennett

Votes: 6,707

29. The Andy Williams Christmas Show (1971 TV Movie)

78 min | Music

8.8
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The Williams brothers perform a medley of Christmas tunes then harmonize with the Osmond siblings. Andy croons "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire." The Osmonds ice skate. Andy solos "... See full summary »

Director: Alan Handley | Stars: The Lennon Sisters, Claudine Longet, Lorrie Morgan, Alan Osmond

Votes: 16

30. Happy Holidays: The Best of the Andy Williams Christmas Specials (2001 TV Movie)

Documentary

8.6
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A look back at the Andy Williams Christmas specials over the years. Includes clips from the yearly Christmas specials and interviews with Donny Osmond, Bobby Williams, and Andy Williams himself.

Director: John Scheinfeld | Stars: Andy Williams, Donny Osmond, Bobby Williams

Votes: 39

31. The Perry Como Christmas Show (1974 TV Special)

60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

8.1
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The first of Perry Como's Christmas specials includes appearances by Rich Little and figure skater Peggy Fleming as well as performances by the Carpenters and by Perry Como himself. Also featured a reenactment of the Birth of Jesus Christ.

Director: Nick Vanoff | Stars: Perry Como, Karen Carpenter, Richard Carpenter, Peggy Fleming

Votes: 31

32. The Mac Davis Christmas Special (1977 TV Movie)

60 min | Music

3.9
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Director: Tim Kiley | Stars: Cyb Barnstable, Patricia Barnstable, Paula Beyers, Roy Clark

Votes: 11

33. Dean Martin's California Christmas (1975 TV Movie)

Music

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A Christmas special from Malibu and Hidden Valley, California.

Director: Greg Garrison | Stars: Georgia Engel, Freddy Fender, Michael Learned, Dean Martin

34. The Carpenters at Christmas (1977 TV Special)

60 min | Music

8.4
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Director: Bob Henry | Stars: Richard Carpenter, Karen Carpenter, Kristy McNichol, Burr Tillstrom

Votes: 46

35. The Great Rupert (1950)

Approved | 87 min | Comedy, Family

6.7
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A little squirrel with lots of charm accidentally helps two poor, down-but-NOT-out families overcome their obstacles.

Director: Irving Pichel | Stars: Jimmy Durante, Terry Moore, Tom Drake, Frank Orth

Votes: 723

36. A Christmas Story (1983)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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77 Metascore

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.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Scott Schwartz

Votes: 115,268 | Gross: $19.29M

37. Mr. Bean (1990–1995)
Episode: Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean (1992)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

9.0
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While Christmas shopping, Mr Bean purchases a bulky string of tree lights before making a shambles of a department store toy section. He later manages to acquire a free turkey and Christmas... See full summary »

Director: John Birkin | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Matilda Ziegler, C.J. Allen, Owen Brenman

Votes: 1,333

38. It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)

Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.7
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A homeless New Yorker moves into a mansion and along the way he gathers friends to live in the house with him. Before he knows it, he is living with the actual home owners.

Director: Roy Del Ruth | Stars: Don DeFore, Ann Harding, Charles Ruggles, Victor Moore

Votes: 2,473

39. Serendipity (2001)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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52 Metascore

A couple search for each other years after the night they first met, fell in love, and separated, convinced that one day they'd end up together.

Director: Peter Chelsom | Stars: John Cusack, Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Bridget Moynahan

Votes: 93,266 | Gross: $50.29M

40. The Family Stone (2005)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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56 Metascore

An uptight, conservative businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family's annual Christmas celebration and finds that she's a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.

Director: Thomas Bezucha | Stars: Dermot Mulroney, Sarah Jessica Parker, Claire Danes, Diane Keaton

Votes: 53,401 | Gross: $60.06M

41. The Holiday (2006)

PG-13 | 138 min | Comedy, Romance

6.9
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52 Metascore

Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.

Director: Nancy Meyers | Stars: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black

Votes: 203,861 | Gross: $63.22M

42. The Santa Clause (1994)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

6.4
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57 Metascore

When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Eric Lloyd

Votes: 76,564 | Gross: $144.83M

43. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

7.6
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49 Metascore

The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki

Votes: 122,105 | Gross: $71.32M

44. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

R | 93 min | Comedy

7.6
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72 Metascore

A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion.

Director: John Hughes | Stars: Steve Martin, John Candy, Laila Robins, Michael McKean

Votes: 101,527 | Gross: $49.53M

45. Love Actually (2003)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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55 Metascore

Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson, Laura Linney

Votes: 356,547 | Gross: $59.70M