My Favorite Christmas Movies and Ones I Want to See!

I love Christmas movies that tell you what Christmas is really about!
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1.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
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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
“ All time favorite Christmas Movie! I love the songs in here and it really tells you what the true meaning of christmas is! We have a tradition of always watching this on Christmas Eve just me and my two brothers! ” - contact-hater101
 
2.
Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
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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
“ Also a really good Christmas movie! ” - contact-hater101
 
3.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
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An angel helps a compassionate but despairingly frustrated businessman by showing what life would have been like if he never existed. (130 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
“ Classic and amazing Christmas movie ” - contact-hater101
 
4.
The Polar Express (2004)
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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
“ Amazing Movie and Soooo Cute ” - contact-hater101
 
5.
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
“ Love this movie! Super funny and cute! ” - contact-hater101
 
6.
Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
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With their daughter away, the Kranks decide to skip Christmas altogether until she decides to come home, causing an uproar when they have to celebrate the holiday at the last minute. (99 mins.)
Director: Joe Roth
“ Such a cute and good Christmas movie! ” - contact-hater101
 
7.
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
“ Love this movie! ” - contact-hater101
 
8.
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
“ Christmas classic ” - contact-hater101
 
9.
Frosty the Snowman (1969 TV Movie)
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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.)
“ Christmas classic! ” - contact-hater101
 
10.
Frosty Returns (1992 Short Film)
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The continuing exploits of the famous snowman as he goes up against a more powerful force which threatens all of Christmas. (24 mins.)
“ Christmas classic! ” - contact-hater101
 
11.
Holiday in Handcuffs (2007 TV Movie)
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A struggling artist working as waitress kidnaps one of her customers to bring home and meet her parents at Christmas. (86 mins.)
Director: Ron Underwood
“ Love this movie ” - contact-hater101
 
12.
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965 TV Movie)
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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
“ Christmas Classic ” - contact-hater101
 
13.
Home Alone (1990)
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An 8-year old troublemaker 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
“ This movie is soo good! ” - contact-hater101
 
14.
Deck the Halls (2006)
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Two neighbors have it out after one of them decorates his house for the holidays so brightly that it can be seen from space. (93 mins.)
Director: John Whitesell
“ Good Christmas movie! ” - contact-hater101
 
15.
The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
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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. (104 mins.)
Director: Michael Lembeck
“ Love this movie! ” - contact-hater101
 
16.
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)
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Santa, aka Scott Calvin, is faced with double-duty: how to keep his new family happy, and how to stop Jack Frost from taking over Christmas. (97 mins.)
Director: Michael Lembeck
“ Love this movie! ” - contact-hater101
 
17.
Fred Claus (2007)
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Fred Claus, Santa's bitter older brother, is forced to move to the North Pole. (116 mins.)
Director: David Dobkin
“ Absolutely love this movie! ” - contact-hater101
 
18.
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
“ Remember watching this in school good! ” - contact-hater101
 
19.
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.)
“ Like this movie just not as much as the new one! ” - contact-hater101
 
20.
Prep & Landing (2009 Short Film)
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Wayne gets a new rookie partner, Lanny, after his previous partner got the promotion he wanted. Lanny has to remind Wayne of the Spirit of Christmas and the importance of being an elf in Santa's Prep and Landing elite unit. (22 mins.)
“ Cute Movie! ” - contact-hater101
 
21.
Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice (2011 Short Film)
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Lanny and Wayne race to recover classified North Pole technology. (22 mins.)
“ Cute movie! ” - contact-hater101
 
22.
The Flight Before Christmas (2008)
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A young reindeer who suffers from vertigo learns to overcome his fear, takes flying lessons from a clumsy flying squirrel and heads to the North pole to save a troubled Santa and his fleet of flying reindeer. (80 mins.)
“ Cute movie! ” - contact-hater101
 
23.
Yes, Virginia (2009 Short Film)
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New York City. It's 1897. Eight-year-old Virginia O'Hanlon has always loved Christmas. Until the day... (22 mins.)
Director: Pete Circuitt
“ Good movie! ” - contact-hater101
 
24.
The Christmas Shoes (2002 TV Movie)
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A young boy tries to get a pair of Christmas shoes for his dying mother, while a lawyer tries to deal with the break-up of his marriage. (100 mins.)
Director: Andy Wolk
“ Want to see so badly! ” - contact-hater101
 
25.
Four Christmases (2008)
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A couple struggles to visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas. (88 mins.)
Director: Seth Gordon
“ Want to see so badly!! ” - contact-hater101
 
26.
A Madea Christmas (2011 Video)
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When a family meets for Christmas at their posh Cape Cod estate, family arguments and secrets cause a stir. It takes a real down-to-earth family - like Aunt Bam and the almighty Madea - to save this holiday. (152 mins.)
Director: Tyler Perry
“ Want to see so badly!!! ” - contact-hater101
 
27.
Arthur Christmas (2011)
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Santa's clumsy son Arthur gets put on a mission with St. Nick's father to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in less than 2 hours. (97 mins.)
“ Really want to see! ” - contact-hater101
 
28.
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
“ Really want to see! ” - contact-hater101
 
29.
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
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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. (96 mins.)
Director: George Seaton
“ Really want to see! ” - contact-hater101
 
30.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
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The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster. (97 mins.)
“ Really want to see! ” - contact-hater101
 
31.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
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Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but doesn't quite understand the concept. (76 mins.)
Director: Henry Selick
“ Really want to see! ” - contact-hater101
 
32.
Jingle All the Way (1996)
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A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas, however, every store is sold out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one. (89 mins.)
Director: Brian Levant
“ Really want to see! ” - contact-hater101
 
33.
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
“ Want to see! ” - contact-hater101
 
34.
Love Actually (2003)
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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. (135 mins.)
Director: Richard Curtis
“ Want to see! ” - contact-hater101
 
35.
Scrooged (1988)
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A selfish, cynical T.V. executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve. (101 mins.)
Director: Richard Donner
“ Want to see! ” - contact-hater101
 
36.
Holiday Inn (1942)
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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. (100 mins.)
Director: Mark Sandrich
“ Want to see! ” - contact-hater101
 
37.
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970 TV Movie)
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A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus. (48 mins.)
“ Have it and going to watch soon! ” - contact-hater101
 
38.
Cricket on the Hearth (1967 TV Movie)
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A cricket seeks to rescue a poor toymaker and his blind daughter from an exploitative miser. (60 mins.)
“ Have it and going to watch it soon! ” - contact-hater101
 
39.
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.)
“ Have it and going to watch it soon! ” - contact-hater101
 
40.
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.)
“ Want to see! ” - contact-hater101
 
41.
Call Me Claus (2001 TV Movie)
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When Lucy Cullins, a successful but cranky producer at a home shopping network, hires an actor named... (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Werner
“ Want to see! ” - contact-hater101
 
42.
A Chance of Snow (1998 TV Movie)
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After signing her divorce papers, a woman heads out to her Minnesota airport with her sister and daughters for a flight to her mother's home... (87 mins.)
Director: Tony Bill
“ Want to see! ” - contact-hater101
 
43.
A Christmas Carol (2009)
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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
“ Want to see! ” - contact-hater101
 
44.
A Christmas Carol (1938)
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On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner... (69 mins.)
Director: Edwin L. Marin
“ Want to see! ” - contact-hater101
 
45.
Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
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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. (102 mins.)
Director: Peter Godfrey
“ Want to see! ” - contact-hater101
 
46.
Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999 TV Movie)
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When Santa cancels his annual flight because of a hurt reindeer, a young Christmas loving dog named Olive is convinced she has what it takes to get Santa's flight off the ground and save Christmas. (45 mins.)
Director: Oscar Moore
“ Want to see! ” - contact-hater101
 
47.
Black Christmas (1974)
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During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger. (98 mins.)
Director: Bob Clark
“ Want to see! ” - contact-hater101
 
48.
This Christmas (2007)
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A Christmastime drama centered around the Whitfield family's first holiday together in four years. (117 mins.)
“ Want to see! ” - contact-hater101
 
49.
Joyeux Noel (2005)
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In December 1914, an unofficial Christmas truce on the Western Front allows soldiers from opposing sides of the First World War to gain insight into each other's way of life. (116 mins.)
“ Want to see! ” - contact-hater101
 
50.
Jack Frost (1998)
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A father, who can't keep his promises, dies in a car accident. One year later, he returns as a snowman, who has the final chance to put things right with his son before he is gone forever. (101 mins.)
Director: Troy Miller
“ Want to see! ” - contact-hater101
 
51.
The Snowman (1982 Short Film)
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On Christmas Eve, a young boy builds a snowman that comes to life and takes him to the North Pole to meet Santa Clause. (26 mins.)
“ Want to see! ” - contact-hater101
 
52.
Homeless for the Holidays (2009)
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A smug executive enjoys the perfect life - until he loses his job, and finds himself working at a burger joint. Now he's falling behind on his bills, and if something doesn't change soon, his family could lose everything by Christmas. (105 mins.)
“ Want to see! ” - contact-hater101
 
53.
Gremlins (1984)
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A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town. (106 mins.)
Director: Joe Dante
“ Want to see! ” - contact-hater101
 
54.
Trading Places (1983)
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A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires. (116 mins.)
Director: John Landis
“ Want to see! ” - contact-hater101
 
55.
Die Hard (1988)
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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. (131 mins.)
Director: John McTiernan
“ Want to see! ” - contact-hater101
 
56.
The Night Before Christmas (1905 Short Film)
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It's December 24th, and 'Santa Claus' is busy feeding his reindeer and finishing up the toys that he will soon deliver... (9 mins.)
Director: Edwin S. Porter
“ Want to see! ” - contact-hater101
 
57.
Mixed Nuts (1994)
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The events focus around a crisis hotline business on one crazy night during the Christmas holidays. (97 mins.)
Director: Nora Ephron
“ Want to see! ” - contact-hater101
 
58.
Christmas Story (2007)
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The touching story of how Santa Claus came to be Santa. (83 mins.)
Director: Juha Wuolijoki
“ Want to see! ” - contact-hater101
 
59.
Christmas Cupid (2010 TV Movie)
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Sloane is a beautiful, stylish woman on the fast track to success in her public relations firm when a starlet client... (85 mins.)
Director: Gil Junger
“ Want to see! ” - contact-hater101
 
60.
12 Dates of Christmas (2011 TV Movie)
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A story that follows Kate, a young woman who after a horrible blind date on Christmas Eve, wakes up to find she is re-living that same day and date all over again. (90 mins.)
Director: James Hayman
“ Want to see! ” - contact-hater101
 
61.
One Christmas (1994 TV Movie)
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A young man is sent to visit his estranged father for Christmas in 1930 in New Orleans. Based on an autobiograhical short story by Truman Capote. (86 mins.)
Director: Tony Bill
“ Want to see! ” - contact-hater101
 
62.
hoops&yoyo Ruin Christmas (2011 TV Movie)
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Hoops and Yoyo wait up to see Santa, and inadvertently end up in his sleigh, traveling with him through... (22 mins.)
Director: Tony Craig
“ Want to see! ” - contact-hater101
 
63.
An Elf's Story: The Elf on the Shelf (2011 TV Movie)
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An elf attempts to help a boy believe. (23 mins.)
Director: Chad Eikhoff
“ Want to see! ” - contact-hater101