Christmas Holiday Season

by bertramsharp | created - 02 Nov 2012 | updated - 21 Nov 2012 | Public

My Christmas holiday season runs from November 1 to January 6. The films, specials, shorts and television episodes incuded on this list contain themes of Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Year's Eve/Day or, sometimes, just winter themes. Some may have introduced a classic Christmas carol (Holiday Inn, Meet Me in St. Louis), while others may have been a holiday tradition of the past (The Wizard of Oz). I have only included the ones that I own in some form on this list.

Some titles are not listed on imdb. I have these listed in the descriptions under other titles.

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1. The Abominable Snow Rabbit (1961)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

7.7
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Bugs and Daffy run into the abominable snowman in the Himalayas.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Maurice Noble | Star: Mel Blanc

Votes: 701

2. Absolutely Fabulous (1992–2012)
Episode: Happy New Year (1995)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

8.7
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Edina finds her New Year's Eve plans ruined by the sudden arrival of Patsy's acid-tongued sister, Jackie.

Director: Bob Spiers | Stars: Jennifer Saunders, Joanna Lumley, Julia Sawalha, Jane Horrocks

Votes: 185

3. According to Jim (2001–2009)
Episode: Stalking Santa (2004)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

6.0
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Christmastime. A man bumps his car into Jim's car and upsets him. Cheryl talks Jim into settling the issue officially. When Jim sees the man as Santa at the shopping mall, he gets into a dust-up with him. And things snowball from there.

Director: Philip Charles MacKenzie | Stars: Jim Belushi, Courtney Thorne-Smith, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Larry Joe Campbell

Votes: 65

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4. The Adventure of the Wrong Santa Claus (1914)

14 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

5.6
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When a burglar dressed as Santa Claus steals a family's Christmas presents, amateur detective Octavius sets out to recover the loot.

Director: Charles M. Seay | Stars: Barry O'Moore, Julian Reed, Richard Neill, Bliss Milford

Votes: 95

5. The Adventures of Long John Silver (1955– )
Episode: The Orphans' Christmas (1957)

Adventure, Family

8.2
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It's Christmas time, but Jim Hawkins, an orphan himself, is too depressed to participate in the holiday festivities. He's just met the children living in Miss Willoughby's orphanage, where ... See full summary »

Stars: Robert Newton, Connie Gilchrist, Kit Taylor, Billy Kay

Votes: 40

6. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952–1966)
Episode: A Piano for the Fraternity (1960)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

8.3
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David and Rick's fraternity tries to find an affordable piano to use for their upcoming Christmas party. The brothers are just about to give up when they meet the Stewarts who offer them ... See full summary »

Director: Ozzie Nelson | Stars: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson

Votes: 10

7. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952–1966)
Episode: Christmas Tree Lot (1957)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.2
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David and Rick decide to earn some extra cash to buy Christmas presents by opening up a Christmas tree lot, but soon discover that being a small-time entrepreneurs is a lot more involved than they had realized.

Director: Ozzie Nelson | Stars: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson

Votes: 18

8. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952–1966)
Episode: Girl in the Emporium (1960)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.0
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Ricky and Wally notice a pretty sales clerk in a store and try to get jobs for the Christmas shopping rush in the same department.

Director: Ozzie Nelson | Stars: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson

Votes: 12

9. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952–1966)
Episode: Late Christmas Gift (1952)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

8.4
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Ozzie and David receive Christmas gifts after Christmas from Grandma Nelson.

Director: Ozzie Nelson | Stars: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson

Votes: 11

10. The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (1952–1966)
Episode: The Busy Christmas (1956)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.6
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Ozzie volunteers for so many Christmas committees that he has little time to do his Christmas shopping, hang the Christmas lights or buy a Christmas tree.

Director: Ozzie Nelson | Stars: Ozzie Nelson, Harriet Nelson, David Nelson, Ricky Nelson

Votes: 23

11. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1955–1960)
Episode: The Christmas Goose (1957)

Approved | 25 min | Action, Adventure, Family

7.8
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When Matilda, a young boy's beloved pet goose, is sentenced to be plucked, stuffed, and cooked as the Christmas dinner for the new lord of the manor, Robin Hood and Friar Tuck conspire to create a Christmas miracle.

Director: Don Chaffey | Stars: Richard Greene, Alexander Gauge, Jon Whiteley, Jack Watling

Votes: 21

12. ALF (1986–1990)
Episode: Oh, Tannerbaum (1986)

TV-G | 22 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

7.5
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It's Christmastime. Unfortunately ALF chops the Christmas tree into firewood before anyone notices. The Tanners then have two tasks: to teach ALF all about Christmas and find a new Christmas tree.

Director: Rick Gough | Stars: Max Wright, Anne Schedeen, Andrea Elson, Benji Gregory

Votes: 153

13. ALF (1986–1990)
Episode: ALF's Special Christmas: Part 1 (1987)

TV-G | 48 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

8.5
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The Tanners decide to spend Christmas in a cabin in the woods when Alf suddenly gets lost.

Director: Burt Brinckerhoff | Stars: Max Wright, Anne Schedeen, Andrea Elson, Benji Gregory

Votes: 227

14. ALF (1986–1990)
Episode: ALF's Special Christmas: Part 2 (1987)

TV-G | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

8.3
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ALF is still in the hospital with Tiffany and Mr. Foley. He convinces Tiffany to help him get back to the Tanners, but changes his mind when he hears about Tiffany's condition.

Director: Burt Brinckerhoff | Stars: Max Wright, Anne Schedeen, Andrea Elson, Benji Gregory

Votes: 194

15. ALF (1986–1990)
Episode: Turkey in the Straw: Part 1 (1988)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

7.9
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ALF already ate the Thanksgiving turkey - raw. Willie fails to find a new one, so Raquel invites the Tanners over. A storm arrives as does the neighborhood bum ("a homeless person"), since ALF has been leaving food and clothes for him.

Director: Nick Havinga | Stars: Max Wright, Anne Schedeen, Andrea Elson, Benji Gregory

Votes: 114

16. ALF (1986–1990)
Episode: Turkey in the Straw: Part 2 (1988)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Sci-Fi

7.8
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Pete has called the Alien Task Force. He has been told to keep ALF occupied until Sergeant Fox and his men arrive to capture him. Dead or alive. Will Pete sell ALF out after he's talked with him for a while? Will he?

Director: Nick Havinga | Stars: Max Wright, Anne Schedeen, Andrea Elson, Benji Gregory

Votes: 115

17. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Back for Christmas (1956)

TV-14 | 30 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.9
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Before leaving on a trip to America, a man kills his wife and buries her in the basement. Once in the United States. he receives correspondence tipping him off that the murder will undoubtedly be exposed.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, John Williams, Isobel Elsom, Arthur Gould-Porter

Votes: 537

18. All Grown Up! (2003–2008)
Episode: The Finster Who Stole Christmas (2004)

TV-Y | 23 min | Animation, Drama, Family

6.0
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When their hip new teacher, Max, assigns the class a family tree project, Chuckie and Kimi realize they can pool their efforts.

Stars: Elizabeth Daily, Nancy Cartwright, Kath Soucie, Cree Summer

Votes: 20

19. All Mine to Give (1957)

Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.1
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An immigrant family in 1850's Wisconsin prospers until tragedy strikes.

Director: Allen Reisner | Stars: Glynis Johns, Cameron Mitchell, Rex Thompson, Patty McCormack

Votes: 860

20. All She Wants for Christmas (2006 TV Movie)

G | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.0
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A young accountant tries to save a toy factory where she works from being closed down, while also pursuing a romance with the mysterious new factory worker who comes to her small town.

Director: Ron Oliver | Stars: Monica Keena, Tobias Mehler, Steve Bacic, Ali Liebert

Votes: 608

21. Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)

PG | 92 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

5.2
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39 Metascore

A struggling songwriter named Dave Seville finds success when he comes across a trio of singing chipmunks: mischievous leader Alvin, brainy Simon, and chubby, impressionable Theodore.

Director: Tim Hill | Stars: Jason Lee, Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, David Cross

Votes: 62,881 | Gross: $217.33M

22. A Chipmunk Christmas (1981 TV Movie)

G | 30 min | Animation, Family

7.3
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Swept up in a holiday mood, Alvin gives away his cherished harmonica to a sick little boy. Meanwhile, Dave has booked Alvin to perform a harmonica solo at Carnegie Hall. Alvin keeps the ... See full summary »

Director: Phil Monroe | Stars: Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, June Foray, Frank Welker

Votes: 385

23. Alvin & the Chipmunks (1983–1990)
Episode: Merry Christmas, Mr. Carroll (1989)

G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

7.4
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Swept up in a holiday mood, Alvin gives away his cherished harmonica to a sick little boy. Meanwhile, Dave has booked Alvin to perform a harmonica solo at Carnegie Hall! Alvin keeps the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Thomas H. Watkins, Dody Goodman

Votes: 20

24. Alvin & the Chipmunks (1983–1990)
Episode: Dave's Wonderful Life (1989)

G | 89 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.0
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Swept up in a holiday mood, Alvin gives away his cherished harmonica to a sick little boy. Meanwhile, Dave has booked Alvin to perform a harmonica solo at Carnegie Hall! Alvin keeps the ... See full summary »

Stars: Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Thomas H. Watkins, Dody Goodman

Votes: 6

25. Amazing Stories (1985–1987)
Episode: Santa '85 (1985)

Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.1
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Kris Kringle's Christmas is rudely interrupted when he lands in the clink with a bunch of bogus Santas after tripping a home burglar alarm. The cynical sheriff doesn't believe his story, so... See full summary »

Director: Phil Joanou | Stars: Douglas Seale, Pat Hingle, Gabriel Damon, Marvin J. McIntyre

Votes: 216

26. An American Christmas Carol (1979 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Fantasy

6.9
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In an American town, an old bitter miser is given a ghostly chance at redemption on Christmas Eve.

Director: Eric Till | Stars: Henry Winkler, David Wayne, Chris Wiggins, R.H. Thomson

Votes: 866

27. The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
Episode: Christmas Story (1960)

TV-G | 26 min | Comedy, Family

9.2
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Crotchety old businessman Ben Weaver wants moonshiner Sam Muggins locked up for Christmas but, after seeing the holiday spirit in Andy's jail, he tries to be arrested himself.

Director: Bob Sweeney | Stars: Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, Don Knotts, Frances Bavier

Votes: 288

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

78 min | Music

8.8
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Director: Alan Handley | Stars: The Lennon Sisters, Claudine Longet, Lorrie Morgan, Alan Osmond

Votes: 14

I actually only have The Andy Williams Christmas Show Live from the Moon River Theater Branson, MO (1999)

29. Annie Oakley (1954–1957)
Episode: Santa Claus Wears a Gun (1956)

30 min | Western

6.6
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A elderly sharpshooter, Snowy Kringle, arrives in town for show where he will demonstrate his skill with a flintlock rifle and cap-and-ball pistol. The man who is charged with delivering ... See full summary »

Director: Ray Nazarro | Stars: Gail Davis, Jimmy Hawkins, Brad Johnson, Stanley Andrews

Votes: 8

30. Another Christmas Story (2003 Video)

18 min | Comedy, Documentary, Short

8.2
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'Peter Billingsley' narrates this 20th-Anniversary documentary about how a low-budget movie became a king-sized yuletide classic.

Stars: Peter Billingsley, Bob Clark, R.D. Robb, Scott Schwartz

Votes: 36

31. Aqua Teen Hunger Force (2000–2015)
Episode: Cybernetic Ghost of Christmas Past from the Future (2002)

TV-PG | 11 min | Animation, Comedy

8.7
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A robot that claims to be a ghost from the future (or possibly the past) arrives to lecture Carl and the Aqua Teen Hunger Force about how Christmas was celebrated in the past (or possibly the future).

Directors: Matt Maiellaro, Dave Willis | Stars: Dana Snyder, Carey Means, Dave Willis, Matt Maiellaro

Votes: 157

32. Arctic Antics (1930)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

6.0
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A collection of arctic animals (seals, walruses, polar bears, penguins) float by on ice floes and on shore, performing various musical numbers.

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 164

33. Arrested Development (2003– )
Episode: Afternoon Delight (2004)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

9.1
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While Buster looks for ways to get out of serving in Iraq, Lindsay's quest to score a date at the Bluth Company Christmas party backfires after Gob's sexual harassment speech. Michael and ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Bateman | Stars: Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera

Votes: 1,544

34. The Art of Skiing (1941)

8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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Goofy, staying at the Sugar Bowl resort, demonstrates the basics of downhill skiing, which the titles and announcer insist is pronounced "SHEEing". The equipment is, of course, of the era. ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Kinney | Stars: George Johnson, John McLeish, Hannes Schroll

Votes: 693

35. Babes in Toyland (1961)

Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

6.3
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Tom the Piper's Son is about to marry Mary Quite Contrary. On the eve of their wedding, evil miser Barnaby hires two henchmen to drown Tom and steal Mary's sheep, cared for by Little Bo ... See full summary »

Director: Jack Donohue | Stars: Ray Bolger, Tommy Sands, Annette Funicello, Ed Wynn

Votes: 2,746 | Gross: $10.22M

36. Baby Einstein: Baby Santa's Music Box (2002 Video)

30 min | Short, Family, Music

7.0
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Stars: Aspen Clark, Sierra Clark

Votes: 14

37. Bad Santa (2003)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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70 Metascore

A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham, John Ritter

Votes: 119,486 | Gross: $60.06M

38. Bah Humduck!: A Looney Tunes Christmas (2006 Video)

Not Rated | 46 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.5
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In this adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, Daffy Duck is the greedy proprietor of the Lucky Duck Mega-Mart and all he can think about is the money to be made during the ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Visser | Stars: Joe Alaskey, Bob Bergen, Billy West, June Foray

Votes: 641

39. Barbie in 'A Christmas Carol' (2008 Video)

TV-Y | 76 min | Animation, Family

6.4
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Barbie stars in her first holiday movie in this heart-warming adaptation of the classic Dickens story filled with cherished Christmas carols, fabulous fashions and lots of laughs!

Director: William Lau | Stars: Kelly Sheridan, Morwenna Banks, Melissa Lyons, Prudence Edwards

Votes: 1,326

40. Barney Miller (1974–1982)
Episode: Christmas Story (1976)

TV-PG | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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Fish goes undercover to catch a mugger who's targeting Santas. Wojo doesn't know how to tell Yemana that his Christmas Eve date is a call girl. Luger fishes for an Christmas Day invitation from Barney.

Director: Bruce Bilson | Stars: Hal Linden, Abe Vigoda, Max Gail, Ron Glass

Votes: 45

41. The Bears Who Saved Christmas (1994 TV Short)

22 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

7.4
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Two teddy bears attempt to save Christmas for two children.

Director: Allen Foster | Stars: Charlie Adler, Mary Kay Bergman, Pam Dawber, Brad Garrett

Votes: 53

42. 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

43. The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971)
Episode: Home for Christmas (1962)

TV-PG | 26 min | Comedy, Family

8.1
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Jed, Ellie May, Jethro and Grannie take their first plane flight back home for Christmas to visit cousin Pearl, who is busy cooking up a feast to win Mr. Brewster's unwilling heart.

Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, Max Baer Jr.

Votes: 63

44. The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971)
Episode: Christmas at the Clampetts (1963)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.6
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Mr. Drysdale's idea for Christmas presents are ones only fit for coastal California, like diving suits and a boat, and a television set, which Granny thinks is some kind of fancy washing machine.

Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, Max Baer Jr.

Votes: 41

45. The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971)
Episode: No Place Like Home (1962)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.5
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Back home for Christmas, Elly May bonds with her old animal friends, while Pearl plays the piano for the "new" movie in town (the silent version of Ben Hur) to impress Mr. Brewster.

Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, Max Baer Jr.

Votes: 47

46. The Beverly Hillbillies (1962–1971)
Episode: Turkey Day (1963)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

7.9
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Elly bonds with the Thanksgiving turkey so the family can't bring themselves to kill it; Mrs Drysdale hires some Indians to take a Thanksgiving picture, which puts Granny on the warpath.

Director: Richard Whorf | Stars: Buddy Ebsen, Irene Ryan, Donna Douglas, Max Baer Jr.

Votes: 42

47. Bewitched (1964–1972)
Episode: A Vision of Sugar Plums (1964)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

8.7
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When an orphan visits the Stevens' for Christmas who doesn't believe in Santa Claus, Samantha takes him to the North Pole to visit the man himself.

Director: Alan Rafkin | Stars: Elizabeth Montgomery, Dick York, Agnes Moorehead, Alice Pearce

Votes: 219

48. Beyond Tomorrow (1940)

Approved | 84 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

6.7
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The ghosts of three elderly industrialists killed in an airplane crash return to Earth to help reunite a young couple whom they initially brought together.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland | Stars: Harry Carey, C. Aubrey Smith, Charles Winninger, Alex Melesh

Votes: 950

49. The Bing Crosby Show (1961 TV Special)

Comedy, Music

7.7
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Director: Peter Croft | Stars: Bing Crosby, Shirley Bassey, The Buskers, Sidney Green

Votes: 9

This is a 1961 Christmas Special. I also have The Bing Crosby Show (1962), which is another Christmas special, and Bing Crosby and the Sounds of Christmas (1971). Neither of these are on imdb.

50. Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde Christmas (1977 TV Special)

Approved | 60 min | Family, Music

8.4
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Bing Crosby and his family spend Christmas at the estate of distant relative in England.

Director: Dwight Hemion | Stars: Bing Crosby, Stanley Baxter, David Bowie, Harry Crosby

Votes: 56

51. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Jesus: His Life (1995)

100 min | Documentary, Biography

5.2
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He was a simple carpenter, yet his words transformed the course of Western Civilization.

Votes: 33

52. Biography (1987– )
Episode: Santa Claus (1994)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.6
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A look at the "life' of Santa Claus from his beginnings as the real Saint Nicholas of Myra to the modern American and pop culture icon of Christmas.

Stars: Martin Ebon, Tom Flynn, Andrew Greeley, C.C. Moore II

Votes: 67

53. 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: 11,031

54. Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988 TV Short)

43 min | Short, Comedy, History

8.0
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After a genial spirit shows the benevolent Ebenezer Blackadder visions of his unscrupulous ancestors, he resolves to mend his generous ways.

Director: Richard Boden | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Miranda Richardson, Stephen Fry

Votes: 9,764

55. Black Christmas (1974)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

7.2
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During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon

Votes: 24,292 | Gross: $4.05M

56. Black Christmas (2006)

R | 84 min | Horror

4.6
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22 Metascore

An escaped maniac returns to his childhood home on Christmas Eve, which is now a sorority house, and begins to murder the sorority sisters one by one.

Director: Glen Morgan | Stars: Michelle Trachtenberg, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Lacey Chabert, Katie Cassidy

Votes: 21,414 | Gross: $16.24M

57. Bloody New Year (1987)

R | 90 min | Horror, Mystery

4.4
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Five shipwrecked English teenagers take refuge in an island hotel that is decorated for New Years. The problem is, it's early summer, and soon enough, even the walls themselves are striking out against them...

Director: Norman J. Warren | Stars: Suzy Aitchison, Nikki Brooks, Daniel James, Mark Powley

Votes: 443

58. The Bob Cummings Show (1955–1959)
Episode: Grandpa's Christmas Visit (1955)

Comedy

7.1
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Grandpa Collins visits for Christmas and wreaks havoc during his stay.

Director: Rod Amateau | Stars: Robert Cummings, Rosemary DeCamp, Ann B. Davis, Dwayne Hickman

Votes: 16

59. The Bob Hope Christmas Special (1970 TV Special)

90 min | Comedy

8.9
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Bob and crew entertain military personnel at stops through Southeast Asia and Europe.

Director: Mort Lachman | Stars: Bob Hope, Neil Armstrong, Les Brown, Suzanne Charny

Votes: 8

I actually have 6 years of The Bob Hope Christmas Special. I have 1964, 1965, 1966, 1970, 1971 & 1972.

60. The Bob Hope Christmas Special: Around the World with the USO (1969 TV Special)

90 min | Comedy

8.5
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Director: Dick McDonough | Stars: Ann-Margret, Linda Bennett, The Golddiggers, Roosevelt Grier

Votes: 12

61. The Bob Newhart Show (1972–1978)
Episode: Bob Has to Have His Tonsils Out, So He Spends Christmas Eve in (1975)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

8.0
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While everyone else is making plans for Christmas, Bob learns he needs to be hospitalized right away to have his tonsils removed. Not only is he embarrassed by having the operation at his age but his nurse was once his patient as well.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Peter Bonerz, Bill Daily

Votes: 35

62. The Bob Newhart Show (1972–1978)
Episode: Over the River and Through the Woods (1975)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy

9.2
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With Emily out of town, Bob spends Thanksgiving with Jerry and Mr Carlin watching a football game. They proceed to get drunk and try to order Moo Goo Gai Pan from a Chinese restaurant for dinner.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Bob Newhart, Suzanne Pleshette, Peter Bonerz, Bill Daily

Votes: 71

63. Bob's Burgers (2011– )
Episode: An Indecent Thanksgiving Proposal (2012)

TV-14 | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

8.3
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In order to entice an old flame who is only attracted to married men, Mr. Fischoeder bribes Bob into letting him pass off Linda and the kids as his own family, but the situation ruins all of Bob's Thanksgiving traditions.

Director: Tyree Dillihay | Stars: H. Jon Benjamin, Dan Mintz, Eugene Mirman, John Roberts

Votes: 409

64. Bones (2005–2017)
Episode: The Man in the Fallout Shelter (2005)

TV-14 | 43 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.8
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While the gang is quarantined in the lab for Christmas, they search for clues to solve the mystery of a skeleton found in a fallout shelter.

Director: Greg Yaitanes | Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, Eric Millegan

Votes: 982

65. Bones (2005–2017)
Episode: The Santa in the Slush (2007)

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

8.5
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Brennan and Booth investigate the death of a Santa as Bones tries to give her father the Christmas he's always dreamed of, and Booth comes to terms with not spending the holiday with Parker.

Director: Jeff Woolnough | Stars: Emily Deschanel, David Boreanaz, Michaela Conlin, Eric Millegan

Votes: 711

66. The Brady Bunch (1969–1974)
Episode: The Voice of Christmas (1969)

TV-G | 25 min | Comedy, Family

7.7
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Carol has laryngitis and will not be able to sing at church on Christmas Day, but a department store Santa Claus promises Cindy that she will get her voice back in time.

Director: Oscar Rudolph | Stars: Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis, Maureen McCormick

Votes: 117

67. Brian Setzer: Christmas Extravaganza (2005 Video)

Music

8.6
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Add a Plot

Director: Pierre Lamoureux | Stars: Brian Setzer, Beth Curry, Bernie Dresel, Robbie Hioki

Votes: 24

68. Brightest Night (1952)

15 min | Short, Family

4.7
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Using their own nativity scene, a mother and father tell their children the story of Jesus' birth.

Votes: 19

69. Juguetes rotos (1966)

80 min | Drama

7.4
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Summers portrays with his camera several characters very popular at another time, but completely forgotten in their old age: a bullfighter, Nicanor Villalta; A weightlifter, Guillermo ... See full summary »

Director: Manuel Summers | Stars: Rosita Pinedo, Justo Masó, Guillermo Gorostiza, Paulino Uzcudum

Votes: 43

70. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Amends (1998)

TV-PG | 60 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

8.5
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As the Christmas holiday approaches, Angel is tormented by evil apparitions who want him to eliminate Buffy.

Director: Joss Whedon | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, Charisma Carpenter

Votes: 1,733

71. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Pangs (1999)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

8.2
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On Thanksgiving, Buffy encounters the spirit of a Native American warrior whose people were wiped out by settlers.

Director: Michael Lange | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, James Marsters

Votes: 1,538

72. Bugs Bunny's Looney Christmas Tales (1979 TV Movie)

22 min | Animation, Family

7.2
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Bugs Bunny and the others looney tunes show their own version of "A Christmas Carol" In addition coyote still chasing road runner

Directors: Friz Freleng, Chuck Jones | Stars: Mel Blanc, June Foray

Votes: 319

73. The George Burns and Gracie Allen Show (1950–1958)
Episode: Gracie's Christmas (1950)

Comedy

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At Christmas, Gracie tells about the Christmases she had as a child.

Stars: George Burns, Gracie Allen, Bill Goodwin, Bea Benaderet

74. Butterflies (1978–1983)
Episode: Christmas with the Parkinsons (1979)

Comedy

8.1
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The thought of cooking for Christmas frightens Ria though she is cheered to meet Leonard again, though they have a row. Back home this preys on her mind and she burns the pizza and freaks ... See full summary »

Director: John B. Hobbs | Stars: Wendy Craig, Geoffrey Palmer, Bruce Montague, Nicholas Lyndhurst

Votes: 11

75. The Candlemaker (1957)

13 min | Animation, Short

6.2
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A candlemaker entrusts his young son with the task of making candles for their church on Christmas Eve.

Directors: Joy Batchelor, John Halas

Votes: 65

76. Captain Gallant of the Foreign Legion (1955– )
Episode: The Boy Who Found Christmas (1955)

23 min | Adventure

6.3
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A captain in the French Foreign Legion in North Africa tries to keep the peace and battle bandit tribes while also taking care of his nephew, who lives with him at the Foreign Legion fort.

Director: Marcel Cravenne | Stars: Buster Crabbe, Fuzzy Knight, Cullen Crabbe, Gilles Quéant

Votes: 10

77. The Captain's Christmas (1938)

Passed | 8 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

5.7
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The Captain is playing Santa; John and his henchmen stick him up and take over, but John breaks all the toys. They go into town and sing, so badly that people throw things at them to get them to to stop.

Director: Friz Freleng | Stars: Charles Bennett, Mel Blanc, Billy Bletcher, Jeanne Dunne

Votes: 118

78. Care Bears Nutcracker Suite (1988 Video)

Not Rated | 62 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

6.5
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An animated version, starring the Care Bears, of the fairy tale that inspired the famous ballet.

Directors: Laura Shepherd, Joseph Sherman | Stars: Michael Beattie, Bob Dermer, Don Francks, Luba Goy

Votes: 213

79. Casper's Haunted Christmas (2000 Video)

TV-G | 84 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

4.7
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Kibosh, supreme ruler of all ghosts, decrees that casper must scare at least one person before Christmas Day so Casper visits Kriss, Massachusetts where he meets the Jollimore family and ... See full summary »

Director: Owen Hurley | Stars: Brendon Ryan Barrett, Kathleen Barr, Ian James Corlett, David Kaye

Votes: 725

80. Cavalcade of America (1952–1957)
Episode: The Blessed Midnight (1956)

25 min | Drama

7.1
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When a boy steals a cake for his beloved aunt on Christmas Eve, his young friend tries to set things straight.

Director: Laslo Benedek | Stars: Maureen O'Sullivan, Danny Richards Jr., David Saber, Virginia Gregg

Votes: 8

81. ChalkZone (2002–2008)
Episode: When Santas Collide (2004)

TV-Y | 24 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

6.6
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It's Christmas Eve and things aren't going well for the Tabooties: Joe's Santa costume hasn't arrived. Meanwhile, Rudy is convinced that he's not getting the present he wants most. He ... See full summary »

Directors: John Kimball, Monte Young | Stars: Elizabeth Daily, Candi Milo, Hynden Walch, Jess Harnell

Votes: 5

82. 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: 24,663

83. Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales (2002 TV Short)

TV-G | 18 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.4
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The Peanuts gang have more misadventures at Christmas time.

Director: Larry Leichliter | Stars: Wesley Singerman, Serena Berman, Corey Padnos, Megan Taylor Harvey

Votes: 877

84. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973 TV Special)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

7.8
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Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends over to Charlie Brown's for Thanksgiving, and with Linus, Snoopy, and Woodstock, he attempts to throw together a Thanksgiving dinner.

Directors: Bill Melendez, Phil Roman | Stars: Todd Barbee, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea, Hilary Momberger-Powers

Votes: 6,461

85. Chasing Christmas (2005 TV Movie)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Fantasy

5.4
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In a world where the holidays are run by the efficient Bureau of Yuletide Affairs, a bitter and burned-out Ghost of Christmas Past decides to go AWOL while on a "mission" and leave his "target" stranded in 1965.

Director: Ron Oliver | Stars: Tom Arnold, Andrea Roth, Leslie Jordan, Brittney Wilson

Votes: 583

86. Cheers (1982–1993)
Episode: The Spy Who Came in for a Cold One (1982)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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An Englishman enters the bar claiming to be a spy, but Diane exposes him as a fraud. Everyone is mad at her for humiliating him just to show off her own intellect, until he plays a joke on her.

Director: James Burrows | Stars: Ted Danson, Shelley Long, Nicholas Colasanto, Rhea Perlman

Votes: 334

87. The Children (2008)

R | 84 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

6.0
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A relaxing Christmas vacation turns into a terrifying fight for survival as the children begin to turn on their parents.

Director: Tom Shankland | Stars: Eva Birthistle, Stephen Campbell Moore, Jeremy Sheffield, Rachel Shelley

Votes: 15,425

88. A Christmas Accident (1912)

15 min | Drama, Short

6.5
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The Giltons are next door neighbors to the Biltons. The houses are exactly alike and adjoin each other; the back yards are even unseparated by a fence. Gilton is a crabbed old money-maker ... See full summary »

Director: Harold M. Shaw | Stars: William Wadsworth, Mrs. William Bechtel, Augustus Phillips, Ida Williams

Votes: 155

89. Christmas Angel (2009)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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Ashley has been on her own all her life. She feels even more alone this Christmas as she searches fruitlessly for a job. The seasonal cheer around her only rubs salt in her wounds as she ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Brough | Stars: K.C. Clyde, Kari Hawker-Diaz, Bruce Davison, Elisa Brough

Votes: 908

90. The Christmas Card (2006 TV Movie)

84 min | Family, Romance

7.1
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US soldier visits the town from where an inspirational Christmas card was sent to him by a church group that mails cards out to servicemen as a goodwill effort.

Director: Stephen Bridgewater | Stars: Edward Asner, John Newton, Alice Evans, Lois Nettleton

Votes: 2,767

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91. A Christmas Carol (1910)

11 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy

6.1
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Based on the story by Charles Dickens: Ebenezer Scrooge is well known for his harsh, miserly ways, until he is visited by the ghost of his former business partner, and then by three other spirits.

Directors: J. Searle Dawley, Charles Kent, Ashley Miller | Stars: Marc McDermott, Charles Ogle, William Bechtel, Viola Dana

Votes: 425

92. A Christmas Carol (1938)

Not Rated | 69 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.5
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On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was in his lifetime as mean and miserly as Scrooge ... See full summary »

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Reginald Owen, Gene Lockhart, Kathleen Lockhart, Terry Kilburn

Votes: 4,851

93. The Christmas Carol (1949 TV Short)

25 min | Drama, Short, Fantasy

6.0
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Dickens' classic tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and three Christmas Ghosts that change his perception of life. Narrated by Vincent Price.

Director: Arthur Pierson | Stars: Vincent Price, Taylor Holmes, Patrick Whyte, Robert Clarke

Votes: 178

94. A Christmas Carol (1951)

Approved | 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: 16,332

95. A Christmas Carol (1984 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

7.9
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An old bitter miser who rationalizes his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three spirits visit him on Christmas Eve.

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: George C. Scott, Frank Finlay, Angela Pleasence, Edward Woodward

Votes: 9,308

96. A Christmas Carol: The Musical (2004 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Fantasy, Musical

6.4
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An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by ghosts on Christmas Eve.

Director: Arthur Allan Seidelman | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Jesse L. Martin, Jane Krakowski, Jennifer Love Hewitt

Votes: 1,500

97. A Christmas Carol (2009)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Drama, Family

6.8
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55 Metascore

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.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Steve Valentine

Votes: 82,331 | Gross: $137.86M

98. Christmas Comes But Once a Year (1936)

Passed | 9 min | Animation, Short

7.2
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At an orphanage, the children are sad because they received broken toys as gifts. Professor Grampy sees the children while passing by in his sled and has an idea on how to give them a merry Christmas.

Directors: Dave Fleischer, Seymour Kneitel | Stars: Jack Mercer, Mae Questel

Votes: 347

99. The Christmas Consultant (2012 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy

5.3
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A sought-after holiday consultant is hired by a workaholic mother to get her family through the holidays.

Director: John Bradshaw | Stars: David Hasselhoff, Caroline Rhea, Barclay Hope, Eliza Faria

Votes: 353

100. Thomas Kinkade's Christmas Cottage (2008)

PG | 96 min | Biography, Drama

6.6
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A look at the inspiration behind Thomas Kinkade's painting The Christmas Cottage, and how the artist was motivated to begin his career after discovering his mother was in danger of losing their family home.

Director: Michael Campus | Stars: Peter O'Toole, Jared Padalecki, Marcia Gay Harden, Aaron Ashmore

Votes: 2,001