My Christmas Movie Line-up

The Christmas DVDs that I own and watch every year between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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1.
The Nativity Story (2006)
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A drama that focuses on the period in Mary and Joseph's life where they journeyed to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus. (101 mins.)
“ The story of the birth of Jesus, a beautiful way to kick off the Christmas season ” - truiz1
 
2.
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
“ A holiday classic ” - truiz1
 
3.
Happiness Is a Warm Blanket, Charlie Brown (2011 Video)
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Linus is pushed to his limits when he learns Grandma is coming to visit and plans on ridding him of his childish security blanket. (46 mins.)
“ This is a newer Peanuts movie, but I consider this band of misfits irreplaceable during the Christmas season ” - truiz1
 
4.
Jack Frost (1979 TV Movie)
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The Groundhog tells the story of how, for once, Jack Frost became human, and helped a knight win his lady love. (48 mins.)
“ As the weather cools down, we get ready for good old Jack Frost to pay us a visit, so we'd better know who we're waiting for ” - truiz1
 
5.
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
“ Good Old Charlie Brown, I can't resist spending time with him during the holiday season ” - truiz1
 
6.
It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown (1992 TV Movie)
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The Peanuts gang prepares for the holidays in their own unique ways. (22 mins.)
Director: Bill Melendez
“ A sweet short that is included on my version of A Charlie Brown Christmas ” - truiz1
 
7.
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.)
“ The original Grinch is the best Grinch, and this grows my heart everytime I see it ” - truiz1
 
8.
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970 TV Movie)
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A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus. (48 mins.)
“ Claymation has a special place in my heart, and this is one of my favorite claymation movies of all times. Learn how Santa came to be! ” - truiz1
 
9.
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.)
“ A lovely short film that tells of the true meaning of Christmas ” - truiz1
 
10.
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.)
“ Who can think of a scarier idea than no Santa? Yikes! Mrs. Claus to the rescue! ” - truiz1
 
11.
Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (1977 Short Film)
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An outcast donkey in Roman era Judea with overlong ears finds his destiny on the way to Bethlehem. (24 mins.)
“ A holiday classic that is often overlooked ” - truiz1
 
12.
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
“ Meet Rudolph and learn how he saved Christmas - this cute little guy is a joy to watch ” - truiz1
 
13.
Rudolph's Shiny New Year (1976 TV Movie)
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Rudolph must find for Happy, the baby New Year, before midnight, New Year's Eve. (60 mins.)
“ Rudolph is back to save the New Year too ” - truiz1
 
14.
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.)
“ Frosty, that wonderful fun-loving snowman, is a holiday staple, and this is his best appearance. ” - truiz1
 
15.
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.)
“ This falls far short of the original Frosty, but I watch it anyway. ” - truiz1
 
16.
Frosty's Winter Wonderland (1976 Short Film)
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Frosty's kind of lonely, so the kids think of making him a wife, Crystal. But will Jack Frost let them be happy? (25 mins.)
“ Not as good as the original, but it is still Frosty ” - truiz1
 
17.
Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (1979 TV Movie)
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Long ago the Lady Borealis placed the evil Winterbolt under a magic spell, and put the last of her magic into the nose of a newborn reindeer: Rudolph... (90 mins.)
“ Frosty gets everyone into a pickle, but perhaps Rudolph can save the day again - it's better than Frosty Returns ” - truiz1
 
18.
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.)
“ I've fallen in love with these adorable elves! Love the extras that came on the DVD as well, such as Elf Training and Tiny Elves. ” - truiz1
 
19.
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
“ Tim Allen IS Santa, and I love this series! ” - truiz1
 
20.
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
“ What can be better than seeing Scott Calvin become Santa? Finding out who his Mrs Clause will be! ” - truiz1
 
21.
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
“ Santa vs. Jack, a battle of the ages - this is a fun cap on the trilogy ” - truiz1
 
22.
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas (2004 Video)
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Sequel to Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (68 mins.)
“ A fun collection of Disney shorts centered around celebrating Christmas and having the Christmas spirit, this is cute for kids and adults alike. ” - truiz1
 
23.
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
“ I don't like the 3D version at home, as it seems fuzzy, but the movie itself is beautiful and breathtaking, and has made it onto my holiday rotation. ” - truiz1
 
24.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)
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Four kids travel through a wardrobe to the land of Narnia and learn of their destiny to free it with the guidance of a mystical lion. (143 mins.)
Director: Andrew Adamson
“ This was an absolutely stunning movie experience when I first saw it in theaters, and the lamp post scene remains one of the best book-to-movie adaptations ever. ” - truiz1
 
25.
A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (2008 TV Movie)
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When Gonzo accidentally diverts three letters to Santa, he talks Kermit and his friends into delivering them to the North Pole personally. (60 mins.)
“ The Muppets learn what Christmas is all about while trying to get Gonzo's letters to Santa up to the North Pole ” - truiz1
 
26.
The Search for Santa Paws (2010 Video)
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Magic dogs and an elf team up with two children to rescue Santa who has lost his memory. (96 mins.)
Director: Robert Vince
 
27.
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas (2011 Short Film)
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Sid, Eddie and Crash get in trouble with Santa and have to get their names off of the naughty list. (26 mins.)
Director: Karen Disher
 
28.
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997 Video)
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Astonished to find the Beast has a deep-seeded hatred for the Christmas season, Belle endeavors to change his mind on the matter. (72 mins.)
Director: Andy Knight
 
29.
'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974 TV Movie)
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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. (25 mins.)
“ A retelling of the famous poem by the mice who weren't supposed to be stirring; it's a cute story. ” - truiz1
 
30.
Booky & the Secret Santa (2007 TV Movie)
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Booky does everything she can to make an enjoyable Christmas, for her family, during the depression as her father is out of work. (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Moss
 
31.
The Christmas Blessing (2005 TV Movie)
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A young doctor encounters romance and deals with his past when he returns to his hometown during the holidays. (96 mins.)
Director: Karen Arthur
 
32.
Prep & Landing Stocking Stuffer: Operation: Secret Santa (2010 Short Film)
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Wayne and Lanny now partners, are called by Magee to meet with a secret contact Mrs. Claus who sends them on a new mission to retrieve a box from Santas secret workshop. (7 mins.)
 
33.
Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice (2011 Short Film)
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Lanny and Wayne race to recover classified North Pole technology. (22 mins.)
 
34.
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
“ The Muppets retell the Charles Dickens' story as only they can, and it's wonderful ” - truiz1
 
35.
A Christmas Carol (1999 TV Movie)
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An adaptation of the famous novel by Charles Dickens. (95 mins.)
Director: David Jones
 
36.
Scrooge (1970)
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A musical retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about an old bitter miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions. (113 mins.)
Director: Ronald Neame
 
37.
The Family Man (2000)
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A fast-lane investment broker, offered the opportunity to see how the other half lives, wakes up to find that his sports car and girlfriend have become a mini-van and wife. (125 mins.)
Director: Brett Ratner
“ A wonderful reminder of what is important, and one of the better modern "what if" movies ” - truiz1
 
38.
Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales (2002 TV Movie)
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The Peanuts gang have more misadventures at Christmas time. (18 mins.)
 
39.
I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (2003 TV Movie)
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Linus and Lucy's younger brother Rerun wants a dog for Christmas, and Snoopy's brother Spike may be the answer. (43 mins.)