The top 40 Christmas movies I've watched

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1.
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
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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. (130 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
2.
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.)
 
3.
White Christmas (1954)
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A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general. (120 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
4.
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
 
5.
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
 
6.
The Family Man (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
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
 
7.
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
 
8.
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
 
9.
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
 
10.
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
 
11.
A Christmas Carol (1951)
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An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve... (86 mins.)
 
12.
The Holiday (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love. (138 mins.)
Director: Nancy Meyers
 
13.
One Magic Christmas (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
An angel must show a mother the true meaning of Christmas. It's not just presents and materialistic things, but the people she cares about. (89 mins.)
Director: Phillip Borsos
 
14.
The Perfect Holiday (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
A young girl turns to a department store Santa in the hopes that he will help find a new husband for her divorced mother. (96 mins.)
Director: Lance Rivera
 
15.
Call Me Mrs. Miracle (2010 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
No one celebrates the holidays like Emily Merkle - or Mrs. Miracle as she is known by some - who is... (90 mins.)
 
16.
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
 
17.
The Man in the Santa Claus Suit (1979 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
The mysterious owner of a costume shop rents a Santa Claus suit to three very different men: a math teacher trying to get the nerve to propose... (104 mins.)
Director: Corey Allen
 
18.
Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
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Ernest helps Santa Claus as he searches for his successor. (95 mins.)
Director: John Cherry
 
19.
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
 
20.
Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus (2004 TV Movie)
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Nick's plan to let fate bring his wife to him must be altered because he must replace his father as Santa Claus on December 26... (96 mins.)
Director: Harvey Frost
 
21.
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
 
22.
Deck the Halls (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
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
 
23.
Silver Bells (2005 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Manhattanite Catherine O'Mara (Heche) bonds with a young man who has run away from his father. When the father returns to New York a year later to sell his Christmas trees, he and Catherine cross paths. (95 mins.)
Director: Dick Lowry
 
24.
The Bishop's Wife (1947)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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. (109 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
25.
Christmas in Wonderland (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Three kids and their Dad move from L.A to Edmonton. When they go shopping at West Edmonton Mall they find counterfeit cash. They inadvertently help catch the crooks, and later make a discovery about Santa. (95 mins.)
Director: James Orr
 
26.
The Christmas Shoes (2002 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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
 
27.
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (2008 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The overwhelming tasks that go along with Christmas have taken the joy out of the holidays for busy single mom Jennifer Cullen... (88 mins.)
 
28.
The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
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
 
29.
The Great Rupert (1950)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A little squirrel with lots of charm accidentally helps two poor, down-but-NOT-out families overcome their obstacles. (87 mins.)
Director: Irving Pichel
 
30.
Eight Crazy Nights (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Davey Stone, an alcoholic with a criminal record, is sentenced to community service under the supervision of an elderly referee. Davey is then faced with trying to reform and abandon his bad habits. (76 mins.)
Director: Seth Kearsley
 
31.
The Gathering (1977 TV Movie)
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Dying father pulls his torn family together for a last Christmas. (94 mins.)
Director: Randal Kleiser
 
32.
We're No Angels (1955)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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. (106 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
33.
A Smoky Mountain Christmas (1986 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A country/western singer on a trip through the Tennessee mountains runs into a reclusive backwoodsman--and a witch. (94 mins.)
Director: Henry Winkler
 
34.
A Nanny for Christmas (2010)
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Ally is a smart young career woman who needs a new job. Samantha is a busy Beverly Hills advertising... (90 mins.)
Director: Michael Feifer
 
35.
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
 
36.
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
 
37.
Borrowed Hearts (1997 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Kathleen's a hard-working single mother, who's saving to buy a house for herself and her daughter, Zoe... (91 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
 
38.
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
On Christmas Eve, an angel petitions God to send help for Kermit the Frog who has lost all hope after losing the Muppet Theatre. (100 mins.)
 
39.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
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
 
40.
Christmas Comes to Willow Creek (1987 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Willow Creek, Alaska, is going through a depression because the local cannery has shut down putting many of the residents out of work... (93 mins.)
Director: Richard Lang