The Best Christmas movies (containing Christmas holiday /winter scenes)

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1.
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
 
2.
Holiday Affair (1949)
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The Christmas-season romance of a young widow and a sales clerk who (thanks to her) is unemployed. (87 mins.)
Director: Don Hartman
 
3.
The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
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Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand one another, without realizing that they're falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal. (99 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
 
4.
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
 
5.
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
 
6.
The Man Who Came to Dinner (1942)
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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. (112 mins.)
 
7.
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
 
8.
Remember the Night (1940)
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Just before Christmas, Lee Leander is caught shoplifting. It is her third offense. She is prosecuted by John Sargent... (94 mins.)
Director: Mitchell Leisen
 
9.
The Bishop's Wife (1947)
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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. (109 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
10.
I'll Be Seeing You (1944)
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A soldier suffering from combat fatigue meets a young woman on Christmas furlough from prison and their mutual loneliness blossoms into romance. (85 mins.)
 
11.
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
 
12.
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.)
 
13.
Big Business (1929 Short Film)
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Ollie and Stanley are two Christmas Tree sales reps who get into one of their usual mutual destruction fights with a homeowner. (19 mins.)
 
14.
Bachelor Mother (1939)
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Polly Parrish, a clerk at Merlin's Department Store, is mistakenly presumed to be the mother of a foundling... (82 mins.)
Director: Garson Kanin
 
15.
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
 
16.
Falling in Love (1984)
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During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives... (106 mins.)
Director: Ulu Grosbard
 
17.
All I Want for Christmas (1991)
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Hallie and Ethans divorced mother is about to remarry. When Hallie goes to visit Santa Claus, she asks for an unusual gift - she wants her parents back together again. (92 mins.)
 
18.
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
 
19.
The Great Rupert (1950)
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A little squirrel with lots of charm accidentally helps two poor, down-but-NOT-out families overcome their obstacles. (87 mins.)
Director: Irving Pichel
 
20.
While You Were Sleeping (1995)
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A ticket-collecting romantic pretends to be engaged to an unconscious man but can't fool his brother. (103 mins.)
Director: Jon Turteltaub
 
21.
Since You Went Away (1944)
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While husband Tim is away during World War II, Anne Hilton copes with problems on the homefront. Taking in a lodger... (177 mins.)
Director: John Cromwell
 
22.
The Gathering (1977 TV Movie)
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Dying father (Ed Asner) pulls his torn family together for a last Christmas. (94 mins.)
Director: Randal Kleiser
 
23.
The Christmas Card (2006 TV Movie)
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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. (84 mins.)
 
24.
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
 
25.
Ironiya sudby, ili S legkim parom! (1975 Mini-Series)
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A group of old friends have a tradition of going to a public bathing house on New Years eve. Incidentally... (192 mins.)
Director: Eldar Ryazanov
 
26.
Meet John Doe (1941)
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A man needing money agrees to impersonate a nonexistent person who said he'd be committing suicide as a protest, and a political movement begins. (122 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
27.
Agatha Christie's Poirot (1989 TV Series)
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The tyrannical patriarch of a dysfunctional but wealthy family summons his adult children for a Christmas reunion, but prior to the holiday his throat is slashed apparently by one of them. (100 mins.)
 
28.
Desk Set (1957)
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Two extremely strong personalities clash over the computerization of a TV network's research department. (103 mins.)
Director: Walter Lang
 
29.
The Gold Rush (1925)
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A prospector goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more. (95 mins.)
Director: Charles Chaplin
 
30.
Grumpy Old Men (1993)
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A lifelong feud between two neighbors since childhood only gets worse when a new female neighbor moves across the street. (103 mins.)
Director: Donald Petrie
 
31.
Doctor Zhivago (1965)
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The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during the First World War and then the October Revolution. (197 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
32.
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
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In the year before 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. (113 mins.)
 
33.
Bell Book and Candle (1958)
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A modern-day witch likes her neighbor but despises his fiancée, so she enchants him to love her instead, only to fall in love with him for real. (106 mins.)
Director: Richard Quine
 
34.
The Apartment (1960)
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A man tries to rise in his company by letting its executives use his apartment for trysts, but complications and a romance of his own ensue. (125 mins.)
Director: Billy Wilder
 
35.
Beyond Tomorrow (1940)
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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. (84 mins.)
 
36.
Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980 TV Movie)
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Ceddie, Earl of Dorincourt's only grandson and heir lives in America with his mother. The Earl, getting old... (103 mins.)
Director: Jack Gold
 
37.
Little Women (1949)
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Louisa May Alcott's autobiographical account of her life with her three sisters in Concord Mass in the 1860s... (122 mins.)
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
 
38.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (1984 TV Series)
Episode: The Blue Carbuncle (1984)
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When the Countess of Morcar's priceless blue carbuncle is stolen, a reformed thief is charged with the crime. (60 mins.)
 
39.
The Cheaters (1945)
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An eccentric wealthy family facing bankruptcy schemes to steal an inheritance, but an alcoholic ex-actor they take in for Christmas charity complicates their plan. (87 mins.)
Director: Joseph Kane
 
40.
Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948)
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A pianist about to flee from a duel receives a letter from a woman he cannot remember, who may hold the key to his downfall. (86 mins.)
Director: Max Opuls
 
41.
Christmas Holiday (1944)
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A young femme fatale-type woman realizes that the wealthy man she married is an incorrigible wastrel. (93 mins.)
Director: Robert Siodmak
 
42.
The Holiday (2006)
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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
 
43.
An Affair to Remember (1957)
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A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen? (119 mins.)
Director: Leo McCarey
 
44.
A Grandpa for Christmas (2007 TV Movie)
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Bert is an old-time movie-star singer/ hoofer, who's retired from showbiz and estranged from his daughter and 9-year-old granddaughter... (90 mins.)
Director: Harvey Frost
 
45.
It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)
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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. (116 mins.)
Director: Roy Del Ruth
 
46.
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
 
47.
Pocketful of Miracles (1961)
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A New York gangster and his girlfriend attempt to turn street beggar Apple Annie into a society lady when the peddler learns her daughter is marrying royalty. (136 mins.)
Director: Frank Capra
 
48.
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
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In 1935, when his train is stopped by deep snow, detective Hercule Poirot is called on to solve a murder that occurred in his car the night before. (128 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
49.
Mr. Krueger's Christmas (1980 Short Film)
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An elderly widower relies on his daydreams and faith to get through a lonely Christmas. (26 mins.)
Director: Kieth Merrill
 
50.
Agatha Christie's Marple (2004 TV Series)
Episode: 4:50 from Paddington (2004)
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Miss Marple investigates the wealthy Crackenthorpe clan, believing a body to be hidden on their estate after a visiting friend witnesses a brutal strangling murder occurring on a passing train. (93 mins.)
 
51.
Anne of Green Gables (1985 Mini-Series)
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An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her fiery spirit and imagination. (199 mins.)
 
52.
Crazy for Christmas (2005 TV Movie)
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On Christmas Eve, Shannon McManus (Andrea Roth) is stuck driving around a wealthy and eccentric client... (90 mins.)
Director: Eleanore Lindo
 
53.
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.)
 
54.
Peter's Friends (1992)
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Six former college friends, with two new friends, gather for a New Year's Eve weekend reunion at a large English countryside manor after ten years to reminisce about the good times now long gone. (101 mins.)
Director: Kenneth Branagh
 
55.
Borrowed Hearts (1997 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 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
 
56.
Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
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A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary. (97 mins.)
Director: Sharon Maguire
 
57.
One Magic Christmas (1985)
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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
 
58.
Night and Day (1946)
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The fictionalized biography of composer Cole Porter from his days at Yale in the 1910s through the height of his success to the 1940s... (128 mins.)
Director: Michael Curtiz
 
59.
The Christmas Candle (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Deep in the heart of the English countryside lies the enchanting village of Gladbury. Legend has it... (100 mins.)
Director: John Stephenson
 
60.
Serendipity (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A couple reunite years after the night they first met, fell in love, and separated, convinced that one day they'd end up together. (90 mins.)
Director: Peter Chelsom
 
61.
Come to the Stable (1949)
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Two nuns from a French convent arrive in a small New England town with a plan to build a children's hospital... (94 mins.)
Director: Henry Koster
 
62.
Fitzwilly (1967)
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When Miss Vicki's father dies, she becomes the world's greatest philanthropist. Unfortunately, she is flat broke... (102 mins.)
Director: Delbert Mann
 
63.
Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)
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The life of a businessman begins to change after he inherits six penguins, and as he transforms his apartment into a winter wonderland, his professional side starts to unravel. (94 mins.)
Director: Mark Waters
 
64.
The Thin Man (1934)
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Nick and Nora Charles, a former detective and his rich, playful wife, investigate a murder case mostly for the fun of it. (91 mins.)
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
 
65.
This Happy Breed (1944)
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Noel Coward's attempt to show how the ordinary people lived between the wars. Just after WWI the Gibbons family moves to a nice house in the suburbs... (114 mins.)
Director: David Lean
 
66.
North & South (2004 Mini-Series)
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North and South is a four part adaptation of Elizabeth Gaskell's love story of Margaret Hale, a middle class southerner who is forced to move to the northern town of Milton. (58 mins.)
 
67.
The Pink Panther (1963)
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Inspector Clousseau travels to Rome to catch a notorious jewel thief known as "The Phantom" before he conducts his most daring heist yet--a princess' priceless diamond with one slight imperfection, known as "The Pink Panther." (115 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
68.
A Dog Named Christmas (2009 TV Movie)
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A developmentally challenged young man with a penchant for caring for animals in need sets out to convince his family... (95 mins.)
Director: Peter Werner
 
69.
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (2008 TV Movie)
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The overwhelming tasks that go along with Christmas have taken the joy out of the holidays for busy single mom Jennifer Cullen... (88 mins.)