Christmas Magicby DuraE | created - 04 Jan 2013 | updated - 28 Feb 2015 | Public
Must see Christmas movies and shows. These are not in any specific order.
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1. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 318,297 | Gross: $7.27M
2. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
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.
Votes: 34,254 | Gross: $2.65M
3. Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962 TV Movie)
Approved | 53 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
An animated, magical, musical version of Dickens' timeless classic "A Christmas Carol." The nearsighted Mr. Magoo doesn't have a ghost of a chance as Ebenezer Scrooge, unless he learns the ... See full summary »
4. Babes in Toyland (1934)
Passed | 77 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Opposing the evil Barnaby, Ollie Dee and Stanley Dum try and fail to pay-off Mother Peep's mortgage and mislead his attempts to marry Little Bo. Enraged, Barnaby's boogeymen are set on Toyland.
6. A Christmas Story (1983)
PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family
In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.
Votes: 115,313 | Gross: $19.29M
7. A Christmas Carol (1938)
Not Rated | 69 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
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 »
8. A Christmas to Remember (1978 TV Movie)
100 min | Family, Drama
A city-bred grandson moves to his grandparents' farm during the Great Depression and grows up enough under their tough care to help his grandfather deliver a surprise gift on Christmas Eve ... See full summary »
9. The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971 TV Movie)
PG | 100 min | Drama
The Walton family is preparing for Christmas in the early 1930s. It's Christmas eve and they are waiting for father Walton to come home from his job in the city some 50 miles away. Since he... See full summary »
12. The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974 TV Movie)
TV-G | 51 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
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.
14. The Little Drummer Boy (1968 TV Short)
Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Short, Drama
An orphan drummer boy who hated humanity finds his life changed forever when he meets three wise men on route to Bethlehem.
15. Little Lord Fauntleroy (1980 TV Movie)
103 min | Drama, Family, Romance
An American boy turns out to be the long-lost heir of a British fortune. He is sent to live with the cold and unsentimental lord who oversees the trust.
17. It Happened One Christmas (1977 TV Movie)
109 min | Comedy, Fantasy
It's Christmas Eve 1944 in the small town of Bedford Falls, New York. A despondent and suicidal Mary Bailey Hatch is praying for guidance on what to do about an incident no fault of her own... See full summary »
19. The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story (1983 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama
After experiencing several stressful situations within a short time --including the failure of the family business and the loss of her mother-- Janet Broderick becomes ill. Falling into a ... See full summary »
20. One Magic Christmas (1985)
G | 89 min | Family, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 2,496 | Gross: $13.68M
21. The Christmas Wish (1998 TV Movie)
93 min | Drama
Intent on fulfilling his grandma's Christmas wish, a man sets out to find the woman mentioned in his late grandfather's journals. He learns the secrets of his past and the true meaning of Christmas.
22. A Christmas Visitor (2002 TV Movie)
100 min | Drama
A father struggles with the past. A daughter fights for the future. A mother searches for answers. The Boyajians have not celebrated Christmas in 11 years. They lost their faith when they ... See full summary »
23. The Night They Saved Christmas (1984 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 92 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An oil company is exploring two Arctic sites for oil. The needed blasting at the first site rocks Santa Claus' North Pole village. He realizes that any blasting at the second site will ... See full summary »
24. Christmas Eve (1986 TV Movie)
93 min | Drama
Story of a well-to-do elderly woman, who befriends the homeless and volunteers her time with children, who learns she has an incurable illness and wants desperately to reunite her three ... See full summary »
25. A Mom for Christmas (1990 TV Movie)
TV-G | 96 min | Fantasy, Comedy, Family
A young girl who wants a mom for the Christmas holidays gets her wish when a department store mannequin comes to life.
28. A Christmas Memory (1997 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Family
A boy, Buddy, whose parents have split and whose mother is an actress in New York, has been dumped in the south at the small-town home of some older cousins, all of whom are unmarried. ... See full summary »
30. A Christmas Carol (1984 TV Movie)
PG | 100 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An old bitter miser who rationalizes his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three spirits visit him on Christmas Eve.
31. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
G | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.
Votes: 39,243 | Gross: $27.28M
32. A Christmas Carol (1999 TV Movie)
PG | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy
An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.
34. Babes in Toyland (1961)
Approved | 106 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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 »
Votes: 2,780 | Gross: $10.22M
35. Home Alone (1990)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family
An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.
Votes: 365,692 | Gross: $285.76M
37. Frosty the Snowman (1969 TV Short)
TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman's magic hat.
39. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
Not Rated | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
In the year leading up to 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.
Votes: 16,744 | Gross: $7.57M
40. White Christmas (1954)
Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
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.
Votes: 25,448 | Gross: $30.00M
42. Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)
G | 26 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
The classic Disney animated characters play the roles in this animated retelling of the Charles Dickens masterpiece.
Votes: 8,078 | Gross: $21.00M
43. The Polar Express (2004)
G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Family
On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.
Votes: 140,901 | Gross: $183.37M
44. Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (1991 TV Movie)
95 min | Drama
While newspaper writer Church struggles with the death of his wife, he receives a "special" assignment. He must answer a little girl's question about whether Santa Claus really exists. ... See full summary »
45. Elf (2003)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 171,485 | Gross: $173.40M
48. Joyeux Noel (2005)
PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, History, Music
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.
Votes: 24,109 | Gross: $1.05M
49. Silent Night (2002 TV Movie)
100 min | Biography, Drama, War
Fact-based World War II story set on Christmas Eve, 1944, finds a German Mother and her son seeking refuge in a cabin on the war front. When she is invaded by three American soldiers and ... See full summary »
50. Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (1977 TV Short)
TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Short, Family
An outcast donkey in Roman era Judea with overlong ears finds his destiny on the way to Bethlehem.
51. 'Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974 TV Short)
TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Family
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.
52. Frosty's Winter Wonderland (1976 TV Short)
TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
Frosty's kind of lonely, so the kids think of making him a wife, Crystal. But will Jack Frost let them be happy?
53. The Stingiest Man in Town (1978 TV Movie)
51 min | Animation, Drama, Family
This version of the story is told from the perspective of B.A.H. Humbug. After Ebenezer Scrooge refuses to assist the poor or have Christmas Dinner with his nephew, he is visited by the ... See full summary »
54. Prancer (1989)
G | 103 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 3,671 | Gross: $18.59M