Christmas Magic

Must see Christmas movies and shows. These are not in any specific order.
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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.
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
 
3.
Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol (1962 TV Movie)
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An animated, magical, musical version of Dickens' timeless classic "A Christmas Carol." The nearsighted Mr... (53 mins.)
Director: Abe Levitow
 
4.
Babes in Toyland (1934)
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Ollie Dee and Stanley Dum try to borrow money from their employer, the toymaker, to pay off the mortgage... (77 mins.)
 
5.
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.)
 
6.
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
 
7.
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
 
8.
A Christmas to Remember (1978 TV Movie)
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A city-bred grandson moves to his grandparents' farm during the Great Depression and grows up enough... (100 mins.)
Director: George Englund
 
9.
The Homecoming: A Christmas Story (1971 TV Movie)
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The Walton family is preparing for Christmas in the early 1930s. It's Christmas eve and they are waiting... (100 mins.)
Director: Fielder Cook
 
10.
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970 TV Movie)
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A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus. (48 mins.)
 
11.
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
 
12.
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.)
 
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.)
 
14.
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.)
 
15.
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
 
16.
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas (1977 TV Movie)
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A poor otter family risks everything for the chance to win the cash prize of a talent contest for Christmas. (48 mins.)
Director: Jim Henson
 
17.
It Happened One Christmas (1977 TV Movie)
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It's Christmas Eve 1944 in the small town of Bedford Falls, New York. A despondent and suicidal Mary... (109 mins.)
Director: Donald Wrye
 
18.
An American Christmas Carol (1979 TV Movie)
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In an American town, an old bitter miser is given a ghostly chance at redemption on Christmas Eve. (98 mins.)
Director: Eric Till
 
19.
The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story (1983 TV Movie)
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After experiencing several stressful situations within a short time --including the failure of the family... (96 mins.)
Director: Delbert Mann
 
20.
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
 
21.
The Christmas Wish (1998 TV Movie)
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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. (93 mins.)
Director: Ian Barry
 
22.
A Christmas Visitor (2002 TV Movie)
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A father struggles with the past. A daughter fights for the future. A mother searches for answers. The... (100 mins.)
 
23.
The Night They Saved Christmas (1984 TV Movie)
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An oil company is exploring two Arctic sites for oil. The needed blasting at the first site rocks Santa Claus' North Pole village... (92 mins.)
Director: Jackie Cooper
 
24.
Christmas Eve (1986 TV Movie)
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Story of a well-to-do elderly woman, who befriends the homeless and volunteers her time with children... (93 mins.)
Director: Stuart Cooper
 
25.
A Mom for Christmas (1990 TV Movie)
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A young girl who wants a mom for the Christmas holidays gets her wish when a department store mannequin comes to life. (96 mins.)
Director: George Miller
 
26.
Bushfire Moon (1987)
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In the Australian outback, a small boy determines to see that a nasty, curmudgeonly miser gets the Christmas spirit. (87 mins.)
Director: George Miller
 
27.
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
 
28.
A Christmas Memory (1997 TV Movie)
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A boy, Buddy, whose parents have split and whose mother is an actress in New York, has been dumped in... (96 mins.)
Director: Glenn Jordan
 
29.
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
 
30.
A Christmas Carol (1984 TV Movie)
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An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve. (100 mins.)
Director: Clive Donner
 
31.
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
 
32.
A Christmas Carol (1999 TV Movie)
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An adaptation of the famous novel by Charles Dickens. (95 mins.)
Director: David Jones
 
33.
The Juggler of Notre Dame (1982 TV Movie)
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A modernized, Americanized version of the story of the juggler who performs before the statue of the Virgin Mary. (50 mins.)
 
34.
Babes in Toyland (1961)
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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... (106 mins.)
Director: Jack Donohue
 
35.
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
 
36.
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.)
 
37.
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.)
 
38.
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
 
39.
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.)
 
40.
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
 
41.
The Snowman (1982 Short Film)
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On Christmas Eve, a young boy builds a snowman that comes to life and takes him to the North Pole to meet Santa Clause. (26 mins.)
 
42.
Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983 Short Film)
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The classic Disney animated characters play the roles in this animated retelling of the Charles Dickens masterpiece. (26 mins.)
Director: Burny Mattinson
 
43.
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
 
44.
Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (1991 TV Movie)
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While newspaper writer Church struggles with the death of his wife, he receives a "special" assignment... (95 mins.)
Director: Charles Jarrott
 
45.
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
 
46.
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.)
 
47.
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
 
48.
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.)
 
49.
Silent Night (2002 TV Movie)
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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... (100 mins.)
Director: Rodney Gibbons
 
50.
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.)
 
51.
'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.)
 
52.
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.)
 
53.
The Stingiest Man in Town (1978 TV Movie)
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This version of the story is told from the perspective of B.A.H. Humbug. After Ebenezer Scrooge refuses... (51 mins.)
 
54.
Prancer (1989)
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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. (103 mins.)
Director: John Hancock