Modern list of Christmas Movies

38 Modern Christmas Movies
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1.
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
“ An animated version of Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol." ” - dieapack
 
2.
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
“ On Christmas Eve, a doubting boy boards a magical train that's headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus's home. ” - dieapack
 
3.
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
“ Nine-year-old Ralph "Ralphie" Parker (Peter Billingsley) wants only one thing for Christmas: a Red Ryder BB Gun with a compass in the stock, and "this thing which tells time" (a sundial). ” - dieapack
 
4.
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.)
“ Clark Griswold tries to create the best Christmas ever but the harder he tries the harder it gets. ” - dieapack
 
5.
Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure (2003 TV Movie)
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A holiday to the South Pacific turns awry, when Cousin Eddie's family and a tour guide are shipwrecked on an island. (83 mins.)
Director: Nick Marck
 
6.
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
 
7.
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
“ A couple try to skip Christmas until their daughter shows up and ruins their plans for the better. ” - dieapack
 
8.
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
 
9.
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
 
10.
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
 
11.
Fred Claus (2007)
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Fred Claus, Santa's bitter older brother, is forced to move to the North Pole to help Santa and the elves prepare for Christmas in exchange for cash. (116 mins.)
Director: David Dobkin
“ Fred Claus, Santa's bitter older brother, is forced to move to the North Pole. ” - dieapack
 
12.
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
“ One of Santa's elves learns of his true identity as a human and goes to New York City to meet his biological father, spreading Christmas cheer in a world of cynics as he goes. ” - dieapack
 
13.
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)
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Six years after their Guantanamo Bay adventure, stoner buds Harold Lee and Kumar Patel cause a holiday fracas by inadvertently burning down Harold's father-in-law's prize Christmas tree. (90 mins.)
 
14.
Jingle All the Way (1996)
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A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas, however, every store is sold out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one. (89 mins.)
Director: Brian Levant
“ A father waits until the last moment to get his son the most popular toy in the city. A simple trip to the toy store turns into craze... ” - dieapack
 
15.
Home Alone (1990)
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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. (103 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
16.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
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One year after Kevin was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself in New York City, and the same criminals are not far behind. (120 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
17.
Home Alone 3 (1997)
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Alex Pruitt, a young boy of nine living in Chicago, fends off thieves who seek a top-secret chip in his toy car to support a North Korean terrorist organization's next deed. (102 mins.)
Director: Raja Gosnell
 
18.
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
 
19.
Bad Santa (2003)
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A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot. (91 mins.)
Director: Terry Zwigoff
“ A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot. ” - dieapack
 
20.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
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Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home cause confusion. (76 mins.)
Director: Henry Selick
 
21.
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
 
22.
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
 
23.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
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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
 
24.
Arthur Christmas (2011)
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Santa's clumsy son Arthur gets put on a mission with St. Nick's father to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in less than 2 hours. (97 mins.)
“ Santa's clumsy son Arthur goes on a mission to save one child's Christmas. ” - dieapack
 
25.
Deck the Halls (2006)
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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
“ Two neighbours compete over who has a better dislplay of Christmas lights outside their house creating a comedic rivalry. ” - dieapack
 
26.
All I Want for Christmas (1991)
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A brother and sister attempt to bring their divorced parents back together for Christmas. (92 mins.)
 
27.
Christmas at Maxwell's (2006)
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This Christmas will change the Austin family forever. With a successful career in the wine business... (94 mins.)
“ The Austin family faces a bleak Christmas when Suzie, extremely ill, gathers the family to go away and spend their last Christmas together before she dies. ” - dieapack
 
28.
Christmas in Wonderland (2007)
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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
“ A father and his three kids move from Los Angeles to Edmonton. While shopping at West Edmonton Mall, they discover counterfeit money, unintentionally catch the criminals, and later make a discovery about Santa Claus. ” - dieapack
 
29.
Four Christmases (2008)
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A couple struggles to visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas. (88 mins.)
Director: Seth Gordon
“ A couple struggle to visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas Day. ” - dieapack
 
30.
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
“ Two women swap homes for the holidays and meet up with their dream men. ” - dieapack
 
31.
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
“ A dad gets second chance as a snowman. ” - dieapack
 
32.
Just Friends (2005)
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While visiting his hometown during Christmas, a man comes face-to-face with his old high school crush whom he was best friends with -- a woman whose rejection of him turned him into a ferocious womanizer. (96 mins.)
Director: Roger Kumble
“ Chris Brander returns to New Jersey to chase after his high school crush. ” - dieapack
 
33.
Noel (2004)
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Five New Yorkers come together on Christmas Eve, seeking a miracle. (96 mins.)
“ A series of events link five disparate strangers in New York on Christmas Eve. ” - dieapack
 
34.
The Nutcracker in 3D (2010)
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In 1920s Vienna, a young girl receives a magical doll on Christmas Eve. (110 mins.)
“ A series of events link five disparate strangers in New York on Christmas Eve. ” - dieapack
 
35.
This Christmas (2007)
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A Christmastime drama centered around the Whitfield family's first holiday together in four years. (117 mins.)
“ The Whitfield family comes together for their first Christmas in several years. ” - dieapack
 
36.
Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)
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A Puerto Rican family living in the area of Humboldt Park in west Chicago face what may be their last Christmas together. (98 mins.)
“ A Puerto Rican family living in the area of Humboldt Park in west Chicago face what may be their last Christmas together. ” - dieapack
 
37.
Shrek the Halls (2007 Short Film)
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This half-hour animated TV special features the Shrek characters putting their own spin on holiday traditions. (21 mins.)
Director: Gary Trousdale
“ Animated special. An ogre prepares to celebrate Christmas with family. ” - dieapack
 
38.
Christmas Is Here Again (2007 Video)
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Christmas Is Here Again is a musical animated tale that follows the exciting journey of a young orphan girl... (74 mins.)