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Comedy | Family
    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.

Director: John Whitesell
Stars: Matthew Broderick, Danny DeVito, Kristin Chenoweth
Fred Claus (2007)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Fred Claus, Santa's bitter older brother, is forced to move to the North Pole.

Director: David Dobkin
Stars: Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Banks
Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A lawyer and a little girl must prove that a man claiming to be Santa Claus is the real thing.

Director: Les Mayfield
Stars: Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

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.

Director: Joe Roth
Stars: Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

When a man inadvertantly kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

Director: John Pasquin
Stars: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson
Comedy | Drama | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale of an old and bitter miser's redemption on Christmas Eve.

Director: Brian Henson
Stars: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire
Santa Claus (1985)
Adventure | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A peasant woodcutter becomes Santa Claus and later foils an evil toy manufacturer's scheme to take over Christmas.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc
Stars: Dudley Moore, John Lithgow, David Huddleston
Get Santa (2014)
Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

A father and son who team up to save Christmas once they discover Santa Claus sleeping in their garage after crashing his sleigh and finding himself on the run from the police.

Director: Christopher Smith
Stars: Jim Broadbent, Rafe Spall, Kit Connor
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 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.

Director: Ron Howard
Stars: Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Kelley
The Snowman (1982)
Animation | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

On Christmas Eve, a young boy builds a snowman that comes to life and takes him to the North Pole to meet Santa Clause.

Directors: Dianne Jackson, Jimmy T. Murakami
Stars: David Bowie, Raymond Briggs
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 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.

Director: Michael Lembeck
Stars: Tim Allen, Spencer Breslin, Elizabeth Mitchell
Elf (2003)
Comedy | Family | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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.

Director: Jon Favreau
Stars: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart
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Best Ever Christmas Films
15 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Phillip Schofield presents a good top ten countdown of the greatest Christmas films voted by the British public. With contributions from Barry Norman, Richard Attenborough, Rick Baker, Melvyn Hayes, Brian Henson, Amanda Holden, Aled Jones, Patsy Kensit, Debra Stephenson, Daniel Stern, Miss Piggy, The Great Gonzo and Rizzo the Rat. The films on the list were: The Grinch, The Muppet Christmas Carol, Elf, Santa Claus: The Movie, The Polar Express, The Santa Clause, The Snowman and the almost deserved winner Miracle on 34th Street (1996). It was really good to see clips from films I used to like when I was young, and still do today. Very good!


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