The Best Christmas Films!by Canada80 | created - 28 Nov 2010 | updated - 25 Nov 2012 | Public
These films are sure to boost your holiday cheer.
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1. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy
The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.
Votes: 123,052 | Gross: $71.32M
"Can I refill your eggnog for you? Get you something to eat? Drive you out to the middle of nowhere and leave you for dead?"
2. 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: 39,564 | Gross: $27.28M
"As long as there is love it feels like Christmas"
3. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966 TV Short)
Not Rated | 26 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.
"He puzzled and puzzled till his puzzler was sore. Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn't before! Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas... perhaps... means a little bit more!"
4. 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: 371,111 | Gross: $285.76M
5. A Garfield Christmas Special (1987 TV Short)
TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
Garfield, Jon, and Odie go to Jon's grandmother's house for Christmas, where Garfield finds a present for Grandma.
"Whoever invented Christmas trees should be dragged out into the street and shot."
6. 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: 172,918 | Gross: $173.40M
"It's just like Santa's workshop! Except it smells like mushrooms... and everyone looks like they wanna hurt me..."
7. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964 TV Movie)
TV-G | 47 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them.
"Why am I such a misfit? I am not just a nit-wit. Just because my nose glows, seems I don't fit in."
8. Love Actually (2003)
R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 360,634 | Gross: $59.70M
"But you know, the thing about romance is... people only get together right at the very end."
9. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965 TV Short)
TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Comedy
Repelled by the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find the true meaning of Christmas.
"I never thought it was such a bad little tree. It's not bad at all, really. Maybe it just needs a little love."
10. 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.
"Happy birthday! Hey, I said my first words. But... But snowmen can't talk. Ha ha ha, come on now, what's the joke? Could I really be alive?"
11. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
A gentle man, with scissors for hands, is brought into a new community after living in isolation.
Votes: 395,164 | Gross: $56.36M
"You see, before he came down here, it never snowed. And afterwards, it did. If he weren't up there now... I don't think it would be snowing. Sometimes you can still catch me dancing in it."
12. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
PG | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 165,553 | Gross: $260.04M
" Blast this Christmas music. It's joyful and triumphant."
13. Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A British woman is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary.
Votes: 194,867 | Gross: $71.54M
15. Die Hard (1988)
R | 132 min | Action, Thriller
John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
Votes: 675,283 | Gross: $83.01M
16. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.
Votes: 167,126 | Gross: $92.82M
17. Arthur Christmas (2011)
PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Santa's clumsy son Arthur sets out on a mission with St. Nick's father to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in less than 2 hours.
Votes: 42,117 | Gross: $46.46M