The Top 100 Christmas movies of all-timeby Eric-Scissorhands | created - 12 Mar 2011 | updated - 4 months ago | Public
Every Year around the holidays, i dust off my VHS Tapes & DVDs and watch some of these flicks to help get into the "Spirit of the Holiday Season."
I'm gonna go through a whole lot of crappy made for tv xmas flicks as well to bring you the ones actually worth watching. :D
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1. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Not Rated | 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.
2. Die Hard (1988)
R | 132 min | Action, Thriller
An NYPD officer tries to save his wife and several others taken hostage by German terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.
Votes: 737,856 | Gross: $83.01M
3. A Christmas Carol (1951)
TV-PG | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy
Old bitter miser Ebenezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim) is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.
+ A Muppet Christmas Carol, A Christmas Carol (2009), A Christmas Carol (1999) (TV Movie)
5. 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: 123,484 | Gross: $20.61M
7. 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: 422,211 | Gross: $285.76M
+ Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
8. 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: 37,632 | Gross: $2.65M
+ Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
10. Elf (2003)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
After discovering he is a human, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole decides to travel to New York City to locate his real father.
Votes: 197,218 | Gross: $173.40M
11. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
An artificial man, who was incompletely constructed and has scissors for hands, leads a solitary life. Then one day, a suburban lady meets him and introduces him to her world.
Votes: 423,802 | Gross: $56.36M
13. The Santa Clause (1994)
PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
When a man inadvertently makes Santa fall off of his roof on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.
Votes: 88,010 | Gross: $144.83M
+ The Santa Clause 2
14. 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: 26,124 | Gross: $1.05M
15. The Night Before (II) (2015)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Fantasy
On Christmas eve, three lifelong friends spend the night in New York City looking for the Holy Grail of Christmas parties.
Votes: 60,379 | Gross: $43.04M
16. Bad Santa (2003)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
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.
Votes: 128,862 | Gross: $60.06M
+Bad Santa 2
17. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
PG | 76 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.
Votes: 275,684 | Gross: $75.08M
18. The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand each other, without realizing that they are falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal.
Votes: 25,164 | Gross: $0.20M
20. Shazam! (2019)
PG-13 | 132 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson's case, by shouting out one word - SHAZAM - this streetwise fourteen-year-old foster kid can turn into the grown-up superhero Shazam.
Votes: 196,850 | Gross: $140.37M
21. Silent Night (2002 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 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 »
22. 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: 395,231 | Gross: $59.70M
23. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 26 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy
A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.
+ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
24. The Family Man (2000)
PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A fast-lane investment broker, offered the opportunity to see how the other half lives, wakes up to find that his sports car and girlfriend have become a mini-van and wife.
Votes: 98,581 | Gross: $75.79M
25. It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)
Approved | 116 min | Comedy, Music, Romance
A homeless New Yorker moves into a mansion and along the way he gathers friends to live in the house with him. Before he knows it, he is living with the actual home owners.
26. The Polar Express (2004)
G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
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: 159,974 | Gross: $183.37M
27. Gremlins (1984)
PG | 106 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.
Votes: 183,753 | Gross: $148.17M
28. 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.
29. 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: 4,210 | Gross: $18.59M
30. The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya (2010)
Not Rated | 163 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama
On December 18, Kyon finds that several traces of the SOS Brigade have mysteriously disappeared from his life. Mikuru and Yuki do not seem to recall meeting him, and Haruhi and Itsuki do ... See full summary »
32. Lethal Weapon (1987)
R | 109 min | Action, Crime, Thriller
Two newly paired cops who are complete opposites must put aside their differences in order to catch a gang of drug smugglers.
Votes: 224,061 | Gross: $65.21M
34. Batman Returns (1992)
PG-13 | 126 min | Action, Crime, Fantasy
Batman returns to the big screen when a deformed man calling himself the Penguin wreaks havoc across Gotham with the help of a cruel businessman.
Votes: 259,674 | Gross: $162.83M
36. Jingle All the Way (1996)
PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family
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.
Votes: 85,975 | Gross: $60.57M
38. While You Were Sleeping (1995)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A hopeless romantic Chicago Transit Authority token collector is mistaken for the fiancée of a coma patient.
Votes: 86,072 | Gross: $81.06M
39. The Bishop's Wife (1947)
Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
An angel in human form enters the life of a bishop in order to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage.
40. Just Friends (I) (2005)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
Votes: 99,915 | Gross: $32.62M
41. The Snowman (1982 TV Short)
G | 26 min | Animation, Short, Adventure
On Christmas Eve, a young boy builds a snowman that comes to life and takes him to the North Pole to meet Father Christmas.
43. The Little Drummer Boy (1968 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Drama, Family
An orphan drummer boy who hated humanity finds his life changed forever when he meets three wise men on route to Bethlehem.
44. Serendipity (2001)
PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance
A couple search for each other years after the night they first met, fell in love, and separated, convinced that one day they'd end up together.
Votes: 99,473 | Gross: $50.29M
45. White Christmas (1954)
Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance