The Best Christmas Movies Ever

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1. The Christmas Shoes (2002 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

A young boy tries to get a pair of Christmas shoes for his dying mother, while a lawyer tries to deal with the break-up of his marriage.

Director: Andy Wolk | Stars: Rob Lowe, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Max Morrow, Maria del Mar

Votes: 2,033

2. Christmas Angel (2009)

PG | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Ashley has been on her own all her life. She feels even more alone this Christmas as she searches fruitlessly for a job. The seasonal cheer around her only rubs salt in her wounds as she ... See full summary »

Director: Brian Brough | Stars: K.C. Clyde, Kari Hawker-Diaz, Bruce Davison, Elisa Brough

Votes: 944

3. Christmas Cupid (2010 TV Movie)

85 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Sloane is a beautiful, stylish woman on the fast track to success in her public relations firm when a starlet client, Caitlin, dies. Caitlin immediately becomes Sloane's own personal "Jacob... See full summary »

Director: Gil Junger | Stars: Christina Milian, Ashley Benson, Jackée Harry, Burgess Jenkins

Votes: 3,098

4. The Christmas Hope (2009 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Drama

When lives intertwine during Christmas, hope is the only unifying gift. After suffering a personal tragedy, a social worker throws herself into finding homes for children in need.

Director: Norma Bailey | Stars: Madeleine Stowe, James Remar, Ian Ziering, Tori Barban

Votes: 640

5. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

46 Metascore

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, Jeffrey Tambor

Votes: 166,325 | Gross: $260.04M

6. Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Family

22 Metascore

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, M. Emmet Walsh

Votes: 33,705 | Gross: $73.78M

7. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

PG | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

89 Metascore

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.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 330,447 | Gross: $7.27M

8. Christmas Town (2008 Video)

Not Rated | 83 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A cynical workaholic gets suspicious of her banker father's sudden departure from his career and city life to move to a small town with unusually strong ties to Christmas.

Director: George Erschbamer | Stars: Nicole de Boer, Patrick Muldoon, Gig Morton, Garry Chalk

Votes: 824

9. The Family Man (2000)

PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

42 Metascore

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.

Director: Brett Ratner | Stars: Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Piven

Votes: 93,573 | Gross: $75.79M

10. Prancer Returns (2001 Video)

91 min | Family, Drama, Fantasy

Preteen brothers from a broken marriage live with their mother, Denise, in a rural town. Ryan, the cheeky elder boy, wants to go live with their father, Matt, in Chicago. This confuses shy ... See full summary »

Director: Joshua Butler | Stars: Gavin Fink, John Corbett, Stacy Edwards, Michael O'Keefe

Votes: 441

11. Jack Frost (1998)

PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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.

Director: Troy Miller | Stars: Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston, Joseph Cross, Mark Addy

Votes: 28,136 | Gross: $34.55M

12. The Santa Clause 2 (2002)

G | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

48 Metascore

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, Eric Lloyd

Votes: 41,301 | Gross: $139.24M

13. Elf (2003)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

64 Metascore

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, Zooey Deschanel

Votes: 173,629 | Gross: $173.40M

14. Home Alone (1990)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family

63 Metascore

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.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard

Votes: 373,822 | Gross: $285.76M

15. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

PG | 120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

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.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O'Hara

Votes: 242,142 | Gross: $173.59M

16. Jul i Valhal (2005)

TV-G | 25 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

Children find a man who calls himself Loke. They also find a portal that leads them to Valhal, where the Norse gods live.

Stars: Laura Østergaard Buhl, Ann Eleonora Jørgensen, Troels Lyby, Vigga Bro

Votes: 355

17. Love Actually (2003)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

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.

Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson, Laura Linney

Votes: 362,390 | Gross: $59.70M

18. Surviving Christmas (2004)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Romance

19 Metascore

A lonely, obnoxious young millionaire pays a family to spend Christmas with him.

Director: Mike Mitchell | Stars: Ben Affleck, Christina Applegate, James Gandolfini, Catherine O'Hara

Votes: 19,611 | Gross: $11.66M

19. The Christmas Blessing (2005 TV Movie)

TV-G | 96 min | Drama, Family, Romance

A young doctor encounters romance and deals with his past when he returns to his hometown during the holidays.

Director: Karen Arthur | Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Rebecca Gayheart, Angus T. Jones, Hugh Thompson

Votes: 958

20. Snowglobe (2007 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 86 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

A young woman discovers a Christmas-themed dreamworld inside a magical snowglobe.

Director: Ron Lagomarsino | Stars: Christina Milian, Erin Karpluk, Hilda Doherty, Jason Schombing

Votes: 1,796

21. The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (2008 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

The overwhelming tasks that go along with Christmas have taken the joy out of the holidays for busy single mom Jennifer Cullen. Then her Uncle Ralph arrives at her home with the young, ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Scott | Stars: Brooke Burns, Henry Winkler, Warren Christie, Connor Christopher Levins

Votes: 2,356

22. Mary Christmas (2002 TV Movie)

G | 100 min | Drama, Family

When a nine year old girl writes a letter to Santa Claus asking for a mommy, a television station news director gets wind of it and assigns a hard-bitten reporter to get the story. With the... See full summary »

Director: John Schneider | Stars: Cynthia Gibb, John Schneider, Jenna Boyd, Renee Ridgeley

Votes: 310

23. Annie Claus Is Coming to Town (2011 TV Movie)

83 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

This year, Santa's daughter (Maria Thayer) takes her first trip away from the North Pole during the Christmas season hoping to find adventure and love in sunny California. While Santa ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Maria Thayer, Sam Page, Randy J. Goodwin, Vivica A. Fox

Votes: 1,213

24. The Ultimate Gift (2006)

PG | 114 min | Drama, Family, Romance

49 Metascore

A deceased billionaire leaves his spoiled adult grandson a series of odd tasks to perform in order to receive "the ultimate gift," with the resentful grandson having no idea what that might be.

Director: Michael O. Sajbel | Stars: Drew Fuller, James Garner, Abigail Breslin, Bill Cobbs

Votes: 15,772 | Gross: $3.44M

25. The Road to Christmas (2006 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

It's a few days before Christmas. As they have always done, widowed schoolteacher Tom Pullman, his 13-year-old daughter Hilly, and their dog Toby are driving from their Chicago home to Vail... See full summary »

Director: Mark Jean | Stars: Jennifer Grey, Megan Park, Clark Gregg, Barbara Gordon

Votes: 1,020

26. Call Me Mrs. Miracle (2010 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

No one celebrates the holidays like Emily Merkle - or Mrs. Miracle as she is known by some - who is back to ensure that this Christmas is the most magical and meaningful of all. When Mrs. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Scott | Stars: Doris Roberts, Jewel Staite, Eric Johnson, Quinn Lord

Votes: 1,393

27. A Nanny for Christmas (2010)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy

Ally is a smart young career woman who needs a new job. Samantha is a busy Beverly Hills advertising executive/mom whose too-well-mannered kids need some fun in their lives. And Danny ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Feifer | Stars: Emmanuelle Vaugier, Dean Cain, Richard Ruccolo, Cynthia Gibb

Votes: 1,359

28. November Christmas (2010 TV Movie)

G | 96 min | Drama

A brave young girl is battling cancer, which has an effect on the people around her.

Director: Robert Harmon | Stars: Sam Elliott, John Corbett, Sarah Paulson, Karen Allen

Votes: 1,260

29. Christmas Lodge (2011 TV Movie)

G | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Mary Tobin has wonderful memories of family gatherings at the Christmas Lodge. When she arrives for a weekend vacation, she quickly realizes that the lodge that she loves has fallen into ... See full summary »

Director: Terry Ingram | Stars: Erin Karpluk, Michael Shanks, Rukiya Bernard, Rebecca Toolan

Votes: 1,400

30. A Princess for Christmas (2011 TV Movie)

TV-G | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

At the invitation of an estranged relative, a young woman travels with her niece and nephew to a castle in Europe for Christmas, where she unwittingly falls for a dashing Prince.

Director: Michael Damian | Stars: Katie McGrath, Roger Moore, Sam Heughan, Travis Turner

Votes: 5,347