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1. The Polar Express (2004)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

61 Metascore

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.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Chris Coppola, Michael Jeter, Leslie Zemeckis

Votes: 155,877 | Gross: $183.37M

2. Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)

PG | 107 min | Adventure, Family, Fantasy

The legend of Santa Claus is put in jeopardy when an unscrupulous toy manufacturer attempts to take over Christmas.

Director: Jeannot Szwarc | Stars: Dudley Moore, John Lithgow, David Huddleston, Burgess Meredith

Votes: 10,558 | Gross: $23.72M

3. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

PG | 114 min | Family, Fantasy

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, J.T. Walsh

Votes: 28,513 | Gross: $17.19M

4. Noel (2004)

PG | 96 min | Drama

29 Metascore

Five New Yorkers come together on Christmas Eve, seeking a miracle.

Director: Chazz Palminteri | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Penélope Cruz, Paul Walker, Alan Arkin

Votes: 8,342

5. Home Alone 3 (1997)

PG | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

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.

Director: Raja Gosnell | Stars: Alex D. Linz, Olek Krupa, Rya Kihlstedt, Lenny von Dohlen

Votes: 95,069 | Gross: $30.88M

6. Jingle All the Way (1996)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family

34 Metascore

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.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman, Rita Wilson

Votes: 83,895 | Gross: $60.57M

7. Bad Santa (2003)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

70 Metascore

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.

Director: Terry Zwigoff | Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham, John Ritter

Votes: 127,342 | Gross: $60.06M

8. I'll Be Home for Christmas (1998)

PG | 86 min | Comedy, Family

A college student faces an impossible journey when he is left stranded in the desert, thousands of miles from home, with no money and only a few days left until Christmas.

Director: Arlene Sanford | Stars: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Jessica Biel, Adam LaVorgna, Gary Cole

Votes: 8,193 | Gross: $12.21M

9. 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: 45,098 | Gross: $139.24M

10. Elf (2003)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

64 Metascore

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.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Zooey Deschanel

Votes: 191,513 | Gross: $173.40M

11. Unaccompanied Minors (2006)

PG | 90 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

43 Metascore

A group of unaccompanied minors bond while snowed in at the midwestern Hoover International Airport during the holiday season and ultimately create a makeshift holiday themselves.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Dyllan Christopher, Tyler James Williams, Gia Mantegna, Quinn Shephard

Votes: 9,661 | Gross: $16.65M

12. 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 (Jim Carrey), who plans on ruining Christmas for all of the citizens of the town.

Director: Ron Howard | Stars: Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Kelley, Jeffrey Tambor

Votes: 183,810 | Gross: $260.04M

13. The Ref (1994)

R | 96 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A cat burglar is forced to take a bickering, dysfunctional family hostage on Christmas Eve.

Director: Ted Demme | Stars: Denis Leary, Judy Davis, Kevin Spacey, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr.

Votes: 22,039 | Gross: $11.44M

14. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy

49 Metascore

The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik | Stars: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis, Johnny Galecki

Votes: 134,192 | Gross: $71.32M

15. Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure (2003 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 83 min | Comedy

A holiday to the South Pacific turns awry, when Cousin Eddie's family and a tour guide are shipwrecked on an island.

Director: Nick Marck | Stars: Kate Simmons, Jake Thomas, Randy Quaid, Fred Willard

Votes: 2,908

16. 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: 406,999 | Gross: $285.76M

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

PG | 120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

One year after Kevin McCallister was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself stranded 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: 264,512 | Gross: $173.59M

18. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Episode: Eloise at Christmastime (2003)

89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

A 6-year-old girl tries to reunite a young woman with a former boyfriend before she marries another.

Director: Kevin Lima | Stars: Julie Andrews, Sofia Vassilieva, Kenneth Welsh, Debra Monk

Votes: 1,946

19. Deck the Halls (2006)

PG | 93 min | Comedy, Family

28 Metascore

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, Kristin Davis

Votes: 20,562 | Gross: $35.09M

20. All I Want for Christmas (1991)

G | 92 min | Comedy, Family, Romance

A brother and sister attempt to bring their divorced parents back together for Christmas.

Director: Robert Lieberman | Stars: Harley Jane Kozak, Jamey Sheridan, Ethan Embry, Kevin Nealon

Votes: 4,019 | Gross: $14.81M

21. The Santa Clause (1994)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

57 Metascore

When a man inadvertently makes Santa fall off of his roof on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Eric Lloyd

Votes: 85,423 | Gross: $144.83M

22. Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

44 Metascore

Ernest helps Santa Claus as he searches for his successor.

Director: John R. Cherry III | Stars: Jim Varney, Douglas Seale, Oliver Clark, Noelle Parker

Votes: 9,325 | Gross: $28.20M

23. Fred Claus (2007)

PG | 116 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

42 Metascore

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.

Director: David Dobkin | Stars: Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Banks, John Michael Higgins

Votes: 37,210 | Gross: $72.01M

24. Four Christmases (2008)

PG-13 | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

41 Metascore

A couple struggles to visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas.

Director: Seth Gordon | Stars: Reese Witherspoon, Vince Vaughn, Mary Steenburgen, Robert Duvall

Votes: 58,298 | Gross: $120.15M

25. 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: 386,622 | Gross: $59.70M

26. The Holiday (2006)

PG-13 | 138 min | Comedy, Romance

52 Metascore

Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.

Director: Nancy Meyers | Stars: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black

Votes: 220,869 | Gross: $63.22M

27. A Mom for Christmas (1990 TV Movie)

TV-G | 96 min | Fantasy, Comedy, Family

A young girl who wants a mom for the Christmas holidays gets her wish when a department store mannequin comes to life.

Director: George Miller | Stars: Olivia Newton-John, Juliet Sorci, Doug Sheehan, Carmen Argenziano

Votes: 922

28. Richie Rich's Christmas Wish (1998 Video)

G | 84 min | Comedy, Family

After getting blamed for spoiling Christmas, the richest kid in the world wishes he'd never been born. Unfortunately, a wishing machine, invented by professor Keenbean, picked up the wish ... See full summary »

Director: John Murlowski | Stars: David Gallagher, Eugene Levy, Keene Curtis, Jake Richardson

Votes: 1,846

29. The Christmas List (1997 TV Movie)

96 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Perfume saleslady Melody Parris feels like her life is in neutral. Her stick-in-the mud boyfriend won't commit and she gets passed over for a promotion at the store where she works. She ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Jarrott | Stars: Mimi Rogers, Rob Stewart, Stella Stevens, Bill Switzer

Votes: 1,129

30. The Christmas Wish (1998 TV Movie)

93 min | Drama

Intent on fulfilling his grandma's Christmas wish, a man sets out to find the woman mentioned in his late grandfather's journals. He learns the secrets of his past and the true meaning of Christmas.

Director: Ian Barry | Stars: Neil Patrick Harris, Debbie Reynolds, Naomi Watts, Alexandra Wilson

Votes: 644

31. A Chance of Snow (1998 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama

After signing her divorce papers, a woman heads out to her Minnesota airport with her sister and daughters for a flight to her mother's home. At the airport, her sportswriter husband shows ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Bill | Stars: JoBeth Williams, Michael Ontkean, Barbara Barrie, Dey Young

Votes: 197

32. A Season for Miracles (1999 TV Movie)

G | 100 min | Drama

A miracle occurs for a homeless family consisting of two children neglected by their incarcerated mother and their protective aunt who is trying to keep them out of the foster system with the help of an angel.

Director: Michael Pressman | Stars: Carla Gugino, Kathy Baker, David Conrad, Laura Dern

Votes: 1,166

33. Must Be Santa (1999 TV Movie)

G | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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Director: Brad Turner | Stars: Arnold Pinnock, Deanna Milligan, Dabney Coleman, Keenan Macwilliam

Votes: 179

34. The Greatest Store in the World (1999 TV Movie)

74 min | Family, Drama

Geraldine and her two daughters, Livvie and Angeline, are living rough on the streets on London. When their van blows up, they must find an alternative place to stay. At first, they live in... See full summary »

Director: Jane Prowse | Stars: Dervla Kirwan, Elizabeth Earl, Holly Earl, Peter Capaldi

Votes: 350

35. The Ultimate Christmas Present (2000 TV Movie)

TV-G | 85 min | Comedy, Family

A girl steals a weather machine from Santa Claus, to make a snow day. The machine breaks, and causes an out-of-control snowstorm.

Director: Greg Beeman | Stars: Hallee Hirsh, Spencer Breslin, Hallie Todd, Brenda Song

Votes: 1,352

36. The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Episode: Santa Who? (2000)

92 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Santa suffers a case of amnesia on the eve of his busiest season.

Director: William Dear | Stars: Leslie Nielsen, Steven Eckholdt, Robyn Lively, Max Morrow

Votes: 1,566

37. Once Upon a Christmas (2000 TV Movie)

G | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

Santa is discouraged by a lack of Christmas spirit and wants to quit, but his daughter, Kristin, begs for one more chance to prove to him that there is hope for the world.

Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: John Dye, Kathy Ireland, Mary Donnelly Haskell, Liz Torres

Votes: 778

38. The Christmas Secret (2000 TV Movie)

G | 100 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

In this magical story, a scientist sets out to prove that reindeer can fly and along the way discovers the true meaning of faith, family and Christmas.

Director: Ian Barry | Stars: Richard Thomas, Beau Bridges, Maria Pitillo, Jan Rubes

Votes: 370

39. Twice Upon a Christmas (2001 TV Movie)

TV-G | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

When the North Pole faces destruction at the hands of Santa Claus' malicious daughter, her long-lost sister must travel home and save Christmas.

Director: Tibor Takács | Stars: John Dye, Kathy Ireland, Mary Donnelly Haskell, Wayne Thomas Yorke

Votes: 578

40. Call Me Claus (2001 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Family

Lucy's a producer on a home shopping channel. She hires the real Santa as Santa. He has to find his replacement as the real Santa in 4 weeks. Lucy is unknowingly the only candidate left.

Director: Peter Werner | Stars: Whoopi Goldberg, Nigel Hawthorne, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Victor Garber

Votes: 2,129

41. Santa, Jr. (2002 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

Father Christmas's son tries to follow in his father's footsteps, but gets arrested while delivering presents.

Director: Kevin Connor | Stars: Lauren Holly, Judd Nelson, Nick Stabile, George Wallace

Votes: 461

42. Mr. St. Nick (2002 TV Movie)

100 min | Comedy, Fantasy

King Nicholas XX is ready to retire and pass the throne to his son, Nick St Nicholas. But Nick is a no-show, preferring his lavish seaside lifestyle and his sexy girlfriend. Only a miracle can save Christmas.

Director: Craig Zisk | Stars: Kelsey Grammer, Elaine Hendrix, Brian Bedford, Ana Ortiz

Votes: 658

43. Home Alone 4: Taking Back the House (2002 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Family

Amidst his parents' impending divorce, Kevin McCallister must foil his old nemesis Marv and his wife Vera's plot to kidnap a Crown Prince despite opposition from his dad Peter, Peter's fiancee Natalie, and Natalie's butler Mr. Prescott.

Director: Rod Daniel | Stars: French Stewart, Erick Avari, Barbara Babcock, Jason Beghe

Votes: 30,252

44. 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: 2,154

45. Christmas Rush (2002 TV Movie)

R | 100 min | Action, Drama

In the season of giving, the department took his badge. Criminals took his wife. Now, one cop is taking matters into his own hands

Director: Charles Robert Carner | Stars: Dean Cain, Erika Eleniak, Roman Podhora, Richard Yearwood

Votes: 684

46. Stealing Christmas (2003 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 89 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Jack Clayton can only escape after his partner in crime Harry Zordich messes up a Christmas sales department store robbery in a Santa suit. Stuck in a rural small town, he finds himself ... See full summary »

Director: Gregg Champion | Stars: Tony Danza, Lea Thompson, Angela Goethals, Betty White

Votes: 799

47. Picking Up & Dropping Off (2003 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 120 min | Comedy, Romance, Drama

A divorced father and a divorced mother start to meet at Denver airport when picking up and sending off their children.

Director: Steven Robman | Stars: Scott Wolf, Amanda Detmer, Eddie McClintock, Rachelle Lefevre

Votes: 520

48. Comfort and Joy (2003 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 85 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

6.3