Christmas Movies

by gregorhayes | created - 09 Oct 2013 | updated - 3 months ago | Public

Christmas movies I love in no particular order

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1. A Christmas Story (1983)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family

77 Metascore

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.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Scott Schwartz

Votes: 115,893 | Gross: $19.29M

2. 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: 172,862 | Gross: $173.40M

3. 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: 93,109 | Gross: $75.79M

4. 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: 370,894 | Gross: $285.76M

5. The Polar Express (2004)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

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: 142,530 | Gross: $183.37M

6. 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: 122,245 | Gross: $60.06M

7. Christmas in South Park (2000 Video)

TV-MA | 100 min | Animation, Comedy, Musical

Howdy Ho! Mr. Hankey, everybody's favorite piece of poo, is here to show us his line up of holly jolly Christmas songs! There's S.D. Kluger singing the Mr. Hankey theme, then we've got Mr. ... See full summary »

Stars: Trey Parker, Matt Stone, Mary Kay Bergman

Votes: 3,772

8. Hooves of Fire (1999 TV Short)

29 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Robbie, an out-of-condition reindeer, tries to earn a place on Santa's crack sleigh team.

Director: Richard Starzak | Stars: Robbie Williams, Ardal O'Hanlon, Paul Whitehouse, Jane Horrocks

Votes: 925

9. Robbie the Reindeer in Legend of the Lost Tribe (2002 TV Short)

30 min | Animation, Comedy, Short

Some time has passed since the race in "Robbie The Reindeer" and the group of reindeers have set up a tourist business offering guided tours. When an accident occurs on one such tour Robbie... See full summary »

Director: Peter Peake | Stars: Ardal O'Hanlon, Jane Horrocks, Steve Coogan, Paul Whitehouse

Votes: 498

10. Robbie the Reindeer in Close Encounters of the Herd Kind (2007 TV Short)

30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Robbie's wedding day is interrupted by an intergalactic attack.

Director: Donnie Anderson | Stars: Ardal O'Hanlon, Jane Horrocks, Gillian Anderson, Keira Knightley

Votes: 201

11. The Snowman (1982)

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 Santa Claus.

Directors: Dianne Jackson, Jimmy T. Murakami | Stars: David Bowie, Raymond Briggs

Votes: 10,303

12. 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: 360,508 | Gross: $59.70M

13. Arthur Christmas (2011)

PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

69 Metascore

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.

Directors: Sarah Smith, Barry Cook | Stars: James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy, Hugh Laurie

Votes: 42,099 | Gross: $46.46M

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: 122,993 | Gross: $71.32M

15. Nativity! (2009)

PG | 105 min | Comedy, Family

An improvised comedy based around a school nativity play.

Director: Debbie Isitt | Stars: Martin Freeman, Marc Wootton, Jason Watkins, Ashley Jensen

Votes: 5,540

16. 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: 54,563 | Gross: $120.15M

17. The Snowman and the Snowdog (2012 TV Short)

G | 24 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

A young boy whose dog has just died moves into the house in whose backyard the snowman was built. Finding a photograph of the snowman the boy rebuilds him, fashioning a snowdog out of the ... See full summary »

Director: Hilary Audus

Votes: 1,779

18. The Gruffalo's Child (2011 TV Short)

Not Rated | 27 min | Animation, Short, Family

A little Gruffalo ignores her father's warnings and tiptoes out into the snow in search of the Big Bad Mouse.

Directors: Uwe Heidschötter, Johannes Weiland | Stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Shirley Henderson, Robbie Coltrane, Rob Brydon

Votes: 2,147

19. 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.

Director: Brian Henson | Stars: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson

Votes: 39,553 | Gross: $27.28M

20. 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.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Ann Altieri, Chris Doran, Sally Dryer, Bill Melendez

Votes: 25,672