Christmas Themed Movies and Movies with Christmas Scenes

by seventhseal-4 | created - 09 Dec 2013 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

This is an exhaustive list of Christmas movies and movies that aren't completely Christmas but have scenes.

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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: 121,902 | Gross: $20.61M

2. A Christmas Memory (1997 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Family

A boy, Buddy, whose parents have split and whose mother is an actress in New York, has been dumped in the south at the small-town home of some older cousins, all of whom are unmarried. ... See full summary »

Director: Glenn Jordan | Stars: Patty Duke, Piper Laurie, Jeffrey DeMunn, Anita Gillette

Votes: 622

3. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

G | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

64 Metascore

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: 42,725 | Gross: $27.28M

4. Rocky (1976)

PG | 120 min | Drama, Sport

70 Metascore

A small-time boxer gets a supremely rare chance to fight a heavy-weight champion in a bout in which he strives to go the distance for his self-respect.

Director: John G. Avildsen | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 470,870 | Gross: $117.24M

5. Rocky IV (1985)

PG | 91 min | Drama, Sport

40 Metascore

Rocky Balboa proudly holds the world heavyweight boxing championship, but a new challenger has stepped forward: Drago, a six-foot-four, 261-pound fighter who has the backing of the Soviet Union.

Director: Sylvester Stallone | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Talia Shire, Burt Young, Carl Weathers

Votes: 168,649 | Gross: $127.87M

6. A Muppet Family Christmas (1987 TV Special)

47 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

Kermit and his friends spend Christmas staging a surprise visit to Fozzie Bear's mother's farm.

Directors: Peter Harris, Eric Till | Stars: Frank Oz, Dave Goelz, Richard Hunt, Kathryn Mullen

Votes: 3,109

7. It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

On Christmas Eve, an angel petitions God to send help for Kermit the Frog who has lost all hope after losing the Muppet Theatre.

Director: Kirk R. Thatcher | Stars: Steve Whitmire, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, Eric Jacobson

Votes: 3,361

8. A Muppets Christmas: Letters to Santa (2008 TV Special)

G | 60 min | Comedy, Family, Music

When Gonzo accidentally diverts three letters to Santa, he talks Kermit and his friends into delivering them to the North Pole personally.

Director: Kirk R. Thatcher | Stars: Steve Whitmire, Dave Goelz, Bill Barretta, Eric Jacobson

Votes: 1,382

9. Time for Murder (1985– )
Episode: The Thirteenth Day of Christmas (1985)

60 min

On Christmas night, parents leave ther psychotic son alone in the house.

Director: Patrick Lau | Stars: Patrick Allen, Elizabeth Spriggs, John Wheatley, Joan Moon

Votes: 31

10. John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together (1979 TV Movie)

50 min | Family, Comedy, Music

In this beloved holiday classic, Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and all the Muppets join the singer for a heart-warming Christmas celebration, with traditional carols as well as lesser-known holiday songs.

Director: Tony Charmoli | Stars: John Denver, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson, Richard Hunt

Votes: 482

11. Reindeer Games (2000)

R | 104 min | Action, Adventure, Crime

37 Metascore

After assuming his dead cellmate's identity to get with the other man's girlfriend, an ex-con finds himself a reluctant participant in a casino heist.

Director: John Frankenheimer | Stars: Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise, Charlize Theron, James Frain

Votes: 35,400 | Gross: $23.36M

12. Joyeux Noel (2005)

PG-13 | 116 min | Drama, History, Music

70 Metascore

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.

Director: Christian Carion | Stars: Diane Kruger, Benno Fürmann, Guillaume Canet, Natalie Dessay

Votes: 25,558 | Gross: $1.05M

13. Stalking Santa (2006)

PG | 82 min | Comedy

Millions of people believe in him. Thousands claim to have seen him. But only one man is foolish enough to try to prove his existence. Self-proclaimed "Santologist" Dr. Lloyd Darrow will ... See full summary »

Director: Greg Kiefer | Stars: Chris Clark, Daryn Tufts, Lisa Clark, William Shatner

Votes: 171

14. Becoming Santa (2011)

Not Rated | 97 min | Documentary, Comedy, History

The story of one man entering the culture and character of Santa Claus for a single season. We follow Jack as he bleaches his hair and goes to Santa School. He tries to do everything that ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Myers | Stars: John Merian, Gary Casey, Peter Fontana, David Childs

Votes: 350

15. 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: 133,749 | Gross: $71.32M

16. 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: 85,112 | Gross: $144.83M

17. 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: 127,092 | Gross: $60.06M

18. Saving Santa (2013 Video)

Not Rated | 83 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A lowly stable elf finds that he is the only one who can stop an invasion of the North Pole by using the secret of Santa's Sleigh, a TimeGlobe, to travel back in time to Save Santa - twice.

Directors: Leon Joosen, Aaron Seelman | Stars: Newell Alexander, Noel Clarke, Joan Collins, Tim Conway

Votes: 1,635

19. 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: 44,960 | Gross: $139.24M

20. 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: 10,539 | Gross: $23.72M

21. Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town (1970 TV Movie)

TV-G | 48 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Fred Astaire, Mickey Rooney, Keenan Wynn, Paul Frees

Votes: 10,476

22. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)

G | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

32 Metascore

Santa, aka Scott Calvin, is faced with double-duty: how to keep his new family happy, and how to stop Jack Frost from taking over Christmas.

Director: Michael Lembeck | Stars: Tim Allen, Martin Short, Elizabeth Mitchell, Eric Lloyd

Votes: 29,245 | Gross: $84.50M

23. Santa Claus (1959)

Unrated | 94 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

With the aid of Merlin, Santa Claus must defeat the evil machinations of the devil Pitch to ruin Xmas.

Director: René Cardona | Stars: José Elías Moreno, Cesáreo Quezadas 'Pulgarcito', José Luis Aguirre 'Trotsky', Armando Arriola

Votes: 4,257

24. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)

Not Rated | 81 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

The Martians kidnap Santa Claus because there is nobody on Mars to give their children presents.

Director: Nicholas Webster | Stars: John Call, Leonard Hicks, Vincent Beck, Bill McCutcheon

Votes: 10,183

25. 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.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Shirley Booth, Mickey Rooney, Dick Shawn, George S. Irving

Votes: 6,876

26. The Year Without a Santa Claus (2006 TV Movie)

85 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Thoroughly disgruntled, Santa (Goodman) opts to take a year off from delivering presents, until a young man helps him rediscover the meaning of the holidays.

Director: Ron Underwood | Stars: John Goodman, Chris Kattan, Ethan Suplee, Dylan Minnette

Votes: 852

27. The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus (1985 TV Movie)

G | 50 min | Animation, Adventure, Family

At a council convened by The Great Ak, the forest being tells the story of Santa Claus to explain why he deserves to be made immortal.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Earl Hammond, Earle Hyman, Larry Kenney, Lynne Lipton

Votes: 882

28. All Is Bright (2013)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

54 Metascore

While out on parole, Dennis reluctantly takes a job selling Christmas trees with his old buddy Rene in order to make enough money to buy his estranged daughter the piano she's always wanted.

Director: Phil Morrison | Stars: Paul Giamatti, Paul Rudd, Sally Hawkins, Amy Landecker

Votes: 5,303 | Gross: $0.00M

29. 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: 4,009 | Gross: $14.81M

30. 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: 83,614 | Gross: $60.57M

31. 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: 183,062 | Gross: $260.04M

32. The Christmas Candle (2013)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Family

33 Metascore

A pastor who's suffered a personal loss accepts a position in a town that believes in a Christmas miracle candle, which he strives to abolish.

Director: John Stephenson | Stars: Hans Matheson, Samantha Barks, Lesley Manville, Sylvester McCoy

Votes: 1,531 | Gross: $2.21M

33. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

PG | 76 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

82 Metascore

Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.

Director: Henry Selick | Stars: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara, William Hickey

Votes: 267,803 | Gross: $75.08M

34. 'R Xmas (2001)

R | 85 min | Crime, Drama

55 Metascore

A New York drug dealer is kidnapped, and his wife must try to come up with the money and drugs to free him from his abductors before Christmas.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Drea de Matteo, Lillo Brancato, Lisa Valens, Ice-T

Votes: 1,183 | Gross: $0.00M

35. Deadly Little Christmas (2009 Video)

Horror, Thriller

One Christmas a little boy loses it, and kills his father and the family's housekeeper. He is put away, and all is well until the 15th anniversary of the brutal murders (When he escapes ... See full summary »

Director: Novin Shakiba | Stars: Barbara Jean Barrielle, Charlotte Barrielle, Anthony Campanello, Eric Fischer

Votes: 137

36. 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: 45,369 | Gross: $46.46M

37. A Christmas Carol (2009)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Drama, Family

55 Metascore

An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Steve Valentine

Votes: 91,625 | Gross: $137.86M

38. Scoot & Kassie's Christmas Adventure (2013)

Not Rated | 86 min | Family

Luke Perry stars in this heartwarming "tail." Kassie, her friends and her dog, Scoot, organize a holiday fundraiser, but must protect the cash from some crooks in order to save Christmas.

Director: Benjamin Gourley | Stars: Luke Perry, Ariana Bagley, Taylor Negron, Adam Johnson

Votes: 285

39. Switchmas (2012)

TV-PG | 100 min | Comedy, Family

A Christmas obsessed Jewish boy on his way to sunny Florida figures out how to get the Christmas of his dreams by trading airline tickets and places with another boy on his way to snowy Christmastown, WA.

Director: Sue Corcoran | Stars: Elliott Gould, David DeLuise, Elijah Nelson, Justin Thomas Howell

Votes: 479

40. Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983)

R | 123 min | Drama, War

During WWII, a British colonel tries to bridge the cultural divides between a British POW and the Japanese camp commander in order to avoid bloodshed.

Director: Nagisa Ôshima | Stars: David Bowie, Tom Conti, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takeshi Kitano

Votes: 13,304 | Gross: $2.31M

41. 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: 36,861 | Gross: $73.78M

42. Chasing Christmas (2005 TV Movie)

PG | 120 min | Comedy, Fantasy

In a world where the holidays are run by the efficient Bureau of Yuletide Affairs, a bitter and burned-out Ghost of Christmas Past decides to go AWOL while on a "mission" and leave his "target" stranded in 1965.

Director: Ron Oliver | Stars: Tom Arnold, Andrea Roth, Leslie Jordan, Brittney Wilson

Votes: 644

43. Surviving Christmas (2004)

PG-13 | 91 min | Comedy, Romance