Good Christmas Moviesby aeaofthefae | created - 03 May 2016 | updated - 6 months ago | Public
A list of the Christmas movies I really enjoyed, and would definitely watch again.
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1. 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.
Surprised how much I liked it. Unique.
2. A Nanny for Christmas (2010 TV Movie)
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 »
Pretty cute. And I liked the love interest (incidentally not the guy pictured on the cover)
3. Dear Secret Santa (2013 TV Movie)
PG | 88 min | Comedy, Family, Romance
Beverly Hills banker/workaholic JENNIFER comes home to her small Northern California town just before Christmas when her dad, TED , takes a bad fall while putting up decorations. While home... See full summary »
A little sappy, but not bad
4. 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: 387,320 | Gross: $59.70M
One of my favorites. Best couple= Jamie and Aurelia
5. Snowglobe (2007 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 86 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
A young woman discovers a Christmas-themed dreamworld inside a magical snowglobe.
I really liked all of the bits of the movie that weren't in the snow globe world. The snow globe world parts detracted from the movie because it just seemed so fake. The people seemed so fake, and I didn't get why she liked it.
6. Snow (2004 TV Movie)
120 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Set in San Ernesto, California with only three days before Christmas, Nick Snowden needs to rescue a young reindeer from a zoo.
One of my faves. Super cute.
7. Snow 2: Brain Freeze (2008 TV Movie)
84 min | Family, Fantasy
It's three days before Christmas, and Nick Snowden forgets about spending early Christmas with his wife, Sandy due to pressure at work. After a fight, Nick walks through a magical mirror ... See full summary »
Almost as good as the first.
8. 12 Dates of Christmas (2011 TV Movie)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance
A story that follows Kate, a young woman who after a horrible blind date on Christmas Eve, wakes up to find she is re-living that same day and date all over again.
9. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
PG | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 184,190 | Gross: $260.04M
Nostalgia, Jim Carrey, a good story, and awesome costumes.
10. 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: 84,018 | Gross: $60.57M
Mainly due to nostalgia
11. Christmas Bounty (2013 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Comedy
A former bounty hunter turns into an elementary schoolteacher. Determined to have a normal life and keep her bounty hunter past a secret, she reluctantly returns home for Christmas to help ... See full summary »
Not phenomenal, but enjoyable. I liked mixing action with Christmas.
12. The Mistle-Tones (2012 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Music
A talented singer forms a musical group and challenges her rivals to a competition on Christmas Eve.
Super cute, and singing. Love the singing.
13. Desperately Seeking Santa (2011 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 87 min | Comedy
Jennifer, a young, ambitious executive running promotions at a failing Boston mall comes up with a genius promotional gimmick to save her workplace and position herself for advancement: ... See full summary »
Passable. Didn't blow me away with how much I liked it. Probably closer to being on my mediocre Christmas movies list.
14. 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: 408,147 | Gross: $285.76M
Nostalgia for the win.
15. 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.
Votes: 265,333 | Gross: $173.59M
Nostalgia for the win.
16. 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.
Votes: 95,356 | Gross: $30.88M
Mainly nostalgia, as it pales in comparison to the originals.
17. A Garfield Christmas Special (1987 TV Movie)
TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy, Family
Garfield, Jon, and Odie go to Jon's grandmother's house for Christmas, where Garfield finds a present for Grandma.
Nostalgia, a favorite.
19. A Claymation Christmas Celebration (1987 TV Special)
24 min | Animation, Short, Family
Two hosting prehistoric dinosaurs, Rex and Herb, guide you along a typical small town's Christmas choral celebration. There's just one catch, the entire town population is made out of clay. Special guest stars: the California Raisins.
Nostalgia, a favorite.
20. George and the Christmas Star (1985 TV Movie)
25 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
George is putting the finishing touches on his Christmas Tree, but he realizes that the same old star isn't special anymore. George looks to the night sky and sees a beautiful star he wants... See full summary »
Nostalgia, a favorite.
21. Christmas Do-Over (2006 TV Movie)
PG | 90 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Kevin tries to be involved with his son and ex-wife's family for Christmas. During dinner, he thought his Christmas *day* couldn't be more screwed; his son suddenly wishes it was Christmas ... See full summary »
Cheesy, yes. But I did like certain aspects of the movie, namely how each day was different and how the main character chose to pass the time.
22. 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: 85,598 | Gross: $144.83M
Nostalgia, a favorite.
23. The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
G | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy
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.
Votes: 45,188 | Gross: $139.24M
Okay, but some aspects made it a little cringe worthy at times (the fake toy santa was awful)
24. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
PG-13 | 97 min | Comedy
The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.
Votes: 134,448 | Gross: $71.32M
Nostalgia, a favorite.
25. 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: 724,269 | Gross: $83.01M
Awesome action set at Christmas. Best line ever in a movie.
26. 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: 192,040 | Gross: $173.40M
Super cute, a favorite.
27. 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: 269,400 | Gross: $75.08M
Good songs. Kind of a meld of Halloween and Christmas.
28. 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: 122,208 | Gross: $20.61M
29. 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.
Votes: 28,557 | Gross: $17.19M
The little girl from Matilda and a really good Santa makes for a pretty decent Christmas movie.
30. 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.
Votes: 8,202 | Gross: $12.21M
Nostalgia mainly. And the main character. Always had a crush on Randy of Home Improvement growing up.
31. 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.
Big nostalgia. I don't remember it completely though, so I must rewatch it this year. Peanuts is always good though.
32. 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: 84,580 | Gross: $81.06M
Nostalgia, a favorite.
The Wonderful World of Disney (1995–2005)
Eloise at Christmastime
89 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy
A 6-year-old girl tries to reunite a young woman with a former boyfriend before she marries another.
Pretty darn cute.
34. Christmas in the City (2013 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 87 min | Drama, Family, Romance
With the threat of having to close her father's candy store, Wendy and her six-year-old daughter Grace travel to the big city in hopes of making extra holiday cash to save their family ... See full summary »
The way the one woman tries to modernize Christmas is eyerolling, but it's supposed to be. I mainly liked the romance.
35. Love at the Christmas Table (2012 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A man realizes that his best friend since childhood is the woman that he loves.
So cute and quirky
36. 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: 97,958 | Gross: $32.62M
Not phenomenal, but had its good points. Kind of near the bottom of good, more mediocre.
37. The Holiday (2006)
PG-13 | 138 min | Comedy, Romance
Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.
Votes: 221,334 | Gross: $63.22M
38. The Spirit of Christmas (2015 TV Movie)
Unrated | 91 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
Kate, a workaholic lawyer, has three weeks to get a haunted bed and breakfast appraised and sold. The uncooperative manager claims a spirit who lives there will not approve. With Kate's ... See full summary »
39. The Holiday Calendar (2018)
TV-PG | 95 min | Drama, Romance
A struggling but talented photographer inherits an antique holiday advent calendar, the contents of which seem to predict the future. Will this magical calendar lead her to love this holiday season?
Not a phenomenal movie, but Christmas movies rarely are, especially ones that don't come out in theaters. It was enjoyable though, and possibly worth a rewatch in the coming years. Definitely better than some I've seen, and the lead was likable. Though the idea of the advent calendar predicting things with Christmas themed toys seemed a bit contrived - I mean, it's set during the Christmas season and she's working to take pics of kids on Santa's lap, of course she's going to see a tree, a Santa hat, etc. Which the one guy kind of brings up, concerning horoscopes. But you know, it is what you make of it. Still cute enough and not cringe worthy enough to warrant a 6.
40. Christmas Inheritance (2017)
104 min | Comedy
To be the CEO, an heiress is challenged by her dad to deliver a Christmas letter in person to his ex-partner in their hometown - traveling by bus, incognito and with only $100. Will she learn something from the people there?
Fairly cute. Enjoyed it more the more I watched and liked it more than I thought I would. Possibly worth a rewatch in the coming years.
41. The Engagement Clause (2016 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 87 min | Comedy, Romance
A high level executive must find herself a husband before Christmas in order to inherit a fortune.
pretty good for a Christmas movie. It seems to also be called Married by Christmas but I like the title on here better. It was a bit frustrating though, how everyone thought she was wrong for wanting the company she'd been working hard for all these years, when her sister initially said she didn't want it and only changed her mind because her fiance said they should think about things (which honestly seemed like warning bells to me, concerning his character). I also thought the sister calling Carrie selfish was completely off base -- really, Katie was the one being selfish, only wanting the company because her fiance did. The mc was very likable though, and quite a funny drunk.
42. Correcting Christmas (2014 TV Movie)
Unrated | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
A woman travels back one year in time to the Christmas before her broken engagement and tries to repair what went wrong. She discovers that this is a challenging undertaking.