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1. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

PG | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

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: 438,531

2. A Christmas Carol (1951)

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

Ebenezer Scrooge, a curmudgeonly, miserly businessman, has no time for sentimentality and largely views Christmas as a waste of time. However, this Christmas Eve he will be visited by three spirits who will show him the errors of his ways.

Director: Brian Desmond Hurst | Stars: Alastair Sim, Jack Warner, Kathleen Harrison, Mervyn Johns

Votes: 22,549

3. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964 TV Movie)

TV-G | 47 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

Young reindeer Rudolph lives at the North Pole. His father is one of Santa's reindeer and it is expected that Rudolph will eventually be one too. However, he has a feature which is a setback and causes him to be ostracized: his red nose.

Director: Larry Roemer | Stars: Billie Mae Richards, Burl Ives, Larry D. Mann, Paul Soles

Votes: 30,566

4. A Christmas Story (1983)

PG | 93 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: 145,504 | Gross: $20.61M

5. 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: 183,713 | Gross: $71.32M

6. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

88 Metascore

After a divorced New York mother hires a nice old man to play Santa Claus at Macy's, she is startled by his claim to be the genuine article. When his sanity is questioned, a lawyer defends him in court by arguing that he's not mistaken.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 47,015 | Gross: $2.65M

7. Elf (2003)

PG | 97 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

64 Metascore

Raised as an over-sized elf, a human travels from the North Pole to NYC to meet his biological father who doesn't know he exists and is in desperate need of some Christmas spirit.

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

Votes: 258,709 | Gross: $173.40M

8. 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: 112,826 | Gross: $144.83M

9. Bad Santa (2003)

R | 92 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: 142,168 | Gross: $60.06M

10. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965 TV Movie)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Drama

Depressed at the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find a deeper meaning to Christmas.

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

Votes: 36,440

11. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 26 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam | Stars: Boris Karloff, Thurl Ravenscroft, June Foray, Dal McKennon

Votes: 49,733

12. Prancer (1989)

G | 103 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

A farm girl nurses a wounded reindeer she believes is one of Santa's, hoping to bring it back to health in time for Christmas. Her holiday spirit inspires those around her, something her disheartened father is having trouble understanding.

Director: John D. Hancock | Stars: Sam Elliott, Cloris Leachman, Rutanya Alda, Abe Vigoda

Votes: 5,326 | Gross: $18.59M

13. Krampus (I) (2015)

PG-13 | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

49 Metascore

A boy who has a bad Christmas accidentally summons a festive demon to his family home.

Director: Michael Dougherty | Stars: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman

Votes: 71,383 | Gross: $42.59M

14. Jingle All the Way (1996)

PG | 89 min | Adventure, 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: 102,394 | Gross: $60.57M

15. 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: 14,521

16. White Christmas (1954)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

56 Metascore

A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, Vera-Ellen

Votes: 42,138 | Gross: $30.00M

17. Shrek the Halls (2007 TV Short)

TV-PG | 21 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

This half-hour animated TV special features the Shrek characters putting their own spin on holiday traditions.

Director: Gary Trousdale | Stars: Mike Myers, Eddie Murphy, Cameron Diaz, Antonio Banderas

Votes: 13,738

18. Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2010 TV Short)

TV-Y7 | 21 min | Animation, Short, Action

Po is to host the annual winter holiday feast and he struggles to meet his friends' expectations.

Director: Tim Johnson | Stars: Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen

Votes: 5,815

19. 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: 9,831

20. Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

PG | 99 min | Comedy, Family

22 Metascore

With their daughter, Blair, away, Luther and Nora Krank decide to skip Christmas all together until she decides to come home, causing an uproar when they have to celebrate it at the last minute.

Director: Joe Roth | Stars: Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, M. Emmet Walsh

Votes: 48,809 | Gross: $73.78M

21. Arthur Christmas (2011)

PG | 97 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

69 Metascore

Santa's clumsy son Arthur sets out on a mission with Grandsanta to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in less than two hours.

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

Votes: 57,775 | Gross: $46.46M

22. Frosty the Snowman (1969 TV Movie)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman's magic hat.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Jackie Vernon, Billy De Wolfe, Jimmy Durante, Paul Frees

Votes: 17,966

23. 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: 71,239 | Gross: $120.15M

24. Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever (2014 TV Movie)

G | 87 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Grumpy Cat is an Internet meme sensation with over 6 million Facebook friends, who has graced the cover of New York Magazine, is the spokescat for Friskies, appeared on American Idol and the MTV Movie Awards.

Director: Tim Hill | Stars: Grumpy Cat, Megan Charpentier, Daniel Roebuck, Russell Peters

Votes: 2,400

25. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

PG | 104 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

46 Metascore

On the outskirts of Whoville lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch who plans to ruin Christmas for all of the citizens of the town.

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

Votes: 237,926 | Gross: $260.04M

26. 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: 36,279 | Gross: $17.19M

27. 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: 43,495 | Gross: $72.01M

28. A Royal Christmas (2014 TV Movie)

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

Prince Leopold, heir to the throne of Cordinia, wishes to marry his young love Emily Taylor, a humble seamstress from Philadelphia. But Leopold's mother, Queen Isadora has other plans for her son.

Director: Alex Zamm | Stars: Lacey Chabert, Stephen Hagan, Jane Seymour, Katherine Flynn

Votes: 4,378

29. Last Christmas (2019)

PG-13 | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

50 Metascore

Kate is a young woman subscribed to bad decisions. Working as an elf in a year round Christmas store is not good for the wannabe singer. However, she meets Tom there. Her life takes a new turn. For Kate, it seems too good to be true.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Madison Ingoldsby, Emma Thompson, Boris Isakovic, Lucy Miller

Votes: 74,333

30. Daddy's Home 2 (2017)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy

30 Metascore

Having finally gotten used to each other's existence, Brad and Dusty must now deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays.

Director: Sean Anders | Stars: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Mel Gibson, John Lithgow

Votes: 70,200 | Gross: $104.03M

31. Daddy's Home (2015)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Family

42 Metascore

Brad Whitaker is a radio host trying to get his stepchildren to love him and call him Dad. But his plans turn upside down when their biological father, Dusty Mayron, returns.

Director: Sean Anders | Stars: Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, Linda Cardellini, Thomas Haden Church

Votes: 116,583 | Gross: $150.36M

32. Office Christmas Party (2016)

R | 105 min | Comedy

42 Metascore

When his uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down his branch, the branch manager throws an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and save the day, but the party gets way out of hand...

Directors: Josh Gordon, Will Speck | Stars: Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, T.J. Miller, Jennifer Aniston

Votes: 78,590 | Gross: $54.77M

33. Klaus (2019)

PG | 96 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

65 Metascore

A simple act of kindness always sparks another, even in a frozen, faraway place. When Smeerensburg's new postman, Jesper, befriends toymaker Klaus, their gifts melt an age-old feud and deliver a sleigh full of holiday traditions.

Directors: Sergio Pablos, Carlos Martínez López | Stars: Jason Schwartzman, J.K. Simmons, Rashida Jones, Will Sasso

Votes: 137,067

34. The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)

PG | 104 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

60 Metascore

The journey that led to Charles Dickens' creation of "A Christmas Carol," a timeless tale that would redefine Christmas.

Director: Bharat Nalluri | Stars: Dan Stevens, Mark Schrier, Patrick Joseph Byrnes, Miriam Margolyes

Votes: 15,774 | Gross: $5.68M

35. 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: 199,104 | Gross: $183.37M

36. Once Upon a Snowman (2020)

TV-G | 8 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Olaf's first steps as he comes to life and searches for his identity in the snowy mountains outside Arendelle.

Directors: Dan Abraham, Trent Correy | Stars: Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel, Chris Williams

Votes: 2,661

37. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)

PG | 122 min | Family, Fantasy, Musical

69 Metascore

An imaginary world comes to life in a holiday tale of an eccentric toymaker, his adventurous granddaughter, and a magical invention that has the power to change their lives forever.

Director: David E. Talbert | Stars: Forest Whitaker, Keegan-Michael Key, Hugh Bonneville, Anika Noni Rose

Votes: 18,162

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

PG | 120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

46 Metascore

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: 340,971 | Gross: $173.59M

39. 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: 546,407 | Gross: $285.76M

40. The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two (2020)

PG | 112 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

51 Metascore

Kate Pierce, now a cynical teen, is unexpectedly reunited with Santa Claus when a mysterious troublemaker threatens to cancel Christmas - forever.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Kurt Russell, Goldie Hawn, Darby Camp, Julian Dennison

Votes: 28,865

41. The Christmas Chronicles (2018)

PG | 104 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

52 Metascore

The story of sister and brother, Kate and Teddy Pierce, whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus on camera turns into an unexpected journey that most kids could only dream about.

Director: Clay Kaytis | Stars: Kurt Russell, Darby Camp, Judah Lewis, Oliver Hudson

Votes: 70,799

42. Christmas on the Square (2020)

TV-PG | 98 min | Comedy, Family, Musical

51 Metascore

An embittered scrooge of a woman plans to sell her small town, regardless of the consequences to the people who live there. However, a kindhearted angel arrives and shows her what would happen before she mends her ways and redeems herself.

Director: Debbie Allen | Stars: Dolly Parton, Jenifer Lewis, Josh Segarra, Jeanine Mason

Votes: 2,634

43. 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: 470,879 | Gross: $59.70M

44. The Grinch (2018)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

51 Metascore

A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.

Directors: Yarrow Cheney, Scott Mosier | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Seely, Rashida Jones, Pharrell Williams

Votes: 66,833 | Gross: $270.62M