Best Christmas Movies of All Time

Movies are your passport to a world of fantasy where you can lose yourself in a magical world inhabited by beautiful and colorful characters. It is such a pleasure to watch men and women like ourselves loving, laughing, crying, fighting just like ourselves and yet having all their problems resolved in the end. TheHolidaySpot draws up a list of fabulous movies related to the theme of Christmas and Christmas celebrations. These classic Christmas flicks are ideal for your time-pass on lazy Christmas afternoons and will surely brighten up the color of your holidays. So check out our Christmas Day movie suggestions for you and find out all about the movies that you can catch this December! If you like our article on Christmas Movies, don't forget to click here and share it with your friends and loved ones.

Movies on Christmas

It is said that the tradition of making Christmas movies is as old as making movies itself. And truly so. Christmas has long been a favorite subject of moviemakers. In fact, so many movies have been made on the theme of Christmas that we have lost count. So we suggest you some of the best Christmas movies that have been extremely well-received by cinegoers and celebrate the spirit of Christmas in a beautiful way.

Best Christmas Movies of all time

Christmas List (2016)

Christmas ListDirector: Paul A. Kaufman

Starring: Alicia Witt, Gabriel Hogan, Peter Benson

Plot: Isobel Gray (Witt) plans a storybook Christmas with her boyfriend, including a snow-covered cottage in the Northwest, and a carefully composed bucket list of classic holiday traditions. But when the boyfriend goes AWOL, the list proves challenging and a tempting new romance turns her life upside down. Will Isobel have a White Christmas ending under the mistletoe?

Arthur Christmas (2011)

Arthur ChristmasDirectors: Sarah Smith, Barry Cook

Starring: James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy

Plot: Arthur Christmas reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child's question: 'So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?' The answer: Santa's exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. But at the center of the film is a story about a family in a state of comic dysfunction and an unlikely hero, Arthur, with an urgent mission that must be completed before Christmas morning dawns.

Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

Christmas with the KranksDirector: Joe Roth

Starring: Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

Plot: Luther Krank is fed up with the commerciality of Christmas; he decides to skip the holiday and go on a vacation with his wife instead. But when his daughter decides at the last minute to come home, he must put together a holiday celebration.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

National Lampoon's Christmas VacationDirector: Jeremiah S. Chechik

Starring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis

Plot: It's Christmas time and the Griswolds are preparing for a family seasonal celebration, but things never run smoothly for Clark, his wife Ellen and their two kids. Clark's continual bad luck is worsened by his obnoxious family guests, but he manages to keep going knowing that his Christmas bonus is due soon.

The Polar Express (2004)

The Polar ExpressDirector: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Tom Hanks, Chris Coppola, Michael Jeter

Plot: This is the story of a young hero boy on Christmas Eve who boards on a powerful magical train that's headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus's home. What unfolds is an adventure which follows a doubting boy, who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole; during this ride, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery which shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

The Santa Clause (1994)

The Santa ClauseDirector: John Pasquin

Starring: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson

Plot: Divorcee Scott Calvin is disgusted to learn that his ex and her husband have tried - and failed - to break it easy to their 6-year-old son Charlie that Santa isn't real. On Christmas Eve, Scott reads The Night Before Christmas... then receives an unexpected visitor on his roof. When he's startled by Scott's calling out and falls, the Santa impersonator disappears, leaving only an 8-reindeer sleigh and a suit with instructions to put it on if he's involved in an accident. Scott does, and is transported around the town dropping gifts through chimneys until he's taken to the North Pole and informed by a group who claim they're elves that he is now Santa. Charlie is proud of his dad's new job, though Scott's convinced it's a dream. Until his hair turns white, his beard refuses to stay shaved, he gains weight inexplicably, even for his sudden love of junk food... Now he's accepted it, there's just one problem: how to keep it secret from his disbelieving family?

Jingle All the Way (1996)

Jingle All the WayDirector: Brian Levant

Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman

Plot: Meet Howard Langston, a salesman for a mattress company is constantly busy at his job, and he also constantly disappoints his son, after he misses his son's karate exposition, he tries hard to come up with a way to make it up to him, this is when his son tells Howard that he wants for Christmas is an action figure of his son's television hero, Turbo Man. Unfortunately for Howard, it is Christmas Eve, and every store is sold out of Turbo Man figures, now Howard must travel all over town and compete with everybody else including a mail man named Myron to find a Turbo Man action figure, and to make it to the Wintertainment parade which will feature Turbo Man.

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

The Nightmare Before ChristmasDirector: Henry Selick

Starring: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara

Plot: Jack Skellington, the pumpkin king of Halloween Town, is bored with doing the same thing every year for Halloween. One day he stumbles into Christmas Town, and is so taken with the idea of Christmas that he tries to get the resident bats, ghouls, and goblins of Halloween town to help him put on Christmas instead of Halloween -- but alas, they can't get it quite right.

Elf (2003)

Elf 2003Director: Jon Favreau

Starring: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart

Plot: Buddy was a baby in an orphanage who stowed away in Santa's sack and ended up at the North Pole. Later, as an adult human who happened to be raised by elves, Santa allows him to go to New York City to find his birth father, Walter Hobbs. Hobbs, on Santa's naughty list for being a heartless jerk, had no idea that Buddy was even born. Buddy, meanwhile, experiences the delights of New York City (and human culture) as only an elf can. When Walter's relationship with Buddy interferes with his job, he is forced to reevaluate his priorities.

A Christmas Story (1983)

A Christmas StoryDirector: Bob Clark

Starring: Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin

Plot: In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

White Christmas (1954)

White ChristmasDirector: Michael Curtiz

Starring: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney

Plot: Having left the Army following W.W.II, Bob Wallace and Phil Davis team up to become a top song-and-dance act. Davis plays matchmaker and introduces Wallace to a pair of beautiful sisters (Betty and Judy) who also have a song-and-dance act. When Betty and Judy travel to a Vermont lodge to perform a Christmas show, Wallace and Davis follow, only to find their former commander, General Waverly, as the lodge owner. A series of romantic mix-ups ensue as the performers try to help the General.

Bad Santa (2003)

Bad SantaDirector: Terry Zwigoff

Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham

Plot: 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, and the security boss discovers the plot.

Holiday in Handcuffs (2007)

handcraftsDirector: Ron Underwood

Starring:Melissa Joan Hart, Mario Lopez, Timothy Bottoms

Plot: A struggling artist working as waitress kidnaps one of her customers to bring home and meet her parents at Christmas.

Fred Claus (2007)

Fred ClausDirector: David Dobkin

Starring:Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Banks

Plot:Fred Claus, Santa's bitter older brother, is forced to move to the North Pole.

The Holiday (2006)

The HolidayDirector:Nancy Meyers

Starring:Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law

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

Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe (2009)

Santa Baby 2Director: Ron Underwood

Starring: Jenny McCarthy, Mig Macario, Dean McDermott

Plot: Santa's in the midst of a "late-life" crisis--he's tired of the responsibilities of the job and he's ready to let his business-minded daughter, Mary, take over. Mary feels torn between the ...

A Christmas Carol (2009)

A Christmas CarolDirector: Robert Zemeckis

Starring: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth

Plot: 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.

Miracle On 34th Street (1947)

Miracle on 34th StreetDirector: George Seaton

Starring: Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Edmund Gwenn, Natalie Wood, Harry Antrim, Jerome Cowan, William Forrest, Herbert Heyes, Gene Lockhart.

Plot: When Kris Kringle(Edmund Gwenn), a bearded old gent, is locked up in Bellevue as a lunatic a young lawyer John Payne decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real Santa Claus. Based on the novel by Valentine Davies, this timeless classic captures the spirit of Christmas in a beautiful way. 72-year-old Edmund Gwenn won an Oscar for his portrayal of Kringle.

Home Alone (1990)

Home AloneDirector: Chris Columbus

Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O'Hara, John Heard.

Plot: A young boy named Kevin (Macaulay Culkin) is accidentally left behind when his family takes off for a vacation in France over the holiday season. Once he realizes he has been left "home alone," Kevin learns to fend for himself. But his true test comes when he eventually has to protect his house against two bumbling burglars (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) who are planning to rob every house in Kevin's suburban Chicago neighborhood. One of the most highly successful and beloved family comedies of all time.

Home Alone 2 - Lost In New York (1992)

Home Alone 2 - Lost in New YorkDirector: Chris Columbus

Starring: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O'Hara, John Heard.

Plot: A sequel to Home Alone (1990), this film is another laugh riot. Once again Kevin McCallister's (Macaulay Culkin) family leaves him behind. But this time Kevin gets on a flight to New York instead of going with his family to Miami. He rents out a suite at the Plaza Hotel, where, using his father's credit card, he has the time of his life. Though the hotel clerk (Tim Curry) and bellboy (Rob Schneider) eye him with suspicion, Kevin manages to keep them at bay. But when he runs into his old enemies Harry (Joe Pesci) and Marv (Daniel Stern), Kevin has to fight one more battle as he finds out that they plan on robbing the old man's toy store on Christmas Eve. With electric prods, flames of fire, and sundry blunt instruments, Kevin is just eager to fight.

The Bishop's Wife (1947)

The Bishop's WifeDirector: Henry Koster

Starring: Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Monty Woolley, Gladys Cooper, James Gleason.

Plot: When Episcopalian bishop Henry Brougham (David Niven) prays for divine guidance in his efforts to raise the necessary funds for a new cathedral, his prayers are answered. A handsome angel (Cary Grant) arrives, and the lives of both the bishop and his wife Julia are pleasantly altered by the presence of the amiable angel. Adapted from a novel by Robert Nathan, "The Bishop's Wife" remains one of the most beloved of all Christmas films.

Holiday Inn (1942)

Holiday InnDirector: Mark Sandrich

Starring: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Virginia Dale, Marjorie Reynolds, Walter Abel.

Plot: Jim Hardy(Bing Crosby) and Ted Hanover(Fred Astaire) have been vaudeville partners for many years. When Ted breaks away from Jim with the latter's girlfriend, dancer Lila Dixon, Jim decides to retire from the hustle-bustle of big city showbiz. He buys himself a farmhouse in New England and converts it to an inn, which he opens to the public only on major holidays. Things go on well for him until his old partner Ted shows up and sets his sights on Jim's new friend, Linda Mason. A delightful Christmas film, "Holiday Inn" is a must-see for every lover of Christmas movies. It introduced the famous song White Christmas.

A Christmas Carol (1971)

A Christmas CarolDirector: Richard Williams

Starring: Alastair Sim, Michael Hordern, Melvyn Hayes, Joan Sims, Paul Whitsun-Jones

Plot: Based on a story by Charles Dickens, this animated film stays quite faithful to its source and tells about a bitter old miser named Scrooge whose lust for money alienates him from humanity. But he learns compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve and force him to reassess the direction of his life. A holiday classic, the film has been remade several times and is a great hit with the audience. A thrilling holiday movie with a nice message.

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