Top 20 Christmas Movies of All Time

Are you planning to watch a good Christmas movie? Here is a list of top 20 Christmas movies which are all time everyone’s favourites. Hope you will find your favourite movie from this list given below.

1. HOME ALONE (1990)

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This is an American Christmas comedy directed by Chris Columbus. An eight year old boy named Kevin is mistakenly left behind when their family flies to Paris for their Christmas vacation. Initially he relishes being alone at home but soon has to contend with two burglars. Home Alone is a successful film with four sequels. This is an all time favourite movie for many.

2. THE HOLIDAY (2006)

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This is a romantic movie with a slight tone of humour. Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz swap houses for Christmas, both smarting from breakup and conveniently meet Jack Black and Jude Law respectively. This kind of movie you will definitely enjoy during Christmas time!

3.THE REINDEER GAMES (2000)

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If you like thrillers, you should watch this movie once. Crime, thrill, suspense, all are present in this movie. Too complicated to summarize, the plot has Affleck leaving prison and being lured into an amateurish casino heist by Theron, a femme fatale masquerading as a wholesome blue collar girl. Affleck is too lightweight and likeable to convince as a hardened criminal, but Theron shows her claws as the white trash wildcat and, as her violent, psychotic ‘brother’, Sinise adds a nasty edge. There are some enjoyable moments too. You can give this movie a try during Christmas.

4. THE APARTMENT ( 1960)

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“The Apartment” a Christmas movie: though it spans a few months and climaxes memorably on New Year’s Eve, the film makes as great a use of the holidays as anything else here. Billy Wilder’s film, maybe the greatest romantic comedy ever made, stars Jack Lemmon as an ambitious, lonely office drone who lets his higher-ups use his apartment for their extra-marital affairs. The Christmas backdrop elevates the fairy tale feel of the story.

5. BAD SANTA (2003)

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It is a 2003 American Christmas black comedy crime film directed by Terry Zwigoff. A conman dressed up as Santa and his elf partner try to rob a mall. Their motive fails when the conman befriends an eight-year-old boy.

6. THE FAMILY STONE (2005)

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This is a comedy-drama film by Thomas Bezucha. During Christmas holiday the eldest son of the Stone family brings his girlfriend home with the intension of proposing to her with a cherished heirloom ring. Overwhelmed by the hostile reception, she requests her sister to join her, bringing further complications. This is how the movie goes on. To know more you have to watch the film.

7. LOVE ACTUALLY (2003)

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This is a romantic-comedy written and directed by Richard Curtis.  It is a Christmas themed film and the film has different aspects of love as shown through ten different stories which involves a wide variety of individuals who are interlinked as well. This film can definitely be watched during Christmas.

8. THE POLAR EXPRESS (2004)

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It is a 3D animated musical fantasy film. This film is based on the 1985 Children’s book, THE POLAR EXPRESS by Chris Van Allsburg. The Polar Expess is listed in the Guinness World Book of Records in 2006 as the first all-digital capture film.

9. THE SANTA CLAUSE (1994)

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This is a Christmas fantasy family comedy. The story is about an ordinary man, Scott who causes Santa Clause to fall from his roof accidentally on the eve of Christmas. Later Scott learns that he must become the new Santa and convince those he loves that he is indeed Father Christmas.

10. A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS (1965)

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This is animated film mainly for the kids. Charlie Brown sets out to find the true meaning of Christmas. A nice short film which kids will love to watch.

11. A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2009)

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It is an American fantasy film which is based on the famous book by Charles Dickens, A CHRISTMAS CAROL. The film is directed by Robert Zemeckis.

12. CHRISTMAS IN CONNECTICUT (1945)

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This is a romantic comedy film. The story is about a war hero who has dinner with the Martha Stewart-esque Barbara Stanwyck, who actually cannot cook in this holiday farce.

13. THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (1993)

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It tells the story of Jack Skellington, a character from “Halloween Town” who stumbles through a portal to “Christmas Town” and decides to celebrate the holiday, with some dastardly and comical consequences. The film received many positive reviews from critics.

14. MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1994)

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It is no wonder that this film is a much-beloved chestnut. is a 1994 American Christmas fantasy film written and produced by John, and directed by Les Mayfield (the two would reunite for 1997’s Flubber) . You can watch this film during Christmas.

15. IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)

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This is a Christmas fantasy drama film. There is a lesson in this film which says money is not everything which makes you rich.

16. ELF (2003)

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The story is about one of Santa’s elves Ferrell who learns of his true identity as a human and goes to New York City to meet his biological father, spreading Christmas cheer in a world of cynics as he goes. It is a Christmas comedy film.

17. NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION (1989)

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During Christmas the Griswold’s 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 because he is aware that his Christmas bonus is due soon. It is directed by J.M. Chechik.

18. CHRISTMAS WITH THE KRANKS (2004)

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The plot revolves around a couple who decide to skip Christmas one year since their daughter is away, much to the chagrin of their neighbors. However, their plans are changed when their daughter calls them to tell them that she’s coming home for Christmas. It is a comedy film.

19. PRANCER (1989)

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Directed by John Hancock, it is a sweet film of  a 9-year-old girl who discovers a wounded reindeer in the forest and, believing it to be one of Santa’s magical sleigh team, secretly nurses it back to health. The girl takes it upon herself to contact Santa and return the reindeer to him Christmas film.

20. BLACK CHRISTMAS (2006)

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The film takes place several days before Christmas, and tells the story of a group of sorority sisters who are stalked and murdered by the house’s former inhabitants during a winter storm. You can watch this movie in Christmas if you like this genre.

Choose your favourite movie genre and enjoy the film with your dear ones and make your Christmas more special.

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