Christmas Movies

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1. The Snowman (1982 TV Short)

G | 26 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

On Christmas Eve, a young boy builds a snowman that comes to life and takes him to the North Pole to meet Father Christmas.

Directors: Jimmy T. Murakami, Dianne Jackson | Stars: David Bowie, Raymond Briggs, Mel Smith

Votes: 11,833

2. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

88 Metascore

When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.

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

Votes: 38,405 | Gross: $2.65M

3. Miracle on 34th Street (1959 TV Movie)

PG | 60 min | Drama

In this charming TV adaptation of the 1947 film classic, a kindly old gentleman (Thomas Mitchell) working as a Macy's department store Santa causes a commotion when he claims to be the real... See full summary »

Director: William Corrigan | Stars: Ed Wynn, Peter Lind Hayes, Mary Healy, Orson Bean

Votes: 68

4. Miracle on 34th Street (1973 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

A department store Santa tries to convince a little girl who doesn't believe in Santa Claus that he is Santa Claus, and winds up going on trial to prove who he is.

Director: Fielder Cook | Stars: Sebastian Cabot, Jane Alexander, David Hartman, Suzanne Davidson

Votes: 491

5. 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: 30,055 | Gross: $17.19M

6. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

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: 374,621

7. A Christmas Carol (1951)

TV-PG | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy

Old bitter miser Ebenezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim) is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.

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

Votes: 19,000

8. Christmas Carol (1978 TV Movie)

55 min | Comedy, Fantasy

In this one-man show starring Rich Little, Ebeneezer Scrooge (played by Rich as W.C. Fields) hates Christmas, and it's up to the Ghosts of Christmas Past (played by Rich as Humphrey Bogart)... See full summary »

Director: Trevor Evans | Star: Rich Little

Votes: 262

9. Christmas Carol (1984 TV Movie)

Drama, Fantasy

On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was in his lifetime as mean and miserly as Scrooge ... See full summary »

Director: Pierre Boutron | Stars: Michel Bouquet, Pierre Clémenti, Georges Wilson, Lisette Malidor

Votes: 81

10. A Christmas Carol (1984 TV Movie)

PG | 100 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

An old bitter miser who rationalizes his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three spirits visit him on Christmas Eve.

Director: Clive Donner | Stars: George C. Scott, Frank Finlay, Angela Pleasence, Edward Woodward

Votes: 11,593

11. 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, The Great Gonzo, Steve Whitmire

Votes: 45,476 | Gross: $27.28M

12. A Christmas Carol (1999 TV Movie)

PG | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy

An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.

Director: David Hugh Jones | Stars: Patrick Stewart, Richard E. Grant, Joel Grey, Ian McNeice

Votes: 7,901

13. A Christmas Carol (2001)

PG | 77 min | Animation, Family

Old bitter miser Ebenezer Scrooge (Simon Callow) who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.

Director: Jimmy T. Murakami | Stars: Simon Callow, Kate Winslet, Nicolas Cage, Jane Horrocks

Votes: 1,642

14. 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: 95,981 | Gross: $137.86M

15. A Christmas Carol (V)

Animation, Drama | Post-production

A radical retelling of the holiday classic that starts with a Victorian performance of the Charles Dickens tale before diving into the imagination of one of the children in the audience, taking the story to a darker fantasy realm.

Directors: David Morris, Jacqui Morris | Stars: Andy Serkis, Carey Mulligan, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya

16. 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: 47,981 | Gross: $46.46M

17. 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: 277,944 | Gross: $75.08M

18. The 12 Disasters of Christmas (2012 TV Movie)

R | 90 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

It's Christmas Eve when an ominous dark star appears in the sky; could this star be a sign that Judgment Day is near? When massive earthquakes and natural disasters tear apart cities, it ... See full summary »

Director: Steven R. Monroe | Stars: Ed Quinn, Magda Apanowicz, Holly Elissa, Roark Critchlow

Votes: 932

19. Guess Who's Coming for Christmas? (1990 TV Movie)

95 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

The visitor that you might expect for Christmas is not who shows up in this film. Instead, a mysterious stranger (Bridges) befriends a small-town eccentric (Mulligan) and confides in him ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Schneider | Stars: Richard Mulligan, Beau Bridges, Barbara Barrie, Paul Dooley

Votes: 82

20. Guess Who's Coming to Christmas (2013 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

To repair his tarnished image, a jaded rock star publicly decides to fulfill a child's "Dear Santa" Christmas wish. After reluctantly agreeing to spend the holidays in a small town and ... See full summary »

Director: Kristoffer Tabori | Stars: Drew Lachey, MacKenzie Porter, Ellie Harvie, Peter LaCroix

Votes: 462

21. He-Man and She-Ra: A Christmas Special (1985 TV Movie)

PG | 51 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

He-Man and She-Ra join together to stop Horde Prime from ruining Christmas for some Earth children stranded on Eternia.

Directors: Bill Reed, Ernie Schmidt | Stars: John Erwin, Alan Oppenheimer, Linda Gary, Lana Beeson

Votes: 1,173

23. Christmas Ape (2004)

88 min | Animation, Adventure, Fantasy

Tells the story of three young scientists who seek fame, fortune and glory. As luck would have it, the opportunity arises when a hybrid nuclear primate falls into their lap and hilarity ensues.

Directors: Scott A. Cornell, Jonathan R. Miller, Luke J. Ogrodnik | Stars: Jonathan R. Miller, Scott A. Cornell, Luke J. Ogrodnik, Canyonmaro

24. Ein Weihnachtslied in Prosa (1955 TV Movie)

Family

On Christmas Eve, an old miser named Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by the spirit of his former partner, Jacob Marley. The deceased partner was in his lifetime as mean and miserly as Scrooge ... See full summary »

Director: Wilm ten Haaf | Stars: Harald Mannl, Walter Kiaulehn, Fritz Rasp, Willem Holsboer

Votes: 7

25. Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018)

PG | 85 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

51 Metascore

A grumpy Grinch (Benedict Cumberbatch) plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville.

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

Votes: 41,858 | Gross: $270.62M

26. En Kim-Jong Jul (2016)

Short, Action

Kim Jong-Un deeply regrets banning Christmas presents in North-Korea, and thus the celebration of Kim Jong-Christmas will turn out quite miserable. Luckily for him, he has an emergency plan... See full summary »

Directors: Simen Westgaard, Petter Gundersen Barhaugen | Stars: Markus Lysgaard, Simen Westgaard, Peter Nes, Erlend Husbyn

Votes: 5

27. Home: For the Holidays (2017 TV Short)

TV-Y7 | 45 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

Oh takes it upon himself to introduce Christmas joy to his fellow Boovs. Unfortunately, his well-meaning mission nearly destroys the city.

Director: Blake Lemons | Stars: Kelly Clarkson, Ryan Crego, Rachel Crow, Kelly Donohue

Votes: 98

28. The Christmas Ballad (2016)

9 min | Animation, Short, Fantasy

In a city destroyed by war, a boy collects broken toys to replace his friends and family. One day he finds a Christmas gift and runs away. Based on the last script by Bretislav Pojar.

Director: Michal Zabka



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