Christmas/Holidays 2016

by bertramsharp | created - 20 Nov 2016 | updated - 26 Dec 2016 | Public

This is a list of all the Christmas/Holiday themed programs, movies, shorts, etc. that I have watched in 2016. This list includes Thanksgiving, New Year, and even some things that are winter themed. My holiday season is quite long, and runs from November 1st through January 6th, the Epiphany. This list will be finalized on January 7th.

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1. 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: 272,890 | Gross: $75.08M

2. Holiday Inn (1942)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale

Votes: 11,879 | Gross: $8.18M

3. White Christmas (1954)

Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

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: 28,654 | Gross: $30.00M

4. Krampus (I) (2015)

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

49 Metascore

A boy who has a bad Christmas ends up accidentally summoning a festive demon to his family home.

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

Votes: 56,473 | Gross: $42.59M

5. The Goldbergs (2013– )
Episode: Ho-ly K.I.T.T. (2016)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

Adam gets between Murray and Marvin when they go without him to the Philadelphia Thanksgiving Day parade to see K.I.T.T. from "Knight Rider" in person.

Director: Lea Thompson | Stars: Wendi McLendon-Covey, Sean Giambrone, Troy Gentile, Hayley Orrantia

Votes: 209

6. A Pink Christmas (1978 TV Short)

30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The Pink Panther employs various strategies in an effort to get himself a big holiday dinner.

Director: Bill Perez

Votes: 276

7. Go (1999)

R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime

72 Metascore

Go! tells the story of the events after a drug deal, told from three different points of view.

Director: Doug Liman | Stars: Sarah Polley, Jay Mohr, Scott Wolf, Taye Diggs

Votes: 64,772 | Gross: $16.84M

8. Disney Parks Unforgettable Christmas Celebration (2015 TV Movie)

85 min | Family

The 2015 Disney Parks Christmas Parade Special with musical performances, interviews, and parades.

Directors: Gary Halvorson, Brian Cavallaro, Neil Mandt | Stars: Dove Cameron, Sofia Carson, Jason Derulo, Jon Favreau

9. Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997–2003)
Episode: Pangs (1999)

TV-PG | 43 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

On Thanksgiving, Buffy encounters the spirit of a Native American warrior whose people were wiped out by settlers.

Director: Michael Lange | Stars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Alyson Hannigan, James Marsters

Votes: 2,451

10. A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving (1973 TV Special)

Not Rated | 30 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Peppermint Patty invites herself and her friends over to Charlie Brown's for Thanksgiving, and with Linus, Snoopy, and Woodstock, he attempts to throw together a Thanksgiving dinner.

Directors: Bill Melendez, Phil Roman | Stars: Todd Barbee, Robin Kohn, Stephen Shea, Hilary Momberger-Powers

Votes: 7,865

11. Saturday Night Live Christmas (1999 Video)

65 min | Comedy

SNL compilation holiday collection of skits spanning the years from the original cast of the mid seventies up to the nineties.

Directors: Beth McCarthy-Miller, Paul Miller, Dave Wilson, James Signorelli | Stars: Dan Aykroyd, Alec Baldwin, John Belushi, Candice Bergen

Votes: 282

12. Modern Family (2009– )
Episode: Thanksgiving Jamboree (2016)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy, Romance

Cameron spares no expense for his Thanksgiving jamboree; Hayley tells Phil she'd rather spend the holiday with her new boyfriend; Jay works to keep his blood pressure down; Alex and Dwight get closer.

Director: Steven Levitan | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Sofía Vergara, Julie Bowen, Ty Burrell

Votes: 811

13. Saturday Night Live: Thanksgiving Special (2014 TV Special)

TV-14 | 120 min | Comedy

Memorable Thanksgiving- and family-themed sketches include Adam Sandler's Turkey Song, Ed Grimley's Thanksgiving and Dysfunctional Family Dinner.

Directors: Don Roy King, Matt and Oz, Beth McCarthy-Miller, Chris McCumber, James Signorelli, Rhys Thomas, Dave Wilson | Stars: Fred Armisen, Edward Asner, Dan Aykroyd, Vanessa Bayer

Votes: 22

14. 90th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (2016 TV Special)

180 min | Family, Music

NBC celebrates the 90th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with a look back at America's most beloved procession. Every year, dazzling balloons, awe-inspiring floats and amazing ... See full summary »

Director: Ron de Moraes | Stars: Dove Cameron, Olivia Chun, Gail Golden, Savannah Guthrie

Votes: 5

15. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966 TV Short)

Not Rated | 26 min | Animation, Short, 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: 41,403

16. How Murray Saved Christmas (2014 TV Special)

TV-G | 42 min | Animation, Short, Adventure

One-hour animated special surrounding a surly deli owner Murray Weiner, who is forced to step into Santa's shoes for one Christmas and bumbles his way into doing a great job.

Director: Peter Avanzino | Stars: Jason Alexander, Sean Hayes, Dennis Haysbert, Nick Jameson

Votes: 393

17. Superstore (2015– )
Episode: Seasonal Help (2016)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy

Glenn hires Amy's husband, Adam, for extra help during the holidays; Jonah and Garrett grow frustrated with the seasonal temps; Glen looks for the perfect store Santa.

Director: Geeta Patel | Stars: America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn

Votes: 305

18. Superstore (2015– )
Episode: Black Friday (2016)

TV-PG | 21 min | Comedy

The staff comes down with food poisoning; Jonah documents the day with home video; Glenn's disposition changes; Mateo and Cheyenne discover a lucrative Black Friday side business.

Director: Victor Nelli Jr. | Stars: America Ferrera, Ben Feldman, Lauren Ash, Colton Dunn

Votes: 345

19. South Park (1997– )
Episode: Starvin' Marvin (1997)

TV-MA | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

The boys sponsor a starving Ethiopian child, only to have him show up on their doorstep.

Director: Trey Parker | Stars: Mary Kay Bergman, Jennifer Howell, Jesse Brant Howell, Trey Parker

Votes: 2,157

20. The Brady Bunch (1969–1974)
Episode: The Voice of Christmas (1969)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Family

Carol has laryngitis and will not be able to sing at church on Christmas Day, but a department store Santa Claus promises Cindy that she will get her voice back in time.

Director: Oscar Rudolph | Stars: Robert Reed, Florence Henderson, Ann B. Davis, Maureen McCormick

Votes: 152

21. Happy Days (1974–1984)
Episode: Guess Who's Coming to Christmas (1974)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family, Music

The Cunningham family Christmas is all set but Richie finds out Fonzie (despite being popular) is alone this holiday. So, Richie decides to ask his folks to let him join them ...but will his folks or Fonzie accept?

Director: Frank Buxton | Stars: Ron Howard, Marion Ross, Anson Williams, Henry Winkler

Votes: 161

22. Arctic Antics (1930)

7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A collection of arctic animals (seals, walruses, polar bears, penguins) float by on ice floes and on shore, performing various musical numbers.

Director: Ub Iwerks

Votes: 230

23. Midnight in a Toy Shop (1930)

7 min | Musical, Family, Animation

A spider sneaks in to a toy store and sees the toys come to life as he plays a tune on the toy piano and record player.

Director: Wilfred Jackson

Votes: 244

24. Winter (1930)

7 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

In the last of the Silly Symphonies season cycle, bears hibernate (or try to), raccoons sneeze, moose swim, and pretty much everyone ice skates. Everyone gathers around the groundhog to see what happens.

Director: Burt Gillett

Votes: 241

25. Mickey's Orphans (1931)

Approved | 7 min | Family, Comedy, Animation

At Christmastime, Mickey Mouse, Minnie and Pluto are beset by an enormous litter of bratty orphan cats.

Director: Burt Gillett | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner

Votes: 596

26. Santa's Workshop (1932)

7 min | Animation, Family, Short

Santa's little helpers must hurry to finish the toys before Christmas Day.

Director: Wilfred Jackson | Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Allan Watson

Votes: 1,368

27. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Romance

A food writer who has lied about being the perfect housewife must try to cover her deception when her boss and a returning war hero invite themselves to her home for a traditional family Christmas.

Director: Peter Godfrey | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Sydney Greenstreet, Reginald Gardiner

Votes: 6,987

28. Loews Christmas Greeting (The Hardy Family) (1939)

3 min | Short

Andy Hardy and the rest of the Hardy family wake up Christmas morning to gifts and give a holiday greeting to viewers.

Director: George Sidney | Stars: Sara Haden, Fay Holden, Cecilia Parker, Mickey Rooney

Votes: 64

29. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

R | 79 min | Horror, Thriller

31 Metascore

Little Billy witness his parents getting killed by Santa after being warned by his senile grandpa that Santa punishes those who are naughty. Now Billy is 18, and out of the orphanage, and he has just become Santa, himself.

Director: Charles E. Sellier Jr. | Stars: Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero, Robert Brian Wilson

Votes: 12,284 | Gross: $2.49M

30. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: The Nightmare After Krustmas (2016)

TV-PG | 22 min | Animation, Comedy

Krusty and his daughter spend Christmas with the Simpsons; Reverend Lovejoy seeks converts to boost attendance at church; A Christmas toy scares Maggie.

Director: Rob Oliver | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 521

31. The Office (2005–2013)
Episode: A Benihana Christmas (2006)

TV-14 | 42 min | Comedy

Trouble among the members of the party planning committee results with the office having two competing Christmas parties, but Michael isn't interested in celebrating because he has just broken up with his girlfriend.

Director: Harold Ramis | Stars: Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

Votes: 2,729

32. The Office (2005–2013)
Episode: Moroccan Christmas (2008)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Phyllis blackmails Angela into doing the work for the Christmas party, which Michael turns into an intervention after Meredith gets drunk and sets her hair on fire. Meanwhile, Dwight corners the market on a popular Christmas gift.

Director: Paul Feig | Stars: Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

Votes: 2,125

33. The Office (2005–2013)
Episode: Secret Santa (2009)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Michael gets upset when Jim promises Phyllis that she can be the office Santa, but the office Christmas party may be overshadowed by some bad news from David Wallace.

Director: Randall Einhorn | Stars: Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, John Krasinski, Jenna Fischer

Votes: 1,998

34. Arrested Development (2003– )
Episode: Afternoon Delight (2004)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy

While Buster looks for ways to get out of serving in Iraq, Lindsay's quest to score a date at the Bluth Company Christmas party backfires after Gob's sexual harassment speech. Michael and ... See full summary »

Director: Jason Bateman | Stars: Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, Will Arnett, Michael Cera

Votes: 1,946

35. Grounded for Life (2001–2005)
Episode: I Saw Daddy Hitting Santa Claus (2001)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Henry is upset because Santa won't be coming. Why? Sean got into a fight with Santa. Why? Something to do with Sean not wanting to buy Henry a certain toy. Why? Something to do with Sean's childhood.

Director: John Blanchard | Stars: Donal Logue, Megyn Price, Kevin Corrigan, Lynsey Bartilson

Votes: 58

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

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

A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them.

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

Votes: 23,392

37. My Name Is Earl (2005–2009)
Episode: White Lie Christmas (2005)

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy

Joy convinces Earl to pretend that they're still married while her parents visit for Christmas. But Earl discovers that Joy's mom is hiding an even bigger lie.

Director: Marc Buckland | Stars: Jason Lee, Ethan Suplee, Jaime Pressly, Nadine Velazquez

Votes: 513

38. NewsRadio (1995–1999)
Episode: Christmas (1996)

23 min | Comedy, Romance

All the staff wants to leave early for Christmas, which delays Lisa's meeting Dave's parents in Wisconsin. Matthew helps Mr. James pick gifts for his rich friends. Bill has Beth record a commercial with him.

Director: Patrick Maloney | Stars: Dave Foley, Stephen Root, Andy Dick, Maura Tierney

Votes: 97

39. Prep & Landing (2009 TV Short)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Wayne gets a new rookie partner, Lanny, after his previous partner got the promotion he wanted. Lanny has to remind Wayne of the Spirit of Christmas and the importance of being an elf in Santa's Prep and Landing elite unit.

Directors: Kevin Deters, Stevie Wermers | Stars: Dave Foley, Sarah Chalke, Mason Vale Cotton, David DeLuise

Votes: 2,357

40. Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice (2011 TV Short)

TV-G | 22 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Lanny and Wayne race to recover classified North Pole technology.

Directors: Kevin Deters, Stevie Wermers | Stars: Dave Foley, Derek Richardson, Sarah Chalke, Rob Riggle

Votes: 1,235

41. Prep & Landing Stocking Stuffer: Operation: Secret Santa (2010 TV Short)

PG | 7 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

Wayne and Lanny now partners, are called by Magee to meet with a secret contact Mrs. Claus who sends them on a new mission to retrieve a box from Santas secret workshop.

Directors: Kevin Deters, Stevie Wermers | Stars: Betty White, Dave Foley, Derek Richardson, Sarah Chalke

Votes: 1,324

42. Prep & Landing: Tiny's Big Adventure (2011 Video)

1 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

A short film in Tiny, Magee's assistant, destroys the break room while attempting to make a pot of coffee.

Directors: Kevin Deters, Stevie Wermers | Star: Sarah Chalke

Votes: 103

43. Black Christmas (1974)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon

Votes: 28,496 | Gross: $4.05M

44. Jack Frost (1997 Video)

R | 89 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

After an accident that left murderer Jack Frost dead in genetic material the vengeful killer returns as a murderous snowman to exact his revenge on the man who sent him to be executed

Director: Michael Cooney | Stars: Scott MacDonald, Christopher Allport, Stephen Mendel, F. William Parker

Votes: 7,137

45. Elf (2003)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

64 Metascore

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.

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

Votes: 194,234 | Gross: $173.40M

46. 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: 135,576 | Gross: $71.32M

47. Bob Hope's Bag Full of Christmas Memories (1993 TV Special)

120 min | Comedy

Show Biz Legend Bob Hope and his lovely wife Dolores welcome Loni Anderson, Barbara Eden, Joey Lawrence, Ed Marinaro and The Judds (Wynonna and Naomi) into their home for a warm, home-style... See full summary »

Director: Sid Smith | Stars: Bob Hope, Dolores Hope, John Harlan, Loni Anderson

Votes: 33

48. Frosty the Snowman (1969 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, 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: 13,649

49. The Little Drummer Boy (1968 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Drama, Family