Christmas can be a very stressful time for many people. Between the shopping, the cooking, and the decorating, there are many things to do this time of year. This is why you should take some time to relax with your family by watching one of these best Christmas movies!
We’ve put together 65 of the best Christmas movies; whether it’s a comedy, drama, or action-adventure film, they will make you happy no matter what type of movie you choose.
Home Alone (1990)
Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old brat, acts out the night before his family’s trip to Paris, and his mother makes him sleep in the attic. After the McCallisters mistakenly depart for the airport without Kevin, he finds an empty home and believes his wish to have no relatives has come true. However, when he learns that two swindlers (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) are planning to rob the McCallister home and that he is the only one who can defend it, his inner courage emerges as he sets out to thwart the crooks’ plans.
The cast includes Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard.
The Great Rupert (1950)
After a long career as a vaudeville comedian and husband and father, Louie Amendola (Jimmy Durante) has been unemployed for months. His family is homeless as Christmas approaches, and his wife and daughter are on the verge of starvation. They discover that Frank Dingle’s (Frank Orth) home is available, but they are uncertain of how they will afford the rent. When a crafty squirrel heaves the cash Frank has been hiding in the ceiling above their home into his hands, things get more complex within the family.
The cast includes Jimmy Durante, Terry Moore, and Steve Rowland.
In European folklore, the Krampus is a horned monster who punishes bad youngsters at Christmas. When dysfunctional family squabbling drives young Max (Emjay Anthony) to lose his Christmas spirit, it’s once again Christmas for the Engel family. Krampus assaults the Engel household, and sister (Stefania LaVie Owen), brother (Emjay Anthony), mother (Toni Collette), and father (Adam Scott) must collaborate to save their family.
The cast includes Adam Scott, Toni Collette, Emjay Anthony, David Koechner, Stefania LaVie Owen, Conchata Ferrell.
The Ice Harvest (2005)
Charlie Arglist (John Cusack) has money that isn’t exactly clean, which he readily steals with the assistance of a partner, Vic (Billy Bob Thornton). The partners go for a high-speed exit with the money on Christmas Eve, but an ice storm forcing them to stay in town causes them to be delayed. Charlie visits the strip club The Shangri-La, where he used to visit his wife, who is now married to Pete (Oliver Platt) and works as a dancer. Charlie goes back to Renata, the strip club owner (Connie Nielsen), and confesses about the money. However, the longer he stays, the worse it gets.
It stars John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, and Oliver Platt, Connie Nielsen.
4 Christmas Evil (1980)
Colorful, lighthearted frights. When his work is met with hypocrisy and cynicism, a toy-maker who enjoys the holidays goes on a Christmas murdering spree when he finds out that Santa is not real. He’s not your typical jolly Santa Claus, but then again, maybe that’s why his story is so captivating.
The cast includes Brandon Maggart, Jeffrey DeMunn, Dianne Hull, Andy Fenwick.
The Insects’ Christmas (1913)
A Father Christmas ornament climbs down from a decorated tree and goes to the forest. There he creates and decorates a Christmas tree for the forest creatures. He then invites all the insects, along with a friendly frog, to come and enjoy the gifts he has prepared and to celebrate Christmas.
The cast includes Charles Stanton Ogle, Arthur V. Johnson, and Jules Cowles.
The Bishop’s Wife (1947)
Dudley (Cary Grant), an angel who claims to be sent by God, appears on Henry Brougham’s (David Niven) doorstep, claiming that he has been commissioned to assist him. Dudley is suspicious, then irritated as he learns that his son has replaced him as Stanley’s assistant and attracted Henry’s long-suffering and kind wife (Loretta Young). When Dudley continues to disrupt Henry’s problems, the bishop decides to test God.
The cast includes Cary Grant, David Niven, Loretta Young, Monty Woolley, and James Gleason.
In this contemporary version of Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol,” Bill Murray plays Bill Cross, a wildly successful television executive who has alienated the love of his life, Claire Phillips (Karen Allen), with his icy ambition and cantankerous disposition. After firing a member of his staff on Christmas Eve, Frank (Nick Offerman) is visited by a series of ghosts who allow him to reconsider his conduct and make amends for his past mistakes.
It stars Bill Murray, Karen Allen, and more.
Ebenezer Scrooge (Albert Finney) is the epitome of a tightwad. He’s wealthy, but he’s totally stingy with his money and exploits Bob Cratchit (David Collings) to do all the tasks for him. However, Scrooge’s fate is sealed on Christmas Eve, when he is visited by the ghost of his old business partner Jacob Marley (Alec Guinness), who informs him that three ghosts will visit him, the Ghosts of Christmas Past (Edith Evans) and Present (Kenneth More).
The cast includes Albert Finney as Ebenezer Scrooge · Alec Guinness as Jacob Marley · Edith Evans as Ghost of Christmas Past · Kenneth More as Ghost of Christmas Present.
The Holiday (2006)
Iris, who has been dumped and dejected, agrees to trade residences with similarly unhappy Californian Amanda for a vacation. Iris arrives in a magnificent Hollywood mansion while Amanda settles into her characteristic English village. Soon enough, both lonely ladies run into local lads that are ideal for a romantic pick-me-up.
It stars Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet, Jude Law, and Jack Black.
The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)
The Lively Bob Hope caper is based on a Damon Runyon tale. When the Lemon Drop Kid accidentally drives away Moose Moran’s girlfriend from a guaranteed win, he is compelled to come up with $10,000 to recompense the furious gangster. Christmas is coming soon, which means that individuals are more inclined to part with cash for the right cause.
It stars Bob Hope, Marilyn Maxwell, and Jane Darwell.
Love Actually (2003)
“Love Actually” is a 2003 romantic comedy. It tells the stories of people in love around Christmas time, including newlyweds who are struggling to deal with intrusive families and their first Christmas together as a married couple; two young men best friends trying to win over the girl they have long loved from afar; an aging rock star dealing with his wife’s absence for six weeks while touring, and a widower who discovers he has five very young pen pals.
It stars Liam Neeson, Hugh Grant, Laura Linney, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson, and more.
Holiday Affair (1949)
Holiday Affair is a story about a single mother (Janet Leigh) and her son who befriends an attractive soldier (Robert Mitchum).
While offering a special discount on Christmas trees, charming seasonal employee Steve Mason (Robert Mitchum) finds blind girl Connie Ennis (Janet Leigh) in a fraudulent shopping scam during the holiday season. When he finds out that Ennis is a war widow and single mother, Mason feels sorry for her and can’t bring himself to turn her in. Mason’s boss reprimands him, and he is promptly let go. Mason befriends Connie, and her young son, Timmy (Gordon Gebert), may jeopardize her plans to marry a vanilla, nice guy like Carl Davis (Wendell Corey). The film takes place in the Christmas season, but it’s really about this woman making amends and finding love and happiness with a better man for Timmy.
It stars Robert Mitchum, Janet Leigh, and Wendell Corey.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
In LA, when Harry Lockhart attempts to flee from the cops after an ill-conceived robbery, he is accidentally taken into a casting for a film role as a detective and invited to a party. He meets Gay Perry, who pushes him to participate in an investigation to develop his character. He also meets gorgeous aspiring actress Harmony Faith Lane, whom he starts dating. Harry is confused about his feelings for Harmony, who reminds him of a past girlfriend that he can’t remember. Meanwhile, Perry makes moves on an old flame and her best friend, suspecting they are involved with one another in the murder of their wealthy employer/mentor (which may be connected to other events), which could also lead to Perry’s best friend being accused of the crime.
It stars Robert Downey Jr., Val Kilmer, Michelle Monaghan, and Corbin Bernsen.
Buddy (Will Ferrell) is a young, unemployed man from the North Pole who was accidentally transported as an infant and raised to adulthood by Santa’s elves. Buddy, unable to shake his sense that he doesn’t belong, travels to New York City in full elf clothing in search of his biological father. Walter Hobbs (James Caan), a big-time financial executive who is too busy to be won over by the idea of a best friend named “Buddy,” until suddenly he needs his son’s help in winning an important client. During his journey, Buddy meets Jovie (Zooey Deschanel), and together they set out to find each other what was lost: father and son.
It stars Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, and Zooey Deschanel.
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
The Muppets perform the Dickensian classic A Christmas Carol, with Kermit the Frog playing Bob Cratchit, a put-upon clerk in Scrooge’s firm (Michael Caine). Other Muppets – Miss Piggy, Gonzo, Fozzie Bear, and Sam The Eagle – interrupt the narrative at various points to deliver messages from the ghosts of Christmases Past, Present, and Yet to Come (Kathy Griffin).
It stars Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson.
Arthur Christmas (2011)
Everyone knows that every last child on the planet receives presents from Santa Claus each Christmas. What everyone doesn’t know is that Santa achieves the task with cutting-edge technology beneath the North Pole. But someone has to save the day when the unthinkable happens, and Santa fails to deliver one youngster among hundreds of millions of children. Arthur (James McAvoy) is Santa’s lovable and clumsy son, who jumps at the chance to save Christmas in his father’s place. Along with a top-secret support crew that includes sexy spy Steve (Bill Nighy), best buddy Bryony (Ashley Jensen) — plus an adorable reindeer named Daisy — Arthur races against time on a wild Christmas Eve mission that has him hopping from one continent to another.
It stars James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent.
Black Christmas (1974)
A group of sorority sisters, including Jess (Olivia Hussey) and the inebriated Barb (Margot Kidder), start receiving lurid, sexually explicit phone calls during winter break. Initially, Barb encourages the caller but stops when he becomes aggressive. Soon afterward, Claire (Lynne Griffin), a friend of Barb’s, jumps naked from her bed after receiving a call. She tries to convince Barb that the caller said he was going to kill them all, but Barb dismisses this as drunken ramblings. Jess’s boyfriend Peter (Keir Dullea) arrives for Christmas break and is met with an icy reception by both Barb and Jess; Claire has told Barb that Peter was unfaithful with Jess.
It stars Margot Kidder, John Saxon, Andrea Martin, and Olivia Hussey.
Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
When Jack Skellington, the beloved Halloween pumpkin king of Halloweentown, becomes weary with his annual routine of terrifying people in “the real world,” he decides to skip town and find new pastimes. When Jack inadvertently enters Christmastown, a colorful and warm environment where all evil has been vanquished, he discovers that life is far more interesting during the Christmas holiday. He befriends a ragtag group of carolers and decides to try his best to bring happiness by taking over Santa’s job for the most joyful time of the year.
It stars Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, William Hickey.
On Christmas Eve, a gadget merchant is searching for a unique present for his son and locates one at a Chinatown shop. The shopkeeper is reluctant to sell him the “mogwai” but does so after giving him the warning not to expose him to bright light, water, or feed him after midnight. All of this takes place, resulting in a gang of gremlins that decide to tear up the town on Christmas.
It stars Zach Galligan as Billy Peltzer, Phoebe Cates as Kate Beringer, Hoyt Axton as Randall “Rand” Peltzer.
Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983)
It’s an all-star Disney cast version of the old, classic Charles Dickens narrative. Uncle Scrooge McDuck is Scrooge, and he’s visited by his dead partner and three spirits one night to enjoy Christmas pleasures. The best thing about this cartoon is that it’s not just for kids. It has all the elements of a great story, especially if you are familiar with A Christmas Carol already – you’ll see many of your favorite characters in action here.
It stars Alan Young, Wayne Allwine, Hal Smith, Will Ryan.
Remember the Night (1940)
New York District Attorney John Sargent (Fred MacMurray) becomes sympathetic to the Christmas season and offers Lee Leander (Barbara Stanwyck), a cute shoplifter, bail, and a ride back to Indiana. Along the route, they encounter a Pennsylvania sheriff, meet each other’s parents, and eventually fall in love. However, John’s courtship of Lee is complicated by her best friend, Helen (Joyce Reynolds), who insists that she has the best interests at heart.
It stars Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Beulah Bondi, Elizabeth Patterson.
Reve De Noel (The Christmas Dream) (1900)
The whole Christmas tale is depicted in this panel. The setting starts with a lavish boudoir in the home of a wealthy man. His children, aided by their governess, are preparing to retire. Before going to bed, they hang up their stockings on the edge of the mattress. The picture changes, and night falls over everything. We are in the children’s bedroom. Santa Claus is creeping towards their beds with his big sack of toys on his back when he hears a noise behind him. He turns around to find that they are awake and eager for Christmas gifts.
Georges Méliès was the director and star of this silent film.
White Christmas (1954)
In rural Vermont, Bob Wallace (Bing Crosby) and Phil Davis (Danny Kaye) join sister act Betty (Rosemary Clooney) and Judy Haynes (Vera-Ellen) for a Christmas performance. Gen. Waverly (Dean Jagger), the boys’ commander in World War II, appears; he explains that his sister is the owner of a quaint inn in Vermont, which will be hosting an important client. The foursome drives up to see it but stops when they realize that their car has a flat tire.
It stars Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen.
Holiday Inn (1942)
Jim (Bing Crosby) and Lila are two members of a performing trio who want to open their country hotel in this Irving Berlin musical. As the curtain falls, Jim (Fred Astaire) prepares to leave town with a shattered heart after Lila (Helen Broderick) claims to have fallen in love with the dancer in the act, Ted (Fred Astaire). After transforming the inn into a live entertainment venue that was open only during holidays, Jim winds up falling for a performer himself, Linda (Marjorie Reynolds).
It stars Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, and Marjorie Reynolds.
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Edward, the gentle creation of a scientist (Vincent Price), is an animated human being. Unfortunately, the scientist dies before he can finish Edward’s construction, but he leaves him with scissor blades instead of hands. Peg, a loving suburban saleswoman, discovers Edward and takes him home, where she falls in love with her daughter Dianne Wiest). However, Edward becomes a social outcast and is tormented by the local children until he accidentally cuts off the town bully’s hands. Eventually, Peg realizes that it is best for everyone if she sends him to live in her greenhouse with his inventor friend (Winona Ryder).
It stars Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, and Vincent Price.
3 Godfathers (1948)
Robert Hightower (John Wayne), Pete Fuerte (Pedro Armendáriz), and the Abilene Kid (Harry Carey Jr.) rob a bank in a tiny Arizona settlement. Barbara Stanwyck, a vapid beauty who believes she can outwit them all, sets off on horses with Buck Sweet (Ward Bond), the indefatigable Sheriff of Abilene. They happen upon a town inhabited only by the women, children, and elderly men of an outlaw gang led by Big Joe (Charles Kemper). The Kid takes Hightower’s wife Mary hostage to ensure safe passage out of town for himself and his partners after they agree to pay Big Joe $500 each. After delivering their money, the three men set out after Mary and the Kid.
The film stars John Wayne as Robert Marmaduke Hightower (aka “Three Godfathers”), Pedro Armendáriz Jr. as Pete Fuerte and Harry Carey Jr. as The Abilene Kid; also appearing is Ward Bond (as Sheriff Buck Sweet), Mildred Natwick (as Mother), and Charles Kemper (as Big Joe).
It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)
Mike O’Connor (Charles Ruggles) is a wealthy business owner who lives in Virginia but maintains a luxury apartment in New York City. Aloysius “Mac” McKeever (Victor Moore), on the other hand, has been staying there. Mac invites Jim (Don DeFore), an unemployed veteran who has just been evicted, to stay with him. When his daughter, Trudy (Gale Storm), appears, Jim falls for her and tries to assist her.
It stars Don DeFore as Jim Bullock, Gale Storm as Trudy O’Connor, Victor Moore as Aloyisius T. McKeever, and Charles Ruggles as Michael J. “Mike” O’Connor.
Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
Jefferson Jones, a war hero who is recovering at a hospital, becomes acquainted with “The Diary of a Housewife” column by Elizabeth Lane (Barbara Stanwyck) while he recovers. Jeff’s nurse makes contact with Alexander Yardley, Elizabeth’s publisher, to arrange for Jeff to spend the holiday at her Connecticut farm with her husband and kid. It is during this get-together that Jeff falls for Elizabeth, causing him to wonder if she’s the woman he thinks her to be.
It stars Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, and Sidney Blackmer.
Peace on Earth (1939)
A tiny squirrel travels from Minnesota to California with his family. The youngster demands information from his grandpa about what happened to all the men. The elderly squirrel informs him that all humans perished in a very long war years ago. After surviving animals formed a new society based on Bible teachings, they began a new generation under constant threat of danger.
It stars the voices of Sara Berner, Mel Blanc, Bernice Hansen.
Comfort and Joy (1984)
In this hilarious Scottish comedy, a radio DJ with personal difficulties is tasked with dealing with far more when he becomes caught up in a bitter, territorial quarrel between two ice cream-selling families.
It stars Bill Paterson, Peter Capaldi, and Clare Grogan.
The lovely, exquisite Carol (Cate Blanchett) is seen browsing the doll displays in a 1950s New York department store by Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara). The two women develop a close friendship that evolves into love with significant ramifications.
It stars Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Jake Lacy, and Kyle Chandler.
Die Hard (1988)
On Christmas Eve, John McClane (Bruce Willis) is traveling to his estranged wife and two daughters in New York City. He goes to a holiday party at the Japanese-owned company where she works with her. However, the celebration is cut short when a band of terrorists seizes control of one of Manhattan’s most exclusive high-rises. McClane’s wife and best friend work in the company’s office.
It stars Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, and Bonnie Bedelia.
Bad Santa (2003)
In this dark comedy, Billy Bob Thornton reprises his role as Willie T. Stokes, a crotchety old man who reunites with his partner (Tony Cox) for a Christmas con once a year. They rip off retail outlets on Christmas Eve dressed as a mall Santa and an elf. However, this time around, Willie is in for a little more than he bargained for. It stars Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, and Bernie Mac.
It stars Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Lauren Graham.
A Christmas Story (1983)
This beloved holiday film is based on the hilarious writings of author and humorist Jean Shepherd, and it follows young Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley) as he spends his days avoiding a bully (Zack Ward) and longing for his ideal Christmas present: a “Red Ryder air rifle.” Ralphie Parker, a young boy who suffers from acute asthma, is forced to miss the most important day of the year due to his chronic condition. Ralphie’s dad (Darren McGavin) frequently clashes with him, but he is comforted by his loving mother (Melinda Dillon).
It stars Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Jean Shepherd (voice).
The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
Alfred Kralik (James Stewart) and Klara Novak (Margaret Sullavan), who work at Matuschek and Company, a general store in Budapest, are constant sparring partners. Klara and Alfred constantly butt heads and disagree on almost everything, despite their mutual love of their respective pen pals, who act as welcome diversions from the daily drudgery of their ordinary lives. Then one day, Alfred realizes who his pen pal Klara is and tries to court her best friend, Mitzi (Teresa Wright).
It stars James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, and Frank Morgan.
A Christmas Carol (1951)
Ebenezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim) is a crotchety Victorian businessman who has no use for Christmas festivities. After grudgingly allowing weak employee Bob Cratchit (Mervyn Johns) to enjoy the holiday with his devoted wife and children, Scrooge is dragged into an awful nightmare. The ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley (Michael Redgrave) warns him to change his ways or face the fate of eternal misery.
Ebenezer Scrooge is played by Alastair Sim, and his wife, Mrs. Dilber, is played by Kathleen Harrison. Mervyn Johns portrays Bob Cratchit; Jacob Marley is performed by Michael Hordern, and Hermione Baddeley plays the governess.
Miracle on 34th Street (1994)
Susan (Mara Wilson) is a six-year-old who, like her mother Dorey (Elizabeth Perkins), is skeptical of the Santa Claus myth. When it comes to finding a Santa for Macy’s to pose with children, Dorey hires Kris Kringle (Richard Attenborough), who claims to be Santa himself. His refusal to admit he is not the real Santa Claus, and his love for Susan in particular, draw the attention of a suspicious psychologist named Dr. Sawyer (David Warner), who decides to have him committed as insane.
It stars Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins, David Warner, and Mara Wilson.
The cops are crawling the streets of Hollywood on Christmas Eve, which is also known as Cinco de Mayo. Kitana Kiki Rodriguez returns as the new leader of Sin-Dee’s household, with her pimp lover not being faithful during her 28 days in prison. So his girlfriend and her closest companion set out to find him and educate him, as well as his recent lover.
Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian, and Mickey O’Hagan are among the cast.
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
George’s life is in ruins; he has so many problems that he may consider suicide – and it’s Christmas! As the angels talk about George, his existence flashes before our eyes. George would have jumped off a bridge had it not been for Clarence, who then takes him to see what his town would’ve looked like if he hadn’t done all the good things he’d done.
Jimmy Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, and Henry Travers are among the cast.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
In this live-action adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ classic children’s tale, the grumpy green Grinch (Jim Carrey) hatches a plot to sabotage Christmas for the happy people of Whoville. The Grinch, unwilling to leave his mountain home, sneaks into town to steal anything holiday-related from the Whos. However, he is soon moved by young Cindy Lou, whose (Taylor Momsen) pure faith in Santa Claus. Despite its PG rating, this film is best suited for families with children ages five and up.
The cast includes Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Kelley, Jeffrey Tambor.
The Santa Clause (1994)
On Christmas Eve, a divorced father named Scott (Tim Allen) has custody of his son. They are teleported to the North Pole after Scott unintentionally kills a man in a Santa suit, where an elf explains that before the next Christmas comes, he must take Santa’s place. He thinks he is dreaming, but over the following months, he gains a lot of weight and grows a white beard.
It stars Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, and Eric Lloyd.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
As the festivities approach, Chevy Chase’s character, Clark Griswold, wants a perfect family Christmas. So he pushes his wife, Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), and children to ensure that everything is in order. However, things go wrong when his hick cousin Eddie (Randy Quaid) and his family come to visit.
It stars Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Randy Quaid, and Juliette Lewis.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Jack Skellington is bored with the same annual routine of scaring people in the “real world” and has become weary using his ability to scare children in Halloweentown. When Jack inadvertently discovers Christmastown, a land full of bright colors and warm emotions, he gets a new lease on life – he schemes to take control of Christmas by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking his place.
The cast includes Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, and William Hickey.
Trading Places (1983)
Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy play Louis Winthorpe III, a wealthy executive, and Billy Ray Valentine, a down-and-out hustler, in this dark comedy. A bet between successful brokers Mortimer (Don Ameche) and Randolph Duke (Ralph Bellamy) is about the subjects of upper-crust versus lower-class. The Duke brothers plan to prove that the upper classes have a sense of humanity and care about those less fortunate by ruining Winthorpe’s life, forcing him into bankruptcy, and then bestowing great wealth upon Valentine as an attempt at rehabilitation.
The cast includes Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy, and Don Ameche.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
Sam the snowman narrates our tale of a misfit-toy island and a young red-nosed reindeer who is shunned from the reindeer games because of his beaming honker and joins forces with Hermey an elf who aspires to be a dentist, and Yukon Cornelius, the prospector. The three set out to seek their dreams, but along the way, they’ll save Christmas for all of us.
The cast includes Burl Ives, Billie Mae Richards, Keenan Wynn, and Red Buttons.
The Year Without Santa Claus (1974)
Mrs. Claus and her elves set out to persuade a weary and disheartened Santa Claus not to skip his Christmas Eve run one year. But, when a weary and dejected Santa considers skipping his Christmas Eve excursion, Mrs. Claus and her assistants rush to intervene.
The cast includes Shirley Booth, Michael Constantine, Joan Gardner, and David Hartman.
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
In the episode, Charlie Brown feels down even though Christmas is approaching. Lucy encourages him to produce a neighborhood Christmas play, but when he tries his best to be taken seriously and appreciated by his peers, he is mocked and ignored.
The cast includes Ann Altieri, Chris Doran, Sally Dryer, Bill Melendez.
The Night Before (2015)
For the previous ten years, lifelong pals Ethan (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Isaac (Seth Rogen), and Chris (Anthony Mackie) have gathered on Christmas Eve to ring in the New Year with a bang. But, as Isaac prepares to become a first-time father, his friends realize that their annual custom is coming to an end. So, to make it as memorable as possible, they decide to go on a road trip and steal millions of dollars in cash that is supposed to be there.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie, and Mindy Kaling are among the cast.
Jingle All the Way (1996)
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Howard Langston, return to the franchise he made his name in is a heartfelt attempt at making things right with his young son, Jamie (Jake Lloyd), and wife, Liz (Rita Wilson). Jamie snatches the final Turbo-Man toy before it is taken by Langston on Christmas Eve. Even though it’s Christmas Eve, the toy is already sold out; he vows to get Jamie the season’s most sought-after toy, Turbo-Man – even if it means breaking into his workplace during business hours. Unfortunately, as Langston searches the shelves, he discovers that no store employee will sell him the toy.
The cast includes Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, and Phil Hartman.
Joyeux Noël (2005)
With the beginning of World War I, Europe is plunged into savagery and barbarism as men are compelled to kill or be killed. Yet, those on the Western Front trenches endure a shift toward peace and goodwill as Christmas approaches, despite all odds. Against all expectations, four odd individuals from opposing sides (Diane Kruger, Benno Furmann, Laurent Lucas, and Guillaume Canet) bond throughout one unforgettable night.
The cast includes Diane Kruger, Natalie Dessay, Benno Fürmann, Rolando Villazón.
A Christmas Tale (2008)
At the family Christmas gathering, steely French matriarch Junon (Catherine Deneuve) asks her children and grandchildren to see if they are qualified to donate bone marrow. This causes significant conflict in the family, especially between Elizabeth (Anne Consigny) and Henri (Mathieu Amalric), who have an estranged relationship already.
The cast includes Catherine Deneuve, Jean-Paul Roussillon, Anne Consigny.
The Polar Express (2009)
The protagonist of this tale is a young boy who, on Christmas Eve, witnesses a mysterious train approaching the North Pole to stop outside his home and is persuaded to board by its conductor. The youngster joins several other youngsters as they set out to visit Santa Claus before Christmas.
The cast includes Daryl Sabara, Michael Jeter, Tom Hanks, Nona Gaye.
Just Friends (2005)
Chris Brander (Ryan Reynolds) is a high school student who has feelings for his best friend, Jamie Palamino (Amy Smart). He finally reveals his feelings to her, but she informs him that she only wants to be friends, and he leaves in disgrace. Chris is a successful record executive and close friend of self-centered pop star Samantha James (Anna Faris), who he helps to recover from a career-destroying drug scandal.
Ryan Reynolds and Amy Smart reprise their roles in the film. Anna Faris, Chris Klein, and Amy Sedaris are among the cast.
A revolutionary student is recruited by a group of young New Yorkers, who use him as a catalyst to change their and his life. In their cocoon of upper-class society, a group of friends meet in a Manhattan apartment to discuss social mobility, Fourier’s socialism, So, to and play bridge – until they are joined by a man with a critical view of their social circle.
The cast includes Carolyn Farina, Edward Clements, Chris Eigeman, Taylor Nichols.
Happiest Season (2020)
When a young lady who plans to propose to her girlfriend at her family’s annual holiday get-together finds out that her partner has yet to disclose his sexuality to his conservative parents, she is furious. Abby (Kristen Stewart) becomes suspicious of the girlfriend she thought she knew after learning that Harper (Mackenzie Davis) has kept their relationship a secret from her family.
Kristen Stewart, Mackenzie Davis, Mary Steenburgen, Victor Garber are among the cast members.
Get Santa (2014)
Christmas is about to be ruined for everyone if Santa Claus does not hurry and fix his sleigh, so he requests assistance from a father and son to round up his reindeer so that he may return home and ensure that Christmas is not ruined for everyone.
The cast includes Jim Broadbent, Rafe Spall, and Warwick Davis.
Kris Kringle’s daughter is full of Christmas joy, but she would rather do something significant like her brother Nick, who will take over for their father, this Christmas. Noelle advises Nick to take a pause and get away when he’s about to cave under the pressure, but when he doesn’t return, Noelle must find her brother and return him in time to save Christmas.
The cast includes Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader, Kathy Bates, and Shirley MacLaine.
A Christmas Prince (2017)
Amber (Rose McIver), a young junior editor, is finally given an assignment of her own, which means she’ll miss Christmas in New York City with her deceased father. She’s been sent abroad to get the inside scoop on dashing playboy Prince Richard (Ben Lamb), who is set to become King of Aldovia after his father’s untimely death.
The cast includes Rose McIver, Ben Lamb, Alice Krige, and Tahirah Sharif.
Jesper (Jason Schwartzman) is sent to a frozen island above the Arctic Circle, where he becomes the postal school’s worst student. He is isolated on a barren island with few resources while his father, played by Kurt Russell, tries to get him back home. When his wins begin to dry up, Claus (voiced by J.K. Simmons), a reclusive carpenter who lives alone in a cabin filled with handmade toys, comes to the rescue. These unusual partnerships bring joy back to Smeerenburg, establishing a new legacy of caring neighbors, mystical lore, and stockings hung by the chimney with care.
The cast includes Jason Schwartzman, J.K. Simmons, Rashida Jones, Will Sasso.
Santa Girl (2019)
Cassie Claus (Jennifer Stone “Wizards of Waverly Place”), the only daughter of Santa Claus, wants to experience the “real world” before she must marry the son of Jack Frost and take over the family business. So Cassie Claus (Jennifer Stone “Wizards of Waverly Place”) and her loyal elf set out for college while her best friend and future brother-in-law, Santa Jr., stays home to keep the North Pole running. However, matters get complicated when a handsome stranger (Kris Polaha “Ringer”) follows Cassie and begins to question her about her famous family’s magical powers — and whether she truly believes in Christmas magic.
The cast includes Barry Bostwick (Santa Claus), Jennifer Stone (Cassie Claus), Devon Werkheiser (Sam), and McKayla Witt (Pep).
The Princess Switch (2018)
At the urging of her sous chef and best friend, Kevin, Stacy takes a spontaneous trip to the lovely area of Belgravia. While preparing for the Royal Christmas Baking Contest, she runs into an identical stranger and an odd request. Before she is duty-bound to marry the Crown Prince of Belgravia, Duchess Margaret Delacourt, she is tasked with a challenge: win the best baker of all time award, and get to keep her shop. Unfortunately for Stacy, this means challenging herself once again against the best in the world.
The cast includes Vanessa Hudgens as Stacy and Sam Palladio as Kevin, with Nick Sagar as the Crown Prince of Belgravia.
Four Christmases (2008)
The parents (Daryl Sabara, Ty Burrell) of divorced siblings Brad (Vince Vaughn) and Kate (Reese Witherspoon), who are spending Christmas Day walking around to four separate family gatherings, attempt to arrange an exotic holiday for themselves. Brad, meanwhile, is counting down the hours till he can flee the crowd of his smothering mother, who tends to cry when she hugs people.
Their best-laid plans are turned upside down when they learn that Kate is pregnant and the father of her baby wants to be part of Christmas too. The parents find themselves in an awkward position as Brad’s mom decides it might be best if he stays with her, while the best-laid plans of Kate’s dad begin to unravel.
The cast includes Vince Vaughn, Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek.
Bad Moms 2 (2017)
Underappreciated and overburdened moms Amy, Kiki, and Carla rebel against the Super Bowl for Moms: Christmas’ challenges and demands. They’ll have to do it while hosting and entertaining their own mothers when they come to visit, as if creating the ideal holiday weren’t difficult enough.
The cast includes Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Christine Baranski.
Let It Snow (2019)
On Christmas Eve, a terrible snowstorm strikes a little Midwestern town, bringing together a group of high school students. Their friendships and love lives collided quickly, and on Christmas morning, nothing would be the same.
The cast includes Isabela Merced, Shameik Moore, Odeya Rush, Liv Hewson, Mitchell Hope, Kiernan Shipka, Matthew Noszka, and Jacob Batalon.