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Christmas Movies

Christmas movies are an all-time favorite of people worldwide. It lightens and enraptures our souls with happiness. Our hearts leap in joy during this festive season, celebrating love, feeling grateful, finding hope, and being involved in charity, redeeming the lost moments in the year. Thus, Christmas is something beyond a festival. It’s the jubilation of birth and life. So, let’s procreate it with visual treats from movies. 

Here, we have brought down the best Christmas movies to make your December worth cherishing every time of the year! So be ready with your popcorn and blankets to glide on snow and sled with time. Rudolph, Santa, Frosty, and others are waiting to charm you. Roll on!!

Best Christmas Movies 2023

 

1. Candy Cane Lane (2023)

Candy Cane Lane is a heartwarming holiday movie that follows the story of a woman who returns to her hometown and rediscovers the magic of Christmas, thanks to the charming neighborhood’s festive decorations and traditions. As she helps save the local candy cane factory, she also finds love and reconnects with her past. This feel-good film captures the spirit of Christmas and the power of community.

Director: Reginald Hudlin
Language: English
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Main Cast:

  • Eddie Murphy
  • Tracee Ellis Ross
  • Jillian Bell
  • Thaddeus J. Mixson

IMDB Rating: 5.6
Running Time: 117 minutes
Movie Trailer: Candy Cane Lane (2023)

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2. Best Christmas Ever! (2023)

Best Christmas Ever depicts the life of a group of friends who come together to make their Christmas celebration unforgettable. With humor, love, and festive spirit, they navigate unexpected challenges and create lasting memories, ultimately discovering the true meaning of Christmas. This feel-good film is filled with laughter, joy, and the significance of cherishing moments with loved ones during the holiday season.

Director: Mary Lambert
Language: English
Genre: Romance, Adventure, Comedy
Main Cast:

  • Heather Graham
  • Brandy Norwood
  • Matt Cedeño
  • Jason Biggs

IMDB Rating: 4.4
Running Time: 82 minutes
Movie Trailer: Best Christmas Ever! (2023)

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3. Dashing Through the Snow (2023)

Dashing Through the Snow is a Christmas-themed romantic comedy film that follows two strangers, Ashley and Dash, who share a car ride from San Francisco to Seattle for the holidays. Along the way, they face various challenges and unexpected adventures, leading to a heartwarming and romantic connection as they discover the true meaning of Christmas and love. This feel-good movie is filled with humor and holiday spirit.

Director: Tim Story
Language: English
Genre: Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy
Main Cast:

  • Lil Rel Howery
  • Chris “Ludacris” Bridges
  • Teyonah Parris
  • Oscar Nunez

IMDB Rating: 5.6
Running Time: 92 minutes
Movie Trailer: Dashing Through the Snow (2023)

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4. Genie (2023)

Genie is an American Christmas fantasy comedy movie where Bernard and his life unravel around him just in time for Christmas; he dusts off an antique jewelry box that happens to contain trapped genie Flora, who might just be able to help him.

Director: Sam Boyd
Language: English
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy
Main Cast:

  • Melissa McCarthy
  • Paapa Essiedu
  • Denée Benton
  • Marc Maron

IMDB Rating: 5.9
Running Time: 93 minutes
Movie Trailer: Genie (2023)

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5. Family Switch (2023)

Family Switch is an American comedy movie where family members switch their bodies with each other during a rare planetary alignment, and their hilarious travel to find their way back to normal will bring them closer together than they ever thought possible.

Director: Joseph McGinty Nichol (McG)
Language: English
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy
Main Cast:

  • Jennifer Garner
  • Ed Helms
  • Emma Myers
  • Brady Noon

IMDB Rating: 5.6
Running Time: 106 minutes
Movie Trailer: Family Switch (2023) 

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6. The Bad Guys: A very Bad Holiday (2023)

The Bad Guys: A Very Bad Holiday is an animated movie based on the popular children’s book series. It follows a group of reformed villains as they attempt to save Christmas by taking on a new mission. With humor and heart, they strive to prove they can be good guys.

Director: Pierre Perifel
Language: English
Genre: Action, Adventure, Animation
Main Cast:

  • Sam Rockwell
  • Awkwafina
  • Marc Maron

IMDB Rating: 6.8
Running Time: 120 minutes
Movie Trailer: The Bad Guys: A Very Bad Holiday (2023)

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7. The Velveteen Rabbit (2023)

The Velveteen Rabbit is an animated film based on the classic children’s book. It tells the story of a toy rabbit’s journey to become real through the love and imagination of a young boy. The movie explores themes of friendship, the power of belief, and the magic of childhood.

Director: Jennifer Perrott, Rick Thiele
Language: English
Genre: Action, Animation, Fantasy
Main Cast:

  • Phoenix Laroche
  • Alex Lawther
  • Helena Bonham Carter
  • Nicola Coughlan

IMDB Rating: 6.8
Running Time: 44 minutes
Movie Trailer: The Velveteen Rabbit (2023)

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8. Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever (2023)

The movie ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Cabin Fever’, is a Christmas-themed movie adaptation of the popular book series. It follows the misadventures of Greg Heffley as he gets into humorous and chaotic situations during the holiday season. With a blend of comedy and family dynamics, it’s a fun and relatable holiday film for all ages.

Director: Luke Cormican
Language: English
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Main Cast:

  • Wesley Kimmel
  • Spencer Howell
  • Erica Cerra
  • Hunter Dillon

IMDB Rating: 5.9
Running Time: 62 minutes
Movie Trailer: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Christmas: Cabin Fever (2023)

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9. Merry Little Batman (2023)

When the retired Batman is suddenly called away on a mission on Christmas Eve, his eight-year-old son is eager to take on the mantle of the Bat himself. But Damian soon discovers himself surrounded by Batman’s now-geriatric cadre of rogues, coming out of the woodwork to rob Gotham City’s Christmas.

Director: Mike Roth
Language: English
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Action
Main Cast:

  • Yonas Kibreab
  • Luke Wilson
  • James Cromwell
  • David Hornsby

IMDB Rating: 6.4
Running Time: 96 minutes
Movie Trailer: Merry Little Batman (2023)

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10. Your Christmas or Mine 2 (2023)

Your Christmas or Mine 2 is a holiday-themed sequel pulling on an old faithful Christmas jumper. There’s the warm understanding of the cast with some bright festive embellishment, but like its predecessor, it’s predictable and cliched. The families of James and his girlfriend Hayley plan to go skiing together for Christmas, but due to a mix-up, each ends up in the other’s accommodation in opposite areas of the valley. 

Director: Jim O’Hanlon
Language: English
Genre: Comedy
Main Cast:

  • Asa Butterfield
  • Cora Kirk
  • Daniel Mays
  • Angela Griffin

IMDB Rating: 6.4
Running Time: 95 minutes
Movie Trailer: Your Christmas or Mine 2 (2023)

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11. How the Gringo Stole Christmas (2023)

How the Gringo Stole Christmas is a holiday flick packed with enough sarcastic lines of comedic dialogue to keep you chuckling throughout. The film talks about an older, grumpy, stuck-in-his-ways father who’s forced to change after the arrival of his daughter’s non-Hispanic boyfriend- an uninvited GRINGO.

Director: Angel Gracia
Language: English
Genre: Comedy
Main Cast:

  • Emily Tosta
  • Mariana Treviño
  • Jack Kilmer
  • George Lopez

IMDB Rating: 3.3
Running Time: 81 minutes
Movie Trailer: How the Gringo Stole Christmas (2023)

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12. The Shepherd (2023)

On Xmas Eve, a young fighter pilot on his way home finds himself in trouble when his radio and electric power cut out, leaving him stranded and running on limited fuel. Just when it appears his fate is about to run out, a mysterious good Samaritan guides him to safety.

Director: Iain Softley
Language: English
Genre: Thriller, Drama, Fantasy
Main Cast:

  • Ben Radcliffe
  • Steven Mackintosh
  • John Travolta

IMDB Rating: 6.2
Running Time: 38 minutes
Movie Trailer: The Shepherd (2023)

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13. Love at First Sight (2023)

Love at First Sight is an American romantic comedy that depicts the love life of Hadley and Oliver, where they lose each other at customs, and the possibility of meeting each other ever again seems improbable. Still, destiny may have a way of changing the odds.

Director: Vanessa Caswill
Language: English
Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy
Main Cast:

  • Haley Lu Richardson
  • Ben Hardy
  • Jameela Jamil
  • Rob Delaney

IMDB Rating: 6.8
Running Time: 91 minutes
Movie Trailer: Love at First Sight (2023)

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Must Watch Christmas Movies

1. The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (2022)

The guardians of the galaxy

To make Christmas memorable for Quill, the Guardians are on a mission to Earth to get the best gift for him. The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special prepares you for a Chris gift. Get them!

Director: James Gunn
Language: English
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Main Cast:

  • Luke Klein (Voice)
  • Sean Gunn
  • Michael Rooker (Voice)
  • Pom Klementieff

IMDB Rating: 6.9
Running Time: 42 minutes
Movie Trailer: The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special (2022)
Streaming Platform: Disney+Hotstar

2. Falling For Christmas (2022)

Falling for christmas

With Christmas nearing, young and newly engaged Sierra encounters a skiing accident. Rescued from it, she suffers from amnesia and is taken care of by a handsome lodge owner and his beloved daughter.

Director: Janeen Damian
Language: English
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Main Cast:

  • Lindsay Lohan
  • Chord Overstreet
  • George Young
  • Olivia Perez

IMDB Rating: 5.2
Running Time: 93 minutes
Movie Trailer: Falling For Christmas (2022)
Streaming Platform: Netflix

3. Spirited (2022)

Spirited

Charles Dickens’s  A Christmas Carol is a musical adaptation. Spirited portrays the magical journey of a stingy cynic and his realization after that. 

Director: Sean Anders
Language: English
Genre: Comedy, Family, Musical
Main Cast:

  • Will Ferrell
  • Ryan Reynolds
  • Octavia Spencer
  • Patrick Page

IMDB Rating: 6.6
Running Time: 127 minutes
Movie Trailer: Spirited (2022)
Streaming Platform: Apple TV

4. The Noel Diary (2022)

The Noel Diary

Jacob returns home on Christmas to settle his alienated mother’s property. After reaching there, he finds a diary narrating the strange events of his past and an attractive young lady on her way to a bizarre journey.

Director: Charles Shyer
Language: English
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Main Cast:

  • Justin Hartley
  • Bonnie Bedelia
  • Barrett Doss
  • James Remar

IMDB Rating: 6.1
Running Time: 99 minutes
Movie Trailer: The Noel Diary (2022)
Streaming Platform: The Noel Diary (2022)

 

5. Spencer (2021)

During the Christmas holidays, Diana Spencer stumbles with mental illness when living with the Royal family at Sandringham estate in Norfolk, England. Finally, she chooses to end her marriage with Prince Charles.

Director: Pablo Larraín
Language: English
Genre: Biography, Drama
Main Cast:

  • Kristen Stewart
  • Timothy Spall
  • Sally Hawkins
  • Jack Nielen

IMDB Rating: 6.6
Running Time: 117 minutes
Movie Trailer: Spencer (2021)
Streaming Platform: Prime Video

 

6. Single All the Way (2021)

Single All the way

Peter’s family is worried about his single status. However, he convinces his best friend Nick to come for the Christmas holidays and pretend they are in a relationship. 

Director: Michael Mayer
Language: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Main Cast:

  • Michael Urie
  • Philemon Chambers
  • Luke Macfarlane
  • Barry Bostwick

IMDB Rating: 6.2
Running Time: 99 minutes
Movie Trailer: Single All the Way (2021)
Streaming Platform: Netflix

7. 8-Bit Christmas (2021)

Set in the backdrop of 1980s Chicago, 10-year-old Fegley goes on a journey to find the Christmas gift of his time.

Director: Michael Dowse
Language: English
Genre: Comedy, Family
Main Cast:

  • Winslow Fegley
  • Neil Patrick Harris
  • Steve Zahn
  • June Diane Raphael

IMDB Rating: 6.7
Running Time: 97 minutes
Movie Trailer: 8-Bit Christmas (2021)
Streaming Platform: Prime Video

 

8. Happiest Season (2020)

“Happiest Season” is a romantic comedy-drama film that follows Abby (Kristen Stewart), a young woman who plans to propose to her girlfriend, Harper (Mackenzie Davis), during the holiday season. However, things get complicated when Abby discovers that Harper has not come out to her conservative family yet, and she is forced to pretend to be Harper’s roommate instead of her partner. The movie explores themes of love, identity, and acceptance as Abby and Harper navigate their relationship amidst the stress of the holidays and the pressure to conform to societal expectations.

Director: Clea DuVall
Language: English
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Main Cast:

  • Kristen Stewart
  • Mackenzie Davis
  • Mary Steenburgen 

IMDB Rating: 6.6
Running Time: 102 minutes
Movie Trailer: Happiest Season (2020)
Streaming Platform: Hulu

 

9. Holidate (2020)

Two strangers, Jackson (Luke Bracey) and Sloane (Emma Roberts), meet and agree to be each other’s platonic plus-ones for a year’s worth of holidays, but as they spend more time together, their feelings for each other begin to grow. As they navigate the ups and downs of their fake relationship, they must confront their issues and figure out what they truly want from love. Will their arrangement turn into something real, or will it remain a convenient lie?

Director: John Whitesell
Language: English
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Main Cast: 

  • Emma Roberts
  • Luke Bracey
  • Kristin Chenoweth

IMDB Rating: 6.1
Running Time: 104 minutes
Movie Trailer: Holidate (2020)
Streaming Platform: Netflix

 

10. Last Christmas (2019)

Last Chirstmas

Kate (Emilia Clarke) is a struggling singer who has lost her way in life after a health scare. When she meets Tom (Henry Golding), a kind and charming stranger, he offers to help her turn her life around and find true love. But as they spend more time together, Kate starts to question whether Tom is really who he says he is and if their blossoming relationship can overcome the secrets of his past.

Director: Paul Feig
Language: English
Genre:  Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Main Cast: 

  • Emilia Clarke
  • Henry Golding
  • Michelle Yeoh
  • Emma Thompson

IMDB Rating: 6.5
Running Time: 1 hour 43 minutes
Movie Trailer: Last Christmas Trailer
Streaming Platform: Prime Video

 

11. Little Women (2019)

Little Woman

In post-Civil War America, the March sisters – Beth (portrayed by Eliza Scanlen), Jo (played by Saoirse Ronan), Amy (interpreted by Florence Pugh), and Meg (acted by Emma Watson) – experience their coming-of-age amidst challenges like poverty, illness, and societal gender expectations. Each sister embarks on a personal journey to pursue their ambitions and navigate complex relationships while also dealing with individual hardships. Their strong bond provides mutual support through life’s ups and downs. This rendition of Louisa May Alcott’s iconic novel offers a new perspective on the cherished tale, highlighting the resilience and unity of sisterhood and the perpetual strength of women.

Director: Greta Gerwig
Language: English
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Main Cast: 

  • Saoirse Ronan
  • Emma Watson
  • Florence Pugh

IMDB Rating: 7.8
Running Time: 2 hour 15 minutes
Movie Trailer:Little Women Trailer
Streaming Platform: Prime Video

 

12. Holiday in the Wild (2019)

Holiday in the wild

When her husband abruptly ends their marriage, successful businesswoman Kate Conrad (Kristin Davis) embarks on a solo safari adventure in Africa, where she meets a handsome and charismatic pilot named Derek (Rob Lowe). As they explore the stunning savannah landscape together, Kate learns to embrace her independence and finds herself drawn to Derek. Still, their developing relationship faces challenges when their respective pasts catch up with them. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the African wilderness, this romantic drama explores themes of self-discovery, love, and second chances.

Director: Ernie Barbarash
Language: English
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Main Cast: 

  • Rob Lowe
  • Kristin Davis
  • Fezile Mpela
  • John O. Adeyi

IMDB Rating: 6.2
Running Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Movie Trailer:Holiday in the Wild Trailer
Streaming Platform: Netflix

 

13. Noelle (2019)

Noelle (Anna Kendrick) is a festive and cheerful Christmas elf who is tasked with finding a new Santa Claus when the previous one retires. She sets off on a journey to find the perfect candidate, but her quest is complicated by her clumsiness and lack of experience in the human world. Along the way, Noelle befriends a kind-hearted man named Nick (Bill Hader), who helps her on her mission and teaches her about the importance of believing in oneself.

Director: Marc Lawrence
Language: English
Genre: Christmas, Comedy, Family
Main Cast: 

  • Anna Kendrick
  • Shirley MacLaine
  • Bill Hader
  • Kingsley Ben-Adir

IMDB Rating: 6.3
Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Movie Trailer:Noelle Trailer
Streaming Platform: Disney+hotstar

14. Klaus (2019)

Klaus

In a fictional town at the edge of the Arctic Circle, a lonely and isolated mailman named Jesper (Jason Schwartzman) is stationed to work at a remote postal office. He befriends a mysterious and reclusive toymaker named Klaus (Oscar Isaac), who has been living in isolation for years. Together, they form an unlikely bond and create a magical postal service that delivers joy and happiness to children across the globe, changing their lives forever.

Director: Sergio Pablos, Carlos Martínez López
Language: Spanish, English
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Main Cast: 

  • Jason Schwartzman
  • J.K. Simmons
  • Rashida Jones
  • Will Sasso

IMDB Rating: 8.2
Running Time: 1 hour 36 minutes
Movie Trailer:Klaus Trailer
Streaming Platform: Netflix

 

15. Almost Christmas (2016)

Almost Christmas

Danny Glover plays Walter Meyer, a retired mechanic who desires to celebrate one final splendid Christmas with his loved ones before his time comes. He summons his four grown children and their respective families for the festive season, aiming to instill happiness and cohesion in his divided family. Yet, as old conflicts and hidden truths emerge, the harmony Walter seeks for his ideal Christmas is jeopardized. Aiding him in this endeavor is his unconventional sister-in-law, Aunt May, portrayed by Mo’Nique, as Walter endeavors to unite his family and create an unforgettable Christmas experience.

Director: David E. Talbert
Language: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Main Cast: 

  • Danny Glover
  • Mo’Nique
  • Kimberly Elise
  • Omar Epps

IMDB Rating: 6.1
Running Time: 1 hours 51 minutes
Movie Trailer:Almost Christmas Trailer
Streaming Platform: Prime Video

 

16. Carol (2015)

Carol

In 1950s New York City, a young woman named Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara) works as a department store clerk and struggles to find meaning in her life. One day, she meets an older, wealthy woman named Carol Aird (Cate Blanchett) who is going through a difficult divorce. They develop a close friendship that eventually blossoms into a romantic relationship, but they face numerous obstacles, including societal norms and Carol’s possessive husband, who refuses to grant her a divorce.

Director: Todd Haynes
Language: English
Genre: Drama, Romance
Main Cast: 

  • Cate Blanchett
  • Rooney Mara
  • Sarah Paulson
  • Kyle Chandler

IMDB Rating: 7.2
Running Time: 1 hour 58 minutes
Movie Trailer: Carol Trailer
Streaming Platform: Prime Video

 

17. The Night Before (2015)

The night before

On the night before Christmas, three friends (Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, and Anthony Mackie) embark on a wild adventure in New York City, searching for the perfect Christmas gift, a rare and expensive strain of marijuana called the “Red Eye.” Along the way, they encounter various obstacles, including a drug dealer (James Franco) and a group of angry bikers, all while trying to stay alive and maintain their friendship.

Director: Jonathan Levine
Language: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Main Cast: 

  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • Seth Rogen
  • Anthony Mackie
  • Lizzie Caplan

IMDB Rating: 6.4
Running Time: 1 hour 41 minutes
Movie Trailer: The Night Before Trailer
Streaming Platform: Amazon 

18. A Christmas Carol (2009)

Christmas Carol

This animated adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic tale tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge (voiced by Jim Carrey), a miserly and bitter older man who is visited by the ghost of his former business partner, Jacob Marley (also voiced by Jim Carrey), on Christmas Eve. Marley warns Scrooge that he will be visited by three spirits that night, who will show him the error of his ways and give him a chance to change his fate. Scrooge is subsequently visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Yet to Come, who take him on a journey through his life and reveal the consequences of his selfish actions.

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Language: English
Genre: Animation, Drama, Fantasy
Main Cast: 

  • Jim Carrey
  • Gary Oldman
  • Colin Firth
  • Steve Valentine

IMDB Rating: 6.8
Running Time: 1 hour 36 minutes
Movie Trailer: A Christmas Carol Trailer
Streaming Platform:Prime Video

19. Four Christmases (2008)

Four Christmas

Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon portray Brad and Kate, a couple happily together but not wed, who usually dodge the usual family Christmas celebrations. However, their tropical vacation plans unexpectedly fall apart, prompting them to visit the residences of their four divorced parents on Christmas Day. This unexpected turn of events spirals into a humorous and chaotic holiday adventure, filled with oddball relatives, awkward scenarios, and unforeseen moments of warmth and connection.

Director: Seth Gordon
Language: English
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Main Cast: 

  • Reese Witherspoon
  • Vince Vaughn
  • Robert Duvall
  • Jon Voight

IMDB Rating: 5.7
Running Time: 1 hour 28 minutes
Movie Trailer:Four Christmases Trailer
Streaming Platform:Prime Video

20. The Holiday (2006)

Holiday

Two women, Amanda (Cameron Diaz) and Iris (Kate Winslet), swap homes for the holidays and find love in the process. Amanda, a Los Angeles-based movie trailer editor, escapes to a picturesque English village, while Iris, a British journalist, heads to sunny California. Through their simultaneous journeys, they discover new cultures, friendships, and romances that help them rediscover themselves and find true love.

Director: Nancy Meyers
Language: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Main Cast: 

  • Cameron Diaz
  • Jude Law
  • Kate Winslet
  • Jack Black

IMDB Rating: 6.9
Running Time: 2 hours 16 minutes
Movie Trailer: The Holiday Trailer
Streaming Platform:Prime Video

 

21.  The Polar Express (2004)

The Polar express

On Christmas Eve, a young boy named Billy (Tom Hanks) takes a magical train ride to the North Pole, known as the Polar Express, where he meets a cast of colorful characters and experiences incredible adventures. Along the way, he learns valuable lessons about bravery, friendship, and the true spirit of Christmas. With state-of-the-art animation and a star-studded voice cast, this film has become a modern holiday classic.

Director: Robert Zemeckis
Language: English
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Main Cast: 

  • Tom Hanks
  • Chris Coppola
  • Michael Jeter
  • Eddie Deezen

IMDB Rating: 6.6
Running Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Movie Trailer:The Polar Express Trailer
Streaming Platform:Prime Video 

22. Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

Based on the popular novel by John Grisham, this comedy stars Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis as Luther and Nora Krank, a couple who decide to skip Christmas festivities and take a cruise instead. However, their plans are foiled when their neighbors, led by the relentlessly cheerful Vic Frohmeyer (Dan Aykroyd), conspire to bring the holiday spirit to the Kranks’ doorstep. Chaos ensues as the Kranks try to resist the neighborhood’s efforts to force them into the holiday spirit.

Director: Joe Roth
Language: English
Genre: Comedy, Family
Main Cast: 

  • Tim Allen
  • Jamie Lee Curtis
  • Dan Aykroyd
  • M. Emmet Walsh

IMDB Rating: 5.5
Running Time: 1 hour 39 minutes
Movie Trailer: Christmas with the Kranks Trailer
Streaming Platform:Apple TV

 

23. Elf (2003)

Elf

Will Ferrell stars as Buddy, a human raised by elves at the North Pole, who goes to New York City to find his father and spread Christmas cheer, but his clumsy and childlike behavior causes chaos and hilarity along the way. Alongside James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, and Ed Asner, Buddy’s innocence and good heart help him connect with others and bring people together despite their differences.

Director: Jon Favreau
Language: English
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Main Cast: 

  • Will Ferrell
  • James Caan
  • Zooey Deschanel
  • Ed Asner

IMDB Rating: 7.1
Running Time: 1 hour 37 minutes
Movie Trailer: Elf Trailer
Streaming Platform: Amazon Prime

24. Love Actually (2003)

Love Actually

Set in London during the weeks leading up to Christmas, this romantic comedy follows the interconnected love stories of eight different couples, featuring an all-star ensemble cast including Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, and Keira Knightley. With its witty dialogue, heartwarming plot twists, and memorable performances, Love Actually has become a beloved holiday classic.

Director: Richard Curtis
Language: English
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Main Cast: 

  • Hugh Grant
  • Liam Neeson
  • Colin Firth
  • Emma Thompson

IMDB Rating: 7.6
Running Time: 2 hours 15 minutes
Movie Trailer: Love Actually Trailer
Streaming Platform: Netflix

25. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

The Grinch

Jim Carrey stars as the titular character in this live-action adaptation of Dr. Seuss’ classic children’s book, bringing his signature zany energy to the role of the grouchy, green creature who tries to steal Christmas from the cheerful residents of Whoville. With its colorful production design and comedic performances, this holiday film has become a modern classic.

Director: Ron Howard
Language: English
Genre: Family, Comedy, Fantasy
Main Cast: 

  • Jim Carrey
  • Taylor Momsen
  • Kelley
  • Jeffrey Tambor
  • Christine Baranski
  • Bill Irwin
  • Molly Shannon

IMDB Rating: 6.3
Running Time: 104 minutes
Movie Trailer: How the Grinch Stole Christmas Trailer
Streaming Platform: Amazon

26. Jack Frost (1998)

Jack Frost

In this sentimental holiday drama, Michael Keaton plays a musician who dies and comes back to Earth as a snowman, allowing him to reconnect with his son and teach him important life lessons about love, family, and forgiveness. Despite its sappy premise, the film features touching performances and a heartwarming message that has made it a fan favorite during the holiday season.

Director: Troy Miller
Language: English
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Main Cast: 

  • Micheal Keaton
  • Kelly Preston
  • Joseph Cross

IMDB Rating: 5.4
Running Time: 1 hour 41 minutes
Movie Trailer: Jack Frost
Streaming Platform: Amazon Prime Video

 

27. You’ve Got Mail (1998)

You've Got Mail

In this classic romantic comedy, Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks play two rival bookstore owners who unknowingly fall in love with each other over the internet, despite their initial dislike for one another in person. The film explores the ups and downs of online dating and the importance of authenticity in relationships, all set against the charming backdrop of New York City’s Upper West Side.

Director: Nora Ephron
Language: English
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Main Cast: 

  • Meg Ryan
  • Tom Hanks
  • Parker Posey
  • Greg Kinnear
  • Jean Stapleton

IMDB Rating: 6.7
Running Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Movie Trailer: You’ve Got Mail Trailer
Streaming Platform: Amazon Prime Video

 

28. Jingle All the Way (1996)

Jingle All the Way

In this family-friendly holiday comedy, Arnold Schwarzenegger plays a busy workaholic dad who forgets to get his son the one thing he wants for Christmas: a Turbo-Man action figure. In an effort to rectify his error, he plunges into a string of zany escapades to find the elusive, sold-out toy. During this journey, he discovers crucial insights about the significance of family and grasps the genuine essence of Christmas.

 

Director: Brian Levant
Language: English
Genre: Family, Comedy
Main Cast: 

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Sinbad
  • Phil Hartman
  • Rita Wilson
  • Jake Lloyd


IMDB Rating: 5.7
Running Time: 1 hour 29 minutes
Movie Trailer: Jingle All the Way Trailer
Streaming Platform: Amazon Prime Video

29. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

Milagre

In this heartwarming holiday classic, a kindly older man named Kris Kringle (Richard Attenborough) claims to be the real Santa Claus and is put on trial for his sanity. A young lawyer (Elizabeth Perkins) and her daughter (Marissa Jaret Winokur) team up with Kris to prove his identity and spread the magic of Christmas to those around them.

Director: Les Mayfield
Language: English
Genre: Family, Drama, Fantasy
Main Cast: 

  • Richard Attenborough
  • Elizabeth Perkins
  • Dylan McDermott
  • Mara Wilson
  • J.T. Walsh

IMDB Rating: 6.6
Running Time: 1 hour 54 minutes
Movie Trailer: Miracle on 34th Street Trailer
Streaming Platform:: Amazon Prime Video

 

30. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

The Nightmare before Christmas

In this stop-motion animated musical fantasy film, the king of HalloweenTown, Jack Skellington, discovers Christmas Town and attempts to take over the holiday, leading to a clash between the two holidays and their respective traditions. With its unique blend of spooky and sugary elements, the film has become a cult classic and a staple of both the Halloween and Christmas seasons.

Director: Henry Selick
Language: English
Genre: Stop-motion animated musical dark fantasy film
Main Cast: 

  • Chris Sarandon
  • Danny Elfman
  • Catherine O’Hara
  • William Hickey
  • Paul Reubens

IMDB Rating: 7.9
Running Time: 1 hour 16 minutes
Movie Trailer: The Nightmare Before Christmas Trailer
Streaming Platform: Prime Video

 

31. Home Alone 2 (1992)

In this sequel to the original hit film, Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) once again finds himself accidentally separated from his family during the holidays, this time in the bustling city of New York. With the help of his quick thinking and resourcefulness, Kevin must outsmart a pair of hapless burglars (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) and find his way back to his loved ones.

Director: Chris Columbus
Language: English
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Main Cast: 

  • Macaulay Culkin
  • Joe Pesci
  • Daniel Stern
  • John Heard
  • Catherine O’Hara

IMDB Rating: 6.9
Running Time: 2 hours 
Movie Trailer: Home Alone 2 Trailer
Streaming Platform: Hotstar

32. Home Alone (1990)

During the holiday season, eight-year-old Kevin McCallister, played by Macaulay Culkin, finds himself inadvertently forgotten at home by his family, leaving him to fend for himself in their suburban Chicago residence. With the help of his quick wit and creative booby traps, Kevin must defend his house against two bumbling burglars (Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern) and learn the value of independence and resourcefulness.

Director: Chris Columbus
Language: English
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Family
Main Cast: 

  • Macaulay Culkin
  • Joe Pesci
  • Daniel Stern
  • John Heard
  • Catherine O’Hara

IMDB Rating: 7.7
Running Time: 1 hour 43 minutes
Movie Trailer: Home Alone Trailer
Streaming Platform: Amazon

33. When Harry Met Sally (1989)

When Harry met sally

“When Harry Met Sally” (1989) is a romantic comedy about two friends, Harry and Sally, who navigate the complexities of their evolving relationship over 12 years. The film explores the question of whether men and women can just be friends, punctuated with sharp wit and iconic scenes.

Director: Rob Reiner
Language: English
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Main Cast: 

  • Billy Crystal
  • Meg Ryan
  • Carrie Fisher
  • Bruno Kirby

IMDB Rating: 7.7
Running Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Movie Trailer: When Harry Met Sally Trailer
Streaming Platform:: Prime Video 

 

34. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

In the 1965 animated TV special “A Charlie Brown Christmas,” the protagonist Charlie Brown experiences a sense of sadness as he grapples with the commercialized aspects of Christmas. His journey to uncover the true essence of the holiday unfolds with assistance from his friends and a modest Christmas tree, ultimately leading him to understand and appreciate the joy and importance of the season.

Director: Bill Melendez
Language: English
Genre: Animated television special, Christmas, Comedy, Drama, Family
Main Cast: 

  • Peter Robbins
  • Tracy Stratford
  • Ann Altieri

IMDB Rating: 8.3
Running Time: 25 minutes
Movie Trailer: A Charlie Brown Christmas Trailer
Streaming Platform: Amazon Prime Video

35. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

The 1947 timeless movie “Miracle on 34th Street” narrates the endearing tale of a mother and her young daughter who meet Kris Kringle, employed as Santa Claus at Macy’s in New York City. Kringle’s assertion of being the actual Santa Claus sparks a remarkable courtroom trial and a sequence of happenings that rekindle the essence of Christmas in all those touched by the story.

Director: George Seaton
Language: English
Genre: Christmas, Drama, Family, Fantasy
Main Cast: 

  • Maureen O’Hara
  • John Payne
  • Natalie Wood
  • Edmund Gwenn
  • Gene Lockhart

IMDB Rating: 7.9
Running Time: 1 hour 36 minutes
Movie Trailer: Miracle on 34th Street Trailer
Streaming Platform: Amazon Prime Video

 

36. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

“It’s a Wonderful Life” (1946) is a beloved holiday classic featuring the story of George Bailey, a man who has given up his dreams to help others in his community of Bedford Falls. Facing severe financial troubles and feeling like a failure, George contemplates suicide on Christmas Eve. His guardian angel, Clarence, intervenes and shows George how different the world would be if he had never been born, leading to a powerful realization about the value of his life and the impact he has had on those around him.

Director: Frank Capra
Language: English
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Main Cast: 

  • James Stewart
  • Donna Reed
  • Lionel Barrymore
  • Thomas Mitchell
  • Henry Travers

IMDB Rating: 8.6
Running Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Movie Trailer:  It’s a Wonderful Life Trailer
Streaming Platform: Amazon Prime Video 

Musical Christmas Movies

 

37. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)

“Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” (2020) is a vibrant musical fantasy film set in the gloriously vibrant town of Cobbleton. It follows the story of a once-joyful toymaker, Jeronicus Jangle, whose fanciful inventions bring wonder to the world. But when his trusted apprentice betrays him, Jeronicus loses his belief in himself and his creations. Many years later, with the help of his bright and inventive granddaughter and a magical invention, Jeronicus embarks on a quest to restore his faith and reawaken the magic within. The film is a heartwarming celebration of family, imagination, and the enduring power of believing.

Director: David E. Talbert
Language: English
Genre: Christmas, Comedy, Drama, Family, Musical
Main Cast: 

  • Forest Whitaker
  • Keegan-Michael Key
  • Hugh Bonneville
  • Anika Noni Rose
  • Madalen Mills

IMDB Rating: 6.4
Running Time: 2 hour 2 minutes
Movie Trailer:  Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey Trailer
Streaming Platform: Netflix 

38. Anna and the Apocalypse (2017)

“Anna and the Apocalypse” (2017) is a unique mix of a Christmas musical and a zombie horror film. Set in the sleepy town of Little Haven, the story unfolds as Anna and her friends are faced with a zombie apocalypse during the holiday season. Balancing catchy pop songs with comedic and gory zombie-fighting sequences, the film follows Anna and her friends as they slash and sing their way to survival, trying to reach their loved ones and discover the true meaning of Christmas in a world gone mad.

Director: John McPhail
Language: English
Genre: Christmas, Horror, Musical, Comedy
Main Cast: 

  • Ella Hunt
  • Malcolm Cumming
  • Sarah Swire
  • Christopher Leveaux 
  • Ben Wiggins

IMDB Rating: 6.1
Running Time: 1 hour 33 minutes
Movie Trailer: Anna and the Apocalypse Trailer
Streaming Platform:: Amazon Prime Video

39.  A Very Murray Christmas (2005)

“A Very Murray Christmas” (2005) is a holiday special starring Bill Murray. Set in New York City during a snowstorm, Murray, portraying himself, is concerned that the inclement weather will result in no one attending his television show. However, the special transforms into a charming, star-studded variety show filled with music, comedy, and celebrity cameos. The show captures the spirit of the holidays with a mix of melancholy and mirth, reflecting on the loneliness and joy of the season.

Director: Sofia Coppola
Language: English
Genre: Christmas, Comedy, Music
Main Cast: 

  • Bill Murray
  • Amy Poehler
  • Julie White
  • Matt Dillon
  • Jason Schwartzman

IMDB Rating: 5.5
Running Time: 56 minutes
Movie Trailer: A Very Murray Christmas Trailer
Streaming Platform: Netflix

40. Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town (1970)

“Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town” (1970) is a stop-motion animated television special that tells the origin story of Santa Claus. The film narrates how a young postman, Kris Kringle, defies the authoritarian Burgermeister Meisterburger by bringing toys to the children of Sombertown. Kris’s acts of kindness and generosity eventually transform him into the beloved figure of Santa Claus. Along the way, he meets several iconic characters, including the Winter Warlock and Jessica, who becomes Mrs. Claus. This classic holiday special blends adventure, romance, and festive music to deliver a timeless Christmas message.

Director: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr.
Language: English
Genre: Animated, Christmas, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Main Cast: 

  • Fred Astaire
  • Donny Osmond
  • Marie Osmond
  • Paul Frees
  • Alan Sues

IMDB Rating: 7.7
Running Time: 48 minutes
Movie Trailer: Santa Claus is Comin’ To Town Trailer
Streaming Platform: Amazon Prime Video 

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