20 BEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES OF ALL TIME

20 BEST CHRISTMAS MOVIES OF ALL TIME

Christmas is nearly here. We have made a list of 20 best christmas movies? How many of these have you watched?

White Christmas

Release Date 1954-10-13
Rating : 6.9 Production Companies: Paramount Pictures / Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) / Director: Michael Curtiz / John R. Coonan / Stars: Bing Crosby  /  Danny Kaye  /  Rosemary Clooney

Summary: Two talented song-and-dance men team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business.

Bad Santa

Release Date 2003-11-26
Rating : 6.4 Production Companies: Columbia Pictures / Triptych Pictures / Director: Terry Zwigoff / Billy Bob Thornton / Stars: Billy Bob Thornton  /  Tony Cox  /  Brett Kelly

Summary: A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.

The Bishop's Wife

Release Date 1947-12-09
Rating : 6.9 Production Companies: Director: Robert J. Anderson / Henry Koster / Stars: Cary Grant  /  Loretta Young  /  David Niven

Summary: An Episcopal Bishop, Henry Brougham, has been working for months on the plans for an elaborate new cathedral which he hopes will be paid for primarily by a wealthy, stubborn widow. He is losing sight of his family and of why he became a churchman in the first place. Enter Dudley, an angel sent to help him. Dudley does help everyone he meets, but not necessarily in the way they would have preferred. With the exception of Henry, everyone loves him, but Henry begins to believe that Dudley is there to replace him, both at work and in his family's affections, as Christmas approaches.

Batman Returns

Release Date 1992-06-19
Rating : 6.6 Production Companies: Hanna-Barbera Productions / Director: Michael Keaton / Tim Burton / Stars: Michael Keaton  /  Danny DeVito  /  Michelle Pfeiffer

Summary: Having defeated the Joker, Batman now faces the Penguin - a warped and deformed individual who is intent on being accepted into Gotham society. Crooked businessman Max Schreck is coerced into helping him become Mayor of Gotham and they both attempt to expose Batman in a different light. Selina Kyle, Max's secretary, is thrown from the top of a building and is transformed into Catwoman - a mysterious figure who has the same personality disorder as Batman. Batman must attempt to clear his name, all the time deciding just what must be done with the Catwoman.

Gremlins

Release Date 1984-06-07
Rating : 6.9 Production Companies: Amblin Entertainment / Warner Bros. / Director: Joe Dante / Stars: Zach Galligan  /  Phoebe Cates  /  Hoyt Axton

Summary: When Billy Peltzer is given a strange but adorable pet named Gizmo for Christmas, he inadvertently breaks the three important rules of caring for a Mogwai, and unleashes a horde of mischievous gremlins on a small town.

Elf

Release Date 2003-10-09
Rating : 6.4 Production Companies: New Line Cinema / Gold/Miller Productions / Director: Jon Favreau / Peter Billingsley / Stars: Will Ferrell  /  James Caan  /  Zooey Deschanel

Summary: When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he doesn't belong. Buddy vows to visit Manhattan and find his real dad, a workaholic publisher.

Trading Places

Release Date 1983-06-07
Rating : 7.1 Production Companies: Paramount Pictures / Cinema Group Ventures / Director: Renee Bodner / John Landis / Stars: Eddie Murphy  /  Dan Aykroyd  /  Jamie Lee Curtis

Summary: A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

Christmas in Connecticut

Release Date 1945-12-17
Rating : 7.1 Production Companies: Warner Bros. / Director: Peter Godfrey / Stars: Barbara Stanwyck  /  Dennis Morgan  /  Sydney Greenstreet

Summary: Journalist Elizabeth Lane is one of the country's most famous food writers. In her columns, she describes herself as a hard working farm woman, taking care of her children and being an excellent cook. But this is all lies. In reality she is an unmarried New Yorker who can't even boil an egg. The recipes come from her good friend Felix. The owner of the magazine she works for has decided that a heroic sailor will spend his Christmas on *her* farm. Miss Lane knows that her career is over if the truth comes out, but what can she do?

Tokyo Godfathers

Release Date 2003-12-29
Rating : 7.7 Production Companies: Madhouse / Tokyo Godfathers Production Committee / Director: Satoshi Kon / Stars: Aya Okamoto  /  Yoshiaki Umegaki  /  Toru Emori

Summary: One Christmas Eve three people, a middle-aged alcoholic named Gin, a former drag queen Hana and a dependent runaway girl Miyuki, discover an abandoned newborn while looking through the garbage.

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

Release Date 2010-12-03
Rating : 6.4 Production Companies: Filmpool Nord / Oscilloscope Laboratories / Director: Jalmari Helander / Stars: Per Christian Ellefsen  /  Jorma Tommila  /  Tommi Korpela

Summary: It's the eve of Christmas in northern Finland and an "archeological" dig has just unearthed the real Santa Claus. But this particular Santa isn't the one you want coming to town. When all the local children begin mysteriously disappearing, young Pietari and his father Rauno, a reindeer hunter by trade, capture the mythological being and attempt to sell Santa to the misguided leader of the multinational corporation sponsoring the dig. Santa's elves, however, will stop at nothing to free their fearless leader from captivity. What ensues is a wildly humorous nightmare - a fantastically bizarre polemic on modern day morality. RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE is a re-imagining of the most classic of all childhood fantasies, and is a darkly comic gem soon to be required perennial holiday viewing.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie

Release Date 1998-10-16
Rating : 5.8 Production Companies: Director: Eric Idle / William R. Kowalchuk Jr. / Stars: Eric Pospisil  /  Kathleen Barr  /  John Goodman

Summary: Young Rudolph suffers a childhood accident that sees his nose turn from the publicly accepted norm of black to a glowing red colour. His parents worry about him getting teased, and indeed he does in the end. When he is beaten in the reindeer games by his rival for a doe he fancies, Rudolph runs away and moves into a cave with Slyly the Fox. However can he overcome his fear and reach his true poten

A Charlie Brown Christmas

Release Date 1965-12-09
Rating : 7.5 Production Companies: Warner Bros. Home Video / Director: Bill Melendez / Stars: Ann Altieri  /  Chris Doran  /  Sally Dryer

Summary: When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism that he sees amongst everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but is a frustrating struggle. When an attempt to restore the proper spirit with a forlorn little fir Christmas tree fails, he needs Linus' help to learn the meaning of Christmas.

A Christmas Story

Release Date 1983-11-18
Rating : 7.4 Production Companies: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) / Christmas Tree Films / Director: Bob Clark / Peter Billingsley / Stars: Melinda Dillon  /  Darren McGavin  /  Peter Billingsley

Summary: The comic mishaps and adventures of a young boy named Ralph, trying to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift for the 1940s.

Arthur Christmas

Release Date 2011-02-22
Rating : 6.7 Production Companies: Columbia Pictures / Aardman Animations / Director: Kris Pearn / Cody Cameron / Stars: James McAvoy  /  Hugh Laurie  /  Bill Nighy

Summary: Each Christmas, Santa and his vast army of highly trained elves produce gifts and distribute them around the world in one night. However, when one of 600 million children to receive a gift from Santa on Christmas Eve is missed, it is deemed ‘acceptable’ to all but one – Arthur. Arthur Claus is Santa’s misfit son who executes an unauthorized rookie mission to get the last present half way around the globe before dawn on Christmas morning.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Release Date 1993-10-09
Rating : 7.6 Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures / Tim Burton Animation Company / Director: Tim Burton / Henry Selick / Stars: Danny Elfman  /  Chris Sarandon  /  Catherine O'Hara

Summary: Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack's rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

Release Date 1966-12-18
Rating : 7.2 Production Companies: MGM Television / The Cat in the Hat Productions / Director: Chuck Jones / Ben Washam / Stars: Boris Karloff  /  June Foray  /  Thurl Ravenscroft

Summary: Bitter and hateful, the Grinch is irritated at the thought of the nearby village having a happy time celebrating Christmas. So disguised as Santa Claus, with his dog made to look like a reindeer, he raids the village to steal all the Christmas things. The village is sure to have a sad Christmas this year.

The Shop Around the Corner

Release Date 1940-01-11
Rating : 7.9 Production Companies: Director: Horace Hough / Ernst Lubitsch / Stars: Margaret Sullavan  /  James Stewart  /  Frank Morgan

Summary: Two employees at a gift shop can barely stand one another, without realising that they are falling in love through the post as each other's anonymous pen pal.

Holiday Inn

Release Date 1942-08-04
Rating : 7.1 Production Companies: Paramount Pictures / Director: Ronald R. Rondell / Mark Sandrich / Stars: Bing Crosby  /  Fred Astaire  /  Marjorie Reynolds

Summary: Lovely Linda Mason has crooner Jim Hardy head over heels, but suave stepper Ted Hanover wants her for his new dance partner after femme fatale Lila Dixon gives him the brush. Jim's supper club, Holiday Inn, is the setting for the chase by Hanover and manager Danny Reed. The music's the thing.

Miracle on 34th Street

Release Date 1947-05-02
Rating : 7.4 Production Companies: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation / Director: Alvin Greenman / George Seaton / Stars: Edmund Gwenn  /  Natalie Wood  /  Maureen O'Hara

Summary: Kris Kringle, seemingly the embodiment of Santa Claus, is asked to portray the jolly old fellow at Macy's following his performance in the Thanksgiving Day parade. His portrayal is so complete many begin to question if he truly is Santa Claus while others question his sanity.

It's a Wonderful Life

Release Date 1946-12-20
Rating : 8 Production Companies: Liberty Films (II) / Director: Robert J. Anderson / Arthur S. Black Jr. / Stars: James Stewart  /  Donna Reed  /  Lionel Barrymore

Summary: George Bailey has spent his entire life giving of himself to the people of Bedford Falls. He has always longed to travel but never had the opportunity in order to prevent rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town. All that prevents him from doing so is George's modest building and loan company, which was founded by his generous father. But on Christmas Eve, George's Uncle Billy loses the business's $8,000 while intending to deposit it in the bank. Potter finds the misplaced money, hides it from Billy, and George's troubles begin.