Every Christmas movie EVER MADE…..well, almost!

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So, we decided it might be a good idea to make a list of ALL the Christmas movies ever made so that you could sit down with a bucket or two of popcorn, put your feet up and get into the festive spirit as you work your way through the list.  After scouring the internet and beyond and compiling a list of what we believe is every Christmas movie (or Christmas-related movie) ever made though we have decided you will be better off buying shares in popcorn and may have to take an early retirement if you plan to watch them all!!!  I mean, seriously, how many movies do we really need that feature the jolly season Mr. Movie Producer?

This list is by no means complete but is more than an eyeful to start with – and we do plan to continue to grow it a well.  I mean, I’m not retired yet so I haven’t watched them all but might start slowing going through them over the next, say, 10 years.  The plan is to update this and if you have some additions please comment and we will make sure we have it.

So if you’re up for a challenge or just looking for some new Christmas movie material then please, be my guest, and check out the list below of nearly every Christmas-related movie ever made.  Its in chronological order with animated and horror ones in separate lists or just use our handy table of contents. Ho Ho Ho!

Family Christmas Movies

Christmas Carol, A (1908) – Silent Film adaption of the Charles Dickens novel about a bitter old miser who gets a chance for redemption when visited by three ghosts of Christmas past.

Trap for Santa Claus, A (1909) – The children set a trap for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve.

Christmas Carol, A (1910) – Silent Film directed by Thomas A. Edison

Scrooge (1913) – directed by Leedham Bantock

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (1914) – A boy rides in Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve.

Christus, The (1916) – The story of Christ

The Right to Be Happy (1916) – A version of “A Christmas Carol”

Christmas Carol, A (1917)

My Little Boy (1917)

Night Before Christmas, The (1926)

Babes in Toyland (1934)

Bright Eyes (1934) – An orphaned girl is taken in by a snobbish family at the insistence of their rich, crotchety uncle, even as her devoted aviator godfather fights for custody.

Lemon Drop Kid, The (1934)

Scrooge (1935) – In the night, Scrooge is visited by spirits of another colour. Straightforward adaptation of Dickens

Heidi (1937) – An orphan girl gets put in her grandfather’s care, then later gets retaken and delivered as a companion for an injured girl.

Christmas Carol, A (1938) – Directed by Edwin L. Marlin

Beyond Tomorrow / Beyond Christmas (1940) – The ghosts of three industrialists return to earth to help reunite a young couple whom they initially brought together.

Remember the Night (1940) – Just before Christmas, Lee Leander is caught shoplifting.

Christmas in July (1940) – A man’s co-workers trick him into thinking he won $25,000

Man Who Came to Dinner, The (1941) – When a critic slips on the steps of a businessman’s home and breaks his hip, he takes over the house indefinitely.

Meet John Doe (1941) – A man needing money agrees to impersonate a protester who says he will commit suicide on Christmas Eve.

Penny Serenade (1941) – A couple’s big dreams give way to a life full of unexpected sadness and unexpected joy.

Holiday Inn (1942) – Two men vie for the attention of a beautiful performer at Christmas

Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) – A family is devastated when they have to leave St Louis

Since You Went Away (1944) – While her husband is away during World War II, Anne copes with problems on the home front.

I’ll Be Seeing You (1944) – A solider and a prisoner meet at Christmas and fall in love

Christmas in Connecticut (1945) – 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.

Bells of St. Mary’s, The (1945) – At a big city Catholic school, Father O’Malley and Sister Benedict indulge in friendly rivalry, and succeed in extending the school through the gift of a building.

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) – An angel shows a businessman what life would be like if he never existed.

Bishop’s Wife, The (1947) – A bishop trying to get a new cathedral built prays for guidance. An angel arrives, but his guidance isn’t about fundraising.

Miracle on 34th Street (1947) – An old man claims to be Santa and a lawyer defends him in court to keep him from being institutionalised.

Bush Christmas (1947 & 1983) – In Australia, five children pursue horse thieves through the mountains.

Christmas Eve (1947) – A woman searches for her adopted sons for a Christmas reunion

3 Godfathers (1948) – Three outlaws on the run discover a dying woman and her baby and swear to bring the infant to safety across the desert.

Miracle of the Bells, The (1948) – An agent is determined to a film released that stars his dead actress  by getting all the churches to ring their bells.

Home for Christmas (1949)

Holiday Affair (1949) – The Christmas-season romance of a young widow and a sales clerk who (thanks to her) is unemployed.

Mr. Soft Touch (1949) – Just before Christmas, a returning WWII war hero, comes home to learn that a gangster has taken over his nightclub and murdered his partner.

Christmas Carol, A (Scrooge) (1951) – An old bitter miser is given a chance for redemption when he is haunted by ghosts on Christmas Eve.

Lemon Drop Kid, The (1951)

Heidi (1952)

O. Henry’s Full House (1952)

Holly and the Ivy, The (1952) – A minister and his family reunited at Christmas time.

Christmas Carol, A (1954) – directed by Ralph Levy (TV)

White Christmas (1954) – Two acts team up romantically and try to save their inn.

Every Day Except Christmas (1957)

Santa Claus (1959) – Santa Claus must defeat the evil machinations of the devil Pitch to ruin Xmas.

Babes in Toyland (1961) – Fun with Mother Goose nursery rhyme characters.

Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol (1962) – Mr Magoo’s animated version of Dickens’ timeless classic “A Christmas Carol.”

Carol for Another Christmas (1964) directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz (TV)

Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) – The Martians kidnap Santa because there is nobody on Mars to give their children presents.

Carol for Another Christmas (1964) (TV) – A man mourning his son is visited by three ghosts.

Heidi (1965)

Christmas That Almost Wasn’t, The (1966) – Sam Whipple receives a visit from Santa who needs help.

A Christmas Memory (1966) (TV) – Adaptation of Truman Capote’s reminiscence about his childhood best friend.

Heidi (1968) (TV)

Christmas Tree, The (1969) – When a son is given 6 months to live his father does everything to make them the best ones he has ever.

J.T. (1969) (TV) – Troubled inner-city youngster adopts a stray cat for Christmas.

Silent Night, Lonely Night (1969) (TV) – Over the Christmas holidays in a small New England college town, a man and a woman share a brief interlude.

Scrooge (1970) – A musical re-telling of Charles Dickens’ classic Christmas tale.

Homecoming – A Christmas Story, The (1971) (TV) – A family is preparing for Christmas and they get concerned when the father is late coming home.

A Christmas Carol (1972) – directed by Richard Williams

House Without a Christmas Tree, The (1972) (TV) – A young girl wants a Christmas tree but her father doesn’t.

Dream for Christmas, A (1973) (TV) – A minister is assigned to a poor church that is scheduled for demolition

Miracle on 34th Street (1973) (TV) – An old man claims to be Santa and a lawyer defends him in court to keep him from being institutionalised.

Miracle on 34th Street (1973) (TV) – Remake of the classic tale.

Young Pioneers’ Christmas (1976) (TV) – A young couple and their neighbours celebrate Christmas.

Gathering, The (1977) (TV) – A dying father pulls his torn family together for a last Christmas.

Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas (1977) (TV) – A poor otter family risks everything for the chance to win the cash prize of a talent contest for Christmas.

A Christmas Carol (1977) (TV) – directed by Moira Armstrong

Christmas Miracle in Caulfield, U.S.A. (1977) (TV) – Based on the true story of coal miners who became trapped underground in a cave-in on Christmas Eve, 1951.

It Happened One Christmas (1977) (TV) – An angel is sent to Earth to show a despairing woman that the world is a better place because she is in it.

Sunshine Christmas (1977) (TV) – A musician decides to take his adopted daughter to his home in Texas to celebrate Christmas with his family.

Man in the Santa Claus Suit, The (1978) (TV) – Three men’s lives are changed when they use a hired Santa suit.

Christmas to Remember, A (1978) (TV) – A city-bred boy learns a lot when he goes and lives with his grandparents on their farm.

The Gift of Love (1978) (TV) – A story of two people, from totally different backgrounds and social status.

Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (1978) – Big Bird worries when Oscar tells him that if Santa Claus can’t fit down the chimney on Christmas Eve

The Nativity (1978) (TV) – Biblical account of the birth of Jesus Christ.

Rich Little’s Christmas Carol (1978) – Rich Little’s one-man show based on “A Christmas Carol”

U.F.O. Blue Christmas (1979)

Christmas Lilies of the Field (1979) (TV) – Seasonal sequel to Lillies Of The Field.

A Special Sesame Street Christmas (1978) (TV) – Leslie Uggams is celebrating Christmas on Sesame Street.

American Christmas Carol (1979) (TV) – Starring Henry Winkler – based on Charles Dickens’ popular book A Christmas Carol.

Christmas Lilies of the Field (1979) (TV) – An ex-soldier builds an orphanage and school for children

Gathering, Part II, The (1979) (TV) – Kate’s children come together at Christmas to protect her from a suitor  who may be after her late husband’s company.

Mr. Krueger’s Christmas (1980) (TV) – An elderly widower relies on his daydreams and faith to get through a lonely Christmas.

Christmas Mountain (1980) – an aging saddletramp discovers the spirit of Christmas

Christmas Without Snow, A (1980) (TV) – A divorced woman moves to a new city with her child, trying to build her life again.

Mr. Krueger’s Christmas (1980) (TV) – A widowed apartment janitor daydreams to escape his lonely life.

The Monster’s Christmas (1981) (TV) – A little girl helps a monster from her book defeat an evil witch.

Nutcracker (1982)

Christmas Story, A (1983) – Ralphie has to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect gift for the 1940s.

Best Christmas Pageant Ever (1983) (TV) – Grace inherits the job of running her church’s Christmas pageant.

Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence (1983) – A British soldier in a Japanese prison camp.

Trading Places (1983) – A investor and a con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

Gift of Love: A Christmas Story, The (1983) (TV) – A sick mother dreams of returning to her homeland.

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (1984) (TV) – A grandfather who dies makes a deal to return to Earth for a week to show his grandson a real white Christmas.

Christmas Carol, A (1984) (TV) – Directed by Clive Donner

Comfort and Joy (1984) – A comedy about a radio host, two Italian families and the rights to who can sell ice-cream where.

Night They Saved Christmas, The (1984) (TV) – Santa’s home is in jeopardy as an oil company blasts for oil.

Fourth Wise Man, The (1985) (TV) – The story of Artaban, the fourth Magi, who spends his life looking for Jesus his King.

Santa Claus, The Movie (1985) – How Santa came to be and an elf and toy manufacturer who try to eliminate him.

One Magic Christmas (1985) – An angel must show a mother the true meaning of Christmas.

Christmas Gift, The (1986) (TV) – A widowed New York City architect and his young daughter take a Christmas vacation and end up in a small mystical town in Colorado where everyone belives in Santa Claus.

Babes in Toyland (TV) (1986)

Christmas Snow (1986) (TV) – A heart-warming story about faith, hope and restoration with a silver lining.

Christmas Eve (1986) (TV) – A wealthy elderly woman searches for her grandchildren before she dies

Christmas Star, The (1986) (TV) – two neighborhood children believe an escaped convict is the real Santa Claus.

Nutcracker, The Motion Picture (1986) – The first time this holiday classic was made for the big screen.

Smoky Mountain Christmas, A (1986) (TV) – A country/western singer on a trip through the Tennessee mountains runs into a reclusive backwoodsman–and a witch.

John Grin’s Christmas Carol (1986) (TV) – African-American businessman is shown the spirit of Christmas by three ghosts

Christmas Snow (1986) (TV) – A heart-warming story about faith, hope and restoration with a silver lining.

Bushfire Moon (The Christmas Visitor) (1987) (TV) – In the Australian outback, a small boy determines to see that a nasty, curmudgeonly miser gets the Christmas spirit.

Benji’s Very Own Christmas Story (1978) (TV) – Popular screen pooch meets Kris Kringle while preparing for a Christmas parade in Switzerland.

Gremlins (1984) – There are only 3 rules – No water, no food after midnight, and no bright light…

A Muppet Family Christmas (1987) (TV) – Kermit and his friends spend Christmas staging a surprise visit to Fozzie Bear’s mother’s farm.

A Mouse, A Mystery and Me (1987) (TV) – A mystery-writing mouse spends Christmas Eve tracking down a missing Santa.

Christmas Comes to Willow Creek (1987) (TV) – Two truck-driving brothers are hired to deliver Christmas presents and one huge surprise.

Hobo’s Christmas, A (1987) (TV) – An old hobo finds the family he walked out on 20 years before.

Three Kings (1987) (TV) – Three mental hospital patients escape from a Christmas pageant.

Christmas Wife, The (1988) (TV) – A widower not wanting to face his first Christmas alone responds to an ad for “social introductions”.

Blackadder’s Christmas Carol (1988) (TV) – Pleasant Ebenezer Blackadder is turned into a cruel and witty miser after seeing visions of his ancestors and descendants.

Ernest Saves Christmas (1988) – Ernest helps Santa Claus as he searches for his successor.

Roots: The Gift (1988) (TV) – Two men accompany their owner to another plantation at Christmas time and they learn that the son of the owner helps slaves escape.

I’ll Be Home for Christmas (1988) (TV) – A family try to have a good family Christmas, despite World War 2.

Ernest Saves Christmas (1988) (TV) – Ernest helps Santa Claus as he searches for his successor.

Very Brady Christmas, A (1988) (TV) – Christmas with the Brady Bunch.

Scrooged (1988) – A selfish TV executive gets haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.

It Nearly Wasn’t Christmas (1989) (TV) – A disillusioned Santa quits Christmas and it takes a little girl to make him realise how much people still need him.

Ghostbusters II (1989) – The staff of Ghostbusters revive the business.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) – The Griswold family’s plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

Prancer (1989) – A young girl who believes in Santa finds an injured reindeer and thinks it is Prancer.

Home Alone (1990) – A boy who is left at home by mistake at Christmas must defend his home from burglars.

Christmas Toy, The (1990) (TV) – When no people are around, the toys still play in the playroom.

Kid Who Loved Christmas, The (1990) (TV) – A father and son who both have the same Christmas wish – to be together.

Mom for Christmas, A (1990) (TV) – A girl who wants a mom for the Christmas holidays gets her wish when a mannequin comes to life.

The Best Christmas Ever (1990) (TV)

Home for Christmas (1990) (TV) – A thief befriends a young boy at Christmas. Guess Who’s Coming for Christmas? (1990) (TV) – a stranger who claims to be an alien befriends the town eccentric.

Bernard and the Genie (1991) (TV) – Bernard Bottle discovers a genie in an old bottle.

Midnight Clear, A (1991) – An rival squads during the war put their differences aside and spend Christmas together.

Christmas on Division Street (1991) (TV) – A good-natured homeless man and an ill-tempered student become good friends.

La Pastorela (1991) (TV)

Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus (1991) (TV) – A writer must answer a little girl’s question about whether Santa Claus really exists.

All I Want for Christmas (1991) – A story about two children who are intent on spending Christmas with their parents and grandmother. As they embark on their adventure, almost nothing goes exactly as they planned.

Christmas in Connecticut (TV) (1992) – A famous TV chef must hide the fact she cant cook from the viewers in a live taping of her show at Christmas.

Christmas Stallion, The (1992) (TV) – When a girl’s grandfather dies her uncle must either sell the farm to a greedy land developer, or allow her to keep it.

The Elf Who Saved Christmas (1992) (TV short) – Mrs Buzzard has put a spell on the mailbox, making Santa think that nobody believes in Christmas. It’s up to Toby the tiny mailroom elf to find all the missing letters and make Santa see the truth.

Muppet Christmas Carol, The (1992) – The Muppet characters tell their version of the classic tale “A Christmas Carol”

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) – A sequel to Home Alone, but this time Kevin and the burglars are in New York.

Christmas Vacation ’91 (1992)

To Grandmother’s House We Go (1992) (TV) – The Olsen twins go on an exciting adventure to grandmother’s house

Nutcracker, The (1993) – A little girl dreams her toys come to life and her beloved nutcracker toy does too to save her.

Heidi (1993) (TV)

Look Who’s Talking Now (1993) – Its Christmas time and James and Molly along with their family and pets are dealing with James’ new job and Molly’s lack of one.

Santa Clause, The (1994) – When a man inadvertently kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

Trapped in Paradise (1994) – Residents of a Pennsylvania town foil three brothers’ plan to rob a bank on Christmas Eve.

One Christmas (1994) (TV) – A young man is sent to visit his estranged father for Christmas.

Night Before Christmas, The (1994) – Two brothers who hate each other are going to spend Christmas with their mother.

Christmas Romance, A (1994) (TV) – A widowed mother with financial woes comes to the aid of a bill collector who crashes his car in a snowstorm.

Miracle on 34th Street (1994) – A department store Santa is convinced he is the real thing and convinces a little girl too.

Mixed Nuts (1994) – A crisis hotline business has one crazy night during the Christmas holidays.

The Ref (1994) – A cat burglar is forced to take a bickering, dysfunctional family hostage on Christmas Eve.

Home for the Holidays (1995) – A woman needs to face spending Christmas with her family and their crazy antics

Christmas Box, The (1995) (TV) – A ski-shop owner reluctantly moves himself, his wife, and his daughter in to an estate as live-in help for an elderly widow.

Ebbie (1995) (TV) – an updated retelling of ‘A Christmas Carol’ involving a business woman who learns the true meaning of Christmas

A Holiday to Remember (1995) (TV) – Carolyn is leaving the big city with her daughter Jordi for her childhood village, deep in the forest.

The Associate (1996) – A comedy about breaking prejudices and making it on Wall Street.

Unlikely Angel (1996) (TV) – A singer must work with St Peter to earn her wings at Christmas by re-uniting a family.

Jingle All the Way (1996) – A father decides to dream the impossible; to get a Turbo Man action figure for his son just before Christmas.

Mrs. Santa Claus (1996) (TV) – Santa’s wife ends up in New York in the early 1900s near Christmas.

The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue (1996) (TV) – Three children try to convince the president to release their wrongly convicted dad from prison in time for Christmas

Christmas Every Day (1996) (TV) – A teenager is made to re-live Christmas Day over and over again.

Elmo Saves Christmas (1996) (TV) – Elmo wishes that it would be Christmas every day

A Christmas Memory (1997)

Borrowed Hearts (1997) – A wealthy man pays a single mother and daughter to be his family for Christmas.

Vendetta: A Christmas Story (1997) (TV) – Santa gets involved with the wrong people.

The Christmas List (1997) (TV) – A woman learns the lesson “be careful what you wish for”.

Prancer Returns (1998)

Like Father, Like Santa (1998) (TV) – A ruthless toy tycoon travels to the North Pole to put an end to his biggest rival.

Richie Rich’s Christmas Wish (1998) (TV) – Richie Rich gets blamed for spoiling Christmas.

The Christmas Wish (1998) (TV) – A businessman tries to uncover a family secret for his grandmother.

A Chance of Snow (1998) (TV) – A divorced couple get snowed in at Christmas.

A Christmas Carol (1999) (TV)

Must Be Santa (1999) (TV) – Santa must pass his powers on to his chosen successor, but mistakenly passes them on to an ex con.

Ms. Scrooge (1999) (TV) – A different twist on Charles Dickens classic starring Cicely Tyson.

The Greatest Store in the World (1999) (TV) – A woman and her daughters take up residence in the best department store in London.

Barney’s Night Before Christmas (1999) – Barney and friends take a trip to the Norh Pole to meet Santa

A Season for Miracles (1999) (TV) – A homeless woman and her niece and nephew attempt to outrun the authorities during the holiday season.

Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) – Big budget remake of the classic cartoon about a creature intent on stealing Christmas.

Once Upon A Christmas (2000) (TV) – Santa’s daughter tries to change a family so they are no longer on the Naughty list

Special Delivery (2000) (TV) – A courier botches the delivery of a baby to its new parents in time for Christmas.

The Ultimate Christmas Present (2000) (TV) – A girl steals a weather machine from Santa Claus to make it snow on Christmas Day

Santa Who? (2000) (TV) – Santa suffers an amnesia attack shortly before Christmas.

The Christmas Secret (2000) (TV) (AKA Flight of the Reindeer) – A scientist sets out to prove that reindeer can fly.

Call Me Claus (2001) (TV) – Santa grooms a businesswoman to be his replacement.

Three Days (2001) (TV) – An angel offers a literary agent a chance to relive the last three days of his wife’s life.

‘Twas the Night (2001) (TV) – A boy and his uncle almost ruin Christmas when they decide to take Santa’s new high-tech sleigh for a joyride.

The Sons of Mistletoe (2001) (TV) – A foster home for boys is in danger of being closed when its benefactor dies.

Twice Upon a Christmas (2001) (TV) – Santa’s daughter has lost her memory.

Santa Clause 2, The (2002) – Scott Calvin has been a humble Santa Claus for nearly ten years, but it might come to an end if he doesn’t find a Mrs. Claus.

Silent Night (2002) (TV) – A German mother and her son seek refuge in a cabin on the war front.

Christmas Rush (2002) (TV) – One cop is taking matters into his own hands.

Santa, Jr. (2002) (TV) – Santa’s son is held under house arrest two days before Christmas.

Mary Christmas (2002) (TV) – Widower’s young daughter asks Santa for a new mother.

The Man Who Saved Christmas (2002) (TV) –  A man figures out a way to keep Christmas alive after the war threatens to take it away in his name.

It’s a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie (2002) – On Christmas Eve, an angel petitions God to send help for Kermit the Frog

Home Alone 4 (2002) (TV) – A TV sequel to the theatrical original.

Mr. St. Nick (2002) (TV) – An aging Santa Claus must convince his son to take over his job.

The Christmas Shoes (2002) (TV) – A young boy tries to get a pair of Christmas shoes for his dying mother.

A Christmas Visitor (2002) (TV) – A family decides not to celebrate Christmas for 11 years after their son dies.

Elmo’s World: Happy Holidays (2002) – What present will Elmo give his goldfish, Dorothy?

Stealing Christmas (2003) (TV) – A criminal hides in a small town and takes a job as a Santa.

Picking Up and Dropping Off (2003) – A divorced father and a divorced mother start to meet at Denver airport when picking up and sending off their children.

Comfort and Joy (2003) (TV) – Single businesswoman wakes up married and a mother after a car accident.

A Carol Christmas (2003) (TV) – A modern, comic re-telling of “A Christmas Carol”.

Eloise at Christmastime (2003) – Eloise insists on helping with Christmas.

Elf (2003) – A tall elf goes in search of his true identity

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie’s Island Adventure (2003) (TV) – Though Eddie’s fired right at Christmas, his boss sends him and his family on a South Pacific vacation.

A Boyfriend for Christmas (2004) (TV) – Santa plays matchmaker and sets up a young couple for Christmas.

Christmas Carol, A (2004) – The stage production adapted for television starring Kelsey Grammer and Jason Alexander

Samantha: An American Girl Holiday (2004) (TV) – A wealthy girl visits an orphanage during the holiday season, and tries to house them.

Christmas Child (2004) – A life-sized nativity leads a man to learn about his past and lost family.

Naughty or Nice (2004) (TV) – A boy dying of cancer forces a radio shock jock to be nice for a day.

Christmas With the Kranks (2004) – Parents need to pull off Christmas last minute when their daughter decides to come home for it.

Noel (2004) – Five New Yorkers come together on Christmas Eve, seeking a miracle

Snow (2004) (TV) – With only three days before Christmas, Nick Snowden needs to rescue a young reindeer from a zoo.

Red Boots for Christmas (2004) (TV) – A bitter shoemaker gets a visit from an angel shortly before Christmas.

The Twelve Days of Christmas Eve (2004) (TV) – A dying man has 12 days (12 chances) to achieve the “perfect” Christmas.

Eve’s Christmas (2004) (TV) – A wealthy and successful career woman gets a second chance in life with a magical wish.

Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus (2004) (TV) – A career woman and single mother is wooed by Santa’s son.

Surviving Christmas (2004) – A lonely, obnoxious young millionaire pays a family to spend Christmas with him.

Christmas at Water’s Edge (2004) (TV) – An Angel teams with spoiled college coed to organize Christmas concert at community youth center.

The Family Stone (2005) – An uptight businesswoman attends her partners’ free-spirited family’s Christmas celebration.

Recipe for a Perfect Christmas (2005) (TV) – A struggling chef agrees to date a food critic’s mother.

Three Wise Guys (2005) (TV) – Three Gangsters are hired as hitmen during the Christmas season.

His and Her Christmas (2005) (TV) – Two journalists compete to keep their jobs.

Crazy for Christmas (2005) (TV) – A female limousine driver takes an eccentric elderly rich man around town on Christmas Eve.

Christmas In Boston (2005) (TV) – Two pen pals meet up in Boston at Christmas.

Chasing Christmas (2005) TV – A bitter and burned-out Ghost of Christmas Past decides to go AWOL while on a “mission”.

The 12 Dogs of Christmas (2005) (TV) – A girl uses dogs to teach people about the true meaning of Christmas during the Depression.

Meet the Santas (2005) (TV) – Beth’s postponed wedding has to be rescheduled for Xmas eve

Deck the Halls (2005) (TV) – Amother and her son come to believe their new neighbor may be Santa Claus.

Joyeux Noel (2005) – Its Christmas during WWI and the French, German and Scottish get to know the men who live on the other side of the war.

A Home for the Holidays (2005) (TV) – A woman struggles to adopt her orphaned relatives.

Deck the Halls (2006) – Two neighbors fight after one of them lights his house up so brightly that it can be seen from space.

Hogfather (2006) (TV) – It’s Hogswatch on the Discworld and the Hogfather has gone missing

A Christmas Wedding (2006) (TV) – 2 people who meet on Christmas Day plan to marry on Christmas Day two years later.

The Nativity Story (2006) – A drama following  Mary and Joseph’s life when they journeyed to Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus.

Santa Baby (2006) (TV) – Mary returns to the North Pole to take over for her dad, Santa.

The Christmas Card (2006) (TV) – US soldier visits the town from where an inspirational Christmas card was sent to him.

Christmas Do-Over (2006) (TV) – A man has to re-live Christmas Day over and over again.

Unaccompanied Minors (2006) – A group of kids bond while snowed in at an airport during the holiday season

A Sesame Street Christmas Carol (2006) (TV) – Oscar the Grouch is visited by three ghosts in an attempt to teach him the true meaning of Christmas.

Santa Clause 3, The (2006) – Santa needs to keep his new family happy and stop Jack Frost from taking over Christmas.

The Holiday (2006) – Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other’s countries.

Road to Christmas (2006) (TV) – A high-powered photographer gets a lift from a widower and his daughter.

A Dad for Christmas (2006) (TV) – A young man brings his baby to his grandmothers for Christmas.

The Year Without a Santa Clause (2006) (TV) – A young man helps Santa rediscover the meaning of Christmas after the jolly man in red becomes disgruntled and decides to take a year off.

Elmo’s Christmas Countdown (2007) (TV) – Sesame Street characters help Elmo count down the days leading up to Christmas.

A Christmas Too Many (2007) (TV) – A Hollywood legend invites her not so normal family home for the holidays.

A Dennis the Menace Christmas (2007) – Dennis tries to inject his grinchy neighbor Mr. Wilson with the holiday spirit

This Christmas (2007) (TV) – Whitfield family’s first holiday together in four years.

A Grandpa for Christmas (2007) (TV) – A grandfather and granddaughter develop a close bond when her mother is hospitalised.

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey (2007) (TV) – A boy and his widowed mother commission a grumpy woodcarver to carve a nativity set.

Christmas Caper (2007) (TV) – A Grinch-like thief retreats to her hometown for Christmas.

Holiday in Handcuffs (2007) (TV) – A struggling artist working as waitress kidnaps one of her customers.

Moonlight and Mistletoe (2007) (TV) – A man runs a year-round Santa Town.

Snowglobe (2007) (TV) – A woman discovers a Christmas-themed dream world inside a magical snow globe.

The Family Holiday (2007) (TV) – A selfish con-man must show that he can be a family man to inherit his uncle’s estate.

Fred Claus (2007) – Santa’s bitter older brother is forced to move to the North Pole.

Christmas Story (2007) – The touching story of how Santa Claus came to be Santa. beginning with a boy (Nikolas) left alone after his parents fell through the ice in the night to take his sibling to a doctor. He later lived with a man that made toys.

A Muppet Christmas: Letters to Santa (2008) (TV) – Gonzo accidentally diverts three letters to Santa

The Christmas Cottage (2008) (TV) – A look at the inspiration behind Thomas Kinkade’s painting The Christmas Cottage

Four Holidays (2008) – A couple struggles to visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas Day.

Will You Merry Me? (2008) (TV) – A couple learn the hardest part about getting married might be dealing with each other’s in-laws.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year (2008) (TV) – A Retired policeman attempts to kindle romance between his daughter and a visiting chef.

Christmas Town (2008) (TV) – A single mom visits her estranged father for Christmas

Snow 2: Brain Freeze (2008) (TV) – Nick walks through a magical mirror and ends up with amnesia.

Christmas in Wonderland (2009) (TV) – Two children find a bag full of counterfeit money and Santa too.

The National Tree (2009) (TV) – A teenager has his Sitka Spruce tree chosen to be planted outside the White House as the new national Christmas Tree.

The Dog Who Saved Christmas (2009) (TV) – When two burglars set out to break into his owner’s home Zeus seizes the chance to be a hero.

Santa Buddies (2009) (TV) – Santa’s puppy needs to get back in order to save Christmas.

Mrs. Miracle (2009) (TV) – Widower Seth Webster finds the perfect housekeeper to help him with his unruly six year old twin sons.

Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe (2009) (TV) – Santa needs his daughter, Mary Class’ help again.

Christmas Cupid (2010) (TV) – Sloane is a beautiful, stylish woman on the fast track to success in her public relations firm when a starlet client dies.

The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation (2010) (TV) – Can Zeus solve the crime, save Bella and hit the slopes, all in time for Christmas Day?

The Search for Santa Paws (2010) (TV) – Magic dogs and an elf team up with two children to rescue Santa who has lost his memory.

The Night Before The Night Before Christmas (2010) – Santa sets off on his Christmas duties a day early and runs into trouble.

Mrs Miracle 2: Miracle in Manhattan (2010) (TV) – No one celebrates the holidays like Emily Merkle – or Mrs. Miracle as she is known by some.

Christmas with a Capital C (2010) (TV) – Small Alaska town erupts into conflict over public Nativity scene.

Christmas Mail (2010) (TV) – A postal worker falls for a woman who answers letter for Santa.

November Christmas (2010) (TV) – A father tries to provide an early Christmas for his seriously-ill young daughter.

The Santa Suit (2010) (TV) – A greedy Toy CEO gets transformed to look like a department store Santa.

A Christmas Kiss (2011) (TV) – A Christmas romance.

Christmas Spirit (2011) (TV) – A cynical youth whose mother is about to lose her job right before the holidays is visited by a magical Christmas spirit.

The Custom Mary (2011) – The story of two preachers and a scientist, who discover two drops of Jesus Christ’s blood.

Mandie and the Forgotten Christmas (2011) (TV) – Mandie stumbles upon the mystery of a long forgotten Christmas.

Lucky Christmas (2011) (TV) – A terminally unlucky single mother wonders if she will ever be lucky as Christmas approaches.

A Dog’s Christmas Miracle (2011) (TV) – A mischievous puppy is determined to break-up her devoted “mummy’s” new relationship.

Beethoven’s Christmas Adventure (2011) (TV) – A Christmas elf accidentally takes off in Santa’s sleigh.

Good Luck Charlie, It’s Christmas! (2011) (TV) – Chaos strikes when a woman and her daughter get separated from their family during the holidays.

A Christmas Story 2 (2012) (TV) – Ralphie Parker schemes to acquire a car for Christmas

A Christmas Wish (2012) (TV) – A single mum prays for miracle when she and her children are left penniless.

A Fairly Odd Christmas (2012) (TV) – Timmy Turner been going overboard with his wish granting.

Home Alone 5 (2012) (TV)

Naughty or Nice (2012) (TV) – Holiday humbug Krissy Kringle receives a special delivery intended for Santa Claus.

Santa Paws 2: The Santa Pups (2012) – The playful Santa pups stow away in Mrs Claus’ sled and get into all sorts of mischief.

Ira Finkelstein’s Christmas  (2012) – A Jewish boy on his way to sunny Florida trades airline tickets with a boy on his way to snowy Christmastown.

The 12 Dogs of Christmas 2: Great Puppy Rescue (2012) (TV) – The dogs of Doverville are in trouble again

Home & Alone For Christmas (aka 3 Day Test) (2012) (TV) – Martin surprises the wife and kids with a little experiment-he locks them in their own home with no power, no heat, no running water, and absolutely no contact with the world outside!

Guess who’s coming to Christmas (2013)

Christmas Spirit (2013) (TV)

The Christmas Star (2013) (TV) – With the help of his two precocious kids, a widower reconnects with his high school sweetheart

A Madea Christmas (2013) – Madea gets coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas

White Reindeer (2013) – Christmastime is looking swell for pretty, unassuming real-estate-agent Suzanne Barrington.

Santa Claws (2014) – All Tommy wants for Christmas is a kitten, but Santa is allergic. When Santa changes his mind because Tommy has been so good a whole litter of kittens find their way into Santa’s sack, giving him a huge allergic reaction.

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Animated Christmas Movies

The Night Before Christmas (1906) – An animated look at the activity happening the night before Christmas.

Shanty Where Santa Claus Lives, The (1933) – Animated short.  Santa takes an orphaned boy to his workshop.

Night Before Christmas, The (1933) – Animated short.

Pups’ Christmas, The (1936) – Animated short.  Christmas morning, and two puppies (and their children) are up early.

Christmas Comes but Once a Year (1936) – An inventor aims to give orphaned children new toys after theirs break.

Captain’s Christmas, The (1938) – The Captain is playing Santa; John and his henchmen stick him up and take over, but John breaks all the toys. They go into town and sing, so badly that people throw things at them to get them to to stop.

Night Before Christmas, The (1941) – Tom and Jerry short.

Pluto’s Christmas Tree (1952) – Animated short.

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) (TV) – A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them.

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) – Charlie Brown searches for the true meaning of Christmas.

Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) (TV) – A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

The Little Drummer Boy (1968) (TV) – An orphan drummer boy finds his life changed forever when he meets three wise men.

Frosty the Snowman (1969) (TV) – A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman’s magic hat.

Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (1970) (TV) – A mailman reveals the origin of Santa Claus.

The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas (1973) (TV) – Ted gets curious about Christmas so he learns the meaning from Santa Claus himself.

A Very Merry Cricket (1973) (TV) – Short.  Harry and Tucker decide to ask Chester to come back to revive the holiday’s true spirit.

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus (1974) (TV) – A little girl writes to the editor of a newspaper concerning the existence of Santa Claus

Twas the Night Before Christmas (1974) – A town learns that Santa Claus has struck it off his delivery schedule due to an insulting letter

Year Without a Santa Claus, The (1974) (TV) – Mrs. Claus and the Elves try to stop Santa from skipping Christmas.

Story of the First Christmas Snow, The (1975) (TV) – A blind young shepherd is taken in by some kindly nuns.

Rudolph’s Shiny New Year (1976) (TV) – Rudolph must find Happy before midnight.

The Little Drummer Boy Book II (1976) (TV) – Aaron, the drummer boy, struggles to protect a bellmaker’s great silver bells from seizure by Roman soldiers.

The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey Nestor (1977) (TV) –  An outcast donkey with overlong ears finds his destiny on the way to Bethlehem.

A Cosmic Christmas (1977) (TV) – Short.  Three aliens come to Earth to discover the true meaning of Christmas.

The Fat Albert Christmas Special (1977) (TV) – Short.  Fat Albert and friends rehearse their play for Christmas with some interruptions.

Stingiest Man in Town, The (1978) (TV)

Jack Frost (1979) (TV) – The Groundhog tells the story of how Jack Frost once became human and helped a knight win his lady love.

Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July (1979) (TV) – Rudolph and Frosty vs evil Winterbolt.

The Berenstain Bears’ Christmas Tree (1979) (TV) – Papa Bear and the cubs search the woods for the perfect Christmas tree

Pinocchio’s Christmas (1980) (TV) – Pinocchio’s first Christmas

A Chipmunk Christmas (1981) (TV) – Swept up in a holiday mood, Alvin gives away his cherished harmonica to a sick little boy.

The Snowman (1982) – A snowman comes to life at night and takes a small boy to meet Santa.

Ziggy’s Gift (1982) (TV) – Short.  Ziggy gets a job to be a street Santa on Christmas Eve

Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1984) – Walt Disney’s interpretation of Charles Dickens’ famous tale

Life & Adventures of Santa Claus, The (1985) (TV) – A forest being tells his Council the story of Santa Claus to explain why he deserves to made immortal.

A Garfield Christmas (1987) – Short. Garfield goes to Jon’s grandmother’s house for Christmas.

Will Vinton’s A Claymation Christmas Celebration (1987) – Two hosting prehistoric dinosaurs guide you along a typical small town’s Christmas choral celebration.

A Wish for Wings That Work (1991) (TV) – Opus the Penguin struggles to achieve his seemingly impossible dream to be able to fly.

Father Christmas (1991) – Short.  Father Christmas on vacation and on the job.

Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too (1991) – Short.

Frosty Returns (1992) (TV) – Short.  The continuing exploits of the famous snowman

Nightmare Before Christmas, The (1993) – The king of Halloweentown discovers Christmas Town but doesn’t quite understand the concept.

The Bears Who Saved Christmas (1994) (TV)

A Different Kind of Christmas (1996) (TV) – After the death of his wife, a father starts to act like Santa Claus.

Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas (1997) – Belle prepares the castle for Christmas against Beast’s wishes

Christmas Carol, A (1997) – Feature-length animated musical with the voice of Whoopi Goldberg

Annabelle’s Wish (1997) – A mute boy and a calf with the ability to speak form a deep friendship

Buster & Chauncey’s Silent Night (1998) – Animated story about the creation of the song “Silent Night”.

The Wish that Changed Christmas (1998) – Ivy, an orphan wants a grandmother and a doll for Christmas.

Olive, the Other Reindeer (1999) – A dog believes he can replace a hurt reindeer.

Arthur’s Perfect Christmas (2000) – Arthur and friends prepare to make the best Christmas ever.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas 2000) The Grinch decides to rob Whoville of Christmas

Casper’s Haunted Christmas (2000) – Kibosh, supreme ruler of all ghosts, decrees that casper must scare at least one person before Christmas Day

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus (2000) – A human orphan raised the Faire Folke becomes the benefactor of all human children.

A Diva’s Christmas Carol (2000) (TV) – A very nasty pop singer who gets a reality check by three Christmas spirits.

Barbie in the Nutcracker (2001) – Anything is possible, as long as you are brave.

Christmas Carol The Musical, A (2004) (TV)

Polar Express, The (2004) – On Christmas Eve, a doubting boy boards a magical train that’s headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus’ home.

Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas (2006) – Another adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol featuring Daffy Duck.

Holly Hobbie and Friends: Christmas Wishes (2006) – Holly Hobbie celebrates Christmas together with the “Hey Girls”

Toot and Puddle: I’ll Be Home for Christmas (2006) – Toot visits his Aunt Peg to celebrate her 100th birthday, while Puddle stays home

Christmas Is Here Again (2007) – A musical animated tale that follows the exciting journey of a young orphan girl.

Shrek the Halls (2007) – Short.  An animated TV special that features the Shrek characters

Barbie in a Christmas Carol (2008) – Another adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol featuring Barbie and friends.

The Flight Before Christmas (2008) – A young reindeer who suffers from vertigo learns to overcome his fear.

A Miser Brothers’ Christmas (2008) (TV) – Santa’s new chief mechanic creates a speedy, new sleigh for Christmas.

A Christmas Tale (2008) – When the matriarch becomes in need of a transplant a whole family is forced to come together, just in time for Christmas.

Santa Buddies (2009) A fun Christmas adventure featuring actual dogs who are on a mission to save the power of Christmas

Christmas Carol, A (2009) – A 3D CGI version of Charles Dickens famous story starring Jim Carey

Curious George: A Very Monkey Christmas (2009) Curious George struggling with the idea of gift giving

Yes, Virginia (2009) (TV) – Short.  A little girl writes to the editor of a newspaper concerning the existence of Santa Claus

Kung Fu Panda Holiday (2010) – Po is hosting the annual winter holiday feast.

The search for Santa Paws (2010) Another real dog movie on another mission to save Christmas

Arthur Christmas (2011) – Santa’s clumsy son Arthur goes on a mission to save one child’s Christmas.

Barbie: A Perfect Christmas (2011) – When the snow forces them to cancel their much-anticipated trip to Manhattan, Barbie and her sisters discover the true meaning of Christmas.

Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Special (2011) This is a short film where sid is placed on the naughty list and seeks to redeem himself with Santa

The Smurfs: A Christmas Carol (2011) A smurf version of the Christmas Carol

Niko 2: Little Brother, Big Trouble (2012) – Niko the reindeer must deal with his mom getting re-married

Rise of the Guardians (2012) Holidays Icons do their best to defend childhood and all the magic that comes with it. A Wonderful visual animated movie.

Frozen: (2013) 2 princesses along with a funny snowman and other delightful characters work to release a wintery spell placed over the kingdom.

Arthur Christmas (2013) A funny UK 3D animated film that also explains how Santa actually manages to deliver all his gifts

The Star (2017) An animated adventure featuring a donkey off an adventure to follow his dreams

Just released Elliot the Littlest Reindeer (2018) an animated film about a miniature horse has 3 days to fulfill his lifelong dream of earning a spot on Santa’s team

Just released The Grinch (2018) a wonderful modern remake of the Grinch but much more child-friendly- a really wonderful movie

Just released The Nutcracker and the Four Realms A wonderful movie revolving around a key that causes a girl to fall into a magical parallel world.

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Adult Christmas Movies

Christmas Burglars, The (1908)

Bad Man’s Christmas Gift, The (1910)

The Night Before Christmas (1912) – Short film. On the night before Christmas, a desperate man will go to desperate measures.

Christmas Holiday (1944) – A young femme fatale-type woman realizes that the wealthy man she married is an incorrigible wastrel.

Christmas Kid, The (1967) – Follows the troubled life of a boy born on Christmas Day.

Home for the Holidays (1972) (TV) – Horror film about an elderly man who summons his children home for Christmas and tells them he thinks his new wife is poisoning him.

Silent Night, Bloody Night (1973) – A man inherits a mansion which once was a mental home.

Black Christmas (1974 / 2006) – An escaped maniac returns to his childhood home on Christmas Eve.

You Better Watch Out (1980) – A psycho in a Santa suit gets to decide who’s been naughty and who’s been nice.

Silent Night, Deadly Night Part II (1987) – Ricky, the brother of the killer in the first film, talks to a psychiatrist about how he became a brutal killer after his brother died.

Don’t Open Till Christmas (1984) – A horror film about a killer dressed as Santa who is murdering people at Christmas time.

Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) – A young tormented teenager goes on a murderous rampage dressed as Santa

Die Hard (1988) – An off duty police officer is the only one who can save a building-full of Christmas party guests from terrorists.

Silent Night, Deadly Night III – Better Watch Out! (1989) – The “Santa Claus Killer” has been brought back to life by a crazed scientist.

Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation (1990) – A reporter investigating the bizarre death of a woman

Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker (1992) – An old toy maker and his son make killer toys designed to kill their owners, kids.

Reckless (1995) – On Christmas Eve, a regretful husband admits to his wife that he has hired a contract killer to take her out.

Countdown (1996) – A man falls obsessively in love with a Japanese girl and murders men who show her attention.

Love Actually (2003) – Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives over Christmas

Bad Santa (2003) – 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 Night Before (2013) 3 guys trying to reclaim their Christmas traditions of their youth (starring Seth Rogin)

Office Christmas Party (2016) Jennifer Anniston and Jason Bateman are hilarious in this Christmas movie where an office Christmas party gets out of control

A Bad Moms Christmas (2017) 3 bad moms with their even worse mothers- what could go wrong at Christmas time?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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78 responses to “Every Christmas movie EVER MADE…..well, almost!”

  1. Sherry Godfrey says:

    I remember seeing a Christmas movie when I was a kid. It was probably from the 40’s or 50’s. Black and White. But then, we had a B&W tv. It was about a kid wishing that it was Christmas every day. Sounds like every kid’s wish. The first few days were great. But then, everyone was starting to get stressed by the repetitiveness of it all. Example: the father kept opening up a new tie every day….he showed his collection of them that was accumulating. Not another tie!! I can’t remember the other details, but I’m sure the Mother was tired of cooking the turkey. The kids were fighting….too much candy, too much together time. Bored of their toys…wanting to get back to a routine. Just wondering if you have ever heard of this movie?

  2. Jeff Pellegrino says:

    Hello, I was just watching “Christmas In July” on the Hallmark Channel. There are some new movies (movies made for TV) on there this month that can be added to this list. Also somewhat recently saw a movie on Netflix called Pete’s Christmas. It was another “Groundhog Day” type movie but was pretty good! Now that I am signed up, I can fill you in on any more Christmas movies that I see. I watch them sometimes during the off-season but between Halloween and New-Years Eve, I will usually watch about 100 Christmas Movies. I make the list of my watch list every year. Just an idea for your page here, I think it would be a great idea to put an “page was last updated on” date at the top of the page so we can see how current it is. Thanks for this page, it is great! *****

  3. michael carroll says:

    Cool page, but I think it would be better if it were alphabetized, and also showed a “last updated” date. I may have overlooked it, but here is an addition to consider that I didn’t see – “Family Man”, with Nicholas Cage, a classic retelling of the Christmas Eve “what-if visitation, redemption, etc. Great movie.

  4. thomas says:

    I like the list, I hope this helps with updating the list.

    -The Toy – Richard Pryor and Jackie Gleason
    -Serendipity – John Cusack Kate Beckinsale
    -The Preacher’s Wife – Denzel Washington Whitney Houston
    -Jack Frost – Michael Keaton
    -Die Hard II – Bruce Willis
    -The Family Man – Nicholas Cage
    -While You Were Sleeping – Sandra Bullock
    -This Christmas 2007 has TV behind it but it was at the box
    office, at least the one with Delroy Lindo, Idris Elba, Chris Brown.

    There was an older movie I was hoping to find the name of here, i’ve seen it years ago, I don’t even remember all of the details. Had to do with an angel sent to earth to help someone, the only scene i think i recall was at some point in the middle of the movie they ended up in a psych hospital and the angel ran across another angel who was locked up because he said he was an angel. I remember enjoying the story, watched all but the last 15-20 minutes because years ago when your mom says it’s time to go to church you’ve got to hustle out the door, boy dvr would have been great back then.

    I’ve only read a couple of comments, but yes please add last updated as previous reader has mentioned.

  5. Amanda says:

    Hog Father needs to be on this list!

  6. Www says:

    Who knows the name of the Christmas movie about a dad who leaves his wife, daughter(I think) and son(who has a strong stutter) then comes back And I think the son tells him to go away.(if anyone knows please say I’ve been looking for years email is :[email protected]

  7. Craig Parton says:

    There was a made for TV Xmas romance film that had the plot of a pregnant girl who accepted a lift off a lad travel home for Xmas to his girlfriend,tgey end up stranded at a roadside lodge where she discovers the lady owner is her grandmother……I can’t find its title I believe it had winter in the title

  8. Abcd says:

    Who knows the name of a movie of where an evil magician/wizard thing stole loads of presents and took them up a mountain. I can remember them being in black tar and a little girl, maybe a boy going to defeat him?? It’s driving me crazy not being able to remember the name.

  9. Taylah Pye says:

    Does anyone know the movie where its a little blonde girl i remember a few scenes, there was one where she was falling through a christmas tree, something very significant which was golden, a nutcracker , a carriage and a scene where i think mice were having a war using sausages, cheese catapolts and things im going crazy from this.

  10. katie says:

    theres a movie my sister and i used to watch all the time and now i can’t remember the name of it! all i remember in the movie was there’s a brother and sister traveling by plane, they are with a group of other children but at some point they leave their group and end up outside in a blizzard and end up getting kidnapped by a man that lives kinda in the woods and somehow they escape and at the end they are in a church and i’m pretty sure about to sing in a choir or watch a choir or something like that. sorry thats all i remember but can someone please help me!

  11. Edenemily says:

    Does any one know the name of where a mum of 2 i think it is and she goes to the mall and bumps into an old successful friend and wishes for her life and finally gets it but soon regrets it?

  12. Vultania says:

    Does anyone know the name of the movie about an elf who makes carvings out of wood? It was advertised on the video tape of ‘Barbie in the Nutcracker’ in the previews. The elf had brown hair and olive-ish skin and he made something for a baby. I think the name starts with an ‘N’, though I could be wrong.

    • Linda Silance Spaulding says:

      This has to be…Santa Claus the Movie. One of my favorites too, with Dudley Moore and John Lighglow.

  13. Remember this? says:

    There’s one I saw in the early to mid-70’s set in a future where everyone is brainwashed into forgetting that Christmas is supposed to be about Jesus, and instead they set up The Money Tree and celebrate all things materialistic. The Voice of God is off-screen and tries to remind a little boy about the true origins of the holiday. Does ANYONE remember this?

  14. Rowan says:

    PLEASE HELP – looking for a cartoon animated Christmas film I watched when I was younger. From what I remember it was of burglars dressed in black and white trying to steal presents from a street of houses only to be stopped at the end. The main burglar had a whiny voice and said “Nooo” whenever he was thwarted
    Thanks

  15. 12baretti says:

    Can anyone remember a british xmas film that came out a couple of years ago maybe 2011 0r 2012, it was broadcast for tv and followed multiple short sad stories around Chrsitsmas time. One being where, a boy doesnt want his mother to work on xmas eve so he takes her car keys and she ends up being driven to work by her husband, whilist driving the couple then lean over to kiss and end up dying in a car accident. another story is about a young girl who falls through a frozen lake. Any help?

  16. Lisa says:

    Thank you for this wonderful list!!!
    Just a couple more that I don’t think I saw above:
    “If You Believe” –wonderful Tv movie starring Aly Walker as a unhappy book editor who learns to embrace her inner child when her inner child shows up to teach her the joy of Christmas and living
    “Bridget Jones’Diary”-thoroughly delightful with lots of holiday scenes
    “Little Women”
    “A Child’s Christmas in Wales” (youtube)
    “My Boyfriend is An Angel”–A gorgeously filmed Russian rom-com taking place during Chirstmas season (youtube)
    “The Sweetest Gift”
    “Auntie Mame”
    “The Holly and the Ivy”
    “Christmas in the Clouds”
    “Santa Pete”

  17. roby bobu says:

    hy,I think in ’90 I saw a movie with an killer santa who was fired by a woman and decide to revenge and goes at her home(a big castle),to kill her son.But the boy was not alone,he was with his grandpa,and all the movie he is trying to escape,with a lot of traps.Help please,if you remeber the name….:))))

  18. Erma Gilbert says:

    I am looking for a Christmas movie I saw about 2 years ago about Santa who owned a toy shop, but fell on hard times and could not pay the mortgage. He and his wife were put out and the owner took Santa’s wife’s gold ring from her. They rented a boat and ended up on an island of fairies. Santa eventually became friends with them and built a workshop of ice. He had a nemesis, though, who treated his son very badly. But Santa made a wish that he would be able to give a gift to every child in the world. The nemesis tried his best to destroy the wish, but it was eventually pulled off. I cannot remember the name of the movie, but if I am not mistaken, Angela Langsbury was the voice of the wife. Does anyone know of this movie?

  19. Erma Gilbert says:

    I am sorry, I should have mentioned that this is an animated movie.

  20. Corrine says:

    Does anyone know the name of this movie…a cute little curly haired blonde girl, suddenly appears at this divorcing couples home, wearing an oversized jersey shirt. No one but the couple can see her, and later on it turns out that she is an Angel that ran away from Heaven.

  21. Kayla Noelle says:

    This is a long shot but does anyone know of a badly animated CGI movie about the invention of the Yule log Christmas cake? It had A raccoon, a squirrel who could both talk, and a little girl trapped in this bakery because the girl’s older brother (I think) worked there and had to hide her because he had to work but didn’t want to leave her home alone. Mayhem issues and the original cake gets ruined sending the chef/boss into an outrage until the older kid forms it into a yule log and the customer is thrilled by ho festive it is. The same company also made other Christmas themed films I believe, again horrible early cgi! I must have watched this in the mid to late 2000’s but I am assuming it had to be made in the late 90’s. I always saw it on YTV or Teletoon.

  22. Ruby says:

    I am looking for this movie I watched when I was very young. Because I was about 5 I cant really remember anything at all but I would recognise the title are the character if I saw it. I cant find it anywhere…It is about a creature who didn’t receive a toy but all the others did. Mad he goes to steal from Santa and get the present he so desperately wants. It would mean a lot if anyone knew what it was called.

  23. Katie says:

    I’m looking for an animated movie that came across on TV about 12 years ago. It’s about a Christmas ornaments coming alive and the main character (forgot what it was) embark on a journey up the Christmas tree to see the Christmas angel. On the way the main character meets never seen before ornaments that live on the same tree.

    I really hope to find the name of the movie and watch it again, I really enjoyed it as a child. I tried searching it on google but there are just too many animated Christmas themed movies out there.

  24. Mel says:

    I used to love a movie, I think it started with a blizzard outside santas workshop. A part was damaged so santa had to get a part and parachuted in to a city where he was quite disheartened about the lack of belief and help he received. I think it had to have been made before 1996? That’s all I remember apart from I loved it. Can anyone please help?

  25. Jon says:

    I used to watch a Christmas movie with a British Grandfather who served in WW1. He gave a bugle to his Grandson. I think it took place in the 1940s to 1950s, though it was made much later. The boy had to play Mary in the Nativity because there weren’t enough girls.

    It may have been “made for TV” and came on every year. I’ve done tons of searches with no luck.

  26. Kadee Sternberg says:

    Does anyone know the movie where two sister bury a time capsule when their little and dig it up when their older then one of the sisters has a wedding and they get into a fight then their parents get into a fight and one sister tries to bring their family together by Christmas and the sister that didn’t get married finds a boyfriend it used to be on Netflix a couple years ago but they took it off.

  27. Jake Brown says:

    I remember watching a movie back in 1984 (though I’m fairly sure it was from earlier), with the same idea as “The House Without A Christmas Tree” As I recall, it went like so – a father of several children doesn’t want a tree and, when his wife went behind his back and put one up anyway, one night, he destroyed it while everyone slept and left the remains on the floor to spite everyone. When the wife finds out, she locks him in his room and takes the kids with her, I believe, to her parents house.

  28. Nelly Sanchez says:

    This is probably a long shot, but does anyone know the name of this animated film? It’s about a man who acts like scrooge, and hates Christmas. One day he accidentally injures Santa Claus, and has to go around doing all of Santa’s Christmas duties for him. They also rhyme A LOT in the while movie, and they break into song a couple of times. There is also one scene where he is delivering presents, but his Santa costume is too big, so his pants fall down, and his underwear is showing. It has his name embedded into it and I believe it was “Harvey” and then some other last name. I really loves this movie as a kid, but I couldn’t find it on Google since there are too many Christmas movies out there. Thanks! 🙂

  29. Libby says:

    So there’s a movie that I haven’t seen for years.

    It’s about a poor family, who have two kids, a horse and a rat. The animals talk and it’s animated. They’re very poor and the dad goes out to look for a Christmas present. All the toys are too expensive until he runs into a man (Santa) who he makes a deal with. So the father sells the horse, and they gain a wooden toy horse. It has a bell on it, (and it’s magical but they don’t know that yet) and although they got a toy for Christmas, that’s not what they want and they want their horse back. Then the bell rings and they get their wish. THE END.

    Anyone know the name?

  30. JV says:

    There is a Christmas movie about a boy left alone after his parents fell through the ice in the night to take his sibling to a doctor. He later lived with a man that made toys.

    The boy grow and helped deliver toys to the town when they put their shoes out on the steps at night on Christmas Eve

    I do not know the name of the movie. I am hoping for the name.

    Regards,
    JV

    • Hi JV- its called Christmas Story and was released in 2007 🙂 It was about a young by called Nikolas who goes onto become Santa Clause. I hope that helps. You might be able to order it from Amazon.

  31. Laura Hampson says:

    My favorite Christmas movie was not even on the list! “The Man Upstairs” starring Ryan O’Neal and Katharine Hepburn. Ryan is an escaped convict who hides in Hepburn’s attic. Top performances by both stars. Just not Christmas without this movie!

  32. AVB says:

    I am looking for an animated Christmas story about a little girl demon who share the holiday with an old man. He explained the significane of each symbol and fed her. She had to go back to hell but she promised him she would try to come back the next year. It was from the late 70’s or sometime in the 80’s I think and I believe it was called something “and the sinner”

  33. Snowbell says:

    What an amazing ultimate all-time list with Christmas movies! It gives me some lovely ideas for movies to re-watched this year!

  34. carleen bailes says:

    Im looking for a movie about a man who delivers Christmas gifts to people who need things but is dying so he trains his female neighbor to take his place when he passes. a reporter wants an interview with him and gets it when he helps her deliver.

  35. Laurie says:

    The Juggler of Notre Dame, 1982. I was seven when I saw it and never forgot it. Funny how some movies stick in our heads. I don’t even remember what made the movie so sentimental to me, but I think about that Mary statue every time I hear the song, What Child is This.

  36. Panda says:

    Whats the name of the movie with a kid, im guessing was orphan, who was walking in a snow storm at the beginning and somewheres there was dancing toys, it was animated, i haven’t seen it since I was six

  37. not sure if this was a christmas movie, but sants was in it, a train of animals went off track had raccoon, i think it was rockin raccoon, and a kanagroo nad a bunch of wolfvies. my grandaughter watched it every day. now she is 20, and i was trying to find it for her. thank you
    will

  38. patricia swanson says:

    looking for a movie shown around 2014, 15, 16, 17,or little before maybe about a women with an heriloom or ornament sitting on bed and she sees the ghost of her dad or grandad in a military uniform if it sounds familiar please let me know if you know it. pat

  39. Bernie says:

    There was a Christmas TV movie from the 1970s about a boy lost in an airport on Christmas Eve. A woman befriends him as they search for his parents. At one point they see the Mormon Tab. Choir sing. Does anyone remember this movie?

  40. Regina Palosaari says:

    Does anyone know the name of a movie about a woman and her daughter who find a key to an abandoned house and then live there? The town welcomes her because they think she’s a relative of the actual owner. I think it had something to do with an angel statue in the park. Driving me nuts. Thanks!

  41. Emma says:

    Looking for romance movie, I’m pretty sure it is A christmas film where a widow mother and her son return to her childhood family town for Christmas with an intention to buy her parents house. however there are some complications with buying the house. at some point in the movie the mother takes her son to a tree to show him a tree with engraved names on it, and where her and her child hood friend buried a time capsule. the son wants to dig it up but they run out of time so they leave. In another part of the town there is a single father with a daughter who owns a workshop that they can’t afford to buy and are going to lose it. they go the same tree and he digs up the time capsule to show his daughter. When the mother and son go to dig up the time capsule they realise it’s gone. Eventually they meet up with the father and realise he was the long lost childhood friend. the widower mother decides to invest in the fathers workshop instead of buying her child hood home.

    extra info: as kids the two parents told each other fake names so they were never able to find each other after that.
    I watched this with my mum years ago i still remember the entire plot but no recognition of the title or actors.

  42. Jeff says:

    Does anyone know the name of an animated Christmas movie where they all live in like a holiday land with all the other holiday characters (like a bunny for Easter, etc) and Santa goes crazy for some reason and there is like a blonde elf that looks like Link from Legend of Zelda, and he like “takes over” Christmas. Please respond ive been searching for this movie forever and no one seems to know what im talking about

  43. Steve says:

    I’m trying to figure out the movie name or even an actor I could search on IMDB. Santa must retire and chooses a man that stars in a children’s program. Man gets an offer to network job and it looks like he’ll take it and Christmas will end. By the end he takes the Santa job, Christmas is saved, and the previous Santa goes off with a women he’s met giving her the name is used to be called before becoming Santa. I can even see both Santas faces but don’t know either actors name.

  44. Marilyn Cherry says:

    12/21/19 I’m trying to find a Christmas movie and can’t remember any actors/acrtresses in it. I saw it probably 10-15 yrs ago and then part of it about 5-6 years ago. It’s probably considered an inspirational movie, so probably show on ION if that was the network name years ago. Ok, this is what I remember, there’s a married couple with children. The wife’s parents come to visit. They’re going to church with a live nativity. The husband has a cold and he takes strong cold medicine and takes a nap. He oversleeps, and while still under the influence of the cold medicine, runs to the church as he has a role to play. Well, since he’s a little loopy from the medicine, anything that can go wrong, goes wrong. He knocks over the tree, the real animals get loose, baby Jesus get’s thrown into the audience and other stuff. I would really love to see this movie again. Thanks

  45. Marilyn Cherry says:

    A Season for Miracles

  46. elf movie finder says:

    A Golden Christmas (2009)

  47. Leo says:

    Hey Emma
    It is called A Golden Christmas.
    Enjoy
    Leo

  48. Graham says:

    Hey Steve, the movie you’re looking for is called “In the Nick of Time”. Set in NYC, Santa is retiring. It was filmed in Toronto.

    https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102113/

  49. Nicolas Arroyo says:

    I want to find a movie I watched when I was a little kid but I don’t know the name or year it was made, plus I watched it alone so I can’t even ask anyone for help. I remember a little though. It was about a miserable single woman who lived by herself. On Christmas eve, she found a lost little black girl and took care of her for the night. That same night a homeless man found this woman and the woman let him in for the night since it was snowing really hard even though she didn’t want the girl of homeless man with her at all. She made it clear she did not like Christmas and so the man and little girl tried helping her be more happy and enjoy Christmas and they even decorated her house from the inside. Later when the snow lets up the man leaves and tells the woman something. She then realizes that was her father who died years ago but came back to help her on Christmas eve. She also then gets the little girl and looks for her mother. Which they do, they find her mom and her brother.

  50. Leah Johnson says:

    I really liked the movie “The Gathering”, with Ed Asner. It took place in the family house, and I grew up in an apartment, we could never afford a house and I still don’t live in a house. It felt really homey and it was one of the TV houses I would have loved to have lived in. I guess I’ve just always wanted a house for Christmas.

    I also remember a tv special maybe 1/2 hour or 1 hour – I think it was called The Christmas Child. It was about a female flight attendant who got stuck at an airport and couldn’t make it home for Christmas and she was not in a good mood about it, and she found a lost little boy at the airport and took care of him – so they both had each other for Christmas. I can’t find anything about it, but I liked that show as well. I think this is the show that Bernie – No. 39 post is talking about.

  51. Denise says:

    I am looking for the name of a movie about a single lonely african-american woman about 20 something using the internet to try to find someone to spend the holidays with.

  52. HELP!! says:

    hi i was just wondering if anybody new the name of this movies. To start this ISN´T THE MISTLE TONES. But here are some details i remember. after this lady left work her car broke down in he snow and the closest place to start was a bar. there she found her boss singing karaoke. He told her not to tell anyone. and then they formed a sing group with the boss and either friends or coworkers. They would practice in random places i dont know if it is called storage but think like COSTCO and stuff like that piled up. Any one know the name and can help?

  53. HELP!! says:

    I just noticed spelling i meant in the snow **** and stop was at the bar***. Ad sorry that is all i remember

  54. Jakob says:

    I am looking for a christmas movie from the early 90’s I believe. It’s about a boy at the age of 14 or so who hates Christmas because his dead died. He has a lot of anger inside him and at one point he destroys the Christmas tree on the town square. I remember he has a younger brother. I don’t remember much more than this. It’s a family drama and at the end, of course, everything went fine. I hope someone can help me, I asked this on many sites the last years. Thanks.

  55. Kyle says:

    Please help me find this movie!

    Man with a big clock has car issues. A mechanic who plays Bible audiobooks in the car tries to help. There is a party at the town’s hotel, but the main character is unable to get a room. He ends up staying at the mechanic’s house instead. The mechanic lives with his family:

    There is a crazy father who runs around in a rage, chasing turkeys on a riding lawnmower, grunting but never speaking. A sweet Swedish mother who spends all the time cooking. Daughter #1 who cuts the main characters hair at night. Daughter #2 who lives in the basement with her boyfriend. And daughter #3 who is beautiful and blond, ultimately convincing the main character to do a magic trick that will snap the father out of his rage.

    For Christmas dinner, extended family from Europe show up, as well as a cop is kind of gay.

    Any ideas what this is called?

  56. Lynn Roldan says:

    So I just saw this web page and read through the list of movies and can tell you that I have probably watched about 3/4 of theses movies and of those I have watched half of them are in my watch every year list. There are three I see you have missed and I think it is just because you probably got tired so Die Hard 2, Lethal Weapon and It Happened on 5th Avenue are the ones I see are not on your list. I know this year’s movies are not there as well because let’s face it Hallmark put out 40 new ones, Hulu has I think 10 and Netflix has probably 15 of it’s own so can’t wait to see updated list after the holidays. Have a great day and thanks for the list

  57. Lynn Roldan says:

    I love the list. I don’t know if my earlier message went through so there were three I didn’t see on the list Die Hard 2, Lethal Weapon and It Happened on 5th Avenue. I hope you will up date after I he holidays because I know you are busy now but Hallmark added 40 new movies this year, Hulu I think has maybe 10 and Netflix has I think 10 as well have a good holiday.

  58. i am looking for the name of a old Christmas movie where two neighbors are competeing on decorating their houses. It is a comedy and I beleive its at least 20 years old. Not Deck The Halls or National Lampoon, we have watched so many movies trying to find this. Help please

  59. CLL says:

    #43 carleen bailes the movie is “Christmas Angel” 2009 starring Bruce Davison. Ashley feels alone this Christmas as she searches for a job. Her neighbor, Nick, offers her a job, to be his assistant in the best work, helping others. There’s one catch, she can’t tell anyone that her new boss is a sort of Secret Santa.
    This is different fro Christmas Angel 2012 with Kevin Sorbo

  60. Claudia lara says:

    Hello can anyone help me find a movie I watched it when I was like 8 years old maybe I don’t really know what year it came out, I am 28 yrs. old now. I remember little about the movie there was two kids a boy and his sister walking thru the snowy white forest area and there was this man that caught them and they ended up in a house and then they were escaping or maybe they were going to a house and a man the lived there got them I remember it had a Christmas song sounding like Christmas Canon

  61. Wh says:

    Kyle, it’s “Dinner at Fred’s”

  62. Dana says:

    I saw a show – probably in 2013 or 2014 – where kids who lived in a warm climate (CA, maybe?) had wished for snow on Christmas. They wake up to find several inches of snow (and maybe reindeer too?) in their backyard. They are the only house in the town to have snow. Other Christmas wishes like this are granted in the movie and I think it’s told by a journalist who is covering the strange happenings. If anyone can help me find this show again, I would be SO thankful!!!!!!

  63. can someone help me find a film. its about a young woman working in a store in America. she is dressing the window and sees a homeless woman outside really cold. she gives her a coat from the display. it carries on and ends up with people donating blankets etc for the homeless .

  64. pseudonym says:

    Can anyone help me find this Christmas movie? I can’t remember the name, actors, etc. It was a black and white movie, perhaps filmed in the 40’s 50’s or 60’s. The main character is a disillusioned alcoholic store santa, he ends up with his store “santa’s bag” becoming an actual santa bag with a neverending supply of gifts for the people in his neighborhood. I seem to recall it was set in New York or similar large city. Scenery very much like that in miracle on 34th street. A very sad movie with an uplifting ending. If anyone knows the name of this movie???

  65. Kathy says:

    Watched three quarters of a Christmas show this year (2021) but don’t know the name or what channel it was on.
    An older couple (father is a pilot, mother a doctor) and their three daughters. The estranged husband comes back to ask for a divorce but gets sick and ends up staying with the family during Christmas. One of the sisters is being a surrogate for another sister. Really would like to finish the show but have looked and looked with no success.
    Love this list of Christmas shows. Thanks

  66. PG. C says:

    Please add. Bundle of Joy (I didn’t see it)

    Also. I’m trying to find the name of movie about a divorced mon two kids and the dog they got for Christmas.
    She ends up in the hospital meets the doctor has a car issue. In the very end she brings a neighbor, the doctor, And a car mechan (everybody) home with her for Christmas and decides to keep the dog

  67. Allison says:

    I remember watching a Christmas movie when I was in the second grade so it would have been 1993 or earlier. I don’t remember much of the movie but here goes. I remember a toy machine breaking down and the elves which are kids in the movie all start to fight with each other. I remember Santa going down to earth to give lollipops to kids at a department store. Back at the North some animals also kids dressed up in costumes of some kind maybe puffins help to get the toy machine up and running by using bikes which the elves pedal on. I also remember they drink some type of a drink which is supposed to help them pedal faster. It’s starting to drive me crazy because I am the only one who remembers this movie. Also it was live action if anyone was wondering and I live in Canada as well so I am not sure if the movie was Canadian or not.

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