12 Best Christmas Movies Make Your Christmas

12 Best Christmas Movies Make Your Christmas

Christmas is a big holiday in year! Enjoy 12 best Christmas movies to make your Christmas happier and more interesting

1. White Christmas (1954)

Best Christmas Movies

Singing, dancing, love, and the holidays—White Christmas is easily the best holiday movie streaming on Netflix this season. The 1954 musical is loved by all ages, and is sure to settle down the bickering about what to put on TV for your grandparents during the annual visit. National treasure Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye play war buddies who fall for two sisters and help out their old commanding officer to save his resort. Get out the mistletoe—there’s gonna be some chaste romancing.

2. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)

Best Christmas Movies

One of the best Christmas movies is Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer. If you grew up a Christmas celebrant in North America with a working television, the nostalgia factor will still grip you by your cold, adulthood-hardened heart. Get the 50th anniversary DVD of the Rankin-Bass stop-motion classic, which includes an interactive section with 50 little-known facts about the beloved special.

3. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

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Tim Burton-created, Henry Selick-directed stop-motion classic about a Halloween takeover of Christmas, which is usually the first Yuletide movie everybody watches in the run-up to December 25th. Mainly because it’s a bit of an unusually dark Chrimbo flick that you can also watch on October 31st.

4. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

Best Christmas Movies

When Kris Kringle spies the Cole’s Department Store Santa Claus drinking heavily before his appearance in the annual Thanksgiving Day Parade, he’s outraged. With moments to spare, the store chooses Kris to stand in for Saint Nick, and he becomes an overnight sensation. That is, until he begins to claim he’s actually Santa Claus.

5. Little Women (1994)

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A lot of people consider this a Christmas movie even though only parts of it take place during the holiday season. And why not? It’s a comforting and cozy tale of family and resiliency, and has a headstrong female lead. There’s also a baby-faced Christian Bale.

6. Love Actually (2003)

Best Christmas Movies

Love Actually may be the greatest holiday sap-fest ever—in the best way. You have multiple stories of love (10, to be exact), between parents and children, friends, family, and of course, attractive people who want to have sex with each other. It’s impossible to get bored with so many stories bouncing around, all of which tie together blissfully at a Christmas concert. All of the UK’s favorites make appearences: Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, Mr. Bean. The flick is so charming that it’s gone on to inspire awful American copycats like Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve. So that’s how you know it’s real.

7. Noel (2004)

Best Christmas Movies

Five strangers (Susan Sarandon, Penélope Cruz, Paul Walker, Alan Arkin and Marcus Thomas) unexpectedly connect on Christmas Eve in New York City.

8. Just Friends (2005)

Best Christmas Movies

Of course, Just Friends is in the best Christmas movies list. Returning home for the holidays offers opportunities to reconnect with parents, check in on old friends and make one last go-for-broke attempt at wooing a childhood crush. In this, Ryan Reynolds slides into a fat suit and attaches a couple extra chins to star as a formerly chubby dweeb who spent high school with two feet planted in the friend-zone of the school’s top cheerleader. Now, after losing weight, obtaining riches and becoming a womanizer of supermodels, he returns home to sweep his old pal off her feet. But first, he has to assuage the demands of a temper-tantrum-prone pop star (Anna Faris) and overcome his lifelong hesitancy to finally make a move.

9. Arthur Christmas (2011)

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Finally, a film that explains how it is, exactly, that Santa manages to deliver billions of presents to people around the world all in one night. In fact, even taking into account time zones and international date lines, we just haven’t been able to figure it out.

10. Happy Christmas (2014)

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There are no ghosts of Christmas past, present or future in this movie, starring Anna Kendrick and Lena Dunham. Irresponsible 20-something Jenny (Kendrick) arrives in Chicago at Christmas time to live with her older brother Jeff, his novelist wife Kelly and their two-year-old son. Her arrival shakes up their quiet, happy existence.

11. Holidays (2014)

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In this horror anthology, the Christmas episode stars a father (Seth Green) who is beaten by a rival dad to the final Virtual Reality Headset that he’d like to give his boy. When that shopper drops dead in the parking lot, the timid man makes a difficult choice to impress his kid and his way-out-of-his-league wife. The headset promises to immerse the wearer in their most sought-after fantasies. And when Seth puts it on, he sees a little BDSM. But then things get far more disturbing as he gets the POV of two dying men. But only one of which he is responsible for.

12. A Very Murray Christmas (2015)

Best Christmas Movies

A funny film in the best Christmas movies list is A Very Murray Christmas. When Bill Murray wakes up on the day of his live holiday special and realizes a storm has snowed in most of his guests, you’d think it’d be chaos. But with a little song, dance and special appearances by Amy Poehler, George Clooney, Paul Schaffer, Chris Rock, Maya Rudolph, Rashida Jones, Jason Schwartzman and Miley Cyrus. It turns out a snowstorm isn’t so bad after all.


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