Best Holiday Moviesby alphacrucis | created - 10 Dec 2016 | updated - 19 Nov 2017 | Public
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1. A Christmas Carol (1951)
TV-PG | 86 min | Drama, Fantasy
Ebenezer Scrooge, a curmudgeonly, miserly businessman, has no time for sentimentality and largely views Christmas as a waste of time. However, this Christmas Eve he will be visited by three spirits who will show him the errors of his ways.
2. A Christmas Carol (2009)
PG | 96 min | Animation, Drama, Family
An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.
Votes: 97,710 | Gross: $137.86M
3. White Christmas (1954)
Not Rated | 120 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance
A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general.
Votes: 31,151 | Gross: $30.00M
6. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
Not Rated | 101 min | Comedy, Romance
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.
7. The Bishop's Wife (1947)
Not Rated | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
An angel in human form enters the life of a bishop in order to help him build a new cathedral and repair his fractured marriage.
8. The Polar Express (2004)
G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy
On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.
Votes: 166,331 | Gross: $183.37M
9. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance
An artificial man, who was incompletely constructed and has scissors for hands, leads a solitary life. Then one day, a suburban lady meets him and introduces him to her world.
Votes: 433,197 | Gross: $56.36M
10. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Passed | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
12. Love Actually (2003)
R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.
Votes: 412,535 | Gross: $59.70M
13. Home Alone (1990)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family
An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.
Votes: 446,900 | Gross: $285.76M
14. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)
PG | 120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
One year after Kevin McCallister was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself stranded in New York City - and the same criminals are not far behind.
Votes: 288,001 | Gross: $173.59M
15. Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with a lovable oaf of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion.
Votes: 117,736 | Gross: $49.53M
16. An Old Fashioned Thanksgiving (2008 TV Movie)
TV-PG | 88 min | Drama
Inspired by a short story. Isabella Caldwell is a high-society woman in late-1800's New York. When Isabella's estranged daughter Mary becomes ill and is too proud to ask her mother for ... See full summary »
17. Untamed Heart (1993)
PG-13 | 102 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A waitress hardly notices a shy busboy who secretly loves her; until one night she's attacked and he comes to her rescue. From there a relationship sparks but one secret could mean disaster for these fated lovers.
Votes: 12,377 | Gross: $18.90M
18. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.
Votes: 38,777 | Gross: $2.65M
21. The Family Man (2000)
PG-13 | 125 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
A fast-lane investment broker, offered the opportunity to see how the other half lives, wakes up to find that his sports car and girlfriend have become a mini-van and wife.
Votes: 100,502 | Gross: $75.79M
23. A Christmas Carol (1999 TV Movie)
PG | 95 min | Drama, Fantasy
An old bitter miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.
25. Frosty the Snowman (1969 TV Short)
TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Family
A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman's magic hat.
27. The Little Drummer Boy (1968 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Drama, Family
An orphan drummer boy who hated humanity finds his life changed forever when he meets three wise men on route to Bethlehem.
28. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Harry and Sally have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship.
Votes: 187,846 | Gross: $92.82M
29. Bridget Jones's Diary (2001)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Bridget Jones is determined to improve herself while she looks for love in a year in which she keeps a personal diary.
Votes: 217,763 | Gross: $71.54M
30. Maid in Manhattan (2002)
PG-13 | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A Senatorial candidate falls for a hotel maid, thinking she is a socialite, when he sees her trying on a wealthy woman's dress.
Votes: 82,146 | Gross: $94.01M
31. The Christmas Box (1995 TV Movie)
G | 100 min | Drama, Fantasy
A ski-shop owner reluctantly moves himself, his wife, and his daughter in to an estate as live-in help for an elderly widow. While struggling to balance his career and family life, he has recurring dreams about an angel.
32. Curly Sue (1991)
PG | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Family
A homeless man and his young companion, who survive by conning people, meet a woman who may need them even more than they need her.
Votes: 19,779 | Gross: $33.69M
34. Love Affair (1994)
PG-13 | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Ex-football star Mike Gambril meets Terry McKay on a flight to Sydney, which is forced to land on a small atoll. Both engaged to others, they become romantic on board the ship sent to take ... See full summary »
Votes: 4,320 | Gross: $18.25M
35. While You Were Sleeping (1995)
PG | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A hopelessly romantic Chicago Transit Authority token collector is mistaken for the fiancée of a coma patient.
Votes: 88,509 | Gross: $81.06M
36. An Old Fashioned Christmas (2010 TV Movie)
TV-G | 88 min | Drama
The story of An Old-Fashioned Thanksgiving continues. Isabella and Tilly pay a visit to Ireland, hoping Isabella's long-ago suitor, the Earl of Shannon, can assist Tilly in getting her writing published.
37. Prancer (1989)
G | 103 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy
A farm girl nurses a wounded reindeer she believes is one of Santa's, hoping to bring it back to health in time for Christmas. Her holiday spirit inspires those around her, something her disheartened father is having trouble understanding.
Votes: 4,412 | Gross: $18.59M