The Best Recommended Christmas Movies of All Time
Now we're delivering the Best Christmas Movies to you! The list uses a weighted formula factoring a movie's Tomatometer score, number of reviews, and year of release. Omitted were television specials, and movies with Christmas scenes but are not overall holiday related . Now it's time to take a walk through the cinema winter wonderland that is Best Christmas Movies!
1.IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)
Critics Consensus: The holiday classic to define all holiday classics, It's a Wonderful Life is one of a handful of films worth an annual viewing.
Synopsis: This is director Frank Capra's classic bittersweet comedy/drama about George Bailey (James Stewart), the eternally-in-debt guiding force of a bank in...
Starring: James Stewart , Donna Reed , Lionel Barrymore , Thomas Mitchell
Directed By: Frank Capra
2.MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET (1947)
Critics Consensus: Irrefutable proof that gentle sentimentalism can be the chief ingredient in a wonderful film, Miracle on 34th Street delivers a warm holiday message without resorting to treacle.
Synopsis: Edmund Gwenn plays Kris Kringle, a bearded old gent who is the living image of Santa Claus. Serving as a last-minute replacement for the drunken Santa...
Starring: Maureen O'Hara , John Payne , Edmund Gwenn , Gene Lockhart
Directed By: George Seaton
3.UN CONTE DE NOËL (A CHRISTMAS TALE) (2008)
Critics Consensus: A sharp black comedy about a chaotic family holiday gathering, A Christmas Tale is always involving, thanks to an impressive ensemble cast.
Synopsis: The devastating reverberations of a profound tragedy echo through generations of a long-suffering French family in this emotional family drama from...
Starring: Catherine Deneuve , Mathieu Amalric , Jean-Paul Roussillon , Anne Consigny
Directed By: Arnaud Desplechin
4.HOLIDAY INN (1942)
Critics Consensus: With the combined might of Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, and Irving Berlin working in its favor, Holiday Inn is a seasonal classic -- not least because it introduced "White Christmas" to the world.
Synopsis: Music by Irving Berlin, songs by Bing Crosby and dancing by Fred Astaire all add up to a really delightful musical that also just happened to launch...
Starring: Bing Crosby , Fred Astaire , Virginia Dale , Marjorie Reynolds
Directed By: Mark Sandrich
5.TRADING PLACES (1983)
Critics Consensus: Featuring deft interplay between Eddie Murphy and Dan Dan Aykroyd, Trading Places is an immensely appealing social satire.
Synopsis: The "nature-nurture" theory that motivated so many Three Stooges comedies is the basis of John Landis's hit comedy. The fabulously wealthy but morally...
Starring: Dan Aykroyd , Eddie Murphy , Ralph Bellamy , Don Ameche
Directed By: John Landis
6.THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (1993)
Critics Consensus: The Nightmare Before Christmas is a stunningly original and visually delightful work of stop-motion animation.
Synopsis: Despite having recently presided over a very successful Halloween, Jack Skellington, aka the Pumpkin King, is bored with his job and feels that life...
Starring: Danny Elfman , Chris Sarandon , Catherine O'Hara , William Hickey
Directed By: Henry Selick
7.ARTHUR CHRISTMAS (2011)
Critics Consensus: Aardman Animations broadens their humor a bit for Arthur Christmas, a clever and earnest holiday film with surprising emotional strength.
Synopsis: The 3D, CG-animated family comedy Arthur Christmas, an Aardman production for Sony Pictures Animation, at last reveals the incredible, never-before...
Starring: James McAvoy , Hugh Laurie , Bill Nighy , Jim Broadbent
Directed By: Sarah Smith , Barry Cook
8.TOKYO GODFATHERS (2003)
Critics Consensus: A touching and sentimental anime.
Synopsis: Japanese filmmaker Satoshi Kon directs his third anime feature with the holiday film Tokyo Godfathers. The story takes place in Shinjuku, Tokyo, on...
Starring: Shôzô Îzuka , Yuusaku Yara , Kyoko Terase , Mamiko Noto
Directed By: Shôgo Furuya , Satoshi Kon
9.A CHRISTMAS STORY (1983)
Critics Consensus: Both warmly nostalgic and darkly humorous, A Christmas Story deserves its status as a holiday perennial.
Synopsis: In the 1940's, in the town of Hammond, 9-year-old Ralphie wants one thing for Christmas -- an official Red Ryder BB rifle. When he asks his mother for...
Starring: Peter Billingsley , Darren McGavin , Melinda Dillon , Ian Petrella
Directed By: Bob Clark (III) , Bob Clark
10.RARE EXPORTS: A CHRISTMAS TALE (2010)
Critics Consensus: Rare Exports is an unexpectedly delightful crossbreed of deadpan comedy and Christmas horror.
Synopsis: It's the eve of Christmas in northern Finland, and an 'archeological' dig has just unearthed the real Santa Claus. But this particular Santa isn't the...
Starring: Onni Tommita , Onni Tommila , Jorma Tommila , Ilmari Järvenpää
Directed By: Jalmari Helander
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