Top 10 Christmas Movies for Your Holiday

Last updated on December 5, 2016 by Cindy Smith

top 10 christmas movies

When November comes to an end and December rolls around, people start getting excited for the season of the holiday to approach. Holidays are the best time of year for many people. This is the time when you get to meet your whole family, spend quality with them, and exchange gifts that are just a token of your love for each other. Drinking hot cocoa, with the air full of excitement, you sit around with your loved ones to spend a few hours or days together to make memories that you will cherish forever. Many families have a tradition of sitting down and watching Christmas movies together every year.

It is not just to be able to watch a movie, but it is an excuse to spend time together so that once they all go back to their separate lives and busy days, they can look back on the time they spent together on holidays and smile. Over the years many movies have been made to the theme of Christmas. It is a holiday that is celebrated widely all over the world, and people come together to forget any hate and find enough love in their hearts to be merry together.

Best 10 Christmas Movies Ever

Christmas is something that everyone celebrates differently even though it is the same holiday. Different families have adifferent tradition of spending Christmas together that can include doing many things. Some like to sit together and watch the best Christmas movies together and just cherish the moment. For families and people like that, we have compiled a list of top Christmas movies that are also the top rated Christmas movies, so you do not have to worry about the quality of the content. Here are the top 10 Christmas films that everyone loves to watch:

1. It’s a Wonderful Life

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This movie was based on the short story that Philip Van Doren Stern wrote in 1939. The movie itself came out in 1946 and was a popular hit. It is a fantasy drama film that tells the story of a hopeless man who tries to kill himself on Christmas Eve but is stopped by his guardian angel who shows him how much he is loved. This is a strong message and very powerful in its deliverance.

2. A Christmas Story

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The comedic film is a classic that many kids love to watch during theholiday season. It is about a young boy who wants a toy gun as his present but is rejected by everyone because the gun could be harmful. In the end, he does end up hurting himself when he gets the present, and yet it was still the best present he had ever got. It is a light, funny film that you can watch anytime and enjoy.

3. Elf

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This is a comedy movie that was released in 2003 and was enjoyed by the critics and audience alike. It is about one of Santa’s elves that discover that he is, in fact, human and goes to New York City looking for his real father. The comedic scenes are funny, but it is the way he brings back joy and hope amongst the cynical people everywhere he goes are what makes the movie great.

4. Home Alone

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This adventure/comedy movie is a classic that was released decades ago in 1990. It is about a boy who gets left behind at home when his family goes on a Christmas vacation. The little troublemaker then makes sure he doesn’t get robbed by a pair of robbers that want to get in. It is filled with hilarious scenes where the 8 year old manages to outsmart the thieves.

5. The Nightmare Before Christmas

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This is a dark fantasy musical animated film that was produced by the genius Tim Burton. It came out in 1993 that was even recently converted into 3D. The movie is about Jack Skellington who lives in ‘Halloween Town’ with other monsters and creatures. He accidentally travels to ‘Christmas Town’ where he decides to stay for the holiday. The movie is creative, artistic and very entertaining.

6. A Charlie Brown Christmas

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This classic came out in 1965 as a Christmas special on television. The story is meaningful; it is about Charlie Brown who feels depressed even though Christmas is approaching. Lucy, another character, suggests that he could direct the school Christmas play, but he gets mocked and ignored. It is all about the true meaning of this holiday and how it has been over-commercialized.

7. Gremlins

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This is a comedy/horror movie that became a classic amongst children and adults. It revolves around a young boy who gets a creature called mogwai as a pet. That creature then spawns other tiny destructive creatures that wreak havoc. The dark comedy is carried out well considering it came out during Christmas time and recommended as one of the best Christmas movies.

8. The Polar Express

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This is musical fantasy 3D animated film that was based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg. The movie tackles the story of a young boy who goes on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express with other children. The movie is filled with messages about friendship, bravery and is also great because of how they captured the spirit of Christmas.

9. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

rudolph the red nosed reindeer

This animated television special was released in 1964 and is about a reindeer that feels like he does not belong. He along with his friends try to find a place that will accept them and be their home. The themes of friendship are quite strong and make this movie really nice to watch on Christmas. It’s one of the favorite Christmas movies for the kids.

10. Frosty the Snowman

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This is an animated Christmas television special movie that aired in 1969. It is about a snowman that befriends a human girl who then tries to protect him from a magician who learns that the snowman’s hat is magical. The movie is about them eluding the greedy man, but the themes of friendship make it a wholesome movie to watch that will leave you feeling nice and warm.

Top-Rated Christmas Movies 2016

There are new movies releasing every day, and many of them are coming out during Christmas. Make sure you check out these movies that seem like they will be interesting. Here is a list of 2016 Christmas films:

  • Sing
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiars
  • Moana
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
  • Bad Santa 2
  • Star Wars: Rogue One

Cindy Smith

Cindy has been a website editor for some years. She has reviewed numerous multimedia software like screen recorder, video downloading programs and more. She contributes to articles regarding PDF editing tips and video downloads. Last updated on December 5, 2016

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