50 Christmas Movies – Best Classic Christmas Movies 2008

Classic Christmas MoviesChristmas just isn’t Christmas unless you watch family Christmas movies, especially classic Christmas movies during the holiday season. The top Christmas movies can get a bit sappy at times, but what would Christmas be without watching some of the best Christmas dvd’s as a family? And what could be better than the option to download Christmas movies straight to your computer if you wanted to?

Holiday movies are a favorite family past-time, including cartoon animated Xmas movies that the entire family can enjoy together. If you watch Christmas movies at all, many of these movies will likely bring back wonderful childhood memories from past Christmases with your family, and you can pass those great memories onto your children.

Here is a list of Christmas movies, in no particular order, that are amongst the best (if not the greatest) Christmas movies of all time.

Classic Christmas Movies

  1. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
  2. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
  3. A Christmas Carol (1951)
  4. White Christmas (1954)
  5. Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  6. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
  7. A Christmas Story (1983)
  8. A Christmas Story Ultimate Collector’s Edition (2008)
  9. A Charlie Brown Christmas-Deluxe Edition (2008)
  10. A Christmas Wish (aka The Great Rupert) (1950)
  11. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
  12. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  13. A Christmas Without Snow (1980)
  14. The Chronicles of Narnia
  15. Home Alone (1990)
  16. Home Alone 2 – Lost in New York (1999)
  17. Elf (2003)
  18. The Christmas Star (1986)
  19. Silent Night (2002)
  20. I’ll Be Home for Christmas (1998)
  21. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (2001)
  22. The Nutcracker (1993)
  23. Bad Santa (2003)
  24. Dear Santa (1998)
  25. Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
  26. The Bishop’s Wife (1948)
  27. The Santa Clause (1994)
  28. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
  29. Holiday Inn (1942)
  30. Trading Places (1983)
  31. The Polar Express (2004)
  32. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
  33. Babes in Toyland (1961)
  34. Jingle All the Way (1996)
  35. Very Special Christmas Special (2008)
  36. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
  37. The Christmas Card (2007)
  38. Shrek the Halls (2007)
  39. Scrooge (1970)
  40. This Christmas (2007)
  41. A Christmas Celebration (2007)
  42. The Christmas Shoes (2002)
  43. Prancer (1989)
  44. The Star of Bethlehem (2007)
  45. Jack Frost (1998)
  46. All I Want for Christmas (1991)
  47. The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945)
  48. Frosty the Snowman (1969)
  49. Santa Claus Is Comin to Town (1970)
  50. A Christmas Visitor (2002)

Do you watch Christmas movies? What are your favorite Christmas movies to watch during the holidays? Are there any movies this Christmas appearing in the theaters that you plan to go and watch?

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  1. hi Lin,
    What an awesome list. I love Christmas! Looking over the list I’d be hard pressed to pick a favorite, but I think Charlie Brown and Rudolph would tie – they bring back such memories of when I was a kid, and now we watch them every year with our kids. But truth is, so many of those movies above are #1!
    BTW, here’s a blogging idea but it’s probably too late for this year – how about a post called “Vote for your favorite Christmas movie” and then let readers pick. I’d be interested to see the results, but setting up a poll on a blog is way beyond me!
    ~ Steve

  2. Lin says:

    Hi Steve! Christmas is my favorite time of year. I get all excited as the holidays approach, and when the Christmas movies start showing up on tv, I just can’t get enough!

    I’ll have look further into the poll idea. I’ll be switching themes and hosts in January, and I’ll need to figure out how to do a poll. I’ve been meaning to find out how to do polls for awhile, so perhaps over the holidays I’ll have some time to do a bit of research.

  3. Cath Lawson says:

    Hi Lin – Great list – but where is the Wizard of Oz? This was on our TV’s in the UK for years, on Christmas Day.

    I have watched a lot of the ones you have listed (probably at least a dozen times), so I’m going to try a couple of different ones from the list this year.

  4. Lin says:

    Hi Cath, you’re so right! I completely forgot about the Wizard of Oz and I love that movie! Kicking myself for forgetting all about it.

    Let’s do this:

    51. Wizard of Oz

  5. wilson says:

    Amongst the 50 X’mas movies, I must say that the Home Alone series are my favorite, Lin!

  6. Lin says:

    Wilson, we also love the Home Alone series. There are so many great Christmas movies it’s hard to pick a personal favorite. However, we always watch It’s a Wonderful Life every Christmas holiday.


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