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10 Wonderful Christmas Movies You Should See

10 Wonderful Christmas Movies You Should See

From Holiday Inn to The Holiday, here are the best Christmas movies of all time that you can buy or stream online, in no particular order.

The Polar Express

Release Date 2004
Rating : 6.6 Production Companies: Castle Rock Entertainment, Golden Mean Director: Steve Starkey, Josh McLaglen, Juan Gonzalez Stars: Tom Hanks, Michael Jeter, Nona Gaye

Summary: When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

A Christmas Carol

Release Date 2009
Rating : 6.8 Production Companies: Walt Disney, ImageMovers Director: Stars: Gary Oldman, Jim Carrey, Steve Valentine

Summary: Miser Ebenezer Scrooge is awakened on Christmas Eve by spirits who reveal to him his own miserable existence, what opportunities he wasted in his youth, his current cruelties, and the dire fate that awaits him if he does not change his ways. Scrooge is faced with his own story of growing bitterness and meanness, and must decide what his own future will hold: death or redemption.

Elf

Release Date 2003
Rating : 6.9 Production Companies: New Line Cinema, Gold/Miller Productions Director: Jon Favreau, Jessica Clothier Stars: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel

Summary: When young Buddy falls into Santa's gift sack on Christmas Eve, he's transported back to the North Pole and raised as a toy-making elf by Santa's helpers. But as he grows into adulthood, he can't shake the nagging feeling that he doesn't belong. Buddy vows to visit Manhattan and find his real dad, a workaholic publisher.

A Christmas Story

Release Date 1983
Rating : 7.9 Production Companies: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), Christmas Tree Films Director: Stars: Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Peter Billingsley

Summary: The comic mishaps and adventures of a young boy named Ralph, trying to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect Christmas gift for the 1940s.

Scrooged

Release Date 1988
Rating : 7 Production Companies: Paramount Director: Stars: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe

Summary: In this modern take on Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol," Frank Cross (Bill Murray) is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life, Claire Phillips (Karen Allen). But after firing a staff member, Eliot Loudermilk (Bobcat Goldthwait), on Christmas Eve, Frank is visited by a series of ghosts who give him a chance to re-evaluate his actions and right the wrongs of his past.

Love Actually

Release Date 2003
Rating : 7.6 Production Companies: Universal Pictures, StudioCanal Director: Richard Curtis Stars: Hugh Grant, Colin Firth, Emma Thompson

Summary: Follows seemingly unrelated people as their lives begin to intertwine while they fall in – and out – of love. Affections languish and develop as Christmas draws near.

Bad Santa

Release Date 2003
Rating : 7 Production Companies: Triptych Pictures, Dimension Films (US version) Director: Terry Zwigoff Stars: Billy Bob Thornton, Tony Cox, Brett Kelly

Summary: A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid, and the security boss discovers the plot.

The Santa Clause 2

Release Date 2002
Rating : 5.6 Production Companies: Outlaw Productions, Boxing Cat Films Director: Michael Lembeck, Cristina Weigmann Stars: Tim Allen, Elizabeth Mitchell, David Krumholtz

Summary: Better watch out! The big guy in red is coming to town once again. This time, Scott Calvin -- also known as Santa Claus -- finds out there's an obscure clause in his contract requiring him to take on a wife. He has to leave the North Pole to fulfill his obligations, or else he'll be forced to give up his Yuletide gig.

Miracle on 34th Street

Release Date 1994
Rating : 6.5 Production Companies: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, 20th Century Fox Director: Les Mayfield Stars: Richard Attenborough, Dylan McDermott, Mara Wilson

Summary: Six-year-old Susan Walker has doubts about childhood's most enduring miracle—Santa Claus. Her mother told her the secret about Santa a long time ago, but, after meeting a special department store Santa who's convinced he's the real thing, Susan is given the most precious gift of all—something to believe in.

A Snow White Christmas

Release Date 2018
Rating : 5.1 Production Companies: Director: Stars: Michelle Randolph, Carolyn Hennesy, Liam McNeill

Summary: When Blanca Snow is faced with spending Christmas with her dastardly stepmother, Victoria, she attempts to fulfill her late father’s wishes and create new memories as a family. However, Victoria plots to edge Blanca out of her father's inheritance and keep the money and his mansion, for herself. Victoria has Blanca hypnotized, so she will forget everyone and everything about her father’s will. When Blanca wakes up in a quaint motor lodge out of town with severe amnesia, she receives the help of seven quirky friends, the Holly Jollies, to help her figure out her life. While attempting to regain her memory, she finds herself the object of affection to both house painter Hunter, and Lucas Prince. But, who can she trust?