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.

Bad Santa

Release Date 2003
Rating : 7.1 Production Companies: Triptych Pictures, Dimension Films (US version) Director: Terry Zwigoff, Michael Taylor, Tricia Ronten 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.

A Christmas Story

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

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.

A Snow White Christmas

Release Date 2018
Rating : 4.9 Production Companies: Director: Kristin Fairweather, Jennifer Pappas, Henry Swanson 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?


Release Date 1988
Rating : 6.9 Production Companies: Paramount Pictures, Mirage Productions Director: Richard Donner, James W. Skotchdopole, Tommy Burns Stars: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe

Summary: Frank Cross is a wildly successful television executive whose cold ambition and curmudgeonly nature has driven away the love of his life. But after firing a staff member 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.

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, Leslie Zemeckis, Eddie Deezen

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.

The Santa Clause 2

Release Date 2002
Rating : 5.7 Production Companies: Outlaw Productions, Boxing Cat Films Director: David Klohn, Eddy Santos, Bruce Franklin 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 : 6.6 Production Companies: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, 20th Century Fox Director: Scott H.C. Delsner, Randy Suhr, Michele Ziegler Stars: Mara Wilson, Richard Attenborough, Dylan McDermott

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 Christmas Carol

Release Date 2009
Rating : 6.8 Production Companies: Walt Disney, ImageMovers Director: Robert Zemeckis, David H. Venghaus Jr., Luca Kouimelis Stars: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth

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.


Release Date 2003
Rating : 7.1 Production Companies: New Line Cinema, Gold/Miller Productions Director: Jon Favreau, Jessica Clothier, Mickey Gilbert Stars: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart

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.

Love Actually

Release Date 2003
Rating : 7.6 Production Companies: Universal Pictures, StudioCanal Director: Richard Curtis, Alex Oakley, Christopher Newman Stars: Hugh Grant, Alan Rickman, Emma Thompson

Summary: Eight London couples try to deal with their relationships in different ways. Their tryst with love makes them discover how complicated relationships can be.