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Merry Christmas! 12 Best Christmas Movies of All Time You Cannot Miss

by Christine Smith • 2024-01-11 10:28:28 • Proven solutions

Christmas means being with your loved ones and spend quality time. So, when friends and family are around, getting cozy with a hot mug of coffee and enjoying a movie is an excellent idea. There is a huge collection of Christmas movies, be it classic, romantic, thrilling, for kids, and other titles. So, soak in the holiday spirit and enjoy watching these wonderful Christmas movies.

Part 1. Top 12 Christmas Movies of All Time

We have selected the top Christmas movies of all times in different categories as below.

1. The Most Classic Christmas Movies

  • National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

Directed by Jeremiah Chechik and Jeremiah S. Chechik, this is the third in the National Lampoon Series that is cheerful and will surely make you laugh this holiday season. The movie stars Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Randy Quaid, Juliette Lewis.

The Most Classic Christmas Movies

  • The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)

The movie is based on the short story by Damon Runyon, a big city newspaperman. In the movie, Hope plays a con artist who flees to Florida to pay off his debt to a gangster, and then there is a scam where criminals are dressed as Santa with Old Dolls' fake retirement home.

The Lemon Drop Kid

  • Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

Directed by Peter Godfrey, this is one of the most popular and old Christmas movies. In the movie, the role of Elizabeth Lane, a magazine columnist, is played by Barbara Stanwyck. Elizabeth, in the movie, is writing about a Connecticut home for a PR stunt, and she is at risk of being exposed as a phony is, she is not able to get the perfect Christmas for the home.

Christmas in Connecticut

2. New Christmas Movies

  • Krampus (2015)

Starring Emjay Anthony, Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner and directed by Michael Dougherty, Krampus is a horror-comedy movie. This movie strikes a perfect balance between terror and goofy parody. Not everyone’s cup of tea, the genre surely has a huge number of admirers.


  • The Night Before (2015)

Directed by Jonathan Levine, this movie is apt for the ones who want to get a good laugh this holiday season. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogen, Anthony Mackie, Lizzy Caplan, the movie includes some wonderful sentimental moments as well.

The Night Before

  • Almost Christmas (2016)

Written and directed by David E. Talbert, it is a dramedy that shows the chaotic house feeling from the family member’s siege. This is among the popular new Christmas movies and shows how the families tease and bicker but, at last, come together for the holiday season.

Almost Christmas

3. Best Kids Christmas Movies

  • Home Alone (1990)

The list of the Christmas movies would be incomplete without the inclusion of Home Alone. This is a family comedy movie about a young boy named Kevin who is mistakenly left behind by his parents who flew to Paris. The movie becomes interesting when the burglars set their eyes on the home of Kevin, and he is now all alone to look for himself.

Home Alone

  • Elf (2003)

It is directed by Jon Favreau, the movie stars Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Edward Asner. It is a family movie with a good spirit and nature. Will Farell portrays a charming and funny character being one of the biggest helpers of Santa.


  • The Grinch (2018)

This is one of the latest and also popular among the kids with its interesting and catchy animations. The favorite green Dr. Seuss character will keep you entertained on the screen. Directed by Scott Mosier, Yarrow Cheney, the movie stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Tristan O'Hare, Scarlett Estevez.

The Grinch

4. Funny Christmas Movies for Family

  • Office Christmas Party (2016)

The movie will tickle your funny bones, and as the name says, it is set up in an office backdrop where a corporate holiday event gets completely off the rails. Starring Jason Bateman, Olivia Munn, T. J. Miller, Jillian Bell, Vanessa Bayer, Courtney B. Vance, Rob Corddry, Kate McKinnon, and Jennifer Aniston, the movie is a must-watch with the family.

Office Christmas Party

  • Get Santa (2014)

This is another must watch with your family to get a good laugh. The movie is about the father and the son who meets St. Nick (crash-landed) who is running from the police. During the movie, they try getting him back to the North pole.

Get Santa

  • Arthur Christmas (2011)

This movie from Aardman Animations Studio is a must-watch with the family to have some laughy and light moments. The movie has good-spirited humor and has a plot where Santa’s son Arthur finds that the gift of a little girl is misplaced, and then he is on a mission to find it and get it delivered before the time.

Arthur Christmas

Part 2. Wondershare UniConverter to have the perfect Christmas movie collection

In addition to the list of Christmas movies given above ed there are several other popular Christmas movies that can be enjoyed with friends and families. You can find these titles on different streaming sites like Christmas movies on Hulu, movies on Netflix, and other sites. To watch these movies offline, you would need them to download, and for this, good software is required. Wondershare UniConverter is one such excellent software that will help you to sort and organize your Christmas movie collection.

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