100 Best Christmas Movies Of All Time in UK [Updated 2022]


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Christmas is a festival of joy. Just the idea of Christmas makes everyone happy and loved. Imagine how joyous you will feel watching some of the best Christmas movies of all time in UK.

Are you feeling low or depressed? Are you Missing your family? Then, hop on the couch, select one of the best Christmas movies of all time in UK and start watching. You won’t believe the happiness these movies spread. They are a perfect combination of family and festivities.

Watching these movies, you can relate to the time you spent with your family every Christmas. It makes you recall some beautiful memories and heightens your energy and emotion bar.

Movies are known to entertain us the best. We select films based on our moods because every genre satisfies different life moods.

So here we are with a list of 100 best Christmas movies of all time in UK you must not miss watching if you are feeling emotionally weak or lost or are missing your family. Besides, you can also add them to your binge-watch list and watch these light movies anytime.

Here are the best movies on Amazon Prime, Netflix, and HBO Max in UK:

1. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)


Director: Frank Capra
Writer: Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, Frank Capra
Cast: Donna Reed, James Stewart, Lionel Barrymore
IMDB Rating: 8.6/10
Run Time: 2h 10m
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Family

Plot: “It’s a wonderful life” follows the life of George Bailey, who spent his entire life protecting the people of his town, Bedford Falls, from the rich and miser Mr. Potter.

One day, George’s Uncle Billy loses the 8000 dollars he was meant to deposit in the bank. Mr. Potter finds and hides the money. When George learns of missing money, he wishes he would have never been born.

However, when God hears his wish, he sends an angel who shows how George’s life has impacted various people and what it would be like without him.

2. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)


Director: George Seaton
Writer: Valentine Davies, George Seaton
Cast: Maureen O’Hara, Edmund Gwenn, John Payne
IMDB Rating: 7.9/10
Run Time: 1h 36m
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Family

Plot: Dorey and Susan do not believe in Santa Claus. Dorey has trained Susan to be away from all kinds of fantasy. Dorey is assigned to hire a Santa who will pose with kids for photographs at Macy’s.

She hires a man who is caught drinking by Kris Kringle. Then, she persuades Kris to take Santa’s place. But unfortunately, Kris is a sensational and successful Santa, and Dorey learns he is an actual Santa.

His words are met with anger and institutional threats. However, a young lawyer, Susan, and Dorey defend him against the wrongs.

3. A Christmas Story (1983)


Director: Bob Clark
Writer: Leigh Brown, Jean Shepherd, Bob Clark
Cast: Melinda Dillon, Peter Billingsley, Darren McGavin
IMDB Rating: 7.9/10
Run Time: 1h 33m
Genre: Comedy, Family

Plot: A Christmas Story is a beloved holiday movie following the festive exploits of young kid Ralphie Parker. Ralphie spends most of his time fighting a kid who bullies him. So his desired Christmas gift is a Red Ryder Air Rifle.

With Christmas just around the corner, he is trying to convince his parents, teacher, and Santa Claus that a Red Ryder Range 200 Shot BB gun is the best gift for him while struggling to make it through the season with his glasses hopes unbroken.

4. The Shop Around the Corner (1940)


Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Writer: Miklos Laszlo, Samson Raphaelson, Ben Hecht
Cast: James Stewart, Margaret Sullavan, Frank Morgan
IMDB Rating: 8.1/10
Run Time: 1h 39m
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance

Plot: The movie is shot in Budapest, Hungary, and follows Alfred Kralik and Klara Novak’s lives. They work for the Matuschek and Company store owned by Mr. Hugo Matuschek.

Klara and Alfred are constantly fighting and disagree on everything. However, both of them have a secret pen pal that they are attracted to.

Alfred is fired because of a misunderstanding. So Alfred goes to the bar only to learn that Klara is his pen pal. What follows is the journey of their secret love and how Alfred will confess his feelings for Klara.

5. Tangerine (2015)


Director: Sean Baker
Writer: Chris Bergoch, Sean Baker
Cast: Mya Taylor, Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Karren Karagulian
IMDB Rating: 7.1/10
Run Time: 1h 28m
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime

Plot: Tangerine follows the journey of Sin-Dee, who recently got out of jail after 28 days and learned that her boyfriend Chester has been cheating on her.

Sin-Dee was making plans with his boyfriend. However, she is now left with minimal dignity and so embarks on a desperate revenge mission to locate Chester and his new love a lesson.

Sin-Dee will not stop or listen, even her best friend Alexandra, who tries to be a good voice in vain.

6. The Lodge (2019)


Director: Severin Fiala, Veronika Franz
Writer: Veronika Franz, Sergio Casci, Severin Fiala
Cast: Jaeden Martell, Riley Keough, Lia McHugh
IMDB Rating: 6.0/10
Run Time: 1h 48m
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Horror

Plot: The Lodge is a movie about a family’s holiday retreat to an isolated winter cabin between the woods. However, due to unavoidable circumstances, the father has to leave abruptly, leaving the two kids with his new girlfriend and their soon-to-be mother, Grace.

When the three start getting along, strange and frightening events call psychological demons from Grace’s strict and religious past.

7. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)


Director: Bill Melendez
Writer: Charles M. Schulz
Cast: Chris Doran, Ann Altieri, Sally Dryer
IMDB Rating: 8.3/10
Run Time: 25m
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Animation

Plot: The Christmas season is here, but Charlie Brown is unhappy. He does not like the commercialization of Christmas and wants to spread its true meaning. Charlie shares his thoughts with Linus, who advises him to direct the school Christmas Play.

Delighted by Linus’s idea, Charlie Brown directs the Christmas play that requires a Christmas Tree as the centerpiece in the end. Hoping to spread his thoughts about Christmas, he chooses a small, poorly shaped Christmas that he feels some care about. Naturally, everyone lashes out at him, but Linus’s speech helps them realize the true intent behind his selection.

8. Elf (2003)


Director: Jon Favreau
Writer: David Berenbaum
Cast: James Caan, Will Ferell, Bob Newhart
IMDB Rating: 7.0/10
Run Time: 1h 37m
Genre: Family, Comedy, Adventure

Plot: Elf is a movie about an innocent toddler Buddy who was accidentally transported to the North Pole, sacked in Santa’s bag. The elves raised him, but his constant thoughts of being a misfit in the environment push him to return to New York and learn more about his birth father.

Buddy’s birth father, Walter Hobbs, is a businessman who tops Santa’s list of notorious people. He does not believe Buddy’s word until a DNA test proves him wrong. So now, he is constantly trying to get along with Buddy, who is confused and must reevaluate his priorities.

9. Love Hard (2021)


Director: Hernan Jimenez
Writer: Rebecca Ewing, Daniel Mackey
Cast: Jimmy O. Yang, Nina Dobrev, Darren Barnet
IMDB Rating: 6.3/10
Run Time: 1h 44m
Genre: Comedy, Romance

Plot: Love Hard follows an unlucky-in-love LA journalist Natalie who assumes things are getting better when she falls for a hot East Coast guy from the Dating App.

She travels to surprise her crush on the holidays only to realize that she has been catfished by the guy’s not-so-lucky in-love friend, Josh. What began as a Lie soon becomes a budding ground for two unlucky lovers as they fall in love over time.

10. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)


Director: Brian Henson
Writer: Jerry Juhl, Charles Dickens
Cast: Dave Goelz, Michael Caine, Steve Whitmire
IMDB Rating: 7.7/10
Run Time: 1h 25m
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Family

Plot: The Muppet Christmas Carol is a classic Dickens holiday tale following the miserable life of a wealthy London Businessman, Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge hates Christmas and thinks of those who celebrate it as fools.

One night, he is visited by his dead business partners, Robert and Jacob Marley, who advise him to change his greedy ways or end up like them. Later, three different angels also visit Scrooge and show the past, present, and future Christmas events.

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11. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)


Director: Henry Selick
Writer: Michael McDowell, Tim Burton, Caroline Thompson
Cast: Chris Sarandon, Danny Elfman, Catherine O’Hara
IMDB Rating: 7.9/10
Run Time: 1h 16m
Genre: Family, Animal, Fantasy

Plot: The Nightmare Before Christmas follows the misadventure of Halloween town’s beloved pumpkin king, Jack Skellington.

Jack is bored of his regular annual routine of scaring people in the real world. Then, one day, Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, endorsed with bright colors and warm spirits.

Jack is now on a new mission of bringing Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over his role.

12. 8-Bit Christmas (2021)


Director: Michael Dowse
Writer: Kevin Jakubowski
Cast: Neil Patrick Harris, Winslow Fegley, Steve Zahn
IMDB Rating: 6.7/10
Run Time: 1h 37m
Genre: Family, Comedy

Plot: 8-Bit Christmas is set in 1988 in suburban Chicago, following Jake Doyle remembering and narrating good old Christmas days, especially 1988’s Christmas.

In 1988, Jake was determined to get that time’s most famous video game console. The movie describes the adventurous journey of Jake and his friends to play the renowned console, which only a few selected will get to play.

13. Die Hard (1988)


Director: John McTiernan
Writer: Jeb Stuart, Roderick Thorp, Steven E. de Souza
Cast: Alan Rickman, Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia
IMDB Rating: 8.2/10
Run Time: 2h 12m
Genre: Action, Thriller

Plot: A New York Police department cop, John McClane, travels to LA to meet his estranged wife and their two daughters. His wife works for Nakatomi Corporation. John accompanies her to an office Christmas Party.

However, things get awry when a group of robbers headed by Hans Gruber takes control of the entire Nakatomi Corporation Headquarters. They held everyone inside the building hostage except John, who managed to escape their eyes.

In the end, John’s fruitless trials to escape the building or establish contact with the police lead him to take matters into his own hands.

14. The Night Before (2015)


Director: Jonathan Levine
Writer: Kyle Hunter, Jonathan Levine, Ariel Shaffir
Cast: Seth Rogen, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jillian Bell
IMDB Rating: 6.3/10
Run Time: 1h 41m
Genre: Fantasy, Comedy

Plot: Ethan, Isaac, and Chris are lifelong buddies whose friendship is more than 10 years old. They set up a tradition of gathering on Christmas Eve to begin the holidays with a bash.

Following the tradition, they meet and realize that they are entering adulthood, and soon, they might have to leave the tradition behind. So, to remember this night forever, they turn it into a night of debauchery and hilarity by looking for the Nutcracker Ball, the Holy Grail of Christmas parties in New York.

15. The Apartment (1960)


Director: Billy Wilder
Writer: I.A.L. Diamond, Billy Wilder
Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Jack Lemmon, Fred MacMurray
IMDB Rating: 8.3/10
Run Time: 2h 5m
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance

Plot: C.C Baxter is an insurance worker who lends his Upper West Side apartment to his company’s bosses to use it for their extramarital affairs.

Baxter’s manager, Mr. Sheldrake, starts using Baxter’s apartment and promises to promote him. However, Baxter learns that Sheldrake’s mistress is Fran Kubelik, the elevator girl Baxter has a crush on. Now, Baxter must choose between the girl he loves and his career’s advancement.

16. Daddy’s Home Two (2017)


Director: Sean Anders
Writer: John Morris, Sean Anders, Brian Burns
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Will Ferrell, Mel Gibson
IMDB Rating: 6.0/10
Run Time: 1h 40m
Genre: Comedy

Plot: Megan and Dylan are cared for by their gold-hearted stepfather Brad and six-packed biological father Dusty. They buried their hatchet in the Daddy’s Home first part and are now working together to provide for the kids.

The two decide to take their family for a holiday together. However, surprisingly, they are joined by Dusty’s alpha-dad Kurt, and Brad’s touchy-feely dad, Don. They end up in a snow-clad cabin for a week without escape. Therefore, they must learn to co-exist for the kid’s sake at least.

17. Home Sweet Home Alone (2021)


Director: Dan Mazer
Writer: Streeter Seidell, Mikey Day, John Hughes
Cast: Rob Delaney, Ellie Kemper, Archie Yates
IMDB Rating: 3.6/10
Run Time: 1h 33m
Genre: Crime, Comedy, Family

Plot: Max Mercer, a mischievous yet resourceful young boy, is left behind accidentally at home while his family holidays in Japan. He has some of the best moments until he learns that a married couple is trying to rob a priceless heirloom and have set their eyes on his family’s home.

Now Max must protect the house from trespassers, and he will do everything he can to keep them away. The hilarious yet epic fight and the absolute chaos make Max realize that there is nothing like home sweet home.

18. Spencer (2021)


Director: Pablo Larrain
Writer: Steven Knight
Cast: Timothy Spall, Kristen Stewart, Sally Hawkins
IMDB Rating: 6.6/10
Run Time: 1h 57m
Genre: Drama, Biography

Plot: The marriage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles has lost its charm. The atmosphere is filled with rumors of affairs and divorce. However, peace is restored for Christmas festivities that are going to take place at the Queen’s Sandringham Estate.

The party involves eating, drinking, hunting, and shooting. Spencer is an imaginary movie showing what might have happened during the festive Christmas days.

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19. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

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Director: Vincente Minnelli
Writer: Fred F. Finklehoffe, Irving Brecher, Sally Benson
Cast: Margaret O’Brien, Judy Garland, Mary Astor
IMDB Rating: 7.5/10
Run Time: 1h 53m
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Family

Plot: Meet Me in St. Louis is a classical romance drama set in 1903 in St. Louis. The good-going Smith family has four daughters, including Esther, a 17-year-old teenager, and a little Tootie.

Esther falls in love with the boy next door, John, who barely notices him at first but eventually falls in love with her. However, Mr. Smith receives a good transfer and a better position in New York. So the family must leave St. Louis and the St. Louis Fair, which they have been waiting for all the time.

20. White Christmas (1954)


Director: Michael Curtiz
Writer: Melvin Frank, Norman Krasna, Norman Panama
Cast: Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney
IMDB Rating: 7.5/10
Run Time: 2h
Genre: Musical, Comedy, Romance

Plot: Bob Wallace and Phil Davis retired from the army after World War II and became singers. They join the sisters’ Betty and Judy Haynes in an act they will perform at a Christmas show in rural Vermont.

They come across General Waverly, their commander in World War II, and learn that he is facing financial shortcomings because his charming country inn is failing.

Now the four join hands and plan a yuletide miracle that can help Waverly put his business back on track.

21. Holidate (2020)


Director: John Whitesell
Writer: Tiffany Paulsen
Cast: Luke Bracey, Emma Roberts, Kristin Chenoweth
IMDB Rating: 6.1/10
Run Time: 1h 44m
Genre: Comedy, Romance

Plot: Jackson is fed up with nightmare dates, and Sloane does not want to put up with her meddling family during the holidays. They meet randomly at a store’s return counter and strike up a conversation.

After a long conversation, they strike a deal in which they meet and act as a couple during the holidays, making life tolerable at least.

They slowly fall in love while scoffing at the romantic cliches leading their relationship into something more profound.

22. Pottersville (2017)


Director: Seth Henrikson
Writer: Daniel Meyer
Cast: Judy Greer, Michael Shannon, Ron Perlman
IMDB Rating: 5.4/10
Run Time: 1h 24m
Genre: Comedy

Plot: Pottersville is a comedy movie following Maynard, a beloved local businessman. Maynard is misunderstood as a legendary Bigfoot during a town’s drunk play by wearing a makeshift gorilla costume.

These Bigfoot sightings make it an international event, and the media start speculating. The tourism dollars are going through a windfall because of the media speculations, and a simple American town is hit by hard times.

23. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1967)


Director: Ron Howard
Writer: Jeffrey Price, Dr. Seuss, Peter S. Seaman
Cast: Jim Carrey, Kelley, Taylor Momsen
IMDB Rating: 6.2/10
Run Time: 1h 44m
Genre: Family, Comedy, Fantasy

Plot: How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a specially tailored TV classic Christmas special. The movie is based on Dr. Seuss book.

The movie follows the life of a Christmas-hating Grinch. He wants to make Christmas miserable for everyone, just like it is for him. However, the loving Whos in Whoville teaches the true meaning of Christmas to the poor, small-hearted Scrooge.

24. Christmas at The Plaza (2019)


Director: Ron Oliver
Writer: Ron Oliver
Cast: Ryan Paevey, Elizabeth Henstridge, Bruce Davison
IMDB Rating: 6.5/10
Run Time: 1h 24m
Genre: Drama, Romance

Plot: Christmas at The Plaza is a movie that follows archivist and historian Jessica Cooper who is hired by the hotel’s owner to put up a Christmas display.

While going through her small journey of restoring the past, she thinks about her future with her two-year-long boyfriend, Dr. Dennis Park. She has three weeks to install the display and has Nick Perrelli help her handle Christmas decorations. Unlike Jessica, Nick is a futuristic guy.

In her journey of Christmas decoration, she must either start getting futuristic in deciding whether to stay with Dennis or take up Nick’s offer, who is all over her.

25. Holiday Inn (1942)


Director: Robert Allen, Mark Sandrich
Writer: Elmer Rice, Claude Binyon, Irving Berlin
Cast: Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, Marjorie Reynolds
IMDB Rating: 7.4/10
Run Time: 1h 40m
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Music

Plot: Jim and Lila are members of an Irving Berlin musical performance. The performance group comprises three members. Ted, who is the performing group’s dancer, is secretly loved by Lila. When Lila confesses her love to Ted, Jim leaves town with a broken heart.

Now Jim turns an inn into a holiday special live entertainment space and gets many bookings. During his journey of transforming the inn, he falls for Linda.

However, Ted, who is abandoned by Linda, shows up at the place. Moreover, he too sets his sights on beautiful Linda.

26. Noelle (2019)


Director: Marc Lawrence
Writer: Marc Lawrence
Cast: Shirley MacLaine, Anna Kendrick, Bill Hader
IMDB Rating: 6.3/10
Run Time: 1h 40m
Genre: Family, Adventure, Comedy

Plot: Noelle, Kris Kringle’s daughter, has a lot of Christmas spirit. She always wished to do something more substantial like her brother Nick, who will soon take over their father’s position as Santa Claus.

However, Nick is afraid of responsibilities and is under a lot of pressure. So Noelle suggests that he can take a break and get away. But unfortunately, Nick does not return, and Christmas is nearby.

So Noelle embarks on a journey to find her brother and bring him back on time to save Christmas.

27. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020)


Director: David E. Talbert
Writer: David E. Talbert
Cast: Keegan-Michael Key, Forest Whitaker, Hugh Bonneville
IMDB Rating: 6.4/10
Run Time: 2h 2m
Genre: Fantasy, Family, Musical

Plot: Jingle Jangle is set in the gloriously-rich Cobbleton town following the adventures of the famous toymaker Jeronicus Jangle. Jeronicus’s giddy discoveries are full of fondness and amazement.

On the one hand, his most trusted apprentice, Keegan, robs his most prized invention; on the other, he is greeted by his granddaughter. Jeronicus’s intelligent and inventive granddaughter is here to make amends and bring back a long-forgotten invention.

28. The War With Grandpa (2020)


Director: Tim Hill
Writer: Matt Ember, Tom J. Astle, Robert Kimmel Smith
Cast: Uma Thurman, Robert De Niro, Rob Riggle
IMDB Rating: 5.6/10
Run Time: 1h 34m
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Family

Plot: Peter is very close to his Grandpa. He is thrilled by the news of his Grandpa coming and living with his family. However, his thrill does not last long when he has to give up his most prized possession, his bedroom, to his Grandpa and shift to the attic.

Now, Peter has no choice but to declare war and make Grandpa surrender his room. He devises outrageous plans with his friends, but his Grandpa is tougher than he looks and gets even.

29. Little Women (2019)


Director: Greta Gerwig
Writer: Louisa May Alcott, Greta Gerwig
Cast: Emma Watson, Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh
IMDB Rating: 7.8/10
Run Time: 2h 15m
Genre: Romance, Drama

Plot: Little Women is a story of five sisters set in the years following the Civil war. Jo March is a writer and lives in New York. Her sister Amy March is studying painting in Paris. Amy meets her childhood crush, Theodore “Laurie” Laurence, who proposed to Jo but was rejected.

Their eldest sister Meg March is a housewife married to a schoolteacher. However, their introverted sister Beth’s serious illness brings them back to the family home.

30. Arthur Christmas (2011)


Director: Barry Cook, Sarah Smith
Writer: Sarah Smith, Peter Baynham
Cast: Jim Broadbent, James McAvoy, Bill Nighy
IMDB Rating: 7.1/10
Run Time: 1h 37m
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Adventure

Plot: Arthur Christmas beautifully displays how Santa Claus delivers presents to every child on Earth. It shows how his high-tech operational equipment and the team at the North Pole help him achieve his goal.

However, something unthinkable happens, and Santa misses to deliver gifts to one child out of millions. Now, someone must step up to save the day. So Arthur, Santa’s youngest son, takes up the task of delivering the gift before Christmas morning dawns.

31. Klaus (2019)


Director: Carlos Martinez Lopez, Sergio Pablos
Writer: Jim Mahoney, Sergio Pablos, Zach Lewis
Cast: J.K. Simmons, Rashida Jones, Jason Schwartzman
IMDB Rating: 8.1/10
Run Time: 1h 36m
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Adventure

Plot: An animated Christmas comedy follows the life of Jesper who considers himself the worst student of the postal academy because he is stationed on a frozen island above the Arctic circle. The town does not need a postman.

Jesper befriends a local teacher, Alva. Moreover, he discovers Klaus, a mysterious carpenter living alone in a cabin with handmade toys.

These new bonds bring a smile to Smeerensburg, forges a new era of friendly neighbors and magical tales, and bring across the tradition of hanging stockings by the Chimney.

32. A Boy Called Christmas (2021)


Director: Gil Kenan
Writer: Gil Kenan, Ol Parker, Matt Haig
Cast: Isabella O’Sullivan, Maggie Smith, Joel Fry
IMDB Rating: 6.7/10
Run Time: 1h 46m
Genre: Drama, Adventure, Family

Plot: An ordinary young boy named Nikolas goes on an extraordinary adventure into the snow-clad north to search for his father. Even his father is on a search to discover the famous village of the elves, Elfhelm.

Nikolas takes a stubborn reindeer named Blitzen and a loyal pet mouse with him. The three soon meet Nikolas’s destiny in this magical, adventurous, and family movie proving nothing is impossible.

33. Last Christmas (2019)


Director: Paul Feig
Writer: Emma Thompson, George Michael, Greg Wise
Cast: Emma Thompson, Madison Ingoldsby, Boris Isakovic
IMDB Rating: 6.5/10
Run Time: 1h 43m
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Fantasy

Plot: Kate is a young, frustrated London woman for whom nothing is going right. She works as an elf in a year-round Christmas store to support her singing career.

Kate meets Tom at the store, and soon things start getting better for her. Tom is a handsome charmer and is too good to be true for Kate. While the city begins to welcome the wonderful time of Christmas, Kate and Tom’s growing attraction gets deeper.

34. Why Him? (2016)


Director: John Hamburg
Writer: Ian Helfer, John Hamburg, Jonah Hill
Cast: James Franco, Zoey Deutch, Tangie Ambrose
IMDB Rating: 6.2/10
Run Time: 1h 51m
Genre: Comedy

Plot: It’s Christmas, and the holidays are just around the corner. Ned, a loving but overprotective father, goes to California to visit his daughter Stephanie, a Stanford University student.

During his visit, Stefanie introduces him to her well-meaning but socially awkward boyfriend, Laird, a multimillionaire. Ned is not okay with his laid-back attitude and unfiltered language. However, his panic level increases when he discovers that Laird is planning to ask to marry Stefanie.

35. Happiest Season (2020)


Director: Clea DuVall
Writer: Clea DuVall, Mary Holland
Cast: Mackenzie Davis, Kristen Stewart, Mary Steenburgen
IMDB Rating: 6.6/10
Run Time: 1h 42m
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime

Plot: Happiest Season is a story of two lesbian couples, Abby and Harper, planning to visit Harper’s conservative family for the Christmas holidays.

Besides spending the noel season with Harper’s parents, Abby also plans to ask Harper for marriage. However, when Abby learns that Harper has not told her parents she is a lesbian, things go off track. So her family is clueless about Abby.

36. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)


Director: Larry Roemer
Writer: Robert May, Romeo Muller, Johnny Marks
Cast: Burl Ives, Billie Mae Richards, Larry D. Mann
IMDB Rating: 8.1/10
Run Time: 47m
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Adventure

Plot: In this movie, Sam, a snowman, narrates the story of a young reindeer with a red nose. The name of the reindeer is Rudolph and he has been expelled from the reindeer games because he has a glowing honker.

Thus, Rudolph befriends Herney, an elf who aspires to be a dentist, and Yukon Cornelius, the prospector. The three run into the terrible snowman Sam and discover an island full of misfit toys.

Seeing the toys, Rudolph vows to get Santa to help the toys and returns to the North Pole on Christmas Eve. However, Santa’s sleigh is fogged in, and a bright idea strikes his mind upon seeing Rudolph.

37. The Princess Switch (2018)


Director: Mike Rohl
Writer: Megan Metzger, Robin Bernheim
Cast: Sam Palladio, Vanessa Hudgens, Nick Sagar
IMDB Rating: 6.0/10
Run Time: 1h 41m
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Family

Plot: Stacy is a type-A planner with a predilection for schedules. However, she takes a spontaneous trip to Belgravia, a charming princely land suggested by her sous chef and best friend, Kevin.

Stacy and Kevin will participate in the Royal Christmas Baking Contest held in Belgravia. While preparing for the competition, Stacy comes across a twin stranger with a strange request.

Duchess Margaret Delacourt is a free-spirited but royally bound lady who wants one last opportunity to experience a normal life before becoming a dutiful wife of Belgravia’s crown prince. Stacy is her last hope of fulfilling that wish.

38. Office Christmas Party (2016)


Director: Will Speck, Josh Gordon
Writer: Scott Moore, Jon Lucas, Timothy Dowling
Cast: Jason Bateman, T.J. Miller, Olivia Munn
IMDB Rating: 5.8/10
Run Time: 1h 45m
Genre: Comedy

Plot: Office Christmas Party follows how a brother stops his sister from closing down his branch of the company. The company’s CEO is trying to close her hard-partying brother’s branch.

So he and his chief technical officer rallied the office workers and threw an epic office Christmas party to impress a potential client. They hope to save their jobs by impressing the customer and closing the sale.

39. Christmas Getaway (2017)


Director: Mel Damski
Writer: Elizabeth Snyder, Marlene McPherson, Tracy Andreen
Cast: Travis Van Winkle, Bridget Regan, Raven Stewart
IMDB Rating: 7.0/10
Run Time: 1h 30m
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance

Plot: Emory Blake, a travel writer for the travel magazine Journeying. She mostly spends her Christmas writing assignments in some corner of the globe.

This year, however, her assignment requires her to stay in America and write about American Christmas. Katy books a cabin in Pine Grove but it gets double-booked with Scott Hays, a corporate attorney, and widower.

The two decide to share the cabin as no rooms are available anywhere in Pine grove. While sharing, they get close to each other, and romance unfolds but, of course, with some hurdles.

40. Home Alone (1990)


Director: Chris Columbus
Writer: John Hughes
Cast: Joe Pesci, Macaulay Culkin, Daniel Stern
IMDB Rating: 7.7/10
Run Time: 1h 43m
Genre: Family, Comedy

Plot: Home Alone follows the McCallister family preparing to leave for Christmas vacation in Paris, France.

The family rushes to the airport to make it on time. However, they completely forget Kevin at home. Now, he has the entire home at his beck and call.

Kevin learns about two burglars, Marv and Harry, trying to rob the house on Christmas eve. So he sets up traps to prevent burglary and bring the robbers to justice.

41. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)


Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik
Writer: John Hughes
Cast: Beverly D’Angelo, Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis
IMDB Rating: 7.5/10
Run Time: 1h 37m
Genre: Comedy

Plot: With the Christmas holiday just around the corner, Clark Griswold plans to have a perfect family Christmas. He rushes Ellen, his wife, and their kids while trying to perfect things such as the tree and the house decorations.

However, god has made some other plans for him. Suddenly things get awry when his hick cousin Eddie and his family show up on their doorstep and start living in their camper on Griswold’s property.

To add to his woes, Clark’s employees decide to cancel the bonus that he is in dire need of.

42. Bad Santa (2003)


Director: Terry Zwigoff
Writer: John Requa, Glenn Ficarra
Cast: Bernie Mac, Billy Bob Thornton, Lauren Graham
IMDB Rating: 7.1/10
Run Time: 1h 32m
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime

Plot: Bad Santa follows a convicted con man, Willie T. Stokes, and his helper Marcus. Willie lives a miserable life. He is a heavy drinker and is constantly shamed publicly.

Willie works only one time a year as Santa. However, as soon as it is Christmas Eve, he and Marcus carry out robberies and take off everything from the departmental stores.

However, this time, Willie is attracted to a large woman who has a thing for Santas. Moreover, a kid is convinced that Willie is the real deal.

43. Jack Frost (1998)


Director: Troy Miller
Writer: Steve Bloom, Mark Steven Johnson, Jonathan Roberts
Cast: Kelly Preston, Michael Keaton, Joseph Cross
IMDB Rating: 5.4/10
Run Time: 1h 41m
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Family

Plot: Jack Frost is a story of a singer by the same name and his son Charlie. Jack is always traveling and can not spend time with his son, but they love each other a lot.

Jack dies in a car accident, leaving Charlie fatherless. However, Jack returns as a snowman to relive all the lost moments with his son. But the question is, what will people think when they find Charlie playing with a snowman, and what will happen to Jack when the temperature rises?

44. Gremlins (1984)


Director: Joe Dante
Writer: Chris Columbus
Cast: Phoebe Cates, Zach Galligan, Hoyt Axton
IMDB Rating: 7.3/10
Run Time: 1h 46m
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Comedy

Plot: Gremlins is a movie following a gadget salesman who buys a special gift, but it transforms into something terrible. The man is looking for a perfect gift for his son. He finds one at a store in Chinatown, but the shopkeeper is not ready to give it to him.

However, he manages to convince the shopkeeper, who asks the man to never expose mogwai to bright light and water and must not feed him after midnight. The man fails to follow the rules, and thus a gang of gremlins appears to tear up the town on Christmas eve.

45. Trading Places (1983)


Director: John Landis
Writer: Herschel Weingrod
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Ralph Bellamy, Dan Aykroyd
IMDB Rating: 7.5/10
Run Time: 1h 56m
Genre: Comedy

Plot: Trading places follows an upper-crust executive of dukes Louis Winthorpe III and down-and-out hustler Billy Ray Valentine. Winthorpe and Valentia become the subject of a bet by the successful brokers Mortimer and Randolph Duke.

The brothers frame Winthorpe for a crime he did not commit and appoint Valentine in his position. However, Valentine and Winthorpe plan to turn the tables on the Dukes when they learn about the scheme.

46. The Santa Clause (1994)


Director: John Pasquin
Writer: Steve Rudnick, Leo Benvenuti
Cast: Judge Reinhold, Tim Allen, Wendy Crewson
IMDB Rating: 6.5/10
Run Time: 1h 37m
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Family

Plot: Scott sees Santa fall from the roof and disappear, leaving behind the 8-reindeer sleigh and a suit with instructions to put on if something happens to Santa.

Scott follows the instructions and is now going around town and dropping gifts. Later, he is taken to the North Pole, where a group claiming that they are elves tells him that he is Santa.

Charlie is proud of his father Scott for his new job but is also convinced that it was a dream.

47. The Ref (1994)


Director: Ted Demme
Writer: Richard LaGravenese, Marie Weiss
Cast: Judy Davis, Denis Leary, Kevin Spacey
IMDB Rating: 6.9/10
Run Time: 1h 37m
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Crime

Plot: The Ref is the story of Denis Leary, who is an unfortunate cat burglar abandoned by his partner in between the robbery. Denis now must take the irritating Connecticut couple hostage.

However, he soon learns that took on more than he thought when the couple’s squeezing son and obnoxious in-laws get into the picture. They are now driving him crazy with their accusations and family issues

The only way for Denis to survive is to become their referee and sort out their issues before being caught by the police.

48. Joyeux Noël (2005)


Director: Christian Carion
Writer: Christian Carion
Cast: Benno Furmann, Diane Kruger, Guillaume Canet
IMDB Rating: 7.7/10
Run Time: 1h 56m
Genre: Drama, Music, History

Plot: The movie is set In 1914 during World War I, one of the bloodiest wars ever in human history.

However, it was Christmas Eve, so various sections of the Western troop planned a casual, unauthorized peace meet. In this meeting, the front-line soldiers of France, Germany, and Scotland met in No Man’s Land and shared a special moment in the massacre with a momentary friendship.

49. Black Christmas (1974)


Director: Bob Clark
Writer: Roy Moore
Cast: Keir Dullea, Olivia Hussey, Margot Kidder
IMDB Rating: 7.1/10
Run Time: 1h 38m
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Mystery

Plot: Hawthorne College is calming down for the Christmas holidays with students traveling home to spend time with their families.

However, Riley and her sorority sisters started decorating the halls with seasonal parties.

But they soon learn about a mysterious cloaked figure leaving a bloody trail throughout the campus. Refusing to become the unfortunate victims, Riley and her friends decide to unite and fight against the psychotic Christmas killer.

50. Eight Crazy Nights (2002)


Director: Seth Kearsley
Writer: Allen Covert, Brooks Arthur, Brad Isaacs
Cast: Rob Schneider, Adam Sandler, Jackie Sandler
IMDB Rating: 5.3/10
Run Time: 1h 16m
Genre: Animation, Musical, Comedy

Plot: Davey Stone, a 33-year-old hard-partying guy, gets in trouble with the law when his wild ways cross the limit.

To keep up with the holiday spirit, the judge gives Davey a last chance at redemption by spending the holidays performing community service as the assistant referee for the youth basketball league

Davey thinks he’s gotten off easy until he meets Whitey Duvall, the eccentric, elf-like head referee. Now he must face the consequences or go to jail.

51. Scrooged (1988)


Director: Richard Donner
Writer: Charles Dickens, Michael O’Donoghue, Mitch Glazer
Cast: Karen Allen, John Forsythe, Bill Murray
IMDB Rating: 6.9/10
Run Time: 1h 41m
Genre: Drama, Fantasy

Plot: Francis Xavier Cross is a gloomy, selfish television exec. He treats even his loyal assistant with hatred.

Recently, he just shouted at a staff member on Christmas Eve for simply differing with him. Moreover, he’s estranged himself from his brother. However, his brother always insists on inviting Frank to Christmas dinner but refuses to go.

Frank learns the true meaning of Christmas this year when three ghosts visit him.

52. The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)


Director: Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass
Writer: Phyllis McGinley, William J. Keanan
Cast: Dick Shawn, Shirley Booth, Mickey Rooney
IMDB Rating: 7.4/10
Run Time: 51m
Genre: Animation, Family, Comedy

Plot: Mrs. Claus tells us about when Santa had the terrible flu and decided to go on a vacation from Christmas.

Two elves, Jingle and Jangle, were not happy with his idea. So they decided to go out with Vixen and find children to convince Santa that the Christmas spirit is still alive in everyone’s hearts.

Unaware of their adventure’s inclusion of getting past the Heat and Snow rivalry before landing in Southtown, USA, where it never snows for Christmas. However, Mrs. Claus is friends with their mother, Mother Nature.

53. Tokyo Godfathers (2003)


Director: Santoshi Kon
Writer: Keiko Nobumoto, Santoshi Kon
Cast: Yoshiaki Umegaki, Toru Emori, Aya Okamoto
IMDB Rating: 7.8/10
Run Time: 1h 32m
Genre: Adventure, Animation

Plot: Tokyo Godfathers follows a middle-aged alcoholic Gin, teenage runaway Miyuki and former drag queen Hana. They are a trio of homeless people surviving as a temporary family on the streets of Tokyo.

While searching the trash for food on Christmas Eve, they come across an abandoned newborn baby in the dustbin. With only a few clues to the baby’s identity, the three misfits search the streets of Tokyo for help to return the baby to its parents.

54. The Best Man Holiday (2013)


Director: Malcolm D.Lee
Writer: Malcolm D.Lee
Cast: Monica Calhoun, Melissa De Sousa
IMDB Rating: 6.6/10
Run Time: 2h 03m
Genre: Drama, Comedy

Plot: Lance Sullivan’s wife Mia pens a letter to the old gang members, including Harper and his nine-month pregnant wife Robyn, Julian and Candace, Jordan Armstrong, and her boyfriend Brian McDonald, Quentin, and Shelby Taylor to join them for Christmas.

The friends are finally meeting after 14 years. Soon the celebration begins, and the old friends catch up. However, tension develops between Shelby and Candace.

Harper faces writer’s block, financial discrepancies, and pressure to write and launch a better book. However, he has not told Robyn about it as they are expecting a child after undergoing many fertility treatments.

55. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)


Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writer: Arthur Schnitzler, Stanley Kubrick, Fredric Raphael
Cast: Tom Cruise, Todd Field, Nicole Kidman
IMDB Rating: 7.5/10
Run Time: 2h 39m
Genre: Mystery, Drama, Thriller

Plot: After his wife, Alice, tells him about her sexual dreams, William Harford sets out for a night of sexual experience. After several unsuccessful encounters, he meets an old friend, Nick Nightingale–now a musician–who tells him of weird sex parties where he must play the piano blindfolded.

All the party’s men wear costumes and masks, and the women are all young and beautiful. Harford gets himself an appropriate costume and goes to the party.

Despite wearing a mask, someone at the party recognizes him and warns that he is in great danger. Harford releases himself, but it turns out the threats were real and flawed.

56. Jingle All The Way (1996)


Director: Brian Levant
Writer: Randy Kornfield
Cast: Sinbad, Robert Conrad, Rita Wilson
IMDB Rating: 5.7/10
Run Time: 1h 29m
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family

Plot: Howard Langston, who is a mattress salesman, is always on the go, and he frequently fails to impress his son, Jamie. After missing Jamie’s karate exposition, he works hard to find a way to make amends. He expresses his desire for a Turbo Man action figure for Xmas.

Unfortunately for Howard, it is Christmas Eve, and all stores are closed. Howard now has to travel all over town, competing with everyone else, including a mailman named Myron Larabee, to discover one and end up making it to the Vacation Wintertainment Parade, which will highlight Turbo Man.

57. Comfort and Joy (1984)


Director: Bill Forsyth
Writer: Bill Forsyth
Cast: Eleanor David, Bill Paterson, Clare Grogan
IMDB Rating: 6.7/10
Run Time: 1h 46m
Genre: Comedy

Plot: Radio host Alan Bird witnesses an enraged opponent’s battering and annihilation of an ice cream van.

Now he finds himself struggling between the two Italian families, the Bernardis and the Rossis, over whose ice cream vans can sell in Glasgow.

58. Peace on Earth (1939)


Director: Hugh Harman
Writer: Khat Harman, Jacl Cosgriff, Charles McGirl
Cast: Sara Berner, Bernice Hansen, Mel Blanc
IMDB Rating: 7.4/10
Run Time: 9m
Genre: Animation, Short

Plot: Once upon a time, there was no man alive on Earth, and the planet is covered with animals and insects. One day, a baby squirrel asks his grandfather about human fate and why they are extinct.

The old squirrel enlightens the baby squirrel that a horrible war killed the entire human species years ago. Moreover, he also tells that the surviving species formed a new society thriving on the Bible’s lessons.

59. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)


Director: Peter Godfrey
Writer: Lionel Houser, Aileen Hamilton, Adele Comandini
Cast: Dennis Morgan, Barbara Stanwyck, Sydney Greenstreet
IMDB Rating: 7.4/10
Run Time: 1h 41m
Genre: Romance, Comedy

Plot: Journalist Elizabeth Lane is the country’s most celebrated food writer. In her columns, she has put herself as a hard-working farm woman taking care of her children and a fantastic cook. But none of this is true.

Elizabeth is an unmarried New Yorker who does not know how to boil an egg. The recipes she shares in her article are courtesy of her good friend Felix.

However, one Christmas, the owner of the magazine she works in informs her that a sailor will be spending Christmas on her farm. This news turns Elizabeth’s life upside down as the truth might jeopardize her job.

60. It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)


Director: Roy Del Ruth
Writer: Clyde Lewis, Everett Freeman, Vick Knight
Cast: Don DeFore, Charles Ruggles, Ann Harding
IMDB Rating: 7.6/10
Run Time: 1h 56m
Genre: Music, Comedy, Romance

Plot: Every winter, Michael J. O’Connor, the second richest man in the world, vacates his 5th Avenue mansion for his winter home in a warmer region. Every winter, Aloysius T. McKeever, a homeless man, and his dog moves into the vacated mansions.

This particular winter, McKeever meets Jim Bullock, an army veteran who has recently been ousted from his apartment and offers to share the mansion with him.

It’s not long before the mansion has a few more guests, including two of Jim’s army buddies and their wives and children; runaway inheritor Trudy Connor; her mother; and even Michael J. O’Connor, himself.

61. Edward Scissorhands (1990)


Director: Tim Burton
Writer: Caroline Thompson, Tim Burton
Cast: Johnny Depp, Dianne Wiest, Winona Ryder
IMDB Rating: 7.9/10
Run Time: 1h 45m
Genre: Fantasy, Drama

Plot: Edward Scissorhands is a movie of a creator’s most incredible creation – an almost complete human. However, the creator dies before he could finish Edward’s hands. So now, Edward is left with metal scissors that serve the purpose of his hands.

Moreover, Edward lived alone in the castle because of his scissor hands. However, recently he met a kind lady Peg who welcomed him to her house.

In the beginning, everyone welcomed him into the community but for not long as things began to get worse.

62. Remember the Night (1940)


Director: Mitchell Leisen
Writer: Preston Sturges
Cast: Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck, Beulah Bondi
IMDB Rating: 7.6/10
Run Time: 1h 34m
Genre: Comedy, Romance

Plot: Lee Leander is a regular shoplifter. She is caught shoplifting for the third time.

John Sargent prosecutes her. However, he postpones the trial because of Christmas Eve. John feels sorry for her and arranges for her bail. Moreover, he takes her home for Christmas.

The two fall in love after enjoying the festivities surrounded by John’s family, which is far better than Lee’s family. However, this develops a new problem of what they will do about the court hearing.

63. Better Watch Out (2016)


Director: Chris Peckover
Writer: Chris Peckover, Zack Kahn
Cast: Olivia DeJonge, Ed Oxenbould, Levi Miller
IMDB Rating: 6.5/10
Run Time: 1h 16m
Genre: Thriller, Horror, Comedy

Plot: Suburbs are always considered the safest during the holidays. However, the movie talks of a suburb that is anything but safe.

Ashley takes up the babysitting job as she thinks of it as an easy night. However, things turn harmful when trespassers break into the house and threaten to harm her and the 12-year-old boy Luke, whom she babysat.

Ashley puts herself to the best of her ability to defend herself and the kid. But little does she know that this is no ordinary home invasion.

64. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)


Director: Jalmari Helander
Writer: Juuso Helander, Jalmari Helander, Petri Jokiranta
Cast: Onni Tommila, Peeter Jakobi, Jorma Tommila
IMDB Rating: 6.6/10
Run Time: 1h 24m
Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Adventure

Plot: Rare exports follow a young boy, Pietari, and his friend Juuso. The belief that a coveted mountain drilling project near their house in northern Finland has dug out a Santa Claus’s tomb.

However, this is a hideous, bad Santa, unlike the cheery St. Nick of legend. When Pietari’s father captures a wild old man in his wolf trap, the man may hold the key to why reindeer are being butchered, and children are disappearing.

65. The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)


Director: Bharat Nalluri
Writers: Charles Dickens, Les Standiford, Susan Coyne
Cast: Mark Schrier, Dan Stevens, Patrick Joseph Byrnes
IMDB Rating: 7.0/10
Run Time: 1h 44m
Genre: Biography, Drama, Comedy

Plot: In 1843, celebrated British novelist Charles Dickens delivered three flops. He is left with very little money, and his family’s expenditures are stacking up.

However, Dickens is determined to succeed. So he decides to write a Christmas story and self-publish it in less than two months.

With a coming deadline, Dickens must face his personal demons. Moreover, he stumbles for inspiration against his frustrations and his characters’ opinions in a literary challenge to create a classic tale that would define the essential soul of modern Christmas.

66. March of the Wooden Soldiers (1934)


Director: Charley Rogers, Gus Meins
Writer: Frank Butler, Anna Alice Chapin, Nick Grinde
Cast: Oliver Hardy, Virginia Karns, Stan Laurel
IMDB Rating: 7.1/10
Run Time: 1h 17m
Genre: Family, Comedy, Fantasy

Plot: Mother Peep fails to pay the mortgage to evil Silas Barnaby. So Silas tricks mother peep into making little Bo-Peep marry him. But Bo-Peep loves Tom-Tom Piper.

Stanley Dum and Ollie Dee borrow money from their employer, the toymaker, to pay off the mortgage on Mother Peep’s shoe and keep it.

Moreover, they gather an army of wooden soldiers to fight Barnaby’s cave-dwelling bogeymen.

67. The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

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Director: Henry Koster
Writer: Robert Nathan, Leonardo Bercovici, Robert E. Sherwood
Cast: David Niven, Cary Grant, Loretta Young
IMDB Rating: 7.6/10
Run Time: 1h 49m
Genre: Drama, Fantasy

Plot: Henry Brougham, an Episcopal Bishop, has been working on the plans for months to establish an elaborate new cathedral. He hopes to get paid for the construction by a wealthy, stubborn widow.

However, he is not paying much attention to his family and also why he is a churchman in the first place. So to help him realize, God sends Dudley, an angel.

Dudley helps everyone he meets, but not in the way they would like. Dudley is loved by everyone but Henry.

Henry starts believing that Dudley is planning to replace him, at work and in his family’s love, as Christmas approaches.

68. Anna and the Apocalypse (2017)


Director: John McPhail
Writer: Ryan McHenry, Alan McDonald
Cast: Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire, Ella Hunt
IMDB Rating: 6.0/10
Run Time: 1h 33m
Genre: Horror, Comedy

Plot: A zombie bursts out and threatens the sleepy town of Little Haven – at Christmas. So Anna and her friends are forced to fight, cut, and sing to survive, facing the living dead in a despairing race and reaching their loved ones.

But they soon realize that no one is safe in this new world, and with civilization falling around them, the only people they can truly rely on are each other.

69. A Christmas Horror Story (2015)


Director: Grant Harvey, Brett Sullivan, Steven Hoban
Writer: Sarah Larsen, Doug Taylor, James Kee
Cast: Rob Archer, Geroge Buza, William Shatner
IMDB Rating: 5.8/10
Run Time: 1h 39m
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Fantasy

Plot: High school students investigate a mysterious murder that occurred the last year’s holiday season.

On the other hand, a couple finds their young son acting strangely after a snowy forest trip to cut down a traditional tree.

Moreover, a family is being hunted in the winter wonderland by Krampus, the Christmas demon.

Meanwhile, at the North Pole, Santa is fighting the zombie elves.

70. Let It Snow (2019)


Director: Luke Snellin
Writer: Kay Cannon, Victoria Strouse, Laura Solon
Cast: Shameik Moore, Isabela Merced, Odeya Rush
IMDB Rating: 5.8/10
Run Time: 1h 32m
Genre: Romance, Comedy

Plot: Let it Snow is an American romantic comedy. A snowstorm hits a small town and brings together a group of young people on Christmas Eve.

These young men and women soon find their friendships and love lives conflicting. Also, the following Christmas morning, everything is going to be different.

71. Metropolitan (1990)


Director: Whit Stillman
Writer: Whit Stillman
Cast: Chris Eigeman, Edward Clements, Carolyn Farina
IMDB Rating: 7.3/10
Run Time: 1h 38m
Genre: Drama, Romance

Plot: In an apartment in Manhattan, a couple of friends from the New York upper-class meet almost every night to talk about social mobility, play bridge and discuss Fourier’s socialism; the cynic Nick, the intellectual Charlie, party girl Sally and ferritic Audrey.

Tom joins them. His background is much simpler, and he lives a regular life. But he finds a soul mate in Audrey, who falls in love with him without his knowledge.

72. Shazam (2019)


Director: David F. Sandberg
Writer: Bill Parker, Darren Lemke, Henry Gayden
Cast: Zachary Levi, Asher Angel, Mark Strong
IMDB Rating: 7.0/10
Run Time: 2h 12m
Genre: Action, Comedy

Plot: Shazam is staged in Philadelphia, where Billy Batson, an estranged kid, searches for his lost mother.

Billy makes a new friend, Freddy, and is selected by the Wizard Shazam as his successor.

The kid can turn into an adult superhero by speaking the wizard’s name. Thus, Billy goes on an adventurous journey with his friend Freddy.

Little did he know that a deadly enemy Dr. Thaddeus Sivana, the previously rejected champion, had acquired the Seven deadly sins’ power.

73. Holiday Affair (1949)


Director: Don Hartman
Writer: John D. Weaver, Isobel Lennart
Cast: Robert Mitchum, Wendell Corey, Janet Leigh
IMDB Rating: 7.2/10
Run Time: 1h 27m
Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy

Plot: During the dynamic Christmas kick, adorable seasonal clerk Steve Mason catches beautiful Connie Ennis in a deceitful shopping scheme. But when he discovers Ennis is a war widow and single mother, Mason takes pity on her and can’t bring himself to turn her in.

His supervisor notices this and fires him at that very moment. Mason befriends Connie and her young son, Timmy, and may problematize her plans to marry a dull nice guy Carl Davis.

74. About a Boy (2002)


Director: Paul Weitz, Chris Weitz
Writer: Chris Weitz, Nick Hornby, Peter Hedges
Cast: Hugh Grant, Toni Collette, Nicholas Hoult
IMDB Rating: 7.1/10
Run Time: 1h 41m
Genre: Drama, Comedy

Plot: In this comedy-drama, Will is a wealthy, child-free, and erratic Londoner in his thirties who, searching for available women, invents a fictional son and starts attending single-parent meetings.

As a result of one of his flings, he meets Marcus, an odd 12-year-old boy with problems at school. Eventually, Marcus and Will become best of friends. Now, Will is teaching Marcus to be a cool kid, and Marcus is helping Will on growing up.

75. A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)


Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson
Writer: Hayden Schlossberg, Jon Hurwitz
Cast: John Cho, Kal Penn, Neil Patrick Harris
IMDB Rating: 6.2/10
Run Time: 1h 30m
Genre: Comedy, Adventure

Plot: Harold and Kumar are stoner friends who recently grew apart and made new friends. It has been six years since their last adventure, and they are busy doing holiday preparations.

One day, a suspicious package arrives on Kumar’s doorstep mistakenly. Kumar forwards the package to Harold, but it goes up in smoke.

Moreover, the other thing that burns is a prized Christmas tree that belonged to Harold’s father-in-law. Now the duo must find a replacement tree wandering around New York City before Christmas Eve.

76. Love Actually (2003)


Director: Richard Curtis
Writer: Richard Curtis
Cast: Liam Nesson, Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon
IMDB Rating: 7.6/10
Run Time: 2h 15m
Genre: Romance, Comedy

Plot: Nine interrelated stories examine the intricacies of the one emotion that connects us all: love.

The characters explored include David, the stunning newly elected British prime minister who falls for a young junior staffer, Sarah, a graphic designer whose commitment to her mentally ill brother confesses her love life, and Harry, a married man lured by his beautiful new secretary.

77. We’re No Angels (1955)


Director: Michael Curtiz
Writer: Ranald MacDougall, Albert Husson
Cast: Peter Ustinov, Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray
IMDB Rating: 7.4/10
Run Time: 1h 46m
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Crime

Plot: During Christmas, three prisoners, Jules, Albert, and Joseph, escape from Devil’s Island and travel to a small French coastal town. They plan to rob a store, get money and clothes, and travel by ship to another place.

They enter the store as roof fixers. While working, they learn about the Ducotel family’s weak financial condition. Yet, the Ducotel family spends Christmas night with the three convicts and treats them nicely.

Inspired by their treatment, the three convicts decide to help the Ducotel family. They plan to use their pet to help them fix the problem.

78. While You Were Sleeping (1995)


Director: Jon Turtletaub
Writer: Fredric Lebow, Daniel G. Sullivan
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Peter Gallagher, Bill Pullman
IMDB Rating: 6.7/10
Run Time: 1h 43m
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance

Plot: Serving a secret and frantic crush on the handsome commuter who passes her booth every day, the lovely loner and Chicago “L” ticket seller, Lucy, is about to have a second chance at love.

On one ordinary Christmast time, Lucky sees her crush falling from the platform. She makes a sudden move and saves him from death. However, the hospital mistakes her as his fiancee.

Good luck strikes Lucky, and he finds it challenging to divulge the truth to his welcoming family; the unexpected romance complicates things further.

However, the unconscious patient’s detective brother Jack smells fishy and is onto something.

79. Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (1970)


Director: Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass
Writer: Romeo Muller
Cast: Keenan Wynn, Fred Astaire, Mickey Rooney
IMDB Rating: 7.7/10
Run Time: 48m
Genre: Animation, Comedy

Plot: The Mailman decides to answer some of the most common questions about Santa Claus and tells us about a tiny baby named Kris who was left on the doorstep of the Kringle family.

While growing up, all Kris wanted to do was to deliver toys to the children of Sombertown. But Burgermeister is too mean to let that happen. And to make things worse, a wicked wizard named Winter lives between the Kringles and Sombertown, but Kris manages to melt Winter’s heart and deliver his toys.

80. A Very Murray Christmas (2015)


Director: Sofia Coppola
Writer: Mitch Glazer, Sofia Coppola, Bill Murray
Cast: Bill Murray, Michael Cera, Paul Shaffer
IMDB Rating: 5.5/10
Run Time: 56m
Genre: Musical, Comedy

Plot: Murray does not have an agent or a manager for his Hollywood business. Moreover, he is trying to avoid all the Hollywood figures who want to represent him.

While the above-mentioned drama takes place, there is room for Christmas carols sung by the actors with many bits and pieces of holiday cheer.

81. Mickey’s Once Upon A Christmas (1999)


Director: Jun Falkenstein
Writer: Charlie Cohen
Cast: Kelsey Grammer, Tress MacNeille, Wayne Allwine
IMDB Rating: 7.0/10
Run Time: 1h 06m
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family

Plot: A 3-part book series video with a Christmas theme.  Louie reliving Christmas”Donald Duck: Stuck on Christmas,” the first installment, is primarily with a retelling of Groundhog Day (1993), and Huey, Dewey indefinitely.

The following episode is “A Very Goofy Christmas,” in which Goofy attempts to persuade his son to believe in Santa Claus. Finally, “Mickey & Minnie’s Gift Of The Magi” retells the classic Christmas story of ironic selflessness. This is one of the best Christmas movies of all time in UK for watching with your kids.

82. The Polar Express (2004)


Director: Robert Zemeckis
Writer: Willian Broyles Jr., Robert Zemeckis, Chris Van Allsburg
Cast: Chris Coppola, Michael Jeter, Tom Hanks
IMDB Rating: 6.6/10
Run Time: 1h 40m
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Adventure

Plot: Polar Express is an inspirational, adventurous movie adapted from Chris Van Allsburg’s beloved children’s book.

The movie follows a suspicious young boy taking an exclusive train ride to the North Pole. This train ride marks a journey of self-discovery for him, showing the never-fading wonders of life.

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83. The Family Stone (2005)


Director: Thomas Bezucha
Writer: Thomas Bezucha
Cast: Claire Danes, Sarah Jessica Parker, Dermot Mulroney
IMDB Rating: 6.3/10
Run Time: 1h 43m
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama

Plot: Everett Stone has made it to Wall street. This Christmas, he takes his new girlfriend, Meredith Morton, home.

However, his family does not welcome the outsider nicely. She tries to make her future in-laws happy, but they are like the conservative bigots they hate.

Every Stone has a problem, but Sibyl Stone’s generous son Ben gives Meredith a chance. Everett does not intend to turn against any of them; she feels supported by Ben, leading to a weird romance.

Feeling helpless and ashamed, Meredith calls her lenient sister Julie for help, but everything goes in vain. However, Julie and Everett are now a thing, and there is no harm in the shift.

84. Krampus (2015)


Director: Michael Dougherty
Writer: Michael Dougherty, Todd Casey, Zach Shields
Cast: Toni Collette, Adam Scott, David Koechner
IMDB Rating: 6.2/10
Run Time: 1h 38m
Genre: Fantasy, Drama

Plot: When his dysfunctional family clashes over the holidays, young Max gets disillusioned and turns his back on Christmas. Meanwhile, this lack of festive spirit unleashes the wrath of Krampus: a demonic force of ancient evil intent on punishing non-believers.

All hell breaks loose as beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own, laying siege to the fractured family’s home and forcing them to fight for one another if they hope to survive.

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85. A Christmas Prince (2017)


Director: Alex Zamm
Writer: Karen Schaler
Cast: Rose McIver, Honor Kneafsey, Ben Lamb
IMDB Rating: 5.7/10
Run Time: 1h 32m
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Family

Plot: Amber, the junior editor, is given the opportunity to go out and do some good reporting. She is dispatched to Aldovia to notify Prince Richard, who must make a decision if he wants to become King before Christmas Eve.

Amber seizes the opportunity to sneak into the villa to try to find anything to report when the prince fails to appear for the scheduled press conference. When inside, she is confused about Princess Emily’s new tutor, who was supposed to arrive after the vacation, and she starts playing along in order to find her scoop.

86. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)


Director: Charles E. Sellier Jr.
Writer: Michael Hickey, Paul Caimi
Cast: Toni Nero, Gilmer McCormick, Lilyan Chauvin
IMDB Rating: 5.8/10
Run Time: 1h 19m
Genre: Horror, Thriller

Plot: After seeing his parents murdered in front of him, a young boy spends most of his life in an orphanage where his mother’s superior abuses him.

When he becomes a teenager, he works as a toy store Santa. When seeing two people having sex in the store brings on flashbacks of his parents, his turmoil leads him to become a Santa serial killer.

87. Deck the Halls (2006)


Director: John Whitesell
Writer: Chris Ord, Matt Corman, Don Rhymer
Cast: Danny DeVito, Matthew Brodrick, Kristin Chenoweth
IMDB Rating: 5.0/10
Run Time: 1h 33m
Genre: Family, Comedy

Plot: Optometrist Steve Finch loves those Christmas traditions he has set up with his family and town. During Christmas, the Halls move into the house across the street from the Finches. They, in general, are different in perspective and character than the Finches.

Unlike Steve, Buddy Hall scams his way through life and never follows through with anything he starts.

As Steve and Buddy’s open hostility grows, they may jeopardize the joy of Christmas for all, especially their families, who have their own ideas of what they would like to do over the Christmas season.

88. Mixed Nuts (1994)


Director: Nora Ephron
Writer: Delia Ephron, Nora Ephron
Cast: Steve Martin, Robert Klein, Madeline Kahn
IMDB Rating: 5.4/10
Run Time: 1h 37m
Genre: Drama, Comedy

Plot: Philip manages a suicide-prevention hotline, Lifesavers, assisted by Mrs. Munchnik and Catherine.

On Christmas Eve, Philip learns their landlord is ousting them from their office. Amid all this unrest, Catherine reveals her love for Philip. And when a transvestite and a pregnant woman enter the equation, things get even more enjoyable.

89. One Magic Christmas (1985)


Director: Philip Borsos
Writer: Philip Borsos, Thomas Meehan, Barry Healey
Cast: Harry Dean, Mary Steenburgen, Gary Basaraba
IMDB Rating: 6.4/10
Run Time: 1h 29m
Genre: Fantasy, Family

Plot: Santa Claus sends a Christmas angel named Gideon to help Ginny Grainger, a pessimist who hates Christmas. She and her family have fallen hard, making it even harder to believe in anything that can’t be seen.

With help from Abbie and a trip to see Santa Claus himself, can Gideon find a way to make her believe again?

90. The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show (2019)


Director: Chris Howe
Writer: Cathy Lew, Matt Whitaker
Cast: Dan Levy, Kacey Musgraves, James Corden
IMDB Rating: 7.1/10
Run Time: 45m
Genre: Music

Plot: This holiday season, join Kacey Musgraves for a holiday variety show featuring special guests, new songs, and time-honored classics. Kacey will bring holiday cheer with this modern classic holiday variety special update.

91. Prancer (1989)


Director: John D. Hancock
Writer: Greg Taylor
Cast: Cloris Leachman, Sam Elliott, Rautanya Alda
IMDB Rating: 6.4/10
Run Time: 1h 43m
Genre: Fantasy, Drama

Plot: Jessica is the daughter of a poor farmer who believes in Santa Claus. One day, she finds an injured reindeer. She starts assuming that the deer is a Prancer that fell from one of the town’s Christmas displays.

Jessica grows fond of him and hides him in her barn. She feeds him cookies till the time she can return him to Santa.

When her father learns about him, he decides to sell the deer to the butcher, for an advertising display.

92. The Lemon Drop Kid (1951)


Director: Frank Tashlin, Sidney Lanfield
Writer: Irving Elinson, Edmund Beloin, Edmund L. Hartmann
Cast: Marilyn Maxwell, Lloyd Nolan, Bob Hope
IMDB Rating: 7.0/10
Run Time: 1h 31m
Genre: Music, Crime, Comedy

Plot: The Lemon Drop Kid, a New York con artist illegally touts horses at a Florida racetrack. The kid accidentally motivates the gangster Moose Moran’s girlfriend to bet $2000 on another horse.

Now the gangster is upset and demands $10,000 as the repayment amount. The kid has to repay before Christmas Eve, or he might not see New Year.

Luckily, it’s Christmas time when it is easy to persuade people to give money to the right cause.

93. The Insects’ Christmas (1913)


Director: Wladyslaw Starewicz
Writer: NA
Cast: NA
IMDB Rating: 6.7/10
Run Time: 7m
Genre: Short, Animation, Family

Plot: The Insect’s Christmas is a story of a Father’s Christmas ornament and its journey through the forest.

The ornament gets down from a decorated tree and leaves for the forest. The ornament creates and adorns a Christmas tree for the forest creatures in the woods.

After the decorations, it invites all the insects and a friendly frog to come and enjoy the gifts he has brought for them and celebrate Christmas.

94. The Ice Harvest (2005)


Director: Harold Ramis
Writer: Scott Phillips, Robert Benton, Richard Russo
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, John Cusack, Connie Nielsen
IMDB Rating: 6.2/10
Run Time: 1h 32m
Genre: Comedy

Plot: Charlie Arglist is a mobster’s lawyer, so he has access to some bad money. At times, Charlie and his associate Vic steal some of this bad money.

On Christmas Eve, Charlie and Vic plan to flee away with the money. However, their plan stops when an ice storm strikes the area and delays their departure.

To kill time, Charlie visits a strip club owner Renata and tells him about the money. Now the thing is, the longer they stay, the more trouble they get into.

95. The Great Rupert (1950)


Director: Irving Pichel
Writer: Harry Crane, James O’Hanlon, Laszlo Vadnay
Cast: Jimmy Durante, Tom Drake, Terry Moore
IMDB Rating: 6.5/10
Run Time: 1h 27m
Genre: Family, Comedy

Plot: This Christmas, Joe Mahoney, a not-so-good dance and song performer, is parting ways with his special companion, a squirrel named Rupert.

Meanwhile, Louie Amendola, a struggling theatre performer, and his family, shifts into a cold flat of a greedy and miser landlord Frank Dingle. But to end their woes, they are soon going to be struck by an unbelievable Christmas miracle.

While Amendola enjoys the taste of a good life sent by god, the police suspect foul play involving stealthy Rupert.

96. LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special (2020)


Director: Ken Cunningham
Writer: David Shayne, George Lucas
Cast: Anthony Daniels, Ben Prendergast, A.J. LoCascio
IMDB Rating: 6.4/10
Run Time: 44m
Genre: Animation, Action

Plot: Rey is going on a new adventure with BB-8 to gain more knowledge of the Force. But unfortunately, she is tossed into a cross-timeline experience at a weird Jedi Temple during her journey.

So she goes through some of the special moments of Star Wars cinematic history and meets Luke Skywalker, Yoda, Darth Vader, Obi-Wan, and other iconic heroes and villains of all the nine Skywalker saga films.

However, the question of whether she will be able to make it back in time for the Life Day feast and learn the meaning of the holiday spirit can be answered only if you watch it.

97. Frosty the Snowman (1969)


Director: Arthur Rankin Jr., Jules Bass
Writer: Romeo Muller
Cast: Billy De Wolfe, Jackie Vernon, Jimmy Durante
IMDB Rating: 7.3/10
Run Time: 25m
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Short

Plot: Frosty The Snowman follows a thrown-away silk hat that mysteriously brings a snowman to life. But unfortunately, it also becomes the center of a struggle between a long-forgotten magician and a group of school kids.

Meanwhile, Frosty realizes he will melt in spring, so he must move into a colder climate. Frosty befriends a young girl who comes with him on a freight train to the north pole. However, they are unaware that the magician is following them.

98. Stranger in the House (1974)


Director: Allon Harmon
Writer: Roslyn Muir 
Cast: Mathew Mathew MacCaull, Emmanuelle and Jordana Largy
IMDB Rating: 5.3/10
Run Time: 1h 16m
Genre: Crime

Plot: The Stranger in the House is a crime drama in which a dead man is found by a lawyer in his attic. The movie ends when the truth is revealed that Robert is not an abusive person but he Karen killed him.

Though this movie is not based on a true story, it is a must-watch movie if you love to watch crime thrillers.

99. Silent Night (2021)


Director: Camille Griffin
Writer: Camille Griffin
Cast: Keira Knightley, Roman Griffin Davis, Matthew Goode
IMDB Rating: 5.7/10
Run Time: 1h 32m
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Horror

Plot: Silent night follows a family of three Nell, Simon, and their son Art. Every year at their country estate, they host a Christmas dinner for their old school friends and partners.

However, they eventually learn that there is a coming environmental disaster and that this dinner might be their last one.

100. Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)


Director: John R. Cherry III
Writer: Ed Turner
Cast: Jim Varney, Noelle Parker, Douglas Seale
IMDB Rating: 5.6/10
Run Time: 1h 35m
Genre: Family, Comedy, Fantasy

Plot: Ernest P. Worell, a cute but silly taxi driver with grandiose delusions of grandeur, has only just chauffeured “His Great Red Oneness, the Claus” himself. Santa appears to have lost his Christmas magic and has traveled to Orlando, South Carolina to meet Joe Carruthers, the man he has selected as his new leader.

However, things quickly unravel due to Joe’s meddling agent and Santa’s increasingly erratic memory. One of the best Christmas movies and the last on the list.


We hope our list of the best Christmas Movies of all time in UK has helped you choose the most fabulous Christmas movie to watch. We have included films that bring back the spirit of Christmas while watching them.

Moreover, we have included old and new movies that can entertain every age group. The traditions and festivities involved with Christmas are evolving and are beautifully portrayed in these best Christmas movies.

You can also share this list of best Christmas movies with your friends and family to boost their mood if they are going through a rough patch. So enjoy these movies anytime, and keep our article on the best Christmas movies of all time in UK handy until you finish watching every film.

Chris Mack

Chris Mack

Meet Chris Mack, your go-to expert for the best of BBC iPlayer with a twist—he's also a cybersecurity enthusiast. Whether you're into British entertainment classics or searching for hidden gems, Chris has you covered, always with an eye for secure streaming practices. Beyond the screen, Chris blends his love for reading and exploring the outdoors with a passion for staying ahead in the world of cybersecurity, ensuring a safe viewing experience. If you're looking for top British TV picks or tips on keeping your digital viewing secure, Chris is your guide. Dive into the drama of British TV with Chris!

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