Best 10 Christmas Movies of All Time | Rip Christmas DVDs
List of Top 10 Christmas Movies Ever for Kids, Families and Lovers.
What do you prepare for celebrating the closing Christmas? Exquisitely decorated Christmas tree, joyful family party and wonderful dinner? All of them are essential. Besides, why don't you enjoy sweet and warm Christmas movies with your family after dinner? Now, let's check the best 10 Christmas movies of all time.
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Christmas themed movies vary in genres from fantasy, animation films for kids to comedy, romance films for whole family. Despite of genres, the best Christmas movies always remind us of happiest time of one year and tell what's important underlying the holiday, family, friends and lovers.
1. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Release Date: 1 December 1989 in theater | 18 November 1997 on DVD
Director: Jeremiah S. Chechik
Stars: Chevy Chase | Beverly D'Angelo | Juliette Lewis
Production Companies: Warner Bros. | Hughes Entertainment
What Christmas Story It Tells: Clark Wilhelm plans to have a "fun-filled old-fashioned family Christmas" celebration, but bad luck continuously follows him and is worsened by family guests, turning the holiday into a big disaster. It's one of the funniest best Christmas movies, pretty suitable for enjoying on Christmas Eve with family.
2. Miracle on 34th Street
Release Date: 2 May 1947 in theater | 1 November 2004 on DVD
Director: George Seaton
Stars: Edmund Gwenn | Maureen O'Hara | John Payne
Production Company: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Genre: Comedy | Crime | Drama | Family
What Christmas Story It Tells: Kris Kringle is hired as Macy's Department Store Santa to lead Thanksgiving Day parade replacing the drunken Santa actor. In order to prove that he is a real Santa Claus, Kris goes to court and finally get Doris the Macy's executive and her daughter Susan believe in him.
3. It's a Wonderful Life
Release Date: 25 December 1946 in theater | 19 September 1995 on DVD
Director: Frank Capra
Stars: James Stewart | Donna Reed | Lionel Barrymore
Production Company: Liberty Films (II)
Genres: Drama | Family | Fantasy
What Christmas Story It Tells: The guardian angel Clarence visits earth on Christmas Eve to help George Bailey who gets involved in suicide for considering himself as a failure after receiving prayers to from George's friends and family. Clarence shows the terrible future of the town without George and makes him realize that the life is wonderful.
4. Love Actually
Release Date: 14 November 2003 in theater | 27 April 2004 on DVD
Director: Richard Curtis
Stars: Hugh Grant | Martine McCutcheon | Liam Neeson
Production Companies: Universal Pictures | StudioCanal | Working Title Films | DNA Films
Genres: Comedy | Drama | Romance
MPAA: R for sexuality, nudity and language
What Christmas Story It Tells: Love Actually is the only Romance film of best Christmas movies. It is themed "Love is All Around" and tells loosely interrelated ten stories about love happened one month before Christmas in England. Someone is looking for the right person. Someone meets the wrong one. Someone is falling in love, while some others break up.
5. The Nightmare Before Christmas
Release Date: 29 October 1993 in theater | 2 December 1997 on DVD
Director: Henry Selick
Stars: Danny Elfman | Chris Sarandon | Catherine O'Hara
Production Companies: Touchstone Pictures | Skellington Productions Inc. | Tim Burton Productions | Walt Disney Pictures
Genres: Animation | Family | Fantasy | Musical
MPAA: PG for some scary images
What Christmas Story It Tells: Jack Skellington, Pumpkin King of Halloweentown, gets tired of monotonous life, wondering deliver more joys to his town. Stumbling upon Christmastown, he decides to share idea of Christmas with Halloweentown citizens.
Release Date: 7 November 2003 in theater | 16 November 2004 on DVD
Director: Jon Favreau
Stars: Will Ferrell | James Caan | Bob Newhart
Genres: Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Romance
Production Co.: New Line Cinema | Guy Walks into a Bar Productions | Gold/Miller Productions | Mosaic Media Group | Shawn Danielle Productions Ltd.
MPAA: PG for some mild rude humor and language
What Christmas Story It Tells: Buddy was brought to North Pole with Santa's sack of gifts and grew up as an elf. Buddy determines to go to New York City in search of his birth parents when he is aware of his human identity.
7. Home Alone
Release Date: 16 November 1990 in theater | 5 October 1999 on DVD
Director: Chris Columbus
Production Companies: Hughes Entertainment | Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
Stars: Macaulay Culkin | Joe Pesci | Daniel Stern
Genres: Comedy | Family
What Christmas Story It Tells: McCallister family plans a Christmas vacation to Paris and accidently leaves 8 year old Kevin alone in home. Instead of feeling unhappy, Kevin enjoys the hard-won freedom until two burglars Harry and Marv plans to rob his house on Christmas Eve. Indeed, it is one of the best Christmas movies appropriate for sharing with your kids.
8. A Christmas Carol
Release Date: 6 November 2009 in theater | 8 November 2010 on DVD
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Jim Carrey | Gary Oldman | Colin Firth
Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures | ImageMovers | Reel Chefs Catering
Genres: Animation | Drama | Family | Fantasy
MPAA: PG for scary sequences and images
What Christmas Story It Tells: On Christmas Eve, miser Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts of his dead business partner Jacob Marley, who show Scrooge his youth, current situation and fates awaiting him. Suddenly awakening on Christmas Day, Scrooge takes on a journey of self-redemption. >> Play A Christmas Carol DVD on iPad, iPhone and Android
9. The Polar Express
Release Date: 10 November 2004 in theater | 22 November 2005 on DVD
Director: Robert Zemeckis
Stars: Tom Hanks | Chris Coppola | Michael Jeter
Genres: Animation | Adventure | Family | Fantasy | Musical
Production Companies: Castle Rock Entertainment | Shangri-La Entertainment | Playtone | ImageMovers | Golden Mean | Universal CGI | Warner Bros.
What Christmas Story It Tells: Besides A Nightmare Before Christmas and A Christmas Carol, The Polar Express is the third animation film in best Christmas movies list, presenting a hero boy's adventurous journey to the North Pole and Santa Claus's home by the powerful magical train called the Polar Express.
10. A Christmas Story
Release Date: 18 November 1983 | 28 September 1999 on DVD
Director: Bob Clark
Stars: Peter Billingsley | Melinda Dillon | Darren McGavin
Production Companies: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) | Christmas Tree Films
Genres: Comedy | Family
What Christmas Story It Tells: 9-year-old Ralphie Parker is refuted with his mother, teacher and Santa of department store because he asks for a Read Ryder Range Shot 200 BB gun as his Christmas present. Eventually, he receives this dream gift from his father when the big day is arriving. It is believed that this best Christmas movie can recall Christmas days in everybody's childhood.
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Must-Watch Christmas Movies on DVDs 2019 - Releases in USA
Top 10 Christmas Movies on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime...
• The Grinch (Movie release date: 9 November 2018)
• Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (16 November 2018)
• Creed II (21 November 2018)
• Ralph Breaks the Internet (21 November 2018)
• Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (14 December 2018)
• Second Act (21 December 2018)
• Aquaman (21 December 2018)
• Welcome to Marwen (21 December 2018)
• Holmes & Watson (25 December 2018)
• On the Basis of Sex (25 December 2018)
• White Christmas (14 October 1954)
• The Muppet Christmas Carol (11 December 1992)
• The Santa Clause (11 November 1994)
• Jack Frost (11 December 1998)
• Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas (9 November 1999 )
• Bad Santa (26 November 2003)
• Fred Claus (9 November 2007)
• Krampus (4 December 2015)
• Daddy's Home (25 December 2015)
• Bad Santa 2 (23 November 2016)
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