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1. Home Alone (1990)

PG | 103 min | Comedy, Family

63 Metascore

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, John Heard

Votes: 415,377 | Gross: $285.76M

2. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

PG | 120 min | Adventure, Comedy, Crime

One year after Kevin McCallister was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself stranded in New York City - and the same criminals are not far behind.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, Catherine O'Hara

Votes: 270,598 | Gross: $173.59M

3. The Santa Clause (1994)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

57 Metascore

When a man inadvertently makes Santa fall off of his roof on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Eric Lloyd

Votes: 86,799 | Gross: $144.83M

4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 26 min | Animation, Family, Fantasy

A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

Directors: Chuck Jones, Ben Washam | Stars: Boris Karloff, Thurl Ravenscroft, June Foray, Dal McKennon

Votes: 41,501

5. Die Hard (1988)

R | 132 min | Action, Thriller

72 Metascore

An NYPD officer tries to save his wife and several others taken hostage by German terrorists during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

Director: John McTiernan | Stars: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald VelJohnson

Votes: 734,907 | Gross: $83.01M

6. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Miracle on Evergreen Terrace (1997)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

When Bart accidentally burns down the family's Christmas tree and gifts, he claims that a robber stole everything. As a result, the town gets them a new tree and pitches in to raise funds.

Director: Bob Anderson | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,507

7. Mickey's Christmas Carol (1983)

G | 26 min | Animation, Short, Comedy

The classic Disney animated characters play the roles in this animated retelling of the Charles Dickens masterpiece.

Directors: Burny Mattinson, Richard Rich | Stars: Alan Young, Wayne Allwine, Hal Smith, Will Ryan

Votes: 9,096 | Gross: $21.00M

8. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire (1989)

TV-G | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

The family is forced to spend all of their savings to get Bart's new tattooo removed, and with no money for Christmas, Homer is forced to become a store Santa.

Director: David Silverman | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 5,045

9. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Marge Be Not Proud (1995)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy

Marge's relationship with Bart is strained when he is caught shoplifting before Christmas.

Director: Steven Dean Moore | Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 1,865

10. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Santa Claus and the Tenth Avenue Kid (1955)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

While working as a department store 'Santa Claus', a paroled convict tries to help a troubled boy.

Director: Don Weis | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Barry Fitzgerald, Virginia Gregg, Bobby Clark

Votes: 545

11. Blackadder's Christmas Carol (1988 TV Movie)

43 min | Comedy, History

After a genial spirit shows the benevolent Ebenezer Blackadder visions of his unscrupulous ancestors, he resolves to mend his generous ways.

Director: Richard Boden | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Tony Robinson, Miranda Richardson, Stephen Fry

Votes: 11,251

12. Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)

Not Rated | 81 min | Adventure, Comedy, Family

The Martians kidnap Santa Claus because there is nobody on Mars to give their children presents.

Director: Nicholas Webster | Stars: John Call, Leonard Hicks, Vincent Beck, Bill McCutcheon

Votes: 10,337

13. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

R | 79 min | Horror, Thriller

31 Metascore

Little Billy witness his parents getting killed by Santa after being warned by his senile grandpa that Santa punishes those who are naughty. Now Billy is 18, and out of the orphanage, and he has just become Santa, himself.

Director: Charles E. Sellier Jr. | Stars: Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero, Robert Brian Wilson

Votes: 12,321 | Gross: $2.49M

14. Black Christmas (1974)

R | 98 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller

65 Metascore

During their Christmas break, a group of sorority girls are stalked by a stranger.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon

Votes: 28,753 | Gross: $4.05M

15. Rise of the Guardians (2012)

PG | 97 min | Animation, Action, Adventure

57 Metascore

When the evil spirit Pitch launches an assault on Earth, the Immortal Guardians team up to protect the innocence of children all around the world.

Director: Peter Ramsey | Stars: Hugh Jackman, Alec Baldwin, Isla Fisher, Chris Pine

Votes: 147,925 | Gross: $103.41M

16. Love Actually (2003)

R | 135 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

55 Metascore

Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

Director: Richard Curtis | Stars: Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson, Laura Linney

Votes: 392,095 | Gross: $59.70M

17. The Polar Express (2004)

G | 100 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

61 Metascore

On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.

Director: Robert Zemeckis | Stars: Tom Hanks, Chris Coppola, Michael Jeter, Leslie Zemeckis

Votes: 158,566 | Gross: $183.37M

18. Holiday Inn (1942)

Passed | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

At an inn which is only open on holidays, a crooner and a hoofer vie for the affections of a beautiful up-and-coming performer.

Director: Mark Sandrich | Stars: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale

Votes: 11,905 | Gross: $8.18M

19. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964 TV Movie)

TV-G | 47 min | Animation, Adventure, Comedy

A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them.

Director: Larry Roemer | Stars: Billie Mae Richards, Burl Ives, Larry D. Mann, Paul Soles

Votes: 23,493

20. Frosty the Snowman (1969 TV Short)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Short, Family

A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman's magic hat.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr. | Stars: Jackie Vernon, Billy De Wolfe, Jimmy Durante, Paul Frees

Votes: 13,710

21. A Christmas Story (1983)

PG | 94 min | Comedy, Family

77 Metascore

In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.

Director: Bob Clark | Stars: Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin, Scott Schwartz

Votes: 122,867 | Gross: $20.61M

22. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

Not Rated | 130 min | Drama, Family, Fantasy

89 Metascore

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

Director: Frank Capra | Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 366,484

23. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama, Family

88 Metascore

When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.

Director: George Seaton | Stars: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 37,299 | Gross: $2.65M

24. Elf (2003)

PG | 97 min | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

64 Metascore

After discovering he is a human, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole decides to travel to New York City to locate his real father.

Director: Jon Favreau | Stars: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Zooey Deschanel

Votes: 194,890 | Gross: $173.40M

25. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965 TV Movie)

TV-G | 25 min | Animation, Comedy, Family

Depressed at the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find a deeper meaning to Christmas.

Director: Bill Melendez | Stars: Ann Altieri, Chris Doran, Sally Dryer, Bill Melendez

Votes: 28,606

26. The Thin Blue Line (1995–1996)
Episode: Yuletide Spirit (1995)

TV-PG | 29 min | Comedy, Crime

Christmas comes to Gasforth and Goody intends to try again with Habib by giving her some sexy underwear for Christmas. He also buys Fowler a puncture repair kit. Unfortunately, he mixes up ... See full summary »

Director: John Birkin | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Kevin Allen, Mina Anwar, James Dreyfus

Votes: 115

27. Mr. Bean (1990–1995)
Episode: Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean (1992)

TV-G | 30 min | Comedy, Family

While Christmas shopping, Mr Bean purchases a bulky string of tree lights before making a shambles of a department store toy section. He later manages to acquire a free turkey and Christmas... See full summary »

Director: John Birkin | Stars: Rowan Atkinson, Matilda Ziegler, C.J. Allen, Owen Brenman

Votes: 1,658

28. Everybody Loves Raymond (1996–2005)
Episode: All I Want for Christmas (1997)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

On Christmas Day, Ray tries to have sex with Debra.

Director: Jeff Meyer | Stars: Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Madylin Sweeten

Votes: 243

29. Everybody Loves Raymond (1996–2005)
Episode: The Christmas Picture (1999)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

Ray decides to take a family picture for Marie's Christmas present. But she didn't want Debra's family to be in it.

Director: Will Mackenzie | Stars: Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Madylin Sweeten

Votes: 246

30. Everybody Loves Raymond (1996–2005)
Episode: Christmas Present (2000)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Ray gets Debra a really great present for Christmas so she'll agree to let him go golfing.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Madylin Sweeten

Votes: 243

31. Everybody Loves Raymond (1996–2005)
Episode: Season's Greetings (2001)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

Marie writes a letter to include with her Christmas cards - it insults Debra and praises Marie. They decide to write a letter together. Raymond is heavily praised and Robert is not. Robert wants to include his own information.

Director: Jerry Zaks | Stars: Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Madylin Sweeten

Votes: 226

32. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: Back for Christmas (1956)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Before leaving on a trip to America, a man kills his wife and buries her in the basement. Once in the United States. he receives correspondence tipping him off that the murder will undoubtedly be exposed.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, John Williams, Isobel Elsom, Arthur Gould-Porter

Votes: 622

33. Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955–1962)
Episode: The Festive Season (1958)

TV-14 | 30 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

A bitter man continues to live in a dark old mansion with his controlling sister, whom he believes killed his wife, while openly planning her murder.

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Alfred Hitchcock, Carmen Mathews, Edmon Ryan, Richard Waring

Votes: 169

34. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Night of the Meek (1960)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

After a derelict Santa Claus is fired on Christmas Eve, he finds a mysterious bag that gives out presents. With this bag he sets out to fulfill his one wish - to see the less fortunate inherit the bounties of Christmas.

Director: Jack Smight | Stars: Art Carney, John Fiedler, Robert P. Lieb, Val Avery

Votes: 2,007

35. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: Five Characters in Search of an Exit (1961)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

An army major awakens in a small room with no idea of who he is or how he got there. He finds four other people in the same room, and they all begin to question how they each arrived there, and more importantly, how to escape.

Director: Lamont Johnson | Stars: Susan Harrison, William Windom, Murray Matheson, Kelton Garwood

Votes: 2,286

36. The Twilight Zone (1959–1964)
Episode: The Changing of the Guard (1962)

TV-PG | 25 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

After being forced to retire, Professor Fowler contemplates suicide when he doesn't feel he has made a difference in the world. That night he has an experience that shows him that he is wrong.

Director: Robert Ellis Miller | Stars: Donald Pleasence, Liam Sullivan, Philippa Bevans, Tom Lowell

Votes: 1,470

37. Everybody Loves Raymond (1996–2005)
Episode: The Thought That Counts (2002)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy

Ray lies to Debra about getting her a great Christmas present. He goes to Amy and Robert for help and Robert suggests the book "To Kill a Mockingbird". But when Ray gets all the credit, Robert snaps.

Director: Gary Halvorson | Stars: Ray Romano, Patricia Heaton, Brad Garrett, Madylin Sweeten

Votes: 219

38. Father Ted (1995–1998)
Episode: A Christmassy Ted (1996)

TV-14 | 55 min | Comedy

Father Ted wins the "Golden Cleric", for saving a fellow group of priests from an embarrassing situation.

Director: Declan Lowney | Stars: Dermot Morgan, Ardal O'Hanlon, Frank Kelly, Pauline McLynn

Votes: 488

39. The Vicar of Dibley (1994–2015)
Episode: The Christmas Lunch Incident (1996)

TV-14 | 44 min | Comedy

Geraldine is so popular that everybody wants her round for Christmas dinner so she won't be alone - Jim and Frank, Alice and her family,who are even more bizarre than Alice herself and the ... See full summary »

Director: Gareth Carrivick | Stars: Dawn French, Gary Waldhorn, James Fleet, Emma Chambers

Votes: 222

40. Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

PG | 114 min | Family, Fantasy

A lawyer and a little girl must prove that a man claiming to be Santa Claus is the real thing.

Director: Les Mayfield | Stars: Richard Attenborough, Elizabeth Perkins, Dylan McDermott, J.T. Walsh

Votes: 28,917 | Gross: $17.19M

41. Dutch (1991)

PG-13 | 107 min | Comedy, Drama

To get to know his girlfriend's son, a working-class good guy volunteers to pick him up from a prep school, only to learn that her son isn't the nicest kid.

Director: Peter Faiman | Stars: Ed O'Neill, Ethan Embry, JoBeth Williams, Christopher McDonald

Votes: 10,930 | Gross: $4.60M

42. Jingle All the Way (1996)

PG | 89 min | Comedy, Family

34 Metascore

A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas. However, every store is sold out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one.

Director: Brian Levant | Stars: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman, Rita Wilson

Votes: 85,126 | Gross: $60.57M

43. The Little Drummer Boy (1968 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 25 min | Animation, Drama, Family

An orphan drummer boy who hated humanity finds his life changed forever when he meets three wise men on route to Bethlehem.

Directors: Jules Bass, Arthur Rankin Jr., Takeya Nakamura | Stars: José Ferrer, Paul Frees, June Foray, Ted Eccles

Votes: 4,018

44. Home Improvement (1991–1999)
Episode: Yule Better Watch Out (1991)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

On "Tool Time": Tim gives a Yuletime tip - never plug in a frayed wire - and grunts "Jingle Bells". He also demonstrates his great invention, a rotating Christmas tree, with the usual ... See full summary »

Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Earl Hindman, Taran Noah Smith

Votes: 209

45. Kenan & Kel (1996–2000)
Episode: Merry Christmas, Kenan (1996)

TV-Y7 | 25 min | Comedy, Family

Keenan impersonates Santa Claus at a department store and ends up helping a poor, single mom celebrate Christmas with her children by being 'Santa' for them.

Director: Brian Robbins | Stars: Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Ken Foree, Teal Marchande

Votes: 49

46. Home Improvement (1991–1999)
Episode: I'm Scheming of a White Christmas (1992)

TV-PG | 30 min | Comedy, Family

Tim decorates his house in typical "more power" fashion. Brad and Randy collect money for charity but decide to keep a portion of the money for themselves. Jill & Tim find out, and tell them they have to return the money to charity.

Director: John Pasquin | Stars: Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Earl Hindman, Taran Noah Smith

Votes: 167

47. Home Improvement (1991–1999)
Episode: 'Twas the Blight Before Christmas (1993)

TV-PG | 24 min | Comedy, Family

Mark performs in the Christmas play at school. A neighbor puts up decorations a day before Tim does it, and it is because Randy is sharing Tim's secrets with that neighbor's granddaughter. Brad wants to go skiing instead of staying home.

Director: Andy Cadiff | Stars: Tim Allen, Patricia Richardson, Earl Hindman, Taran Noah Smith

Votes: 156

48. The Simpsons (1989– )
Episode: Grift of the Magi (1999)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Comedy