The Best Christmas Movies of all time

Looking for some great christmas movie for the festive season ? Here is a list of the best Christmas movies ever. Each film has been carefully selected among greatest movie classics, and some more unusual films to discover. Have a great festive season !


A selection of best christmas movies


"Offbeat" Christmas movies 

Bad Santa (2003) by Terry Zwigoff with Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham, John Ritter.

Groundhog Day (1993) by Harold Ramis with Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell.

Edward Scissorhands (1990) by Tim Burton with Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder.

Le père Noël est une ordure (1982) by Jean-Marie Poiré with Anémone, Josiane Balasko, Marie-Anne Chazel, Christian Clavier.

The Night of the Hunter (1955) by Charles Laughton. One of the most beautiful movies ever made.

Babettes's Feast (1987) by Gabriel Axel with Stéphane Audran. Oscar of the best foreign movie in 1988.

Batman Returns (1992) by Tim Burton with Michael Keaton, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dany DeVito.

Die Hard (1988) by John McTiernan with Bruce Willis et Alan Rickman.


Christmas Horror movies

Gremlins (1984) by Joe Dante with Zach Galligan.

Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2011) by Jalmari Helander with Onni Tommita. 

Black Christmas (1974) by Bob Clark with Olivia Hussey.

Silent Night, Deadly Night ( 1984) by Charles E. Sellier Jr. with Lilyan Chauvin.


Christmas Anime movies

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993) by Henry Selick, script by Tim Burton.

Tokyo Godfathers (2003) by Satoshi Kon. 

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) by Brian Henson with Michael Caine.

Rise of the Guardians (2012) by Peter Ramsey with Chris Pine, Alec Baldwin, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, Jude Law. 

Arthur Christmas (2011) by Sarah Smith with Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy.

A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) by Bill Melendez.

Tom and Jerry: The Night Before Christmas (1941) by Hanna & Barbera.

Pinocchio (1940) by Disney studios Disney. A classic.


Christmas classics

It's a Wonderful Life (1947) by Frank Capra with James Stewart. 

Miracle on 34th Street (1947) by George Seaton with Natalie Wood.

Holiday Inn (1942) by Mark Sandrich with Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire.

Scrooge, A Christmas Carol (1951) by Brian Desmond Hurst with Alastair Sim.

Santa Claus Has Blue Eyes (1966) by Jean Eustache with Jean-Pierre Léaud.

The Bishop’s Wife (1947) by Henry Koster with Cary Grant, Loretta Young, David Niven, Monty Woolley.

Who Killed Santa Claus? (1941) by Christian-Jaque with Harry Baur, Raymond Rouleau.

The Wizard of Oz (1939) by Victor Fleming with Judy Garland.

The Bishop's Wife (1947) by Henry Koster with Cary Grant (angel Dudley), Loretta Young and David Niven.


And Christmas New classics :

Home Alone (1990) by Chris Columbus with Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci.

The Santa clause (1994) by John Pasquin with Tim Allen.

A Christmas Story (1983) by Bob Clark with Peter Billingsley.

Elf (2002) by Jon Favreau with Will Ferrell.