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The 30 Best Christmas Movies Of All Time

As Christmas draws nearer, we must bring you some interesting 30 best movies of all time you can watch with your family and friends this festive season. Although we have a couple of weeks ahead of us, we must prepare for D-day so we do not be caught watching the wrong movies.

Celebrities Buzz having our readers in mind has compiled an assortment of the best happy movies for each conceivable inclination. It’s an opportunity to wrestle for the remote, air out the sherry, and get comfortable for an evening of chuckling, grinning, and perhaps rambling.

Below are the 3o best Christmas movies of all time:

1. The Shop Around The Corner (1940):

The main characters of this movie are Ernst Lubitsch, Margaret Sullavan, and Jimmy Stewart. Ernst Lubitsch begins the movie with an epistolary romance.

He was having an affair with Margaret Sullavan’s best store clerk – Jimmy Stewart. The end of the movie is a must-watch.

2. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944):

The values in this movie are cherishable. Vincent Minnelli’s sermons about family love and the awakening of romance give viewers interesting things to watch about the Smith Family.

The movie contains the melancholy beauty of Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, sung by Judy Garland. You will enjoy this movie.

3. It’s A Wonderful Life (1946):

It’s a Wonderful Life that will make you weep a lot. Frank Capra is the one who wrote this amazing piece. James Stewart who in the movie was known as George Bailey was a businessman on the brink of suicide.

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He got saved by a fat, elderly angel called Clarence who made him understand what a difference he’s made to his neighbors’ lives.

4. Miracle on 34th Street (1947):

This movie is undoubtedly America’s favourite Christmas film. It stars English actor Edmund Gwenn who acted in the movie as Kris Kringle.

The movie is very delightful to watch. Detailing a bit of it, the movie is all about a Santa Claus at Macy’s New York department store who may just be the real thing. Get some snacks and enjoy it with your family.

5. Scrooge (1951):

This Christmas movie was penned by Charles Dickens. Alastair Sim who turned into Ebenezer Scrooge was a top-notch performer in this movie and he has even been rated as the best to have ever done so without a single match to his acting prowess.

6. White Christmas (1954):

This movie had two actors Crosby and Danny Kaye who were a musical double-act fall for two sisters known as Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen.

They teamed up to prevent the closure of a snow-covered cabin in Vermont thereby putting out a superb musical performance convincing locals to stay.

Do you think they will win the lady’s heart? – Just take a watch for yourself.

7. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965):

These movies during the Christmas season are shown on TV every year. That has been the case since it was first aired to date.

Charlie Brown in the movie grows disconcerted by acquiring more material stuff of the season. His role as a director of the School Christmas pageant was on the line and it took Linus to save his a$$ by imparting some Christmas wisdom as the D-day approaches.

8. Black Christmas (1974):

If you are on a watch out for something that could burst your mind, just give this movie a try. Olivia Hussey and Margot Kidder are part of the girls who are being chased by a caller who later in the movie becomes very murderous. Although it is a bit dull, you will still have enough fun from it.

Others who featured in the ‘deadly’ Christmas movie include Santa’s Slay, Christmas Evil, Santa Claws, Krampus and Silent Night, Deadly Night (which spawned four sequels). Enjoy.

9. Trading Places (1983):

Eddie Murphy once made a huge impact with this movie. He became Hollywood’s most overpaid actor through this comedy film.

Eddie Murphy who was known in the movie as Billy Ray Valentine, and Dan Ackroyd, as monied Louis Winthorpe III did the unimaginable by swapping their lives just because their fortunes were made gifted by dastardly millionaires the Dukes.

There are incalculable absurd setbacks and mistaken assumptions, as Billy Ray becomes showbiz royalty on the financial exchange and Louis, dressed as a retail chain Santa, is decreased to disguising a taken fish in his bogus facial hair.

Ultimately, the heroes win out and the Dukes are suckered by a plan considerably more cunning than theirs all on schedule for Christmas.

10. Gremlins (1984):

This movie is a perfect antidote to Yuletide’s sentimentality. You will feel addicted to this movie and will make you begin naming your teddy bears after the lovely characters who are featured in the act.

11. Die Hard (1988):

This movie is about a hijacked skyscraper which is epic. Alan Rickman’s Mitteleuropean baddy, Bruce Willis’s barefoot Sir Galahad, and Beethoven’s Ninth reworked and made their way through.

This mind-blowing movie was directed by John McTiernan. Expect nothing but the best from this movie.

12. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989):

This film is matched as a holiday classic piece. The film written by the late John Hughes stars Chevy Chase. In the film, celebrated Clark Griswold makes a move to provide “a good old-fashioned Christmas” for his odd family visitors.

He was faced with disasters and of course, as a man, Clark Griswold tried his best to face the disasters one after the other. You can’t stop laughing.

13. Home Alone (1990):

When I was very young, I enjoyed watching this kind of movie. I did repeat this movie on my laptop but aside from it being comical, it was just very lovely. Macauley Culkin broke out to the world with this movie as he performed so well.

Kevin McAllister was having an enjoyable moment at home during the Christmas season when two burglars showed up. It wasn’t easy for them as he outwitted them and made them look so stupid and dumb in the process.

For those above the 20s who watched the movie when it was released, he was our hero.

14. Batman Returns (1992):

This movie has become an annual rewatch favorite for many although the movie has very little to do with holidays. Batman in the movie returns with Michael Keaton’s caped crusader facing off against Michelle Pfeiffer’s hardened Catwoman, a slippery, sleazy Penguin (Danny DeVito), and Christopher Walken as a megalomaniac businessman running for public office.

This movie is also one of a kind.

15. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992):

In the 1990s, this movie was a classic piece. There was a lot of musical session of Dickens’s tale. It was also completed by Muppets playing your favourite Christmas Carol characters.

Michael Caine and Bob Cratchit were some amazing actors who made this movie one of a kind. Grab a copy.

16. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993):

Danny Elfman’s songs made this movie a Christmas classic. It is animated. In the movie, Jack Skellington is our hero. He is a toothy resident of Halloween Town who accidentally stumbles into Christmas Town, where he finds himself oddly captured by the festive mood.

This is a piece you must watch with all your families.

17. Miracle on 34th Street (1994):

This movie comes in two forms. The first was shot in 1947 while the remake was released in 1994. Traditionalists prefer the former to the latter. In this dope movie, legendary Richard Attenborough acted as a department store Santa who made everyone believe that he was the hottest.

Mara Wilson who acted stubbornly didn’t fall for him as she gave him the hell of his life. The movie is at a point geared towards legal fights yet, it is the sweetest Christmas movie you could get.

18. Serendipity (2001)

This movie made virtually no impact from the start. BBC Christmas Eve session where they show Christmas movies made this film something worthy. It has since managed to bag a lot of views occasionally during the Christmas festive season.

The movie shows how couples were kept apart by some outside forces yet they were unable to get one another out of their heads. The roles were played by stars John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale. Their chemistry was just unimaginable.

19. Bad Santa (2003):

This movie was written and directed by Terry Zwigoff with the help of the Coen Brothers. It had Billy Bob Thornton who acted as Willie T Stokes a womanizer who as well works as a Santa at a shopping mall. You can imagine what would happen right?

Billy Bob Thornton and his accomplice Tony Cox rob malls that they work in at Christmas. He was helped to understand the value of giving in a sudden twist of an event. Another version of the movie was released in 2016.

20. Love Actually (2003):

This movie is all about love. You would have mixed feelings watching this movie but bet you would have so much fun. This movie will teach you that love can be horrifying at times.

Characters like Keira Knightley and Andrew Lincoln acted as two repulsive and envious individuals messing up poor Chiwetel Ejiofor just days after his wedding day – this is best watched with one’s partner.

21. Elf (2003):

Celebrants of 2003 Christmas had the best of fun after Jon Favreau’s Elf popped up on the movie screens. The movie applied traditional fish-out-of-water tropes to the holiday season.

Will Ferrell’s human elf impostor friend be discovered in the movie his true origins? He headed to New York City to meet his biological father. This movie was the best.

22. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005):

Shane Black’s Kiss Kiss Bang Bang has got some infusion of Christmas vibes in it for all freaks to enjoy and laugh their hearts out. This movie comedy after the release pushed Robert Downey Jr to a whole new level.

In this amazing film, Val Kilmer and an actor accompany Val Kilmer around LA for research purposes. At one point, they witness a murder which results in a whole mystery. It had the funniest lines in dialogue back in the 2000s.

23. The Holiday (2006):

This film was tagged as a “modern Christmas classic”. It was repeated on many TV channels due to the beautification that comes with it. This movie was just a harmless yet interesting one.

Kate Winslet and Cameron Diaz were the key actors in this movie which had them going on a trip due to boredom. You have to watch this movie for yourself.

24. Tangerine (2015):

This movie is most loved by trans. The movie had trans sex workers Sin-Dee and Alexandra trying to pin down Sin-Dee’s ex-boyfriend. He was alleged to have cheated on her with a cisgender girl.

The movie was shot down the streets of downtown LA on Christmas Eve. It was shot entirely with an iPhone but it is one of the best in terms of visuals years on.

Tangerine uses Christmas more as a setting than an account concentrate, yet its account of two oddballs compelled to make their own families during what should be the most joyful season is especially influencing.

25. Krampus (2015):

This movie is a festive horror one. It is an iconic German goat demon who was terrorizing people. This movie was a big hit as it is the favourite of many movie freaks back then till date.

It is placed 25th on our list of the 30 best Christmas movies of all time.

26. Arthur Christmas (2011):

This movie didn’t get the expected result after its release in 2011. It failed to get a Best Animated Film Oscar nod making it vanish a bit faster. Yet, this movie’s uniqueness can’t be written off.

In the film, Santa’s son Arthur, decides to rescue a little girl’s Christmas when Father Christmas forgets to deliver her gift. The movie was just dope. Some actors who starred in this film were, Bill Nighy, Michael Palin, and Hugh Laurie – You must watch it.

27. A Christmas Prince (2017)​:

This is so amazing. It had actress Rose McIver acting as a terrible New York journalist sent to a press conference in the fictional European country of Aldovia to report on a “playboy prince”.

She later falls in love with the time aiding her to unearth some mind-blowing scandal. Watch this movie this season and have the best of fun.

28. Hector (2015):

Peter Mullan acted in this movie. It had him being homeless and journeying through the country for him to get shelter in London where he plans to stay for the Christmas festivities.

Do you think he will make it happen? – Just watch it.

29. Dr. Seuss’s The Grinch (2018):

Christmas has been planned to be stolen from the residents of Whoville but can Cindy Lou who is just six years old change the narrative? – You need to confirm it by watching.

This movie is family-friendly and will give you a lot of connection when you watch it together.

30. Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey (2020):

Forest Whitaker in this film played a toy inventor. He lost everything when his stubborn apprentice stole his blueprints. However, his granddaughter’s Journey is determined to restore his legacy.

This movie is just really lovely.

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