A list of 25 Christmas films to fill your 25 days of Christmas.
A Christmas Story (1983)
One of the all-time classics, “A Christmas Story” follows a young boy as he tries to convince everyone — including Santa — that a Red Ryder B.B. gun is the perfect Christmas gift.
Bad Santa (2003)
A conman and his partner pose as Santa and his helper to rob a department store on Christmas Eve.
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
Charlie Brown hunts for the true meaning of Christmas.
A Christmas Carol (1984)
There are a handful of versions of this classic Charles Dickens tale about a Christmas curmudgeon who is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.
Christmas Vacation (1989)
The plan for the perfect family Christmas gathering blows up in Clark Griswold’s face.
Die Hard (1988)
If you’re looking for a Christmas tale with a few more guns and bullets, then “Die Hard” is your ticket. Bruce Willis plays an NYPD officer who tries to save his wife and others from a terrorist who has taken them hostage during a Christmas party.
Eight Crazy Nights (2002)
After being sentenced to community service, an elderly man helps Davey Stone (voiced by Adam Sandler) reform his life.
Maybe the most quotable Christmas movie, “Elf” stars Will Ferrell as a man raised by elves in the North Pole who is sent to New York looking for his family.
Frosty the Snowman (1969)
One of the classic animated Christmas stories, a snowman is brought to life by a magic hat and has to a elude a magician who wants it.
While taking care of a new pet, a boy breaks three important rules and unleases a horde of gremlins on his town.
Home Alone (1990)
Forgotten at home during a family holiday, an 8-year-old booby-traps his home to protect it from burglars.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
The live-action remake starring Jim Carrey of the classic “Grinch” story is the version to go with when watching over the holiday season.
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
A frustrated businessman is visited by an angel to show what life would be like had he never been born.
Jingle All the Way (1996)
A father heads all over New York City to hunt down the coveted Turbo Man action figure in time for Christmas.
Love Actually (2003)
The month leading up to Christmas in London is seen through the eyes of multiple couples.
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
You can’t go wrong with either version of “Miracle on 34th Street,” the story of a man who claims to be Santa Clause and is institutionalized.
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
The classic Charles Dickens story is told with a muppets spin.
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
Jack Skellington, the king of Halloween Town, grows bored of the same old thing until he discovers Christmas.
The Polar Express (2004)
Based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg, a young boy boards a train that will take him to the North Pole.
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
A Finish film about a boy and his friend who believe a drilling project in the mountains near their home has uncovered the tomb of Santa Claus.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
Another animated Christmas classic. A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them.
The Santa Clause (1994)
After a man accidentally kills Santa, he is magically recruited to take his place.
A modernized take on “A Christmas Carol,” “Scrooged” follows a cynical TV exec played by Bill Murray who is visited by three spirits on Christmas Eve.
Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
If you’re in the mood for a radically different Christmas film, “Silent Night, Deadly Night” follows a tormented teenager who goes on a murder spree dressed as Santa after his parents are killed.
White Christmas (1954)
Two song-and-dance teams band together to save a failing in while falling in love with each other simultaneously.