|Movie Still from It's a Wonderful Life by S_Herman.|
If you want an exhaustive list with a very loose definition of "Christmas," go here.
My favorites are the made-for-television, stop-animation movies done by Rankin-Bass in the 1960s & 70s as well as black & white films released in theaters in the 1940s.
My kids convinced me to add a few of there favorites from more recent years, and I do like Love Actually (2003), A Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) and A Christmas Story (1983) Otherwise, I'm holding the line.
So let's take a trip down memory lane and look at a list of Christmas movies. These are the ones our family enjoys the most--listed from most recent to most classic.
Love Actually (2003)
The Santa Clause (1994)
The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Home Alone (1990)
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
A Christmas Story (1983)
Santa Clause Is Coming to Town (1970)
Frosty the Snowman (1969)
How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
Rudolf the Rednosed Reindeer (1964)
A Christmas Carol, starring Alastair Sim (1951)
White Christmas (1954)
Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)
Holiday Inn (1942)
Share your favorite in the comments, especially if it's not on this list.
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