The Best Christmas Movies of All Time Films
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The Best Christmas Movies of All Time

List Criteria: Films about or set during Christmas time

One of the most telling signs that the holiday season is upon us is when classic Christmas movies begin to flood our TV screens and newer ones hit the big screen. Many of the best Christmas movies feature heartwarming tales that can families can watch together. A lot of these movies are dramas and feature some of the best known stories in cinematic history.

Who can forget James Stewart's portrayal of George Bailey in It's A Wonderful Life? The movie may not have done so well at the box office, but its themes of caring, thoughtfulness and sacrifice, along with the presence of George's guardian angel, has resonated with many and is long considered the best Christmas movie of all time. This doesn't mean there's not a fair share of funny Christmas movies as well. Home Alone, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation and Elf are three examples of hilarious Christmas movies that people have grown to love over the years. In between laughs, the constant within all of these top movies is family, which is what attracts people to these holiday comedies.

Vote here on this Ultimate List for what you think is the best Christmas movie of all time. There are some great movies to choose from so vote for the movies you think are the greatest Christmas movie ever!
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    the people's #1 James Stewart, Donna Reed, Ward Bond

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    most listed Darren McGavin, Zack Ward, Peter Billingsley

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    Chevy Chase, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Juliette Lewis

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    Bill Melendez, Peter Robbins, Geoffrey Ornstein

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    Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara, Thelma Ritter

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    Boris Karloff, June Foray, Hal Smith

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    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy

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    Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage

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    ranked low on reranks Janis Orenstein

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Bill Murray, Robert Mitchum, Miles Davis

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    Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney

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    Tim Allen, Frank Welker, Peter Boyle

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    Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman

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    June Foray, Paul Frees, Billy De Wolfe

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    Tom Hanks, Steven Tyler, Josh Hutcherson

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    Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Anthony Hopkins

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    added by carlybobarly Michael Caine, Frank Oz, Jerry Nelson

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    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Robert Davi

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    Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates

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    Donald Trump, Macaulay Culkin, Rob Schneider

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Big Show, Phil Hartman

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    Lauren Graham, Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac

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    ranked low on reranks George C. Scott, David Warner, Susannah York

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    Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Irving Berlin

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    Ann Rutherford, Leo G. Carroll, Gene Lockhart

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    Mickey Rooney, Fred Astaire, Keenan Wynn

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    Alastair Sim, Patrick Macnee, Michael Hordern

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    Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth

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    Zero Mostel

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    Kelly Preston, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Michael Keaton

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    Gene Kelly, Ethel Merman, Victor Borge

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    Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Anthony Michael Hall

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    ranked low on reranks Mara Wilson, Richard Attenborough, Dylan McDermott

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    ranked low on reranks Ciarán Hinds, Oscar Isaac, Shohreh Aghdashloo

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    Mel Gibson, Gary Busey, Danny Glover

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    Mickey Rooney, Shirley Booth, Dick Shawn

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    Tim Allen, Aisha Tyler, Elizabeth Mitchell

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, Tim Allen

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    Jim Varney, Gailard Sartain, Patty Maloney

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    Tammy Grimes

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    Cary Grant, David Niven, Loretta Young

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    Sandra Bullock, Monica Keena, Bill Pullman

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jim Backus, Paul Frees, Jack Cassidy

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    ranked low on reranks Ingrid Bergman, Bing Crosby, Una O'Connor

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    Nicolas Cage, Don Cheadle, Kate Walsh

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jamie Lee Curtis, Richard Dreyfuss, Rick Moranis

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    ranked low on reranks & added by StuartGantner John Lithgow, Dudley Moore, Burgess Meredith

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