The Best Christmas Movies of All Time Films

The Best Christmas Movies of All Time

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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, Lionel Barrymore

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    Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Zack Ward

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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, 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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    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy

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    Boris Karloff, June Foray, Hal Smith

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    Janis Orenstein

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    Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage

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    Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney

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    Bill Murray, Robert Mitchum, Miles Davis

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    Tim Allen, Frank Welker, Peter Boyle

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    June Foray, Paul Frees, Billy De Wolfe

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    Tom Hanks, Steven Tyler, Josh Hutchersonm

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    Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman

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    Jim Carrey, Anthony Hopkins, Bryce Dallas Howard

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    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia

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    Michael Caine, Frank Oz, Louise Gold

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    George C. Scott, Susannah York, David Warner

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    Donald Trump, Macaulay Culkin, Tim Curry

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    Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates

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    Arnold Schwarzenegger, Big Show, Phil Hartman

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    Lauren Graham, Billy Bob Thornton, Cloris Leachman

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    Richard Attenborough, Mara Wilson, Dylan McDermott

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    Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Irving Berlin

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    Mickey Rooney, Fred Astaire, Keenan Wynn

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    Ann Rutherford, Gene Lockhart, Leo G. Carroll

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    Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright

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    Oscar Isaac, Ciarán Hinds, Alexander Siddig

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    Patrick Macnee, Alastair Sim, Jack Warner

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    Zero Mostel

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    Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson

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    Gene Kelly, Ethel Merman, Victor Borge

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    Michael Keaton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Kelly Preston

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    Elizabeth Mitchell, Aisha Tyler, Tim Allen

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    Mel Gibson, Gary Busey, Danny Glover

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    Mickey Rooney, Shirley Booth, Dick Shawn

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    Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Vincent Price

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    Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni, Don Cheadle

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, Tim Allen

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    Tammy Grimes

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    Milton Berle, Frank Welker, Jim Cummings

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    Jim Varney, Gailard Sartain, Patty Maloney

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    Jim Backus, Arnold Moss, Susan Silo

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    Buddy Hackett, Don Messick, Paul Frees

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Richard Dreyfuss, Rick Moranis

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    Sandra Bullock, Monica Keena, Bill Pullman

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    Cary Grant, David Niven, Loretta Young

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    Jim Backus, Paul Frees, Royal Dano

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