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 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 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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    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy

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    Boris Karloff, June Foray, Hal Smith

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    Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage

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    Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara, Thelma Ritter

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    Bill Murray, Robert Mitchum, Miles Davis

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    ranked low on reranks Janis Orenstein

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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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    Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney

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    Tom Hanks, Steven Tyler, Josh Hutcherson

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    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Robert Davi

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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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    Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates

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    Donald Trump, Macaulay Culkin, Rob Schneider

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Lauren Graham, Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac

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    Mickey Rooney, Fred Astaire, Keenan Wynn

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    often listed Arnold Schwarzenegger, Big Show, Phil Hartman

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    Ann Rutherford, Leo G. Carroll, Gene Lockhart

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    Alastair Sim, Patrick Macnee, Michael Hordern

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    Gene Kelly, Ethel Merman, Victor Borge

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    Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Irving Berlin

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    Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth

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    Kelly Preston, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Michael Keaton

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

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Zero Mostel

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Anthony Michael Hall

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    Mel Gibson, Gary Busey, Danny Glover

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

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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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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Jim Varney, Gailard Sartain, Patty Maloney

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    Mickey Rooney, Shirley Booth, Dick Shawn

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    Cary Grant, David Niven, Loretta Young

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    Nicolas Cage, Don Cheadle, Kate Walsh

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    Jim Backus, Paul Frees, Jack Cassidy

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    Tammy Grimes

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    Ciarán Hinds, Oscar Isaac, Shohreh Aghdashloo

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Richard Dreyfuss, Rick Moranis

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

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

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    A Chipmunk Christmas Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, June Foray

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