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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    most listed Darren McGavin, Zack Ward, Peter Billingsley

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    the people's #1 James Stewart, Donna Reed, Ward Bond

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    Bill Melendez, Peter Robbins, Geoffrey Ornstein

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    Chevy Chase, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Juliette Lewis

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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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    Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara, Thelma Ritter

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    ranked low on reranks Janis Orenstein

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    Tim Allen, Frank Welker, Peter Boyle

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    Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney

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    Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman

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    Tom Hanks, Steven Tyler, Josh Hutcherson

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    Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Robert Davi

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates

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    Mickey Rooney, Fred Astaire, Keenan Wynn

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    Gene Kelly, Ethel Merman, Victor Borge

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    Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Irving Berlin

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    Lauren Graham, Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac

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    Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth

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    often listed & ranked high on reranks Zero Mostel

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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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    Tim Allen, Aisha Tyler, Elizabeth Mitchell

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

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    Mickey Rooney, Shirley Booth, Dick Shawn

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    Jim Varney, Gailard Sartain, Patty Maloney

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    ranked low on reranks Cary Grant, David Niven, Loretta Young

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    Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, Tim Allen

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    Jim Backus, Paul Frees, Jack Cassidy

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    Ciarán Hinds, Oscar Isaac, Shohreh Aghdashloo

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    Tammy Grimes

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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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    often listed & ranked high on reranks A Chipmunk Christmas Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, June Foray

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    Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Henry Brandon

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    Nicolas Cage, Don Cheadle, Kate Walsh

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