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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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A Chipmunk Christmas is listed (or ranked) 51 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
A Chipmunk Christmas Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, June Foray

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The Bells of St. Mary's is listed (or ranked) 52 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
The Bells of St. Mary's Ingrid Bergman, Bing Crosby, Una O'Connor

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Yes Virginia, There is a Santa Claus Jim Backus, Arnold Moss, Susan Silo

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The Bishop's Wife is listed (or ranked) 54 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
The Bishop's Wife Cary Grant, David Niven, Loretta Young

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Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol is listed (or ranked) 55 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol Jim Backus, Paul Frees, Royal Dano

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A Christmas Carol is listed (or ranked) 56 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
A Christmas Carol Patrick Stewart, Dominic West, Richard E. Grant

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Prancer Cloris Leachman, Sam Elliott, Johnny Galecki

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We're No Angels is listed (or ranked) 58 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
We're No Angels Humphrey Bogart, Peter Ustinov, Basil Rathbone

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Beauty and the Beast is listed (or ranked) 59 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
Beauty and the Beast Tim Curry, Haley Joel Osment, Christopher Lee

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The Legend of Frosty the Snowm... is listed (or ranked) 60 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
The Legend of Frosty the Snowman Burt Reynolds, Larry Miller, Tara Strong

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Lady and the Tramp is listed (or ranked) 61 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
CraigAlarm added Lady and the Tramp Peggy Lee, Stan Freberg, Dallas McKennon

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer... is listed (or ranked) 62 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Movie Whoopi Goldberg, John Goodman, Debbie Reynolds

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Scrooge is listed (or ranked) 63 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
StuartGantner added Scrooge Alec Guinness, Albert Finney, Kenneth More

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Four Christmases is listed (or ranked) 64 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
Four Christmases Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall, Vince Vaughn

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Meet Me in St. Louis is listed (or ranked) 65 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
willyboymcoy added Meet Me in St. Louis Judy Garland, Mary Astor, Margaret O'Brien

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The Santa Clause 3: The Escape... is listed (or ranked) 66 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause Ann-Margret, Elizabeth Mitchell, Aisha Tyler

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Babes in Toyland is listed (or ranked) 67 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
Babes in Toyland Stan Laurel, Oliver Hardy, Henry Brandon

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Frosty Returns is listed (or ranked) 68 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
Frosty Returns John Goodman, Elisabeth Moss, Jan Hooks

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I'll Be Home for Christmas is listed (or ranked) 69 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
I'll Be Home for Christmas Jessica Biel, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Gary Cole

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The Holiday is listed (or ranked) 70 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
carlybobarly added The Holiday Lindsay Lohan, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet

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Christmas in Connecticut is listed (or ranked) 71 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
Christmas in Connecticut Barbara Stanwyck, Sydney Greenstreet, Dick Elliott

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A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Chris... is listed (or ranked) 72 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas Neil Patrick Harris, Danneel Ackles, Patton Oswalt

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Deck the Halls is listed (or ranked) 73 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
Deck the Halls Danny DeVito, Kristin Chenoweth, Matthew Broderick

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Mickey's Twice Upon a Christma... is listed (or ranked) 74 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas Jim Cummings, Tress MacNeille, Kellie Martin

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A Mom for Christmas is listed (or ranked) 75 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
A Mom for Christmas Olivia Newton-John, Doris Roberts, Doug Sheehan

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Little Women is listed (or ranked) 76 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
Little Women Kirsten Dunst, Christian Bale, Claire Danes

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Trading Places is listed (or ranked) 78 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
Trading Places Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

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The Night They Saved Christmas is listed (or ranked) 79 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
The Night They Saved Christmas Jaclyn Smith, Art Carney, Paul Williams

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Christmas Story is listed (or ranked) 80 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
StuartGantner added Christmas Story John Turturro, Noah Emmerich, Kari Väänänen

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Trapped in Paradise is listed (or ranked) 81 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
Trapped in Paradise Nicolas Cage, Dana Carvey, Jon Lovitz

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Remember the Night is listed (or ranked) 82 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
Remember the Night Barbara Stanwyck, Fred MacMurray, Sterling Holloway

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The Ultimate Gift is listed (or ranked) 83 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
The Ultimate Gift Abigail Breslin, James Garner, Brian Dennehy

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The Gift of the Magi is listed (or ranked) 84 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
The Gift of the Magi Linda Stiegler, Rosemary Deleonardis, Adrienne Storrs

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The Shop Around the Corner is listed (or ranked) 85 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
The Shop Around the Corner James Stewart, Frank Morgan, Margaret Sullavan

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All I Want for Christmas is listed (or ranked) 86 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
All I Want for Christmas Lauren Bacall, Leslie Nielsen, Thora Birch

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The Ref is listed (or ranked) 87 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
willyboymcoy added The Ref Kevin Spacey, J.K. Simmons, Denis Leary

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The Christmas Card is listed (or ranked) 88 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
The Christmas Card Ed Asner, Peter Jason, Alice Evans

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Eight Crazy Nights is listed (or ranked) 89 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
Eight Crazy Nights Adam Sandler, Tyra Banks, Rob Schneider

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Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes C... is listed (or ranked) 90 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas Billy West, Tara Strong, Jim Cummings

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Disney's Christmas Favourites is listed (or ranked) 91 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time

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The Preacher's Wife is listed (or ranked) 92 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
The Preacher's Wife Whitney Houston, Denzel Washington, Lionel Richie

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Santa Buddies is listed (or ranked) 93 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
Santa Buddies Christopher Lloyd, Tim Conway, George Wendt

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Christmas Carol: The Movie is listed (or ranked) 94 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
Christmas Carol: The Movie Kate Winslet, Nicolas Cage, Michael Gambon

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Christmas Child is listed (or ranked) 95 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
Christmas Child Steven Curtis Chapman, Megan Follows, William R. Moses

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Serendipity is listed (or ranked) 96 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
Serendipity Kate Beckinsale, John Cusack, Bridget Moynahan

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Call Me Mrs. Miracle is listed (or ranked) 97 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
Call Me Mrs. Miracle Lauren Holly, Jewel Staite, Doris Roberts

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Mrs. Miracle is listed (or ranked) 98 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
Mrs. Miracle James Van Der Beek, Doris Roberts, Erin Karpluk

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Bell, Book and Candle is listed (or ranked) 99 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time
Bell, Book and Candle James Stewart, Kim Novak, Jack Lemmon

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The Christmas Box is listed (or ranked) 100 on the list The Best Christmas Movies of All Time