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The best 1970s Christmas movies are an interesting mix of lighthearted family films, zany comedies, and even a little holiday horror. On this list, you will find all of the Christmas characters you’ve come to expect from a December movie release: Santa Claus, Rudolph, Jack Frost, and many more!


What are the greatest ‘70s Christmas movies? Let’s start with
A Christmas Carol, the 1971 animated adaptation of Charles Dickens’s famous tale. The film starred Alastair Sim as the voice of Scrooge, reprising his role from the live-action adaptation twenty years prior. Produced by animation titan Chuck Jones, A Christmas Carol earned an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film. Other notable films on this list include Santa Claus is Comin' to Town, A Flintstone Christmas, and the Star Wars Holiday SpecialOne of the top ‘70s Christmas movies has a much darker tone. Black Christmas, the story of a series of grizzly murders in a sorority house around Christmas time, was a low-budget Canadian horror movie that is credited with being one of the first slasher films ever made. If dark flicks are your thing around the holiday season, definitely check it out.  

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Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '70s Christmas Movies
Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town Mickey Rooney, Fred Astaire, Keenan Wynn

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The Year Without a Santa Claus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '70s Christmas Movies
The Year Without a Santa Claus Mickey Rooney, Shirley Booth, Dick Shawn

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Rudolph's Shiny New Year is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '70s Christmas Movies

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Scrooge is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '70s Christmas Movies
Scrooge Alec Guinness, Albert Finney, Kenneth More

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Jack Frost is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '70s Christmas Movies
Jack Frost Buddy Hackett, Don Messick, Paul Frees - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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'Twas the Night Before Christm... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '70s Christmas Movies
'Twas the Night Before Christmas Paul Lynde, Anne Meara, Martha Raye

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A Christmas Carol is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '70s Christmas Movies
A Christmas Carol Michael Redgrave, Joan Sims, Alastair Sim

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The Little Drummer Boy Book II is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '70s Christmas Movies

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Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '70s Christmas Movies
Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July Mickey Rooney, Shelley Winters, Red Buttons

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Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christm... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '70s Christmas Movies

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The Gathering is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '70s Christmas Movies
The Gathering Ed Asner, Stephanie Zimbalist, Bruce Davison

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The House Without a Christmas ... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '70s Christmas Movies

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Black Christmas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '70s Christmas Movies
Black Christmas Margot Kidder, Andrea Martin, Olivia Hussey

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A Flintstone Christmas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '70s Christmas Movies
A Flintstone Christmas Mel Blanc, Henry Corden, Hal Smith

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An American Christmas Carol is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '70s Christmas Movies
An American Christmas Carol Henry Winkler, Dorian Harewood, Michael Wincott - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Star Wars Holiday Special is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '70s Christmas Movies
Star Wars Holiday Special Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill

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The Christmas Martian is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '70s Christmas Movies
The Christmas Martian

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Nestor the Long-Eared Christma... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '70s Christmas Movies
Nestor the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey Roger Miller, Brenda Vaccaro, Don Messick

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Quincy's Quest is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '70s Christmas Movies
Quincy's Quest Patsy Kensit, Roy Kinnear, Lance Percival

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Journey To The Christmas Star is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '70s Christmas Movies
Journey To The Christmas Star Anders Baasmo Christiansen, Agnes Kittelsen, Jakob Oftebro

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Home for the Holidays is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '70s Christmas Movies
Home for the Holidays Sally Field, Eleanor Parker, Walter Brennan

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Santa and the Ice Cream Bunny is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '70s Christmas Movies