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Christmas Movies The Best '00s Christmas Movies  

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The best 2000’s Christmas movies are full of family fun, Yuletide romance, black comedy, and a dash of holiday horror. The '00s paved the way for hilarious Christmas feature films, as well as a few adorably cheesy Christmas rom-coms


As far as Christmas rom-coms, this list features several beloved films, including
Love Actually (starring Hugh Grant) and The Family Stone. Billy Bob Thornton shows us the other side of Christmas in the raunchy comedy Bad Santa, also featured on this list of the top 2000s Christmas movies. Billy Bob also stars in another Christmas black comedy. Co-written by Pulitzer-winning novelist Richard Russo and directed by the late Harold Ramis, The Ice Harvest is one of the funniest and best 2000s Christmas films.


Also on this list you’ll find
Reindeer Games, legendary director Jonathan Frankenheimer’s last theatrically-released movie. Vote up the best '00s Christmas movies below, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 

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Elf is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell, Peter Dinklage
Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and written by David Berenbaum. It stars Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, and Zooey Deschanel. It was ...more

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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stol... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Jim Carrey, Anthony Hopkins, Bryce Dallas Howard
This film is a 2000 American musical fantasy comedy Christmas film from Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment, based on the 1957 story of the same name by Dr. Seuss. It was the first Dr. ...more

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The Polar Express is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Tom Hanks, Steven Tyler, Josh Hutchersonm
The Polar Express is a 2004 American motion capture computer-animated musical Christmas fantasy film based on the children's book of the same title by Chris Van Allsburg. Written, produced, and ...more

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The Santa Clause 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Elizabeth Mitchell, Aisha Tyler, Tim Allen
The Santa Clause 2 is a 2002 American romantic comedy-holiday film directed by Michael Lembeck. It is the second installment in The Santa Clause trilogy following The Santa Clause. It was filmed ...more

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A Christmas Carol is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Robin Wright
Disney's A Christmas Carol is a 2009 American 3D computer animated motion-capture holiday fantasy drama film written and directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens ...more

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Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
mysticalphoenix0402 added Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, John Candy
Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. The film stars Macaulay Culkin as Kevin McCallister, a boy who is ...more

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Mickey's Twice Upon a Christma... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Jim Cummings, Tress MacNeille, Kellie Martin
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas is a 2004 computer-animated direct-to-video fantasy comedy-drama film produced by Disney Toon Studios and the sequel to 1999's Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas. The ...more

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Fred Claus is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz, Kevin Spacey
Fred Claus is a 2007 American Christmas comedy film directed by David Dobkin, written by Dan Fogelman and Jessie Nelson, and starring Vince Vaughn and Paul Giamatti. The film was released on ...more

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Christmas with the Kranks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd, Tim Allen
Christmas with the Kranks is a 2004 American Christmas comedy film based on the 2001 novel Skipping Christmas by John Grisham. It was directed by Joe Roth with a screenplay by Chris Columbus, ...more

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Arthur Christmas is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
maura-quast added Eva Longoria, Hugh Laurie, James McAvoy
Arthur Christmas reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child's question: 'So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?' The answer: Santa's exhilarating, ...more

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Jamie Lee Curtis, Richard Dreyfuss, Rick Moranis
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys is a 2001 computer-animated feature film directed by Bill Kowalchuk for GoodTimes Entertainment. It was released on video and DVD on ...more

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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
mysticalphoenix0402 added Donald Trump, Macaulay Culkin, Tim Curry
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is a 1992 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes and directed by Chris Columbus. It is the second film in the Home Alone series ...more

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Love Actually is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson
Love Actually is a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis. The screenplay delves into different aspects of love as shown through ten separate ...more

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Bad Santa is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Lauren Graham, Billy Bob Thornton, Cloris Leachman
Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Bad Santa is a 2003 American Christmas black comedy film directed by Terry Zwigoff, and starring Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, and Lauren Graham, with Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Lauren Tom, and ...more

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The Family Stone is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Rachel McAdams, Sarah Jessica Parker, Claire Danes
The Family Stone is a 2005 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Thomas Bezucha. Produced by Michael London and distributed by 20th Century Fox, it stars an ensemble cast, including ...more

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Shrek the Halls is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy, Mike Myers
Shrek the Halls is a television special that premiered on the American television network ABC on Wednesday, November 28, 2007. The thirty minute Christmas special was directed by Gary Trousdale ...more

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Mickey's Magical Christmas: Sn... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
John Cleese, Gilbert Gottfried, Frank Welker
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse is the first direct-to-video movies spin-off from Disney Junior and Disney Channel animated television series Disney's House of

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Prep and Landing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Sarah Chalke
Disney Prep & Landing is a computer animated television special, based on an idea by Chris Williams at Walt Disney Animation Studios and developed by Kevin Deters and Stevie Wermers-Skelton ...more

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A Christmas Carol is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
mysticalphoenix0402 added George C. Scott, Susannah York, David Warner
A Christmas Carol is a 1984 television film adaptation of Charles Dickens' famous 1843 holiday novella of the same name. The film is directed by Clive Donner who had been an editor of the 1951 ...more

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The Santa Clause 3: The Escape... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Ann-Margret, Elizabeth Mitchell, Aisha Tyler
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause is a 2006 American fantasy comedy film directed by Michael Lembeck. It is the third and final installment in The Santa Clause trilogy following The Santa ...more

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Four Christmases is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall, Vince Vaughn
Four Christmases is a Christmas-themed romantic comedy film about a couple visiting all four of their divorced parents' homes on Christmas Day. The film is produced by Spyglass Entertainment ...more

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Deck the Halls is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Danny DeVito, Kristin Chenoweth, Matthew Broderick
Deck the Halls is a 2006 American family comedy film set during the Christmas season in Massachusetts. It stars Danny DeVito, Matthew Broderick, Kristin Davis, and Kristin Chenoweth and is ...more

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It's a Very Merry Muppet Chris... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Stewart, Mel Brooks
It's A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie is a 2002 NBC television film, directed by Kirk Thatcher and written by Tom Martin and Jim Lewis and stars Whoopi Goldberg, David Arquette, Joan Cusack, ...more

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The Nightmare Before Christmas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
mysticalphoenix0402 added Paul Reubens, Catherine O'Hara, Danny Elfman
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas 3D is a 2006 3D version of the 1993 film of the same title directed by Henry Selick and written by Caroline Thompson.

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Merry Madagascar is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Nina Dobrev, Chris Rock, Ben Stiller
Merry Madagascar is a Christmas special first broadcast on the NBC network on November 17, 2009, which starred the characters from the Madagascar film series. The story appears to take place ...more