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List Rules Vote up your favorite Xmas films that were released in the 2000s

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
Elf 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
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas Jim Carrey, Anthony Hopkins, Bryce Dallas Howard Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 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 ...more

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Love Actually is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Love Actually 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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A Christmas Carol is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
A Christmas Carol 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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The Polar Express is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
The Polar Express 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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Mickey's Twice Upon a Christma... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas 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) 7 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Fred Claus 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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The Santa Clause 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
The Santa Clause 2 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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Christmas with the Kranks is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Christmas with the Kranks 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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Bad Santa is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Bad Santa Lauren Graham, Billy Bob Thornton, Cloris Leachman Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial Bad Santa is a 2003 American Christmas black comedy crime film directed by Terry Zwigoff, and starring Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, and Lauren Graham, with Tony Cox, Brett Kelly, Lauren Tom, ...more

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Arthur Christmas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
maura-quast added Arthur Christmas 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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Shrek the Halls is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Shrek the Halls 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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The Family Stone is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
The Family Stone 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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Prep and Landing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Prep and Landing 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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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys 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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Merry Madagascar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Merry Madagascar 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

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Four Christmases is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Four Christmases 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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The Ice Harvest is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
The Ice Harvest John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Randy Quaid The Ice Harvest is a 2005 thriller comedy film directed by Harold Ramis and written by Richard Russo and Robert Benton, based on the novel of the same name by Scott Phillips. It stars John ...more

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The Santa Clause 3: The Escape... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause 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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It's a Very Merry Muppet Chris... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie 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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Unaccompanied Minors is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Unaccompanied Minors Kristen Wiig, Mindy Kaling, Teri Garr Unaccompanied Minors is a 2006 Christmas comedy film directed by Paul Feig and starring Lewis Black and Wilmer Valderrama. It is based on a true story by Susan Burton first told on the public ...more

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Casper's Haunted Christmas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Casper's Haunted Christmas Julie Andrews, John Cleese, Brad Garrett Casper's Haunted Christmas is a 2000 direct-to-video film produced by Harvey Comics and Mainframe Entertainment and released by Universal Studios Home Video on October 31, 2000. Unlike its ...more

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Mickey's Magical Christmas: Sn... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse 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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Reindeer Games is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Reindeer Games Charlize Theron, Ben Affleck, Ashton Kutcher Reindeer Games is a 2000 action film film, directed by John Frankenheimer and starring Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise, and Charlize Theron. It was Frankenheimer's final theatrically released film and ...more

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Deck the Halls is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Deck the Halls 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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Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
mysticalphoenix0402 added Home Alone 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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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
mysticalphoenix0402 added Home Alone 2: Lost in New York 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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Recess Christmas: Miracle on T... is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street James Earl Jones, Dick Clark, Michael McKean Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street is a Disney direct-to-video animated film, released to VHS on November 6, 2001. It is a compilation of four unrelated episodes of the Recess TV series, ...more

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'Twas the Night is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
'Twas the Night Doris Day, Macy Gray 'Twas the Night is a 2002 television program.

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The Madagascar Penguins in a C... is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper John DiMaggio, Bill Fagerbakke, Chris Miller The Madagascar Penguins in a Christmas Caper is a computer-animated short produced by DreamWorks Animation. The 12-minute Madagascar spin-off features the adventures of four penguins, sometimes ...more

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A Christmas Carol is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
mysticalphoenix0402 added A Christmas Carol 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 Star is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
mysticalphoenix0402 added The Star Steven Yeun, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi The Star is a 2017 American 3D computer-animated Christian adventure comedy film directed by Timothy Reckart. A small but brave donkey (Steven Yeun) and his animal friends become the unsung ...more

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Surviving Christmas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Surviving Christmas Ben Affleck, Jennifer Morrison, Christina Applegate Surviving Christmas is a 2004 comedy film, directed by Mike Mitchell and starring Ben Affleck, James Gandolfini, Christina Applegate and Catherine O'Hara. Despite being a Christmas movie, ...more

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Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie Phil Vischer, Mike Nawrocki, Tim Hodge Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie is a 2002 American computer-animated comedy adventure film, based on VeggieTales, produced by Big Idea, Inc. and F.H.E. Pictures. The movie premiered on August 14, ...more

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Call Me Claus is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Call Me Claus Whoopi Goldberg, Nigel Hawthorne, Victor Garber Call Me Claus is a television movie starring Whoopi Goldberg. The movie involves Santa Claus who needs a replacement Santa after serving his 200-year reign. He decides on Lucy Collins, an ...more

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A Charlie Brown Valentine is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
A Charlie Brown Valentine Bill Melendez, Jessica D. Stone, Wesley Singerman A Charlie Brown Valentine is an animated television special, based on characters from the Charles M. Schulz comic strip Peanuts. It features the Peanuts characters during the week leading up to ...more

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The Nightmare Before Christmas is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
mysticalphoenix0402 added The Nightmare Before Christmas 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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Hogfather is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Hogfather Michelle Dockery Terry Pratchett's Hogfather is a two-part television adaptation of Hogfather by Terry Pratchett, produced by The Mob, and first broadcast on Sky One, and in High Definition on Sky1 HD, over ...more

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I Want a Dog for Christmas, Ch... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown Jimmy Bennett, Bill Melendez, Ashley Rose Orr I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown is one of the Peanuts made-for-television specials. The special first aired on ABC on December 9, 2003. It was released to DVD and VHS by Paramount on ...more

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Holiday Heart is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Holiday Heart Alfre Woodard, Ving Rhames, Mykelti Williamson Holiday Heart is a 2000 TV movie starring Ving Rhames, Alfre Woodard, and Mykelti Williamson. It was directed by Robert Townsend, aired on the cable TV channel Showtime, and was distributed on ...more

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Eloise At Christmastime is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Eloise At Christmastime Julie Andrews, Christine Baranski, Jeffrey Tambor Eloise at Christmastime is a live-action film based on the 1958 book of the same name written by Kay Thompson and illustrated by Hilary Knight. The film was produced by Handmade Films and DiNovi ...more

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Noel is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Noel Penélope Cruz, Robin Williams, Susan Sarandon Noel is a 2004 Christmas-themed drama film written by David Hubbard and directed by Chazz Palminteri. It stars Susan Sarandon, Penélope Cruz, Paul Walker, Alan Arkin, Daniel Sunjata and ...more

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This Christmas is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
This Christmas Chris Brown, Idris Elba, Jessica Stroup This year, Christmas with the Whitfields promises to be one they will never forget. All the siblings have come home for the first time in years and they've brought plenty of baggage with them. ...more

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Santa's Slay is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Santa's Slay James Caan, Fran Drescher, Bill Goldberg Santa's Slay is a 2005 Christmas black comedy horror film that stars former professional wrestler Bill Goldberg as Santa Claus. The movie was written and directed by David Steiman, a former ...more

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Silent Night is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Silent Night Linda Hamilton, Alain Goulem, James McGowan Silent Night is a fact-based 2002 television film set on Christmas Eve in 1944, during World War II.

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Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the M... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best '00s Christmas Movies
Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman Ian Abercrombie, Christopher Allport, Ray Cooney Jack, the chiller killer is back and he's mad as hell! When a laboratory experiment goes horrifically awry, the crystal killer is resurrected. This time around, Jack can’t be killed by fire, ...more