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The Best '00s Christmas Movies

Updated December 16, 2020 4.4k votes 643 voters 17.2k views82 items

List RulesVote 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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    Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell
    Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and written by David...  more

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    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the Island of Misfit Toys is a 2001 computer-animated...  more
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    This film is a 2000 American musical fantasy comedy Christmas film from Universal Pictures and...  more

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    Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas

    Jim Cummings, Tress MacNeille
    Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas is a 2004 computer-animated direct-to-video fantasy...  more

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    Eloise At Christmastime

    Julie Andrews, Christine Baranski
    Eloise at Christmastime is a live-action film based on the 1958 book of the same name written...  more
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    The Polar Express

    Tom Hanks, Steven Tyler
    The Polar Express is a 2004 American motion capture computer-animated musical Christmas...  more

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    Love Actually

    Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert
    Love Actually is a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by...  more

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    Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse is the first direct-to-video...  more

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    It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie

    Whoopi Goldberg, Jon Stewart
    It's A Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie is a 2002 NBC television film, directed by Kirk...  more
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    The Santa Clause 2

    Elizabeth Mitchell, Aisha Tyler
    The Santa Clause 2 is a 2002 American romantic comedy-holiday film directed by Michael...  more

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    Christmas with the Kranks

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd
    Christmas with the Kranks is a 2004 American Christmas comedy film based on the 2001 novel...  more
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    Fred Claus

    Elizabeth Banks, Rachel Weisz
    Fred Claus is a 2007 American Christmas comedy film directed by David Dobkin, written by Dan...  more
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    The Family Man

    Nicolas Cage, Téa Leoni
    The Family Man is a 2000 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Brett Ratner and...  more

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    Holiday in Handcuffs

    Melissa Joan Hart, Mario Lopez
    Holiday in Handcuffs is an American crime comedy television movie that originally aired on ABC...  more
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    Christina Milian, Lorraine Bracco
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    Four Christmases

    Reese Witherspoon, Robert Duvall
    Four Christmases is a Christmas-themed romantic comedy film about a couple visiting all four...  more
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    Samantha: An American Girl Holiday

    AnnaSophia Robb, Mia Farrow
    Samantha: An American Girl Holiday is a 2004 television film, based on the American Girl...  more
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    The Holiday

    Lindsay Lohan, Cameron Diaz
    The Holiday is a 2006 American Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written, produced and...  more

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    Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street

    James Earl Jones, Dick Clark
    Recess Christmas: Miracle on Third Street is a Disney direct-to-video animated film, released...  more
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    Shrek the Halls

    Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy
    Shrek the Halls is a television special that premiered on the American television network ABC...  more
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    'Twas the Night

    Doris Day, Macy Gray
    'Twas the Night is a 2002 television program....  more
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    Bad Santa

    Lauren Graham, Billy Bob Thornton
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    Bad Santa is a 2003 American Christmas black comedy film directed by Terry Zwigoff, and...  more

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    Barbie in the Nutcracker

    Tim Curry, Kathleen Barr
    Barbie in the Nutcracker is a 2001 computer animated and motion capture-based direct-to-video...  more
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    Holiday Heart

    Alfre Woodard, Ving Rhames
    Holiday Heart is a 2000 TV movie starring Ving Rhames, Alfre Woodard, and Mykelti Williamson....  more

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    Deck the Halls

    Danny DeVito, Kristin Chenoweth
    Deck the Halls is a 2006 American family comedy film set during the Christmas season in...  more