The weather outside is frightful, but the best '50s Christmas movies are here to keep you warm and cozy during the cold November and December months. The modern tradition of watching holiday films next to a roaring fire, surrounded by loved ones dates all the way back to the birth of cinema. Each year, holiday movies are released in order to celebrate that magical time of year when families gather together, exchange gifts, and enjoy Christmas films from all decades.
So what are the top ‘50s Christmas movies? There were only a handful of Christmas movies released in the 1950s that earned a spot on this list, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t some classics in the bunch. For instance, there’s 1954’s White Christmas, starring Bing Crosby and featuring the musical stylings of Irving Berlin. The film was directed by Michael Curtiz, the Oscar-winning director of Casablanca. Curtiz also directed the ensemble comedy We’re No Angels, released in 1955. Featuring heavyweights such as Humphrey Bogart and Basil Rathbone, the film was one of the year’s top box office hits.
Here, you’ll also find an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, in the form of 1951’s Scrooge. Vote up the best '50s Christmas movies!