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Films The Best '90s Christmas Movies  

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The best '90s Christmas movies are super diverse and unique. Some of them are gritty and adventurous, while others are sweet and family-oriented. Do you prefer something a little darker, a little more fantastical? If so, you might vote for Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, a stop-motion dark fantasy romp through an imaginary world of creatures and misfits. Looking for something a bit lighter? Maybe Home Alone is up your alley. The story of a grade school kid named Kevin whose family accidentally leaves for vacation without him, Home Alone is packed with hijinks from top to bottom. When thieves target Kevin’s house, he has to protect himself and his home with every trick he can muster, from boxing glove boobie traps to threatening movie quotes.


This list of the best ‘90s Christmas movies also features plenty of family friendly entertainment, including
Jingle All the Way, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad as stressed out fathers seeking an exclusive Christmas toy. For a more sentimental story, look no further than Miracle on 34th Street, a remake of the 1947 classic tale of Santa Clause in New York City.


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Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best '90s Christmas Movies
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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The Nightmare Before Christmas is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best '90s Christmas Movies
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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The Santa Clause is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best '90s Christmas Movies
Tim Allen, Frank Welker, Peter Boyle The Santa Clause is a 1994 American fantasy family comedy film directed by John Pasquin. It is the first installment in The Santa Clause trilogy and it stars Tim Allen as Scott Calvin, an ...more

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Miracle on 34th Street is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best '90s Christmas Movies
Richard Attenborough, Mara Wilson, Dylan McDermott Miracle on 34th Street is a 1994 American Christmas fantasy film written and produced by John Hughes, and directed by Les Mayfield. It stars Richard Attenborough, Mara Wilson, Elizabeth Perkins, ...more

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The Muppet Christmas Carol is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best '90s Christmas Movies
Michael Caine, Frank Oz, Louise Gold The Muppet Christmas Carol is a 1992 American musical fantasy-comedy film and an adaptation of Charles Dickens's 1843 novel A Christmas Carol. It is the fourth in a series of live-action musical ...more

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It's Christmastime Again, Char... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best '90s Christmas Movies
Bill Melendez, Marnette Patterson, Mindy Ann Martin It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown is the 36th prime-time animated TV special based on the popular comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. It originally aired on the CBS network on ...more

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A Christmas Carol is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best '90s Christmas Movies
Patrick Stewart, Dominic West, Richard E. Grant A Christmas Carol is a 1999 television film adaptation of Charles Dickens' famous novel A Christmas Carol. It was directed by David Jones and stars Patrick Stewart as Ebenezer Scrooge and ...more

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Frosty Returns is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best '90s Christmas Movies
John Goodman, Elisabeth Moss, Jan Hooks Frosty Returns is an animated Christmas television special starring Jonathan Winters as the narrator and John Goodman as the voice of Frosty the Snowman. The special was directed by Bill ...more

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Jingle All the Way is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best '90s Christmas Movies
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Big Show, Phil Hartman Jingle All the Way is a 1996 American Christmas family comedy film directed by Brian Levant and starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad, with Phil Hartman, Rita Wilson, Jake Lloyd, James ...more

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Home for the Holidays is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best '90s Christmas Movies
Robert Downey Jr., Claire Danes, Holly Hunter Home for the Holidays is a 1995 comedy-drama film directed by Jodie Foster and produced by Peggy Rajski and Foster. The screenplay was by W. D. Richter based on the short story by Chris Radant. ...more

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Winnie the Pooh and Christmas ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best '90s Christmas Movies
Jim Cummings, Peter Cullen, John Fiedler Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too is a Christmas television special based on the Disney television series The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, originally broadcast on Saturday, December 14, ...more

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A Flintstones Christmas Carol is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best '90s Christmas Movies
Frank Welker, Don Messick, Howard Morris A Flintstones Christmas Carol is an animated TV movie based on the 1960s series, The Flintstones and on the holiday novel of the same name by Charles Dickens. Produced by Hanna-Barbera ...more

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I'll Be Home for Christmas is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best '90s Christmas Movies
Jessica Biel, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Gary Cole I'll Be Home for Christmas is a 1998 Christmas family comedy film. It stars Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Jessica Biel, Adam LaVorgna, Gary Cole, Eve Gordon, Sean O'Bryan, and Andrew Lauer.

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Ernest Scared Stupid is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best '90s Christmas Movies
Eartha Kitt, Jim Varney, Ernie Fosselius Ernest Scared Stupid is a 1991 American horror comedy fantasy film directed by John R. Cherry III and starring Jim Varney. It is the fifth film to feature the character Ernest P. Worrell. It has ...more

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Olive, the Other Reindeer is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best '90s Christmas Movies
Drew Barrymore, Ed Asner, Michael Stipe Olive, the Other Reindeer is a CGI animated Christmas television special written by Steve Young, and directed by Oscar Moore. The feature was produced by Matt Groening's The Curiosity Company, ...more

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Babes in Toyland is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best '90s Christmas Movies
Lacey Chabert, Christopher Plummer, Charles Nelson Reilly Babes in Toyland is a 1997 American animated musical film based on the original story. The animated feature stars Joseph Ashton, James Belushi, Lacey Chabert, Raphael Sbarge, Cathy Cavadini, ...more

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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best '90s Christmas Movies
Brian Manasco 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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All I Want for Christmas is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best '90s Christmas Movies
Lauren Bacall, Leslie Nielsen, Thora Birch All I Want for Christmas is a 1991 American romantic comedy film directed by Robert Lieberman and starring Harley Jane Kozak, Lauren Bacall, Thora Birch, Ethan Randall, and Leslie Nielsen. The ...more

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The Nutcracker Prince is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best '90s Christmas Movies
Kiefer Sutherland, Peter O'Toole, Phyllis Diller The Nutcracker Prince is a 1990 animated romantic fantasy film made by Lacewood Productions and released by Warner Bros. Pictures. The film was directed by Paul Schibli and based on the story ...more

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The Ref is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best '90s Christmas Movies
Kevin Spacey, J.K. Simmons, Denis Leary The Ref is a 1994 American black comedy film directed by Ted Demme, produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer and starring Denis Leary, Judy Davis, and Kevin Spacey.

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Richie Rich's Christmas Wish is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best '90s Christmas Movies
Michelle Trachtenberg, Eugene Levy, Lesley Ann Warren Richie Rich'$ Christmas Wish is a 1998 direct-to-video sequel to the 1994 film Richie Rich and starring David Gallagher as the titular character. Its plot is similar to It's a Wonderful Life, ...more

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The Christmas Tree is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best '90s Christmas Movies
Andrew McCarthy, Colin Quinn, Jessica Hecht The Christmas Tree is a 1996 ABC television film directed by Sally Field.

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Mrs. Santa Claus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best '90s Christmas Movies
Angela Lansbury, Michael Jeter, Terrence Mann Mrs. Santa Claus is a 1996 television musical starring Angela Lansbury as the wife of Santa Claus. The musical score for Mrs. Santa Claus was written by Jerry Herman, the composer of such hit ...more

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The Christmas List is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best '90s Christmas Movies
Stella Stevens, Mimi Rogers, Enuka Okuma The Christmas List is a 1997 TV movie, shown first on The Family Channel, thereafter on ABC Family during its 25 Days of Christmas programming block. It stars Mimi Rogers.

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Christmas Every Day is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best '90s Christmas Movies
Bess Armstrong, Yvonne Zima, Erik von Detten Christmas Every Day is a 1996 American television movie, based on William Dean Howells's 1892 short story, "Christmas Every Day". It was directed by Larry Peerce, starred Erik von ...more

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Father Christmas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best '90s Christmas Movies
Mel Smith, William Dennis Hunt Father Christmas is a 1991 animated short based on two books written by Raymond Briggs: Father Christmas and Father Christmas Goes on Holiday, published in 1973 and 1975 respectively. It was ...more

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A Different Kind of Christmas is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best '90s Christmas Movies
Shelley Long, Barry Bostwick, Bruce Kirby After the death of his wife, a father starts to act like Santa Claus and turns his house into an all year round wonderland. Unfourtunatly his daughter is a big city attorny whos been given the ...more

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Borrowed Hearts is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best '90s Christmas Movies
Eric McCormack, Roma Downey, Héctor Elizondo Borrowed Hearts is a 1997 made-for-TV Christmas film directed by Ted Kotcheff, and starring Roma Downey and Eric McCormack.

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Miracle in the Wilderness is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best '90s Christmas Movies
Kim Cattrall Miracle in the Wilderness is a film directed by Kevin James Dobson released on December 1, 1992.