Holidays The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies  

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List Rules Up vote the Christmas movies you feel most guilty watching!

Whether we like to admit it or not, we all enjoy some guilty pleasure Christmas movies. After all, what better way than watching cheesy Christmas films to help get you into the holiday spirit? Here, you'll find a list of some of the most delightfully corny Christmas movies that are kinda the best on a cold winter's night. 

There's no need to feel dumb admitting that sometimes the cheesiest, nicest, and simplest of movies are the best when it comes to holiday nostalgia. After all, what's more cozy than enjoying the memories of those magical childhood Christmases than reliving your favorite adventures with Frosty, Rudolph, and of course, Santa himself?

Be sure to vote up your favorites to let everyone know which are the best guilty pleasure Christmas movies of all time.

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Scrooged is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
Scrooged Bill Murray, Robert Mitchum, Miles Davis Scrooged is a 1988 American Christmas comedy film, a modernization of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. The film was produced and directed by Richard Donner, and the cinematography was by ...more

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Miracle on 34th Street is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
Miracle on 34th Street Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara, Thelma Ritter Miracle on 34th Street is a 1947 Christmas film written and directed by George Seaton and based on a story by Valentine Davies. It stars Maureen O'Hara, John Payne, Natalie Wood and Edmund ...more

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I'll Be Home for Christmas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
I'll Be Home for Christmas 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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The Holiday is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
The Holiday Lindsay Lohan, Cameron Diaz, Kate Winslet The Holiday is a 2006 American Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written, produced and directed by Nancy Meyers. Distributed by Columbia Pictures and Universal Pictures and filmed in both ...more

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White Christmas is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
White Christmas Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney White Christmas is a 1954 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen, loosely based on the 1942 film ...more

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About a Boy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
About a Boy Rachel Weisz, Hugh Grant, Toni Collette About a Boy is a 2002 British-American comedy-drama film co-written and directed by brothers Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz. It is an adaptation of the 1998 novel of the same name by Nick Hornby. ...more

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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Janis Orenstein Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a Christmas television special produced in stop motion animation by Rankin/Bass Productions and currently distributed by DreamWorks Classics. It first aired ...more

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Elf is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure 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) 9 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Boris Karloff, June Foray, Hal Smith Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a 1966 American animated television special directed by Chuck Jones. It is based on the eponymous children's book by Dr. Seuss, the story of The ...more

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National Lampoon's Christmas V... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase, Juliette Lewis National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a 1989 Christmas comedy film directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. It is the third installment in National Lampoon's Vacation film series, and was written by ...more

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Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stol... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure 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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A Christmas Carol is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure 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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Prancer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
Prancer Cloris Leachman, Sam Elliott, Johnny Galecki Prancer is a 1989 family film starring Sam Elliott, Cloris Leachman and Rebecca Harrell and was directed by John D. Hancock. It is set in Three Oaks, Michigan, where town exteriors were filmed. ...more

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Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
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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Mickey's Twice Upon a Christma... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure 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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Frosty the Snowman is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
Frosty the Snowman June Foray, Paul Frees, Billy De Wolfe Frosty the Snowman is an American animated Christmas family television special based on the song "Frosty the Snowman". The program, which first aired on December 7, 1969 on CBS, was ...more

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The Santa Clause Franchise is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
The Santa Clause Franchise The Santa Clause is a series of comedy films starring Tim Allen. The film series began with The Santa Clause (1994). It was followed by The Santa Clause 2 (2002) and The Santa Clause 3: The ...more

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Jingle All the Way is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
Jingle All the Way 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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A Charlie Brown Christmas is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
A Charlie Brown Christmas Bill Melendez, Peter Robbins, Geoffrey Ornstein A Charlie Brown Christmas is a musical animated television special based on the comic strip Peanuts, by Charles M. Schulz. Produced by Lee Mendelson and directed by Bill Melendez, the program ...more

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The Muppet Christmas Carol is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
The Muppet Christmas Carol 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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Frosty Returns is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
Frosty Returns 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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Arthur Christmas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
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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Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas Milton Berle, Frank Welker, Jim Cummings Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas is a direct-to-video animated Christmas movie made by Walt Disney Home Video and won the Award for Best Animated Feature Film at the 5th Kecskemét Animation ...more

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Christmas with the Kranks is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure 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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Holiday Inn is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
Holiday Inn Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Irving Berlin Holiday Inn is a 1942 American musical film directed by Mark Sandrich and starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. With music by Irving Berlin, the film has twelve songs written expressly for the ...more

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Mickey's Christmas Carol is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
Mickey's Christmas Carol Gene Kelly, Ethel Merman, Victor Borge Mickey's Christmas Carol is a 1983 American animated fantasy short film produced by Walt Disney Pictures and released by Buena Vista Distribution. It was directed and produced by Burny ...more

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A Christmas Story is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
A Christmas Story Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon, Zack Ward A Christmas Story is a 1983 American Christmas comedy film based on the short stories and semi-fictional anecdotes of author and raconteur Jean Shepherd, based on his book In God We Trust: All ...more

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Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
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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Trading Places is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
Trading Places Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd Trading Places is a 1983 American comedy film directed by John Landis, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. It tells the story of an upper-class commodities broker and a homeless street ...more

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Bad Santa is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
Bad Santa Lauren Graham, Billy Bob Thornton, Cloris Leachman 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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Ernest Saves Christmas is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
Ernest Saves Christmas Jim Varney, Gailard Sartain, Patty Maloney Ernest Saves Christmas is a 1988 Christmas comedy film directed by John R. Cherry III and starring Jim Varney. It is the third film to feature the character Ernest P. Worrell, and chronicles ...more

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Die Hard is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
Die Hard Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia Die Hard is a 1988 American action film directed by John McTiernan and written by Steven E. de Souza and Jeb Stuart. It is based on the 1979 novel Nothing Lasts Forever, by Roderick Thorp. Die ...more