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The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies

Updated December 20, 2019 3.7k votes 177 voters 2.1k views35 items

List RulesUp 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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    Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stol is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
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    Released1966

    Directed byChuck Jones, Ben Washam

    This special is a 1966 American animated television special directed by Chuck Jones. It is... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
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    Released1964

    Directed byLarry Roemer, Kizo Nagashima

    Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a Christmas television special produced in stop motion... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 3
    National Lampoon's Christmas V is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
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    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Chevy Chase

    Released1989

    Directed byJeremiah S. Chechik

    National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a 1989 Christmas comedy film directed by Jeremiah S.... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 4
    Elf is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
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    Elf

    Zooey Deschanel, Will Ferrell

    Released2003

    Directed byJon Favreau filmography

    Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film directed by Jon Favreau and written by David... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 5
    The Santa Clause Franchise is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
    The Santa Clause is a series of comedy films starring Tim Allen. The film series began with... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    The Muppet Christmas Carol is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
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    The Muppet Christmas Carol

    Michael Caine, Frank Oz

    Released1992

    Directed byBrian Henson

    The Muppet Christmas Carol is a 1992 American musical fantasy-comedy film and an adaptation of... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    A Charlie Brown Christmas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
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    A Charlie Brown Christmas

    Bill Melendez, Peter Robbins

    Released1965

    Directed byBill Melendez

    A Charlie Brown Christmas is a musical animated television special based on the comic strip... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Frosty the Snowman is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
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    Frosty the Snowman

    June Foray, Paul Frees

    Released1969

    Directed byArthur Rankin, Jr., Jules Bass

    Frosty the Snowman is an American animated Christmas family television special based on the... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 9
    Home Alone is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
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    Home Alone

    Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci

    Released1990

    Directed byChris Columbus

    Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas family comedy film written and produced by John Hughes... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Mickey's Christmas Carol is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
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    Mickey's Christmas Carol

    Gene Kelly, Ethel Merman

    Released1983

    Directed byBurny Mattinson

    Mickey's Christmas Carol is a 1983 American animated fantasy short film produced by Walt... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
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    Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas

    Milton Berle, Frank Welker

    Released1999

    Directed byJean-François Laguionie, Alex Mann

    Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas is a direct-to-video animated Christmas movie made by Walt... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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  • 12
    Miracle on 34th Street is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
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    Miracle on 34th Street

    Natalie Wood, Maureen O'Hara

    Released1947

    Directed byGeorge Seaton

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  • 13
    Home Alone 2: Lost in New York is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
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    Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

    Donald Trump, Macaulay Culkin

    Released1992

    Directed byChris Columbus

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  • 14
    Arthur Christmas is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
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    Arthur Christmas

    Eva Longoria, Hugh Laurie

    Released2011

    Directed bySarah Smith, Barry Cook

    Arthur Christmas reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child's question:... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    White Christmas is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
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    White Christmas

    Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye

    Released1954

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

    White Christmas is a 1954 American musical romantic comedy film directed by Michael Curtiz and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    Scrooged is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
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    Scrooged

    Bill Murray, Robert Mitchum

    Released1988

    Directed byRichard Donner

    Scrooged is a 1988 American Christmas comedy film, a modernization of Charles Dickens' A... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Mickey's Twice Upon a Christma is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
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    Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas

    Jim Cummings, Tress MacNeille

    Released2004

    Directed byMatthew O'Callaghan, Carole Holliday, Theresa Cullen

    Mickey's Twice Upon a Christmas is a 2004 computer-animated direct-to-video fantasy... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button

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    A Christmas Story is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
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    A Christmas Story

    Darren McGavin, Melinda Dillon

    Released1983

    Directed byBob Clark

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    Holiday Inn is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
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    Holiday Inn

    Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire

    Released1942

    Directed byMark Sandrich

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    Prancer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
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    Prancer

    Cloris Leachman, Sam Elliott

    Released1989

    Directed byJohn D. Hancock

    Prancer is a 1989 family film starring Sam Elliott, Cloris Leachman and Rebecca Harrell and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stol is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
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    Released2000

    Directed byRon Howard

    This film is a 2000 American musical fantasy comedy Christmas film from Universal Pictures and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 22
    Trading Places is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
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    Trading Places

    Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis

    Released1983

    Directed byJohn Landis

    Trading Places is a 1983 American comedy film directed by John Landis, starring Dan Aykroyd... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
  • 23
    Last Christmas is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
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    Last Christmas

    Emilia Clarke, Henry Golding

    Released2019

    Directed byPaul Feig

    Last Christmas is a 2019 British romantic comedy film directed by Paul Feig. Working as an elf... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Ernest Saves Christmas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
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    Ernest Saves Christmas

    Jim Varney, Gailard Sartain

    Released1988

    Directed byJohn R. Cherry III

    Ernest Saves Christmas is a 1988 Christmas comedy film directed by John R. Cherry III and... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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    Christmas with the Kranks is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Christmas Movies
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    Christmas with the Kranks

    Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd

    Released2004

    Directed byJoe Roth

    Christmas with the Kranks is a 2004 American Christmas comedy film based on the 2001 novel... more on Wikipediaamazon buy button
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