A Christmas Carol 2009 For his animated take on the classic Charles Dickens serial, Back to the Future director Robert Zemeckis recruited living-cartoon Jim Carrey to play Ebenezer Scrooge and the three Ghosts of Christmas through the magic of motion-capture technology. Two women—one in London Kate Winslet , one in Los Angeles Cameron Diaz —face simultaneous romantic disappointments, which leads to them swapping apartments over the holidays and, in turn, finding new men to swoon over. Continue to Page 2 for more of the best Christmas movies. The epic tale of three ghosts who make the most grumpy, bah humbug Scrooge discover the true meaning of Christmas is the perfect holiday classic to remind you about what's most important in life. But if you really sit back and let go of the fact that you can call literally every twist and turn, then you come to realize that A Christmas Prince is actually the perfect Christmas movie. Literally, there's also a hefty amount of baking involved in this movie.
One Magic Christmas Before there were Netflix holiday movies, there was this forgotten 1985 Disney release, which flopped at the box office, in which the iconic Harry Dean Stanton plays an angel who watches over a struggling working-class family whose matriarch, played by Mary Steenburgen, experiences some close calls as she learns the true meaning of Christmas. Its most Christmassy moment: Clark gets the best Christmas show on the street, by virtue of a sewer gas explosion propelling his little plastic Santa and eight tiny reindeer into the stratosphere. Claus on a mission to retrieve the powerful gift-giving knapsack. Like most great cinematic love stories, it's a tale of obsession -- and itsÂ combination of meticulous period details, stupendous costumes, and possibly doomed romance make it ideal viewing next to a roaring fire. We're No Angels 1955 Humphrey Bogart, Aldo Ray, and Peter Ustinov star in this gleefully absurd, yuletide tale about three criminals who break out of jail a few days before Christmas only to become live-in, fix-it guys for an impoverished family and their picturesque corner store.
The Mistletoe Promise 2016 Based on a best-selling book by Richard Paul Evans, this has everything you could want in a Hallmark movie: two people with laughably ornate hatred of Christmas, revenge on an ex, posing as a couple for the company Christmas party, and, of course, falling in love. A Charlie Brown Christmas Listen. Jingle All the Way 1996 The movie: We all know the pain of desperately trying to get your Christmas shopping done in time for the big day, but for parents, the pressure is really on get their kids the exact thing they want from Santa. Think your Christmas shopping is bad? Who do you think wins? Avoid thinking about all you have to do to get ready for the holiday such as saving up for presents and instead embrace the joy and cheer as we head into the Christmas season. If you can get past the weird spliced-in Santa stuck in traffic storyline, this is a fun one to hum along to.
In this Disney comedy starring Jonathan Taylor Thomas, college student Jake is lured home for Christmas with the lavish gift of a vintage Porsche. So decompress with all of our delightful holiday content right. And we must admit, the eternal torment of the Griswold family's yuppie neighbors remains satisfying almost three decades later. It works, for the most part. But things are thrown into even more upheaval when she discovers that he had been having an affair with a stripper—in whom Suzanne finds an unlikely friend if potential bad influence , turning this indie feature into a sweet, sad, and raunchy sex comedy.
And while not everyone will get the happiest ending, the Christmas spirit is definitely strong with this one. The visual approach puts you in the mind of Therese Belivet, a young department store employee played by Rooney Mara, as she falls under the spell of the titular Carol Cate Blanchett. Leave it to Disney and Tim Burton to bring us a movie that covers not one, but two holidays. Amy Smart plays his best friend and teenage-crush who Brander becomes obsessed with winning over while home for the holidays. Packed with winking John Carpenter references, bursts of gun-churning violence, and a surprising amount of older male nudity, the movie occasionally struggles to nail its anarchic, storybook tone down the home stretch, but it's more than worth a post-milk-and-cookies viewing. A Christmas Tale French auteur Arnaud Desplechin crafts a sprawling, spellbinding portrait of familial dysfunction—and, ultimately, reconciliation and togetherness—with this 2008 drama about a clan reuniting, uneasily, at Christmas—only to learn that their matriarch Catherine Deneuve is dying of leukemia. And we have to say it: Old Pigeon Lady is better than Old Shovel Guy.
From demonic Santas and home-invading thieves to feelgood fireside frolics, , and enough to drown an elf, our cinematic sack is bulging with treats. Does no one else think this is creepy? A Christmas movie about a terrorist heist. Love is certainly all around in this ensemble comedy-drama set in the holiday season: even a school nativity play is an opportunity for romance. Krampus 2015 Horror-comedy is a dangerous enough genre already. The ending is happy, of course, but the rough patch at the beginning is hard to get over. Christmas Cookies 2016 Yes, this is a movie about a town called Cookie Jar, home to famous Aunt Sally's Bakery, which only sells cookies during the Advent season. The Christmas Card 2006 It seems like this one is always on, and every time it makes me a little angry.
Jill Wagner is Hannah, the exec who wants to move the factory to Buffalo, and Wes Brown is Jake, the guy who wants to keep the town as it is. Plenty of Hallmark heroines ditch their wet-blanket boyfriends and fall for the hunky blue-collar guy who runs a family business, but falling for the brother? It's a reminder that Christmas with your relatives might not be too bad after all. The Nightmare Before Christmas 1993 The movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas is one of those rare movies that you can watch at Christmas or Halloween. When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. Nick, is an all-too-relatable dad who must deal with their constant bickering while also proceeding with diligent Christmas duties. Another new holiday rom-com that's worthy of your time is this cozy tale of a struggling photographer played by who receives an old advent calendar that seems to be predicting her future, including a budding love affair. Take a look at most of the movies on.
This is everything a cult film should be: fun, puzzling, and hard to shake. Catch a Christmas Star 2013 No one would possibly believe that Shannon Elizabeth is a pop star named Nikki Crandon. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale 2010 What if Santa was real and buried in a mass grave somewhere in Finland? Here's our guides to all the new and holiday movies available this season. Gremlins 1984 The movie: Young Billy Peltzer Zach Galligan receives Gizmo, a little furry Mogwai, for Christmas and proceeds to ignore all of the safety warnings to dangerous effect causing an outbreak of in his area. Miller and Jennifer Aniston play feuding siblings who have different perspectives on how to run the company they inherited. In The Sweetest Christmas, Kylie Lacey Chabert breaks up with her boyfriend and her boss Alex Lane Edwards so that she can pursue her dream of being a baker. This classic Christmas movie centers on a quartet of talented performers — played by , , and — who team up to help save the day for a sweet little country inn from financial ruin.