Movies to Watch This Christmas

Be it working class people, students, moms, dads, grandparents, or kids; the one thing they all look forward to during the holiday season is holidays – sweet, long holidays. Most people just want to catch a break from their daily routines, while some want to hang out with their family, friends and loved ones. But the one activity that is equally enjoyed by people of every age is watching movies, especially Christmas movies.

We searched for Christmas movies on Amazon; we searched for Christmas movies on Netflix and we searched for Christmas movies on VUDU. After a long research, we have compiled a list of these 15 Christmas movies that you must watch. Enjoy!


Best Christmas Movies

1. Love, Actually (2003)

IMDB Rating: 7.7
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.4
Director: Richard Curtis
Cast: Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson
Available At: Netflix, Vudu

The movie revolves around the lives of eight couples – who are different in every way – and how they tackle and solve the many different problems with their love life.


2. While You Were Sleeping (1995)

IMDB Rating: 6.6
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.5
Director: Jon Turteltaub
Cast: Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher
Available At: Netflix, Vudu

Lucy, a lonely but happy-go-lucky Chicago “L” ticket seller falls in love with a commuter whom she sees every day. The commuter, named Peter, has no idea about Lucy’s feelings, and unfortunately, he falls onto the rails on Christmas day and is saved by Lucy from certain death. Peter’s family mistakes Lucy as Peter’s fiancé and the situation gets even more complicated when Peter’s brother develops feelings for Lucy.


3. Trading Places (1983)

IMDB Rating: 7.5
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 7.2
Director: John Landis
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Ralph Bellamy
Available At: Netflix, Amazon, Vudu

The movie is about a wager between two millionaires over the “nature versus nurture” theory. To test the theory on a practical level, the two millionaires choose a commodities broker, and a street hustler, and make them switch roles. The outcome of such a situation is anybody’s guess.


4. White Christmas (1954)

IMDB Rating: 7.6
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.4
Director: Michael Curtiz
Cast: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney
Available At: Netflix, Vudu

Bob Wallace and Phil Davis – ex-army professionals – take on a new profession by teaming up as a song-and-dance duo. They are introduced to a pair of beautiful sisters and soon start to develop romantic feelings for them. The sisters go to perform at Vermont Inn – a failing inn – and Wallace and Davis follow them, but unknown to them is the fact that the inn is owned by their former commanding general.


5. Bad Santa (2003)

IMDB Rating: 7.1
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.7
Director: Terry Zwigoff
Cast: Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham
Available At: Netflix, Amazon, Vudu

This movie is about how a conman and his partner in crime take advantage of innocent people by posing as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But the tables soon turn when the con-Santa runs into a troubled kid, leading to the unveiling of his dastardly plans.


6. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

IMDB Rating: 7.7
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.2
Director: Brian Henson
Cast: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire
Available At: Netflix, Vudu

Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, Fozzie and the entire cast of the Muppet universe team up to re-tell Charles Dicken’s immortal classic tale of an old and bitter miser’s redemption on Christmas Eve – “A Christmas Carol”.


7. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

IMDB Rating: 8.1
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 8.2
Director: Henry Selick
Cast: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara
Available At: Netflix, Vudu

Have you ever wondered about what would happen if Halloween crossed over into Christmas? If so, then this movie will answer all your questions about this hypothetical scenario.


8. Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

IMDB Rating: 5.1
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 2.8
Director: Joe Roth
Cast: Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, Dan Aykroyd
Available At: Netflix, Vudu

This is what happens when a family decides to skip Christmas celebrations in the absence of their daughter. Things blow up when the daughter returns unexpectedly leaving the parents in an awkward situation of celebrating Christmas at the very last minute.


9. Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)

IMDB Rating: 5.4
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 4.5
Director: John R. Cherry III
Cast: Jim Varney, Douglas Seale, Oliver Clark
Available At: Netflix, Vudu

The lovable but dim-witted, annoying, and goofy Ernest helps Santa Claus save Christmas. Santa is tired and needs a replacement to deliver gifts so he can finally enjoy a peaceful retired life.


10. I’ll Be Home for Christmas (1998)

IMDB Rating: 5.3
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 4.0
Director: Arlene Sanford
Cast: Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Jessica Biel, Adam LaVorgna
Available At: Netflix, Vudu

This movie is about how a college student, who wants to spend Christmas at home but faces a horde of difficulties in doing so because he is hazed by his friends. He struggles, and does his best to reach home in time, and he discovers a lot of things about himself and life in general during his journey back home.


11. Jack Frost (1998)

IMDB Rating: 5.2
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 3.9
Director: Troy Miller
Cast: Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston, Joseph Cross
Available At: Netflix, Amazon, Vudu

This is a heart-warming tale about a father who dies in a car accident without fulfilling his promises to his son. God gives him another chance to live up to his promises but reincarnating him as a snowman.


12. Switchmas (2012)

IMDB Rating: 6.0
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: N/A
Director: Sue Corcoran
Cast: Elliott Gould, David DeLuise, Elijah Nelson
Available At: Netflix

The movie chronicles the choice of a Jewish boy to celebrate Christmas. On his way to Florida, the boy trades places with another boy and travels to Christmastown to make his wish of celebrating Christmas come true.


13. A Russel Peters Christmas Special (2011)

IMDB Rating: 3.7
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: N/A
Director: Henry Sarwer-Foner
Cast: Marty Adams, Pamela Anderson, Michael Bublé
Available At: Netflix

Watch the comic-genius of Russel Peters in full glory in this hilarious Christmas special directed by Henry Sarwer-Foner and starring the likes of Pamela Anderson and Michael Bublé.


14. Happy Christmas (2014)

IMDB Rating: 5.6
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6.4
Director: Joe Swanberg
Cast: Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber
Available At: Netflix, Vudu

The movie tells the story of Jenny, who after breaking up with her boyfriend, moves in with her writer friend Kelly and her family. Kelly is fighting her own demons and with the help of Jenny, she finally realizes that she needs to evolve more to be a happier person.


15. Miracle On 34th Street (1947)

IMDB Rating: 7.9
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 8.3
Director:  George Seaton
Cast: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O’Hara, John Payne
Available At: Amazon, Vudu

This evergreen-classic is a must-stream movie for the holiday season. The movie beautifully captures the scenario when Santa is caught and unfortunately is institutionalized as insane. Just then a young lawyer decides to defend Santa and proves that he is indeed the real Santa.


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