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Are you looking for the best Christmas movies to watch this weekend? Wondering which Christmas movie to watch as you have almost watched all of them? In this post, I’ll provide some of the best movies of all the time to watch on Christmas eve.

Best Christmas Movies of All Time

From Miracle on 34th street to Home Alone and Love Actually, I’ve covered all the stuff for you. Not yet selected what to watch now? Let’s dig out the post and select the movie to watch.

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Best Christmas Movies to Watch:

1. Miracle on 34th Street, 1947

Miracle on 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Street is one of the blockbuster Christmas films to watch right now. This is a unique story that I am sure you have never watched before. The miracle is the story of a man who claims himself as Santa. He was sent to the asylum, and a young lawyer took charge of defending him in court. The claim is real, and this could be fun to watch this amazing story directed by George Seaton.

2. A Christmas Story, 1983

a christmas story 1983 poster

This cult is a classic Christmas story that everyone likes to watch with their family and friends. In the movie, Ralphie (the child) is trying to influence his parents and pressurizing them to have a BB gun during Christmas eve. This movie is quite similar to Home Alone, where the child hates all.

3. It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s a Wonderful Life might be the good old day’s movie to watch, but this story still holds the scenic beauty till now. James Stewart, Lionel Barrymore, and Donna Reed were starring in the movie. This is the story of a businessman who sacrifices his family, work, and personal well-being. Frank Capra movie is one of the superhit Christmas films to watch now.

4. Home Alone

Home Alone

Home Alone is the story of a young boy who is left alone in the home when his family is going for the Christmas holiday. Macaulay Culkin (the boy) is trying to protect his home from the burglars who want to rob his home. The whole movie has filled the goodness of good times and bad times.

5. The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Well, this is not a Halloween movie as its title suggests. The nightmare before Christmas is classical stuff and the story of Jack Skellington. He is the king of the Halloween town who was trying to find the Christmas holidays. Everything in the movie is visually appealing, especially those Claymation that could pause you at every scene in the movie.

6. The Santa Clause

The Santa Clause

Tim Allen was starring in the movie as Santa Clause. A little bit of child stuff, the real Santa falls off from his roof, and Allen was pushed to deliver the present on his behalf. So, he became the new Santa. Is it going to be fun to watch this movie on Christmas evening?

7. The Muppet Christmas Carol, 1992 

The Muppet Christmas Carol

This is an age-old story directed by Brian Henson. Michael Caine is starring in the movie as Muppets. The Muppet Christmas Carol is nothing, just appealing stuff and watching Michael Caine with Kermit. This picture provides you a relaxing and funny concept that everyone loves to watch.

8. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, 1989

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

This movie is like a sequel to the Vacation series beloved by most of the world’s families. National lampoon’s Christmas Vacation secures the place in the list of top movies to watch on Christmas till now. The plan of Griswold’s family extended and put on hold because of the family flood. Chevy Chase masterfully nailed the role.

9. A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol is one of the good time Christmas movies where you see Jim Carrey as the main lead. The movie is full of acting chops and comedy gigs presented by the Carrey steal. These could be the best computer-animated movies on our list. Director Robert Zemeckis tried to recreate the drama to keep you entertained.

10. Charlie Brown Christmas

Charlie Brown Christmas

The peanut gang and Charlie Brown trying to search for the real meaning of Christmas in the movie. Well, this is a short cut Tv movie that depicted the themes of commercialization, which is still relevant today to watch. Its unique animation still steals the heart, but sadly, this will only entertain you for 25 minutes.

11. The Best Man Holiday

The Best Man Holiday

This movie is a sequel to the movie “The Best Man.” The story of a reunion of the old college friends who want to reignite the romance, forget the rivalries, tears and want to enjoy the laughter. The time Christmas celebration will pull you to call up your close friends and watch this movie together to have some memorable time.

12. Love Actually, 2003

Love Actually

Love Actually is amongst the wonderful Christmas movies to watch now.  Hugh Grant, Emma Thompson, and Liam Neeson were starring in the movie. This movie plot the lives of the different couples who are finding some adventure gig during Christmas eve and watching this movie is going to be fun and entertaining enough.

13. Die Hard

Die Hard

Die Hard is one of the perfect examples of Christmas movies to watch during holidays. The story shows the true meaning of Christmas and doesn’t seem to be dominating. Bruce Willis is going to deliver to the bullets. He was taken to a terrorist’s league by Alan Rickman. Watching this movie will bring you back with a lot of entertainment and high-voltage drama.

14. A Christmas Tale

A Christmas Tale

This is a typical comedy-drama in which you will see the family drama and troubled relationships that were over during the holiday period. Somehow the family comes altogether to spend some moments together on Christmas. But soon, they find that their mother is suffering from leukemia.  You will find a lot of laughter doses in the movie that hook up in your mind forever.

15. The Apartment

The Apartment

The Apartment might be one of the successful Christmas movies. This is the story of a dedicated worker who gives his apartment to the executives of the office for one-night-stands and affairs just in the hope of promotions. But then hilarity comes when he starts loving the mistress of his boss. Rest the things coming out. It keeps you entertained till the last.

16. How The Grinch Stole Christmas

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

Once again you will see the best performance of Jim Carrey in a Christmas film. The story of the movie is based on the Dr. Seuss book. The Grinch plot is as funny as it sounds to be. Jim, in the movie, was given screams and forced to leave the impression and slapstick.

17. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Let’s look back through the rose grasses and set back to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. This could be a classic Christmas story to watch during this holiday season. The story of the social reindeer who was sent to the Misfit Toys island. That sounds good but strange at the same time. Later, he set back when he was needed to guide the sled of the Santa passing through the storm.

18. Jingle All the Way

Jingle All the Way

This is a fantastic Christmas movie directed by Brian Levant. Arnie promised his son that she would bring the Turbo Man, which is a super popular action figure for him. However, the only trouble is that Turbo Man is so popular and sold out every time whenever she tries to catch it. This could be simply a fun movie that deserves a lot of praise from you.

19. ELF


ELF is a story of an orphan (The Buddy) who the Elves raised. The Elves were traveling back into the real world and trying to find his genetic father. Will Ferrell was starring in the movie and played this most iconic role. You can’t stop yourself from smiling and laughing out loud while watching this with your family.

20. Little Women

Little Women

The Little Women movie set you back in the 19th century, where the women start exploring the four different women’s lives. They all are trying to stand up in America’s post-Civil War. This movie is classic yet interesting to watch. Kristen Dunst, Winona Ryder, and Susan Sarandon were starring in the movie.

21. Bad Santa

Bad Santa

Bad Santa isn’t a movie to watch with kids. But this is definitely amongst the excellent Christmas movies ever made. Billy Bob Thornton played the lead role in the movie as a conman. He used to steal from the department store of Santa during Christmas evening. The movie is risqué, rude, and a little heart-warming, which is a must-watch.

22. Eyes Wide Shut

Eyes Wide Shut

Want some extraordinary stuff to watch during this holiday season? Then watch this movie. Eyes Wide shut is a story about secret societies, sex, and drugs. The film only entertains you, so you don’t need to worry about getting dirty and down. In the movie, the cruising couple wants to enjoy and explore their different sexual fantasies. This may not be the kids’ stuff again, but the one that you need to watch once.

23. Trading Places

Trading Places

Trading Place is the story of a stockbroker man. He is constantly manipulated into the trading places for his boss’s entertainment. This hilarious stuff worth watching during your big Christmas day. You get to explore so many themes of joy and lots of dramas.

24. The Ref 

The Ref

You immediately build the thought of a Hollywood action movie when you read this movie’s name. Unfortunately, that’s not the truth because this is a comedy movie that includes riffs and common fights between the family. You will go mad with the hilarious fights, and Denis becomes the referee of all the fights.

25. Black Christmas

Black Christmas

Black Christmas is a classic horror film that has been modified many times. But the movie’s original stuff is based on the group of girls who various strangers constantly stalk during their break. Olivia Hussey, Margot Kidder, and Keir Dullea are starring in the movie. You will get to see a lot of scenic drama that you find in any horror movie.

26. Gremlins


Gremlin is an excellent blend of horror and comedy. Billy gets the most admirable Gizmo as a gift for Christmas. But with that, he was warned for the three things.

Still, he cares and starts feeding the Gizmo at midnight. He then makes him wet and exposed to the bright light. Later, he realized that he did all the things that he was warned not to do. This is a classic Christmas movie based on the 80s times.

27. Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands is a classic story of a boy who is trying to adapt to suburban life. Trim Bruton once again shows the quirkiness to watch this holiday season. Wait for the climax of the movie that takes you to the Christmas party. The movie is simply qualified as the best movie of all time to watch on Christmas

 28. Scrooged


Once again, you will get to watch an 80s romantic comedy from Bill Murray. The story of the Dickens movie is given a modern twist in this movie. In this movie, Murray played the role of the cynical executive of television. This is a fun movie to watch if you are really looking to laugh harder.

29. The Holiday

The Holiday

The Holiday is another Christmas movie to watch during the holidays. This is a story of the two females who exchange homes to find love. Soon, they find their love in Jack Black and Jude Law. But the Black is playing his goofy persona. However, this isn’t the rom-com you are expecting, but this is more about self-discovery and love.

30. The Polar Express

The Polar Express

Last but not least on the list is “The Polar Express.” This is a pretty entertaining movie that everyone loves to watch. The story is of a young boy who is on an adventure journey to the north pole. During the journey, they learn about the Christmas spirit and true friendship. Tom Hanks was starring in the movie and played different roles.

Top 10 Christmas Movies of All Time:

  1. Miracle on 34th Street
  2. A Christmas Story
  3. It’s a Wonderful Life
  4. Home Alone
  5. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  6. The Santa Claus
  7. The Christmas Muppet Carol
  8. A Christmas Carol
  9. Charlie Brown Christmas
  10. Love Actually

Frequently Asked Questions:


Which is the best Christmas movie to watch right now?

It’s a Wonderful Life is one of the best movies to watch.


Which is the best Christmas movie to watch with kids?

Home Alone is the best Christmas movie to watch with kids.


What are the top five Christmas movies to watch in 2021?

Die Hard, the Christmas Tale, A Christmas Story, Miracle on 34th Street, and The Santa Claus are the five best movies to watch.



Here, I am rounding up the list of the top 30 Christmas movies to watch in 2021. Arguably, you find a lot of entertainment and drama in the movies. This season during the Christmas holidays, let’s sit, relax and surf these movies with friends and others.

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