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The 9 Best Classic Christmas Movies for the Family

The 9 Best Classic, Christmas Movies for the Family

Are you looking for great Christmas movies you can watch with your family over these next few days until Christmas?

Well, I’ve put together a list for you of the best Christmas movies (in no particular order).

(Some of these movies might not be appropriate for younger kids. If you want reviews of these movies based on how family-friendly they are, then check out a site like CommonSenseMedia.org before watching them with your family.)

NOTE: Make sure to scroll to the end, because you can watch one of these movies online for free – legally!

1. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) – Rated G

It's a Wonderful Life - movie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FROM WIKIPEDIA.ORG:

It’s a Wonderful Life is a 1946 American Christmas fantasy drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra, based on the short story “The Greatest Gift“, which Philip Van Doren Stern wrote in 1939 and published privately in 1945. The film is now among the most popular in American cinema and because of numerous television showings in the 1980s has become traditional viewing during the Christmas season.

If you’d like to read more about this movie, then click here to read about it on Wikipedia.org.

Here’s the trailer for the movie “It’s a Wonderful Life”….

 

2. Miracle on 34th Street (1947) – Rated G

A Miracle on 34th Street - original movie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FROM WIKIPEDIA.ORG:

Miracle on 34th Street (initially released in the United Kingdom as The Big Heart[1]) is a 1947 Christmas comedy-drama 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 Gwenn. The story takes place between Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day in New York City, and focuses on the impact of a department store Santa Claus who claims to be the real Santa. The film has become a perennial Christmas favorite.

If you’d like to read more about this movie, then click here to read about it on Wikipedia.org.

Here’s the trailer for the movie “A Miracle on 34th Street”…

 

3. White Christmas (1954) – Rated G

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FROM WIKIPEDIA.ORG:

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. Filmed in VistaVision and Technicolor, it features the songs of Irving Berlin, including a new version of the title song, “White Christmas“, introduced by Crosby in the film Holiday Inn.

If you’d like to read more about this movie, then click here to read about it on Wikipedia.org.

Here’s the trailer for the movie “White Christmas“…

 

4. Elf (2003) – Rated PG

Elf Movie, Will Ferrell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FROM WIKIPEDIA.ORG:

Elf is a 2003 American Christmas comedy film produced by Jon Berg, Todd Komarnicki and Shauna Robertson, directed by Jon Favreau with music by John Debney and written by David Berenbaum. It stars Will Ferrell, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen, Daniel Tay, Ed Asner, and Bob Newhart. It was released in the United States on November 7, 2003 by New Line Cinema. The story is about one of Santa’s elves who learns of his true identity as a human and goes to New York City to meet his biological father, spreading Christmas cheer in a world of cynics as he goes.

If you’d like to read more about this movie, then click here to read about it on Wikipedia.org.

Here’s the trailer for the movie “Elf”…

 

5. A Christmas Story (1983) – Rated PG

A Christmas Story movie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FROM WIKIPEDIA.ORG:
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 Others Pay Cash, with some elements derived from Wanda Hickey’s Night of Golden Memories.

If you’d like to read more about this movie, then click here to read about it on Wikipedia.org.

 

6. Home Alone (1993) – Rated PG

home alone movie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FROM WIKIPEDIA.ORG:

Home Alone is a 1990 American Christmas 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 mistakenly left behind when his family flies to Paris for their Christmas vacation. Kevin initially relishes being home alone, but soon has to contend with two would-be burglars played by Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern. The film also features Catherine O’Hara and John Heard as Kevin’s parents.

If you’d like to read more about this movie, then click here to read about it on Wikipedia.org.

Here’s the trailer for the movie “Home Alone”…

7. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992) – Rated G

The Muppet Christmas Carol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FROM WIKIPEDIA.ORG:

The Muppet Christmas Carol is a 1992 American musical fantasycomedy film and an adaptation of Charles Dickens‘s 1843 novelA Christmas Carol. It is the fourth in a series of live-action musical films featuring The Muppets, with Michael Caine starring asEbenezer Scrooge. Although it is a comedic film with contemporary songs, The Muppet Christmas Carol otherwise follows Dickens’s original story closely. The film was produced and directed by Brian Henson for Jim Henson Productions, and released by Walt Disney Pictures.

If you’d like to read more about this movie, then click here to read about it on Wikipedia.org.

Here’s the trailer for the movie “The Muppet Christmas Carol”…

8. A Christmas Carol (2009) – Rated PG

A christmas carol movie, jim carrey, jim carey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FROM WIKIPEDIA.ORG:

Disney’s A Christmas Carol is a 2009 American 3D computer animated motion-capture holiday fantasy comedy-drama film written and directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is an adaptation of the Charles Dickens story of the same name and stars Jim Carrey in a multitude of roles, including Ebenezer Scrooge as a young, middle-aged, and old man, and the three ghosts who haunt Scrooge.The film also features supporting roles done by Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Bob Hoskins, Robin Wright Penn, and Cary Elwes.

If you’d like to read more about this movie, then click here to read about it on Wikipedia.org.

Here’s the trailer for Jim Carrey’s version of “A Christmas Carol”

9. The Polar Express (2004) – Rated G

PolarExpress

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FROM WIKIPEDIA.ORG:

The Polar Express is a 2004 American computer animated musical fantasy film based on the children’s book of the same title byChris Van Allsburg. Written, produced, and directed by Robert Zemeckis, the film features human characters animated using the live action performance capture technique.

The film stars Daryl Sabara, Nona Gaye, Jimmy Bennett, and Eddie Deezen, with Tom Hanks in six distinct roles. The film also included a performance by Tinashe at age 9, who later gained exposure as a pop singer in 2010, as the CGI-model for the femaleprotagonist. Castle Rock Entertainment produced the film in association with Shangri-La Entertainment, ImageMovers, Playtone and Golden Mean, for Warner Bros. Pictures.

If you’d like to read more about this movie, then click here to read about it on Wikipedia.org.

Here’s the trailer for the movie “The Polar Express”…

The Christmas Movie You Can Watch for FREE Online Right Now

This movie is in the public domain, so you can watch “It’s a Wonderful Life” for free, online right now…

What Is Your Favorite from This List?

Is one of these your favorite Christmas movie? If so, let us know in the comments.

If not, what movie did we miss? Comment and let us know which one.

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