10 Best Classic Christmas Movies
Trends are just fun, but sometimes, we also want to spend some time with the classics. Okay! let us go back in time with the best classic Christmas movies.
Here is the list of the 10 Best Classic Christmas Movies.
|1.||It’s a Wonderful Life|
|2.||A Christmas Carol|
|3.||Miracle on 34th Street|
|4.||A Dream for Christmas|
|5.||Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer|
|6.||A Charlie Brown Christmas|
|7.||Babes in Toyland|
|8.||The Holly and the Ivy|
|9.||Meet Me in St. Louis|
|10.||Bundle of Joy|
Let us discuss the 10 Best Classic Christmas Movies One by one.
It’s a Wonderful Life
George has many problems and he is thinking about ending it all and it is Christmas! As the angels discuss George, we see his life in flashbacks. George is about to jump from a bridge and he ends up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence who then shows George what his town would have looked like if it hadn’t been for all his good deeds over the years.
|Genres||Drama, Fantasy, Family, Romance|
|Release date||January 7, 1947|
|Distributors||RKO Radio Pictures|
A Christmas Carol
Crotchety miser Ebenezer Scrooge hates Christmas and mistreats his long-suffering employee, devoted family man Bob Cratchit. But a visit from the ghost of his former business partner Jacob Marley (Leo G. Carroll) and three Christmas spirits might convince him to change his ways and become more kindhearted. This adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic became a holiday staple for decades.
|Director||Edwin L. Marin|
|Genres||Drama, Family, Fantasy|
|Release date||December 16, 1938|
|Distributors||Warner Home Video|
Miracle on 34th Street
In this Christmas classic, an old man going by the name of Kris Kringle fills in for an intoxicated Santa in Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade. Kringle proves to be such a hit that he is soon appearing regularly at the chain’s main store in midtown Manhattan. When Kringle surprises customers and employees alike by claiming that he really is Santa Claus, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity.
|Genres||Drama, Family, Comedy|
|Release date||July 4, 1947|
|Distributors||Twentieth Century Fox|
A Dream for Christmas
A married woman gets more than she bargained for when her wish to be single again is granted. She awakens to discover she’s got everything she’s ever wanted, except her husband. She resolves to find him a second time.
|Writers||John McGreevey, Max Hodge, Earl Hamner Jr.|
|Release date||December 24, 1973|
|Distributors||American Broadcasting Company|
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
It is up to Santa’s most famous reindeer to save the day when an evil queen conjures up a storm on Christmas.
|Writers||Romeo MullerRobert May, Johnny Marks|
|Genres||Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama|
|Release date||December 6, 1964|
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Charlie Brown is depressed despite the onset of the cheerful holiday season. Lucy suggests he direct a neighborhood Christmas play, but his best efforts are ignored and mocked by his peers when he chooses a real, but puny, Christmas tree as a centerpiece.
|Writers||Charles M. Schulz|
|Genres||Animation, Comedy, Drama|
|Release date||December 9, 1965|
Babes in Toyland
Stannie Dum and Ollie Dee rent rooms in Mother Peep’s shoe in Toyland. When Mother Peep can’t make her mortgage payment to evil Silas Barnaby, he attempts to blackmail her into having Little Bo-Peep marry him, despite the girl’s attachment to Tom-Tom Piper. Stannie and Ollie offer their assistance to Mother Peep, Bo-Peep, and Piper, and later enlist an army of wooden soldiers to battle Barnaby’s cave-dwelling bogeymen.
|Director||Gus Meins, Charley Rogers|
|Writers||Frank Butler, Nick Grinde, Anna Alice Chapin|
|Genres||Family, Comedy, Fantasy|
|Release date||December 14, 1934|
|Distributors||20th Century Fox Home Entertainment|
The Holly and the Ivy
A heartwarming tale of an English minister and his family reuniting at Christmas time. Their story includes a remembrance of their World War II trials.
|Director||George More O’Ferrall|
|Writers||Anatole de Grunwald, Wynyard Browne|
|Release date||February 4, 1954|
Meet Me in St. Louis
“Meet Me in St. Louis” is a classic MGM romantic musical comedy that focuses on four sisters on the cusp of the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair. The film spotlights the sisters’ education in the ways of the world, which includes, but isn’t limited to, learning about life and love, courtesy of the prototypical boy next door. In the end, love — accompanied by song, dance, and period costumes, all in glorious Technicolor conquers all.
|Writers||Irving Brecher, Fred F. Finklehoffe, Sally Benson|
|Genres||Drama, Comedy, Family|
|Release date||January 1944|
Bundle of Joy
When department store clerk Polly Parish finds an abandoned baby, she unwittingly falls victim to her gossip-crazed coworkers. Even store owner John Merlin assumes the baby is hers, and then goes so far as to demand that his son Dan step in and “do the right thing.” Caught up in the moment and eager to spend time with the hunky younger Merlin Parish plays along. As Parish and Dan grow closer, she struggles to keep the truth from him.
|Writers||Norman Krasna, Robert Carson, Arthur Sheekman|
|Genres||Musical, Comedy, Romance|
|Release date||December 12, 1956|
|Distributors||RKO Radio Pictures|