10 Best Classic Christmas Movies
10 Best Classic Christmas Movies

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.

S.No Movie Name
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.

Director Frank Capra
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.

Director George Seaton
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.

Director Ralph Senensky
Writers John McGreevey, Max Hodge, Earl Hamner Jr.
Genres Drama
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.

Director Larry Roemer
Writers Romeo MullerRobert May, Johnny Marks
Genres Animation, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
Release date December 6, 1964
Distributors CBS

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.

Director Bill Melendez
Writers Charles M. Schulz
Genres Animation, Comedy, Drama
Release date December 9, 1965
Distributors CBS

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
Genres Drama
Release date February 4, 1954
Distributors Pacemaker Pictures

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.

Director Vincente Minnelli
Writers Irving Brecher, Fred F. Finklehoffe, Sally Benson
Genres Drama, Comedy, Family
Release date January 1944
Distributors HBO Max

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.

Director Norman Taurog
Writers Norman Krasna, Robert Carson, Arthur Sheekman
Genres Musical, Comedy, Romance
Release date December 12, 1956
Distributors RKO Radio Pictures


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