List of Christmas films

Christmas films
List of Christmas films
Christmas television specials (U.S.)

This is a list of Christmas-themed films.

Theatrical

This is a list of Christmas-themed films which received a theatrical release.

Title Year Description
The Unholy Three1930A trio of thieves plan a jewel heist on Christmas Eve.
A Bill of Divorcement1932A man returns home on Christmas Eve after spending fifteen years in an insane asylum but finds out that things have changed since he left.
The Thin Man1934A retired detective and his wife solve a mystery during Christmas.
Babes in Toyland1934Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's adaption of Victor Herbert's operetta starring Laurel and Hardy, Felix Knight, Charlotte Henry and Henry Brandon.
Scrooge1935Early film adaptation of A Christmas Carol, starring Seymour Hicks as Scrooge.
A Christmas Carol1938MGM's adaptation of Charles Dickens' story starring Reginald Owen as Scrooge.
The Blue Bird1940The main character and her friends try to find the bluebird of happiness on Christmas Eve.
Remember the Night1940The main character is caught shoplifting on Christmas Eve.
Beyond Tomorrow1940The ghosts of three elderly industrialists who were killed in an airplane crash return to Earth to help reunite a young couple whom they plan to bring together.
Meet John Doe1941A former newspaper reporter asks a man who needs money to impersonate a protester who says he will commit suicide on Christmas Eve.
Holiday Inn1942Musicians prepare for a white Christmas at a cozy lodge.
The Curse of the Cat People1944The main character befriends her father's dead first wife and an elderly retired stage actress during Christmas.
Meet Me in St. Louis1944The Smith family prepare to move to New York after Christmas.
The Cheaters1945A family plans to steal their cousins fortune but an ex-actor stops them.
Christmas in Connecticut1945A food writer must entertain her boss and a returning war hero for the holidays.
The Bells of St. Mary's1945A priest and a nun who have a friendly rivalry must try to save their school from being shut down on Christmas.
It's a Wonderful Life1946A businessman is shown by his guardian angel on Christmas Eve what the world would be like if he was never born.
Miracle on 34th Street1947An old man claims to be Santa and a lawyer defends him in court to stop him from being institutionalized.
The Bishop's Wife1947An angel helps a bishop to change his life and save his marriage before Christmas.
3 Godfathers1948At Christmastime in the Old West, three outlaws find a woman dying in childbirth, and deliver the baby to civilization in a retelling of The Three Wise Men.
Mr. Soft Touch1949A returning war hero who is on the run from the mob learns that a gangster has taken over his nightclub and murdered his partner.
Holiday Affair1949A fired sales clerk and a young woman fall in love.
The Great Rupert1950A squirrel accidentally helps two dysfunctional families during Christmas.
The Lemon Drop Kid1951A horseracing fan has a month to pay back the money that he borrowed from a gangster just before Christmas.
Scrooge1951Dickens' ghostly tale on Christmas, starring Alastair Sim as Ebenezer Scrooge.
White Christmas1954As in Holiday Inn, musicians bring Irving Berlin's lyrics to a New England lodge, this time in Vermont. (The story is not a remake, however.)
We're No Angels1955Three escaped prisoners hide out in the home of a kindly shopkeeper and repay his kindness by helping him and his family out of several crises.
The Night of the Hunter1955A religious fanatic marries a naïve widow whose children are reluctant to tell him where their father hid $10,000 that he'd stolen during Christmas.
Santa Claus1959Santa must stop Satan from ruining Christmas.
Babes in Toyland1961Disney reinterpreted the Christmas tale about the residents of Toyland in Technicolor in this 1961 musical.
Pocketful of Miracles1961A New York gangster and his girlfriend attempt to turn street beggar Apple Annie into a society lady when she learns that her daughter is about to marry into royalty.
The Christmas Kid1967A corrupt sheriff, who was born on Christmas Day, decides to change his ways and go against the most powerful man in town.
Scrooge1970A musical adaptation of Dickens' tale, starring Albert Finney in the title role and Alec Guinness as Jacob Marley
A Christmas Carol1971Oscar-winning animated adaptation, with Alastair Sim and Michael Hordern recreating their roles as Scrooge and Marley's Ghost, narrated by Michael Redgrave; produced by Chuck Jones.
Black Christmas1974Sorority sisters are terrorized by a mysterious stalker/murderer. Remade in 2006.
Female Trouble1974A spoiled school-girl runs away from home at Christmas, gets pregnant while hitch-hiking, and ends up as a fashion model for a pair of beauticians who like to photograph women committing crimes.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest1975Randle McMurphy and the other patients celebrate Christmas in the institution.
A Christmas Story1983Ralphie has to convince his parents, teachers, and Santa that a Red Ryder B.B. gun really is the perfect gift.
Mickey's Christmas Carol1983An animated adaptation of Charles Dickens' story starring Disney characters.
Trading Places1983It tells the story of an upper-class commodities broker and a homeless street hustler whose lives cross paths when they are unknowingly made part of an elaborate bet.
Gremlins1984A boy inadvertently breaks 3 important rules concerning his new Christmas present and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town preparing for Christmas.
Silent Night, Deadly Night1984A traumatized young man becomes a Santa suit-clad spree killer on Christmas Eve.
One Magic Christmas1985An angel shows a young mother the true meaning of Christmas.
Rocky IV1985Rocky challenges Drago to an unsanctioned 15-round fight in the Soviet Union on Christmas Day
Santa Claus: The Movie1985The story of where Santa Claus came from and his attempts to save Christmas after his elf gets mixed up with an evil toy tycoon.
A Muppet Family Christmas1987Kermit and his friends spend Christmas staging a surprise visit to Fozzie Bear's mother's farm.
Less Than Zero1987College freshman returns home at Christmas time to find all his high school friends take drugs.
Lethal Weapon1987Mismatched buddy cops thwart a drug smuggling operation.
Die Hard1988Detective John McClane stops a terrorist plot on Christmas Eve.
Scrooged[1]1988A modern, dark-humored interpretation of Dickens' story, with Christmas spirits visiting a cynical, selfish TV exec, played by Bill Murray.
3615 code Père Noël[2]1989A child genius spends Christmas Eve defending himself and his grandfather from a psychotic home invader dressed like Santa Claus.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation1989The Griswold family plans turn to disaster, this time at Christmas. Third film in the Vacation series.
Prancer1989Refusing to give up her belief in Santa Claus, a child, Jessica Riggs (Rebecca Harrell), discovers a hurt reindeer in the woods, which she believes to be Prancer.
Die Hard 21990McClane is mixed up in another terrorist plot, this time at Washington Dulles International Airport on Christmas Eve.
Home Alone1990An eight-year-old boy is mistakenly left behind during Christmas and has to defend his house against two burglars.
All I Want for Christmas1991Two kids plot to reunite their estranged parents at Christmas.
Hook1991Peter Pan is now an adult and must save his children from Captain Hook.
Batman Returns1992Batman, Catwoman and the Penguin, what more could you want at Christmas time...
The Muppet Christmas Carol1992Jim Henson's creations tackle Charles Dickens' festive favorite.
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York1992Kevin McCallister, now nine years old, mistakenly travels to New York City without his family on Christmas.
The Nightmare Before Christmas 1993The mascot of Halloween, Jack Skellington grows tired of having to be scary on Halloween and decides to try celebrating/hosting Christmas
Miracle on 34th Street1994A modern remake of the film.
The Ref1994Bickering spouses annoy the cat burglar who takes them hostage in their Connecticut home before Christmas dinner with the family.
Trapped in Paradise1994Three brothers plan a bank robbery on Christmas.
Mixed Nuts1994A comedy centered around a suicide-prevention hotline called Lifesavers on Christmas Eve.
The Santa Clause1994When Santa falls off his roof, a dad is required to take Santa's place.
12 Monkeys (film)1995A time traveler is sent to locate the source of a virus that wipes out 99% of the population.
Jingle All the Way1996A dad competes with others to get the sold out hot toy for his son.
The Preacher's Wife1996A remake of the earlier film.
How the Toys Saved Christmas1996The story follows some toys as they struggle to avoid the heartless Mr. Grimm, that plans to auction off the toys to the highest bidder, and to find their true homes.
I'll Be Home for Christmas1998A son in college has not been home since his mother died and his father remarried. His father offers his vintage car if he is home by a certain time for Christmas.
Jack Frost1998A father passes away but comes back to life in the form of a snowman.
Go1999Supermarket co-workers and customers taking time off for and/or going to a Christmas-themed party or dinner have different overlapping adventures.
Eyes Wide Shut1999Dr. Bill Harford experiences a series of dreamlike nocturnal erotic interactions juxtaposed against the back drop of Christmas in New York city.
Reindeer Games2000
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas2000A live action film of the Dr. Seuss story.
The Ultimate Christmas Present 2000A girl steals a weather machine from Santa Claus, to make a snow day. The machine breaks, and causes an out-of-control snowstorm.
The Family Man 2000A wealthy bachelor wakes up on Christmas to find he's been transported to an alternate reality where he's a tire salesman with a wife and kids living in a middle class suburban neighborhood.
Serendipity 2001A romantic comedy that begins on Christmas Eve circa 1991 and ends a decade later on the same day.
Friday After Next2002Craig and Day-Day go after a fake Santa who robs their house on Christmas Eve.
The Santa Clause 22002A sequel to The Santa Clause; Santa must find a Mrs. Claus.
Elf[3]2003A man raised as an elf in the North Pole searches for his father in New York City.
Bad Santa2003A dark comedy about a thief disguised as Santa, who learns the meaning of Christmas.
Love Actually2003Eight very different couples and their love lives intertwine during a hectic month before Christmas in London.
Christmas with the Kranks2004When a suburban couple decide to forgo Christmas festivities, preferring to take a cruise to the Caribbean instead, their neighbours refuse to allow such Scrooge-like behaviour.
The Polar Express2004A magical train takes a boy and other children up to the North Pole to meet Santa Claus. An adaptation of the beloved children's book.
Noel2004Five New Yorkers come together on Christmas Eve, seeking a miracle.
Surviving Christmas2004A lonely millionaire pays a family $250,000 to spend Christmas with him by living in the home that he grew up in.
The Family Stone2005An uptight woman meets her fiancé's free-spirited family for the first time over the Christmas holidays and chaos ensues.
The Ice Harvest2005A shady lawyer attempts a Christmas Eve crime, hoping to swindle the local mob out of some money.
Joyeux Noël2005A film set around the informal Christmas truce on the Western Front during Christmas 1914.
Black Christmas2006Sorority sisters are stalked and murdered on Christmas Eve in this remake of the 1974 thriller.
Deck the Halls2006Rival neighbors duke it out when one of them decides to light his house up so it can be seen from outer space.
The Holiday2006Two women swap homes at Christmastime after bad breakups with their boyfriends. Each woman finds romance and romantic comedy ensues, Starring Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black.
The Nativity Story2006The Biblical account of the birth of Jesus Christ.
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause2006Santa battles Jack Frost to keep his title.
Unaccompanied Minors2006Bored kids make up their own holidays while stuck in an airport after Christmas.
Fred Claus2007Santa's bitter older brother is forced to move to the North Pole.
This Christmas2007The Whitfield family comes together for their first Christmas in several years.
What Would Jesus Buy?2007A documentary focusing on the commercialization of Christmas.
Christmas Cottage2007The story of Thomas Kinkade.
Four Christmases2008A couple struggle to visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas Day.
Nothing like the Holidays2008A Puerto Rican family in Chicago gather for their possibly last Christmas together.
A Christmas Carol2009An animated motion-capture adaptation of the story.
Nativity!2009Mr Maddens puts on the school nativity play.
Everybody's Fine2009Against the advice of his doctor, Frank sets out on a road trip to reconnect with his offspring for Christmas.
Home for Christmas2010Set in the small Norwegian town of Skogli, this film looks at those who are desperately trying to (re)connect with their families.
The Nutcracker in 3D2010Set in 1920s Vienna, this a tale of a little girl, whose godfather gives her a special doll one Christmas Eve. Live-action 3D adaptation of the ballet.
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale2010In the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains lies the closest ever guarded secret of Christmas. A Spielberg-ian horror romp with an Christmas twist.
RED (film)2010An ex-black ops agent is targeted for elimination and recruits three others to help him find out why.
Arthur Christmas2011Santa's youngest son must deliver a bicycle to an overlooked girl before Christmas morning dawns. 3-D/CGI animated film.
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas2011Stoner buddies Harold & Kumar cause a holiday fracas by inadvertently burning down Harold's father-in-law's prized Christmas tree.
Christmas in Compton2012Am aspiring music manager causes trouble for his father's Christmas tree business in an attempt to prove he can be a success.
Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger2012The children of St. Bernadette's enter the National 'Song for Christmas' competition.
Silent Night2012A murderous Santa Claus terrorizes a small town on Christmas Eve in this loose remake of Silent Night, Deadly Night.
Switchmas2012Ira Finkelstein wants to have his Christmas dreams come true. This film is also a Prince and the Pauper adaptation.
Angels Sing2013A man tries to regain the holiday spirit after a tragic accident.
The Best Man Holiday2013Sequel to the 1999 film The Best Man.
Black Nativity2013A street-wise teen from Baltimore who has been raised by a single mother travels to New York City to spend the Christmas holiday with his estranged relatives.
The Christmas Candle2013In 1890, an English village copes with the disappearance of a supposedly miraculous candle. Based on the novel by Max Lucado.
Christmas Cruelty![4][5]2013A group of friends are terrorized by a serial killer dressed like Santa Claus.
Iron Man 3 2013 Tony Stark deals with posttraumatic stress disordercaused by the events of The Avengers, while investigating a string of terrorist attacks led by the mysterious Mandarin, and comes into a conflict with an old enemy: Aldrich Killian.
A Merry Friggin' Christmas2014
Saving Christmas2014A man endeavors to "put Christ back into Christmas".
Nativity 3: Dude, Where's My Donkey?2014The children of St. Bernadette's have to reunite their teacher with his fiancée.
All Through the House2015A Santa-killer terrorizes a neighborhood a little girl had disappeared from 15 years prior.
A Christmas Horror Story2015The movie is a series of interwoven stories tied together by a framework story featuring William Shatner as a radio DJ.
Krampus2015Comedy horror film based upon the legendary Christmas demon, and alter ego of Santa Claus
Love the Coopers2015When four generations of the Cooper clan come together for their annual Christmas Eve celebration, a series of unexpected visitors and unlikely events turn the night upside down, leading them all toward a surprising rediscovery of family bonds and the spirit of the holiday.
The Night Before2015
Almost Christmas2016Also known as A Meyers Christmas
Bad Santa 22016Fueled by cheap whiskey, greed and hatred, Willie teams up once again with his angry little sidekick, Marcus, to knock off a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve.
Office Christmas Party2016When the CEO tries to close her hard-partying brother's branch, he and his Chief Technical Officer must rally their co-workers and host an epic office Christmas party in an effort to impress a potential client and close a sale that will save their jobs.
Why Him?2016A holiday gathering threatens to go off the rails when Ned Fleming (Bryan Cranston) realizes that his daughter's millionaire boyfriend (James Franco) is about to pop the question.
The Man Who Invented Christmas2017In 1843, author Charles Dickens sets out to write and self-publish a novel that he hopes will revive his career. He spends the next six weeks bringing Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other characters to life in "A Christmas Carol."
A Bad Moms Christmas2017A Christmas sequel to Bad Moms. The plot follows the three moms from the first film, Amy (Mila Kunis), Kiki (Kristen Bell) and Carla (Kathryn Hahn), dealing with their own mothers, Ruth (Christine Baranski), Sandy (Cheryl Hines) and Isis (Susan Sarandon), visiting during the Christmas holiday
Daddy's Home 22017A Christmas sequel to Daddy's Home. The plot follows Brad (Will Ferrell) and Dusty (Mark Wahlberg), now co-parenting Dusty's kids, who have to deal with their own fathers, Don (John Lithgow) and Kurt (Mel Gibson), visiting for the holidays.
Just Getting Started2017A former defense lawyer and a former FBI agent team up to stop the mafia and save Christmas at the Villa Capri resort.
The Star2017A computer-animated adventure comedy based on the Nativity of Jesus. A small but brave donkey and his animal friends become the unsung heroes of the first Christmas.
The Grinch2018An animated adaption of Dr. Suess' story
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms2018A young girl is transported into a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice.
Noelle[6]2019The story revolves Santa’s daughter (Anna Kendrick) who is forced to take over the family business when her father decides to retire and brother (Bill Hader) ends up getting cold feet prior to his first big Christmas Eve flight.
Margie Claus[7]2019The story begins when Santa Claus goes missing while delivering presents on Christmas Eve. His wife, Margie Claus (Melissa McCarthy), must then put together an unlikely rescue team and set off from the North Pole for the first time in decades to rescue Santa and save Christmas

Made-for-television and direct-to-video

These are films that were made for television, or for the direct-to-video or direct-to-DVD market.

Family

Title Year Description
12 Dates of Christmas2011A woman finds herself caught in a Christmas time loop, and tries to figure out how to break the cycle.
12 Men of Christmas2009A high-powered New York publicist moves to Montana after losing her job and fiancée, and finds romance with a member of the local fire and rescue squad.
An American Christmas Carol1979In this adaptation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, the "Scrooge" figure is a miserly businessman in Depression-era New England.
The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue1996In 1932, three children travel to Washington in the hope of convincing President Hoover to release their wrongly-convicted father from jail in time for Christmas.
Babes in Toyland1986A young girl travels to Toyland. Starring Drew Barrymore and Keanu Reeves.
Benji's Very Own Christmas Story1978Popular screen pooch meets Kris Kringle while preparing for a Christmas parade in Switzerland.
Bernard and the Genie1991Bernard is fired from his job and his girlfriend leaves him, both on Christmas Eve. The girlfriend takes all of his possessions with her, leaving behind only an old lamp. His Christmas suddenly becomes brighter when he rubs it.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever1983A church Christmas pageant touches the hearts of a family of juvenile delinquents.
Booky and the Secret Santa2007A young girl tries to make a happy Christmas for herself and her family during the 1930s Great Depression.
Borrowed Hearts 1997A wealthy manufacturer pays an impoverished single mother who works in his factory, and her daughter, to pretend to be his "family" at Christmastime, in order to impress a visiting old-fashioned tycoon interested in buying his company.
A Boyfriend for Christmas2004Santa plays matchmaker and sets up a young couple for Christmas.
Call Me Claus2001Santa Claus is preparing to retire, and grooms an American businesswoman (Whoopi Goldberg) to be his replacement.
A Carol Christmas2003In a modern comic retelling of A Christmas Carol, Carol Cartman says "Bah, humbug" to the clichés of her fellow talk-show host, Dr. Bob, and especially to a live Christmas Eve show her producer has planned.
Carol for Another Christmas1964This modernization of A Christmas Carol was produced to promote American support for the United Nations.
Catch a Christmas Star2013A young girl attempts to reunite her father with his high school sweetheart, who has since become a successful pop singer.
A Chance of Snow1998A divorced couple get snowed in at Christmastime.
Chasing Christmas2005In a world where the holidays are run by the efficient Bureau of Yuletide Affairs, a bitter and burned-out Ghost of Christmas Past decides to go AWOL while on a "mission" and leave his "target" stranded in 1965.
A Child's Christmases in Wales2009Comedic reminiscences of three 1980s Christmas, loosely adapted from the Dylan Thomas story.
Christmas at Water's Edge2004An angel teams with a spoiled college coed to organize a Christmas concert at a community youth center.
The Christmas Blessing2005
The Christmas Box1995Based on the bestselling book of the same name, a couple and their daughter move in with a widow and discover a box containing the answer to the first gift of Christmas.
Christmas Caper2007A Grinch-like thief retreats to her hometown for Christmas. Can the spirit of Christmas, combined with a stint babysitting her niece and nephew, rid her of her wicked ways?
The Christmas Card2006A soldier serving in Afghanistan receives a Christmas card from a Californian woman he has never met. He visits the town to find the inspiration behind the card.
A Christmas Carol1984Starring George C. Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.
A Christmas Carol1999A Hallmark Channel adaptation of the famous story. Starring Patrick Stewart as Ebenezer Scrooge and Richard E. Grant as Bob Cratchit.
A Christmas Carol2004Kelsey Grammer is Scrooge in this musical adaptation of the Dickens story.
Christmas Comes to Willow Creek1987Two truck-driving brothers attempt to transport a load of Christmas gifts from California to an economically strapped Alaska town.
The Christmas Consultant2012A stressed-out working couple hire a consultant to help them plan an elaborate Christmas party for the wife's boss and husband's relatives.
The Christmas Cottage2008Tells the story of the inspiration behind Thomas Kinkade's painting The Christmas Cottage, and how the artist was motivated to begin his career after discovering his mother was in danger of losing their family home.
Christmas Cupid2007Sloan is beautiful, stylish, and on the fast track to success at her public relations firm. After her client Caitlin dies and becomes her own personal ghost of Christmas past, present, and future; she finds out first hand that her unethical ways needs to change and reuniting with a past jilted lover may be the answer.
Christmas Do-Over2006In a remake of the plot from Groundhog Day, a man has to repeat Christmas Day over and over until he realizes how selfish he has become and has to change his ways.
Christmas Every Day1996In a juvenile reworking of Groundhog Day, a self-centered teenager is forced to relive the same Christmas over and over again after his sister wishes it were Christmas every day.
Christmas in Boston2005Two pen pals who have never met, decide to meet up at one of their home towns in Boston during the Christmas holiday. Only one problem though, they have both sent pictures of their better looking friends to each other.
Christmas in Canaan2009In rural Cannan, Texas a clash of classmates, one a tough farm boy, the other a bright bookish black boy evokes an unlikely friendship. It's amidst the magic of Christmas the boys learn about family, hope and love despite living in the shadow of racism. Followed by the sequel Christmas Comes Home to Canaan. Both starring Billy Ray Cyrus.
Christmas in Wonderland2009Two children find a bag full of counterfeit money and Santa too.
The Christmas Heart2012Neighbors along a quaint street in Cleveland suspend their annual Christmas tradition of lighting luminaria, out of respect for their neighbors whose son desperately needs a heart transplant. A donor is found but a blizzard threatens the heart's delivery.
A Christmas Kiss2011A woman shares an impulsive elevator kiss with a handsome stranger, who turns out to be her boss's boyfriend. They start to care for each other as Christmas approaches.
Christmas Lilies of the Field1979Seasonal sequel to the theatrical film Lilies of the Field (1963) has its African-American protagonist returning to the chapel he had built in the Arizona desert for a group of German nuns.
The Christmas List1997A woman makes a list of things she wants for Christmas and learns the lesson, "Be careful what you wish for."
A Christmas Memory1966Award-winning adaptation of Truman Capote's poignant, nostalgic reminiscence about his childhood best friend — a childlike elderly relative with whom he makes fruitcakes and other gifts, in Depression-era Alabama.
A Christmas Memory1997A story about a friendship between a boy, Buddy, and his older cousin, Sook, during Christmas time.
Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A.1977Coal miners are trapped in a mine following an explosion on Christmas Eve, 1951.
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey2007A bereaved boy and his widowed mother commission a grumpy woodcarver to carve a nativity set and thus form a relationship that enables them all to put their sadness behind them and move on.
The Christmas Note2015A reclusive workaholic, estranged from her mother for ten years, learns after her death that she has an older sibling who was given up for adoption. Though reluctant, she searches for her sibling with the help of her neighbor (a military spouse who returned home while her husband recovers overseas from a combat injury; their son wants nothing more but for his dad to be home for Christmas).
A Christmas to Remember2016A successful, yet stressed, host of a cooking show is injured while traveling to a remote mountain chalet on vacation. Discovered by a widower with three young children, she has developed retrograde amnesia and does not know who she is.
The Christmas Secret
(aka Flight of the Reindeer)
2000A scientist sets out to prove that reindeer can fly, and along the way discovers the true meaning of faith, family, and Christmas.
The Christmas Shoes2002Trio of interlocking stories, adopted from the hit song of the same name. Followed by sequels The Christmas Blessing and The Christmas Hope.
Christmas Snow1986A widowed mother struggles to prevent her candy shop from being put out of business by a hard-hearted businessman.
A Christmas Snow2010A woman must face the hurts of her past while trapped with two strangers in her house for Christmas.
A Christmas Story 22012Now-teenaged Ralphie Parker schemes to acquire a car for Christmas in this sequel to the theatrical film.
Christmas Town2008A single mom visits her estranged father for Christmas, and is surprised to discover his hometown oddly resembles the North Pole.
The Christmas Tree1996An elderly nun, who's been growing an evergreen tree for decades, forms a bond with a gardener who wants to fell it and display it at New York's Rockefeller Center for the holidays.
A Christmas Tree Miracle2013An eccentric Christmas tree farmer takes in a distressed family for the holidays.
A Christmas Visitor2002A family hasn't celebrated Christmas since their son died on Christmas Day 1991 serving in the Gulf War, but end up doing so after meeting "Matthew", a hitchhiker who claimed to know their son while deployed.
A Christmas Wedding2006Two people who meet on Christmas Day plan to marry on Christmas Day two years later.
The Christmas Wish1998A businessman tries to uncover a family secret for his grandmother after he returns to a small town to modernize his family's real-estate company.
Christmas with a Capital C2010Small Alaska town erupts into conflict over public Nativity scene.
Christmas with Holly2012Traumatized by her mother's death, a 6-year-old girl stops talking but is cared for by her three uncles. The story unfolds as all of them find the importance of family.
A Christmas Without Snow1980Church choir members try to balance personal issues with practice as the holiday approaches.
Clarence1990Clarence Odbody tries to help a young mother who is about to commit suicide.
Comfort and Joy2003Single businesswoman wakes up married and a mother after a car accident.
The Custom Mary2013A young Latina in East Los Angeles meets an African-American Lowrider, and struggles to reconcile her faith and blossoming love affair while becoming dangerously involved in a religious attempt to clone Jesus.
Dear Secret Santa2013Jennifer begins getting romantic Christmas cards from an unknown admirer.
Deck the Halls2005Widowed mother and her young son come to believe their new neighbor may be Santa Claus.
A Dennis the Menace Christmas2007Dennis tries to inject his grinchy neighbor Mr. Wilson with the holiday spirit, with the help of an Angel of Christmas Past Present and Future.
A Dog Named Christmas2009
The Dog Who Saved Christmas2009
The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation2010
Ebbie1995Made by Lifetime Television, this retelling of Dickens' A Christmas Carol features Susan Lucci in the title role of Elizabeth Scrooge, a hard-driven department store owner with no compassion and no time for Christmas joy until she receives a visit from three Christmas spirits. All the major male roles in this version have been changed to female characters.
Ebenezer1998Western adaptation of A Christmas Carol has Scrooge (Jack Palance) as a corrupt land baron in the Old West.
Eloise at Christmastime2003Six-year-old Eloise has various adventures at the Plaza Hotel prior to the holiday, in this adaptation of Kay Thompson's book.
A Fairly Odd Christmas2012A Christmas-themed live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon's animated series The Fairly OddParents.
Finding John Christmas2003A woman and a photojournalist try to track down a mysterious Christmas hero with the help of an angel.
The Gathering1977A dying man attempts to reconcile with the family he had abandoned years earlier, by having them come to visit for Christmas.
A Golden Christmas2009A Christmas romance film, in which a golden retriever helps to re-unite old friends.
Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas!2011Based on the Disney Channel Original Series Good Luck Charlie, the film follows the Duncan family, who get separated at Palm Springs on their way to visit Grandma and Grandpa Blankenhooper for Christmas.
A Grandpa for Christmas2007During the Christmas season, an old-time film-star/singer/hoofer, who is estranged from his daughter and 9-year-old granddaughter, suddenly finds himself bonding with his granddaughter when her mom is hospitalized.
The Greatest Store in the World1999A family lose their home at Christmas and in desperation, stay in a department store over the Christmas period.
Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever2014The Internet sensation Grumpy Cat comes to life in her very first movie.
The Heart of Christmas2011The Lockes are devastated when they learn their young son Dax has cancer. But with courage, determination and faith, they give Dax one last Christmas, even if it's in October.
Hank Zipzer and the Christmas Catastrophe2016It is Christmas and the Zipzer family are preparing for a new baby. Meanwhile, Mr Rock's Rudolph the Red Nose Rock 'n' Roll Reindeer, is soon turned into a one-woman Christmas Carol by Miss Adolf. Mr Joy hates Christmas and wants to cancel it altogether but Hank causes a Christmas catastrophe. His catastrophe causing leads to his friends being arrested, and a Christmas tree nearly gets plummeted into a crowd. But will everything go to plan before Hank's new baby brother is born?
His and Her Christmas2005Rival newspaper columnists battle it out (one to save his career advancement at a major newspaper, the other to save the small community newspaper who is her employer) before finding romance.
A Hobo's Christmas1987A hobo decides to return home after being away for 25 years.
Hogfather2006It's Hogswatch on the Discworld and the Hogfather has gone missing, requiring Death to take his place while his granddaughter Susan endeavors to find out what has happened.
Holiday Affair1996Romance blooms between a widowed mother and a fired toy salesman. Remake of the 1949 film.
Holiday in Handcuffs2007A struggling artist working as waitress kidnaps one of her customers to bring home and meet her parents at Christmas.
A Holiday Romance1999A hard school administrator comes to town to close down the school and falls for the charming school music teacher.
A Holiday to Remember1995Carolyn is leaving the big city with her daughter Jordi for her childhood village, deep in the forest.
Home Alone 42002A made-for-TV sequel to theatrical original.
Home Alone: The Holiday Heist2012Another made-for-TV sequel.
The Homecoming: A Christmas Story1971On Christmas Eve in 1933, the Walton family of rural Virginia awaits the return of the family patriarch who went to look for work in a distant city. This television film led to The Waltons television series.
Home for the Holidays1972Four sisters return home to visit their father for Christmas, only to discover that someone is trying to kill him.
The House Without a Christmas Tree1972A widower, still grieving from his wife's death, refuses to allow a Christmas tree in the home, to the dismay of his young daughter.
If You Believe1999A Scrooge-like book editor is visited by her inner child, who tries to help rekindle her sense of joy during the holidays.
I'll Be Home for Christmas1988A Massachusetts family holds down the World War II home front during Christmas of 1944.
In the Nick of Time1991An aging Santa Claus struggles to prepare his cynical would-be successor to take over the job in time for Christmas.
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus2002When a young boy catches his mom kissing Santa, he decides to be as naughty as he can until he drives Santa back to the North Pole.
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear1984After suffering a fatal heart attack, a man (Mickey Rooney) is granted a brief return to life so that he can show his California-bred grandson (Scott Grimes) his first white Christmas in New York.
It Happened One Christmas1977A young businesswoman, despondent over the circumstances of her life, contemplates suicide, but is shown the value of her life by a guardian angel, in this feminist remake of It's a Wonderful Life starring the then recently liberated Marlo Thomas.
It's Christmas, Carol!2012A workaholic businesswoman is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future in a modern update of A Christmas Carol.
Karroll's Christmas2004A modern "Christmas Carol" adaptation in which the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future mistakenly visit the neighbor of the man they were supposed to teach to love Christmas.
Like Father, Like Santa1998A ruthless toy tycoon who is also secretly the son of Santa Claus travels to the North Pole to put an end to an attempted coup.
Love You Like Christmas2016A successful advertising executive, on a cross-country trip to attend a client's wedding, is stranded in Christmas Valley, Ohio, a town in love with Christmas.
Maggie's Christmas Miracle201720 years after experiencing teenage love and heartbreak while on a family Christmas vacation at Lake Tahoe, and after losing her husband also at Christmastime, a successful attorney no longer believes in Christmas miracles. But her son, needing math tutoring, makes friends with a man from Maggie's past.
The Man in the Santa Claus Suit1979The lives of three different men are transformed by a magical Santa Claus costume rented to them by a mysterious shopkeeper.
The Man Who Saved Christmas2002Fact-based drama of toy inventor A.C. Gilbert, a pacifist toymaker who is forced by the U.S. government to turn his factory into a munitions plant during World War I, and is asked to convince consumers to buy bonds instead of toys.
Mary Christmas2002Widower's young daughter asks Santa for a new mother.
Miracle on 34th Street1973Remake of the original film.
A Mom for Christmas1990A young girl desires to have a mother in her life gets her wish at the department store.
The Monster's Christmas1981A young girl helps the monsters from her storybook defeat an evil witch that has stolen their voices because they sang better at Christmas carols than she did.
Moonlight and Mistletoe2007A man runs a year-round Santa Town.
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year2008A Retired policeman attempts to kindle romance between his niece and a visiting chef.
Mr. Krueger's Christmas1980A widowed apartment janitor daydreams to escape his lonely life.
Mrs. Santa Claus1996Santa's wife ends up in New York in the early 1900s near Christmastime.
Mr. St. Nick2002An aging Santa Claus is ready to retire but first he must convince his son to take over his job.
Must Be Santa1999Santa must pass his powers on to his chosen successor, but mistakenly passes them on to an ex con.
My Santa2013[8]The son of Santa Claus woos a single mom while masquerading as an ordinary man and working as a mall Santa.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure2003Cousin Eddie and his family get stranded on what they think is a deserted island for Christmas in this sequel to the 1989 theatrical film. Aired on NBC.
The National Tree2009A teenager has his Sitka Spruce tree chosen to be planted outside the White House as the new national Christmas Tree. He and his father end up driving the Tree throughout the country and the tree become a national icon.
The Nativity 1978Biblical account of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Naughty or Nice2004A Chicago sports radio shock jock is changed by a Christmas season encounter with a 15-year-old fan who is dying of cancer who forces him to be nice for a day.
Naughty or Nice2012A woman finds herself in the possession of Santa's "Naughty or Nice book" and uses it for her own advantage.
The Night Before the Night Before Christmas2010A Hallmark Channel Original Movie about Angela and Wayne Fox who are workaholic parents.
The Night They Saved Christmas1984An oil company dynamites in the North Pole in search of an oil field, unaware that they are endangering Santa Claus.
Northpole2014A young boy and his new friend Clementine try to bring back the happiness of Christmas before it's too late.
Northpole 2: Open for Christmas2015
November Christmas2010A father tries to provide an early Christmas for his seriously-ill young daughter.
A Nutcracker Christmas2016A ballerina is unable to perform in her dream role as The Sugar Plum Fairy due to the sudden death of her sister, which left her as her niece's guardian. Her niece becomes a ballerina herself and is invited to play Clara; the theater director is her aunt's former boyfriend who was to play the Prince in her aunt's performance.
Once Upon a Christmas2000Santa's daughter tries to change a family so they are no longer on the Naughty list, or else Santa will cancel Christmas.
One Christmas1994A young man is sent to visit his estranged father for Christmas in 1930 in New Orleans.
One Special Night1999Strangers get struck in a cottage during a snowstorm and realize they are drawn together. Starring Julie Andrews and James Garner.
On the 2nd Day of Christmas1997Con-woman Trish and her niece/ward Patsy are caught trying to steal from a department store right before Christmas. With the holidays so near, Bert, a store employee, agrees to be responsible for the pair so that Patsy need not spend the holidays in social services.
Picking Up & Dropping Off2003A divorced father and a divorced mother start to meet at Denver International Airport when picking up and sending off their children to ex-spouses for holidays.
Rich Little's Christmas Carol1979Comedian Rich Little plays all of the characters, using his unique skills as an impressionist to apparently fill the cast with some of Hollywood's best-known stars.
Richie Rich's Christmas Wish1998After getting blamed for spoiling Christmas Richie Rich, the richest kid in the world, wishes he'd never been born.
Road to Christmas2006A high powered fashion photographer finds herself stranded in middle America on her way to her wedding in Aspen, Colorado. She gets a lift from a widower and his daughter, setting off a change of events that will change their lives forever.
Roots: The Gift1988Kunta Kinte and Fiddler, from Roots, accompany their owner to another plantation at Christmas time and they learn that the son of the owner helps slaves escape.
Samantha: An American Girl Holiday2004A wealthy girl visits an orphanage during the holiday season, and tries to house them.
Santa Baby2006Mary Class (Jenny McCarthy) is a highly successful business executive - who just happens to be the daughter of Santa Claus. But when her father falls ill, Mary returns to the North Pole and the life she left behind to take over for her dad and implement her innovative ideas for running Christmas.
Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe2009Santa needs his daughter, Mary Class' help again.
Santa Buddies2009Puppy Paws, the only son of Santa Paws, does not want to follow in his father's footsteps. He then hi-tails it to Fernfield, Washington to be a normal puppy, just like Budderball (who is on Santa's naughty list for eating the Thanksgiving Turkey). Meanwhile, the icicle that holds the magic of Christmas is melting away due to children's and puppies' belief in Santa and Santa Paws dying. It is up to Puppy Paws and the Buddies to rediscover their belief in Christmas and save the holiday.
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians1964The Martians kidnap Santa because there is nobody on Mars to give their children presents.[9]
Santa, Jr.2002Santa's son, mistaken for the "Christmas Bandit", is held under house arrest two days before Christmas.
Santa Who?2000Santa Claus suffers an attack of amnesia after falling out of his sleigh. Only the innocence of a small child can save Christmas for thousands of people around the world.
The Search for Santa Paws[1]2010Sequel to Santa Buddies in which Santa loses memory in New York and it's up to his new friend Paws to save him.
A Season for Miracles1999A homeless woman and her niece and nephew attempt to outrun the authorities during the holiday season.
Silent Night2002Fact-based World War II story set on Christmas Eve, 1944, finds a German mother and her son seeking refuge in a cabin on the war front.
Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out!1989Horror sequel.
Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation1990Horror sequel.
Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker1991Horror sequel.
Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus2004A high-flying career woman and single mother with no time for love or Christmas is unexpectedly wooed by Santa's son and heir, Nick who must find a wife before Christmas because his father wants to retire.
A Smoky Mountain Christmas1986A singer retreats to an isolated mountain cabin for a quiet holiday, but finds seven orphaned children there.
Snow2004With only three days before Christmas, Nick Snowden, heir to a certain Arctic toy business, must work hard to save Christmas after someone steals Buddy the reindeer and takes him to a California zoo.
Snow 2: Brain Freeze2008Sequel to 2004's Snow.
Snowglobe2007A young woman discovers a Christmas-themed dream world inside a magical snow globe.
Snow Wonder2005Adapted from the short story "Just Like the Ones We Used to Know" by Connie Willis.
The Sons of Mistletoe2001A cold businesswoman threatens to close a boys foster home during the holidays, when she returns to her home town to settle her late father's estate.
Special Delivery2000A bumbling courier at a private adoption agency botches the delivery of a baby to its new parents in time for Christmas, when he misplaces their baby en route.
Stealing Christmas2003A criminal hides in a small town and takes a job as a Santa.
Switched for Christmas2017Identical twin sisters, who envy each other's life, agree to switch roles before Christmas.
Three Days2001An angel offers a literary agent, whose wife of ten years died just before Christmas, a chance to relive the last three days of his wife's life.
Three Wise Guys2005Three gangsters are hired as hitmen during the Christmas season.
To Grandmother's House We Go1992Twin sisters believe their mother would be better off with a break from them for Christmas so they decide to go visit their grandmother, and their adventures along the way.
A Town Without Christmas2001A child of divorcing parents writes a suicidal letter to Santa, prompting a community search. Followed by Finding John Christmas and When Angels Come to Town.
Trading Christmas2013A widowed Washington mother and a Boston novelist decide to swap houses for Christmas.
The True Meaning of Christmas Specials2002Broadcast on CBC and hosted by Dave Foley, this parody of Christmas specials and many Christmas stories follows David and friends as he seeks to learn the meaning of Christmas Specials, beyond selling knickknacks for $49.99.
'Twas the Night2001A mischievous 14-year-old boy and his irresponsible uncle almost ruin Christmas when they decide to take Santa's new high-tech sleigh for a joyride.
Twice Upon a Christmas2001Santa's daughter has lost her memory, and her new family is determined to help her get it back.
The Ultimate Christmas Present2000A girl steals a weather machine from Santa Claus to make it snow on Christmas Day, but the machine breaks, and causes an out-of-control snowstorm.
Undercover Christmas2003An FBI agent visits his parents for the holidays, with the waitress he's protecting posing as his girlfriend.
Unlikely Angel1996A singer must work with St Peter to earn her wings at Christmas by re-uniting a family.
A Very Brady Christmas1988The entire Brady family manages to overcome personal obstacles to spend a happy holiday together. Follow up to The Brady Bunch and The Brady Brides.
A Very Merry Mix-Up2013Shop owner Alice Chapman is nervous about meeting her future in-laws at Christmas, especially because she is arriving ahead of her new fiancé, Will Mitchum. Alice's trip becomes more stressful when her luggage is lost and her phone is damaged, leaving her no way to find Will's family!
When Angels Come to Town2004Max the Angel finds himself helping two different families as Christmas approaches.
Will You Merry Me?2008A Lifetime film, in which a newly engaged couple, one Christian and the other Jewish, must survive their families meeting for the first time during Christmas.
The Winter Stallion1992A man returns to Wales and tries to save his late father's farm from developers by entering a prize stallion in a Christmas race.
Wishin' and Hopin'2014Coming of age Lifetime comedy set in 1964 - Felix Funicello and his fifth-grade class at St. Aloyius Gonzaga Parochial School have a momentous fall semester after a substitute teacher and a new student from Russia arrive. Competition ensues for key roles in the school's Christmas pageant.

Children's

Title Year Description
Annabelle's Wish1997A young mute boy is given a calf who aspires to become one of Santa's flying reindeer.
An All Dogs Christmas Carol1998An animated adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol.
Arthur's Perfect Christmas2000Animated special, based on the popular television and book franchise. Arthur and his friends hope to celebrate a perfect Christmas and other seasonal holidays, but discover that sometimes even if Christmas or their holiday of choice doesn't work out in the perfect manner they had planned, they can still have a wonderful holiday.
Babes in Toyland1997An animated adaptation of the Herbert operetta.
Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas2006This animated parody of A Christmas Carol casts Daffy Duck in the Scrooge-like role, with all of the other Looney Tunes characters offering support.
Barbie: A Perfect Christmas2011Barbie tries to get to another country with her sisters for Christmas but get snowed in another town where they have to spend Christmas at a hotel.
Barbie in a Christmas Carol2008An adaptation of A Christmas Carol starring Barbie and friends.
The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas1973When all other bears sleep through Christmas, one specific bear named Ted E. Bear is curious about Christmas and discovers the true meaning of the holiday.
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas1997When the Beast forbids the celebration of Christmas, Belle and friends show him the true meaning of the holiday in this holiday-themed followup to the animated Disney theatrical film.
Bugs Bunny's Christmas Carol1979An animated adaptation of Dickens' story featuring the Looney Tunes characters, with the role of Scrooge going to Yosemite Sam.
Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night1998An animated story about the creation of the song "Silent Night".
Care Bears Nutcracker Suite1988The Care Bears and their Cousins must help a Nutcracker save Toyland from an evil Vizier and his rat minions.
Casper's Haunted Christmas[1]2000Casper the Friendly Ghost must scare someone before Christmas Day or be banished from the mortal realm.
A Charlie Brown Christmas1965A 28-minute animated special in which Charlie Brown searches for the true meaning of Christmas, by directing a Christmas play while shunning the hyper-commercialization of the holiday.
A Child's Christmas in Wales2008Based on the Dylan Thomas poem. Directed by Dave Unwin and narrated by Matthew Rhys. It has Welsh and English language versions, although I assume both have the same video but different audio. Also has a couple live action sections. It is said to be broadcast on S4C under the title Nadolig Plentyn Yng Nghymru. It is a co-production between independent producers Brave New World and Cwmni Da. Alternate title is Nadolig I Blentyn Yng Nghymru.
A Chipmunk Christmas1981A sick boy makes Alvin realize the true meaning of Christmas.
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street1978
Christmas Is Here Again2007A disabled orphan girl sets out to find Santa's stolen toy sack.
The Christmas Toy1986Jim Henson tale of toys who come to life on Christmas Eve.
A Cosmic Christmas1977Three aliens visit Earth to learn about the true meaning of Christmas.
Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas2014A stop motion retelling of the 2003 film Elf.
Elmo Saves Christmas1996
Elmo's Christmas Countdown2007
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas1977Jim Henson's telling of the true meaning of Christmas based around a struggling mother and son who each sacrifice an item of great importance in order to give the other the perfect gift for Christmas.
Father Christmas1991The story of what Father Christmas does the 'other' 364 days a year.
The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow1975Stop Motion special.
Frosty Returns1992Animated special. A Summer Wheeze aerosol spray threatens Frosty.
Frosty the Snowman1969Animated special, adapted from the famous song. A magic hat brings a snowman to life.
A Garfield Christmas1987Animated special. Garfield, Jon, and Odie go to Jon's grandmother's house for Christmas, where Garfield finds a present for Grandma.
Gift of the Night Fury2011The Vikings are prepared to celebrate their annual holiday when all of a sudden all the dragons disappear, now Hiccup must figure out why while also trying to make a gift for Toothless.
Holly Hobbie and Friends: Christmas Wishes2006Animated special. Holly Hobbie and her friends help a widow and her twin boys to celebrate the Christmas holidays.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas!1966Animated musical. A mean and stingy green creature wants to ruin Christmas.
How the Toys Saved Christmas1996The story follows some toys as they struggle to avoid the heartless Mr. Grimm, that plans to auction off the toys to the highest bidder, and to find their true homes.
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie2002Kermit is shown what life would be like for the rest of the Muppets without him, in this spoof of It's a Wonderful Life.
Jack Frost1979Stop Motion A Groundhog named Pete tells the story of how Jack Frost wanted to become human so he can fall in love.
John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together1979The Muppets join the singer for Christmas songs and sketches.
Kung Fu Panda Holiday[1]2010Po is put in charge of hosting an holiday feast for other Kung Fu Masters, but wants to try to spend the holiday with his dad.
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus1985Stop Motion Rankin/Bass Special.

The Great Ak calls a council of the Immortals to ask that Santa Claus be given immortality. And to justify it, he tells the history of Santa Claus.

The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus2000A human orphan raised by the Faire Folke becomes the benefactor of all human children.
Little Brother, Big Trouble: A Christmas Adventure2012A sequel to Niko and the Way to the Stars.
The Little Drummer Boy1968Stop Motion special. An orphan drummer boy who hates humanity finds his life changed forever when he meets three wise men en route to Bethlehem.
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse2001A snowstorm leaves everyone stranded and Donald has no Christmas spirit so Minnie comes up with the idea to show old Christmas cartoons.
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas1999In this three segment film, Huey, Dewey and Louie open their gifts early, Goofy tries to prove to Max that Santa exists, and Mickey and Minnie attempt to get gifts for each other after Mickey loses his job.
A Miser Brothers' Christmas2008Stop Motion sequel to The Year Without a Santa Claus. After Santa is injured, Heat Miser and Snow Miser must put aside their differences and work together to save Christmas.
Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol1962An animated and musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' famous book, A Christmas Carol, with Mr. Magoo as Scrooge.
The Muppet Christmas Carol1992The Muppets version of Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol'.
A Muppet Christmas: Letters to Santa2008After mistakenly intercepting three letters sent by children to Santa Claus, the Muppets must head for the North Pole to get them delivered before Christmas.
A Muppet Family Christmas1987Kermit and his friends spend Christmas staging a surprise visit to Fozzie Bear's mother's farm. Muppets from both the Muppet Show and Sesame Street are featured, as are Fraggles. Includes a rare cameo appearance by Jim Henson himself.
Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey1977Stop Motion special.
Niko & The Way to the Stars (known as The Flight Before Christmas in North America)2008A young reindeer must overcome his fear of flying.
Nilus the Sandman: The Boy Who Dreamed Christmas1991While dreaming, a boy is taken by the Sandman to the North Pole to visit Santa Claus, but once there he discovers that children's increasing demand for more toys has forced Santa out of work, and Santa's duties are now performed by a robotic clown and his industrialized high-tech factory.
Olive, the Other Reindeer1999A dog called Olive wants to be a reindeer at Christmas time.
Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July1979Rudolph tries to help Frosty and his family celebrate the Fourth of July and must also thwart the plans of an evil Warlock.
Rudolph's Shiny New Year1976Rudolph helps Father Time find Baby New Year so that the New Year can start.
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer1964Stop-motion adaptation of the popular song. Rudolph, and Hermey the Misfit Elf, overcome rejection for their differences and help Santa Claus make his Christmas Eve trip.
Santa Claus is Comin' to Town1970Stop Motion A mail man tells the story of how a young orphan Claus is adopted by elves and tries to bring toys to sad children in a town where toys are banned.
Shrek the Halls2007Animated special. An ogre prepares to celebrate Christmas with family.
The Snowman1982The tale of a boy who builds a snowman one winter's day. One night, at the stroke of twelve, the snowman comes to life and takes him on a magical adventure to the North Pole.
A Special Sesame Street Christmas1978
The Swan Princess Christmas2012Princess Odette, Prince Derek and their trusted woodland friends return for their first Christmas celebration! But with the villainous Rothbart striving to destroy Christmas itself, will they be able to stop him and save the day?
Toot and Puddle: I'll Be Home for Christmas2006Animated special. Toot and Puddle are two pigs that live together in Pocket Hollow. While Toot travels to Scotland to celebrate his grandmother's centennial birthday, Puddle stays home and gets things ready for Christmas with the help of their young cousin Opal. Toot wants to get home in time for Christmas, but a fierce snowstorm threatens to derail his plans.
Twas the Night Before Christmas1974A mouse and a clockmaker try to appease a disgruntled Santa after he has received an insulting letter.
VeggieTales: It's a Meaningful Life2010Stewart Green (Larry the Cucumber) hops aboard the What-If Express to find out what his life would've been like had he made a game-winning catch in college.
VeggieTales: Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving2009Bob and Larry tell the true story of Saint Nicholas to a group of children on Christmas Eve.
VeggieTales: The Star of Christmas2002Playwrights Cavis Appythart (Bob the Tomato) and Millward Phelps (Larry the Cucumber) attempt to teach London to love through a musical spectacular but are threatened when they learn that a nearby church will be re-unveiling a priceless artifact during its Christmas pageant on Christmas Eve, Cavis and Millward's opening night.
VeggieTales: The Toy That Saved Christmas1996A sentient toy created to tell children that "Christmas is when you get stuff" escapes from the factory he was made in and embarks on a journey to discover the holiday's true significance.
Will Vinton's A Claymation Christmas Celebration1987A stop motion claymation featuring the California Raisins and many Christmas songs.
Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too1991Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too is a Christmas television special based on the Disney television series The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, originally broadcast on Saturday December 14, 1991, on ABC.
The Year Without a Santa Claus1974(Stop Motion) Santa decides to take a holiday one year. So, Mrs. Claus corrals Heat Miser and Snow Miser, along with children of the world, to show Santa that people still believe in him.
Yes, Virginia2009CGI animated version of Yes Virginia, aired on CBS and produced in association with Macy's and Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus1974An animated account of young Virginia.
Ziggy's Gift1982Ziggy and his faithful dog Fuzz take a job as a street Santa to raise money for the poor.

See also

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