25. Holiday Inn
If you like older Christmas movies and Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, Holiday Inn is the Christmas movie for you! The film also inspired a great Christmas movie, White Christmas, which also starred Bing Crosby.
Inspired by the book of the same name written by Chris Van Allsburg, The Polar Express is a new-ish Christmas movie that has built a solid fan base over the years. With Robert Zemeckis and Tom Hanks involved in the project, it’s no wonder this movie is such a beloved Christmas movie!
23. Arthur Christmas
Arthur Christmas is one of the most surprising choices in this list, but if you have seen this movie, you know why it’s such a great Christmas movie! Check it out as soon as possible if you have not seen it! You won’t be disappointed.
Home Alone 2: Lost is New York is obviously the sequel to Home Alone, and it’s great sequel! In the film, Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin) makes it to the airport with the family this Christmas, but he accidentally ends up on a plane to New York while his family heads to Miami. With his dad’s wallet, Kevin has a luxurious vacation in New York City over Christmas, but the he runs into The Wet Bandits, who have escaped from jail.
Home Alone 2 is hard to find on DVD! So, you might want to get on Amazon while you can!
While most would not include 2000’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas among the best Christmas movies ever made, this movie holds up 15-plus years after its theatrical release. Jim Carrey makes a great, convincing Grinch, as well! Very few actors could do it better!
It’s still not as good as the original How the Grinch Stole Christmas, though!