Top 75 Christmas Films = P.1

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Top 75 Christmas Films

The top 75 films as voted in by the readership

Part 1

Films 56 – 75 @ 1 & 2 Votes

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No 75

The Miracle of the Cards – 2002

A mother makes a plea on her cancer-stricken son’s behalf for a record-setting number of get-well missives.

No 74

Krampus – 2015

While the holiday season represents the most magical time of year, ancient European folklore warns of Krampus, a horned beast who punishes naughty children at Christmastime. When dysfunctional family squabbling causes young Max (Emjay Anthony) to lose his festive spirit, it unleashes the wrath of the fearsome demon. As Krampus lays siege to the Engel home, mom (Toni Collette), pop (Adam Scott), sister (Stefania LaVie Owen) and brother must band together to save one another from a monstrous fate.

No 73

The Christmas Oranges – 2012

A girl is suddenly forced to leave her happy orphanage home and move to a far more harsh institution, where the headmaster takes an instant dislike to her. She keeps her spirits up through her lonely life by looking forward to a traditional Christmas treat, and when the holiday arrives, something unexpected happens.

No 72

Santa Who – 2000

Thinking him to be a homeless man, a news reporter (Steve Eckholdt) gets amnesiac Santa Claus (Leslie Nielsen) a job as a department store Santa and tries to find his family.

No 71

The Christmas Bunny – 2010

A lonely foster child (Sophie Bolen) finds an injured rabbit on Christmas Eve and brings it to the Bunny Lady (Florence Henderson) to nurse it back to health.

No 70

Mistletoe over Manhattan – 2011

Santa Claus’ wife goes to New York to perform a Christmas miracle and give her husband fresh inspiration. She befriends a cop who is in the midst of a divorce and offers to become a nanny to his kids.

No 69

How The Grinch Stole Christmas – 2000

In this live-action adaptation of the beloved children’s tale by Dr. Seuss, the reclusive green Grinch (Jim Carrey) decides to ruin Christmas for the cheery citizens of Whoville. Reluctantly joined by his hapless dog, Max, the Grinch comes down from his mountaintop home and sneaks into town to swipe everything holiday-related from the Whos. However, the bitter grump finds a hitch in his plans when he encounters the endearing Cindy Lou Who (Taylor Momsen).

No 68

The Christmas Carol – 2004

Ever since that Christmas Eve seven years ago when Ebenezer Scrooge buried his longtime friend and business partner, Jacob Marley, Scrooge has developed a deep dislike of mankind. This Christmas Eve, however, Scrooge is visited by the ghost of his old partner, who warns him of the consequences of the suffering he has caused.

No 67

Mickey’s Christmas Carol – 1983

Mickey’s Christmas Carol is a 1983 American animated featurette produced by Walt Disney Productions and released by Buena Vista Distribution. It was directed and produced by Burny Mattinson. The cartoon is an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, starring Scrooge McDuck as Ebenezer Scrooge.

No 66

Trading Places – 1983

Upper-crust executive Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd) and down-and-out hustler Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) are the subjects of a bet by successful brokers Mortimer (Don Ameche) and Randolph Duke (Ralph Bellamy). An employee of the Dukes, Winthorpe is framed by the brothers for a crime he didn’t commit, with the siblings then installing the street-smart Valentine in his position. When Winthorpe and Valentine uncover the scheme, they set out to turn the tables on the Dukes.

No 65

A Christmas Prince – The Royal Wedding – 2018

A year after Amber helped Richard secure the crown, the two are set to tie the knot in a royal Christmas wedding – but their plans are jeopardized when Amber finds herself second-guessing whether or not she’s cut out to be queen.

No 64

Silent Night – 2002

On Christmas Eve, a woman (Linda Hamilton) and her son (Matthew Harbour) welcome American and German soldiers into their cottage during World War II.

No 63

Black Christmas – 1974

As winter break begins, a group of sorority sisters, including Jess (Olivia Hussey) and the often inebriated Barb (Margot Kidder), begin to receive anonymous, lascivious phone calls. Initially, Barb eggs the caller on, but stops when he responds threateningly. Soon, Barb’s friend Claire (Lynne Griffin) goes missing from the sorority house, and a local adolescent girl is murdered, leading the girls to suspect a serial killer is on the loose. But no one realizes just how near the culprit is.

No 62

A Dog Named Christmas – 2009

A young man decides to spread some Christmas cheer after adopting an adorable golden Labrador for the holidays.

No 61

Ernest Saves Christmas – 1988

Santa Claus (Douglas Seale) is looking for his successor, and hapless taxi driver Ernest P. Worrell (Jim Varney) is just the man to help him out. Traveling to Florida to pass his mantle on to children’s show host Joe Carruthers (Oliver Clark), Santa gets into unexpected trouble, and it’s up to Ernest, along with a teen girl named Harmony (Noelle Parker), to assist Saint Nick with his important mission, or the future of Christmas could be in jeopardy.

No 60

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – 1989

As the holidays approach, Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) wants to have a perfect family Christmas, so he pesters his wife, Ellen (Beverly D’Angelo), and children, as he tries to make sure everything is in line, including the tree and house decorations. However, things go awry quickly. His hick cousin, Eddie (Randy Quaid), and his family show up unplanned and start living in their camper on the Griswold property. Even worse, Clark’s employers renege on the holiday bonus he needs.

No 59

The Santa Clause – 1994

Divorced dad Scott (Tim Allen) has custody of his son (Eric Lloyd) on Christmas Eve. After he accidentally kills a man in a Santa suit, they are magically transported to the North Pole, where an elf explains that Scott must take Santa’s place before the next Christmas arrives. Scott thinks he’s dreaming, but over the next several months he gains weight and grows an inexplicably white beard. Maybe that night at the North Pole wasn’t a dream after all — and maybe Scott has a lot of work to do.

No 58

The Nightmare Before Christmas – 1994

The film follows the misadventures of Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s beloved pumpkin king, who has become bored with the same annual routine of frightening people in the “real world.” When Jack accidentally stumbles on Christmastown, all bright colors and warm spirits, he gets a new lease on life — he plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. But Jack soon discovers even the best-laid plans of mice and skeleton men can go seriously awry.

No 57

The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe – 1988

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a British children’s television drama first broadcast by the BBC in 1988. It was the first series of The Chronicles of Narnia that ran from 1988 to 1990

No 56

Arthur Christmas – 2011

Everyone knows that, each Christmas, Santa Claus delivers presents to every last child on Earth. What everyone doesn’t know is that Santa accomplishes the feat with a very high-tech operation beneath the North Pole. But when the unthinkable happens, and Santa misses one child out of hundreds of millions, someone has to save the day. It’s up to Arthur (James McAvoy), Santa’s youngest son, to deliver a present to the forgotten tyke before Christmas morning dawns.

 

Of these 20 films, l have watched 15, and of those 15, l personally enjoyed the most Arthur Christmas, The Lion etc, The Santa Claus and Trading Places. The others were okay but but nothing special, however that’s just me, what about you, which were your favourites and why?

Part 2 Soon

2 thoughts on “Top 75 Christmas Films = P.1

  1. I’m a certified “Christmas Carol” junkie, so the Kelsey Grammar version (of which I’ve not had the pleasure of viewing to date) is on my top 10 list (any version of “A Christmas Carol” save the one with Jim Carrey is though). I’ve not seen any of the others except “The Witch etc” and I didn’t know it was a Christmas type film. Maybe I need to watch it again. I’ve seen “Trading Places” and “Santa Clause” and again, I don’t find them especially Christmassy, even though they are set in the time frame. The others? Haven’t seen any of those.

  2. Mickey Christmas Carol because classic Disney. Natl Lampoon CC because I like the cast and it’s funny. Nightmare before Christmas because it’s a great story and because of the animation. Didn’t like Mr. Boogety or whatever his name is, but aside from that…

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