Top Christmas Films to Watch 2017

 It’s a Wonderful Life (1946) Rated PG

An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.

 

 Holiday in Handcuffs (2007) Rated NR

A struggling artist working as waitress kidnaps one of her customers to bring home and meet her parents at Christmas.

 

 How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966) Rated TV-G

A grumpy hermit hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the Whos of Whoville.

 

 A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965) Rated TV-G

Repelled by the commercialism he sees around him, Charlie Brown tries to find the true meaning of Christmas.

 

 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964) Rated TV-G

A misfit reindeer and his friends look for a place that will accept them.

 

 Love Actually (2003) Rated R

Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England.

 It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947) Rated NR

A homeless New Yorker moves into a mansion and along the way he gathers friends to live in the house with him. Before he knows it, he is living with the actual home owners.

 Frosty the Snowman (1969) Rated TV-G

A living snowman and a little girl struggle to elude a greedy magician who is after the snowman’s magic hat.

 

 Nestor, the Long-Eared Christmas Donkey (1977) Rated NR

An outcast donkey in Roman era Judea with overlong ears finds his destiny on the way to Bethlehem.

 

 Christmas Comes to Willow Creek (1987) Rated NR

Willow Creek, Alaska, is going through a depression because the local cannery has shut down putting many of the residents out of work. Ray and Pete are truck-driving brothers, different as day and night, who are hired by an old friend to bring Christmas presents and one huge surprise from sunny California up to his home town. Along the way, the brothers and Pete’s son Michael argue and get stuck in a blizzard, but finally reconcile with each other.

 The Three Gifts (2009) Rated NR

Jack Green inherited a southern Californian horse ranch and an all-natural toy factory in the barn. With his wife Cherie, he accepts taking in the three ‘holy terrors’ from his bossy aunt Rita’s orphanage during renovations, until the holidays. Resourceful Mike and his buddies, Henry and Ray, prove handfuls, but Jack proves father-potential. The trio even goes on best behavior after overhearing the couple considers adopting, but that also means rivaling, resulting in trouble for everyone.

 The Family Stone (2005) Rated PG-13

An uptight, conservative businesswoman accompanies her boyfriend to his eccentric and outgoing family’s annual Christmas celebration and finds that she’s a fish out of water in their free-spirited way of life.

Synopsis by IMDB.

 

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