1. It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)
It is an American Christmas drama film directed by Franz Capra. It is regarded as one of the most watched and loved American films during the Christmas Season.
Synopsis: A guardian angel dissuades a compassionate yet frustrated businessman from committing suicide on Christmas Eve by bringing to light all the lives he has touched and what life would have been like if he didn’t exist.
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy, Inspirational.
Starring:: James Stewart, Donna Reed
2. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
It is an American stop motion musical fantasy film by director Henry Selick and produced by Tim Burton.
Synopsis: The king of Halloweentown, Jack Skellington discovers the Christmastown but is unable to grasp the concept and the significance.
Genre: Animation, Family, Musical, Fantasy.
Starring: Danny Elfman , Chris Sarandon , Catherine O Hara
3. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
It is a 1947 comedy/drama Christmas film directed by George Seaton.
Synopsis: A department store Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane as he claims to be the real one. A young lawyer defends him in court to uphold his claim.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy.
Starring: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O Hara, John Payne, Gene Lockhart
4. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
It is a third sequel of the National Lampoon’s Vacation Series directed by Jeremiah S. Chechik. It is regarded as a modern Christmas classic.
Synopsis: The Griswold family’s big plans for a joyous Christmas celebration turn eventful with the arrival of new guests and misadventures.
Starring:: Chevy Chase, Beverly D Angelo
5. White Christmas (1954)
Synopsis: A song and dance troupe makes plans to pull their former commanding general out of dire financial straits by putting up a big successful musical show.
Genre: Musical, Romance, Comedy
Starring: Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney and Vera Ellen
6. Holiday Inn (1942)
It is an American musical film directed by Mark Sandrich.
Synopsis: A heartbroken member of a song and dance team sets up an inn which is open only on holidays to the public. The crooner and the hoofer try to win the heart of an upcoming performer.
Genre: Musical, Comedy, Drama, Romance
Starring: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds
7. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
It is a 2010 Finnish fantasy film directed by Jalmari HelanderSynopsis: The people living near the Korvatunturi mountains discover the secret behind Santa Claus after an excavation by a scientist and his team.
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy
Starring: Jorma Tommila, Peeter Jakobi, Onni Tommila
8. Home Alone (1990)
It is an American family comedy film directed by Chris Columbus.
Synopsis: An eight year old must defend his home against burglars while his parents are travelling abroad accidentally leaving him at home alone.
Starring: Macaulay Culkin
9. A Christmas Story (1983)
It is a Christmas comedy film directed by Bob Clark and based on short stories and anecdotes by writer Jean Shepherd.
Synopsis: A nine year old tries to convince those around him, his family, teachers and Santa that an ideal gift for Christmas is a Red Ryder B.B. gun.
Starring: Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin
10. Arthur Christmas (2011)
It is a British - American 3-D computer animated Christmas comedy film by Sony Pictures Animation and Aardman Animation and directed by Sarah Smith.
Synopsis: It is a humorous, sweet and heart-warming story of Santa’s youngest sons who uses his father’s high-tech operation for an important mission regarding an undelivered Christmas present.
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Drama.
Starring: James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy
11. Bad Santa (2003)
It is an American black comedy film directed by Terry Zwigoff.
Synopsis: A conmen and his partner pose as Santa and his helper to loot department stores until they run into a problem child and their plot is discovered by a security boss
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Starring: Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham
12. Gremlins (1984)
It is an American horror comedy film directed by Joe Dante.
Synopsis: A young man breaks the three most important rules concerning his new pet which is a strange little creature called Mogwai and unleashes trouble to the whole town.
Genre: Comedy, Horror.
Starring: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton
13. Love Actually (2003)
It is a British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis.
Synopsis: The film follows the love lives of eight couples interlinked with each other. It shows different facets of love through ten stories which are set five weeks before Christmas
Genre: Comedy, Romance
14. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
It is an American musical fantasy-comedy film and an adaptation of Charles Dicken’s A Christmas Carol.
Synopsis: A number of muppet character narrate their own version of the story of an old miser’s Redemption on Christmas Eve.
Genre: Comedy, Family
Starring: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire
15. Elf (2003)
It is a highly acclaimed American Christmas comedy directed by director Jon Favreau.
Synopsis: It is a story of an elf who goes to New York to meet his father after realizing his true identity as a human. He spreads joy and cheer to all cynics he encounters on his way, thereby hailing the Christmas Spirit.
Starring: Will Ferrell, James Caan