20 Movies Like A Christmas Story

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Elf

Elf
Elf
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Awards: 2 wins & 7 nominations
Writer: David Berenbaum
Actors: Will Ferrell, James Caan, Bob Newhart
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Elf movie is about a human named Buddy who was raised by Santa’s elves at the North Pole, and he embarks on a journey to New York City to find his biological father while spreading Christmas cheer along the way.

Home Alone

Home Alone
Home Alone
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 66%
Metacritic: 63/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Comedy, Family
Awards: Nominated for 2 Oscars. 12 wins & 7 nominations total
Writer: John Hughes
Actors: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern
Language: English, French
Country: United States
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“Home Alone” is a comedy film about an 8-year-old boy named Kevin who is accidentally left behind by his family during Christmas vacation. He must protect his home from two bumbling burglars using creative and hilarious traps.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 70%
Metacritic: 49/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Comedy
Awards: N/A
Writer: John Hughes
Actors: Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, Juliette Lewis
Language: English
Country: United States
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“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” is a holiday comedy film that follows the misadventures of the Griswold family as they try to have a perfect Christmas. Their plans go awry with a series of hilarious mishaps, including dysfunctional family gatherings, disastrous decorations, and unexpected guests.

The Santa Clause

The Santa Clause
The Santa Clause
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Metacritic: 57/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Awards: 2 wins & 9 nominations
Writer: Leo Benvenuti, Steve Rudnick
Actors: Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States, Canada
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“The Santa Clause” is a family comedy film about a man who accidentally causes Santa Claus to fall from his roof on Christmas Eve and is then magically recruited to take his place. As he reluctantly embraces his new role, he must navigate the challenges of becoming Santa while also balancing his personal and professional life.

Miracle on 34th Street

Miracle on 34th Street
Miracle on 34th Street
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Metacritic: 88/100
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Runtime: 96 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. 8 wins & 1 nomination total
Writer: George Seaton, Valentine Davies
Actors: Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, John Payne
Language: English, Dutch
Country: United States
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“Miracle on 34th Street” is a heartwarming Christmas film about a department store Santa Claus who claims to be the real Santa, leading to a trial to determine his authenticity and the power of belief in the holiday spirit.”

The Polar Express

The Polar Express
The Polar Express
Internet Movie Database: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 56%
Metacritic: 61/100
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Runtime: 100 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Awards: Nominated for 3 Oscars. 5 wins & 26 nominations total
Writer: Chris Van Allsburg, Robert Zemeckis, William Broyles Jr.
Actors: Tom Hanks, Chris Coppola, Michael Jeter
Language: English
Country: United States, Australia
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“The Polar Express” is a heartwarming animated film based on the children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. It follows a young boy who embarks on a magical train journey to the North Pole, where he learns about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.

Jingle All the Way

Jingle All the Way
Jingle All the Way
Internet Movie Database: 5.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 20%
Metacritic: 34/100
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Runtime: 89 min
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Family
Awards: 2 wins & 4 nominations
Writer: Randy Kornfield
Actors: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Jingle All the Way” is a comedy film about a workaholic father who goes on a frantic quest to find a popular toy for his son on Christmas Eve, facing various obstacles and hilarious situations along the way.

Scrooged

Scrooged
Scrooged
Internet Movie Database: 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Metacritic: 38/100
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Runtime: 101 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 1 win & 5 nominations total
Writer: Mitch Glazer, Michael O'Donoghue, Charles Dickens
Actors: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Scrooged” is a 1988 comedy film that follows the story of a cynical TV executive named Frank Cross as he is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve, who try to help him rediscover the true meaning of Christmas and find redemption. As he confronts his past, present, and future, he learns to embrace love, compassion, and the spirit of the holiday season.

A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
Internet Movie Database: 6.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 52%
Metacritic: 55/100
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Runtime: 96 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Awards: 3 wins & 5 nominations
Writer: Charles Dickens, Robert Zemeckis
Actors: Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth
Language: English
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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“A Christmas Carol” is a movie adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic novel. It follows the story of Ebenezer Scrooge, a bitter and selfish man who is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve, leading him to reflect on his life and ultimately find redemption.

It’s a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life
It's a Wonderful Life
Internet Movie Database: 8.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 89/100
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Runtime: 130 min
Genre: Drama, Family, Fantasy
Awards: Nominated for 5 Oscars. 7 wins & 6 nominations total
Writer: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett, Frank Capra
Actors: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore
Language: English, French
Country: United States
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“It’s a Wonderful Life” is a heartwarming film about a man named George Bailey who, on the brink of despair, is shown the impact he has had on the lives of others by a guardian angel named Clarence. Through this journey, George learns the true value of his own life and the importance of community.

Love Actually

Love Actually
Love Actually
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 64%
Metacritic: 55/100
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Runtime: 135 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: Won 1 BAFTA Award10 wins & 29 nominations total
Writer: Richard Curtis
Actors: Hugh Grant, Martine McCutcheon, Liam Neeson
Language: English, Portuguese, French
Country: United Kingdom, France, United States
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“Love Actually” is a romantic comedy that intertwines the stories of various characters as they navigate love and relationships during the Christmas season in London. The film explores themes of love, heartbreak, and the interconnectedness of people’s lives.

The Grinch

The Grinch
The Grinch
Internet Movie Database: 6.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 60%
Metacritic: 51/100
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Runtime: 85 min
Genre: Animation, Comedy, Family
Awards: 2 wins & 18 nominations
Writer: Michael LeSieur, Tommy Swerdlow, Dr. Seuss
Actors: Benedict Cumberbatch, Cameron Seely, Rashida Jones
Language: English
Country: France, United States
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“The Grinch” movie is about a grumpy green creature who despises Christmas and decides to steal it from the cheerful residents of Whoville. However, his heart is ultimately touched by the kindness and love of a young girl, leading to a change of heart and a newfound appreciation for the holiday spirit.

Bad Santa

Bad Santa
Bad Santa
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 78%
Metacritic: 70/100
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Runtime: 92 min
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Awards: 1 win & 12 nominations
Writer: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa
Actors: Billy Bob Thornton, Bernie Mac, Lauren Graham
Language: English
Country: Germany, United States
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“Bad Santa” is a dark comedy film about a cynical and alcoholic con man who disguises himself as Santa Claus to rob shopping malls during the holiday season. Along the way, he forms an unlikely bond with a young boy who teaches him the true meaning of Christmas.

Fred Claus

Fred Claus
Fred Claus
Internet Movie Database: 5.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 21%
Metacritic: 42/100
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Runtime: 116 min
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Awards: N/A
Writer: Dan Fogelman, Jessie Nelson
Actors: Vince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Banks
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Fred Claus movie is about Santa Claus’ bitter older brother, Fred, who is forced to help out at the North Pole and save Christmas when Santa gets into trouble. As Fred tries to find his place in Santa’s world, he learns the true meaning of family and the spirit of Christmas.

The Holiday

The Holiday
The Holiday
Internet Movie Database: 6.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 50%
Metacritic: 52/100
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Runtime: 136 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Awards: 2 wins & 12 nominations
Writer: Nancy Meyers
Actors: Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Holiday” is a romantic comedy about two women who swap homes for the holidays and unexpectedly find love in each other’s lives. They both embark on new adventures, learn valuable lessons, and discover the true meaning of love and happiness.

Deck the Halls

Deck the Halls
Deck the Halls
Internet Movie Database: 5.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 6%
Metacritic: 28/100
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Runtime: 93 min
Genre: Comedy, Family
Awards: 1 win & 8 nominations
Writer: Matt Corman, Chris Ord, Don Rhymer
Actors: Matthew Broderick, Danny DeVito, Kristin Chenoweth
Language: English, German
Country: United States
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“Deck the Halls” is a comedy film about two neighbors who engage in an outrageous competition to have the most extravagant Christmas decorations, leading to hilarious and chaotic consequences. As their rivalry escalates, they learn the true meaning of Christmas and the importance of family and friendship.

Four Christmases

Four Christmases
Four Christmases
Internet Movie Database: 5.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 25%
Metacritic: 41/100
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Runtime: 88 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 1 win & 1 nomination
Writer: Matt Allen, Caleb Wilson, Jon Lucas
Actors: Reese Witherspoon, Vince Vaughn, Mary Steenburgen
Language: English
Country: Germany, United States
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“Four Christmases” is a comedy film about a couple who must visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas Day, leading to a series of hilarious and chaotic encounters with their quirky and dysfunctional families.

Arthur Christmas

Arthur Christmas
Arthur Christmas
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 69/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Comedy
Awards: Nominated for 2 BAFTA 3 wins & 23 nominations total
Writer: Peter Baynham, Sarah Smith
Actors: James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, United States
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“Arthur Christmas” is an animated film that follows the story of Santa Claus’ clumsy son, Arthur, as he embarks on a mission to deliver a misplaced present and save Christmas for a young girl. Along the way, Arthur learns the true meaning of Christmas and discovers the importance of family and teamwork.

The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppet Christmas Carol
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 77%
Metacritic: 64/100
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Runtime: 85 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Awards: 2 wins & 1 nomination
Writer: Charles Dickens, Jerry Juhl
Actors: Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire
Language: English
Country: United States, United Kingdom
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The Muppet Christmas Carol is a heartwarming adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, following the story of Ebenezer Scrooge as he is visited by three ghosts who help him rediscover the true meaning of Christmas. With the beloved Muppet characters, it combines humor, music, and lessons of redemption to deliver a festive and timeless holiday film.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The Nightmare Before Christmas
The Nightmare Before Christmas
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 82/100
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Runtime: 76 min
Genre: Animation, Family, Fantasy
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 7 wins & 17 nominations total
Writer: Tim Burton, Michael McDowell, Caroline Thompson
Actors: Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O'Hara
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Nightmare Before Christmas” is about Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloween Town, who discovers Christmas Town and becomes obsessed with bringing Christmas to his own spooky world, leading to a series of misadventures and a clash between the two holidays.

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