Christmas is around the corner and you all must be making fun packed plans for the holidays. I thought to compile a list on 15 best movies about Christmas which you would love to watch this Christmas with your family and loved ones.
15. Home Alone (1990)
Home Alone (1990)
The movie is about a 13 years old boy, Kevin who is accidentally left alone at home while the entire family goes to Paris to spend the Christmas holiday. The boy makes fun out of this opportunity and deals with 2 burglars who plan to rob his house in a brilliant and funny way by trapping the burglars. The movie is an all time favorite of young kids rated as 7 on Imdb and 5 on Rotten Tomatoes.
14. While You Were Sleeping (1995)
While You Were Sleeping
While You Were Sleeping is a romantic comedy directed by Jon Turteltaub and stars Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman and Peter Gallagher. Sandra Bullock is a Chicago railroad clerk who saves the life of a commuter (Peter Gallagher) on whom she has a secret crush. He goes in a deep coma. She starts pretending to be his fiancee in front of his family. As the movie progresses she starts falling for his brother (Bill Pullman). The movie is a nice watch and rated at 6.5 both on Imdb and Rotten Tomatoes.
13. Love Actually (2003)
Directed by Richard Curtis, Love Actually is a romantic comedy set in London, England. The movie is about 8 couples who try to deal with their love lives. All these 8 couples are loosely related to each other. The film begins five weeks before Christmas and is played out in a weekly countdown until the holiday. The epilogue of he film takes place one month after Christmas. Imdb rates the movie at 7.8 and Rotten Tomatoes gives it a rating of 6.8.
12. I’ll Be Seeing You (1944)
I Will Be Seeing You
Released in 1944, I Will Be Seeing You is a Family Drama and Romantic film which stands at number 10 in our list. The movie is directed by William Dieterle and stars Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotten and Shirley Temple. The story revolves around a fatigued soldier who meets a young woman on Christmas during a battle. Their mutual loneliness blossoms into romance and brings them closer. Imdb and Rotten Tomatoes both rate the movie as 7 on 10.
11. The Polar Express (2004)
The Polar Express
The Polar Express is a computer-animated film based on the children’s book of the same title by Chris Van Allsburg. The movie is directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is about a doubting boy looking for the true spirit of Christmas. The boy boards a magical train on Christmas eve which takes him on a fantastic journey to the north pole and Santa’s home. This Christmas, SimEx-Iwerks Entertainment, Warner Brothers, and Dollywood theme park have put combined efforts to create the newest of The 4D Polar Express experiences at the Dollywood theme park. The movie is a wonderful watch for kids. It is rated as 6.7 on Imdb and 6.4 on Rotten Tomatoes.
10. The Bishop’s Wife (1947)
The Bishop’s Wife
Released in 1947, The Bishop’s wife is a very touching Romantic Comedy about a Bishop and an angel who helps the Bishop through his problems. This film stars Cary Grant, Loretta Young, and David Niven. It is based on Robert Nathan’s novel of the same name. Imdb rates the film at 7.5 whereas Rotten tomatoes gives it a rating of 6.5.
9. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
Directed by Jalmari Helander, Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale is a fantasy film starring Jorma Tommila, Onni Tommila and Peeter Jakobi. The film is set in Finland where in the depths of the Korvatunturi mountains, 486 metres deep, lies the closest ever guarded secret of Christmas. Santa Claus is unearthed in an archaeological dig on Christmas eve and children start disappearing soon after this. Imdb rates the film as 7.5/10. Critics on rotten tomatoes gave it a rating of 6.9/10.