101 Amazing Movies You Can Watch On Christmas 2023

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Movies You Can Watch On Christmas 2023

As the holiday season approaches and people start preparing for Christmas, there is no better way to celebrate than by cosying up with your loved ones and indulging in some festive movies. Whether you are a fan of heartwarming classics, animated ones, or modern masterpieces, our curated list of 101 movies you can watch on Christmas 2023 is here to make your holiday season merry and bright. Every film we have selected captures the essence of Christmas, and there is something for everyone. From classic nostalgic favorites to animated adventures, this list will enchant audiences of all ages. Grab a cup of hot coffee and let the festive movie magic begin.

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1. Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (1970)

Young Kris Kringle decides to deliver toys to children and overcomes obstacles to become the beloved Santa Claus, spreading joy and kindness in a heartwarming journey.

2. Klaus (2019)

A spoiled postal academy student, Jesper, is sent to a remote, desolate town. There, he befriends a reclusive toymaker named Klaus, and together, they spark a joyous transformation, inspiring the origin of the legendary Christmas figure.

3. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

Journalist Elizabeth Lane, who fabricates her idyllic life in the countryside, faces comedic chaos when her publisher invites himself to her supposed perfect Christmas celebration in Connecticut.

4. A Christmas Carol (1984)

We see the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformative journey on Christmas Eve. Guided by past, present, and future spirits, Scrooge learns the true meaning of compassion and generosity, ultimately embracing the spirit of Christmas.

5. The Year Without a Santa Claus (1974)

Santa Claus decides to skip Christmas due to a lack of holiday spirit. However, his dedicated elves, Jingle and Jangle, along with his reindeer Vixen, embark on a journey to prove that people still believe in the magic of Christmas.

6. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

The grumpy green Grinch hatches a plan to ruin Christmas for the cheerful residents of Whoville. However, a young girl named Cindy Lou teaches him the true spirit of the holiday, leading to a heartwarming transformation.

7. The Snowman (1982)

On Christmas Eve, a young boy builds a snowman that magically comes to life. The two embark on a magical journey to the North Pole, experiencing adventures and capturing the spirit of Christmas.

8. A Christmas Prince (2017)

A young journalist, Amber, is sent to the fictional kingdom of Aldovia to cover a press conference about the coronation of the handsome Prince Richard. She is mistaken for the palace tutor, gets closer to the royal family, and discovers secrets and love amidst the festive preparations, leading to a heartwarming Christmas tale of romance and royalty.

9. The Lion in Winter (1968)

A historical drama set during Christmas 1183. It revolves around the family of King Henry II, his imprisoned wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their three ambitious sons. They navigate political intrigue and familial conflicts during the festive season.

10. One Magic Christmas (1985)

Ginny Grainger, a disillusioned mother, gets to know the true meaning of Christmas by an angel. Through a magical journey, Ginny learns about love, generosity, and embracing the holiday spirit.

11. The Grinch (2018)

The Grinch hatches a plan to steal Christmas from the cheerful Whos of Whoville. However, as he executes his mischievous scheme, he encounters Cindy Lou, whose kindness and holiday spirit begin to change his icy heart. In the end, the Grinch learns the true meaning of Christmas and experiences a heartwarming change of heart.

12. The Night Before (2015)

On a wild Christmas Eve adventure, three lifelong friends explore friendship, love, and the importance of traditions.

13. Jack Frost (1998)

The heartwarming tale of a father who, after a fatal accident, returns to life as a snowman to spend one last magical winter with his son, teaching valuable life lessons.

14. Four Christmases (2008)

A couple’s exotic holiday plans are spoilt, forcing them to visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas Day.

15. Black Nativity (2013)

A teenager is sent to spend Christmas with his

estranged relatives. Through a retelling of the Nativity story, he discovers the power of faith, family, and forgiveness.

16. Batman Returns (1992)

Gotham City becomes a festive yet dark holiday setting as Batman battles the Penguin and Catwoman during Christmas.

17. Just Friends (2005)

Christmas brings reunions, unrequited love, and chaos as Chris returns to his hometown.

18. Violent Night (2022)

Amidst a backdrop of Christmas celebrations and gatherings, crimes and murders take place in Gertrude’s mansion, exploring the dark side of holidays.

19. Falling for Christmas (2022)

Two unlikely individuals, Sierra and Jake, find love amidst festive decorations, snowy landscapes, and the magic of Christmas, delivering joy and romance.

20. Happy Christmas (2014)

Jenny’s arrival to stay with her brother, Jeff, disrupts their family life during Christmas, leading to unpredictable bonds and heartwarming moments.

21. The Holiday (2006)

Two women swap homes for Christmas, discovering love and self-discovery in new surroundings.

22. Prancer (1989)

A young girl finds a wounded reindeer she believes to be Santa’s Prancer. In a small town’s quest for Christmas magic, this heartwarming film celebrates belief, family, and joy.

23. Love Actually (2003)

Set in London during Christmas, the movie intertwines multiple love stories, showcasing different aspects of love and relationships.

24. Jingle All the Way (1996)

24th on the list of Movies You Can Watch on Christmas 2023 is “Jingle All the Way”. Howard Langston, a father of six-year-old Jamie, is in a frantic quest on Christmas Eve to secure his son’s coveted Turbo-Man action figure, leading to humorous and chaotic escapades in the festive spirit.

25. Mixed Nuts (1992)

A dark comedy directed by Nora Ephron is set in a crisis hotline office on Christmas Eve; the film follows a series of chaotic events involving eccentric characters and humorous situations as they try to navigate the challenges of the holiday season.

26. A Very Murray Christmas (2015)

A Netflix holiday special, the film unfolds in the Carlyle Hotel during a snowstorm, disrupting plans for a live Christmas special. However, an impromptu celebration happens in the Carlyle Hotel with music, humour, and surprise visitors.

27. Deck the Halls (2006)

A Christmas comedy about two neighbours, Steve and Buddy, competing to create the most elaborate holiday decorations. Buddy becomes determined to make his house visible from space by covering it with so many Christmas lights that it can be seen from orbit.

28. Happiest Season (2020)

Abby and Harper visit Harper’s family for the holidays. Unexpected revelations challenge their relationship and test the true spirit of Christmas.

29. The Family Stone (2005)

Meredith meets her boyfriend’s family for the holidays. Misunderstandings, secrets, and unexpected connections unfold, challenging the Christmas gathering.

30. Metropolitan (1990)

A Christmas-set comedy-drama centered around a group of affluent young adults during debutante season in New York City.

31. 8 – Bit Christmas (2021)

A nostalgic Christmas comedy where a father recounts his childhood quest for a Nintendo Entertainment System in the 1980s.

32. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)

Traumatized by a murderous Santa Claus as a child, Billy becomes a killer Santa himself, wreaking havoc during Christmas.

33. It Happened on Fifth Avenue (1947)

Homeless Aloysius opens a mansion for shelter, unaware it belongs to its absent owner. Other characters enter the picture, including a war veteran and his aspiring actress girlfriend. Together, they create a makeshift family in the mansion, finding warmth and companionship during the Christmas season.

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34. Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Story of an artificial man with scissor-like hands, exploring themes of love, acceptance, and the magic of the holiday season.

35. The Santa Clause (1994)

After accidentally causing Santa’s fall, Scott Calvin inherits the role. He undergoes physical and lifestyle changes that indicate he is turning into Santa Claus, much to his disbelief and the skepticism of those around him.

36. Carol (2015)

Therese Belivet, a young aspiring photographer working in a department store, and Carol Aird, an elegant woman going through a divorce. Their paths cross during the holiday season when Carol comes into the department store to buy a Christmas gift for her daughter. In a wintry backdrop, this romantic drama explores a forbidden love affair between the two women in the 1950s.

37. Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018)

A young girl receives a mysterious egg-shaped box from her late mother. In the magical world within the box, Clara discovers the Four Realms. Guided by a Nutcracker soldier named Phillip, Clara embarks on a magical adventure through magical realms to retrieve a key and unlock a precious gift.

38. The Holdovers (2023)

A history teacher at a New England boarding school forces students to stay at the boarding house during the Christmas break.

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39. Frozen (2013)

Elsa possesses magical ice powers, which she struggles to control. Elsa accidentally reveals her abilities which unintentionally plunges Arendelle, into an eternal winter. Determined to bring her sister back and restore summer, Anna embarks on a perilous journey with the help of an ice harvester named Kristoff his loyal reindeer Sven, and an enchanted snowman named Olaf.

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40. The Preacher’s Wife (1996)

An angel helps a struggling preacher and his family find joy and rediscover the true meaning of Christmas.

41. The Polar Express (2004)

A young boy begins to doubt the existence of Santa Claus. On Christmas Eve, he is awakened by the sound of a magical train, the Polar Express, outside his window. The magical train journey takes a boy to the North Pole on Christmas Eve.

42. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)

The Grinch, who, with a change of heart, discovers the true spirit of Christmas.

43. A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas (2011)

A mysterious package addressed to Harold brings Harold and Kumar back together during the holiday season. When the package accidentally burns down Harold’s father-in-law’s prized Christmas tree, the two friends embark on a wild and chaotic adventure to find a replacement tree and save Christmas.

44. Die Hard (1988)

NYPD officer John McClane battles terrorists in a Los Angeles skyscraper during a Christmas party.

45. While You Were Sleeping (1995)

A lonely transit worker saves a man from an accident, leading to mistaken identities and unexpected romance during the holiday season.

46. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

A petty thief turned actor, a private investigator, and a chaotic murder mystery collide during Christmas in Los Angeles.

47. Gremlins (1984)

A small town is besieged by mischievous creatures when a young man disregards the rules for caring for his unique pet.

48. The Shop Around the Corner (1940)

Two employees unknowingly fall in love through anonymous letters while working in a Budapest shop.

49. A Christmas Tale (2008)

A dysfunctional family gathers for Christmas, navigating past grievances and secrets.

50. Black Christmas (1974)

Fifty! Another movie on our list of Movies You Can Watch on Christmas 2023. A mysterious killer terrorizes sorority sisters during the holiday break. As the holiday festivities begin, the residents start receiving disturbing and threatening phone calls from an unidentified caller. The obscene and ominous messages escalate in intensity, raising concerns among the sorority sisters.

51. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

A surreal exploration of desire and societal expectations unfolds during the Christmas season.

52. Little Women (2019)

March sisters navigate love, ambition, and sisterhood against a backdrop of Christmas.

53. The Best Man Holiday (2013)

College friends reunite for Christmas, revisiting old bonds and confronting new challenges.

54. Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

The Smith family experiences love and holiday joy while anticipating the 1904 World’s Fair.

55. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)

Rudolph, a reindeer with a glowing red nose, faces rejection but saves Christmas by guiding Santa’s sleigh.

56. A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

Charlie Brown seeks the true meaning of Christmas, feeling disillusioned by its commercialization.

57. Elf (2003)

Buddy, a human raised by elves at the North Pole, discovers his true identity and travels to New York City to find his biological father during Christmas.

58. The Apartment (1960)

An office worker who lends his apartment to colleagues for extramarital affairs.

59. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloweentown, discovers Christmas and attempts to bring his spooky flair to the holiday, leading to misadventures.

60. A Christmas Carol (1951)

Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a transformative Christmas Eve journey, guided by spirits who show him the consequences of his actions.

61. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

Michael Caine stars as Scrooge, guided by the Ghosts of Christmas to rediscover compassion.

62. Bad Santa (2003)

A crude and cynical con man poses as a department store Santa. However, his plans take an unexpected turn when he befriends a young boy named Thurman Merman. As their connection grew, he starts to question his criminal lifestyle.

63. Miracle on 34th St. (1994)

Dorey hires a man named Kris Kringle to play Santa Claus during Thanksgiving. Kris, however, claims to be the real Santa. As Kris goes about his duties, he becomes a hit with children and adults alike. However, when he insists that he is the genuine Santa Claus, he is declared insane and ends up in a court case to prove his identity.

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64. Tangerine (2015)

Two transgender sex workers on a quest for justice and personal redemption on Christmas Eve.

65. Scrooged (1988)

Christmas ghosts visit a TV executive and lead to personal redemption.

66. Home Alone (1990)

Young Kevin McCallister accidentally left behind during Christmas vacation and saved his home from several mishaps.

67. Disney’s A Christmas Carol (2009)

Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a spectral journey, confronted by ghosts, to rediscover compassion and the true meaning of Christmas.

68. White Christmas (1954)

Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye are entertainers who team up to save their former general’s struggling inn.

69. A Christmas Story (1983)

Young Ralphie’s quest for a Red Ryder BB gun during the holiday season.

70. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

The Griswold family attempt a festive holiday despite comedic mishaps.

71. It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

George Bailey, a man contemplating suicide on Christmas Eve and how a guardian angel saves him.

72. 8 women (2002)

A murder occurs during a family gathering, revealing secrets and leading to unexpected revelations.

73. The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005)

Pevensie’s siblings are in the magical land of Narnia, and they join forces with Aslan to overthrow the White Witch’s icy tyranny.

74. In Bruges (2008)

Two hitmen, Ray and Ken, await orders in the picturesque Belgian city, leading to contemplation, humour, and unexpected consequences.

75. Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)

Set during Christmas, Bridget navigates romantic misadventures, career challenges, and self-discovery.

76. You’ve Got Mail (1988)

A charming online romance unfolds between Kathleen and Joe, who are unaware they are business rivals.

77. Trading Places (1983)

A wealthy broker and a street hustler swapping lives as part of a bet during the Christmas season.

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78. Arthur Christmas (2011)

The movie reveals the high-tech operation behind Santa’s annual delivery.

79. Mickey’s Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse (2001)

Disney characters are stuck at the House of Mouse on Christmas Eve.

80. Holiday Inn (1942)

A singer’s efforts to run an inn open only on holidays and romantic entanglements ensue amidst festive performances.

81. Die Hard 2 (1990)

Officer John McClane battles terrorists who seize an airport on Christmas Eve.

82. Christmas Evil (1980)

A man obsessed with Christmas descends into madness, donning a Santa suit to deliver his version of justice.

83. About a Boy (2002)

Will, a carefree man living off royalties, changes when he befriends a young boy.

84. Babes in Toyland (1986)

Drew Barrymore and Keanu Reeves in a musical fantasy set in Toyland, trying to save Christmas from the villainous Barnaby.

85. Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983)

Scrooge McDuck learns the true meaning of Christmas through visits from ghostly friends.

86. Krampus (2015)

A dysfunctional family accidentally summons the ancient spirit of Krampus, terrorized by demonic holiday creatures.

87. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)

A Finnish boy and his father discover the dark truth behind Santa Claus when they unearth an ancient burial mound.

88. Lethal Weapon (1987)

Mismatched cops Riggs and Murtaugh tackle a drug cartel during the Christmas holidays.

89. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2001)

Harry spends his first Christmas at Hogwarts, with magical festivities and the discovery of the Sorcerer’s Stone.

90. A Boy Called Christmas (2021)

A young boy named Nikolas embarks on an epic adventure to find his father and discovers the origins of Santa Claus.

91. The Christmas Chronicles (2018)

Here comes the 91th movie on the list of Movies You Can Watch on Christmas 2023. Siblings Kate and Teddy team up with Santa after causing chaos on Christmas Eve to save the holiday.

92. Noelle (2019)

Santa’s daughter, Noelle, sets out to find her brother, the heir to the North Pole.

93. Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)

The bumbling Ernest helps Santa Claus find a successor, navigating comedic mishaps.

94. Let It Snow (2019)

Multiple love stories unfold in a small town during a snowstorm on Christmas Eve.

95. A Bad Moms Christmas (2017)

A trio of moms navigate the stress of the holidays with the arrival of their overbearing mothers.

96. Jingle Jangle (2020)

A musical fantasy about a toymaker’s magical invention stolen by his apprentice.

97. Last Christmas (2019)

Kate, a young woman working as an elf, forms an unlikely connection with Tom.

98. Fred Claus (2007)

Explores the relationship between Santa’s older brother, Fred, and the challenges they face at the North Pole.

99. Almost Christmas (2016)

A dysfunctional family comes together for their first holiday since the matriarch’s passing.

100. The Man Who Invented Christmas (2017)

Portrays Charles Dickens as he creates “A Christmas Carol,” exploring the inspiration behind the tale.

101. The Family Man (2000)

A successful businessman experiences an alternate reality on Christmas.

Movies You Can Watch On Christmas 2023: Conclusion

We hope you loved our list of 101 movies which you can watch on Christmas 2023. You can send us your suggestion and warm regards regards in the comment section below. We wish you all a very Happy Christmas 2023 and a Happy New Year 2024! Stay blessed!


What is the #1 Christmas movie of all time?

There are many contenders, but “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town” is often cited as a top Christmas movie.

What should I watch in December Christmas?

This list of 101 movies offers a wide range of choices for December Christmas viewing.

What new Christmas movies are worth watching?

New movies to watch include “The Holdovers,” “Violent Night,” “Falling for Christmas,” “Best. Christmas Ever,” and “Dashing Through The Snow.”

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