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10 Hottest Christmas Movies For You

10 Hottest Christmas Movies For You

From Holiday Inn to The Holiday, here are the best Christmas movies of all time that you can buy or stream online, in no particular order.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Release Date 1993
Rating : 8 Production Companies: Walt Disney Pictures, Tim Burton Animation Company Director: Henry Selick Stars: Chris Sarandon, Danny Elfman, Catherine O'Hara

Summary: Tired of scaring humans every October 31 with the same old bag of tricks, Jack Skellington, the spindly king of Halloween Town, kidnaps Santa Claus and plans to deliver shrunken heads and other ghoulish gifts to children on Christmas morning. But as Christmas approaches, Jack's rag-doll girlfriend, Sally, tries to foil his misguided plans.

Arthur Christmas

Release Date 2011
Rating : 7.1 Production Companies: Columbia Pictures, Aardman Animations Director: Barry Cook Stars: James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy

Summary: Each Christmas, Santa and his vast army of highly trained elves produce gifts and distribute them around the world in one night. However, when one of 600 million children to receive a gift from Santa on Christmas Eve is missed, it is deemed ‘acceptable’ to all but one – Arthur. Arthur Claus is Santa’s misfit son who executes an unauthorized rookie mission to get the last present half way around the globe before dawn on Christmas morning.

Edward Scissorhands

Release Date 1990
Rating : 7.9 Production Companies: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, 20th Century Fox Director: Stars: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest

Summary: A small suburban town receives a visit from a castaway unfinished science experiment named Edward.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Release Date 2000
Rating : 6.2 Production Companies: Imagine Entertainment, Universal Pictures Director: Leslie Park Stars: Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Jeffrey Tambor

Summary: Inside a snowflake exists the magical land of Whoville. In Whoville, live the Whos, an almost mutated sort of Munchkin-like people. All the Whos love Christmas, yet just outside of their beloved Whoville lives the Grinch. The Grinch is a nasty creature that hates Christmas, and plots to steal it away from the Whos, whom he equally abhors. Yet a small child, Cindy Lou Who, decides to try befriending the Grinch.

It's a Wonderful Life

Release Date 1946
Rating : 8.6 Production Companies: RKO Radio Pictures, Liberty Films (II) Director: Arthur S. Black Jr. Stars: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore

Summary: A holiday favourite for generations... George Bailey has spent his entire life giving to the people of Bedford Falls. All that prevents rich skinflint Mr. Potter from taking over the entire town is George's modest building and loan company. But on Christmas Eve the business's $8,000 is lost and George's troubles begin.

Tokyo Godfathers

Release Date 2003
Rating : 7.8 Production Companies: Madhouse, Tokyo Godfathers Production Committee Director: Stars: Aya Okamoto, Yoshiaki Umegaki, Toru Emori

Summary: During a Christmas Eve in Tokyo, three homeless people, middle-aged alcoholic Gin, former drag queen Hana, and dependent runaway girl Miyuki, discover an abandoned newborn while looking through the garbage. With only a handful of clues to the baby's identity, the three misfits search the city to find its parents.

Happy Christmas

Release Date 2014
Rating : 5.4 Production Companies: Lucky Coffee Productions Director: Stars: Anna Kendrick, Melanie Lynskey, Mark Webber

Summary: After a breakup with her boyfriend, a young woman moves in with her older brother, his wife, and their 2-year-old son.

Holiday Inn

Release Date 1942
Rating : 7.4 Production Companies: Paramount Director: Stars: Bing Crosby, Fred Astaire, Marjorie Reynolds

Summary: Lovely Linda Mason has crooner Jim Hardy head over heels, but suave stepper Ted Hanover wants her for his new dance partner after femme fatale Lila Dixon gives him the brush. Jim's supper club—Holiday Inn—is the setting for the chase by Hanover and manager Danny Reed. The music's the thing.

Meet Me in St. Louis

Release Date 1944
Rating : 7.6 Production Companies: Loew's, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) Director: Vincente Minnelli Stars: Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien, Mary Astor

Summary: In the year before the 1904 St Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York.

Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas

Release Date 1977
Rating : 8.3 Production Companies: The Jim Henson Company, Henson Associates (HA) Director: Stars: Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, Marilyn Sokol

Summary: A poor otter family risks everything for the chance to win the cash prize of a talent contest for Christmas.