10 Christmas Movies You MUST See

Tony Russell

1.  “Elf”, 2003 . . . This one is a no-brainer.  It’s now a Christmas classic.

2.  “Iron Man 3”, 2013 . . . This one might not immediately come to mind when thinking of Christmas movies, but it’s set during Christmas, and the plot features references to “A Christmas Carol”.

3.  “Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale”, 2010 . . . This is the most off-the-wall selection on the list.  It’s an R-rated horror movie from Finland about people who discover the secret behind Santa.

4.  “The Man Who Invented Christmas”, 2017 . . . A drama about Charles Dickens at the time when he wrote “A Christmas Carol”, and about how Ebenezer Scrooge was influenced by Charles’ real-life father.

5.  “Joyeux Noel”, 2005 . . . A war drama based on the Christmas Truce of 1914, during World War I.  It’s a French movie, and was nominated for the Best Foreign Language Oscar.

6.  “Arthur Christmas”, 2011 . . . An animated kids movie.  “Forbes” says it has, quote, “beautiful visuals, excellent humorous storytelling, and nonstop charm.”

7.  “Krampus”, 2015 . . . A horror movie offering an alternative take on Christmas and Santa Claus.

8.  “The Grinch”, 2018 . . . This is the 3-D animated movie that just came out.

9.  “A Christmas Carol”, 2009 . . . The one that stars Jim Carrey in a bunch of CGI roles, including Ebenezer Scrooge as a young, middle-aged, and old man, and the three ghosts who haunt him.

10.  “The Polar Express”, 2004 . . . The CGI movie where Tom Hanks plays the conductor of a train headed for the North Pole.

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