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.