Editors' Choice

25 Best Christmas Films Of All Time

Steve Porter / December 24, 2016

Tis the season! Plug in your heated blanket, or turn on your fireplace, cuddle up on the couch with some popcorn or shortbread cookies and check out some films from our list of the best Christmas films of all time. Trust us when we say there’s probably something for everyone on this list. As stated in some our previous film lists, where a movie appears is not a representation of quality and we’re not counting down from worst to best (or vice-versa), they’re all great.


A Christmas Story – 1983



Set in the 1940’s, this film follows Ralphie, a young boy dead set on getting the perfect Christmas present. His parents, teachers and the big red guy himself all think it’s a bad idea. What is it that little Ralphie wants exactly? A Red Ryder B.B. Gun. A Christmas Story runs for 1 hour and 34 minutes, but feels much shorter. It’s directed and co-written by Bob Clark and the screenplay is written by Jean Shepherd and Leigh Brown. The film is based on the novel “In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash” written by Jean Shepherd. It’s rated PG and there’s really nothing that ventures outside of that and it should be on everyone’s list of go to seasonal films. The pacing is great and it’s hilarious if you give it a watch – you won’t be wasting your time.