31 Christmas Films


Here’s the full list of the Christmas films I’ll be watching this Advent and Christmas–including the 10 chosen by my readers–but in no particular order.  Once I’ve watched a film, I’ll move it up the list and link to its review (so the first film I watch will become 1, the second 2 and so on).

  1. The Bishop’s Wife*the-bishops-wife
  2. The Polar Express
  3. Joyeux Noël
  4. Scrooge (1951)
  5. Christmas Vacation*
  6. Arthur Christmas
  7. Nativity!
  8. Christmas with the Kranks
  9. Meet Me in St. Louis
  10. Prancer 
  11. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
  12. 8 Women (French Film)
  13. Elf*
  14. The Shop Around the Corner
  15. We’re No Angels
  16. Frozen
  17. It’s a Wonderful Life*
  18. Love Actually
  19. A Christmas Story*
  20. A Muppet Christmas Carol
  21. The Nativity Storykranks_01
  22. The Family Man*
  23. Four Christmases
  24. Christmas in Connecticut 
  25. Un Conte de Noël (A Christmas Tale)
  26. Home Alone
  27. White Christmas
  28. The Santa Clause
  29. A Christmas Carol (2009)
  30. Holiday Inn
  31. nativity!The Holiday

Movies with an * are ones that I have previously seen.

If you’d like more information on my 31 Christmas FIlms project, check out my initial post here.

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The voting is in and these are the 10 films chosen by all of you! These are in order of votes received.  Thanks so much for voting!

  1. Love Actuallyloveactually
  2. Meet Me in St. Louis
  3. The Family Man*
  4.  Four Christmases
  5. Christmas in Connecticut 
  6.  8 Women (French Film)
  7.  Christmas with the Kranks
  8.  Nativity! 
  9.  Prancer 
  10.  National Lampoons Christmas Vacation*

I begin in earnest tomorrow, and I’ll start with the “Bishop’s Wife”! I hope you’ll enjoy these films with me too!

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This Advent and Christmas I’m watching 31 Christmas Films.  You can catch up on why I’m doing this here.

Here are my rules:

  1. Only feature length films. No animated TV classics that run 30 or 50 minutes.
  2. No horror flicks.  I’m looking at you “Silent Night, Deadly Night.”
  3. I won’t watch more than 6 films that I have already seen before in their entirety. (Marked with *)
  4. My wife, Melissa, gets to pick the January 5th movie since it’s her birthday.
  5. I’ve chosen 20 films, and the rest will come from you! Vote online now!
  6. They have to be about Christmas and not just happen on Christmas Eve or Day. No “Gremlins” for me!

Here are my 20!

  1. A Christmas Story*
  2. It’s a Wonderful Life*
  3. The Polar Express
  4. The Nativity Story
  5. The Bishop’s Wife*
  6. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
  7. White Reindeer (2013 New Release)
  8. The Christmas Candle (2013 New Release)
  9. Black Nativity (2013 New Release)
  10. White Christmas
  11. The Santa Clause
  12. A Christmas Carol (2009)
  13. Scrooge (1951)
  14. Elf*
  15. Un Conte de Noël (A Christmas Tale)
  16. Holiday Inn
  17. We’re No Angels
  18. Joyeux Noël
  19. Arthur Christmas
  20. The Shop Around the Corner

(Those with a * I’ve already seen.)

Please vote for the other films!


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