The Ultimate Christmas Movie Breakdown


Gather round ye olde television set little children, and enjoy one of the many movies the holiday season provides us with…

The Classics:

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

A Christmas Story (1983)

White Christmas (1954)

Miracle on 34th Street (1947 and 1994)

The Animated/Stop Motion Ones:

How The Grinch Stole Christmas! (1966)


A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)

Frosty The Snowman (1969)

The Polar Express (2004)


Love Actually (2003)

The Holiday (2006)


Serendipity (2001)

Bridget Jones Diary (2001)

The Someone-Saves-The-Day-And-Restores-The-Christmas-Spirit Ones:

The Santa Clause (1996)

Jingle All The Way (1996)

Elf (2003)

The Comedies That Involve Lots of Breaking Things:

Home Alone (1990)

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

Scrooge In His Various Incarnations:


Scrooged (1988)

Mister Magoo’s Christmas Carol (1962)

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

Scrooge (1970)

A Christmas Carol (1938, 1951 and 1984)

-Joanna Harkins, Editor-in-Chief


About Joanna Harkins

co-founder and editor-at-large of inconnu


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