List of made-for-television and direct-to-video Christmas films

Christmas films
List of theatrical Christmas films
TV and direct-to-video Christmas films
Christmas television specials (U.S.)

This is a list of Christmas films that were made for television, or for the direct-to-video or direct-to-DVD market.

Family/Adult Christmas films

Title Year Description
12 Dates of Christmas 2011 A woman finds herself caught in a Christmas time loop, and tries to figure out how to break the cycle.
12 Men of Christmas 2009 A high-powered New York publicist moves to Montana after losing her job and fiancee, and finds romance with a member of the local fire and rescue squad.
The Angel of Pennsylvania Avenue 1996 In 1932, three children travel to Washington in the hope of convincing President Hoover to release their wrongly-convicted father from jail in time for Christmas.
Annie Claus is Coming to Town 2011 Santa's daughter leaves the north pole and goes to Los Angeles for her pilgrimage.
Babes in Toyland 1986 A young girl travels to Toyland. Starring Drew Barrymore.
Bernard and the Genie 1991 Bernard is fired from his job and his girlfriend leaves him, both on Christmas Eve. The girlfriend takes all of his possessions with her, leaving behind only an old lamp. His Christmas suddenly becomes brighter when he rubs it.
The Best Christmas Ever 1990 A Wee Sing production where a family helps an elf by traveling to the North Pole.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever 1983 A church Christmas pageant touches the hearts of a family of juvenile delinquents.
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever 2010
Best Christmas Party Ever 2014
Booky and the Secret Santa 2007 A young girl tries to make a happy Christmas for herself and her family during the 1930s Great Depression.
Borrowed Hearts 1997 A wealthy manufacturer pays an impoverished single mother who works in his factory, and her daughter, to pretend to be his "family" at Christmastime, in order to impress a visiting old-fashioned tycoon interested in buying his company.
A Boyfriend for Christmas 2004 Santa plays matchmaker and sets up a young couple for Christmas.
Call Me Claus 2001 Santa Claus is preparing to retire, and grooms an American businesswoman (Whoopi Goldberg) to be his replacement.
The Case for Christmas 2011 Santa Claus is sued for ruining Christmas, and a widower lawyer takes the case defending him.
Catch a Christmas Star 2013 With the help of his two precious kids, a widower reconnects with his high school sweetheart, who just happens to be one of the biggest pop stars on the planet.
A Chance of Snow 1998 A divorced couple get snowed in at Christmastime.
Chasing Christmas 2005 In a world where the holidays are run by the efficient Bureau of Yuletide Affairs, a bitter and burned-out Ghost of Christmas Past decides to go AWOL while on a "mission" and leave his "target" stranded in 1965.
A Child's Christmases in Wales 2009 Comedic reminiscences of three 1980s Christmas, loosely adapted from the Dylan Thomas story.
A Child's Christmas in Wales 1987 Screen adaptation of the classic Dylan Thomas story.
Christmas Angel 2012 Christmas wishes made before a long-abandoned house that start coming true lead an elementary schoolgirl to discover a reclusive woman living inside.
Christmas at Cartwright's 2014 A single mom gets a holiday job as a department store Santa to help boost her finances, and then an angel enters her life and brings about some positive changes, including the spark of a new romance.
Christmas at Water's Edge 2004 An angel teams with a spoiled college coed to organize a Christmas concert at a community youth center.
The Christmas Blessing 2005
Christmas Bounty 2013 A bounty hunter turned schoolteacher tries to keep her former profession from her fiancé while dealing with her ex-boyfriend and a revenge-minded past bounty as Christmas approaches.
The Christmas Box 1995 Based on the bestselling book of the same name, a couple and their daughter move in with a widow and discover a box containing the answer to the first gift of Christmas.
Christmas Caper 2007 A Grinch-like thief retreats to her hometown for Christmas. Can the spirit of Christmas, combined with a stint babysitting her niece and nephew, rid her of her wicked ways?
The Christmas Card 2006 A soldier serving in Afghanistan receives a Christmas card from a Californian woman he has never met. He visits the town to find the inspiration behind the card.
Christmas Comes to Willow Creek 1987 Two truck-driving brothers attempt to transport a load of Christmas gifts from California to an economically strapped Alaska town.
The Christmas Consultant 2012 A stressed-out working couple hire a consultant to help them plan an elaborate Christmas party for the wife's boss and husband's relatives.
The Christmas Cottage 2008 Tells the story of the inspiration behind Thomas Kinkade's painting The Christmas Cottage, and how the artist was motivated to begin his career after discovering his mother was in danger of losing their family home.
Christmas Cupid 2007 Sloan is beautiful, stylish, and on the fast track to success at her public relations firm. After her client Caitlin dies and becomes her own personal ghost of Christmas past, present, and future; she finds out first hand that her unethical ways needs to change and reuniting with a past jilted lover may be the answer.
Christmas Do-Over 2006 In a remake of the plot from Groundhog Day, a man has to repeat Christmas Day over and over until he realizes how selfish he has become and has to change his ways.
Christmas Every Day 1996 In a juvenile reworking of Groundhog Day, a self-centered teenager is forced to relive the same Christmas over and over again after his sister wishes it were Christmas every day.
The Christmas Gift 1986 A widowed architect and his daughter visit a town where everyone believes in Santa Claus.
Christmas in Balsom Falls 2014
Christmas in Boston 2005 Two pen pals who have never met, decide to meet up at one of their home towns in Boston during the Christmas holiday. Only one problem though, they have both sent pictures of their better looking friends to each other.
Christmas in Canaan 2009 In rural Cannan, Texas a clash of classmates, one a tough farm boy, the other a bright bookish black boy evokes an unlikely friendship. Its amidst the magic of Christmas the boys learn about family, hope and love despite living in the shadow of racism. Followed by the sequel Christmas Comes Home to Canaan. Both starring Billy Ray Cyrus.
Christmas in Connecticut 1992 Remake of the 1945 theatrical film.
Christmas in the Smokies 2015
Christmas in Wonderland 2009 Two children find a bag full of counterfeit money and Santa too.
A Christmas Kiss 2011 A woman shares an impulsive elevator kiss with a handsome stranger, who turns out to be her boss's boyfriend. They start to care for each other as Christmas approaches.
A Christmas Kiss II 2014
Christmas Lilies of the Field 1979 Seasonal sequel to the theatrical film Lilies of the Field (1963) has its African-American protagonist returning to the chapel he had built in the Arizona desert for a group of German nuns.
The Christmas List 1997 A woman makes a list of things she wants for Christmas and learns the lesson, "Be careful what you wish for."
Magic Christmas 2011
Christmas Mail 2010 A Postal worker falls for a mysterious woman who answers letters to Santa.
A Christmas Memory 1966 Award-winning adaptation of Truman Capote's poignant, nostalgic reminiscence about his childhood best friend — a childlike elderly relative with whom he makes fruitcakes and other gifts, in Depression-era Alabama.
A Christmas Memory 1997 A story about a friendship between a boy, Buddy, and his older cousin, Sook, during Christmas time.
Christmas Miracle in Caufield, U.S.A. 1977 Coal miners are trapped in a mine following an explosion on Christmas Eve, 1951.
The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey 2007 A bereaved boy and his widowed mother commission a grumpy woodcarver to carve a nativity set and thus form a relationship that enables them all to put their sadness behind them and move on.
Christmas on Division Street 1991 A young boy befriends a homeless man, against the wishes of his mother.
The Christmas Ornament 2013 A widow plans to give Christmas festivities a miss, as they bring back too many memories of her late husband.
The Christmas Parade 2014
A Christmas Romance 1994 A bank vice president is forced to spend Christmas with a woman whose house he was about to repossess after a blizzard hits.
Christmas Rush 2002 Suspended Chicago cop battles hostage-taking shopping mall thieves on Christmas Eve.
The Christmas Secret
(aka Flight of the Reindeer)
2000 A scientist sets out to prove that reindeer can fly, and along the way discovers the true meaning of faith, family, and Christmas.
The Christmas Secret 2014 While her life is falling apart, single mom Christine finds a magical family heirloom that leads to love and good fortune during Christmas.
The Christmas Shoes 2002 Trio of interlocking stories, adopted from the hit song of the same name. Followed by sequels The Christmas Blessing and The Christmas Hope.
Christmas Snow 1986 A widowed mother struggles to prevent her candy shop from being put out of business by a hard-hearted businessman.
A Christmas Snow 2010 A woman must face the hurts of her past while trapped with two strangers in her house for Christmas.
Christmas Spirit 2011 A mystical Christmas Spirit visits a cynical boy whose mom is about to lose her job. The boy entrusts her to help his family find their holiday spirit and, along the way, learns how to revive the happiness within himself.
The Christmas Star 1986 Two kids befriend an escaped convict who they believe is Santa Claus.
A Christmas Story 2 2012 Now-teenaged Ralphie Parker schemes to acquire a car for Christmas in this sequel to the theatrical classic.
Christmas Story 2007 The touching story of how Santa Claus came to be Santa.
A Christmas Too Many 2007 A Hollywood legend invites her not so normal family home for the holidays.
A Christmas to Remember 1978 A Minnesota farmer and his wife take in their city-bred teenaged grandson for Christmas during the Great Depression.
Christmas Town 2008 A single mom visits her estranged father for Christmas, and is surprised to discover his hometown oddly resembles the North Pole.
The Christmas Tree 1996 An elderly nun, who's been growing an evergreen tree for decades, forms a bond with a gardener who wants to fell it and display it at New York's Rockefeller Center for the holidays.
A Christmas Tree Miracle 2013 An eccentric Christmas tree farmer takes in a distressed family for the holidays.
Christmas Under Wraps 2014 When a doctor doesn't get the position she wanted, she ends up moving to a remote Alaskan town. She unexpectedly ends up finding love, happiness and discovers that the small town is hiding a big holiday secret.
A Christmas Visitor 2002 A family decides not to celebrate Christmas for 11 years after their son dies, but when a stranger visits them for Christmas, they realize he is the miracle their family has been waiting for.
A Christmas Wedding 2006 Two people who meet on Christmas Day plan to marry on Christmas Day two years later.
The Christmas Wish 1998 A businessman tries to uncover a family secret for his grandmother after he returns to a small town to modernize his family's real-estate company.
A Christmas Wish 2012 A single mum prays for miracle when she and her children are left penniless and homeless just before Christmas.
Christmas with a Capital C 2010 Small Alaska town erupts into conflict over public Nativity scene.
Christmas with Holly 2012 Traumatized by her mother's death, a 6-year-old girl stops talking but is cared for by her three uncles. The story unfolds as all of them find the importance of family.
A Christmas Without Snow 1980 Church choir members try to balance personal issues with practice as the holiday approaches.
Comfort and Joy 2003 Single businesswoman wakes up married and a mother after a car accident.
Coming Home for Christmas 2013 After their parents separate, two estranged sisters who haven't been on speaking terms, reunite in hopes that having a family Christmas all together for the first time in years will bring their mom and dad close again. They plan to do it in their old family home... the only problem is someone else lives there now.
A Cookie Cutter Christmas 2014 Two schoolteachers take their rivalry to a new level, while they scramble to win a holiday baking contest.
Coopers' Christmas 2010 A family gets a video camera for Christmas and tapes how dysfunctional the family is.
Crazy for Christmas 2005 A female limousine driver takes an eccentric elderly rich man around town on Christmas Eve, and it turns out he's her long lost biological father, that she didn't know she had.
The Custom Mary 2013 A young Latina in East Los Angeles meets an African-American Lowrider, and struggles to reconcile her faith and blossoming love affair while becoming dangerously involved in a religious attempt to clone Jesus.
A Dad for Christmas 2006 When a young man discovers that his girlfriend intends to give their baby up for adoption, he brings the baby to his grandmother for the holidays.
Dear Santa 2011 A spoiled 24-year-old woman decides fate has spoken when she discovers a little girl's letter to Santa asking for a new wife for her widowed father for Christmas.
Dear Secret Santa 2013 Jennifer begins getting romantic Christmas cards from an unknown admirer.
Deck the Halls 2005 Widowed mother and her young son come to believe their new neighbor may be Santa Claus.
A Dennis the Menace Christmas 2007 Dennis tries to inject his grinchy neighbor Mr. Wilson with the holiday spirit, with the help of an Angel of Christmas Past Present and Future.
A Different Kind of Christmas 1996 A father who many years ago gave up his job to be Santa Claus for other people moves to the town where his grown-up daughter and grandson live and turns his house into a year-round wonderland. Unfortunately his daughter has never forgiven him for not being there for her while growing up and is now the city attorney who has been given the job of making sure her father's all-year Christmas World is shut down.
Eloise at Christmastime 2003 Six-year-old Eloise has various adventures at the Plaza Hotel prior to the holiday, in this adaptation of Kay Thompson's book.
Eve's Christmas 2004 A wealthy and successful career woman gets a second chance in life when a magical wish transports her back in time eight years to when she walked away from her fiance to lead a business life in New York.
A Fairly Odd Christmas 2012 A Christmas-themed live-action adaptation of Nickelodeon's animated series The Fairly OddParents.
A Fairytale Christmas 2013 With her California hometown in the rear-view mirror, Belle heads north on business to facilitate the estate sale of a mansion. While the job is a dream, the client isn't. But as the two spend more time together, his icy demeanor begins to melt. As they get closer, Belle's long-time suitor arrives, sending mixed signals and adding chaos to the holiday.
FalconCast Christmas Special 2014 Caillou Pettis and Nicholas Favel discover the Christmas spirit by buying gifts, and more.
The Family Holiday 2007 A conman must show the executor of his uncle's will that he has changed his lifestyle, in order to receive his uncle's fortune.
Farewell Mr. Kringle 2010
Feeders 2: Slay Bells 1998 Aliens invade Earth over the Christmas holidays, and it's up to Santa Claus and his elves to save the world. Sequel to the 1996 theatrical film Feeders.
Finding Christmas 2013
Finding John Christmas 2003 A woman and a photojournalist try to track down a mysterious Christmas hero with the help of an angel.
Finding Mrs. Claus 2012 Mrs. Claus goes to Las Vegas to help a single mother and her daughter, while Santa tries to find her and bring her home.
Fir Crazy 2013 A stingy store CEO tries to end Christmas tree lot tradition which is beside his store.
The Fourth Wise Man 1985 The story of Artaban, the fourth Magi, who spends his life looking for Jesus his King.
The Gathering 1977 A dying man attempts to reconcile with the family he had abandoned years earlier, by having them come to visit for Christmas.
The Gathering, Part II 1979 The Thornton clan reunites once more at Christmas, as the now-widowed mother is romanced by a businessman.
The Gift of Love 1978 An orphaned heiress in 1900s New York falls in love with a poor but honest immigrant in this moving adaptation of O. Henry's timeless Christmas story, "The Gift of the Magi." Marie Osmond, Timothy Bottoms, David Wayne, June Lockhart star.
The Gift of Love: A Christmas Story 1983 A woman reeling from business and marital failure is visited in a Christmastime dream by her deceased mother, who takes her on a journey back through her childhood.
Good Luck Charlie, It's Christmas! 2011 Based on the Disney Channel Original Series Good Luck Charlie, the film follows the Duncan family, who get separated at Palm Springs on their way to visit Grandma and Grandpa Blankenhooper for Christmas.
A Grandpa for Christmas 2007 During the Christmas season, an old-time film-star/singer/hoofer, who is estranged from his daughter and 9-year-old granddaughter, suddenly finds himself bonding with his granddaughter when her mom is hospitalized.
The Greatest Store in the World 1999 A family lose their home at Christmas and in desperation, stay in a department store over the Christmas period.
The Heart of Christmas 2011 The Lockes are devastated when they learn their young son Dax has cancer. But with courage, determination and faith, they give Dax one last Christmas, even if its in October.
Hank Zipzer and the Christmas Catastrophe 2016 It is Christmas and the Zipzer family are preparing for a new baby. Meanwhile, Mr Rock's Rudolph the Red Nose Rock 'n' Roll Reindeer, is soon turned into a one-woman Christmas Carol by Miss Adolf. Mr Joy hates Christmas and wants to cancel it altogether but Hank causes a Christmas catastrophe. His catastrophe causing leads to his friends being arrested, and a Christmas tree nearly gets plummeted into a crowd. But will everything go to plan before Hank's new baby brother is born?
Help for the Holidays 2012 Sara VanCamp is a busy mom with no Christmas spirit. Christine, an elf from Santa's village who wonders if there could be more to life than making toys in the North Pole, comes to the real world to help the VanCamp family rediscover Christmas spirit.
His and Her Christmas 2005 Rival newspaper columnists battle it out before finding romance.
Hitched for the Holidays 2012 An attractive pair agrees to be each other's supposed significant other throughout the holidays to keep their meddling families at bay.
A Hobo's Christmas 1987 A hobo decides to return home after being away for 25 years.
Hogfather 2006 It's Hogswatch on the Discworld and the Hogfather has gone missing, requiring Death to take his place while his granddaughter Susan endeavors to find out what has happened.
Holiday Affair 1996 Romance blooms between a widowed mother and a fired toy salesman. Remake of the 1949 film.
Holiday in Handcuffs 2007 A struggling artist working as waitress kidnaps one of her customers to bring home and meet her parents at Christmas.
A Holiday Romance 1999 A hard school administrator comes to town to close down the school and falls for the charming school music teacher.
Holiday Switch 2007 Just before Christmas, a woman gets the chance to see what her life might have been like if she'd married her now-wealthy former boyfriend.
A Holiday to Remember 1995 Carolyn is leaving the big city with her daughter Jordi for her childhood village, deep in the forest.
Home Alone 4 2002 A made-for-TV sequel to theatrical original.
Home Alone: The Holiday Heist 2012 Another made-for-TV sequel.
Home & Alone for Christmas
(aka 3 Day Test)
2012 The father of a dysfunctional family locks them all in the house over the Christmas holidays.
The Homecoming: A Christmas Story 1971 On Christmas Eve in 1933, the Walton family of rural Virginia awaits the return of the father, who went to look for work in a distant city. This film led to the series The Waltons.
Home for Christmas 1990 A thief befriends a young boy at Christmas.
Home for the Holidays 1972 Four sisters return home to visit their father for Christmas, only to discover that someone is trying to kill him.
A Home for the Holidays 2005 A woman struggles to adopt her orphaned relatives.
Home for the Holidays 2008
The House Without a Christmas Tree 1972 A widower, still grieving from his wife's death, refuses to allow a Christmas tree in the home, to the dismay of his young daughter.
Ice Sculpture Christmas 2015 Daughter of Club employee who decorates the club for Christmas gets job as a dishwasher and through the unknown signing up for an ice sculpture contest by a big-wig's son both have to compete against the daughter's boss.
If You Believe 1999 A Scrooge-like book editor is visited by her inner child, who tries to help rekindle her sense of joy during the holidays.
I'll Be Home for Christmas 1988 A Massachusetts family holds down the World War II home front during Christmas of 1944.
In the Nick of Time 1991 An aging Santa Claus struggles to prepare his cynical would-be successor to take over the job in time for Christmas.
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus 2002 When a young boy catches his mom kissing Santa, he decides to be as naughty as he can until he drives Santa back to the North Pole.
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear 1984 After suffering a fatal heart attack, a man (Mickey Rooney) is granted a brief return to life so that he can show his California-bred grandson (Scott Grimes) his first white Christmas in New York.
It Happened One Christmas 1977 A young businesswoman, despondent over the circumstances of her life, contemplates suicide, but is shown the value of her life by a guardian angel, in this feminist remake of It's a Wonderful Life starring the then recently liberated Marlo Thomas.
It Nearly Wasn't Christmas 1989 A disillusioned Santa Claus (Charles Durning) quits Christmas. Through the selflessness of a little girl looking to reunite her parents for Christmas (and the help of his bumbling chief elf, Philpot (Bruce Vilanch)), Santa and the child travel across America and Santa discovers that people really do need him and care about other people.
Journey to the Christmas Star 2012 Once upon a time a little girl went out to find the Christmas star.
The Kid Who Loved Christmas 1990 A couple are planning to adopt a son when the wife is killed in a car accident and the husband is deemed unfit to raise a child alone.
Kristin's Christmas Past 2013 Given the opportunity to visit her estranged family on Christmas Eve 1996, Kristin Cartwright hopes to change her past in order to improve her current life in 2013.
Let It Snow 2013 An executive examines her company's new property and prepares a presentation to transform the rustic lodge into a new hot spot.
Like Father, Like Santa 1998 A ruthless toy tycoon who is also secretly the son of Santa Claus travels to the North Pole to put an end to an attempted coup.
Lucky Christmas 2011 An unlucky single-mother discovers her winning lottery ticket is in the glove compartment of her recently stolen car. She hopes her luck will change when she meets a new man in the run up to Christmas, but is he all he seems?
Mandie and the Forgotten Christmas 2011 A girl stumbles upon the mystery of a long forgotten Christmas while visiting her school's forbidden attic.
The Man in the Santa Claus Suit 1979 The lives of three different men are transformed by a magical Santa Claus costume rented to them by a mysterious shopkeeper.
The Man Who Saved Christmas 2002 Fact-based drama of toy inventor A.C. Gilbert, a pacifist toymaker who is forced by the U.S. government to turn his factory into a munitions plant during World War I, and is asked to convince consumers to buy bonds instead of toys.
Mary Christmas 2002 Widower's young daughter asks Santa for a new mother.
Meet the Santas 2005 Sequel to Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus.
Miracle on 34th Street 1973 Remake of the classic tale.
Mistletoe Over Manhatten 2011 After sensing her husband is losing his Christmas spirit, Mrs. Claus travels to a place where she knows the spirit of Christmas still exists: New York City.
A Mom for Christmas 1990 A young girl desires to have a mother in her life gets her wish at the department store.
The Monster's Christmas 1981 A young girl helps the monsters from her storybook defeat an evil witch that has stolen their voices because they sang better at Christmas carols than she did.
Moonlight and Mistletoe 2007 A man runs a year-round Santa Town.
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year 2008 A Retired policeman attempts to kindle romance between his daughter and a visiting chef.
A Mouse, A Mystery and Me 1987 A world-class mystery-writing mouse spends Christmas Eve with his sleuthing partner tracking down a missing Santa.
Mr. Krueger's Christmas 1980 A widowed apartment janitor daydreams to escape his lonely life.
Mrs. Miracle 2009 A widower gets a babysitter for his twin sons in the form of a woman called Mrs. Miracle, who quickly becomes an irreplaceable nanny, chef, friend... and matchmaker!
Mrs Miracle 2: Miracle in Manhattan aka Call Me Mrs. Miracle 2010 Sequel to Mrs. Miracle.
Mrs. Santa Claus 1996 Santa's wife ends up in New York in the early 1900s near Christmastime.
Mr. St. Nick 2002 An aging Santa Claus is ready to retire but first he must convince his son to take over his job.
Must Be Santa 1999 Santa must pass his powers on to his chosen successor, but mistakenly passes them on to an ex con.
My Santa 2013[1] The son of Santa Claus woos a single mom while masquerading as an ordinary man and working as a mall Santa.
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure 2003 Cousin Eddie and his family get stranded on what they think is a deserted island for Christmas in this sequel to the 1989 theatrical film. Aired on NBC.
The National Tree 2009 A teenager has his Sitka Spruce tree chosen to be planted outside the White House as the new national Christmas Tree. He and his father end up driving the Tree throughout the country and the tree become a national icon.
The Nativity 1978 Biblical account of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Naughty or Nice 2004 A Chicago sports radio shock jock is changed by a Christmas season encounter with a 15-year-old fan who is dying of cancer who forces him to be nice for a day.
Naughty or Nice 2012 A woman finds herself in the possession of Santa's "Naughty or Nice book" and uses it for her own advantage.
The Night Before the Night Before Christmas 2010 A Hallmark Channel Original Movie about Angela and Wayne Fox who are workaholic parents.
The Night They Saved Christmas 1984 An oil company dynamites in the North Pole in search of an oil field, unaware that they are endangering Santa Claus.
Northpole 2014 A young boy and his new friend Clementine try to bring back the happiness of Christmas before its too late.
November Christmas 2010 A father tries to provide an early Christmas for his seriously-ill young daughter.
Once Upon a Christmas 2000 Santa's daughter tries to change a family so they are no longer on the Naughty list, or else Santa will cancel Christmas.
On the 2nd Day of Christmas 1997
One Christmas 1994 A young man is sent to visit his estranged father for Christmas in 1930 in New Orleans.
One Special Night 1999 Strangers get struck in a cottage during a snowstorm and realize they are drawn together. Starring Julie Andrews and James Garner.
One Starry Christmas 2014
On the 2nd Day of Christmas 1997 Con-woman Trish and her niece/ward Patsy are caught trying to steal from a department store right before Christmas. With the holidays so near, Bert, a store employee, agrees to be responsible for the pair so that Patsy need not spend the holidays in social services.
Pete's Christmas 2013 A 14-year-old middle child discovers that his family's awful Christmas keeps repeating itself, Groundhog Day style.
Picking Up & Dropping Off 2003 A divorced father and a divorced mother start to meet at Denver International Airport when picking up and sending off their children to ex-spouses for holidays.
A Princess for Christmas 2011 At the invitation of an estranged relative, a young woman travels with her niece and nephew to a castle in Europe for Christmas where she unwittingly falls for a dashing prince.
Recipe for a Perfect Christmas 2005 A struggling chef agrees to date a food critic's mother.
Rich Little's Christmas Carol 1979 Comedian Rich Little plays all of the characters, using his unique skills as an impressionist to apparently fill the cast with some of Hollywood's best-known stars.
Richie Rich's Christmas Wish 1998 After getting blamed for spoiling Christmas Richie Rich, the richest kid in the world, wishes he'd never been born.
Road to Christmas 2006 A high powered fashion photographer finds herself stranded in middle America on her way to her wedding in Aspen, Colorado. She gets a lift from a widower and his daughter, setting off a change of events that will change their lives forever.
Roots: The Gift 1988 Kunta Kinte and Fiddler, from Roots, accompany their owner to another plantation at Christmas time and they learn that the son of the owner helps slaves escape.
A Royal Christmas 2014 Prince Leopold, heir to the throne of Cordinia, wishes to marry his young love Emily Taylor, a humble seamstress from Philadelphia. But Leopold's mother, Queen Isadora has other plans for her son.
Samantha: An American Girl Holiday 2004 A wealthy girl visits an orphanage during the holiday season, and tries to house them.
Santa Baby 2006 Mary Class (Jenny McCarthy) is a highly successful business executive - who just happens to be the daughter of Santa Claus. But when her father falls ill, Mary returns to the North Pole and the life she left behind to take over for her dad and implement her innovative ideas for running Christmas.
Santa Baby 2: Christmas Maybe 2009 Santa needs his daughter, Mary Class' help again.
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians 1964 The Martians kidnap Santa because there is nobody on Mars to give their children presents.[2]
Santa, Jr. 2002 Santa's son, mistaken for the "Christmas Bandit", is held under house arrest two days before Christmas.
The Santa Suit 2010 A greedy toy CEO, who refuses to give his staff Christmas bonuses, is magically transformed to look like Kris Krandall (a department store Santa).
Santa Who? 2000 Santa Claus suffers an attack of amnesia after falling out of his sleigh. Only the innocence of a small child can save Christmas for thousands of people around the world.
A Season for Miracles 1999 A homeless woman and her niece and nephew attempt to outrun the authorities during the holiday season.
Silent Night 2002 Fact-based World War II story set on Christmas Eve, 1944, finds a German mother and her son seeking refuge in a cabin on the war front.
Silent Night, Deadly Night 3: Better Watch Out! 1989 Horror sequel.
Silent Night, Deadly Night 4: Initiation 1990 Horror sequel.
Silent Night, Deadly Night 5: The Toy Maker 1991 Horror sequel.
Silent Night, Lonely Night 1969 Two strangers, both unhappily married to other people, find themselves drawn into a romantic interlude over the holidays.
Single Santa Seeks Mrs. Claus 2004 A high-flying career woman and single mother with no time for love or Christmas is unexpectedly wooed by Santa's son and heir, Nick who must find a wife before Christmas because his father wants to retire.
A Smoky Mountain Christmas 1986 A singer retreats to an isolated mountain cabin for a quiet holiday, but finds seven orphaned children there.
Snow 2004 With only three days before Christmas, Nick Snowden, heir to a certain Arctic toy business, must work hard to save Christmas after someone steals Buddy the reindeer and takes him to a California zoo.
Snow 2: Brain Freeze 2008 Sequel to 2004's Snow.
Snow Bride 2013 Greta Kaine is always in search of juicy gossip as an LA tabloid reporter. When word gets out that the late senator's sons might be proposing marriage.
Snowglobe 2007 A young woman discovers a Christmas-themed dream world inside a magical snow globe.
Snow Wonder 2005 Adapted from the short story "Just Like the Ones We Used to Know" by Connie Willis.
The Sons of Mistletoe 2001 A cold businesswoman threatens to close a boys foster home during the holidays, when she returns to her home town to settle her late father's estate.
Special Delivery 2000 A bumbling courier at a private adoption agency botches the delivery of a baby to its new parents in time for Christmas, when he misplaces their baby en route.
A Star for Christmas 2012
Stealing Christmas 2003 A criminal hides in a small town and takes a job as a Santa.
Stubby Pringle's Christmas 1978 A Hallmark Hall of Fame presentation about a young cowboy (Beau Bridges) who discovers that the joy of Christmas is in the giving, rather than the receiving.
Sunshine Christmas 1977 A widowed Vancouver musician and his adopted daughter go to Texas to spend Christmas with his parents.
Three Days 2001 An angel offers a literary agent, whose wife of ten years died just before Christmas, a chance to relive the last three days of his wife's life.
The Three Kings 1987 Three mental-hospital patients escape from a Christmas pageant and go search for baby Jesus while in costume as the Magi.
Three Wise Guys 2005 Three gangsters are hired as hitmen during the Christmas season.
To Grandmother's House We Go 1992 Twin sisters believe their mother would be better off with a break from them for Christmas so they decide to go visit their grandmother, and their adventures along the way.
A Town Without Christmas 2001 A child of divorcing parents writes a suicidal letter to Santa, prompting a community search. Followed by Finding John Christmas and When Angels Come to Town.
Trading Christmas 2013 A widowed Washington mother and a Boston novelist decide to swap houses for Christmas.
The Tree That Saved Christmas 2014 A woman travels to her Vermont hometown to save her family's Christmas tree farm from foreclosure.
The True Meaning of Christmas Specials 2002 Broadcast on CBC and hosted by Dave Foley, this parody of Christmas specials and many classic Christmas stories follows David and friends as he seeks to learn the meaning of Christmas Specials, beyond selling knickknacks for $49.99.
'Twas the Night 2001 A mischievous 14-year-old boy and his irresponsible uncle almost ruin Christmas when they decide to take Santa's new high-tech sleigh for a joyride.
The Twelve Days of Christmas Eve 2004 A dying man has 12 days (12 chances) to achieve the "perfect" Christmas.
Twelve Trees of Christmas 2013
Twice Upon a Christmas 2001 Santa's daughter has lost her memory, and her new family is determined to help her get it back.
The Ultimate Christmas Present 2000 A girl steals a weather machine from Santa Claus to make it snow on Christmas Day, but the machine breaks, and causes an out-of-control snowstorm.
Undercover Christmas 2003 An FBI agent visits his parents for the holidays, with the waitress he's protecting posing as his girlfriend.
Unlikely Angel 1996 A singer must work with St Peter to earn her wings at Christmas by re-uniting a family.
Vendetta: A Christmas Story 1997 1980s cop show spoof has two agents taking on Santa Claus.
A Very Brady Christmas 1988 The entire Brady family manages to overcome personal obstacles to spend a happy holiday together. Follow up to The Brady Bunch and The Brady Brides.
A Very Merry Mix-Up 2013
When Angels Come to Town 2004 Max the Angel finds himself helping two different families as Christmas approaches.
Will You Merry Me? 2008 A Lifetime film, in which a newly engaged couple, one Christian and the other Jewish, must survive their families meeting for the first time during Christmas.
Window Wonderland 2013 A department store window decorator leans there is a vacancy for her dream job in the run-up to Christmas, only to find a professional rival has his eye on it too.
Wishin' and Hopin' 2014 Coming of age Lifetime comedy set in 1964 - Felix Funicello and his fifth-grade class at St. Aloyius Gonzaga Parochial School have a momentous fall semester after a substitute teacher and a new student from Russia arrive. Competition ensues for key roles in the school's Christmas pageant.

A Christmas Carol Adaptations

Title Year Description
An American Christmas Carol 1979 In this adaptation of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, the "Scrooge" figure is a miserly businessman in Depression-era New England.
A Carol Christmas 2003 In a modern comic retelling of A Christmas Carol, Carol Cartman says "Bah, humbug" to the clichés of her fellow talk-show host, Dr. Bob, and especially to a live Christmas Eve show her producer has planned.
Carol for Another Christmas 1964 This modernization of A Christmas Carol was produced to promote American support for the United Nations.
A Christmas Carol 1984 Starring George C. Scott as Ebenezer Scrooge, an old miser who makes excuses for his uncaring nature learns real compassion when three ghosts visit him on Christmas Eve.
A Christmas Carol 1999 A Hallmark Channel adaptation of the famous story. Starring Patrick Stewart as Ebenezer Scrooge and Richard E. Grant as Bob Cratchit.
A Christmas Carol 2004 Kelsey Grammer is Scrooge in this musical adaptation of the Dickens classic.
Christmas Present 1985 A Scrooge-like banker is assigned to deliver a Christmas turkey to a destitute family in a London council estate, but loses the address and finds himself confronted by one hardship case after another.
A Diva's Christmas Carol 2000 A TV movie that premiered on VH1, now on Lifetime, portraying Vanessa Williams in the Scrooge role as "Ebony" Scrooge, one third of a late-1980s pop trio called "Desire" and now an egotistical, arrogant, grouchy solo diva.
Ebbie 1995 Made by Lifetime Television, this retelling of Dickens' A Christmas Carol features Susan Lucci in the title role of Elizabeth Scrooge, a hard-driven department store owner with no compassion and no time for Christmas joy until she receives a visit from three Christmas spirits. This is Dickens turned on its ear as all the major roles in this classic tale have been converted to female characters.
Ebenezer 1998 Western adaptation of A Christmas Carol has Scrooge (Jack Palance) as a corrupt land baron in the Old West.
It's Christmas, Carol! 2012 A workaholic businesswoman is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future in a modern update of A Christmas Carol.
John Grin's Christmas Carol 1986 A miserly African-American businessman is shown the spirit of Christmas by three ghosts in this update of A Christmas Carol.
Karroll's Christmas 2004 A modern "Christmas Carol" adaptation in which the ghosts of Christmas past, present, and future mistakenly visit the neighbor of the man they were supposed to teach to love Christmas.
Ms. Scrooge 1997 A different twist on Charles Dickens classic starring Cicely Tyson.

Christmas movies featuring animals

Title Year Description
The 12 Dogs of Christmas 2005 A girl uses dogs to teach people about the true meaning of Christmas during the Depression.
The 12 Dogs of Christmas 2: Great Puppy Rescue 2012 The dogs of Doverville are in trouble again ... but Emma is back to save them after mean-spirited mogul Finneas plots to shut down the local puppy orphanage, unless Emma can come up with the money to save it. With the help of some friends, she races against time to put together a musical holiday event that just might save the day.
Beethoven's Christmas Adventure 2011 A Christmas elf accidentally takes off in Santa's sleigh, crash lands in a small town, and loses the magic toy bag. Beethoven must rescue the elf, recover the bag from greedy crooks, and return the sleigh to Santa in time to save Christmas.
Benji's Very Own Christmas Story 1978 Popular screen pooch meets Kris Kringle while preparing for a Christmas parade in Switzerland.
Bone Alone 2013 Spoof of Home Alone, with dogs instead of a kid. Also known by the title "Alone for Christmas".
The Christmas Shepherd 2014
Christmas with Tucker 2013 A 13-year-old boy coping with his father's death bonds with a dog on his grandparents' farm.
A Dog for Christmas 2015
A Doggone Christmas 2016
A Dog Named Christmas 2009
A Dog's Christmas Miracle 2011 A mischievous but lovable puppy, named Cinnamon, is determined to break-up her devoted “mummy’s” new relationship.
The Dog Who Saved Christmas 2009
The Dog Who Saved Christmas Vacation 2010
A Golden Christmas 2009 A Christmas romance film, in which a golden retriever helps to re-unite old friends.
Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever 2014 The Internet sensation Grumpy Cat comes to life in her very first movie.
J.T. 1969 A troubled inner-city youngster adopts a stray cat for Christmas, and must hide it from his financially strapped mother.
Last Chance for Christmas 2015 When one of Santa's reindeer suffers a hoof injury, his stable hand tries to convince a little girl to let him use her reindeer as a substitute.
The Nine Lives of Christmas 2014 After a stray cat adopts Zachary, he meets Marilee and realizes the single life is not as fulfilling as he thought it was.
Prancer Returns 2001 In this sequel to the 1989 theatrical film Prancer, a young boy finds a young reindeer, and cares for it during the Christmas season.
Santa Buddies 2009 Puppy Paws, the only son of Santa Paws, does not want to follow in his father's footsteps. He then hi-tails it to Fernfield, Washington to be a normal puppy, just like Budderball (who is on Santa's naughty list for eating the Thanksgiving Turkey). Meanwhile, the icicle that holds the magic of Christmas is melting away due to children's and puppies' belief in Santa and Santa Paws dying. It is up to Puppy Paws and the Buddies to rediscover their belief in Christmas and save the holiday.
The Search for Santa Paws 2010 Sequel to Santa Buddies in which Santa loses memory in New York and it's up to his new friend Paws to save him.
The Winter Stallion 1992 A man returns to Wales and tries to save his late father's farm from developers by entering a prize stallion in a Christmas race.

Childrens Christmas Movies


Title Year Description
Annabelle's Wish 1997 A young mute boy is given a calf who aspires to become one of Santa's flying reindeer.
An All Dogs Christmas Carol 1998 An animated adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol.
Arthur's Perfect Christmas 2000 Animated special, based on the popular television and book franchise. Arthur and his friends hope to celebrate a perfect Christmas and other seasonal holidays, but discover that sometimes even if Christmas or their holiday of choice doesn't work out in the perfect manner they had planned, they can still have a wonderful holiday.
Babes in Toyland 1997 An animated adaptation of the Herbert operetta.
Bah, Humduck! A Looney Tunes Christmas 2006 This animated parody of A Christmas Carol casts Daffy Duck in the Scrooge-like role, with all of the other Looney Tunes characters offering support.
Barbie: A Perfect Christmas 2011 Barbie tries to get to another country with her sisters for Christmas but get snowed in another town where they have to spend Christmas at a hotel.
Barbie in a Christmas Carol 2008 An adaptation of A Christmas Carol starring Barbie and friends.
The Bears Who Saved Christmas 1994 A family gets stranded in a cabin on Christmas Eve, and two teddy bears - Christopher and Holly - venture into the woods to find a Christmas tree and save Christmas.
The Bear Who Slept Through Christmas 1973 Theodore Edward Bear (Ted E. Bear for short) is curious about Christmas, and decides to go searching for it while the other bears hibernate for winter.
Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas 1997 When the Beast forbids the celebration of Christmas, Belle and friends show him the true meaning of the holiday in this holiday-themed sequel to the animated Disney theatrical film.
The Berenstain Bears' Christmas Tree 1979 Papa Bear and the cubs search the woods for the most perfect Christmas tree, but run afoul of the woodland animals who live in the trees they aim to cut down. Adapted from the book series.
Bugs Bunny's Christmas Carol 1979 An animated adaptation of Dickens' classic featuring the Looney Tunes characters, with the role of Scrooge going to Yosemite Sam.
Buster & Chauncey's Silent Night 1998 An animated story about the creation of the song "Silent Night".
Care Bears Nutcracker Suite 1988 The Care Bears and their Cousins must help a Nutcracker save Toyland from an evil Vizier and his rat minions.
Casper's Haunted Christmas 2000 Casper the Friendly Ghost must scare someone before Christmas Day or be banished from the mortal realm.
A Charlie Brown Christmas 1965 A 28-minute animated special in which Charlie Brown searches for the true meaning of Christmas, by directing a Christmas play while shunning the hyper-commercialization of the holiday.
A Child's Christmas in Wales 2008 Based on the Dylan Thomas poem. Directed by Dave Unwin and narrated by Matthew Rhys. It has Welsh and English language versions, although I assume both have the same video but different audio. Also has a couple live action sections. It is said to be broadcast on S4C under the title Nadolig Plentyn Yng Nghymru. It is a co-production between independent producers Brave New World and Cwmni Da. Alternate title is Nadolig I Blentyn Yng Nghymru.
A Chipmunk Christmas 1981 A sick boy makes Alvin realize the true meaning of Christmas.
Christmas Is Here Again 2007 A disabled orphan girl sets out to find Santa's stolen toy sack.
Christmas Sing-Along Songs! 2010 Compilation of VeggieTales Christmas songs.
The Christmas Tree 1991 Orphan children under the care of their cruel caretaker take comfort in a special pine tree.
The City That Forgot About Christmas 1974 An old carpenter arrives in a city that has totally forgot or not learned of Christmas, but shows love to the people who start asking questions about his love for them and the wooden figures he's creating to build a nativity set for the town's square, against the wishes of the mayor.
A Cosmic Christmas 1977 Three aliens visit Earth to learn about the true meaning of Christmas.
Cricket on the Hearth 1967 Rankin and Bass present the story based on Charles Dicken's other famous Christmas tale, of the lucky cricket and the family he lives with, and the way life's ups and downs can have an affect on everyone.
The Fat Albert Christmas Special 1977 Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids try to save their clubhouse from destruction by a Scrooge-like junkyard owner and help a homeless family expecting the birth of a child.
Father Christmas 1991 The story of what Father Christmas does the 'other' 364 days a year.
Frosty Returns 1992 Animated special. A Summer Wheeze aerosol spray threatens Frosty.
Frosty the Snowman 1969 Animated special, adapted from the famous song. A magic hat brings a snowman to life.
A Garfield Christmas 1987 Animated special. Garfield, Jon, and Odie go to Jon's grandmother's house for Christmas, where Garfield finds a present for Grandma.
Gift of the Night Fury 2011 The Vikings are prepared to celebrate their annual holiday when all of the sudden all the dragons disappear, now Hiccup must figure out why while also trying to make a gift for Toothless.
Holly Hobbie and Friends: Christmas Wishes 2006 Animated special. Holly Hobbie and her friends help a widow and her twin boys to celebrate the Christmas holidays.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas! 1966 Animated musical. A mean and stingy green creature wants to ruin Christmas.
How the Toys Saved Christmas 1996 The story follows some toys as they struggle to avoid the heartless Mr. Grimm, that plans to auction off the toys to the highest bidder, and to find their true homes.
Kung Fu Panda Holiday 2010 Po is put in charge of hosting an holiday feast for other Kung Fu Masters, but wants to try to spend the holiday with his dad.
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus 2000 A human orphan raised by the Faire Folke becomes the benefactor of all human children.
Little Brother, Big Trouble: A Christmas Adventure 2012 A sequel to Niko and the Way to the Stars.
The Little Brown Burro 1978 A sad little burro who feels that no one wants him and he doesn't belong anywhere finds out differently when he is bought by Joseph to transport Mary to Jerusalem for the firth of Jesus.
Mickey's Magical Christmas: Snowed in at the House of Mouse 2001 A snowstorm leaves everyone stranded and Donald has no Christmas spirit so Minnie comes up with the idea to show old Christmas cartoons.
Mickey's Once Upon a Christmas 1999 In this three segment film, Huey, Dewey and Louie open their gifts early, Goofy tries to prove to Max that Santa exists, and Mickey and Minnie attempt to get gifts for each other after Mickey loses his job.
Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol 1962 An animated and musical adaptation of Charles Dickens' famous book, A Christmas Carol, with Mr. Magoo as Scrooge.
Niko & The Way to the Stars (known as The Flight Before Christmas in North America) 2008 A young reindeer must overcome his fear of flying.
Nilus the Sandman: The Boy Who Dreamed Christmas 1991 While dreaming, a boy is taken by the Sandman to the North Pole to visit Santa Claus, but once there he discovers that children's increasing demand for more toys has forced Santa out of work, and Santa's duties are now performed by a robotic clown and his industrialized high-tech factory.
Noel: A Christmas for All Generations 1992 An ornament with a "happiness" that rubs off on the families he lives with.
Olive, the Other Reindeer 1999 A dog called Olive wants to be a reindeer at Christmas time.
Red Boots for Christmas 1995 A bitter shoemaker gets a visit from an angel shortly before Christmas.
Shrek the Halls 2007 Animated special. An ogre prepares to celebrate Christmas with family.
The Snowman 1982 The tale of a boy who builds a snowman one winter's day. One night, at the stroke of twelve, the snowman comes to life and takes him on a magical adventure to the North Pole.
Spot's Magical Christmas 1995 Spot the dog's magical Christmas adventure.
The Teddy Bears' Christmas 1992 Sequel to The Teddy Bears' Picnic. Simon's sister Sally wants her own Teddy Bear for Christmas.
Toot and Puddle: I'll Be Home for Christmas 2006 Animated special. Toot and Puddle are two pigs that live together in Pocket Hollow. While Toot travels to Scotland to celebrate his grandmother's centennial birthday, Puddle stays home and gets things ready for Christmas with the help of their young cousin Opal. Toot wants to get home in time for Christmas, but a fierce snowstorm threatens to derail his plans.
Twas the Night Before Christmas 1974 A mouse and a clockmaker try to appease a disgruntled Santa after he has received an insulting letter.
VeggieTales: It's a Meaningful Life 2010 Stewart Green (Larry the Cucumber) hops aboard the What-If Express to find out what his life would've been like had he made a game-winning catch in college.
VeggieTales: Saint Nicholas: A Story of Joyful Giving 2009 Bob and Larry tell the true story of Saint Nicholas to a group of children on Christmas Eve.
Veggie Tales: The Little Drummer Boy 2011 The Little Drummer Boy (Junior Asparagus) is a lonely child who finds the true meaning of Christmas when he stumbles upon the birth of Jesus. A story of hope, love and forgiveness. Based on the 1968 special of the same name.
VeggieTales: The Star of Christmas 2002 Playwrights Cavis Appythart (Bob the Tomato) and Millward Phelps (Larry the Cucumber) attempt to teach London to love through a musical spectacular but are threatened when they learn that a nearby church will be re-unveiling a priceless artifact during its Christmas pageant on Christmas Eve, Cavis and Millward's opening night.
VeggieTales: The Toy That Saved Christmas 1996 A sentient toy created to tell children that "Christmas is when you get stuff" escapes from the factory he was made in and embarks on a journey to discover the holiday's true significance.
A Very Merry Cricket 1973 We find Harry Cat, Tucker Mouse feeling down about all the commercial selling in the Big City of New York. People have forgotten the meaning of the Holiday, so off they go to Sunnyslope, Connecticut in search of Chester the musical cricket.
Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too 1991 Winnie the Pooh and Christmas Too is a Christmas television special based on the Disney television series The New Adventures of Winnie the Pooh, originally broadcast on Saturday December 14, 1991, on ABC.
The Wish that Changed Christmas 1991 Based on a 1958 children's book named The Story of Holly and Ivy — A story about an orphan girl named Ivy who gets off a train at the wrong stop and ends up finding a family who adopts her and her Christmas doll, Holly.
Yes, Virginia 2009 CGI animated version of Yes Virginia, aired on CBS and produced in association with Macy's and Make-A-Wish Foundation.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus 1974 An animated account of young Virginia.
Ziggy's Gift 1982 Ziggy and his faithful dog Fuzz take a job as a street Santa to raise money for the poor.

Stop motion

Title Year Description
Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas 2014 A stop motion retelling of the 2003 film Elf.
The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow 1975 Stop Motion special.
Jack Frost 1979 Stop Motion A Groundhog named Pete tells the story of how Jack Frost wanted to become human so he can fall in love.
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus 1985 Stop Motion Rankin/Bass Special.

The Great Ak calls a council of the Immortals to ask that Santa Claus be given immortality. And to justify it, he tells the history of Santa Claus.

The Little Drummer Boy 1968 Stop Motion special. An orphan drummer boy who hates humanity finds his life changed forever when he meets three wise men en route to Bethlehem.
A Miser Brothers' Christmas 2008 Stop Motion sequel to The Year Without a Santa Claus. After Santa is injured, Heat Miser and Snow Miser must put aside their differences and work together to save Christmas.
Nestor, The Long-Eared Christmas Donkey 1977 Stop Motion special.
Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July 1979 Rudolph tries to help Frosty and his family celebrate the Fourth of July and must also thwart the plans of an evil Warlock.
Rudolph's Shiny New Year 1976 Rudolph helps Father Time find Baby New Year so that the New Year can start.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer 1964 Stop-motion adaptation of the popular song. Rudolph, and Hermey the Misfit Elf, overcome rejection for their differences and help Santa Claus make his Christmas Eve trip.
Santa Claus is Comin' to Town 1970 Stop Motion A mail man tells the story of how a young orphan Claus is adopted by elves and tries to bring toys to sad children in a town where toys are banned.
Will Vinton's A Claymation Christmas Celebration 1987 A stop motion claymation featuring the California Raisins and many Christmas songs.
The Year Without a Santa Claus 1974 (Stop Motion) Santa decides to take a holiday one year. So, Mrs. Claus corrals Heat Miser and Snow Miser, along with children of the world, to show Santa that people still believe in him.


Title Year Description
The Christmas Toy 1986 Jim Henson tale of toys who come to life on Christmas Eve.
A Classic Christmas From The Ed Sullivan Show 1993 This VHS compilation includes a Muppet segment with Santa Claus' reindeer from 1968.
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas 1977 Jim Henson's telling of the true meaning of Christmas based around a struggling mother and son who each sacrifice an item of great importance in order to give the other the perfect gift for Christmas.

The Muppets

Title Year Description
It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie 2002 Kermit is shown what life would be like for the rest of the Muppets without him, in this spoof of It's a Wonderful Life.
John Denver and the Muppets: A Christmas Together 1979 The Muppets join the singer for Christmas songs and sketches.
A Muppet Christmas: Letters to Santa 2008 After mistakenly intercepting three letters sent by children to Santa Claus, the Muppets must head for the North Pole to get them delivered before Christmas.
A Muppet Family Christmas 1987 Kermit and his friends spend Christmas staging a surprise visit to Fozzie Bear's mother's farm. Muppets from both the Muppet Show and Sesame Street are featured, as are Fraggles. Includes a rare cameo appearance by Jim Henson himself.

Sesame Street / Elmo's World

Title Year Description
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street 1978
Elmo Saves Christmas 1996
Elmo's Christmas Countdown 2007
Elmo's World: Happy Holidays 2002
A Sesame Street Christmas Carol 2006
A Special Sesame Street Christmas 1978

See also


  1. Pennington, Gail (September 18, 2014). "Snowed under: Christmas comes early, often on TV". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved December 2, 2013.
  2. "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)". IMDb. 14 November 1964. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
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