Movies, they say, help us relive experiences that may be historical, personal, or fictional. In this article, we will look at the top 10 best classic holiday movies ranked.
1. Home Alone
I don’t think anyone missed this classic Christmas movie. Home Alone (1990) is centered around a child named Kelvin who has to spend the whole of Christmas alone at home. It is a classic comedy movie that has sequels and can never be forgotten. The film featured Macaulay Culkin, Catherine O’Hara, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern, and was directed by Chris Columbus.
2. Black Christmas
Black Christmas (2019) is a scary horror movie with a twisted ending that adds to its awesomeness. Bob Clark directed the film, and you can bet that they put in a lot of work to make the movie as intelligent as possible. Well, it all paid off. The film features Olivia Hussey, Margot Kidder, Keir Dullea, John Saxon, and a few others.
3. Frosty the Snowman
Maybe you first heard the words “Frosty the Snowman” in your favorite Christmas songs, but the name was synonymous with one of the greatest holiday animated movies of the late 1960s. This classic holiday movie features Durante, Billy De Wolfe, June Foray, Jackie Vernon, and many others. Jules Bass and Arthur Rankin directed it.
4. Mickey’s Christmas Carol
When it comes from Walt Disney, you just know it comes out good. Furthermore, when it comes from Disney in the 80s, it’s even more appealing. This movie was directed by Burny Mattinson and featured Wayne Allwine, Alan Young, Will Ryan, and a few others. It’s a fantastic holiday movie to look out for.
5. Edward Scissorhands
Johnny Depp put all his creativity into making this movie as enjoyable as it is. However, we cannot overlook the incredible impact of Tim Burton, the director of this classic holiday movie. The film features Johnny Depp, Dianne Wiest, Winona Ryder, Anthony Michael Hall, and a host of other talented actors of the 90s.
6. Miracle on 34th Street
This is a very emotional movie that will keep you thinking about family and your loved ones. It was directed by George Seaton and featured Edmund Gwenn, Natalie Wood, John Payne, and Maureen O’Hara.
7. Holiday Inn
Directed by Mark Sandrich and featured Bing Crosby, Marjorie Reynolds, Virginia Dale, Fred Astaire, and a few others, the movie is an all-time classic.
8. Die Hard
Catch Bruce Willis at his young age in the late ‘80s in this action movie. This movie has had multiple sequels and imitators, but none has produced the same thrilling goodness that this one gave. The film featured Bruce Willis, Reginald VelJohnson, Bonnie Bedelia, Alan Rickman, and many other stars. John McTiernan directed it.
9. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
For those who only started seeing the Grinch in the movie that was released about a year or two ago, the Grinch character has been wreaking havoc for many years before that. In this ‘60s classic, Grinch Stole Christmas, the movie featured Boris Karloff, Thurl Ravenscroft, June Foray, Eugene Poddany, and a few others. Chuck Jones and Ben Washam directed it.
10. The Nightmare before Christmas
This claymation movie was a great one in the ‘90s, and even if you’re watching it for the first time today, you’ll still get a good dosage of the freight. It was directed by Tim Burton and Henry Selick and featured the voices of stars like Chris Sarandon, Glenn Shadix, Danny Elfman, Catherine O’Hara, and others.