Christmas is here guys. All have their own plans to celebrate Christmas. Some like to go somewhere to celebrate Christmas whereas some prefer to stay at home with family and have some party at home with friends and family and watch best Christmas movies. So for all those people who prefer to watch Christmas movies, here is the list of top ten best Christmas movies of Hollywood ever.
1. It’s A Wonderful Life: – Frank Capra’s It’s A Wonderful Life was released in 1946and now celebrating its 64th anniversary, the movie is still supreme. Its one of the top classic Christmas movies. The story of this movie is based on short story known as “The Greatest Gift” written by Philip Van Doren Stern. The story revolves around a frustrated businessman, who tries to commit suicide on the Christmas Eve, but is met by an angel, who makes him realize his importance in this world and how he has changed the lives of so many people around him. This movie is also considered to be one of the best family movies ever made. This movie has been rated as 8.7 out of 10 by rotten tomatoes and IMDB.
2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas: – Released back in 1966, this fantasy movie is about Grinch who plans to steal the Christmas tree from the Whos of the Whoville. Being a hateful villain he does not like people being happy and is envious of the people in the nearby village who are celebrating Christmas. The Grinch with his dog steals the Christmas tree and other things to make the people sad. It was rated 8.9 by rotten tomatoes and 8.4 by IMDB.
3. Homeless Holidays: – This Christmas movie was released in 2009 and was directed by George A. Johnson. The story is about a person who lost his job and is strangled in the hold of financial problems. He gets a job at a burger point but fears that he won’t be able to make enough money till Christmas to support his family. This movie is actually based on a true story and has been rated 8.4 by the rotten tomatoes.
4. A Christmas Story: – The movie is based on different funny, short and fictional stories written by the author named Jean Shepherd. It was released in 1983 and Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon and Darren McGavin have starred in this movie. The movie has been rated 8.3 by the critics from rotten tomatoes.
5. The Nightmare before Christmas: – This movie is quite an old one, released in 1993, directed by Henry Selick and starring Danny Elfman, The story of this fantasy film revolves around new city discovered by Jack Skellington, who is the king of the Halloween Town. The movie was rated as number one by rotten tomatoes on their best 25 Christmas movies list, and was also given a very high rating of 8.2 by IMDB.
6. Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale: – Released in 2010 and directed by Jalmari Halender, the movie is filmed in the mountains of Finland where lies the closest secret of Christmas, only 486 meters deep. This movie would be a great choice for the children to watch and has been rated 7.5 out 10 by IMDB and 6.9 by the rotten tomatoes.
7. The Polar Express: – The Polar Express released in 2004 is an animation movie especially meant for children. The story of the movie is based on the short novel written by Chris Van Allsburg. The movie is directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is about a boy who boards on a magical train to enjoy the true spirit of Christmas Eve, the train takes the boy and all other kids to the North Pole and to the Santa’s home. This Christmas movie is quite adventurous and keeps you spell bound. Specially a must-watch for kids.
8. Home Alone: – It is one of the best family movies ever made for Christmas; the movie is about a little 13 year old boy who is mistakenly left at home alone by her mother as the whole family leaves for Paris to spend their Christmas holidays. The little boy then faces two robbers trying to rob the all the houses in neighborhood as most people are away, the deals with the two burglars in a very funny way. The movie is indeed hilarious and the favorite of most of the kids.
9. Love Actually: – Starring the best actors of all time and especially Rowan Atkinson, the all time favorite comedian, this movie is a must watch. The movie was shot in London and is directed by Richard Curtis. It is a romantic comedy movie and the story runs around 8 couples who are trying to deal with their love lives. This movie has been rated by IMDB as 7.8 and rotten tomatoes rated it 6.8.
10. I Will Be Seeing You: – This movie was released back in 1944, directed by William Dieterle and Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotton and Shirley Temple were the stars. The movie is a romantic one and is about a soldier who meets a woman in the battle during Christmas and they fall in love. The movie has been wonderfully directed and it was rated 7 out of 10 by rotten tomatoes as well as IMDB.