Christmas Movies in Theaters

Christmas movies have been a tradition in theaters since the turn of the twentieth century. The genre ebbs and flows, as for periods of time several Christmas movies are released each year, and then there will be a gap between releases. This list will be updated as new releases from the past are uncovered, as well as when new movies are issued in the future.

1901

Scrooge

1911

A Christmas Accident

1912

The Star of Bethlehem

1915

Santa Claus vs. Cupid

1934

Babes in Toyland

1935

Scrooge

1938

Love Finds Andy Hardy
A Christmas Carol

1940

Remember the Night

1942

Holiday Inn

1944

Meet Me in St. Louis

1945

Christmas in Connecticut

1946

It’s A Wonderful Life

1947

Miracle on 34th Street
Bush Christmas
The Bishop’s Wife

1948

3 Godfathers

1949

Holiday Affair
In the Good Old Summertime

1951

Scrooge

1952

The Holly and the Ivy

1954

White Christmas

1959

Santa Claus

1961

Babes in Toyland

1970

Scrooge

1971

A Christmas Carol

1974

Black Christmas
Female Trouble

1983

A Christmas Story
Mickey’s Christmas Carol

1984

Gremlins
Silent Night, Deadly Night

1985

One Magic Christmas
Santa Claus: The Movie

1987

Less Than Zero
Lethal Weapon

1988

Ernest Saves Christmas
Scrooged
Die Hard

1989

Prancer
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

1990

Home Alone
Maniac Cop 2
Die Hard 2

1991

All I Want for Christmas

1992

Batman Returns
The Muppet Christmas Carol
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

1993

The Nightmare Before Christmas

1994

Miracle on 34th Street
Mixed Nuts
The Santa Clause

1996

Jingle All the Way
How the Toys Saved Christmas

1997

Home Alone 3

1998

I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Jack Frost

2000

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The Family Man

2001

Serendipity

2002

Friday After Next
The Santa Clause 2

2003

Elf
Bad Santa
Love Actually

2004

Christmas with the Kranks
The Polar Express
Noel
Surviving Christmas

2005

The Family Stone
Joyeux Noël

2006

Black Christmas
Deck the Halls
The Nativity Story
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
Unaccompanied Minors

2007

Fred Claus
This Christmas
What Would Jesus Buy?
Christmas Cottage

2008

Four Christmases
Nothing like the Holidays

2009

A Christmas Carol
Nativity!
Everybody’s Fine

2010

Home for Christmas
The Nutcracker in 3D
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale

2011

Arthur Christmas
A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas

2012

Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger
Silent Night
Switchmas

2013

Angels Sing
The Best Man Holiday
Black Nativity
The Christmas Candle

2014

A Merry Friggin’ Christmas
Saving Christmas
Nativity 3: Dude, Where’s My Donkey?

2015

All Through the House
A Christmas Horror Story
Krampus
Love the Coopers
The Night Before
Tangerine

2016

Almost Christmas
Bad Santa 2
Office Christmas Party

Some information sourced from: List of Christmas films. (n.d.). Retrieved December 30, 2016, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Christmas_films

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