12 Forgotten Awesome Christmas Movies That Aren’t On Your List (But Should Be)

It's that time of year when we are all searching for holiday magic. Are you tired of seeing the same movie suggestions on every Christmas list? Then, we've got you covered. Someone recently asked for Christmas films that aren't mentioned as often as the classics. Here are the top-voted responses.

1. Klaus (2019)

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Klaus from Netflix,” shares a viewer. “I Love Klaus, I watched it like 20 times since it came out, and I am ready to watch it (again) this year.” This family friendly show is a great option to spark holiday magic around the house.

2. Arthur Christmas (2011)

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“We love this movie! It is just so well done, and there's a bit of an edge to it, making it great for adults,” exclaims a holiday viewer. “Yep, best movie. Every scene required not one word of unnecessary dialogue. Perfect in every way.” 

People continue to rave about the film saying: “Arthur Christmas surpassed Elf as THE Christmas movie. I watch it every year. It's fantastic,” and “I saw this last year, and it instantly became a top five for me. I need to rewatch that this year too.”

3. Noelle (2019)

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Someone shares, “Noelle with Anna Kendrick and Bill Hader” is a great flick to get you in the Holiday spirit. “I watched this last year on a whim, and it was a surprisingly charming movie.”

4. Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)

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Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)” shares one viewer. “This was a glorious box office bomb that starred Dudley Moore as an elf and John Lithgow as an evil toymaker. It is the kind of bad movie you can't help but love. My favorite Christmas movie. Period. Also, it has the most Santa-looking Santa ever.”

Another person states, “Absolutely LOVE this movie! To this day, whenever I'm with my mom and hear the word free, we look at each other and dramatically yell, “FOR FREE!?” Like Lithgow. Also, Dudley's lines replace self with elf all the time. Have a little elf-respect. Don't be so elf-conscious. He gives me a sense of elf-confidence. Love it.”

5. The Family Stone (2005)

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The Family Stone,” replies a holiday movie goer. “I really like this one too! It's a very cozy movie despite that very awkward dinner discussion scene.” “Exactly,” another shares because it is so relatable!

“That was the point, and they nailed it. Family dinner goes out into the left field in real life more often than not. I love that film. My family and I watch it every year.” 

6. The Christmas Chronicles (2018)

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“I'm surprised that The Christmas Chronicles is rarely mentioned,” one viewer confesses,. “Kurt Russell does an excellent job as Santa. I begrudgingly watched this with my kids last year, expecting it to be just some annoying kid's movie to suffer through. But I was pleasantly surprised! The second one is good too.”

7. The Family Man (2000)

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The Family Man is one of my favorite Christmas movies that is rarely mentioned,” volunteers a fan. “It breaks my heart every time. Since marrying the woman of my dreams and becoming a dad to two kids, I love more than I can stand; this movie ruins me at the end. It ends hopeful, but it plays my emotions hard. And Nicolas Cage does such a great job with the role.”

8. Anna and The Apocalypse (2017)

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Anna and the Apocalypse is outside the box. It's a British musical-zombie-Christmas movie with a surprising amount of heart,” one person shares. It's a movie about family, wishing for miracles, and overcoming a dour mood.

9. Jack Frost (1998)

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For a heartfelt cry, watch Jack Frost with Michael Keaton. “Snow dad is better than no dad!”

One fan shares, “I watched this movie a few years ago because I remembered it and thought I'd have some nostalgia. It wrecked me. The movie ended, and I sobbed for ten minutes.”

10. The Holiday (2006)

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The Holiday is a good one. It's the perfect holiday rom-com,” someone adds. It is honestly a favorite Christmas movie for others. Of course, it has flaws, but it's also wholesome.

11. Catch Me if You Can (2002)

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Catch Me If You Can is totally a Christmas movie. Every main scene is set at Christmas. Also, it's a story set around multiple Christmases. Catch Me If You Can is a much-overlooked Christmas classic. A fan says, “One of my annual December rewatches!”

12. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

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In some families, like mine, this is a Christmas classic. But, according to the online forum, some overlook this hysterical Christmas comedy. Honestly, it's a sin not to watch every year — who can ignore a good laugh at the expense of the incredibly relatable Griswold family?

Source: Reddit.