10. Scrooge/A Christmas Carol (1951)

Based on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, the 1951 film, Scrooge was a popular adaptation. Although Ebenezer Scrooge hates Christmas, he has become one of the most notorious Christmas characters of all-time. Over the years, there have been several film adaptations of A Christmas Carol – each with their own unique twist on the original story.

9. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Although many of us weren’t even thought of when the original Miracle on 34th Street film was released in 1947, most of us have probably seen it. The film, which follows a department store Santa Clause (Edmund Gwenn) who claims to be the ‘real Santa, has become one of the most classic Christmas tales to ever hit the screen.

Since it’s original release, the film has been remade several times for both the big and small screen.

8. Gremlins (1984)

Christmas movies don’t have to be jolly and sweet to be successful, and the 1984 film, Gremlins, is proof. The comedy/horror movie is about a teen who receives a strange — yet adorable — animal as a gift for Christmas. Although he is given specific instructions on how to feed the animal, he doesn’t follow them and the creature transforms into something evil and destructive.

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