100 Christmas Movies to See Instead of Watching A Christmas Story

Every year, A Christmas Story is aired non-stop on Christmas Day, despite the fact that it's an over-rated piece of humorless drivel. One of the reasons it's shown is that people continue tuning in, likely because they're unaware there are better options available. This, in turn, incentivizes its continued airing.

In an effort to combat this vicious cycle, we here at Mainlining Christmas have generated an alphabetical list of one hundred alternative holiday movies and specials, each vastly superior to A Christmas Story.

To be clear, this is not in any way an exhaustive list: there are certainly numerous other options out there far better than the swill that is A Christmas Story.

Also, this list can also be used to find alternatives to National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Home Alone, and The Santa Clause, as these movies are likewise inferior to each of the movies listed below.

1  A Charlie Brown Christmas
2 101 Dalmatians
3 3 Godfathers 
4 8 Women
5 A Cadaver Christmas
6 A Christmas Horror Story
7 A Fairly Odd Christmas
8 A Merry Friggin' Christmas 
9 A Midnight Clear
10 A Muppet Christmas: Letters to Santa
11 A Muppet Family Christmas
12 A Very Harold and Kumar 3D Christmas
13 All is Bright
14 Arthur Christmas
15 Bad Santa
16 Batman Returns
17 Becoming Santa
18 Bell, Book and Candle
19 Blackadder's Christmas Carol
20 Brazil
21 Carol
22 Charlie Brown’s Christmas Tales
23 Children of Men
24 Christmas in Connecticut
25 Christmas in July
26 Christmas with a Capital C
27 Die Hard
28 Die Hard 2
29 Edward Scissorhands 
30 Elf
31 Emmet Otter's Jug Band Christmas
32 Father Christmas
33 First Blood
34 Fred Claus
35 Frosty the Snowman
36 Frozen
37 Get Santa
38 Ghostbusters II
39 Go
40 Gremlins
41 Happy Christmas
42 Holiday Inn
43 I Am Santa Claus 
44 Il Capital Umano
45 In Bruges
46 Iron Man 3
47 It Happened on Fifth Avenue
48 It's a Very Merry Muppet Christmas Movie
49 It's a Wonderful Life
50 Joulutarina [Christmas Story] 
51 Joyeux Noël 
52 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
53 Krampus
54 Lethal Weapon
55 Love Actually
56 Meet Me in St. Louis
57 Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
58 Millions
59 Miracle on 34th Street
60 Mr. St. Nick 
61 Mrs. Santa Claus 
62 Nutcracker Fantasy
63 On Her Majesty's Secret Service
64 Prancer
65 Prep and Landing
66 Prometheus
67 Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale
68 Rise of the Guardians
69 Ronin
70 Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July
71 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
72 Santa with Muscles
73 Santa's Slay
74 Scrooge
75 Scrooged
76 Stalag 17
77 Stalking Santa
78 The Apartment
79 The Bishop's Wife
80 The Christmas Toy
81 The Hard Nut 
82 The Ice Harvest
83 The Life & Adventures of Santa Claus
84 The Lion in Winter 
85 The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe
86 The Long Kiss Goodnight
87 The Muppet Christmas Carol
88 The Night Before
89 The Nightmare Before Christmas
90 The Ref
91 The Snowman
92 The Snowman and the Snowdog
93 The Thin Man
94 Tokyo Godfathers
95 Trading Places
96 Unaccompanied Minors
97 We're No Angels 
98 White Christmas
99 Will Vinton's Claymation Christmas Celebration
100 Young Sherlock Holmes