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Is Nightmare Before Christmas a Christmas movie or a Halloween movie?
Christmas, obviously
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Is Nightmare Before Christmas a Christmas movie or a Halloween movie?
Looks like it was released in October, so the makers of the film probably considered it a Halloween movie.
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I wore a Jack Skellington costume to a recent party and I won the "That's Not a Christmas Movie" award. I filed an appeal.
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Die Hard is Bruce Willis being chased around a tower by Alan Rickman - it's a Harry Potter movie, not a Christmas movie.
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Best ones by decade bolded, with honorable mentions listed. I included some "took place on Christmas" movies, but I'm not sure I count them. My wife insists "While you were sleeping" is a Christmas movie for example.


1940s
It's a wonderful life-1946
Miracle on 34th Street - 1947
Holiday Inn-1942

1950s-
A Christmas Carol - 1951
White Christmas - 1954

1960s-
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer - 1964
Charlie Brown Christmas-1965

1970s-
Scrooge - 1970

1980s-
A Christmas Story-1983
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation-1989
Die Hard - 1988

1990s-
Home Alone-1990
The Santa Clause-1994
While you were sleeping - 1995

2000s-
Elf-2003
How the Grinch Stole Christmas-2000
Love Actually-2003
Bad Santa - 2003

2010s-
The Christmas Chronicles - 2018
???

I don't think you can expect more than 1-2 decent ones a decade, but the 2010s was subpar for Christmas, similar to the 70s.
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There's a brand new Netflix Christmas movie with 90% rotten tomatoes.

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2000s-
Elf-2003
How the Grinch Stole Christmas-2000
Love Actually-2003
Bad Santa - 2003
Complete tangent...
My sophomore year in college, a girl asked me if I wanted to meet her and some friends to watch a movie they were showing on campus. I wasn't so sure about the "and friends" part so I gave a somewhat vague "I'll see if I can make it" and we talked about the time her friends would be going. Didn't take much time to decide I was absolutely going to meet her there, but this was pre-text days so I didn't actually tell her this. I went, they never showed, I went in and watched the movie anyway just in case they came in a bit late. She later made comments that made me realize the "friends" were just a cover for asking me on a date (she was going to come without the friends) and I was a damn fool. That movie, and I remember it as clear as anything, was Love Actually. Never did get the date but it's still a nice memory.

That date-that-wasn't happened in December 1992. And, as of about 5 minutes ago when this list was posted, I am now in a state of absolute befuddlement about what the hell movie I actually saw that night.


Back off the tangent, Elf was a great Christmas movie. And Die Hard was also a great Christmas movie.
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