Top 10 Classic Christmas Movies as Rated by CMH Fans!

Celebrating Christmas with our
Top Ten Fan Favorite
 Classic Christmas Movie List! 

Okay, so I’ve got to be honest with you… I am sooooo tired of looking at Top Ten Lists, Best of Lists, Must-See Movie Lists, etc, etc, etc on websites that have no regard for the Classics – and at times, even poke fun at these sentimental favorites, calling them corny, sanctimonious, and downright bad…

But — THANKS to our fans who rate their favorite films all year long here on CMH, we’re able to compile and publish over  200 Classic Movie Charts, updated daily, that list fan favorite films across genres, lots of topics, and even decades.

That said, today I’ll be sharing our Top Ten Fan Favorite Classic Christmas Movie List — again, as rated by fans  What better way to see how your own favorites ‘measure up’ — or to find more movies to put on your own ‘must see’ list — then to find out from other die-hard fans… At least that’s what I was thinking when we put this all together…

Top Ten Christmas Movies as voted by CMH Fans 2016, Classic Movie Hub


One more thing before I start… I was particularly blindsided today when I stumbled upon a Time article from a few years back that lists the Top Ten Worst Christmas Movies of all time, and – are you ready for this? – they included The Belles of St. Mary’s and Miracle on 34th Street on that list! Wow! Really??? Yep, the same list that also includes Santa Claus Conquers the Martians and Silent Night Deadly Night... Anyone want to weigh in on that 🙂

So, let’s try to set the record straight right here and now, from a classic-movie-fan point of view, with this video version of our Classic Movie Countdown Chart… Personally, I was surprised by the order of #1 and #2, but let me know what you think…


If you want to see the entire list of Fan Favorite Christmas Films (totaling 47 to date), click here.

And, remember, ‘YOUR VOTE COUNTS’ 🙂so if you don’t like what you see, you can change things by rating your favorite films here! And if you don’t see one of your fave classic-era films on our site, please let us know so that we can add them.

SPOILER ALERT: if you want to be surprised by the video, read no further 🙂 because we are listing the Top Ten Movies below…


10) Going My Way (1944)

Going My Way, Barry Fitzgerald Bing Crosby

Directed by Leo McCarey and starring Bing CrosbyBarry FitzgeraldFrank McHugh, James Brown …


9) The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945)

The Bells of St. Mary's, Bing Crosby, Ingrid Bergman

Directed by Leo McCarey and starring Bing CrosbyIngrid BergmanHenry TraversWilliam Gargan …


8) Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

Meet Me in St. Louis, Judy Garland, Margaret O'Brien

Directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring Judy GarlandMargaret O’BrienMary Astor, Leon AmesLucille Bremer …


7) White Christmas (1954)

White Christmas, finale, Bing Crosby and cast

Directed by Michael Curtiz and starring Bing CrosbyDanny KayeRosemary ClooneyVera- Ellen …


6) Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Miracle on 34th Street, Edmund Gwenn, Maureen O'Hara, Natalie Wood

Directed by George Seaton and starring Maureen O’HaraJohn PayneEdmund Gwenn, Natalie WoodGene Lockhart …


5) Meet John Doe (1941)

Meet John Doe, Barbara Stanwyck, Gary Cooper

Directed by Frank Capra and starring Gary CooperBarbara StanwyckEdward ArnoldWalter Brennan …


4) Holiday Inn (1942)

Holiday Inn, Fred Astaire, Bing Crosby, New Year's bells

Directed by Mark Sandrich and starring Bing CrosbyFred AstaireMarjorie ReynoldsWalter Abel, Virginia Dale


3) Christmas in Connecticut (1945)

Christmas in Connecticut, Barbara Stanwyck, Dennis Morgan, Christmas Tree

Directed by Peter Godfrey and starring Barbara StanwyckDennis MorganSydney GreenstreetReginald Gardiner …


2) It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

It's a Wonderful Life, last scene, James Stewart, Donna Reed, Zuzu, every time a bell rings

Directed by Frank Capra and starring James StewartDonna ReedLionel BarrymoreThomas Mitchell …


 1) The Bishop’s Wife (1947)

The Bishop's Wife, Cary Grant, Loretta Young, Christmas tree

Directed by Henry Koster and starring Cary GrantLoretta YoungDavid NivenMonty Woolley …


 Many THANKS to all of you who are constantly rating films to keep our charts fresh and true. You can click through here to see the entire Top 40+ Christmas Movie List

Let me know what you think…

Have a Merry Christmas and/or a Happy Holiday Season!


–Annmarie Gatti for Classic Movie Hub


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