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    Updated on Nov 4, 2019. Posted on Nov 2, 2019

    24 Underrated Christmas Movies That Should Be An Annual Tradition

    There are enough movies here for each day from Dec. 1 to Christmas Eve.

    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community what their favorite ~underrated~ Christmas movie is. Here are some of the most popular responses!

    1. Arthur Christmas

    Sony Pictures

    Arthur Christmas!! I hardly see anyone talk about it and it’s such a shame because it’s honestly so heartwarming and truly encapsulates the feeling of Christmas. Plus it has an INCREDIBLE voice cast.

    daisymsummers

    Available on: Amazon (rent/purchase)

    2. The Apartment

    United Artists

    My favorite Christmas movie is also the only one ever to win the Best Picture Oscar: The Apartment (1960). It's all about how lonely people survive the Christmas season; the cast, led by Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, and Fred MacMurray, is top-notch; and it doubles as a needle-sharp indictment of corporate dehumanization. And it has one of the greatest final lines in cinema history.

    rayanselmo

    Available on: Amazon (rent/purchase)

    3. The Night Before

    Columbia

    Overall, I'm kinda done with modern adaptations of A Christmas Carol, but The Night Before is the exception. Seth Rogen is beyond hilarious in this movie, and the rest of the cast — including Anthony Mackie, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lizzy Caplan, Mindy Kaling, and Ilana Glazer — is also great. VERY R-rated, but pretty fun.

    —Andy Golder

    Available on: Amazon (rent/purchase)

    4. 12 Dates of Christmas

    John Medland / ABC FAMILY

    I absolutely love 12 Dates of Christmas. It's very Groundhog's Day in that she lives Christmas Eve over and over again, which is always fun, but it's also very sweet. I watch a few times every year.

    ohpineapples

    Available on: Amazon (purchase)

    5. Jingle All the Way

    20th Century Fox

    Without fail we watch Jingle All the Way every year. A lot of younger people in my experience haven’t seen it or aren’t familiar with it. Arnold Schwarzenegger stars as a workaholic dad going to extreme lengths to obtain a coveted toy for his young son. Funny, action-packed, and it has a great cast.

    jackie811

    Available on: Hulu

    6. I'll Be Home for Christmas

    Disney

    I'll Be Home For Christmas! It's got a star-studded cast. Jonathan Taylor Thomas, Jessica Biel, Adam LaVorgna, Gary Cole. It has a great balance of comedic and heartfelt moments. Such a great movie. It's always a holiday must-see for us!

    karlyb4358af021

    Will be available on Disney+ when it launches Nov. 12.

    7. While You Were Sleeping

    Buena Vista

    While You Were Sleeping is my Christmas movie. It’s not Christmastime without it!

    ajandie1020

    Available on: Amazon (rent/purchase)

    8. A Muppet Christmas Carol

    Disney

    I don’t know if it’s underrated, but my favorite Christmas movie is A Muppet Christmas Carol. I watch it on Christmas Eve every year and have gotten my kids into watching it too. I love all the songs and Rizzo and Gonzo are really funny!

    sarahp46fddde74

    Will be available on Disney+ when it launches Nov. 12.

    9. Beauty and the Beast: The Enchanted Christmas

    Disney

    Yes, it's a straight-to-video sequel, but it manages to keep the spirit of the original while telling a new story.

    emmanz

    Will be available on Disney+ when it launches Nov. 12.

    10. The Shop Around the Corner

    MGM

    It's very old, but it's the most lovely romantic story, acted so well, and the film just goes by so quickly. James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan are perfectly pitted against each other and the support characters provide excellent entertainment. Along with Uncle Buck and A Muppet Christmas Carol, this is the film that as a family we sit down to watch every year.

    lauren2702

    Available on: Amazon (rent/purchase)

    11. 'Twas the Night

    Disney

    'Twas the Night was my favorite Christmas film growing up; no one I mention it to seems to have heard of it. It's got Bryan Cranston in it! Great film.

    katherineb4d35c6461

    Will be available on Disney+ when it launches Nov. 12.

    12. Annabelle's Wish

    Fox

    It's a cheesy animated TV movie that was only shown once or twice about a calf named Annabelle who is born on Christmas and wants to be a reindeer. All the barnyard animals get to speak on Christmas, and Annabelle befriends Billy, a boy who lives on the farm and can't speak. It has cute songs and some great voice actors, like Rue McClanahan. I believe it was sponsored by the Make a Wish program, and I'm so glad my parents taped it on a VHS all those years ago. We watch it every year!

    ivyd48acf90ea

    Available on DVD

    13. The Addams Family (1991)

    Paramount

    I don’t care what you say! The Addams Family is a Christmas movie. It’s the same principle as Die Hard — if a movie takes place during Christmas, it’s a Christmas movie. End of discussion.

    imgoth

    Available on: Amazon (rent/purchase)

    14. Grumpy Old Men

    Warner Bros.

    The best Christmas movie ever (except for maybe Die Hard). Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon at their finest.

    ruthierob4166

    Available on: Amazon (rent/purchase)

    15. The Family Stone

    Warner Bros.

    The Family Stone is the greatest, sweetest, funniest Christmas movie. Every year I watch it and laugh and cry. Gah, I just love it.

    diajohnson434

    Available on: Hulu with Cinemax add-on

    16. Just Friends

    New Line Cinema

    Just Friends with Ryan Reynolds and Amy Smart is the most underrated film of all time that happens to be a Christmas movie.

    katiebakercomedy

    Available on: Netflix

    17. Anna and the Apocalypse

    Vertigo

    It has Christmas, singing, and zombies... What more could you want?!?

    savvymarie

    Available on: Amazon with EPIX add-on

    18. "Merry Christmas, Mr. Bean" from Mr. Bean

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    youtube.com

    The Mr. Bean Christmas special is unbelievably hilarious, but it's something no one thinks of watching. There's a part where Mr. Bean pretends to lay siege on a toy nativity scene. He literally attacks baby Jesus with a plastic Dalek and then drives the sheep off in a toy farm truck, all while making ridiculous sound effects.

    florida_flamingo_girl

    Available on: YouTube

    19. Meet Me in St. Louis

    MGM

    The song “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” was written for the film. It goes through every season so I start watching in October.

    caitlinc48ce316bd

    Available on: Amazon (rent/purchase)

    20. Scrooged

    Paramount

    It just isn't Xmas 'til I have watched Scrooged! What's not to love about a retelling of Charles Dickens' classic A Christmas Carol with Bill Murray in the lead role! I am genuinely filled with joy when they all start singing "Put a Little Love in Your Heart" at the end of the film. If this film doesn't make you feel festive you must have a swinging brick instead of a heart!

    e4ffb33adf

    Available on: Hulu with Starz add-on

    21. Nativity!

    BBC Films

    Nativity! with Martin Freeman doesn't get the recognition it deserves. It's a BBC film about a Christmas-hating teacher who has to organize the nativity play at the primary school he works at, and is overheard lying that his ex-girlfriend is going to bring film producers over from Hollywood to watch it. It's a funny, feel-good, family-friendly movie that I watch every year without fail.

    rachaelvaletina97

    22. Terry Pratchett's Hogfather

    Sky1

    Such a crazy concept but Terry Pratchett somehow made it work.

    elwh

    Available on: Amazon (purchase)

    23. Mickey's Christmas Carol

    buzzfeed.com

    It's only 25 minutes long and very childlike in places but I've watched it every Christmas Eve since I was a toddler. It's a perfect little dose of Christmas.

    megzyduk

    Available on: Amazon (rent/purchase)

    24. And finally, Little Women

    MGM, Sony

    Little Women (1949, but any version really) is a non-Christmas movie I always watch at Christmas.

    meownik

    Available on: Netflix (1994 version)

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