9 Best Classic Holiday Movies Ever

Categories: Film and TV

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Meet Me in St. Louis
We've already shared our favorite holiday films from the 1990s and 80s, but there are a few more flicks we like to add to our list. From black-and-white classics starring old-school Hollywood stars to stop motion made-for-television specials, here are the best classic holiday movies ever made.

See also: The 8 Best Holiday Films of the 1980s

Meet Me in St. Louis
This musical movie classic isn't exclusively a holiday film, but it was Judy Garland's performance of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" that launched the song to success after the movie's release. It's a dreamy film that makes it impossible to not want to pull your family and loved ones even closer during the holiday season.

It's A Wonderful Life
Nominated for five Oscars and named one of the 100 best American films ever made, it should come as no surprise that It's A Wonderful Life makes our list of best holiday classics. We'll admit this one can sometimes feel like a downer. But when you think about it, though the trials and tribulations faced by George Bailey might seem unfair, it's his selflessness that makes this such a heartwarming classic.

The Shop Around the Corner
When it comes to romance and Christmas all bundled up into one black-and-white masterpiece, The Shop Around the Corner is a total winner. Plus, it stars Jimmy Stewart, which is always good for a bonus point or two. This movie tells the tale of two gift store employees who really can't stand each other at all... or can they?

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