In the mood for a real throwback this holiday season? Watch one of these classic Christmas films.
is considered to be one of the best movies of all time, coming in eleventh place on the list of by the American Film Institute.
was remade in 1994 with Mara Wilson and Richard Attenborough, but be sure to head back to the1947 version for the original magic.
stars Laurel and Hardy as toymakers struggling to pay off their mortgage on Mother Peep's shoe. It's also known by its alternative title March of the Wooden Soldiers.
Irving Berlin's song "White Christmas" was eventually adapted into a full-length feature shot in color, but listen to the original version in .
Even by 1951 there were countless film adaptations of this Charles Dickens classic, but is considered to be the best .
stars Barbara Stanwyck as a shoplifter who gets arrested right before Christmas and Fred MacMurray as the D.A. who saves her.
Barbara Stanwyck also starred in about a single food writer who lies about living an idyllic country life in her articles and must cover it up when a returning war vet and her boss invite themselves over for Christmas dinner.
This earlier version of starring Reginald Owen as Ebenezer Scrooge is also worth watching.
Imagine if starred Jimmy Stewart instead of Tom Hanks and featured a relationship through letters instead of email during Christmas—then you've got the 1940 romantic comedy .
Cary Grant stars an angel that helps a bishop and his wife out during Christmas in . (Fun fact: it was remade in 1996 as The Preacher's Wife with Denzel Washington and Whitney Houston.)
starring Janet Leigh and Robert Mitchum was a flop at the box office but has gained a following over the years after Turner Classic Movies continued to air it every holiday season.
, Bob Hope plays a swindler who needs to pay back a gangster $10,000 by Christmas Eve or else he "won't make it to New Year's." This is also the movie where the song debuted.
While Christmas is merely the setting for about a homeless man moving into a mansion while the owners are wintering down South, it's worth adding to your December movie line-up.
Monty Woolley plays theater critic Sheridan Whiteside, the titular man who came to dinner. After breaking his leg on an icy patch, he finds himself confined to a family's Ohio home—and seemingly never plans to leave in this .
Not a , this murder mystery, starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles, takes place during the holidays.