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A great way to get into the holiday spirit is to watch your favorite Christmas movie, as Christmas is quickly approaching. View our selection of recently released films as well as timeless classics.

Top 10 Best Movies For Christmas Night

Newly-released Movies

1.Violent Night

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Violent Night is among the greatest action comedies to watch during the holidays. On October 7, the film made its world debut at New York Comic Con. Early in December, it will be widely released both domestically and internationally.

Violent Night plot

When a group of mercenaries breaks into a wealthy family compound on Christmas Eve and confines everyone inside, the group is unprepared for a surprise combatant: Santa Claus, who is on the property, is going to show you that this Nick is anything but a saint.

The original idea for the script came from Pat Casey and Josh Miller, who recently wrote Sonic the Hedgehog and Sonic the Hedgehog 2.

Violent Night reviews — what the critics are saying

Critics seem to like Violent Night based on its "Fresh" rating of 71% on Rotten Tomatoes as of December 1. Here are a few reviews as examples:

Angie Han of The Hollywood Reporter (opens in new tab) claims that the product lives up to all of its promotional claims. It doesn't always live up to the expectations on its box, but it doesn't have to."

Seattle Times (new tab opens) Soren Anderson: "A truly delightful movie that will have everyone laughing aloud from beginning to end. There are lots of ho hos in this one."

Republic of Arizona's Bill Goodykoontz(opens in new tab): "To say that Violent Night isn't for everyone would be overstating things." But if you're looking for a sharp contrast to the treacle overload of Hallmark Christmas films, it's a delightful holiday treat."

2. Savage Salvation

Release Date: December 2 in Theaters

Robert De Niro, drugs, and retribution. Produced by Randall Emmett (The Irishman, End of Watch), the gritty thriller Savage Salvation is set in a small town where drugs and violence are rampant. Robert De Niro portrays Sheriff Church, a town official who tries his best to maintain order among the populace. With the help of Ruby's brother-in-law Peter (John Malkovich), Shelby John (Jack Huston) and his fiancée Ruby (Willa Fitzgerald) are committed to sobering up, but Ruby passes away before she can completely change her life. Shelby is determined to kill those involved in the drug trade because she is overcome with rage and grief. Is Sheriff Church going to be able to contain Shelby?

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3. Hotel for the Holidays

Release Date: December 2 on Freevee

Have you reserved a room at the Fontaine Hotel? The Riverdale actress Madelaine Petsch is definitely spending the holidays at the hotel. Georgia (Petsch) works as a hotel employee and wants to open her own establishment. Something about the appeal of the holidays and the variety of guests this time of year has made her more determined than ever. Things get complicated when she starts to feel something for hotel chef Luke (Mena Massoud) and newcomer Prince Raymond (Max Lloyd-Jones). Who will make the decision for her?

4. Avatar: The Way of Water

Release Date: December 16 in Theaters

James Cameron is back with more blue in the much anticipated sequel to the critically acclaimed 2009 film Avatar, which told the story of a human's struggle to choose between the life he once knew and the one he's come to love on Pandora. After more than ten years of living on Pandora, Sam Worthington's character Jake must work to eliminate a persistent threat in the epic fantasy sequel. You might not be able to identify the actors in the movie, but Zoe Saldaña, Kate Winslet, Sigourney Weaver, Edie Falco, Bailey Bass, and Jemaine Clement are among them.


5. Arthur Christmas

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- Release date: November 11, 2011

- Duration: 97 minutes

- Directed by: Sarah Smith, Barry Cook

- Cast: James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton, Ashley Jensen

- Watch movies at: Youtube

How on earth can Santa deliver billions of gifts to every person on the planet in a single night? With a million combat-trained Field Elves and a massive, state-of-the-art command center hidden beneath the ice of the North Pole! So how is it possible that this incredible operation MISSED one child? Arthur, Santa's little son, thinks it might end the magic of Christmas. With retired Grandsanta, a young elf who is disobedient, an old sleigh, and some inexperienced reindeer as his companions, Arthur sets out on a crazy mission to deliver the last gift! In this brand-new Christmas classic, deck the halls with wonder, excitement, and joy!

Arthur Christmas was Aardman Animations' only other computer-animated movie. It was also the first product of the group's short-lived collaboration with Sony Pictures Animation. Arthur Christmas failed to capture the attention of audiences and was only a modest box office success despite possessing such notable qualities. Its financial shortcomings were especially evident when compared to all other family films that were released at the same time. However, this does not prove that the project is inherently defective. Arthur Christmas is the kind of Yuletide feature that should be a yearly ritual of holiday viewing.

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6. How the Grinch Stole Christmas

- Release date: November 9, 2018

- Duration: 86 minutes

- Directed by: Scott Mosier, Yarrow Cheney

- Cast: Benedict Cumberbatch, Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Cameron Seely, Angela Lansbury

- Watch movies at: Netflix, Youtube

Does Santa appear in How the Grinch Stole Christmas? Is he real?

The bearded, scrawny Grinch thought he could trick people into believing him if he dressed up as Santa Claus, which is hilarious, but Cindy Lou Who thought he was Santa Claus proved he was a genius. The only indication we had prior to the conclusion that he might not be wholly evil was when, after lying to her about needing to take everything to the North Pole in order to fix a single Christmas light, he got her a drink and then sent her to bed with a soft pat on the head. None too remarkable, but still not what you'd call a "Santa."

How lovable How the Grinch Stole Christmas‘ main character?

He isn't. Don't even attempt to refute this. Is Darth Vader a "lovable" character? Even though you may adore him as a character, he is unloveable since he turns on the Emperor to end three evil films. The Grinch is the same way. The reason he's a legendary character is that he lacks loveability.

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7. The Little Matchgirl

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The Little Matchgirl is a well-known animated movie that has moved many viewers to tears. A poor girl, on a cold Christmas night, sells every box of matches, while her friends of a similar age are warmly dressed and chowing down on delicious food. The story is adapted from the same-named television series.

The ending, though not a traditional fairy tale, is immensely empathetic and has endured over time. This makes the film suitable for the current Christmas season.

- Release date: September 7, 2006

- Directed by: Roger Allers

- Actor: John Nesbitt

- Watch movies at: Youtube

Funny movies

8. Spider-Man: No Way Home

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The 2021 Christmas blockbuster movie "Spider-Man: No Way Home" tells the story of the handsome superhero Peter Parker faithfully, even after his identity is revealed. Fearing that things would get out of hand, this man turned to Dr. Strange, the Sorcerer Supreme who constantly defends Earth and battles against deadly, mysterious threats.

Unfortunately, Dr. Strange miscast a spell when he was casting it, which caused evil characters to appear everywhere. Peter needs to be protecting the planet and rediscovering what it means to be Spider-Man.

- Release time: December 17, 2021

- Directed by: Jon Watts

- Cast: Tom Holland, Venom, Tobey Maguire, Andrew Garfield, Alfred Molina, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zendaya

- Watch movies at: Youtube, Netflix

9. Home Alone

"Home Alone" is a timeless film that has become a global icon of Christmas cinema thanks to its endlessly funny details.

The film centers on Kevin, the youngest son of the McCallister family, who was left behind by his family while on Christmas vacation in Paris, France, as a result of a falling out with his mother. During this time, the boy is thrilled to be spending the first night at home by himself. However, his happiness is short-lived as he becomes terrified upon witnessing two robbers getting ready to rob his home on Christmas Eve.

However, he devised a plan to set traps and make the robbers answer for their crimes. After catching the thieves, he went to bed and the next morning saw his mother.

- Release time: November 10, 1990

- Duration: 103 minutes

- Directed by: Chris Columbus

- Cast: Macaulay Culkin, Joe Pesci, Daniel Stern

- Watch movies at: Youtube

10. The Christmas Chronicles

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A funny Christmas movie called "The Christmas Chronicles" revolves around Claire's family after her brave husband, a firefighter, dies suddenly while performing his job.

Teddy, Claire's son, has given up worrying about Christmas. He consequently begins to cause trouble and often participates in local auto thefts. Conversely, Kate, her younger sister, is still positive and believes in Santa Claus.

While their mother worked hard at her job, the two brothers watched old family movies together on Christmas Eve. An odd arm appeared in the hearth out of nowhere. To confirm her suspicion that it was Santa Claus, Kate talked her brother into installing a security camera.

- Release time: November 22, 2018 (part 1) and November 25, 2020 (part 2)

- Duration: 103 minutes (part 1), 115 minutes (part 2)

- Directed by: Clay Kaytis (part 1), Chris Columbus (part 2)

- Cast: Kurt Russell, Judah Lewis, Goldie Hawn, Darby Camp

- Watch movies at: Netflix

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