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Christmas is around the corner and there’s no better way to get into the festive spirit than to stick on your favourite Christmas film. Check out our list with movies debuted at theatres and old movies that are still interesting.

Top 10 Best Movies For Christmas Night

Newly-released Movies

1.Violent Night

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Violent Night is one of the best action comedy movies to watch at Christmas. The film first premiered at New York Comic Con on October 7, then will be shown widely in the US and other countries in early December.

Violent Night plot

"When a team of mercenaries breaks into a wealthy family compound on Christmas Eve, taking everyone inside hostage, the team isn’t prepared for a surprise combatant: Santa Claus is on the grounds, and he's about to show why this Nick is no saint."

The script was an original idea 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

Violent Night looks to be on critics' nice list, as the movie currently (as of December 1) has a "Fresh" rating of 71% on Rotten Tomatoes(opens in new tab). Here are some samplings of reviews:

Angie Han, The Hollywood Reporter(opens in new tab): "Delivers exactly what it promises on the box. It does not necessarily deliver much more than it promises on the box, but then it doesn't need to."

Soren Anderson, Seattle Times(opens in new tab): "A hugely entertaining crowd-pleaser studded with laugh-out-loud moments from beginning to end. Ho hos aplenty in this one."

Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic(opens in new tab): "To say Violent Night isn't for everyone overstates the obvious. But if you're looking for a bracing antidote to Hallmark Christmas movie treacle overload, it's a holiday treat."

2. Savage Salvation

Release Date: December 2 in Theaters

Drugs, revenge, and De Niro. Directed by The Irishman and End of Watch producer Randall Emmett, the gritty thriller Savage Salvation takes place in a small town rife with drugs and conflict. Robert De Niro stars as Sheriff Church, a town leader doing his best to keep the residents in line. Shelby John (Jack Huston) and his fiancée Ruby (Willa Fitzgerald) are determined to get sober with the help of Ruby's brother-in-law Peter (John Malkovich), but Ruby dies before being able to fully turn her life around. Consumed by fury and grief, Shelby’s determined to kill those in the drug business. Will Sheriff Church be able to contain Shelby’s wrath?

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3. Hotel for the Holidays

Release Date: December 2 on Freevee

Have you checked into Hotel Fontaine? Riverdale star Madelaine Petsch certainly has in Hotel for the Holidays. Georgia (Petsch) works at a hotel but wants to own one herself. There’s something about the magic of the holiday season and the variety of guests this time of year that has her more determined than ever. Things get complicated when she falls for hotel chef Luke (Mena Massoud) and new guest Prince Raymond (Max Lloyd-Jones). Who will she choose?

4. Avatar: The Way of Water

Release Date: December 16 in Theaters

James Cameron is back with more blue in Avatar: The Way of Water, the highly anticipated sequel to the 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 grown to love on Pandora. In the follow-up to the epic fantasy, Jake (Sam Worthington), who’s lived on Pandora for over ten years, must work to dry up an old threat. Even though you might not be able to tell who is who, the film stars Zoe Saldaña, Kate Winslet, Sigourney Weaver, Edie Falco, Bailey Bass, and Jemaine Clement.


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 CAN Santa deliver billions of presents to the whole world in just one night? With an army of one million combat-style Field Elves and a vast, state-of-the-art control center under the ice of the North Pole! So how could this incredible operation have MISSED one child?! To Santa’s young son, Arthur, it threatens to end the magic of Christmas. With retired Grandsanta, a rebellious young elf, an old sleigh and some untrained reindeer, Arthur sets out in a crazy mission to deliver the last present! Deck the halls with excitement, fun and wonder in this new Christmas classic!

Arthur Christmas was only the second computer-animated title from Aardman Animations. It was also the first result of the outfit’s brief collaboration with Sony Pictures Animation. Such notable qualities weren’t enough to attract moviegoers as Arthur Christmas ended up with a meager box office run. Its financial shortcomings were especially apparent when compared to all of the other family movies it competed against in its original release. However, that shouldn’t be seen as a sign of it being an inherently inferior project. Arthur Christmas is just the kind of Yuletide feature that should be an automatic fixture 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?

It’s hilarious the thin, beardless Grinch thought dressing up like Santa would fool people enough to break into their homes and steal everything, but he was obviously a genius since Cindy Lou Who thought he was Santa. That moment was also the only clue we had before the ending he might not be totally evil, because after his lie–about needing to take everything to the North Pole so he could fix one single Christmas light–he made sure to get her a drink before sending her off to bed with a kindly pat on the head. But still, not what you would call a great “Santa.”

How lovable How the Grinch Stole Christmas‘ main character?

He’s not. Don’t even try to argue otherwise. Would you describe Darth Vader as “lovable?” Sure, you might love him as a character, but he’s not lovable because he ends three movies of evil by turning on the Emperor. Same thing with the Grinch. He’s an all-time great character because he’s not lovable.

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7. The Little Matchgirl

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The Little Matchgirl is a famous animated film that has taken away countless tears of viewers. Adapted from the series of the same name, it tells the story of a poor girl who sells every box of matches on a cold Christmas night, while her friends of the same age are dressed warmly and eating deliciously.

Although the ending is not like a traditional fairy tale, it is extremely humane and has been handed down through generations. Therefore, this is a suitable movie for this 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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Being a blockbuster Christmas movie in 2021, "Spider-Man: No Way Home" continues to be the story revolving around the handsome superhero Peter Parker after his identity was revealed. Fearing that things would go too far, this guy asked for help from Dr. Strange - a Sorcerer Supreme who always protects the Earth and fights against dangerous, mysterious threats.

Unfortunately, during the casting of the spell, Dr. Strange cast a spell wrong, causing dangerous villains to start appearing all over the world. And Peter must once again be on a mission to protect the Earth and discover what it really 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

The immortal movie "Home Alone" with many humorous details has become a monument of Christmas movies for audiences around the world.

The film tells the story of a boy named Kevin - the youngest son of the McCallister family - who was forgotten by his family while on vacation in Paris, France on Christmas because of a conflict with his mother. During this time, the boy enjoys the joy of being home alone for the first time, but the joy is quickly overtaken by fear when he discovers two thieves about to rob his house at X-mas night.

However, he came up with a plan to set traps and teach these thieves a lesson. After solving the thieves, he slept and met his mother the next morning.

- 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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"The Christmas Chronicles" is a funny Christmas movie about Claire's family after the sudden death of her husband - a brave firefighter who died in the line of duty.

Teddy - Claire's son - is no longer anxious about the upcoming Christmas. So he becomes a troublemaker and constantly participates in car thefts in the town. However, her younger sister Kate remains optimistic and believes in the existence of Santa Claus.

On Christmas Eve, while their mother was working hard, the two brothers watched old family movies together. Suddenly, a strange arm appeared in the fireplace. And believing that it was Santa Claus, Kate convinced her brother to put together a surveillance camera to confirm her speculation.

- 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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