Best Fantasy Christmas Movies

People love beginnings, so they welcome the new year with hope, they wish it will be full of joy and happiness. This is why they care about Christmas, they decorate their houses, prepare all kinds of delicious dishes, and invite people they love to celebrate together. Find here the best fantasy Christmas movies and be optimistic about the future.

A Christmas Carol

A funny animation and one of the best fantasy Christmas movies directed by Robert Zemeckis and starring Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth, Steve Valentine, Daryl Sabara, Sage Ryan, Amber Gainey Meade and Ryan Ochoa.

Movie Plot

Scrooge is a very cheap guy who never liked Christmas. On Christmas Eve the spirits awakened him and showed him how his life is miserable and how many opportunities he missed in his youth, and the destiny he is going into it if he did not seek changes in his life style and personalty. Could he really change?

Movie Time: 1 hour and 36 minutes.

Movie type: Animation, Adventure and Comedy.

The Polar Express (best fantasy Christmas movies)

Another Christmas movie created and directed by Robert Zemeckis, and one of the best fantasy Christmas movies starring Tom Hanks, Chris Coppola, Michael Jeter, Eddie Deezen, Nona Gaye, Peter Scolari and Brendan King.

Movie Plot

A story about a heroic boy who rides a magical train into the North Pole to meet Santa Claus. On Christmas Eve, during his trip he discovers that life is always wonderful to those who believe.

Movie Time: 1 hour and 40 minutes.

Movie type: Animation, Adventure and Comedy.

Arthur Christmas

One more animation movie and one of the best fantasy Christmas movies created and directed by Sarah Smith, and starring James McAvoy, Jim Broadbent, Bill Nighy, Hugh Laurie, Imelda Staunton and Ashley Jensen.

Movie Plot

The movie gives a brilliant answer to the question all the kids asking: “how would Santa deliver all that presents at the same night?”. It shows us the high-end technology used for this purpose which is hidden in the North Pole.

Movie Time: 1 hour and 37 minutes.

Movie type: Animation, Adventure and Comedy.


Klaus (best fantasy Christmas movies)

A popular Christmas movie and one of the best fantasy Christmas movies created and directed by Sergio Pablos, and starring Jason Schwartzman, J.K. Simmons, Rashida Jones, Will Sasso, Neda Margrethe Labba, Sergio Pablos, Norm MacDonald, Joan Cusack, Evan Agos, Sky Alexis, and Jaeden Bettencourt.

Movie Plot

Jesper is a student in the postal academy located on a frozen island near the North Pole, he is always underestimating himself and feels he is not good enough as a student.

Jesper was about to quit his career before he met Mr. Alva and Mr. Klaus the lonely carpenter who made lovely toys.

Movie Time: 1 hour and 36 minutes.

Movie type: Animation, Adventure and Comedy.


The Christmas Chronicles

Another Christmas fantasy movie created by Matt Lieberman and David Guggenheim, directed by Clay Kaytis, and starring Kurt Russell, Darby Camp, Judah Lewis, Oliver Hudson, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Jesse Gervasi, David Kohlsmith andKaitlyn Airdrie.

Movie Plot

Kate and Teddy are two siblings from Massachusetts. They prepare a trap for Santa on Christmas Eve, they want to make a video tape of him, and to do that they sneak into his sleigh and hide in it.

But the trip becomes difficult, and the sleigh crash-landed in Chicago, and some of the presents disappeared, even the reindeer is missing. Can Santa solve the problem and deliver the presents at a proper time?

Movie Time: 1 hour and 44 minutes.

Movie type: Animation, Family and Comedy.

Rare Exports (best fantasy Christmas movies)

Another Christmas fantasy movie created and directed by Jalmari Helander, and starring Jorma Tommila, Onni Tommila, Peeter Jakobi, Tommi Korpela, Rauno Juvonen, Per Christian Ellefsen, Ilmari Järvenpää and  Jonathan Hutchings.

Movie plot

In an archaeological project dig done in Finland on Christmas Eve, people found Santa Claus’s workshop, and later kids start to disappear.

These incidents make a boy and his father investigate the crimes and look for Santa, they try to hold him ransom and get money from the company that sponsored the digging. However, Santa’s elves will not make their mission easy.

Movie Time: 1 hour and 24 minutes.

Movie type: Adventure, Fantasy and Horror.

The Muppet Christmas Carol

One of the best fantasy Christmas movies based on a novel by Charles Dickens, directed by Brian Henson, and starring Michael Caine, Dave Goelz, Steve Whitmire, Jerry Nelson, Frank Oz, David Rudman, Don Austen and Robert Tygner.

Movie Plot

Another retelling of the story of Ebenezer Scrooge by Charles Dickens, and what he did with the spirits at Charisma Eve.

Movie Time: 1 hour and 25 minutes.

Movie type: Comedy, Drama and family.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Another Christmas fantasy movie created by Tim Burton, Michael McDowell and Caroline Thompson, directed by Henry Selick, and starring Danny Elfman, Chris Sarandon, Catherine O’Hara, William Hickey, Glenn Shadix, Paul Reubens, Ken Page and Edward Ivory.

Movie Plot

The story about the pumpkin king of Halloween Jack Skellington, who visit the Christmas city, he become so obsessed with Christmas and tried his best to make it in his city.

He asked all residents in the city including goblins, ghouls and bats to help him make his vision true.

Movie Time: 1 hour and 16 minutes.

Movie type: Animation, Fantasy and family.

A Castle for Christmas (best fantasy Christmas movies)

Another Christmas fantasy movie created by Ally Carter and Kim Beyer-Johnson, directed by Mary Lambert, and starring Brooke Shields, Cary Elwes, Lee Ross, Andi Osho, Tina Gray and Eilidh Loan.

Movie plot

Sophie is an American writer seeking to buy a castle in Scotland to celebrate Christmas, but the owner Duke Myles does not want to sell his legacy to a foreigner, they argue too much until they become closer than what they think.

Movie Time: 1 hour and 38 minutes.

Movie type: Comedy, Drama and Adventure.

Anna and the Apocalypse

Another one of the best fantasy Christmas movies created by Alan McDonald and Ryan McHenry, directed by John McPhail, and starring Ella Hunt, Malcolm Cumming, Sarah Swire, Christopher Leveaux, Marli Siu, Ben Wiggins, Mark Benton and Paul Kaye.

Movie Plot

The movie is about a zombie apocalypse that hit Little Haven town on Christmas, now Anna and her teenage friends had to defend themselves by any means necessary. They tried to reach their school because they thought it will be safe for them, but they had to avoid zombies, snowmen, the shopper and even Santa. Could they survive at the end?

Movie Time: 1 hour and 33 minutes.

Movie type: Comedy, Horror and Musical.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

A funny movie and one of the best fantasy Christmas movies created by Dr. Seuss, Jeffrey Price and Peter S. Seaman, directed by Ron Howard, and starring Jim Carrey, Taylor Momsen, Kelley, Jeffrey Tambor, Christine Baranski, Bill Irwin and Molly Shannon.

Movie Plot

Whoville is a magical land, you can find it inside a snowflake, there are creatures living on this land called “Whos” and all of these creatures like Christmas.

However, this peaceful species is threatened by a creature called the Grinch, a bad person who hates Christmas and wants to steal it from them. Could his evil plot come to fruition?

Movie Time: 1 hour and 44 minutes.

Movie type: Comedy, Family and Fantasy.

Hanan Hikal
Hanan Hikal
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