Can You Guess the Christmas Movie From a Single Sentence?

By: Jouviane Alexandre
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Deck the halls with boughs of holly! It's the Christmas season, and what would it be without our favorite Christmas movies? Can you guess the popular Christmas movie from just one sentence? Let's find out!

A group of puppets help Ebenezer Scrooge figure out the true meaning of Christmas.

A Muppet Christmas Carol is the 1992 film based on the story of Charles Dickens. In their own adaptation of "A Christmas Carol," the muppets help Ebenezer Scrooge through his story of discovering the true meaning of Christmas.

When a storm witch threatens to put Santa out of business, a small reindeer overcomes the odds and saves the day.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is the 1998 film about a reindeer that gets bullied for having a red nose. He soon becomes the hero of the day when he is able to save Christmas. The film features voice overs from John Goodman, Whoopi Goldberg, and Debbie Reynolds.

An angel visits a suicidal man and shows him how life would be if he didn't exist.

It's a Wonderful Life is a classic 1946 Christmas film. Starring James Stewart and Donna Reed, the film follows George Bailey, a suicidal man, who is shown how he has impacted others lives.

A mean and selfish TV exec is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.

Bill Murray stars in the 1988 film, "Scrooged." Another telling of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, the film follows, Frank Cross, a TV exec who forces his employees to work on Christmas Eve to put on a production of A Christmas Carol. The film also stars Karen Allen and John Forsythe.

A criminal and his friend, posing as Santa and an elf, plan to steal from a department store.

"Bad Santa" is a 2003 film starring Billy Bob Thornton where he poses as Santa with plans to steal from department stores. The film also stars Tony Cox and Bernie Mac.

Two soldiers turned entertainers team up with two sisters to save a dying Vermont inn.

Bing Crosby stars in the 1954 Christmas film, "White Christmas." The film also stars Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, and Vera-Ellen. "White Christmas" follows two soldiers who turn to the entertainment world after their discharge. They meet two performing sisters, who they eventually fall in love with.

Two friends decide to swap houses during the holiday season before falling in love with two locals.

"The Holiday" is a 2006 film starring Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet. When both friends go through relationship issues, they decide to swap houses for the holiday and each meet a man (Jude Law and Jack Black).

An awful man is met by three spirits on Christmas Eve.

Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" has been converted into film many times. The role of Ebenezer Scrooge has been filled by actors such as Jim Carrey, Patrick Stewart, and Edward Asner.

After accidentally burning down a Christmas tree, two friends go on an adventure to get a new one.

"A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas" is a 2011 film starring John Cho and Kal Penn. The film follows the two best friends, Harold and Kumar, as they reunite and go on a Christmas adventure after burning down Harold's father's Christmas tree. The film also stars Neil Patrick Harris.

Following his death, a man is able to return as a snowman.

"Jack Frost" is the 1998 film starring Michael Keaton and Kelly Preston. The film follows a father who is able to return to life as a snowman following his death.

After a couple decides not to celebrate Christmas without their daughter, chaos ensues when she announces she's returning for the holiday.

"Christmas with the Kranks" is a 2004 film starring Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis. The film follows the Krank family, who usually have an extravagant display but decide not to celebrate Christmas without their daughter. When she announces her return, the family scrambles to recreate their holiday spirit.

A selfish publicist is visited by her deceased client and is warned to change her ways before it's too late.

Christmas Cupid is the TV Christmas film starring Christina Milian, Ashley Benson, and Chad Michael Murray. The film came out in 2010 on ABC Family (now Freeform).

A young girl, living at the Plaza Hotel, tries to stop the marriage of the hotel owner's daughter.

"Eloise at Christmastime" is a 2003 film starring Sofia Vassilieva and Julie Andrews. The film follows a young girl, who while living in the Plaza Hotel gets into a mischief as she tries to stop a wedding.

A young boy learns about the meaning of Christmas as he takes a train to the North Pole.

"The Polar Express" is a 2004 animated film about a young boy who travels the North Pole by train. The film features voice-overs by Tom Hanks and Daryl Sabara.

A young boy, confused about the meaning of Christmas, goes on a search for the answer.

"A Charlie Brown Christmas" is a 1965 animated film about the Peanuts comic strip characters. The film follows Charlie Brown as he searches for joy and the true meaning of Christmas.

After each of their parents get divorced, a couple is forced to visit all of their parents on Christmas.

"Four Christmases" is a 2008 Christmas film starring Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughn. The film follows the couple as they travel to each of their parents' houses for Christmas.

A family tries to celebrate Christmas but is met with chaos each step of the way.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a 1989 film starring Chevy Chase and Beverly D'Angelo. The last film in the National Lampoon series, it follows the Griswold family as they try to celebrate Christmas, but are met with issues and dysfunction.

After meeting Old St. Nick, a man decides to help Santa convince another man to be the next Santa.

"Ernest Saves Christmas" is a 1988 film starring Jim Varney. The film follows Ernest, a cab driver, who gets fired after doing a good deed for Santa. He then tries to help Santa find his successor and convince him to take the position.

A single painter kidnaps a man to bring home to her parents for Christmas.

"Holiday in Handcuffs" is a 2007 ABC Family film starring Melissa Joan Hart and Mario Lopez. The film follows a painter, who post-breakup, kidnaps a customer at the restaurant she works at, in order to bring him home to her parents for the holidays.

A young boy tries to convince everyone that the best Christmas present ever is a B.B. gun.

"A Christmas Story" is the 1983 film that focuses on a young boy, Ralphie, who tries to convince many that a B.B. gun is the best Christmas president. After knocking off his glasses and breaking them, he tries to convince his parents that is wasn't because of the B.B. gun. The film stars Melinda Dillon and Darren McGavin.

A month before Christmas, a group of individuals deal with love in London.

"Love Actually" is a 2003 about several couples during the holiday season in London. The film features an impressive ensemble cast of Hugh Grant, Liam Neeson, Colin Firth, Laura Linney, Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman, and more.

A conservative woman goes to spend the holidays with her boyfriend's rambunctious and outgoing family.

"The Family Stone" is a 2005 film starring Sarah Jessica Parker, Dermot Mulroney, and Diane Keaton. SJP plays a conservative NYC exec who goes to spend the holidays with her boyfriend's family, played by Dermot Mulroney.

A Christmas lover receives a snowglobe for the holidays, that she is able to travel between worlds with.

"Snowglobe" is an ABC Family film starring Christina Milian and John Cooke. Milian plays a woman who loves Christmas, and after receiving a snowglobe learns that she is able to travel back and forth between the worlds. She soon finds herself stuck and must find a way to escape.

After being rejected by her mother's former singing group, a young female forms her own group.

"The Mistle-Tones" is an ABC Family Christmas movie starring Tia Mowry and Tori Spelling. The film follows Tia Mowry who plays a young woman named Holly. After being rejected from joining the Snow Belles, a group founded by her mother, she forms her own, the Mistle-Tones.

After a woman finds out she has a terminal illness, she spends the holidays in Europe.

"Last Holiday" is a 2006 film starring Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, and Gerard Depardieu. The film follows a modest woman, who after learning she has weeks to live, travels to Europe to spend her final days.

A young lawyer decides to represent an old man who has been institutionalized after claiming to be the real Santa Claus.

Maureen O'Hara and John Payne star in the 1947 film "Miracle on 34th Street." The film follows a young female lawyer who tries to help an old man who claims to be Santa Claus.

A young boy is accidentally left at his house during the holidays and must protect it from a pair of thieves.

"Home Alone" is the 1990 film starring Macaulay Culkin. He plays a young boy who is left 'home alone' during the holidays when his family forgets him. The film also stars Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern.

After being raised with elves, a man is sent to find who he truly is.

"Elf" is the 2003 film starring Will Ferrell. In the film, he plays a large, over sized elf who wreaks havoc for the rest of the community. He is then sent to find who he really is. Te film also stars James Caan and Zooey Deschanel.

A resident of Halloweentown tries to bring the Christmas spirit to his town after discovering a portal connecting them to a "Christmas Town."

"The Nightmare Before Christmas" follows Jack Skellington as he tries to bring Christmas to Halloweentown. The film features voice overs from Chris Sarandon, Danny Elfman, and Catherine O'Hara.

After a man accidentally kills Santa, he is forced to take his place.

"The Santa Clause" is a 1994 film starring Tim Allen. He plays a man, who after accidentally causing the death of Santa, takes over the job himself.

An aspiring songwriter, who part-times as a department store Santa, begins a relationship with a single mother after fulfilling her daughter's Christmas wish.

Starring Gabrielle Union and Morris Chestnut, "The Perfect Holiday" is a 2007 film about an aspiring songwriter who begins a relationship with a single mother after her daughter wishes for a man to give her a compliment. The film also stars Terrence Howard and Queen Latifah.

After promising to get his son an action figure for Christmas, a father must run all over town trying to find it.

"Jingle All the Way" is a 1996 Christmas film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sinbad. The film follows a father, who after promising to buy his son an action figure, must run all over town to find the sold out toy.

During the holidays, two men's lives are swapped by a pair of brothers.

"Trading Places" is a 1983 film starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. The film follows the pair as their lives are swapped during the holiday season.

A group of friends reunite after 15 years for the holidays.

"The Best Man Holiday" is a 2013 Christmas film that acts as the sequel to the 1999 film. Following the characters of the first film, we watch as the friends reunite after 15 years. The film stars an ensemble of Morris Chestnut, Taye Diggs, Regina Hall, Terrence Howard, Sanaa Lathan, and Nia Long.

A green creature plans to ruin the Christmas plans of nearby town, Whoville.

"How the Grinch Stole Christmas" is a 2000 film based on the Dr. Seuss story. The film follows the Grinch, played by Jim Carrey, who plans to 'steal' Christmas from the residents of Whoville.

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