Christmas Movies on DVD

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Here are movies with Christmas in the background and not as the main plot, or holiday movies with dark themes,
or maybe they just have a "wintery" spirit.

Also on this page are the Top 20 Very Scary Christmas Movies (aka Christmas Horror
or Christmas Slasher Films) for those who enjoy very dark holiday movies.

Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights (2002)
Starring: Adam Sandler, Jackie Titone, Austin Stout, Kevin Nealon, and Rob Schneider.

Special Features: Commentary by the producers and animators, Making-of featurettes, 13 deleted/alternate scenes with optional commentary, Multi-angle animation progression, "Chanukah Song Part 3" music video, "A Day with the Meatball" short film, and "NBA: Love It Live" TV spot.

Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007)
Starring: Jason Lee, David Cross, and Cameron Richardson, with the voices of Justin Long, Matthew Gray Gubler, and Jesse McCartney.

Special Features: "Chip-Chip-Hooray!" Chipmunk History featurette, "Hitting the Harmony" featurette, and a sneak peek at Horton Hears a Who!

The Apartment (1960)
(Collector's Edition)
Starring: Jack Lemmon, Shirley MacLaine, Fred MacMurray, Dorothy Abbott, and Edie Adams.

Special Features: Audio Commentary from film producer/historian Bruce Block, "Inside The Apartment" documentary, and "Magic Time: The Art of Jack Lemmon" featurette.

Die Hard (1988)
(Steelbook Special Edition)
Starring: Bruce Willis, Reginald VelJohnson, Bonnie Bedelia, and Alan Rickman.

Special Features: Commentary by: director John McTiernan and production designer Jackson DeGovia, Commentary by: visual effects producer Richard Edlund (scene specific). Disc 1: Branching version with extended power shutdown scene, DVD-ROM features including script-to-screen comparison.
Disc 2: Two extended scenes: Airplane Sequence and Power Shutdown; The cutting room: Re-edit your favorite scenes; Deleted lines and sequences reel, Newscasts, Interactive articles, Screenplay, Still gallery; DVD-ROM: Links, Game Demos, and more.

Die Hard 2 (1990)
(Special Edition)
Starring: Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, William Atherton, William Sadler, and John Amos.

Special Features: Commentary by: director Renny Harlin, "Die Harder: The Making of Die Hard 2" (23 min; created for FOX affiliate networks), Making-of featurette (4 min.; created for FOX publicity's electronic press kit), Trailers and TV spots, Deleted scenes: Merry Christmas, Down the Rabbit Hole, Marvin, The Boiler Room, Interview with Renny Harlin, Villain's profile, Behind-the-scenes and storyboards, Visual effects: ejector seat, airport runway, side-by-side comparisons of chopper, airplane models, and wing fight.

Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Special Edition
Starring: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Michael Hall, and Kathy Baker.

Special Features: Audio commentaries by Tim Burton & Danny Elfman, "Making of" featurette, Original theatrical trailer and TV spots, and Concept Art.

Also available in a collectible tin

Everybody's Fine (2009)
Starring: Robert De Niro, Drew Barrymore, Kate Beckinsale, Sam Rockwell, Melissa Leo, Lucian Maisel, and Damian Young.

Special Features: The Making Of Paul McCartney's "(I Want To) Come Home," and Deleted & Extended Scenes.

The Family Man (2000)
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Tea Leoni, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Piven, and Saul Rubinek.

Special Features: Commentary by: director Brett Ratner, writers David Diamond & David Weissman, Commentary by: producer Marc Abraham, Deleted Footage & Outtakes, Seal "This Could Be Heaven" Music Video, Spotlight on Location, "Hi Jack" montage, DVD-ROM: Music Score Commentary with Danny Elfman, Script to Scene, and Game.

Frozen (2013)
Starring the voices of: Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel, Jonathan Groff, Josh Gad, Santino Fontana, and Alan Tudyk.

Special Features: The Making of Frozen, "D'frosted": from Hans Christian Anderson to Frozen, Deleted Scenes, "Let It Go" music videos, and the Mickey Mouse short film "Get a Horse!"

Also available in 3D Blu-ray (features the Mickey Mouse short "Get a Horse!" in 3D)

Groundhog Day (1993)
15th Ann' Edition
Starring: Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell, Chris Elliott, and Stephen Tobolowsky.

Special Features: Commentary by director Harold Ramis, Documentary: The Weight of Time, The Study of Groundhogs: A Real Life Look at Marmots, A Different Day: An Interview with Harold Ramis, and Deleted Scenes.

Grumpy Old Men (1993)
Starring: Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret, Burgess Meredith, Kevin Pollak, Daryl Hannah, Ossie Davis, Buck Henry, and Christopher McDonald.

Special Features: Production Notes and Trailer.

Harry Potter and the
Sorcerer's Stone (2001)
Starring: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Richard Harris, Maggie Smith, and Robbie Coltrane.

Special Features: 7 deleted scenes, 360 Degree Self-guided tour of Hogwarts, Interviews with director Chris Columbus and producer David Heyman, Games and other Featurettes.

Also available: Ultimate Edition, Hogwarts Collection and 8-Film Collection

The Hebrew Hammer (2003)
Starring: Adam Goldberg, Andy Dick, Judy Greer, Mario Van Peebles, and Peter Coyote.

Special Features: Commentary by actor Adam Goldberg, director Jonathan Kesselman, producer Josh Kesselman and their mother, Sandra, Deleted scenes, Outtakes, Bios, and Behind-the-scenes footage.

The Hogfather (2006)
Starring: Joss Ackland, David Jason, Stephen Marcus, Neil Pearson, and Nigel Planer.

Special Features: Interview with author Terry Pratchett and extended trailer.

The Ice Harvest (2005)
Starring: John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Connie Nielsen, and Oliver Platt.

Special Features: Commentary by Director Harold Ramis, Alternate Endings, Outtakes with Billy Bob Thornton, Featurette: Cracking the Story, Featurette: Beneath the Harvest, and Featurette: Ice Cracking: Analysis of a Scene.

Jack Frost (1998)
Starring: Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston, Joseph Cross, Mark Addy, and Andrew Lawrence.

Special Features: Production Notes and trailers.

Joyeux Noel (2005)
Starring: Lucas Belvaux, Bernard Le Coq, Ian Richardson, Suzanne Flon, Michel Serrault, and Diane Kruger.

Special Features: Commentary from the writer/director Christian Carion and an interview with him as well.

Just Friends (2005)
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris, Chris Klein, and Chris Marquette.

Special Features: Commentary from the writer and filmmakers, Deleted scenes with optional commentary from director Roger Kumble, writer Adam "Tex" Davis and producer Chris Bender, Nine Behind-the-scenes featurettes, Blooper reel, "Jamie Smiles" music video, and Theatrical Trailer.

Lethal Weapon (1987)
(Director's Cut)
Starring: Mel Gibson, Danny Glover, Gary Busey, Mitch Ryan, and Tom Atkins.

Special Features: Seven minutes of additional footage in the film, Production Notes, and Theatrical Trailer.

Little Women (1994)
(Collector's Edition)
Starring: Winona Ryder, Gabriel Byrne, Trini Alvarado, Samantha Mathis, Kirsten Dunst, Claire Danes, Christian Bale, Eric Stoltz, John Neville, Mary Wickes, and Susan Sarandon.

Special Features: Audio Commentary by Director Gillian Armstrong, Score-only viewing option, Two Deleted Scenes with audio commentary, Making-of featurette, Costume designs featurette, talent files, production notes, and trailers.

Also available: Little Women (1949) and Little Women (1933)

The Merry Gentleman (2008)
Starring: Michael Keaton, Kelly MacDonald, William Dick, Bobby Cannavale, and Tom Bastounes.

Special Features: (TBA)

A Midnight Clear (1992)
Starring: Peter Berg, Kevin Dillon, Arye Gross, Ethan Hawke, Gary Sinise, and Frank Whaley.

Special Features: From the previous release: Audio commentary from the Director and star Ethan Hawke, Deleted scenes with Director's commentary, and Trailer.

Millions (2005)
Starring: Alexander Nathan Etel, Lewis McGibbon, James Nesbitt, Daisy Donovan, and Christopher Fulford.

Special Features: Audio commentary by director Danny Boyle and screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce, Deleted scenes, and behind-the-scenes featurettes.

Nobody's Fool (1994)
Starring: Paul Newman, Jessica Tandy, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, Dylan Walsh, and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Special Features: (none)

An Old Fashioned
Thanksgiving (2008)
Starring: Jacqueline Bissett, Tatiana Maslany, Helena Joy, and Ted Atherton.

Special Features: "On Location" making-of featurette.


Planes, Trains
and Automobiles (1987)
(Those Aren't Pillows Edition)
Starring: Steve Martin and John Candy.

Special Features: Getting There is Half the Fun: The Story of Planes Trains and Automobiles, John Hughes for Adults. A Tribute to John Candy, Deleted Scene: "Airplane Food".

The Ref (1994)
Starring: Denis Leary, Kevin Spacey, and Judy Davis.

Special Features: (none)

Reindeer Games (2000)
(Director's Cut)
Starring: Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise, Charlize Theron, Dennis Farina, James Frain, Donal Logue, Danny Trejo, and Isaac Hayes.

Special Features: Director's Cut Commentary By Director John Frankenheimer, Original Theatrical Cut Scenes, and Behind-The-Scenes Featurette.

Secrets in the Snow (2008)
Starring: Ashley Murray, Aaron Michael Johnson, Vincent R. Seidle, Elizabeth Potthast, Hollie Shay, Katie MCaffrey.

Special Features: (none)


The Sound of Music (1965)
Starring: Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer, Richard Haydn, Peggy Wood, and Anna Lee.

Special Features: Audio Commentaries with Julie Andrews, Christopher Plummer and Director Robert Wise, "Your Favorite Things: An Interactive Celebration" - All-New Immersive Viewing Experience with Behind-the-Scenes Images, On-Screen Lyrics, Trivia Track and Location Quiz, "Musical Stages: Creating The Sound of Music" documentary, and other featurettes.

Also available in a Limited Edition Gift Set

The Sound of Music Live! (2013)
Starring: Carrie Underwood, Stephen Moyer, Audra McDonald, Laura Benanti, and Christian Borle.

Special Features: Behind-the-scenes featurette.

Thanksgiving Treasure (1973)
(aka The Holiday Treasure)
Starring: Jason Robards, Midred Natwick, Barnard Hughes, and Kathryn Walker.

Special Features: Also includes "The House Without a Christmas Tree" (which is also sold separately)

Trading Places (1983)
Starring: Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche, Denholm Elliott, and Jamie Lee Curtis.

Special Features: Making of featurette, deleted scene with commentary by executive producer, trivia pop ups, and more.

Trapped in Paradise (1994)
Starring: Nicolas Cage, Jon Lovitz, Dana Carvey, Richard B. Shull, and Jack Heller.

Special Features: Original theatrical trailer.

While You Were Sleeping (1995)
Starring: Sandra Bullock, Bill Pullman, Peter Gallagher, Peter Boyle, Jack Warden, Glynis Johns, and Micole Mercurio.

Special Features: Trailer

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Black Christmas (1974)
(Special Edition)
Starring:Olivia Hussey, Keir Dullea, Margot Kidder, John Saxon, Marian Waldman.

Special Features: Two newly-discovered original scenes with a new vocal soundtrack, "The 12 Days of Black Christmas" featurette, Interview segments with Olivia Hussey and Margot Kidder, and a Midnight screening Q&A with John Saxon, Bob Clark, and Carl Zittrer.

Also available: Black X-Mas (2006) (Unrated)

A Cadaver Christmas (2011)
Starring: Daniel Rairdin-Hale, Hanlong Smith-Dorsey, Yosh Hayashi, and Ben Hopkins.

Special Features: (none)

The Children (2008)
Starring: Eva Birthistle, Stephen Campbell Moore, Jeremy Sheffield, Rachel Shelley, and Hannah Tointon.

Special Features: Several behind-the-scenes featurettes and Deleted scenes.

Child's Play (1988)
Starring: Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon, Alex Vincent, and Dinah Manoff.

Special Features: Two audio commentaries, Several new and original behind-the-scenes featurettes, and Original trailer.

Christmas Evil (1980)
(Special Edition)
Starring: Brandon Maggart, Jeffrey DeMunn, Dianne Hull, Andy Fenwick, and Brian Neville.

Special Features: Two audio commentaries - one with cult director John Waters, Director's Cut Version, Storyboards, and Audition tapes.

Christmas with the Dead (2012)
Starring: Damian Maffei, Brad Maule, Kasey Lansdale, Chet Williamson, and Kurt Stringer.

Special Features: Deleted scenes, Commentary by director Lankford and actor Kasey Lansdale, and Soundtrack featurette.

Dead End (2004)
Starring: Ray Wise, Lin Shaye, Jimmie F. Skaggs, Steve Valentine, and Amber Smith.

Special Features: (none)

Don't Open Till Christmas (1984)
Starring: Edmund Purdom, Alan Lake, and Belinda Mayne.

Special Features: Behind-the-scenes documentary, Trailers, and Production notes.

Gremlins (1984)
Special Edition
Starring: Zach Galligan, Phoebe Cates, Hoyt Axton, Howie Mandel (voice), Keye Luke, Judge Reinhold, Corey Feldman, and Polly Holliday.

Special Features: Commentary by: director Joe Dante, Phoebe Cates, Zach Galligan, Dick Miller and Howie Mandel, Commentary by: director Joe Dante, Producer Michael Finnell and Effects Specialist Chris Walas, All-new 2001 digital transfer and remastered sound, 10 Minutes of never-before-seen footage, Behind-the-scenes documentary, and Photo/Storyboard gallery.

Jack Frost (1997)
Starring: Scott MacDonald, Christopher Allport, Stephen Mendel, Rob LaBelle, F. William Parker, Eileen Seeley.

Special Features: Movie factoids.

Also available: Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer Snowman (2000)


Krampus (2015)
Starring: Adam Scott, Toni Collette, David Koechner, Allison Tolman, and Conchata Ferrell.

Special Features: (TBA)

P2 (2007)
Starring: Rachel Nichols and Wes Bentley.

Special Features: Audio commentary with the filmmakers and Behind-the-scenes featurettes.

Rare Exports:
A Christmas Tale (2010)
Starring: Jorma Tommila, Peeter Jakobi, Onni Tommila, Tommi Korpela.

Special Features: The two short prequels "Rare Exports Inc." (2003) and "Rare Exports Inc.: The Official Safety Instructions" (2005), Making-of featurettes, Still gallery, and Trailer.

Saint Nick (2010)
(aka Sint)
Starring: Egbert Jan Weeber, Bert Luppes, Huub Stapel, and Caro Lenssen.

Special Features: Trailer.

Santa's Slay (2005)
Starring: Bill Goldberg, Douglas Smith, Emilie de Ravin, Robert Culp, Saul Rubinek, Chris Kattan, Fran Drescher, and Dave Thomas.

Special Features: Commentary with the filmmakers, Making-of featurettes, Deleted Scenes, Blooper Reel, and Trailers.

Silent Night (2012)
Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Jaime King, Donal Logue, Ellen Wong, and Brendan Fehr.

Special Features: Behind the scenes featurette and deleted scenes.

Silent Night, Bloody Night (1973)
Starring: Patrick O'Neal, John Carradine, James Patterson, Walter Abel, Mary Wornonov, and Astrid Heeren.

Special Features: Audio Interview With Director Charles E. Sellier, Jr., Santa's Stocking of Outrage. Audio Commentary with the filmmakers and actor James Newman, Theatrical Trailer, Poster And Still Gallery, DVD-ROM Original Screenplay.

NOTE: Since this film is in the public domain, it has been released by several studios. This version from Film Chest is arguably the best quality available.

Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
Starring: Lilyan Chauvin, Gilmer McCormick, Toni Nero, and Linnea Quigley.

Special Features: Audio Interview With Director Charles E. Sellier, Jr., Santa's Stocking of Outrage, and also includes "Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2."

Also available: 30th Anniversary Edition on Blu-ray and 3-Disc Set of Parts III, IV, and V.

Tales from the Crypt (1972)
Starring: In "And All Through the House": Joan Collins, Chloe Franks, Martin Boddey, and Oliver MacGreevy. In all other segments: Ralph Richardson, Peter Cushing, Roy Dotrice, Richard Greene, Ian Hendry, and Patrick Magee.

Special Features: (none)

Also available: Tales from the Crypt: The Robert Zemeckis Collection (1989), featuring a remake of "And All Through the House."

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