Top 5 Must-See Animation Movies for Christmas

Posted 2015/12/18 3940 0

This list is based on the ranking on IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes, two of the most trusted measurements of movie and TV programming quality for millions of moviegoers.

1.    A Christmas Carol (2009)

Ebenezer Scrooge begins the Christmas holiday with his usual miserly contempt, barking at his faithful clerk and his cheery nephew. But, when the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Yet to Come take him on an eye-opening journey revealing truths Old Scrooge is reluctant to face, he must open his heart to undo years of ill will before it's too late. 

This movie is directed by Robert Zemeckis, retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel. Thanks to the excellent voice of Jim Carrey, the viewers can clearly follow the changes of Ebenezer Scrooge, from a stingy and cranky old man to a miserably lonely one. With the scenes exploiting his vulnerable soul, many viewers just can't help being moved. However, there are some scenes considered to create tension and fear for children.

2.    The Polar Express (2004)

The movie tells the story of a young hero boy on Christmas Eve who boards on a powerful magical train that's headed to the North Pole and Santa Claus's home. What unfolds is an adventure which follows a doubting boy, who takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole; during this ride, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery which shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

There's just so much about this technologically groundbreaking movie, from Academy Award-winning director Robert Zemeckis and star Tom Hanks. As thoroughly secular Christmas stories go, The Polar Express has a tender heart and enough visual tricks to wow even adults.

3.    Tokyo Godfathers (2003)

The story takes place in Shinjuku, Tokyo, on Christmas Eve. Middle-aged has-been Gin, aging transvestite Hana, and teenage runaway Miyuki are three homeless friends who have formed a kind of makeshift family structure. Their bond is tested when they find an abandoned baby while searching for food in a garbage dump. They have no choice but to care for the infant themselves. The group travels throughout the city, searching for the baby's parents and coping with their personal reactions to the situation.

Tokyo Godfathers, the amazing movie of Japanese director Satoshi Kon, is considered as one of the best Christmas movies ever.

4.    Arthur Christmas (2011)

Arthur Christmas reveals the incredible, never-before seen answer to every child's question: 'So how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?' The answer: Santa's exhilarating, ultra-high-tech operation hidden beneath the North Pole. Set on Christmas night, the film tells a story about the Santa Claus' clumsy son Arthur Claus who discovers that the Santas' high-tech ship has failed to deliver one girl's present, goes on a mission to save her Christmas, accompanied only by his aging grandfather, a rebellious yet enthusiastic young Christmas Elf obsessed with wrapping gifts for children, and a team of eight strong, magical yet untrained reindeer.

With the voices of experienced actors such as James McAvoy, Hugh Laurie, Bill Nighy, Jim Broadbent, Imelda Staunton, etc, Arthur Christmas brings the audience cinematic experiences rich in humanity and emotion alongside extremely beautiful scenes in 3D.

5.    The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

The movie tells the story of Jack Skellington, aka the Pumpkin King, who is bored with his job and feels that life in Halloweenland lacks meaning, despite having recently presided over a very successful Halloween. Then he stumbles upon Christmastown and promptly decides to make the Yuletide his own.

An animated blockbuster comes from director Tim Burton. The poster might look a little horrifying, but don't judge a movie by its poster, it's actually always on the top of best Christmas movies.

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