Classic Christmas Movie Favorites: Photos and Video

classic christmas film images

We've pulled together some of our favorite iconic photos and video clips captured from the scenes of some memorable Christmas movies for your viewing pleasure.

Billy Bob Thornton played a miserable con man posing as Santa so he could rob a department store in the 2003 film 'Bad Santa.'  He made the film shortly after ending his two year marriage with Angelina Jolie.

billy bob thornton is bad santa

Jim Henson had box office success with the retelling of the vintage holiday tale 'The Muppet Christmas Carol' circa 1992.
muppet a christmas carol

It was a triple dog dare in the 1983 classic 'A Christmas Story' that resulted in Flick's tongue getting stuck on a pole in the school yard:

 One of the most enduring Christmas dramas of all time starred veteran actor Jimmy Stewart who played suicidal George Bailey in Frank Capra's 'It's a Wonderful Life.'  Angel Clarence shows George what life would be like if he had never been born and the revelation is life changing for the troubled businessman.
its a wonderful life with jimmy stewart

The 1954 musical 'White Christmas' starred song and dance legends Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye.  Fun fact ... Rosemary Clooney also starred in the film long before her A-list nephew George Clooney was born.
white christmas with bing crosby

A Christmas comedy that has stood the test of time is Will Ferrell's portrayal in 'Elf.'  He discovers that he is human and sets off for New York City to meet his biological father.  The role of Santa is played by Ed Asner.
will ferrell and ed asner in elf

Kris Kringle got a job at Macy's in the 1947 film 'Miracle on 34th Street.'  Natalie Wood played a young girl who didn't believe in Santa Claus.
natalie wood in miracle on 34th street

We've also included one of the most popular recitations concerning the true meaning of Christmas ... courtesy of Linus from 'A Charlie Brown Christmas':

Photos:  WENN, Video Screen Grabs