Based on the novel by Robert Nathan. Cary Grant stars as an angel who materializes in answer to the prayers of a harried young bishop, David Niven. Niven's efforts to raise money for a new cathedral have endangered his marriage to beautiful Loretta Young. Grant enters the bishop's household hoping to end the problems plaguing the family, but instead the bishop's negelected wife becomes infatuated with him.
Based on the poem by Dylan Thomas. Filmed on location in a small Welsh village, this video celebrates the wonders of a childhood Christmas when on Christmas Eve, Old Geraint shares his heartwarming stories and memories with his beloved grandson, Thomas.
From the Crucifixion to the coming of the Crusades, Christianity, the first thousand years traces the rise of one of the world's great religions. Scholars explore the intertwined fates of the Roman Empire and the faith it persecuted, then later adopted. Theologians reveal how the New Testament was shaped, how pagan festivals were transformed into Christian holidays, and how modern discoveries shed new light on the dawn of Christianity.
Old Ebenezer Scrooge, the meanest miser in London, is visited one Christmas eve by three spirits who change his life forever. Patrick Stewart stars as Scrooge in this brilliant presentation of Charles Dickens' holiday classic the most heartwarming, compelling and powerful adaptation ever filmed.
Based on the classic story by Charles Dickens. Ebenezer Scrooge (Jim Carrey) 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.
Based on the novel: "In God We Trust, All Others Pay Cash" by Jean Shepherd. A young boy must convince his parents that a toy rifle is the only Christmas gift that will make Christmas worthwhile. Not only do his parents face what many other parents do during that time of the year, but their actions fit in with the All-American Christmas.
Christmas is the perfect season for Clark Griswold (Chevy Chase) and his family. Clark's a disaster waiting to happen. You have to see it to believe it. There are 25,000 lights on the Griswold rooftop. An exploding turkey. And a house full of relatives.
New York detective John McClane has just arrived in Los Angeles to spend Christmas with his family. As he waits for his estranged wife's office Christmas party to break up, German terrorists occupy the building, and McClane wages a one-man war to stop them.
Ron Howard directs this adaptation of the book by Dr. Seuss. Why is the Grinch (Jim Carrey) such a grouch? No one seems to know, until little Cindy Lou Who takes matters into her own hands and turns both Whoville and the Grinch's world upside down, inside out, and funny side up in her search for the true meaning of Christmas
When Swiper tries to swipe the Christmas star from Dora's Nochebuena party, he lands on Santa's naughty list. To get back on the nice list, Dora must help Swiper travel to the past, the present, and the future to discover the true spirit of Christmas.
A human baby (Will Ferrell) accidentally ends up at the North Pole and grows up among the elf community. At age 30, he discovers he's human, and when Santa crashes his sleigh in Central Park, it's Buddy's moment to shine.
Based on the book by Russell and Lillian Hoban. Emmet and Ma Otter enter a talent contest with the hopes of winning the cash prize just in time for Christmas, and learn that family, not money, is the greatest Christmas gift of all.
Collection of films of O. Henry's two most published stories and a third tape telling O. Henry's story. In "The Gift of the Magi," a husband and wife sacrifice treasured possessions in order to buy each other Christmas presents. In "The Last Leaf," an artist forfeits his life while painting the last leaf on a vine, giving hope to a girl who has lost the will to live.
When happily unmarried San Francisco couple Kate & Brad (Reese Witherspoon & Vince Vaughn) find themselves socked in by fog on Christmas morning, their exotic vacation plans morph into the family-centric holiday they had, until now, gleefully avoided.
Explore the life of Jesus and the movement he started, challenging familiar assumptions and conventional notions about the origins of Christianity. Drawing upon new and sometimes controversial historical evidence and interviews with the nation's leading New Testament scholars, the series transports the viewer back two thousand years to the time and place where Jesus once lived and preached.
This darkly festive tale of a yuletide ghoul reveals an irreverently twisted side to the holiday. The horror-comedy tells the story of young Max, who turns his back on Christmas as his dysfunctional family comes together and comically clashes over the holidays. When they accidentally unleash the wrath of Krampus, an ancient entity from European folklore, all hell breaks loose and beloved holiday icons take on a monstrous life of their own.
Madea gets coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas, but the biggest surprise is what they'll find when they arrive. As the small, rural town prepares for its annual Christmas Carnival, new secrets are revealed and old relationships are tested while Madea dishes her own brand of Christmas Spirit to all.
Choose original 1947 black & white version or 1985 color version. The real Santa is hired by Macy's to play the department store's Santa in the Thanksgiving Day parade, but has to prove in court that he is who he says he is.
Begins with the slaughter of Bethlehem's innocents under orders from a paranoid King Herod. Go back a year to the prophecy that informs Zechariah that his wife, Elizabeth, will bear a child. Elizabeth's cousin, the adolescent Mary, struggles with her family to make ends meet and is promised to the carpenter Joseph. Mary is told by the angel Gabriel that she will carry, while still a virgin, the long-awaited Messiah who will liberate the Jews from Herod and his Roman benefactors. Joseph and Mary travel to Bethlehem. Three Magi spend months crossing the desert trying to rendezvous with some point below the convergence of three heavenly bodies in the night sky. Friendship and trust emerges between Mary and Joseph after he is told in a dream that she speaks truthfully about her miraculous pregnancy.
Jack Skellington is the King of Halloween. He becomes bored with the same routine every year. He decides to take a walk in the woods. There, he discovered a door leading to Christmastown and decides to spread Christmas joy to the world. When he is back in Halloweentown he shows his friends what Christmas is like, and he suggests doing Christmas this year instead. But things do not go as planned when Oogie Boogie, an evil gambling boogey man, plots to play a game with Santa Claus' life and creates a nightmare for all the good little boys and girls everywhere. Although Sally attempts to stop him, Jack embarks into the sky on a coffin-like sled pulled by skeletal reindeer.
Matthew Bourne combines Tchaikovsky's much-loved score and Olivier Award-winning designer Anthony Ward's stunning sets and costumes with sizzling choreography. Follow Clara's journey from a bleak Christmas Eve at Dr. Dross' Orphanage, through a shimmering wonderland to the spectacular candy land of Sweetieland.
Tchaikovsky's fantasy-ballet, recorded live from the stage of the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. Tells the story of the nutcracker who comes to life and the battle between the mouse army and the gingerbread soldiers.
When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. Bonus: The computer animation creeps out library staff member Jim Clark.
A little girl finds a wounded reindeer in the woods and believes it is Prancer. Her efforts to nurse it back to health so she can return it to Santa bring about wonderful changes in the lives of everyone in the town.
Though fashioned as popular entertainment with laughs, light moments, and mostly humorous segments, Maher and the filmmakers are serious in castigating the body of literature whose influence on human history has been overwhelmingly negative. A globe-hopping Maher interviews various representatives of the Western religious faiths of Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Mormonism. If, as Maher states, 16% of the U.S. population identifies as secular humanists who don't believe in God, then that's a large cross section of the country whose voices are muffled by the status quo. It is to them, not believers, Maher speaks--preaching the gospel of doubt.
Originally broadcast on television in 1970, this film answers many questions about Santa Claus and the origins of our favorite holiday traditions in this classic about Kris Kringle, the world's most famous gift-giver.
Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) has been Santa Claus for the past eight years, and his elves consider him the best ever. But Santa's world is turned upside down when his son gets on the naughty list, and if Scott doesn't marry soon, he'll stop being Santa forever.
With another Christmas season fast approaching, Santa Claus/Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) is feeling even more pressure. The resulting chaos has Scott rewinding 12 years and juggling a full house of family and the mischievous Jack Frost, who is scheming to take over the 'big guy's' holiday.
A modern version of Dickens' A Christmas Carol, with Bill Murray portraying a nasty, uncaring, unforgiving TV network president. On Christmas Eve he is visited by three ghosts who show him the error of his ways.
On Christmas Eve, Pooh and the gang find Santa's magic toy sack and a lost reindeer. Now the Super Sleuths must return both to the North Pole, where they will soon discover the true spirit of Christmas.
Based on the story by Truman Capote. A little boy is abandoned by his parents and raised by some older unmarried cousins, where he develops a close bond with one of the ladies. When he is urged to move on with his life, he never forgets the memories of his favorite friend.
This comic documenatry directed by Rob VanAlkemade
follows Reverend Billy & the Stop Shopping Gospel Choir (a changing group of volunteers) as they go on a cross-country mission to save Christmas from the Shopocalypse.
Two song-and-dance men team up in show business after the war. Joining forces with a sister act, they trek to Vermont for a white Christmas. The real adventure starts when Crosby and Kaye discover that the inn is run by their old army general who's now in financial trouble.