Below you will find some top must watch Christmas movies from the 1980s. These classic 80s Christmas movies are full of nostalgia and will be sure to bring you back to your childhood winter days.
The Ultimate List of 80s Christmas Movies by Year
Below, you will find Christmas films broken down by year, so can find your favorite Christmas shows to watch from each year of the 1980s. Bring out the Christmas cookies, hot cocoa and enjoy these well-loved holiday movies again and again!
1981 Christmas Movies
Alvin and the Chipmunks: A Chipmunk Christmas
Starring: Ross Bagdasarian Jr., Janice Karman, Frank Welker, Dody Goodman, Thomas H. Watkins
Since this film is the oldest in the list, it gets the title of a vintage 80s Christmas movie. This must-watch animated Christmas movie that you can enjoy with the whole family.
1982 Christmas Movies
Starring: Peter Auty, David Bowie and Raymond Briggs
This short film is a classic Christmas show from the 80s that is a family favorite.
1983 Christmas Movies
A Christmas Story
Starring: Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon and Darren McGavin.
This classic Christmas movie about a young boy and his Christmas wish is one that you will go back to every year!
Mickey’s Christmas Carol
Starring: Alan Young, Wayne Allwine, Hal Smith
Mickey and his friends tell the story of Ebenezer Scrooge in this animated Christmas classic movie from 1983.
1984 Christmas Movies
A Christmas Carol
Starring: George C. Scott, Frank Finlay, Angela Pleasence
This is a classic holiday movie that you can watch in all varieties of and still love the same.
The Night They Saved Christmas
Starring: Jaclyn Smith, Art Carney, Paul Le Mat
1985 Christmas Movies
One Magic Christmas
Starring: Mary Steenburgen, Harry Dean Stanton, Michelle Meyrink
Santa Claus: The Movie
Starring: Dudley Moore, John Lithgow
1986 Christmas Movies
Babes in Toyland
Starring: Drew Barrymore, Keanu Reeves and more.
The Christmas Toy
Starring: Dave Goelz, Brian Henson, Kathryn Mullen and Jerry Nelson
1987 Christmas Movies
Christmas Comes to Willow Creek
Starring: John Schneider, Tom Wopat and Kim Delaney
1988 Christmas Movies
Ernest Saves Christmas
Starring: Jim Varney, Noelle Parker, Douglas Seale
Starring: Bill Murray , Karen Allen and John Forsythe
The Brady Bunch: A Very Brady Christmas
Starring: Florence Henderson, Robert Reed, Ann B. Davis
1989 Christmas Movies
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Starring: Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Juliette Lewis
This 80s Christmas comedy is a film that will keep you laughing the whole way through. If you love other Chevy Chase movies from the 1980s, then you’ll definitely love this film too!
Starring: Sam Elliott and Cloris Leachman