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Top Picks for Christmas Movies on iPad

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, a classic Christmas movie is a wonderful way to get into the spirit of the season. If you do have an iPad or iPad mini, these top Christmas-themed movies will help lift your spirits and put you in the holiday mood anywhere and anytime..

Top Christmas movies of all time

Love Actually
One of the best written romantic comedies in decades happens to have a Christmas theme. Eight storylines collide in this touching, funny, and highly entertaining look at love, lust, loss, and relationships. Starring Hugh Grant as the British Prime Minister, Keira Knightley as a new bride, Liam Neeson as a newly widowed father, and Bill Nighy as an aging rock star, Love Actually has a lot of heart and a lot of engaging characters to get into.

A Christmas Story
This funny and heartwarming 1983 movie tells the story of Ralphie and his Christmas wish for a Red Rider BB gun. Ralphie wants a Red Ryder BB gun, but his parents keep telling him it’s too dangerous. But that doesn’t stop Ralphie from driving his poor parents crazy by actively campaigning for the gun.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
This is my personal favorite film of all the National Lampoon Griswold family adventures. When the squirrel comes flying out of the Christmas tree, it never fails to send me into a fit of uncontrollable laughter. All Clark wants is for this family (even those members he didn’t invite) to have a great holiday, but just about everything that could go wrong, does go wrong.

It’s a Wonderful Life
My favorite Christmas movie of them all is largely a drama, but after years of wrestling with its omission from this list, I’ve determined the film must be included. Laced with homespun humor and the promise of post-WWII Americana, Frank Capra’s brilliant film (based on a Christmas card) is often warm, fuzzy, and funny. Could anything possibly be more smile-filled satisfying than the romance of George (James Stewart) and Mary (Donna Reed)? The black-and-white photography is beautiful, too.

Dr. Seuss™ How the Grinch Stole Christmas
A cartoon classic that is just as fresh today as when it debuted in 1966. Who can forget the Grinch stealing Christmas from Whoville?

The Nightmare Before Christmas
A perfect movie for those searching for a non-traditional film. This 1993 favorite is known for its incredible animation and edgy Christmas theme. Jack Skellington is supposed to be all about Halloween, but he finds himself fascinated with Christmas and wants to take over that holiday by kidnapping Santa.

Miracle on 34th Street
Irresistible. A department store Santa claims to be the real deal. To prove it, he lands in court, converting a skeptical six-year-old (Natalie Wood) into a believer. The comic fantasy won three Oscars, including best supporting actor Edmund Gwenn as Kris Kringle, original story, and screenplay. Then it became a quintessential holiday classic. Maureen O’Hara and John Payne co-star. Remade in 1994.

The Bishop’s Wife
This magical, reverent comedy is among the very best of all Hollywood Christmases. A stranger (Cary Grant) comes to town to help erect a new church. Along the way, he might be falling in love with a married woman. –And there’s another catch. He’s an angel. Opposite David Niven and Loretta Young, Grant is remarkable in his gentle, understated approach. Remade as “The Preacher’s Wife” (1996).

Tips for playing Christmas movies on iPad

Most of these classic movies stored on DVD disc. To play movies on iPad, you should rip DVD videos to iPad supported formats. Here is a detailed guide on How to Play DVD on iPad.