How do you get in the Christmas spirit? One might say putting up a Christmas tree, turning on the holiday tunes and the big turkey for the Christmas meal. It's not just that, as a film-making tradition that dates back to 1898, Hallmark Christmas movies have been giving people seasonal cheer with a positive note, leaving a happy and festive mood. Want to put on one and spend a nice time with your loved ones during holidays? Check out below for the best Hallmark Christmas movies of all time.

Part 1: 5 Best Hallmark Christmas Movies on iTunes in 2021

Looking for some Hallmark Christmas movies to go through the holidays when 2021 is soon to be gone? Here are the 5 best movies to get you in the spirit of Christmas.

Trading Places(1980)

Trending Places(1980) is one of the greatest Hallmark Christmas movies ever made. The movie follows a bet made by an upper-class investor between a poor street con artist, to swap their life circumstances. Trending Places is a box office success and received multiple award nominations including an Academy Award.

Home Alone (1990)

Home Alone(1990) has been considered as one of the best Hallmark Christmas movies of all time. The story is about an eight-year-old troublemaker who managed to protect his house when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. It used to be the highest-grossing live-action comedy until 2011.

The Polar Express(2004)

Starring Tom Hanks, The Polar Express(2004) follows a young boy who embarks on a journey to the North Pole to visit Santa Claus preparing for Christmas. Unlike the usual Hallmark Christmas movies, The Polar Express has a deep and shivery tone instead of mindless jolliness which is critically acclaimed.

The Nightmare Before Christmas(1993)

The Nightmare Before Christmas(1993) is a stop-motion animated Hallmark Christmas movie directed by Henry Selick. It's a story about Jack Skellington, the King of "Halloween Town" who comes across the "Christmas Town" and becomes obsessed with it. The movie is both a critical and commercial success, generating a cult following.

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas(2000)

Based on Dr. Seuss's 1957 book, the movie is one of the best Hallmark Christmas movies. Grinch Stole Christmas(2000) is a story of the revenge-seeking Grinch, a group of green people who live on the outskirts of Whoville, who plan to ruin Christmas in town. It used to be the second highest-grossing holiday movie until 2018.

Part 2: 5 Best Hallmark Christmas Movies on iTunes in 2020

While 2020 is admittedly difficult for all of us, it's important to celebrate the holidays with some positive Hallmark Christmas movies to cheer us up.

Lucy Shimmers' Christmas Miracle(2020)

Released in 2020, Lucy Shimmers' Christmas Miracle(2020) is one of the must-watch Hallmark Christmas movies. It's a heart-wrenching tale that is meant to become a new Christmas classic. The story follows the hardened criminal Edgar crossing paths with Lucy, a little girl who transforms his life completely.

Christmas With a Crown(2020)

Christmas With a Crown(2020) is a Cinderella story, except the female lead is a successful woman, Cassie, who meets Nicholas, a prince in disguise when she returns to her hometown spending Christmas. Even though packed with some cliché, it's one of the romantic Hallmark Christmas movies worth your time.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation(1989)

The movie is the third entry of National Lampoon magazine's Vacation film series. It's a story of the Griswold family's plans for a big Christmas celebration yet turns out to be the opposite. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation(1989) received mixed to positive reviews and became a Christmas classic over time.

Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale(2007)

Tom and Jerry: A Nutcracker Tale(2007) is the semi-adaptation of the series that keeps the essential punish-Tom-with-pain gags on the big screen. The movie received mostly positive reviews and is considered delightful entertainment especially for kids and family during holiday seasons.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles(1987)

Though featuring a Thanksgiving theme, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles(1987), is one of the best Hallmark Christmas movies that embrace the subject of holiday seasons, that is, love and family. The movie follows a man‘s struggling journey back home. Many critics praise it for the storyline and performance.

Part 3: 5 Best Hallmark Christmas Movies on iTunes in 2019

If you want to find out more Hallmark Christmas movies apart from the lists above, check out these high-score holiday movies in 2019.

Almost Christmas (2016)

Almost Christmas (2016) is an American Hallmark Christmas movie directed by David E. Talbert, telling a story of how a dysfunctional family gathers together since their mum's death for the first time. One of the must-watch Hallmark Christmas movies featuring love and laughter with an all-star cast, the movie received a mixed to a positive review.

Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses(2019)

Christmas Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses(2019) is a Hallmark Channel original movie. Starring Jill Wagner as Abbey, an interior decorator, and beautiful single mom, the movie is a tale of how she met handsome businessman Nick. One of the best Hallmark Christmas movies that bring a healthy dose of holiday cheer.

A Christmas Carol (2009)

A Christmas Carol (2009) is an adaptation of Charles Dickens's 1843 story of the same name. The animated movie retells the classic novel about a miser's journey of self-redemption in the Victorian era. Receiving mixed reviews, the movie is mainly praised for its visuals and motion capture technique.

Arthur Christmas (2011)

Arthur Christmas (2011) is the one you should put on your watch list of Hallmark Christmas Movies. Receiving highly positive reviews from critics, the movie follows Santa's clumsy son, Arthur's journey of giving out a present to save a girl's Christmas. It's the kind of movie that has all the elements and themes of Christmas.

It's a Wonderful Life (1946)

It's a Wonderful Life (1946) is the predecessor of Hallmark Christmas movies. featuring James Stewart, the movie is loosely based on Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, telling a story of how a desperately frustrated businessman is helped by an angel sent from heaven and realized what life would have been like without him.

Part 4: 5 Best Hallmark Christmas Movies on iTunes in 2018

To satisfy your holiday-crazed sentiment, here are the 5 best Hallmark Christmas movies in 2018 available on iTunes.

Office Christmas Party (2016)

Office Christmas Party (2016) stars an ensemble cast including Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston. It's a story of how a Christmas party gets out of hand when the office is asked to shut down. With the gifted comics, the movie is one of the best Hallmark Christmas movies that certainly can bring you a handful of laughs.

Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love (2016)

Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors(2016) is adapted from a true story by Dolly Parton as a made-for-television drama movie. It follows the real-life in the Parton family that Lee Parton makes sacrifices to buy his wife the wedding ring. With Dolly Parton's inspiring story and music, the movie is surely a deeply heartwarming tale.

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

This is the fourth installment of The Muppets franchise that is adapted from the 1843 novel A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. The Muppet Christmas Carol follows the original novel closely. Receiving modest box office success and mostly positive reviews, it's one of the best Hallmark Christmas movies worth your time.

White Christmas (1954)

White Christmas (1954) is an American musical and Christmas classic. The movie is about how a successful song-and-dance team romantically teams up with a sister act to save the Vermont inn from failing. Deployed VistaVision, White Christmas (1954) is the highest-grossing musical at the time.

Jingle All the Way(1996)

Borrowed from the popular Christmas song "Jingle Bells," the movie is one of the must-watch Hallmark Christmas movies. It follows a father's struggling journey to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas and he has to fight with a crazy postman who also promised to get his son the same present.

Part 5: How to Share Purchased or Rent Christmas Movies from iTunes?

All the Hallmark Christmas movies above are available on iTunes for purchase and rental. If you want to share the movies with your friends and family, you can always download them with Leawo Prof. DRM. It is the most professional DRM removal software that can help remove the DRM protection upon almost all the digital content such as videos, music, ebooks, and audiobooks. With Leawo Video Downloader, you can convert Spotify music for work and download bedtime stories for kids from Kindle with ease. Now let's see how to download the iTunes video with Leawo Prof. DRM. You will need to download the software from the links below.

  • Leawo Prof. DRM
  • Leawo Prof. DRM

    1. Convert iTunes DRM-protected M4V movie and TV show to DRM-Free MP4
    2. Remove DRM from M4B, AA, AAX files and convert any Audible AA, AAX file to MP3, even without iTunes authorization
    3. Convert iTunes DRM-Protected M4P and non-DRM iTunes M4A Music to MP3
    4. Remove DRM-protection on Spotify music and convert to Universal audio format for enjoying music offline on any devices
    5. Convert DRM-protected eBook from Kindle, Kobo, Adobe to DRM-free epub, mobi, azw3, txt, etc., format


    You will need to sign in with your Apple ID to play the iTunes video. Leawo Prof. DRM will ask you for authorization first. Please do not open iTunes during the entire DRM removal process.

Step 1: Locate Music Converter

Launch Leawo Prof. DRM and click the "Video & Music Converter".

Step 2. Import iTunes Videos

Click "Add File" and import one or multiple iTunes videos. Or you can simply just drag and drop.

Step 3. Customize the Output Settings

After importing iTunes DRM movies into Prof. DRM, click the "Edit" button which is a pencil icon on the right of the videos, to set output settings such as subtitles and format.

Step 4: Set Output Directory

Return to the main screen and look for the "…" button at the bottom. Click it to set the output directory.

Step 5: Start Converting videos

Click the blue "Convert" button at the bottom to start removing DRM from M4V and converting it to MP3. Once the conversion is done, click the "Converted" tab to see all the converted files.

IMPORTANT: You will be asked to authorize the computer for playing iTunes video before conversion if you have not yet done so.

Since you have successfully downloaded the Hallmark Christmas movies from iTunes, now you can freely transfer them to any device for offline enjoyment.

Part 6: How to Download Hallmark Christmas Movies from YouTube But Not iTunes?

You can use CleverGet Video Downloader if the Hallmark Christmas movies are on YouTube or other sites but not iTunes. This downloader supports 1000+ video websites such as YouTube, Twitch, Hulu, Facebook, and many more. You can not only download the Twitch VOD video, but also save your favorite Marvel movies on your computer using Leawo CleverGet Downloader. Now, let's see how to download Hallmark Christmas movies with CleverGet Video Downloader. First of all, you will need to download CleverGet Video Downloader from the links below.

  • cleverget
  • CleverGet Video Downloader

    - Download videos up to 8K resolution
    - Support 1000+ sites
    - Support live video M3U8 link downloading
    - Multi-task and playlist download
    - Built-in browser and player
    - Advanced hardware acceleration
    - Easy-to-use interface

Step 1. Set the Output Directory

Click the three-dot icon at the top right and choose "Settings" option. You can set the output directory by clicking the folder icon in the Settings window.


Step 2. Locate Source of Hallmark Christmas Movie

Enter the source video URL. The video you are watching will be detected directly with the built-in browser. Alternatively, if the website is displayed on the main interface, you can click the correspoding icon to visit its official website, and search for what you want to download in it.


Step 3. Download Hallmark Christmas Movie

After parsing, several available sources with detailed parameters like quality, format, size, etc. will be listed in the pop-up Download pane. Just choose the desired one according to your need. Then, click the "Download" button to start downloading Hallmark Christmas movie.


Step 4. Check Download Status

Once the download progress starts, you can check the downloading tasks in the Library sidebar. Also, after video download, click the video icon under the Library sidebar to look for and manage the videos you have downloaded.


That's it! It's just as simple as that. After you have downloaded the best Hallmark Christmas movies, you can enjoy them anywhere and anytime with your lovely family during holidays.