This article will give you the top 50 Christmas characters you need to know. There are many contents on the best Christmas movies you should add to your to-watch list.
However, who are the characters in this movie that made them outstanding and popular?
Top 50 Christmas Characters You Need to Know
There are so many iconic characters in Christmas movies. Some are due to their songs, personality, or what they go through. And most of these characters are remarkable and non-forgettable. Below are the top 50 characters you need to know
Buddy the Elf- Elf (2003)
Elf has become one of the most-watched Christmas movies of all time. It is always on the top of people’s Christmas movie watch list and that’s because of Buddy the Elf himself. His performance in this movie is unbelievable and he makes Christmas fun with his comic nature.
He is popularly known for his propensity to wear tights, pointy hats, uncanny hats, ability with Christmas decorations, and a big smile.
Kevin McAllister- Home Alone (1990)
If you’ve ever heard of or watched this movie before, you’ll attest to the fact that this character is outstanding. Home Alone is one of the most beloved holiday movies ever made. This movie contains lots of happy holiday cheer, fun, and adventure. And all this is brought to life mainly because of Kevin.
Having been left at home by his family accidentally, he becomes forced to stand up and protect himself from two burglars. Kevin creates different traps to stop them from gaining entrance into his family home. And his strategy brings creates most of the comedy moments in this movie.
Ginny Grainger- One Magic Christmas (1985)
In this movie, Ginny portrays the role of a woman recently widowed who struggles to believe in Christmas. She hates Sant for his non-existence. However, Gideon (an angel) makes her believe in the true meaning of Christmas.
George Bailey- It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
It’s amazing how the good deeds of one person can influence a whole town. But you’ll see this in George Bailey’s commitment to his town in this Christmas movie. In this movie, he tries to take his life thinking he has so many problems.
However, as he was about to jump off a bridge, he ended up rescuing his guardian angel, Clarence. Clarence then shows George what his town would have looked like if hadn’t been for him over the years.
Willie T. Stokes – Bad Santa (2003)
Willie Stokes plays the role of a criminal who moonlights as a mall Santa. His role in this movie is very comical. He’s depressed and an alcoholic. And even plans to rob the very mall he works at. But when he befriends a small boy, it brings out his kinder side and he begins to wonder if there is any hope for him.
Ebenezer Scrooge- A Christmas Carol (1951)
The role of Ebenezer Scrooge is one of the most acted in the history of film. Ebenezer Scrooge is a businessman who doesn’t believe in Christmas. However, on Christmas eve, he is visited by the ghost of his former business partner, Jacob Marley. In addition to this, he is also visited by the spirits of Christmas; the past, present, and future and they help him to learn the error of his ways.
Cousin Eddie- Christmas Vacation (2003)
Cousin Eddie’s role in this movie is very comical and makes viewers of this movie want to seat back and enjoy the film to the end. He depicts the role of an in-law who overstays his welcome over the holiday.
Susan Walker- A Miracle on the 34th Street (1947)
Susan Walker in A Miracle on the 34th Street is one remarkable character in the movie. She steals the heart of the audience with her boldness, adorability, love for party dresses, and extreme demand for Christmas gifts. She also convinced her mother to believe in Santa Claus.
Todd and Adrian- A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas (2011)
These two characters Todd and Adrian, in this Christmas movie are eager to please new their new friends and open the film. This movie has lots of adventures. Moreover, the adventures of Todd and Adrian bring the most laughs.
Yukon Cornelius- Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1939)
Although this movie is filled with lots of outstanding characters, Yukon is one special character. He just can’t keep his joy, fearlessness, and optimism to himself.
Ted Maltin- Jingle All the Way (1996)
Ted Maltin is an antagonist in this 1996 Christmas comedy movie. He is an annoying neighbour of Howard Langton’s and a divorced father. He steals the show by troubling his aggressive neighbour and trying to steal his wife.
Ernest P. Worrell- Ernest Saves Christmas (1988)
Santa Claus runs into unexpected trouble and Ernest P. Worrell is just the man to help him out. In this movie, there is nothing Ernest didn’t do and that includes saving Christmas.
Kris Kringle- A Miracle on the 34th Street (1947)
In this Christmas classic movie, Kris Kringle is a man who fills in for the role of Santa in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. When he surprises customers and employees at the chain’s main store in midtown Manhattan that he’s Santa, it leads to a court case to determine his mental health.
However, he is proven right by a lawyer in court. And over so many years after this movie has been released, he is still on the silver screen.
Jack Skellington- The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
From his catchy songs to his infectious personality, Jack Skellington is one of the iconic characters in this movie. Even though he tries to ruin Christmas and makes a terrible Santa, he eventually makes things right.
The Conductor- The Polar Express (2004)
The Conductor in Polar Express is a warm, kind, and positive character. He provides thoughtful comments and lessons to the kids on the train. He has the Christmas spirit and real love for the season.
Mr. Poppy- Nativity! (2009)
This character works hard to help everyone and make them happy. And because he has so much passion for what he does, he is one memorable character in Nativity.
John McClane- Die Hard (1988)
John McClaine’s character in this movie is also iconic and he is one Christmas movie character you should know. He fights hard to prevent terrorists from crashing into a Christmas party.
Gizmo- Gremlins (1984)
Gizmo is cute, incredible, and loving although he breaks the rules that come with Christmas presents and there is a price to pay. This unleashes an army of mischievous creatures who turn the festive season into a nightmare.
The Grinch- How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Grinch hates Christmas and everything about it. However, through the course of the movie, his heart grows to love and care for people and the holiday itself. This movie is filled with lots of fun and this is brought to life perfectly by Grinch. He is loud, hilarious, and loveable at the same time.
Karen- Love Actually (2003)
Love Actually (2003) is one of the most-watched Christmas movies of all time. This movie is filled with lots of awesome characters. However, the role of the Karen is remarkable. She goes through a hard time when she finds out her husband is having an affair. However, her ability to handle the situation, push forward and commit to her children makes her truly iconic.
Other Interesting Christmas Characters
Also, some other related Christmas characters with iconic roles you should know are
Gonzo- The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Harry Lime- Home Alone (1990)
Arthur- Arthur Christmas (2011)
Thurman Merman- Bad Santa (2003)
Clark Griswold (Sparky)- National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
The Old Man- A Christmas Story (1983)
B.Z.- Santa Claus: The Movie (1985)
Isaac- The Night Before Christmas (2015)
Jesper- Klaus (2019)
Scott Calvin- The Santa Claus (1994)
Luther Krank – Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
Walter- Elf (2003)
Clarence Odbody- It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Frank Cross- Scrooged (1988)
Scott Calvin- Santa Claus
Ralphie Parker- A Christmas Story (1983)
Hans Gruber- Die Hard (1988)
Lucy Moderatz- While You Were Sleeping (1995)
Alfred Kralik- The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
Pietari Kontio- Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
Billy Mack- Love Actually (2003)
Harry and Marv- Home Alone (1990)
Harmony Faith Lane- Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
Clark Griswold- Christmas Vacation (1989)
Scott Calvin- Santa Claus
Santa (Narnia’s One)- The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe (2005)
The Ghost of Christmas Present- The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Irving Berlin- Holiday Inn (1942)
Bing Crosby- Holiday Inn (1942)
Jernociuos Jangle- A Christmas Journey (2020)
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