The Names of Christmas Past: Movie names from Anya Claus to Zuzu Bailey

As a holiday season extra, we’re serving up a second helping of one of our favorite past Christmas slideshows.

Looking for Christmas names for your holiday-season babe? Well, you can forget about those old chestnut choices likeNoel/NoelleHollyNatalieEveMerryCarol and Claus. A much more original idea might be to look at some of the classic and current Christmas movies for interesting character names that would do the job more subtly. But don’t worry– we’re not suggesting Ebenezer or Clarence.



Two of Hollywood’s handsomest and most charming leading men, Cary Grant and Denzel Washington, played the angel Dudley, a Christmastime visiting angel in the 1947 movie, "The Bishop's Wife" and its 1996 remake, "The Preacher's Wife." Also the name of a Harry Potter character, Dudley is totally cuddly.

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