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.



Another member of Santa’s variously named extended family is the older brother of Nicholas, played by Vince Vaughn in the 2007 film. "Fred Claus." After a long sabbatical, the name Frederick is coming back, joining other somewhat quirky classics like Henry. The nickname Freddie is very popular on its own in Britain.

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