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.



In the 1998 animated version of the jingle every kid can sing by the age of three, Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer's mom goes by the name of Mitzi, a spunky German pet form of Maria. Upbeat names like Mitzi and Fritzi could well join the softer nickname names like Millie and Addie on future birth certificates.

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