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.



Watching the nostalgic 1983 comedy, "A Christmas Story," has become a holiday tradition in many homes—ours included—as we follow the exploits of Ralphie Parker in the desperate pursuit of his longed-for Red Ryder BB Gun. Ralph is a mid-century name that is finally shedding its Ralph Kramden weight. Some A Christmas Story names to avoid: Scut and Flick.

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