10 Holiday Movie Posters to Spark Design Inspiration

December 25, 2015

image[131] Need some holiday design inspiration? Look no further than holiday movie posters. Creative movie poster designs are excellent examples of compelling design with minimal copy. Movie posters have to convince people they absolutely must see a given film with just a quick glance, so they’re powerful forms of marketing. You can emulate that sense of urgency in your own designs. The following lists 10 holiday movie posters to spark design inspiration, culled from Internet Movie Poster Awards.

1. A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas

Part of the magic of movie poster design is understanding your audience, and the Christmas edition of this wacky comedy series promises more zany adventures for its dedicated fans. very_harold_and_kumar_christmas_ver5  

2. Prancer

A simple silhouette captures the imagination and creates childlike wonder for what’s in store. prancer  

3. Gremlins

Visual design and copywriting go hand-in-hand to make this poster an all-time classic. The alternative version featuring Stripe might be even better. gremlins_ver1  

4. Scrooged

It was the ‘80s and a wild-eyed Bill Murray would have sold any movie, but this poster endures for the tuxedoed skeletal hand. scrooged  

5. Deck the Halls

Every movie fan can relate to having that “that neighbor,” no matter which side of the fence you’re on. Visually representing two comedic giants going head-to-head? Brilliant. deck_the_halls  

6. The Polar Express

An amazingly-detailed design that’s still somehow simple, this poster lends a sense of wonder and promises an adventure that’s not to be missed. polar_express  

7. Home Alone

A holiday classic that’s recognizable by generations, this character-driven poster design leaves you begging to find out what happens next. home_alone_ver2  

8. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

Hollywood, guns, vixens, Downey, and Kilmer? What’s not to like about this movie poster? kiss_kiss_bang_bang_ver1  

9. Bad Santa

The unexpected makes for powerful visuals. Billy Bob Thornton as an evil Santa Claus? The poster practically designs itself. bad_santa  

10. A Christmas Story

This iconic holiday movie poster design begs so many questions, you just have to watch! christmas_story   Designing your own holiday poster? Get affordable, high-quality poster printing from PsPrint!

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