Top Ten Christmas Movies of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Home Alone Home Alone Product Image

Absolutely my #1 favorite Christmas film that isn't Disney. I have seen it more times than I can even count! I've recently shared it with my cousins, who haven't seen it. (I know, what kind of childhood have they had? ) Anyways, they LOVED it! It's a great Christmas classic from the 90's.

The summary on foxtel says it all. "An eight year old is left at home during a family vacation and has to defend his home against idiotic burglars". I reckon I have seen this movie about 20 times. The first 2 are good the 3rd meh the 4th pretty horrible.

Love it, polar express, grinch( cartoon), I love it all. All Christmas that is. Family Guy? Really?
Miracle on 34th street! Love it. Do you prefer grinch cartoon or real. Comment and tell me.

I am the same age as Macaulay Culkin, so I can relate to what you would do at age 8 and left home alone. Besides "Top Gun", Seen this movie the most. At least 1,000 times. Not even kidding!

2 Elf Elf Product Image

Every year, you must watch it AT LEAST once. There are so many things you can reference in Elf, so many golden lines that you remember at other times of the year, and you can really feel the spirit of Christmas that the movie gives. Will Ferrell is the best. It's great.

It's so hilarious! Each year I watch it the jokes are still funny. Will Ferrell is HILARIOUS! Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without this film.

"I'm In love, I'm In love & I don't care who knows it"!
Also that part where Will Ferrell gets his ass beat by the Midget, "Oh he's an angry Elf" Laughing my ass off.!

Elf is 1 of my favorite films of ALL TIME, It's actually probably 1 of the most humerus movies ever made! Will Ferrell is So funny! I roll around the floor laughing every time

3 It's A Wonderful Life It's A Wonderful Life Product Image

This movie is excellent. It may not be a comedy like Home Alone, Elf, Christmas Vacation, or The Grinch. And I don't follow Christianity or any religion. But this movie tells the message that bad stuff happens, but that doesn't mean that your entire life is garbage. It's important to look at the good stuff that happens in your life. This movie also is shown in other popular Christmas movies. I just want to say that this is all my opinion, but in my mind, It's a Wonderful Life is the best movie to watch during the holidays.

I think this movie is more than just a Christmas movie. it's just a movie that happens to take place around Christmas. the main plot doesn't concern Christmas and instead focuses on the impact one man can have on the world. this movie is so heartwarming because it makes you consider how well you've influenced the lives of others. we all have, in some form or another, made the life of somebody better, which is why we all deserve to exist.

Even though I'm an atheist (which I have nothing against other religions), this movie doesn't rub Christianity in my face. instead it allows me to keep my beliefs that individuals are all special and unique (by special I don't mean overly selfish or narcissist. it's not about you you know), and none of them deserve to die.

I bet if everyone were to watch this movie, the world would be a much better place to live in.

The meaning behind this film is so beautiful. I love how this film isn't actually about Christmas but still has falls into a Christmas theme, I love the ending to this film. A True classic compare to most of the junk you get on your T.V. around Christmas time about flying reindeers, talking snowmen & toys. This film shows that the most simple & free things in life are the BEST & that LIFE is a gift.

Seriously? Home Alone is a terrible movie compared to Jimmy Stewart's great acting and a great job by everyone else as well! A Christmas Story and Elf and Charlie Brown Christmas should be just behind this masterpiece! The Polar Express was pretty awesome too.
Miracle on 34th Street is cheesy, but it's a classic.

4 A Christmas Story A Christmas Story Product Image

I watch this movie every Christmas. I love it so much I sometimes even watch it when it's not close to Christmas. It's a movie with tons of character. It's a great classic. It should be number one on the list!

Great movie, hilarious. Quality control not quite there... Not Quite there... Almost there.. Almost.. Just a little more and I might have it, come on. Come on. Come on.. Little bar, go into green please.. YES!

My sister used to love it. She watched over 15 times over Christmas break. It's so retarded. All I remember is that a kid gets his tongue stuck to a pole and a kid wants a rifle for Christmas.

This is one of my least favorite movies ever. Why is it here? This stupid movie is the reason why people stick their tongues to frozen poles.

5 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation Product Image

"Honey, dinners ready! "
Clark is in the Bush and says "great I'm starved" and Ellen is just looking for him.
I also like when Clark is reading the magazine and keeps tearing out the pages because tree sap.

AWESOME movie. I love the part where Clark tells the kids he heard on the news that Santa was in their area, and Uncle Eddie says "are you serious Clark? ". My vote for #1!

This movie is easily #1 for me. Between Chevy Chase blowing his top and Randy Quaid emptying his full Sh****, this tops my list. Following after Christmas Vacation is Elf, A Christmas Story and Die Hard!

Had to think hard on this one as there are a lot of good Christmas movies, but had to go with this one. Hilarious, a classic, and entertaining

6 A Charlie Brown Christmas A Charlie Brown Christmas Product Image

A lot better then that Frozen thing that plays almost everywhere during Christmas and this is not even mentioned, not because it is 52 years old but because Frozen is way more popular. If Frozen did not exist, then people will not know what a homeless guy is, 4-12 year old girls would be singing nothing, and Charlie Brown christmas will be on T.V. during Christmas. Frozen is not even a Christmas movie, and when they have to sing a song that has to do something with Winter, everybody will be getting ready for singing that overrated songs Let it go. Let it go? More like Let it poop.

I love peanuts! This one is a classic. Great message about the true meaning of Christmas but in a Charlie Brown fashion of course.

A classic story about the true meaning Christmas in a Charlie Brown style of course. I recommend it every year

I would vote for this if it was truly a movie. It is simply a T.V. Cartoon special.

7 The Polar Express The Polar Express Product Image

How can you not love this movie? It has all the Christmas spirit you can possibly get! This is the one Christmas movie I watch the night of Christmas Eve every year. It's so heartwarming it always puts me in a good mood, and makes me like Christmas that much more whenever I watch it. The Polar express will always be number 1 in my world!

I would choose miracle on 34th street but this, is, the gold star on top of the Christmas tree. Action pack, good characters, and really really Christmas. Sure, Father Christmas made greedy people unite, but The Polar Express created a Christmas Story. Fantastic!

am I the only one that the fact that they never tell what the gift that billy gets is? this is one of my favorite christmas movies, but that part just makes me crazy.

I can't go a Christmas without watching this, it's a little tradition of mine to watch it once a week before and on Christmas Eve, a great movie that gets me into the spirit of Christmas! I love this movie so much, it never gets old!

8 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Home Alone 2: Lost in New York Product Image

I was about to vote for Charlie Brown until I saw this. It takes place in NYC and the toy store is so awesome and plot makes sense and the humor is more hilarious than the first one. This is a all time classic. After this movie, the series went downhill an now we have the stupid Home Alone movies. 1 and 2 are classic. Also it's a underrated movie and you could enjoy it with your family.

While I really like the first one, this one never gets old, and has a much more difficult situation for kevin. It's sad that they couldn't make another...

This is indeed the best the best Christmas movie...
I find the end of this movie is very heartwarming. Kevin gave that homeless lady that turtledove...

This should be number 2 because this unlike other movie sequels is actually good. Better because it also is a Christmas movie.

9 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer Product Image

A Christmas classic, sure Elf and Home Alone are super funny and popular, but Rudolph is a real keeper. It reminds me of my childhood, I'm 13 and I still enjoy sitting down with some hot chocolate and watching Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer on Christmas Eve!

How is THIS not in the top ten? This is the most nostalgic holiday movie ever made! The song "There's Always Tomorrow, " when Clarice sings it to Rudolph especially tugs at my heart strings. And I'm fifteen years old!

I love this special. A true treasure of the holidays! Along with every other film listed.

This is my third favorite Christmas movie and I wish it was the third one.

10 Miracle on 34th Street (1947) Miracle on 34th Street (1947) Product Image

I think they actually mean this one is #11.

Why is the remake better than this one?

Deserves to be way higher on this list.

The Contenders
11 The Nightmare Before Christmas The Nightmare Before Christmas Product Image

How can it be confirmed as a Halloween movie? Jack is bored of Halloween, no one in Halloween town actually knows what Christmas is, accidentally kidnap the Easter Bunny and then give Christmas town presents that scare them because they don't know what Christmas is.

I just love the movies that Tim Burton directs along with Edward Scissorhands, Frankinweenie, and Corpse Bride. He is also very well known for his Sleepy Hallow, Beetlejuice, Miss Peregrine, Dumbo, and Alice In Wonderland.

This is one of my favourite Christmas movies and is now a classic. This movie is timeless. Every year around Christmas AND Halloween I have to watch it. Tim Burton is a creepy, creative genius.

Really more of a Halloween movie, but it's worth watching again at Christmas!

12 Die Hard Die Hard Product Image

Personally I like to consider a movie to be a Christmas movie if I only want to watch it around the holiday. This takes away the nuisance of hey it happens on Christmas, therefore it is a Christmas movie. I can watch Die Hard during any time of the year and not think about it has watching a Christmas movie. It is a movie I could thoroughly enjoy as a movie and not just as a Christmas movie, The same goes with Gremlins, I could enjoy Gremlins anytime of the year.
It is annoying to say a movie is a christmas movie just because it happens to be set during the holiday. The bottom line is no one watches Die Hard on Christmas because it is a Christmas movie, they watch it because the want to watch something with action that they can say oh it is a Christmas movie and continue to watch their action thriller

Absolutely. I was wondering the same thing. This might be my favorite Christmas movie. It was a blast to see in the theater back in the day and it never gets old. Not the typical holiday movie!

A movie with the perfect amount of action and a story that engages the viewers from start to finish. Die Hard has it all. It's definitely my number one go to action movie around Christmas time.

Not a Christmas movie in the traditional sense, but come on! Who can resist a little Bruce Willis at Christmas?

13 Scrooged Scrooged Product Image

This is an all-time classic comedy, Christmas or otherwise. It's quotable and has a wonderful combination of drama, cynicism, comedy, absurdity, and (as any Christmas movie should) redemption. Bill Murray at his slapsticky sarcastic-and-vulnerable peak.

This movie is absolutely hilarious. The three ghosts are perfect!

Definitely a great Christmas movie, checks all the boxes for me!

My personal favorite- love Bill Murray!

14 How the Grinch Stole Christmas How the Grinch Stole Christmas Product Image

Wow ... how is this great classic so low on this list? One of the best Christmas classics of all time.

Pretty sure this should be higher than jim careys grinch. Greatest Christmas movie ever

This movie is already on this list.

How is this not in the top 5?

15 The Grinch The Grinch Product Image

It's been my favorite Christmas movie ever since I was little. I love it so, so much. "Where are you Christmas? " Is my favorite Christmas song, too. It has such a good message, too.

Age old Christmas story which demonstrates that Christmas and Christmas spirit isn't just for Christians.

Love this movie, love Jim Carrey! My family use to watch this movie every Christmas. Just amazing!

Such a classic tale and so funny with Jim Carrey! Dr. Seuss has always since I was a child been one of my favourite authors

16 A Christmas Carol (1951) A Christmas Carol (1951) Product Image

I won a poetry competition so me and the other winners in my school got to go to Waterstones (british book shop) to have hot chocolate in its cafe (it was delicious! ) and to pick any book. Any. Book. I was going to pick a Harry Potter one, wait no! A Jacqueline Wilson one,... oh! A Rick riordan. Then I saw my friend getting Oliver Twist. I wished I got that book, I asked him if there were any more, and he said no, but there was one like it. That was the original Christmas Carol. This happened yesterday and I'm in love with the book so much, the description, the characters... everything. Thank you, Charles Dickens.

I agree with everything you said! The best ever. The George C Scott version should also be added. Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory is gold along with a Child's Christmas in Wales. The silent animated the Snowman is heart warming,but also a tear jerker. I could go on,but as long as I include Ralphie I am ok. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night

I love the story of this movie. Not particularly this adaption but I love the story of scrooge and how he is shown the error of his ways before its too late.

Please note that my vote is for the 1951 film. I cannot honestly say any other adaptation is anywhere near as good.

17 The Santa Clause The Santa Clause  Product Image

This is a staple in the days leading up to Christmas. Hilarious and heart-warming, gets me in the spirit.

This is the best Christmas movie I never laughed so hard and it is a stand up family fun classic.The north pole was awesome and the elfs were the best.

Under-rated in my opinion, should be in the top 10.

Absolutely iconic, this version of santa is a LEGEND I watch it every year with my christmas tree

18 White Christmas White Christmas Product Image

Amazing! Singing is timeless and acting is amazing! I will forever love this musical.

Absolutely love the wonderful singing and dancing. Should be Top 5!

This should be top 5 at least!

One of the classics!

19 Meet Me in St. Louis Meet Me in St. Louis Product Image
20 Miracle On 34th Street Miracle On 34th Street Product Image

This is the best Christmas movie of all time this should be number one!

Well, it just proves there really is a Father Christmas, doesn't it?

Deserves to be in the top 5. It's so heartwarming!

I love both the 1947 version and this one as well.

21 Love Actually Love Actually Product Image

I love this movie so much, it is so emotional and just great. It's always fun watching it.

In My own opion one of the best Movies for Christmas! It's a wonderful Movie about love and the Christmas Feelings

22 Jingle All the Way Jingle All the Way Product Image

I love this movie so much! It is my family's tradition to start every Christmas season by watching this movie while putting up the tree.

I've seen it like a billion times you can never stop laughing at it. Home alone is very overrated.

I am from Minnesota, how can you not like this one!

Arnold rocks in this movie!

23 The Shop Around the Corner The Shop Around the Corner Product Image
24 Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas Product Image
25 Arthur Christmas Arthur Christmas Product Image

I've Got to be honest I didn't really like this film it was good but it was too modern for my liking not a Christmas traditional classic. Just my opinion

This is not just one of the most underrated Christmas movies ever. It's one of the most underrated movies in history.

Arthur Christmas is so hilarious and exciting you might spew a fruit cake. It's brilliant.

I have no shame in saying that this is the best christmas movie of all time.

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