Top Ten Christmas Movies Of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 Home Alone

The ending is emotional - ElSherlock

We seen it almost 100 times but it can take out every time the Christmas spirit - MatrixGuy

I'm no 90's kid (2000's), but no matter what age you are I have no idea who would say NO to this movie?

Where I live its shown after Christmas on television.

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2 Elf

This has lots of funny and hilarious moments - ElSherlock

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.

Love it. The ONLY fish-out-of-water story that I like. It really will never get old. It's timeless.

Amazing 10/10 perfect movie and one of the all time greatest.

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3 A Christmas Story

The props are cool - ElSherlock

Without a doubt one of the best modern Christmas movies.

This will always be my favourite. One of the best kids movies ever. - iliekpiez

The PERFECT movie. - Smash64

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4 It's A Wonderful Life

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.

The ending is heartwarming - ElSherlock

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.

Isn't it a little exaggerating to say a movie rubs Christianity in one's face just because it focuses on Christmas? I'm not a Halloween supporter, but I wouldn't say something is rubbing Halloween in my face for focusing on Halloween, just that the perspective portrayed focuses on Halloween. - UndaDaSea

What sets this apart is there's more here than the goal to make us laugh. You can enjoy Elf, but you won't take anything with you when the movie is over. - UndaDaSea

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5 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

My dad makes our family watch it 5 times a year and I love it!

Best movie ever!

One of my favourites - iliekpiez

Aunt Bethany: [folds her hands to say grace] I pledge allegiance. To the flag,and the United States of America. And to the republic for which it stands. One nation, under God, indivisible, liberty and justice for all.

Best part was when cousin Eddie stands up. - MJfan119

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6 The Polar Express

The motion capture animation is very beautiful - ElSherlock

I just finished watching this movie. This should be in the Top 5! Amazing & definitely one of the most underrated Christmas movies.

4 sure

Pure child hood

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7 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

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...

Better than the Original - 23windomt

One of the only series were the sequels are better like Star Wars with Episode V and The Godfather. - bradeblo

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. - JaysTop10List

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8 A Charlie Brown Christmas

The ending was pretty heartwarming - ElSherlock

This is the best

Beautiful classic

Simple, sweet dialogue. Great jazzy soundtrack. A classic.

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9 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

The story is nicely executed - ElSherlock

We watched it every year when I was little - blackflower

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! - ElleWoods

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!

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10 The Nightmare Before Christmas

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. - JoMama163

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.

He is originally a Halloween ghoul/skull, whatever you want to call him, so that also makes it a Halloween movie. Technically, this movie can be worth for quite a few holidays. - JoMama163

Classic - ElSherlock

Looovvve this movie

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The Contenders

11 Die Hard

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 - germshep24

The action scenes are coiol - ElSherlock

The only one I want to see when I go to my parents house..

Jake Peralta is not pleased

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12 The Grinch

Amazing movie - Jim Carrey is amazing

Absolutely not. One of the worst movies I have ever seen, hands down. - iliekpiez

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

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13 The Santa Clause

The North Pole looks beautiful - ElSherlock

Yay I would love to see a 2018 vision of the movie and I would love to see Ashley Taylor Dawson take on the role Scott calvin

BEST MOVIE EVER WATCH IT EVERY YEAR

It's the best

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14 How the Grinch Stole Christmas

How the grinch stole Christmas is my favorite Christmas movie ever and it will always be my favorite

Transformers 3 is my favorite movie ever it's my 4th favorite movie ever

Way better than Jim Carrey's version. I didn't like it at all

Not as good as the live action version - Randomator

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

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15 A Christmas Carol

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. - DijaUnicorn

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

Why the hell is this not on the list? You commercialism lovers!

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.

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16 Miracle On 34th Street

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

I got suspended during this movie at school :P

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

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

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17 Gremlins

This film is a classic - ElSherlock

hell yea

It is not humanly possible to watch this movie without laughing. Its scenes switch from kid friendly to incredibly violent in seconds with no transitions. The whole thing is so absolutely horrible that the only movie I can think of that is funnier is Gremlins 2.

It might seem like a horror film, but it is great on it's own. - AlfredFJones

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18 A Christmas Carol (1951)

Great story to feel the true meaning of Christmas. Charity, family love and Not greed! love it!

Best Christmas Movie Ever

Should be number obe. They don't make movies like this anymore. LOVE IT!

19 Jingle All the Way

One of the best. - HoldenFanatic

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.

That huge santa Arnold brawls with in the movie is The Big Show

CLASSIC

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20 Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

I think they actually mean this one is #11. - Derpyderpderpderp

Way better than the Mara Wilson version

Why is the remake better than this one? -

Love natilie wood

21 Disney's a Christmas Carol

That movie is very good (especially Jim Carey) but scary at the same time, especially the ghost of Christmas yet to come (Future).

Underrated masterpiece - PumpkinKing109

I like some things but hate others. The movie is too dark for Christmas Carol. - iliekpiez

the best - josenaveen

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22 Arthur Christmas

The animation is great and well made - ElSherlock

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.

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23 Family Guy Presents: Road to the North Pole

Such a famous T.V. show

Was a pretty good episode of the show. - BeanBag343

It a funny movie

24 The Muppet Christmas Carol

I love a whole lot of Christmas movies, but the Muppet Christmas Carol is probably the best. With an outstanding cast (Michael Caine! ) the amazing Muppets, a heart warming soundtrack and laugh aloud moments, it's the best movie ever. Staying true to Charles's Dicken's classic but still perfect for all ages... It's the best.

Love this one, been watching it for years! - SionicRelations

Absolutely outstanding and the best representation of the Dickens classic by a long shot.

25 Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas
26 A Christmas Carol (1938)
27 Scrooged

Best movie Evah

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!

It's classic Christmas movie

28 Batman Returns

Not really a Christmas movie but still awesome best one in the franchises

Vote! Vote! Vote!

29 Bad Santa

Not very well known, but without a doubt the most fun I've ever had watching a Christmas movie. It's dark, crude and extremely over the top, and its by far the funniest holiday movie ever made"

I have never laughed so hard in my life! It is hilarious, smart and sweet. Just gets me in the Christmas spirit.

How is this not in the top ten?

This needs to be higher

30 Frosty the Snowman

The animation is decent - ElSherlock

This should be #1

All time best Christmas movie ever

Very underrated. - Randomator

31 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Some of the "movies" on this list aren't movies at all, or at least not in the traditional sense. I would argue that the 1964 Rudolph, 1965 Charlie Brown and 1966 Grinch are more T.V. specials rather than movies. If you're gonna include them you may as well include the Top Gear specials too.

At least The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is a legitimate selection.

It was great. I love how they are doing more of these.

A very enchanting, under-rated Christmas movie.

This movie features an all star cast featuring Morgan Freeman, Mackenzie Foy, Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Richard E. Grant, Matthew Macfadyen, Jack Whitehall, Omid Dijali, Jayden Fowora Knight, Ellie Bamber and Misty Copeland.

32 Fred Claus

Funniest Christmas Film Ever! - DijaUnicorn

33 Iron Man 3

If Die Hard can count why not Iron Man 3 count? Same logic given it's set around Christmas time.

If its not about Christmas, its not a Christmas movie. Arkham origins is not a Christmas game either

Very underrated because of the Mandarin twist. It's not really a Christmas movie though

Admittadly it's Christmas in it's setting only but that counts.

34 A Spongebob Christmas

Spongebob is cool - Lunala

35 White Christmas

This should be top 5 at least! - westofohio

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

36 Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

The stop motion is very appealing to look at - ElSherlock

Great Christmas movie, always gives me Christmas sprit

This needs to be higher up in the list.
It's the origin story of Santa 🎅!

37 Deck the Halls

I love this one

Another one rated too low!

38 I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown

Best Movie EVER. Let alone Christmas. I watch this every year. It is so funny and gets the Christmas spirit up. - 19ROXX

This special SUCKS! It's disrespectful to Charles Schultz, who died 3 years before this special was made!

It should be number 1 - 19ROXX

39 Edward Scissorhands
40 The Santa Clause 2

Better than the original

41 Eight Crazy Nights

This movie is my least my favourite animated feature - iliekpiez

Apparently full of unfunny crap jokes according to a youtuber I watch - Lunala

42 A Garfield Christmas
43 Love Actually

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

Everything about it is great

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

I simpy love this movie, and watch it every Christmas!

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44 SpongeBob SquarePants: It's A SpongeBob Christmas

Awful, awful, awful. - Smash64

45 Black Christmas (1974)

Very innovative - ElSherlock

So a good Christmas movie - germshep24

46 Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
47 The Holiday

Its just a very sweet Christmas movie

48 Four Christmases

TWhynis this movie so low? It’s Christmas and family (No matter how messed up they are) has it all... one of my all time favorites.

It's an awesome movie, very funny <3.

49 Die Hard 2

I always play both Die Hard and Die Hard 2 for Christmas. My 2 favorite Christmas movies.

hell yeah - hunterdaboss

50 Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

what? NOO - Lunala

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