Top Ten Christmas Movies Of All Time

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The Top Ten

1 Home Alone

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

Two bad guys trying to catch this guy but this guy is smart this guy own the 2 bad guys this movie is funny and classic

Oh. My. God, Kevin is so cute and it's hilarious when his parents realize she left him at home! All in all a fantastic family fun film!

The best

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2 Elf

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.

Have it on dvd and its hilarious - rhino10

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.

Skssjsksk should be #1

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3 A Christmas Story

Classic. Love this movie, it symbolizes Christmas for so many! It feels like Christmas once I have seen it. - davidthenurse

A good heart warming Christmas family classic and it should be ranked number 2 on this list I mean what's not to like I mean most of characters are pretty likeable except for the bullies and father at times and what I really love about this movie is that it doesn't just focus on Christmas but childhood as well and I like the way the kids in this movie act like regular 9 year olds unlike some movies today but aside from its such a charming fun movie that it's impossible to hate well for me it is so for anyone of you who hasn't seen it watch it because your missing a classic and of course it can never be has good has anything like home alone but it's close its very close. P.S never watch the crappy sequel.

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!

Without a doubt one of the best modern Christmas movies.

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4 It's A Wonderful Life

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

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.

Such a beautiful movie that is STILL the best Christmas movie of all time! R. T made this the best Christmas movie of all time, and who really cares if it's black and white? One does not simply not watch it's a wonderful life...

I love every movie on this list but this is a classic. Also Die Hard technically isn’t a Christmas movie but who cares, as long as it’s Die Hard, it’s fine with me.

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5 National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

A great quality movie. My favorite part was when Uncle Eddie calls his toilet the "S******"

Watch it every year. Home Alone came close and so did a Christmas Story though. - FakeGlasses

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!

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

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6 The Polar Express

The polar express always gives me the Christmas spirit. I could not go a Christmas without watching it. Even though I am older and santa claus does not visit me, I still believe in the spirit of him.

Best Christmas movie ever made. It's so heartwarming and it never gets old. Plus, Tom Hanks. Enough said.

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!

Pure child hood

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7 A Charlie Brown Christmas

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

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. - MinecraftHater

Great message about the true meaning of Christmas - Ajkloth

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

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8 Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

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

Cause not like you expect and in york so yeah

I like this movie even more than Home Alone 1

Better than the Original - 23windomt

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9 Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

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!

Should be in top ten

We watched it every year when I was little - blackflower

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10 The Nightmare Before Christmas

Also the greatest Halloween movie ever made. - ninjacobra

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.

Better than most on here. needs to be a lot higher - evil7

The creator confirmed that this is a Halloween movie, not a Christmas movie. - LordDovahkiin

Sorry This is both a Halloween and Christmas movie, doesn't matter what the creator says, if this doesn't count as a christmas movie then most Christmas movies don't count as a Christmas movie this movie covers everything that a Christmas movie should have - germshep24

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The Newcomers

? Mousehunt

It does have a Christmas setting so it does count. - jezza0

? Nativity Rocks!

The Contenders

11 Die Hard

How is this not on the list? It takes place in Christmas! And as a response of all these things you will say like: "Oh, but it doesn't mean anything about Christmas! ", as Nostalgia Critic said: "F*** you, it's Die Hard! "

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!

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

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.

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12 The Grinch

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

Love it. LoVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT! I LOVE CINDY LOO-HOO!

Amazing movie - Jim Carrey is amazing

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13 The Santa Clause

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

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

This should be #2 next to Christmas vacation but still good

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

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

Not as good as the live action version - Randomator

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15 A Christmas Carol

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

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.

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

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

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16 Gremlins

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

Watch it every year. It isn't Christmas without Gremlins. - GreenDayFan97

I watch it every Christmas without fail.

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17 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!

In my opinion this is the number #1 Christmas movie 💕

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18 A Christmas Carol (1951)

Best Christmas Movie Ever

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

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

19 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

20 Arthur Christmas

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.

ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS THIS IS SANTA THIS IS SANTAAA

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21 Family Guy Presents: Road to the North Pole

Was a pretty good episode of the show. - BeanBag343

It a funny movie

Such a famous T.V. show

22 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.

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

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

23 Jingle All the Way

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.

Arnold rocks in this movie! - Toptu

One of the best. - HoldenFanatic

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24 Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas
25 Frosty the Snowman

All time best Christmas movie ever

Very underrated. - Randomator

26 A Christmas Carol (1938)
27 Scrooged

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

Best movie Evah

28 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

29 Batman Returns

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

Vote! Vote! Vote!

30 Fred Claus

Funniest Christmas Film Ever! - DijaUnicorn

31 A Garfield Christmas
32 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.

33 A Spongebob Christmas

Spongebob is cool - Lunala

34 Disney's a Christmas Carol

I love this movie! The animation is so good and detailed. This is the First Christmas Carol movie I ever watched and I personally think it is the best.

I like this movie. its either this or Frozen because they are both good movies! Please vote for these two!

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

the best - josenaveen

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35 A Christmas Carol (2009)

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

36 Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town

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 White Christmas

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

This should be top 5 at least! - westofohio

38 The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

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

A very enchanting, under-rated Christmas movie.

39 Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer

what? NOO - Lunala

40 Deck the Halls

I love this one

Another one rated too low!

41 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

42 The Santa Clause 2

Better than the original

43 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

44 Edward Scissorhands
45 SpongeBob SquarePants: It's A SpongeBob Christmas
46 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!

47 Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
48 Die Hard 2

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

hell yeah - hunterdaboss

49 Black Christmas (1974)

So a good Christmas movie - germshep24

50 The Holiday

Its just a very sweet Christmas movie

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