Top 10 Christmas Movies



10. The Santa Clause (1994)

Tim Allen made his big screen debut on this blockbuster hit. The Santa Clause details the story of a father that accidentally becomes Santa Claus after killing a man in a Santa Claus suit. This film is extremely comedic and is a great film to watch with the family for the holidays.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

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9. Polar Express (2004)

When a doubting young boy takes a train ride to the North Pole, he is on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

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8.  A Christmas Story (1983)   

From songs to humor, to love, this movie has it all. “A Christmas Story” offers the tale of a family during the holiday time with entertaining scenes and an upbeat spirit. This is a traditional Christmas movie viewed by lots of Americans for its adorable scenes and spontaneous moments.                                                                                                                                  


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7. A Charlie Brown Christmas  (1965) 

Charlie Brown, a famous character we all have seen or heard of. In this short film, we see Charlie discover the true meaning of Christmas. Junior, Jordan McFarland, reveals that “Charlie Brown is a Christmas favorite because I grew up with it and I always watched it with my family on Christmas Eve.” This simple, yet endearing movie definitely will lift up your holiday mood!  


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6. A Christmas carol (2009)

“A Christmas Carol,” is a classic movie watched by many during the holiday season. The movie is centered on Ebenezer Scrooge, a grumpy elderly man who wants nothing to do with Christmas. The movie displays Scrooge’s relationship with Christmas in a heartwarming way with visits to his past, present, and future.


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5. The Nightmare before Christmas (1993)

One of Tim Burton’s most iconic creations, “The Nightmare Before Christmas,” has become a cult classic for many avid viewers. Although it is widely debated whether the film is actually a Christmas or  Halloween movie, it has been deemed worthy of being viewed on either holiday. When asked for an overall opinion on the movie, Senior, Axel Quezada, stated, “I’ve always enjoyed this movie due to its unique concept and its originality. However, I believe that it should be regarded as a Halloween movie instead of Christmas.” Regardless of what holiday the movie belongs to, it should be on anybody’s list of iconic Christmas films.


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4. Home alone (1990)

After his family leaves him behind when they leave on vacation, Kevin McCallister (Macaulay Culkin), needs to defend his home from two burglars. This film is regarded as one of the best Christmas movies of all time. The elements of slapstick comedy in this film make it a hilarious and enjoyable film to watch during the holiday season.


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3. Home Alone 2: Lost in new york (1992)

After Kevin McCallister loses track of his father at the airport he accidentally gets on a flight headed for New York City while the rest of the family fly to Florida. Kevin discovers that there are bandits on the loose, he struggles to stop them from robbing an elderly man’s toy store just before Christmas.

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2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

A town named Whos-ville celebrates Christmas, but up in the caves, there’s a character named the Grinch who absolutely hates Christmas. The people of Whos-ville didn’t understand why he had a dislike for the holiday. He tried to ruin Christmas for the people of Whos-ville. At the last minute, the Grinch hears a sound coming from Who-ville, the sound of all the villagers joining together in song despite the fact that their homes have been invaded and the gifts were all gone. Finally, the Grinch feels bad for doing it so he brings back all the things that he stole. He arrives in time to join in on the Christmas festivities.


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1. Elf (2003)

“Elf,” is regarded as one of the most iconic Christmas films of all time. Will Ferrell starred in this 2003 blockbuster as an elf that gets stranded in New York City while on the search for his real father. Over a decade later, this film still makes its way back onto the tv screen annually during the holidays, due to the amazing reputation that it’s garnered throughout the years. The film is a must- watch on any holiday occasion. It is widely believed to be the best film for the holidays.