Top Ten Christmas Movies of All Time

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If you are like me, there’s no time to sit and watch Christmas movies today – which is a really sad commentary on my pace of life! So, you can do what I did: take a moment and watch the above clip from Elf, which is #2 on my list of Top 10 Christmas movies of all time.

What’s your list?

1. It’s a Wonderful Life
2. Elf
3. Love Actually
4. Home Alone
5. Scrooged
6. Christmas Vacation
7. Holiday Inn
8. A Christmas Story
9. Bad Santa
10. The Family Man

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  • Wayne

    Is this your Monday Morning Confessional or are you take the Holy Day off? 😉

  • Ryan

    You forgot Die Hard, or is it just assumed on any list of best Christmas movies?

  • Chris Heintzelman

    1. Die Hard (only the original)
    2. White Christmas
    3. Scrooged
    4. The Grinch (Jim Carrey)
    5. Elf
    6. Miracle on 34th St. (the original)
    7. It’s a Wonderful Life
    8. A Christmas Story
    9. Christmas Vacation
    10. The Santa Clause (only the original)

    P.S. Bad Santa? Really?

  • Chris Heintzelman

    Dude! Ryan! You are the man! I have watched Die Hard every single year for over 20 years. You are the first person I have known who also recognizes the Christmas brilliance of Bruce Willis and the Nakatomi tower.

  • Bob Cornwall

    Alister Sims Christmas Carol still ranks up there at the top, but most Christmas Carol versions will do.

    Of course, I go back to Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol, Peanuts, and the original Boris Karloff reading of the Grinch!

  • Scott Stone

    I’d add The Nightmare Before Christmas. I took my family Christmas Day to see Les Mis. I enjoyed it thoroughly but wouldn’t put it in the list. Russell Crowe was certainly the weak link. AH and HJ were remarkable. Worth it just to see their performances.

  • Tim Suttle

    I didn’t even think of Die Hard – major oversight… that could take the place of Bad Santa on my list. I’m hope Les Miserables will pay off. I light the idea of The Nightmare Before Christmas, but as with all Tim Burton movies, I never seem to like the movie as much as the idea of the movie :-)