My All Time Top 5 Favorite Christmas Movies

What would the Christmas season be without our favorite Christmas movies? It doesn’t even matter how many times you have seen your favorite Christmas movie, we will most certainly nestle up on the sofa with our loved ones and watch it again!

I was curious about what the all-time top 10 Christmas movies might be so I did a little research and found some interesting results.

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Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer and A Charlie Brown Christmas were only on ONE list! Those are Christmas classics, I have no idea why they weren’t numbers 1 and 2 on every single list.

Another interesting fact, Christmas With The Kranks was only on one list. I have trouble believing that because it is one of my personal favorites. That scene in the grocery store when Nora is fighting for the last ham is so hilarious.

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My Top 5 Favorite Christmas Movies List

“Don’t you touch that! You were always jealous of this lamp.

2. A Christmas Carol (1984) The George C. Scott version is in my opinion, hands down the very best! This movie is a must-watch every year!

3. How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000), Jim Carey, as the Grinch is just so much fun especially when he meets Cindy Lou Who. I love the fact that little Opie Taylor all grown up (Ron Howard) directed this blockbuster.

4. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo are beyond hilarious in this Christmas classic. Did you know that Beverly D’Angelo also played Patsy Cline in Coal Miner’s Daughter and sang all of the songs herself?

5. Christmas With the Kranks (2004) Come on, admit it, at some point in time we have all wanted to escape the commercialism and hype. They show us why we shouldn’t do that, it’s fabulous!

“Nora Krank, we’re here for Frosty! “

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Although those are my personal top 5, I’d be remiss if I did not mention some other all-time favorites! 

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Top 10 Christmas Movies* (in no particular order)

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Did your favorite make the list? I love hearing from you so drop a comment and let me know your favorites.

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*This top 10 list is a compilation of my research from the 5 websites  AMCTV, Forbes, Reader’s Digest, Parenting, and Box Office Mojo.

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  1. With all the rush of the holidays, isn’t a classic movie and the couch amazing together. My favorite Christmas movie is Muppets Christmas Carol, followed by Prancer. Every year its still as great at the year before.

    1. Thanks for stopping by Heather. I found the Polar Express on only one list which surprised me. We enjoy that one too. I remember when we took the grandchildren to the theatre to see it! We have it on DVD.

  2. It’s so hard to pick a favorite because I love Christmas movies. I never tire of watching the Christmas Story. I need to schedule a time to watch them all.

    1. My grandchildren love all of The Santa Claus movies. My husband enjoys watching Elf but his favorite is The Christmas Story, so funny! We should watch Home Alone this year!

  3. LOL at some of these top picks for real. Christmas with the Kranks is hilarious! I love Home Alone and it seems like every year – The Santa clause movie keep coming up. Hubby was just watching in the other night! I am surprised that Charlie and the Chocolate factory did not make it on the top ten. Not my favorite but they seem to play the thing over and over again!

    1. I imagine if I had searched for the top 10 children’s Christmas movies, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory may have come up. I didn’t even mention some of the movies which were listed as top 10, I’d never even heard of them all.

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