What Are the Top 10 Greatest Christmas Movies of All Time?

What Are the Top 10 Greatest Christmas Movies of All Time?

I’m making a list, checking it twice, you’re gonna find out which Christmas Movies are awesomely nice. Who doesn’t love Christmas movies? They are, in my opinion, one of the best part of the holiday season.

Here is my totally biased, opinionated, and in no particular order list of the Top 10 greatest Christmas movies of all time, from old-school classics to modern favorites. I guarantee these films will get you into the holiday mood, year after year.

Top 10 Greatest Christmas Movies

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas is a magical film that captures your imagination.

It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)

Considered by many as a masterpiece among Christmas movies, It’s a Wonderful Life  is a timeless classic that still resonates today.

Gremlins (1984)

There are not too many horror films that become a Christmas movies favorite, but Gremlins is an enchantingly funny film.

The Santa Clause 2 (2002)

A truly fun movie to watch with the kids, The Santa Clause 2 is a worthy sequel to one of the best Sana films of all times.

Scrooged (1988)

Many of us have tired of the many versions of Charles Dickens’  A Christmas Carol, but Scrooged is a modern and irreverent adaptation that you will love.

The Santa Clause (1994)

Tim Allen has to be the best Santa ever! The Santa Clause was an instant Christmas classic that is both fun to watch and teaches the true spirit of the season.

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Miracle on 34th Street is charming, delightful, and funny. If you have lost your Christmas spirit, and stopped believing in Santa, this film will turn you around.

The Polar Express (2004)

The Polar Express is a spectacular movie, and one of the best holiday fantasy films for the kids.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

A bit of a guilty pleasure, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation has way too many similarities with holiday celebrations at my house.

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Jim Carrey is the perfect Grinch, and this live-action version of the Dr. Seuss classic is smart, funny, and a bit twisted—which is why I love it.

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RunningTheGalaxies
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You have shared a wonderful list of movies! It is great to see what different people like. I have not heard of half of these films. I love The Nightmare Before Christmas and How The Grinch Stole Christmas. My parents are obsessed with It’s A Wonderful Life and they showed it to me once. It is really nice to learn about different films we never heard of that will motivate us to be in the Holiday spirit of wonderful Christmas in the wonderful date of December 25. I just wanna share that A Christmas Story is an interesting movie. However,… Read more »
mdbree17
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mdbree17

I will always love HOME ALONE. I watched all of it. It’s somehow portrays the meaning of Christmas to families, friends, and even with a stranger. I’ll add up Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

Timothy Alexander
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In my household, we watch all these films in the days leading up to Christmas. It is part of our traditions.

AnZala
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AnZala
As Christmas is just around the corner, I find this list to be really useful. I’ve already watched some of the movies you mentioned, but I think they’re worth seeing again. Gremlins has always been one of my favorite movies. I fondly remember Gizmo and the rules – don’t expose it to the light, don’t get it wet, and DON’T feed it after midnight. I almost forgot that Gizmo was a Christmas present. I remember crying when I watched Miracle on 34th Street, but I really don’t remember why. I really should watch it again, I guess, because I remember… Read more »
szerjhex18
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szerjhex18
For me the best was ‘Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas’ because i love Jim Carey and it has a very valuable lesson for children and for adults also. It teach that Love is overwhelming on Christmas day, no matter who you are . Christmas remind us Jesus his spirit and love that he want us to share with others. That movie is one of the perfect example of how bad a person are can be, how rude can he show towards to others. It just need a one perfect moment to retrieve his soul from falling so deep… Read more »
Timothy Alexander
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Wow! What a great way to describe the movie.

fern2x2001
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fern2x2001
Thanks! another movie list to add for our movie nights. I haven’t seen any of these films yet. Since i was a child, i love to watch movies about Christmas. But the problem is, during those times, movies are shown in televisions during Sunday nights which is terrible if you’re a little kid and there is school tomorrow, early in the morning. So i haven’t seen many movies during my childhood because my parents would always say, “When you finish your school (up to college) you could then stay up late and watch whatever movie you like. But for now,… Read more »
ecole11j
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ecole11j
I’m honestly surprised not to see A Christmas Story on this list. There’s a good reason it gets marathoned on TV every year on Christmas. Maybe because people always forget the name of that movie? If you haven’t seen it or don’t recognize it by name, it’s a movie taking place in the early 1940s about a boy named Ralphie who desperately wants a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas, but everyone tells him “you’ll shoot your eye out.” There’s so many hilarious and iconic scenes like Flick getting his tongue stuck to a pole, the dad getting a sexy… Read more »
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