Christmas is here and you may be settling in for a Christmas movie marathon!
This is our list of the top Christmas Movies of all time. Feel free to message us your favourites (or least favourites) to watch over the holiday season.
Honourable mentions How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) and A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965). They didn't make the list but hold something special for this time of year.
10. Jingle All the Way (1996)
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jake Lloyd and Mr. Shazaam himself, the comedian Sinbad make this a Christmas classic!
This movie has a 19% on the movie website Rotten Tomatoes, but 100% in our hearts.
"You guys are nothing but a bunch of sleazy con men in red suits." - Howard Langston
9. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
Frank Capra’s Christmas fantasy actually kind of flopped at the box office when it was released. Timeless, big-hearted and disarmingly sincere.
"Remember, George: no man is a failure who has friends." - Clarence
8. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
This one is one of the two heavy favourites, along with It’s a Wonderful Life, which usually ends up in the battle for the title of “greatest Christmas movie ever.”
"If this court finds that Mr. Kringle is not who he says he is, that there is no Santa, I ask the court to judge which is worse: A lie that draws a smile or a truth that draws a tear." - Bryan Bedford
7. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Anthony Hopkins' voice and Seuss’ whimsical way with words, this movie is a special show-stopping tree-topping hit. Add in Jim Carrey's wonderful and memorable performance and you have something great for all ages.
"It came without ribbons. It came without bows. It came without packages, boxes, or bags. Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store. Maybe Christmas perhaps means a little bit more." - The Grinch
6. A Christmas Story (1983)
Jean Shepherd’s treasured story of childhood amidst major awards, first swear words, cynical mall Santas, and, of course, the ruminations on what it truly means to shoot your eye out
"I can't put my arms down!" - Randy
5. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
Your favourite version of A Christmas Carol may depend heavily on when you first encounter the holiday classic, and by that logic, the Muppets have an immediate 'first exposure' advantage for a very important demographic... kids!
"It was the afternoon of Christmas Eve and Scrooge was conscious of a thousand odors, each one connected with a thousand thoughts and hopes and joys and cares long, long forgotten." - Gonzo
4. Home Alone (1990)
Home Alone is a dark movie in a lot of ways -- it’s about a home invasion and family estrangement. But it’s also about the joy of just not having to deal with your family during the holidays.
"This is extremely important. Will you please tell Santa that instead of presents this year, I just want my family back. No toys. Nothing but Peter, Kate, Buzz, Megan, Linnie, and Jeff. And my aunt and my cousins. And if he has time, my Uncle Frank. Okay?" - Kevin McCallister
3. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
The Nightmare Before Christmas ranks as one of the most visually splendid films ever made. Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloweentown, becomes obsessed with Christmas and decides to hijack the holiday.
"Just because I cannot see it, doesn't mean I can't believe it!" - Jack Skellington
2. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
John Hughes’ script hits every holiday obligation, from picking out the far-too-big tree, to hosting family members, the elaborate outdoor lights and the inevitably ruined turkey.
"Thith tree is a thymbol of the thpirit of the Griswold family Christhmath." - Clark Griswold
1. Elf (2003)
Nothing represents Christmas cheer better than Will Ferrell in yellow tights, a green parka and a cone-shaped cap. He wrings a ton of comedy out of responding to everything with wide-eyed, childlike wonder. Arguably our (a 27-year-old's) generation’s classic Christmas movie.
"I passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and then I walked through the Lincoln Tunnel." - Buddy