TOP TEN CHRISTMAS MOVIES OF ALL TIME



Warning: Everyone will judge me for this list. I don't care. If you don't like Jonathan Taylor Thomas, then I don't like you.

Disclaimer: I have never seen Miracle on 34th Street. Therefore I have know knowledge to place it on the list. Sorry folks.

10. Love Actually: It's the most Christmasy rom-com in existence. I love the intertwining of all the various stories, not only in this film, but in others such as New Year's Eve and Valentine's Day. Plus, who doesn't love Hugh Grant? 
  9. Jack Frost (1998 Michael Keaton version, not the 1997 horror film): To be honest, the look of Jack Frost creeped me out as a child, but this is a heart-warming family classic, regardless of the 20% it received on Rotten Tomatoes. 
  8. Santa Clause: Between Bernard, Neil's sweaters, and classic Tim Allen this movie is one Christmas success. "Seeing isn't believing. Believing is seeing." 
  7. Jingle All The Way: Who doesn't love some Arnold? I used to have this on VHS as a kid. 
  6. A Charlie Brown Christmas: I love all things Charlie Brown. My favorite memories growing up are when ABC would play the Charlie Brown movies the week before whichever holiday and I would watch them with my dad. I love the "Charlie Brown Tree" and the woe is me attitude Charlie possesses.
  5. It's A Wonderful Life: A classic film, most would probably put at #1 or #2. A tale of redemption, second chances, and what could have been. My favorite episodes of television shows (particularly One Tree Hill) are the It's A Wonderful Life inspired ones.
  4. The Christmas Story: This movie holds some of my favorite Christmas memories. My brother, Ryan, and I used to always wake up around 3am on Christmas morning, unable to sleep, inevitably pissing off our parents who had probably just finished putting gifts under the tree and gone to bed. We would sneak downstairs and watch this movie on the TBS 24 hour loop until our parents woke up and we were allowed to open gifts.
  3. Elf: Will Ferrell is perfect in this role and I love the various singing throughout. I never get sick of Elf and often watch it throughout the year. My favorite moment is when Jovie leads the city in singing "Santa Clause is Coming to Town" in order to restore the Christmas spirit and power up Santa's sleigh. 
  2. Home Alone: "I made my family disappear!" Everything about this movie is great. 
  1. I'll Be Home For Christmas: Three words. JONATHAN. TAYLOR. THOMAS.
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