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Top Christmas Movies of all time; Did your favorite make the cut?

Every year we always have a Christmas Movie Fest! We gather our favorite Christmas movies and we start watching them all month long. We’ve created our very own family top Christmas movies.  There are some pretty amazing movies out there. And we always get very serious the week before Christmas; watching all of our favorites.

I was really curious as to what a broader poll of opinions would have on their top Christmas Movies list. We took the question to our fans and the masses and asked  people their favorite Christmas Movies. And now we have the results! In no particular order this is what we discovered were the top Christmas movies everyone looks forward to watching each year!

Top Christmas Movies of all time; Did your favorite make the cut?


Top Christmas Movies of all time

  1. Charlie Browns Christmas
  2. Muppet Christmas Carol
  3. Christmas Story
  4. White Christmas
  5. It’s a Wonderful Life
  6. The Ultimate Gift
  7. Miracle on 34th Street (old and new versions)
  8. Santa Claus (w/Tim Allen)
  9. Arthur Christmas
  10. ELF
  11. Polar Express
  12. How The Grinch Stole Christmas 
  13. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
  14. Frosty the Snowman
  15. The Nativity Story
  16. Holiday Inn
  17. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  18. Mickey’s Christmas Carol
  19. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  20. While You were Sleeping

Many of these Christmas Movies are classics, some are newer. But all are loved enough to be repeated multiple times among those I polled online and off. They were all also listed on top Christmas Movies of all time listed all over the internet when I performed a Google Search. How about that! It always amazes me when so many people have the same list of top Christmas Movies. It must mean they are amazing.

Did some of those movies surprise you to be on the list? Some of them I’m sure you most likely expected to be on the list. But are there some top Christmas movies in your life that didn’t make the list?

What are your Top Christmas Movies you watch each year?


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  1. I can’t find one here that you missed! Great list!

  2. My husband loved the Christmas Story!

  3. elf was such a good movie!

  4. I love Christmas Story & Elf, I watch them a billion times every year! Also Home Alone 1 & 2. What about Scrooged?

  5. I can’t tell you how many times I have watched A Christmas Story… LOL too many to count!! I love Elf!! You have a great list!

  6. I forgot about “While you were Sleeping”. I loved that movie. I love the last half hour of Its a Wonderful Life and I love “Love Actually”

  7. So happy to see Charlie Browns Christmas listed first. Loved that movie as a kid, love it still today.

  8. Most of my favorites made the list I’ve never heard of The Ultimate Gift. I’m going to have to check that one out.

  9. Wait, they skipped Love, Actually?! I cannot believe it! Christmas is ruined! Just Kidding. That is my fav holiday movie. My second fav, Scrooged also didn’t make the cut. Bah Humbug!

  10. I love so many of these, but Rudolph and Charlie Brown are 2 of my faves.

  11. I like Elf, mainly because it’s one of Will Ferrel’s more innocent comedic films, and because it plays non stop this time of year. I can ‘walk in’ on it playing anytime and have a laugh.

  12. My favorite is How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

  13. I like the original Grinch with Boris Karloff. And I always make time for Charlie Brown. And I adore the Muppets. And the original A Christmas Carol – in black and white.
    Such fun.

  14. I cant believe The Christmas Shoes didnt make the list! National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is my favorite! I didnt get a chance to see it this year though! Guess I need to buy it on DVD! We did watch The Christmas Shoes, Elf, The Christmas Blessing and a few more we love!

  15. Christmas in Connecticut is a great classic that I would include.

  16. Krystle(Baking Beauty)

    We love Elf! I also love Santa Paws, it has adorable dogs and a heartwarming story line!

  17. I LOVE The Nativity Story. It’s one of my favorites and I’m really hoping Santa has picked up on my dropped hints. :) I pretty much love the rest of the movies, too, but I had to put a shout out because I was so glad that one made it to the list.

  18. Totally awesome list! A Christmas Story is my all time favorite – it never gets old!

  19. Elf is a cute movie, but I wish Nightmare Before Christmas was on this list!

  20. I love Muppet Christmas Carol! One of my top movies for sure. How the Grinch Stole Christmas with Jim Carey is also a top pick for me.

  21. I have never seen some of those. Our favorite is Smokey Mountain Christmas w/ Dolly. It used to come on tv every year when I was a child. When it stopped… my mother bought it for our kids. (I do understand that CMT still airs it)

  22. The Elf and Muppets are on the list

  23. Many of our faves are on the list! I cannot wait until my son is old enough to enjoy Elf!

  24. Love Elf and the Christmas Classics! I used to call my husband Herbie after the dentist elf in Rudolph. He looked just like him with the hair… 😉

  25. Many of our favorites made the list!

  26. Looks like almost all my favorites made the list! A Christmas Story is my #1 movie, though I would have included Love Actually as well.

  27. I agree with your list but I have never seen The Ultimate Gift. Amazon has it pretty cheap so I just might have to buy it. My all time favorite Christmas movie is It’s A Wonderful Life.

    • Oh Debbie, the Ultimate Gift is one of my favorites. But you will need to have a box of tissues on hand when you watch it. It is a tear jerker! But very impactful! (yea, that’s probably not even a real word; but you get the idea)

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