Watching Christmas movies is a great way to get in the holiday spirit. Everyone has their favorite movie that they just have to watch during the Christmas season. Many new movies have been created to keep up with the trends and changing times, but some classics still remain holiday favorites. The following are the top ten Christmas movies of all time:
1.) A Christmas Story (1983)
Perhaps one of the best holiday movies of all time, A Christmas Story is a classic that is played all day on Christmas. It follows the life of Ralphie as he and his family prepare for the holidays. This hilarious movie focuses on what Ralphie convincing everyone that he should get a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas.
2.) Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
Kids love watching this classic every year. It portrays the story of how Rudolph became a legendary part of Santa’s reindeers. The movie follows Rudolph as he and his new friends of misfits find a place they will be accepted.
3.) The Santa Claus (1994)
Tim Allen is hilarious in this heartfelt comedy about him becoming the next Santa Claus. After accidentally killing Santa, Tim Allen’s character unwillingly turns into the new Santa. He eventually warms up to the idea, but not at first.
4.) National Lampoons Christmas Vacation (1989)
Clark Griswold is at it again! This comical movie follows the Griswold’s as they prepare for the holidays. Clark is on the top of his game as he tries to outdo himself with decorating, while dealing with the extended family staying at his house for the holiday.
5.) Home Alone (1990)
Christmas alone seems to bring a lot of trouble. Kevin, played by Macaulay Culkin, is mistakenly left home alone when his entire family leaves for Christmas vacation. This amusing movie follows young Kevin as he learns to take care of himself and fight of two not so smart burglars.
6.) The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
This Tim Burton classic isn’t your typical heartfelt Christmas movie. Jack Skellington, the king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas town and likes what he sees. He decides to try and bring Christmas to Halloween Town.
7.) How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
This remake of the Dr.Suess cartoon classic is warm and entertaining. The town of Whoville is preparing for their favorite holiday, Christmas. Meanwhile, the Grinch (played by Jim Carrey) lives just outside of the town, planning his tactics for stealing Christmas.
8.) The Muppet Christmas Carol ( 1993)
Even the Muppets celebrate Christmas! In this inspirational movie, the Muppets act out the story of Dickens’s classic, The Christmas Carol. The whole gang participates in bringing cheer and Christmas spirit to Ebenezer Scrooge.
9.) A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
Charlie Brown and the gang star in this movie of finding the true meaning of Christmas. Charlie Brown gets fed up with all the materialism Christmas seems to bring. As the others are focused on performing in the Christmas pageant, Charlie Brown is set on searching what Christmas is really about.
10.) Prancer (1989)
Although not very popular, Prancer has always been a favorite of mine. It tells the story of a young girl who still believes in Santa. She comes across an injured reindeer, who happens to be Prancer. Being a believer, she takes care of him and tries to return him safely back to Santa. However, her father and others make it more of a difficult task than it already has become.