Top 10 Christmas Movies

By | December 17, 2014

Starting right after Thanksgiving, I really enjoy watching Christmas Movies. Thought I would share them with you along with great quotes from each movie.

Top 10 Christmas Movies - What great Christmas movies did I leave off the list?

10. Jack Frost (1998)
This heart-warming movie with Michael Keaton and Kelly Preston is one that you just can’t go wrong with.

Favorite Quote
Jack: My balls are freezin’! I never thought I’d say THAT with a smile on my face.

9. Deck the Halls (2006)
I was really excited when this movie came out because Ferris Bueller (my fav movie) aka Matthew Broderick is in the movie as Steve Finch along side Danny Devito. Devito, who plays Buddy Hall, moves in across the street from Finch and causes quite a hoopla. Funny!

8. Surviving Christmas (2004)
Ben Affleck enthusiasm and love for Christmas just reminds me of how my Granddad adored this time of year. Although Granddad wasn’t quite as over the top as Ben’s character, Drew is in this hilarious movie.

Favorite Quote
Drew Latham: Please! Please, let me stay here!
Tom Valco: No!
Drew Latham: I’ll pay you.
Tom Valco: My family’s not for sale, pal.
Drew Latham: I’ll pay you $250,000!
Tom Valco: Welcome home, son.

7. Christmas with the Kranks (2004)
There’s something about the Kranks and I think it’s the fact that it’s since they have no kids at home they decide to have a year of no lights, no tree, no presents, and just go on a cruise.

Favorite Quote
Spike Frohmeyer: You’re skipping Christmas! Isn’t that against the law?

6. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Great remake. I think the “Whos” are so cute.

Favorite Quote
The Grinch: I’m all toasty inside. And I’m leaking.

5. The Santa Clause (1994)
Tim Allen is one of my favorite actors and this just awesome. The little boy is also great. The adventure that Tim goes on in being Santa is classic.

Favorite Quote
Mr. Whittle: I don’t know what’s happening to you. You’re starting to look like the Pillsbury Doughboy.

4. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966 animated)
This is just a great kid movie all around.

Favorite Quote
Grinch: All I need is a reindeer!
Narrator: The Grinch looked around, but since reindeer are scarce, there was none to be found. Did that stop the Grinch? Ha! He simply said:
Grinch: If I can’t *find* a reindeer, I’ll *make* one instead.
Narrator: So he took his dog Max, and he took some black thread, and he tied a big horn on the top of his head.

3.White Christmas (1954)
I watched this movie and absolutely adored it! I’m just mad I waited so long to watch it. Loved the dancing and singing. Just awesome!

Favorite Quote (you just have to watch this to see why it’s hilarious)
Bob Wallace: How do you do?
Doris: Mutual, I’m sure.
….later in the movie….
Mr. Herring, General’s Party Guest: How do you do?
Doris: Mutual, I’m sure.

2. Polar Express (2004)
The year this movie came out I took Drew to see it. Just he and I. It was a really special Mom-son day. That Christmas Santa brought him the Polar Express book and a bell.

Favorite Quote
The Conductor: Seeing is believing, but sometimes the most real things in the world are the things we can’t see.

1. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)
This is one of the rare movies that I could watch over and over.

This movie is FULL of great quotes, but one that always comes to mind when I think of this movie is:
Ellen: “Audrey’s frozen from the waste down.”
Clark: “Ah, it’s all part of the experience honey.”

So what did I leave out of my top 10? What are your favorites?

Other favorites
Fred Claus (2007)
I had originally had this movie in my top 10, but it got bumped out by another movie.

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

Miracle on 34th Street (1994)

A Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

Christmas Story (1983)
This is another one that was bumped out of my top 10.

Favorite Quote
Ralphie: Oooh fuuudge!
Ralphie as Adult: [narrating] Only I didn’t say “Fudge.” I said THE word, the big one, the queen-mother of dirty words, the “F-dash-dash-dash” word!

Classic Christmas Cartoon Movies
Frosty the Snowman (1969)
A Charlie Brown Christmas (1965)
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town (1970)

Worst Christmas Movie Ever
The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Some other Christmas Movies
Elf (2003)
Scrooge (1970)
Prancer (1989)
Scrooged (1988)
The Family Man (2000)
Jingle All the Way (1996)
The Year Without a Santa Claus (1976)

Here’s some other opinions about Christmas Movies:
Top 10 Christmas Movies
Best Christmas Movies: The Top 25 of All Time
Top 10 Christmas Movies from Family Education
Being Frugal’s 10
Listverse’s 10 Christmas Horror Movies
Top 10 Christmas Movies for Kids

8 thoughts on “Top 10 Christmas Movies

  1. Courtney

    oh my gosh so many movies! I wish the tv would play some when I actually had a second to watch them, since we don’t have a recorder thing. Or I just need to buy them all! Or netflix needs to have a better selection! I love some of these and some I haven’t seen. Makes me want to have a movie marathon.

  2. Nina

    I actually haven’t seen about half of these. Surviving Christmas sounds interesting. I’ll add them to my list 🙂

  3. Justine Y

    I have a similar post planned for next week, but most of our movies are very different! White Christmas is my all-time favorite!

  4. Jessica

    Am I a total loser for not ever seeing about half of these movies? But of the ones I’ve seen…Christmas Vacation is my favorite. I’ve seen it hundreds of times and it makes me laugh every.single.time!!

  5. Stephanie

    I watched White Christmas for the first time this year and it was so good. It throw me into the Christmas spirit head first.

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