The 10 Best Christmas Movies / Specials

xmasHere are my ten favourite Christmas movies and specials. Feel free to add your favourites in the comments.

10. The Nightmare Before Christmas


9. It's A Wonderful Life

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8. Love Actually

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7. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer


6. A Charlie Brown Christmas


5. The Simpsons Roasting on an Open Fire


4. Bad Santa


3. The Polar Express


2. Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas


1. A Christmas Story


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Christmas Vacation (a classic)

Four Christmases

December 6, 2009 @ 1:57 PM

Toronto Mike Verified as the defacto Toronto Mike

I'm gonna let you finish, Elvis, but I've just gotta say... Four Christmases was one of the worst movies of all time.

December 6, 2009 @ 2:54 PM

Mississauga Blogger

You'll shoot your eye out.

The location of the "kid with tongue stuck to pole" is the Victoria school in St Catharines.

A few years after Christmas Story PBS featured some of Jean Shepherd's other stories featuring Ralphie.

December 6, 2009 @ 4:44 PM


The Santa Clause movie with Tim Allen & Chipmunks Christmas.

December 6, 2009 @ 5:33 PM


Christmas Vacation: "We're gonna have the hap, hap, happiest Christmas since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny fucking Kaye. And when Santa squeezes his fat white ass down that chimney tonight, he's gonna find the jolliest bunch of assholes this side of the nuthouse."

December 6, 2009 @ 5:45 PM

Mississauga Mike

No love for Christmas Vacation or the Home Alone (NOT 3 or 4)? Oh well, to each his own, those are my favourites.

December 6, 2009 @ 6:56 PM

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Four Christmases, from last year, starring Reese Witherspoon and Vince Vaughan was fairly funny and entertaining.

I agree any Christmas Vacation movie belongs on this list and I even have a soft spot for Home Alone(s)

But one there's no excuse for leaving out is A Muppet Christmas Carol or whatever it was called.

December 6, 2009 @ 7:14 PM


What about the original Black Christmas?

December 6, 2009 @ 8:05 PM

The Wee Nitwit

A Christmas Carol (Scrooge) with Alastair Sim

A Garfield Christmas

Also, there was a movie made in 1994 about the summer adventures of Ralphie.

It Runs in the Family

December 6, 2009 @ 8:07 PM


No "A Muppet Christmas Carol"?

or even "A Muppet Family Christmas"?

But Love, Actually? Take off your skirt, Mike!

December 7, 2009 @ 7:34 AM


Christmas Vacation is a classic on par with A Christmas Story and don't forget Scrooged with Bill Murray

December 7, 2009 @ 7:52 AM


Yeah, I'm surprised that Christmas Vacation, Scrooged, and Disney's a Christmas Carol.

December 7, 2009 @ 9:31 AM


Considering it's -30 in Edmonton right now this is an excellent list, although I do have to agree with some of the posters above that Chirstmas Vacation and Scrooged should be there...

"Oh look! It's a toaster!!"

My favourite Christmas movie line..


December 7, 2009 @ 9:39 AM


Christmas Vacation is #1 on my list and Home Alone is in the top 5.

December 7, 2009 @ 10:02 AM


Scrooged is at the top of my list.

December 7, 2009 @ 12:53 PM


Would Die Hard count?

It is a Christmas theme!

December 7, 2009 @ 12:58 PM


Sorry, but number 1 on my list is the original "Miracle on 34th Street", with Edmond Gwynn, John Payne, Maureen O'Hara and a very young Natalie Wood. (There is a colourized version which is very well done if you don't like black and white.) The remakes were pathetic!

December 7, 2009 @ 2:58 PM


Two that MUST be on there...Christmas Vacation and Elf

December 8, 2009 @ 1:28 PM

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