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10 Great Christmas Movie Classics

Updated on August 4, 2010

Christmas Time Blues?

Want to get in the Christmas Spirit? Then put in one of these Famous Christmas Movies. They are sure to warm your heart. So grab some hot cocoa and some popcorn and curl up by the fireplace with someone you love ( pets included ). I hope you enjoy my list of the 10 Great Christmas movies.

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The Muppets Christmas CarolThe Polar ExpressThe Santa ClauseBad Santa (drinking again..)The nightmare Before Christmas
The Muppets Christmas Carol
The Muppets Christmas Carol
The Polar Express
The Polar Express
The Santa Clause
The Santa Clause
Bad Santa (drinking again..)
Bad Santa (drinking again..)
The nightmare Before Christmas
The nightmare Before Christmas

Sorry Twilight's, " New Moon " did not make the list, lol

The following movies are based around Christmas. These are my personal movies that I own and enjoy watching during the Christmas season. This list doesn't contain any of those classic cartoon Christmas movies. We all love those classics, like Rudolph and Frosty.

If you think any of these movies should not be on this list or if any movies you think should be on this list, please leave them in the comments.

Here We Go.

#10 The Muppets Christmas Carol. Old Classic with good ol' Mr. Scrooge. Not a big fan of the Muppets though.

#9 The Polar Express with Tom Hanks. I loved the book as a kid, but I wasn't too sure about the animation in the movie. Its a great movie with a great story line though.

#8 The Santa Clause with Tim Allen. Lots of short lived laughs only due to the success of Tim Allen, without him this movie wouldn't be half as good.

#7 Bad Santa with Billy Bob Thornton. Its more a of Dark Comedy Unlike " The Santa Clause " this movie should not be watched by young kids, as this is one bad ass Santa story.

#6 The Nightmare Before Christmas by TIm Burton. Its actually my favorite movie by Tim Burton. Funny story, with lovable characters. Good Christmas film, if it doesn't scare the kids!

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ScroogedNational Lampoons Christmas VacationHome AloneElf
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
Home Alone
Home Alone

My Top 5 Great Christmas Movie Classics

#5 Scrooged with Bill Murray. This guy is just crazy. He is so funny in all of his movies. The classic take of Ebenezer Scrooge and how he almost ruins Christmas.

#4 National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. I love Chevy Chase as Clark Griswald. Tons of laughs as to be expected, as with all the National Lampoons starring Chevy Chase! Good, clean Christmas fun with the Griswalds on vacation.

#3 Home Alone with Macaulay Culkin and Joe Pesci. This was an instant classic. Grossed huge at the box office. What is better then a 12 year old kid fry some really funny burglars? This movie will have you laughing hard!

#2 Elf with Will Ferrell. This movie is super funny. Specially if you like the dumb humor of Will Ferrell. This is most of his best roles yet. Finally a movie he made with a good story line.

MY #1 Favorite...IS NOT A Chistmas Story. You know that movie that plays every Christmas on the TBS channel for the past 25 years. Yea, well, I have watched it enough to know I never want to see it again. lol.So, sorry for all those big fans of this movie but its gotta go, we need something else to watch every Christmas!

The Actual #1 Great Classic Christmas Movie is...

Miracle on 34th Street

This story really gets me in the Christmas spirit. It is not just laughs and all light hearted comedy. It gives us hope that wishes can come true. It's a dark story that will lift anyone's spirits of the holidays. It all started with a chance, and ended with a Miracle.

The Miracle on 34th Street
The Miracle on 34th Street

Great Christmas Songs

Check out Prettydarkhorse's article on Great Christmas songs!


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    • Pete LeBeef profile image

      Peter Mckeirnon 

      5 years ago from Cheshire, UK

      Bad Santa would make my list. Yes it crued but it's an awful movie. Gremlins would be on there though. Great Hub!

    • Midasfx profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Jingle all the way could have made the list. your right. I personally thought Miracle on 34th street was a touching movie that really boosts christmas spirit.

      thank you prettydarkhorse and tony0724 for your comments.

    • tony0724 profile image


      8 years ago from san diego calif

      What about " Jingle all the way " ? The one with Arnold and Sinbad that was hilarious .

      But Miracle on 34th was Indeed great !

    • prettydarkhorse profile image


      8 years ago from US

      hi Midas, I would like the watch that, it seems awesome, miracle on the 34th street,(must be touching story), I had watched two of the lists,

      have a good day Maita


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