Christmas is almost around the corner and I’m spending my time hanging out with my family and watching Christmas movies. I’ve already done my top 10 favorite Christmas specials years ago so now I’m doing my Top 10 Favorite Christmas Movies of all time.
10. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000 version): The animated version is obviously better but this is honestly a guilty pleasure to me. I like Jim Carrey especially his makeup and sets are also nice. The 2018 version is safer but this one is more memorable.
9. The Muppet Christmas Carol: While Mickey’s Christmas Carol is still and always will be my favorite version of this story, this is my favorite film adaptation. Michael Caine is a good Scrooge and the Muppets do their part too.
8. Home Alone: While I do think this taking place any other month wouldn’t change the plot it would lose its Christmas charm. The traps Kevin makes are funny and I’ll never get tired of that aftershave scream.
7. The Christmas Chronicles: Kurt Russell pretty much steals the show as Santa. I also like how he knows what gifts the characters wanted for Christmas and the tech he uses. I will admit the elves do look freaky.
6. The Polar Express: Sure the CGI is a big odd but there’s such a magic to this one. Tom Hanks is great even if he’s playing most of the character. I also like the boy’s arc about believing in Santa being a challenge of fate.
5. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation: Nothing ever goes right for the Griswolds am I right? This movie perfectly shows the frustrations with Christmas without the film being too mean spirited. The jokes are funny, and every family member is enjoyable.
4. A Christmas Story: One of the first Christmas movies I’ve seen. There’s not really a structure just memorable moments that remind you of your childhood. Watching now I’ve noticed that it does look like it was filmed in the 50s.
3. Klaus: Read my review to hear my thoughts.
2. Arthur Christmas: Nostalgia Critic made such a great video about why this movie is so great. Arthur is such a likable main character. I also love the battle between three Santa’s and their methods without making them villains and the use of compromise.
1. The Nightmare before Christmas: Just think about it, the best Christmas movie has to be a movie you can watch not just at Christmas but also at Halloween. The stop motion animation is still great, the story is great, the songs are great, and the main character is likable and relatable. It’s the ultimate holiday movie!