My Favourite Christmas movies

My Favourite Christmas movies

Someone asked me yesterday what my favourite Christmas were. I thought this would be a fun post. So here is my list.

This is NOT in any order. Just my favourites. It is just too hard to rank. What am I missing?

  1. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation (1989)
  2. Deck the Halls (Danny DiVito, Matthew Broderick, Kristen Davis, Kristen Chenoweth) – 2006
  3. Home Alone 1,2, and 3 (Home alone 4 & 5 are pretty brutal)
  4. Scrooged (Bill Murray) – 1988
  5. A Christmas Carol (Jim Carey) – 2009
  6. The Santa Claus 1, 2, & 3 (Tim Allen) – 1994, 2002, 2006
  7. Muppets Christmas Carol – 1992
  8. Snow Day – not really a Christmas movie but one to watch over the Christmas season (2000)
  9. Elf (Will Farrell) – 2003
  10. Arthur Christmas – 2011
  11. Jack Front (Michael Keaton, Kelly Preston) – 1998
  12. How the Grinch Stole Christmas – Jim Carrey (2000)
  13. Jingle All the Way (Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman) – 1996 – there is a Jingle All the Way 2 as well
  14. Christmas with the Kranks (Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis) – 2004
  15. Polar Express – 2004
  16. Fred Claus (Wince Vaughn, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Banks) – 2007
  17. Twas the Night before Christmas (TV Cartoon Short) – 1975 – https://youtu.be/0skmusWwW-M
  18. The Family Man – Nicolas Cage – 2000
  19. The Raccoons Special – The Christmas Raccoons – https://youtu.be/VkFxxBu5i4w
  20. Unaccompanied Minors – 2006

There are other movies that we could all debate whether they are Christmas Movies

  1. Die Hard (Yes it is a Christmas movie)
  2. Gremlins
  3. Trading Places
  4. The Nightmare before Christmas (Tim Burton) – 1993
  5. Frozen
  6. Batman Returns

There is also the list of amazing stop animation from when I was a kid

  1. Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer – 1964
  2. Santa Claus is Coming to Town – 1970
  3. A Year Without a Santa Claus – 1974)
  4. Rudolf’s Shiny New Year (1976) one of my favourites
  5. Jack Frost (1979)

What am I missing? I hope everyone has a Merry and Safe Christmas in this crazy season we are all in.

About The Author

Brett Ullman

Brett Ullman travels North America speaking to teens, young adults, leaders, and parents on topics including parenting, mental health, sexuality, pornography, men, dating and media. Brett's seminars engage and challenge attendees to try and connect our ancient faith with our modern culture we live in. Participants are inspired to reflect on what we know, what we believe and how our faith ought to serve as the lens through which we view and engage tough conversations in our society today.

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