Being that it is the week of Christmas, I thought it would be fun to share my top ten Christmas movies. I absolutely love this time of year and the warm feeling it gives me. Movies like these bring up such good memories.
Without further delay, you can watch my video countdown right here, and read more about my picks below.
Number 10: Tim Burton’s THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS. This is such a classic stop motion movie that I had to put it on the list. This isn’t one that I watch every single year but it is worth a re-watch every few years for me.
Number 9: DIE HARD. I had to put this movie one there! Who doesn’t them some John McClain on Christmas?! Bruce Willis fighting terrorists on Christmas Eve spells great family fun. It’s a must watch every year and every month in between.
Number 8: A CHRISTMAS STORY. Gotta have my Red Ryder BB gun with a compass in the stock and the thing which tells time fix. Ralphie is someone I usually watch about eight times on Christmas Day on that one channel that seems to just repeat the movie over and over again.
Number 7: HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS. Jim Carrey was so amazing in this movie. The production design alone would be enough for me to love this movie but add in the awesome story of Whoville and Cindy Lou Who and I’m hooked.
Number 6: CHRISTMAS VACATION. I really like all the National Lampoon VACATION films but this one takes the cake. Chevy Chase is in his classic comedic form in this Christmas classic.
Number 5: BAD SANTA. Billy Bob Thorton just might be my favorite portrayal of Santa Claus. This vulgar Christmas movie is such a laugh out loud riot. However, definitely not safe for children. If you get a chance, watch BADDER SANTA, the extended uncut version.
Number 4: HOME ALONE. Little Macaulay Culkin in the highest grossing Christmas movie of all time is just awesome! All the crazy hi-jinks that Culkin pulls on Joe Pesci and Daniel Stern are priceless. Many times as a kid, I dreamed of the day robbers tried to raid my house so I could setup booby traps.
Number 3: THE SANTA CLAUSE. Tim Allen plays a great role as a Dad shoved into the position of being the Santa Claus. This is a classic for me because this was the first Christmas movie I saw as a kid and fell in love with.
Number 2: ELF. Will Ferrell plays a grown man who thinks he is an elf in, what I consider, the funniest of the Christmas movie genre. Add in some James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Ed Asner, and Bob Newhart, you have a wonderful recipe for a epic Christmas film.
Number 1: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE. This is my all-time favorite Christmas movie. Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed starring in a Frank Capra classic, you can’t get any better. I suggest watching the film in its’ original black and white state to see the original and best version.
Hope you enjoyed my list. What movies are on your top Christmas movies list?