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Christmas Movie List

There’s nothing better than watching a Christmas movie in the late afternoon, by the fire, sipping hot chocolate, and lounging on the couch. Here are my top 10 favorite Christmas movies of all time. I tried to provide a mix of classic and newer films, but, no matter which ones you choose to watch, you’re sure to feel the excitement and joy of the season! 


I sent out a poll to the school asking students what their favorite Christmas movie was (out of the 10 movies listed below). 131 of you responded to my poll. The numbers after the movie names are the percent of that 131 who favored the specific movie.


  1. Home Alone 48% (1, 2, & 3... 4 & 5 are terrible so I consider them non existent)

    1. Home Alone is an adventurous, classic, feel-good set of movies. Kevin McCallister, an 8-year-old boy from Illinois, is home alone in both movies 1 and 2 (he’s alone in New York in the second movie). To me, there is nothing more Christmassy than watching Home Alone. I watch it every year and it never gets old. These are my absolute favorite Christmas movies due to how funny they are and the fact that it’s been a true Christmas tradition for my family.

  2. Elf 43%

    1. A young, fun movie that captures a laugh from every age group. Will Farrell, the main character, Buddy the Elf, is hilarious and makes the movie. If you ever want to watch something while making gingerbread houses or eating pancakes in the morning, this is what you want.

  3. The Polar Express 25%

    1. The classic Polar Express, this is a perfect movie to watch on the night before Christmas morning. If you haven’t seen it, the movie is set on Christmas Eve and a little boy gets to take the Polar Express to meet Santa Claus. Ideal to set you up for the next morning!

  4. Grinch 23%

    1. Personally, I like the new cartoon (on Netflix) better than the live film. The cartoon has good graphics and is more cheery than the live version. In my opinion, the live version just seems very odd, the way it’s filmed and how there is really a green fluffy man on screen. But, either are good. 

  5. Die Hard 15%

    1. I once told my Kindergarten teacher that Die Hard was my favorite movie. This is not your average Christmas film, but if you like action, I highly recommend watching this. 

  6. Christmas with the Kranks 8%

    1. This movie shows the perspective of Christmas from a pair of parents that will do almost anything for their daughter who is returning home for the holidays. 

  7. Arthur’s Christmas 4%

    1. This is a cartoon, but my brothers and I enjoyed it. Yes, it’s for children, but so is almost every Christmas movie. The animation is brilliant!

  8. Klaus 3%

    1. The new Christmas film on Netflix. I watched it twice within two days. It’s a funny and sweet movie that tells the unexpected story of Santa’s origins.

  9. Jingle All the Way 2%

    1. Arnold Schwarzenegger is the main character in this Christmas film. His past films such as Terminator and Predator are nothing like Jingle All the Way, which makes it even more funny. He plays a struggling dad who will do anything to buy one specific toy for his son. The toy happens to be sold out everywhere. What will he do?

  10. The Christmas Chronicles 2%

    1. This is a newer film on Netflix that I thought was pretty good. Kurt Russell is a perfect person to play Santa Claus. I recommend this movie and Arthur’s Christmas, if you’re looking for something new.