Ranking Christmas Movies

    1. Elf 

I don’t know a single soul who has seen this movie and been disappointed. Elf is the pinnacle of Christmas comedies as it stars arguably one of the best actors, Will Farrel. I don’t even think I have to give y’all a summary because everyone has seen this movie and enjoyed it. It highlights the importance of the Christmas spirit and how santa deniers can ruin Christmas for all. 

2. Polar Express

Let me set the scene. It’s the day before Christmas break circa 2010. Your mom drops you off at school in your pajamas. You walk into your 1st grade classroom as the hot cocoa is brewing and you take a deep breath of the deliciously smelling beverage. Plop plop. Two big marshmallows to top it off with a squirt of whipped cream. Polar Express is arguably the most classic Christmas movie out there. Although it is a classic, it is not worthy of the number one spot.

3. Home Alone 1

Let me set the scene. It’s about a week before Christmas and your family has to decide on a movie to watch. You scroll through the classics and then you come across Home Alone. Maybe you’ve seen it before, maybe you haven’t. It doesn’t matter. Home Alone 1 is one of my favorite movies of all time just because of the constant action and funniness. No matter how old you are, you’ll always get a few laughs from the traps that Kevin puts out. My personal favorite character, however, is Uncle Frank

4. Christmas Vacation

Christmas Vacation is the third movie in the National Lampoon magazine’s Vacation series. This movie is absolutely hilarious. Clark Griswold plans to have a “fun old-fashioned family Christmas”, but we all know how that turns out. The Griswold family faces many challenges that will result in you laughing all the way through.

5. Office Christmas Party

Let me set the scene. You just turned 17 and your parents finally allow you to watch a rated R movie (sorry underclassmen you don’t understand yet). What to watch? What to watch? Office Christmas Party is the perfect movie that will make you laugh your socks off, I’m not even gonna sit here and lie. Starring Jason Bateman, his evil CEO sister tries to shut down his branch of the company so he throws a huge Christmas party in order to win an important client. You will have to watch it to see what happens next…

6. Frosty the Snowman

Although Frosty the Snowman may be a little childish, it still displays important Christmas values that are important to everyone. Along with the Polar Express and Charlie Brown Christmas, Frosty the Snowman earns number six for its classic aspect. Most of y’all know the story of Frosty, but if you don’t, it is about a group of kids who find a hat that turns the snowman to life. Frosty starts to melt because the weather is warming up. The children try to keep Frosty alive by getting him to colder weather. You will have to watch this masterpiece to find out what happens, trust me you won’t regret it.

7. A Christmas Story

One of my personal favorites, this movie is just fantastic on Christmas Eve or day. An all around goofy movie takes us through the life of Ralphie who just wants a Red Ryder gun for Christmas. The shenanigans that he and his peers do are hilarious and are exactly how you would perceive a group of young boys around Christmas time.

8.  How the Grinch Stole Christmas 

Although this movie is a bit past our time, How the Grinch Stole Christmas will always be one of the best for vibe’s sake on Christmas Eve or day. The movie does a great job of starting out super wholesome and absolutely gets everyone watching into the spirit of Christmas. If you don’t know the plot of this movie, there is a small town where everyone looks forward to Christmas and decorates the maximum. Then comes along a secretive, mean, and old Grinch who lives at the top of the mountain looking over the small town who tries to ruin Christmas for the townspeople. Overall, this movies has always been one of my favorites to watch and although the nostalgia is still there nowadays, it is true that you do have to be a bit younger to fully enjoy it.

9. Home Alone 2

In my personal opinion, Home Alone 2 is a better movie than Home Alone 1 but it is factual that the nostalgia still is not there like it was with the first one. Home Alone 2 is a lot more extravagant and complicated in his traps and focuses more on when he is out of his giant hotel building. I also think it is sick that he is in New York City. My favorite scene from the movie was similar to a scene in Home Alone 1 where he plays the recording of the TV and scares off the hotel workers that were coming for him. Overall, 10/10 but it has to be lower on the list because the nostalgia isn’t there like it is for some of these other movies. 

10. Charlie Brown Christmas 

I don’t think I need to explain much because this movie is such a Christmas classic and everyone has seen it at least once. This movie fits the Christmas vibe so well and Charlie Brown is pretty funny too. Overall, it is a great movie to have on when doing some other things like maybe opening presents or eating dinner.