Anybody with half a heart is enjoying the holiday season this month. The music, the decorations, and the overall spirit are the perfect way to end the year. One thing everyone can agree on is that the best part of the season is the movies. While some are timeless classics, others are complete garbage that must be avoided at all costs. That’s why I’m here to share with you my top 5 Christmas movies. I’m warning you right now, this isn't a traditional list. If you want to go watch two hours of black and white footage, go visit a nursing home. These movies are classics that can be re-watched year after year by any audience. And before you start making any assumptions, just because Die Hard is set in December, doesn’t make it a Christmas movie.
5. Deck The Halls
While I hate Matthew Broderick as an actor, I can't deny that Deck the Halls puts a smile on my face. Ridiculous competitions to keep the viewer interested, family values, and an absurd plot, this movie has everything on the Christmas checklist. Also, Danny Devito co-starring in a Christmas movie instantly makes it one of the best.
4. Christmas with the Cranks
Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Dewy from Malcolm in the Middle, must I say more? While the movie is currently rocking a 5% on Rotten Tomatoes, it will keep you entertained till the last minute. Humor combined with heartfelt moments keep this movie relevant to modern audiences. Despite its horrific ratings, I guarantee you it’s more entertaining than Miracle on 34th Street or It’s a Wonderful Life.
3. National Lampoons Christmas Vacation
One of the few "classics" I can stomach year after year. It isn't filled with cringe old-timey BS so you can watch it today and not roll your eyes every three minutes. On top of that, it captures one part of the holidays better than any other movie; how much a man despises seeing family over the holidays. Combine that with crass humor and a surprising amount of sex appeal, there’s something for everyone!
2. How The Grinch Stole Christmas
As far as I’m concerned, this is the most well-made Christmas movie ever. The costume and set designs are phenomenal. An emotional backstory paired with immense character growth leaves my heart aching every time. Anyone who has seen this movie knows I'm spitting facts.
1. A Christmas Story
Undoubtedly the GOAT, the movie is the quintessential Christmas tale. Showcasing the ups and downs of the holiday season, there’s a reason this movie is on repeat for an entire month. This film has so many classic scenes I can’t even think of every single one off the top of my head. I doubt any other movie comes along and takes this spot on my list.
P.S. If you're upset Elf isn't on this list, it's time to grow up.
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