Top Christmas Movies, Ranked.

December 18, 2015
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As a Christmas baby, I consider myself a bit of an authority on the Holiday season.  So who better to break down the best Christmas movies of all time than me?  Check out the official, scientific, undisputed because I said so list of best movies ever below....and yeah, I know what you're thinking, and yeah being a Christmas baby can be a major drag sometimes. But it can also be pretty awesome! Think about it, on my birthday the neighborhood is decked out in decorations and Christmas lights, there's a tree with ornaments in the living room, and my uncle Joe is passed out on the couch after too much eggnog. Everyone even gets a day off! On your birthday...its just Tuesday. So yeah, sometimes I get double gifted and that sucks, but for the most part its like the whole world is kind of partying with me. I think that's pretty cool!  

 

7 - HOME ALONE

Memorable Moment- "Keep the change ya filthy animal!"  Did you know they made that old movie  (Angels With Filthy Souls) specifically for the movie? It's true!

 

6- RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER

Memorable Moment- Bumbles bounce!  

When I was a kid we had THIS RUDOLPH DECORATION and I always knew that once we hung it in the window that my birthday wasn't far away, so this movie definitely makes the list. 

p.s. whats up with the material that decoration was made out of? melted globs of plastic?  When I was a kid I always kind of wanted to eat it for some reason (maybe it was taffy?).....what a weirdo! 

 

5- A CHRISTMAS CAROL

So here's the deal with A Christmas Carol.  Its the quintessential holiday movie and a Dickens classic so I had to put it on here. There are like 500 versions of it though.  Some have Alec Guinness (Obi Wan Kenobe) in them , others have Jim Carey.  I chose this one because I will never forget how terrified I was the first time the Ghost of Christmas Future pulls of its hood and reveals a decayed skull.  Most of this film is a series of decent musical numbers with some silly ghost appearances and then without any warning at all WHAP! THIS GUY. Swear to God, I still get the creeps to this day when that happens. SCARY AF! 

 

4- IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

This movie was so popular at one point, that you could find it on about 300 channels during the Holiday season. AND THAT'S PRE-CABLE YOU GUYS!  It was ridiculous and kind of became a joke.  Oversaturation is never good.  But here's the thing, now that you aren't bombarded with Jimmy Stewart's kind of annoying voice 24-7 anymore, if you go back and watch It's A Wonderful Life you'll realize that this movie is actually really really really good. 

3- NATIONAL LAMPOON'S CHRISTMAS VACATION

Memorable Moment- Oh man, where to start? "That it is Edward, that it is." "Merry Christmas. Kiss my ass. Kiss my ass. Happy Hannukah." Pretty much EVERYTHING from Aunt Bethany and Uncle Lewis. And of course, possibly the greatest quote in movie history- "Sh*ter's full!" 

2- A CHRISTMAS STORY

I live far away from my family so instead of doing the usual Holiday stuff I had to start creating a few of my own traditions.  One of them being that A Christmas Story is pretty much the only thing that plays on the television on Christmas Day.  I still remember going to my Grandma's house and watching it for the first time on HBO with my entire family.  From the leg lamp to the Red Rider carbine action 200 shot range model air rifle with a compass in the stock and this thing which tells time, A Christmas Story is an absolute classic and the best Christmas movie of all time......well except for.....

1- DIE HARD

Speaking of family, this is another movie my Grandma introduced me to.  That's right, my little old granny was the one to hit me up on Die Hard.  Clearly she rules. There are 2 kinds of people in this world. Those who think Die Hard is a Christmas movie, and those who are wrong.

 

Happy Holidays, you guys!