Top 10 Christmas Movies

on November 23, 2011

'How the Grinch Stole Christmas'

$260,044,825 (2000) Based on the classic children's story by Dr. Seuss, Jim Carrey stars as The Grinch, a hermit who lives on Who Mountain, completely intent on destroying the holiday season.

'The Polar Express'

$181,320,482 (2004) Based on the 1985 children's book by Chris van Allsburg, The Polar Express follows one boy's journey on Christmas Eve to the North Pole to see Santa Claus. Tom Hanks lends his voice to this new Christmas classic.


$173,398,518 (2003) Will Ferrell stars as "Buddy," a human raised by elves. The movie traces his journey from the North Pole to New York City to find his father, bringing with him an effervescence of holiday cheer.

'The Santa Clause'

$144,833,357 (1994) When Santa falls off of Scott Calvin's (Tim Allen) roof, he thinks he has killed the Father of Christmas. Little does he know that he's in for a big surprise.

'The Santa Clause 2'

$139,236,327 (2002) If Santa does not find a Mrs. Clause by Christmas, he will cease to be Santa. Join Charlie, Bernard, and all your favorite characters in this sequel to the original classic

'A Christmas Carol'

$137,855,863 (2009) Jim Carrey stars in a computer animated rendition of Charles Dickens' classic. Join Ebeneezer, Marley, and the three ghosts of Christmas for a family holiday movie night.

'Four Christmases'

$120,146,040(2008) Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon star as a couple forced to visit both sets of divorced parents on Christmas Day, drudging up memories of the past and causing the couple to question their future.

'The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause'

$84,500,122 (2006) Jack Frost (Martin Short) tries to take over Christmas from Santa Claus. Add in a little family drama, and Santa's in big trouble.

Tim Burton's 'The Nightmare Before Christmas'

(1993) $75,082,668 (1993) Jack Skellington, the Pumpkin King of Halloweentown discovering Christmastown and dreams of bringing the holiday to Halloweentown. A disastrous combination of Christmas and Halloween ensues, bringing horror to children everywhere.

'Christmas with the Kranks'

$73,780,539 (2004) Luther (Tim Allen) and Nora (Jamie Lee-Curtis) decide not have Christmas because their daughter is not coming home. When she changes her mind at the last minute, they have to scramble to put Christmas together before she makes it home for the holiday.