The Best Christmas Movies Ever Made, Ranked

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Home Alone via 20th Century Fox

It looks like this special time of year snuck has snuck up on us once again! With the holiday season in full force, it's time to start pressing play on your favorite Christmas movies. Nothing screams holiday spirit like drinking hot chocolate while your most beloved Christmas film plays in front of you. It's even better when the whole family shows up!

What are some of your favorite Christmas movies? With old classics, new remakes, and even animated films, the fact is that you can never run out of Christmas movies to watch. Sometimes we wish it was the holiday season all year!

We've put together a list of 10 of (what we think are) the best Christmas movies ever created. Go ahead and look through the list, see what sounds familiar! Don't forget to vote for your favorites, too.

Home Alone (1990)

Home Alone via 20th Century Fox

The Home Alone movies are a holiday classic. The original movie in the series tells the story of a young boy, Kevin McAllister (Macaulay Culkin) who must protect the family home when they accidentally leave him behind on Christmas.

How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

How The Grinch Stole Christmas via Universal Pictures

Dr. Suess' Christmas tale comes to life in this film when an angry Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the cheerful citizens of Whoville.

It's A Wonderful Life (1946)

RKO Radio Pictures

It's A Wonderful Life tells the story of a man who considers ending his life, but winds up learning to appreciate it more.

Miracle On 34th Street (1947)

Miracle on 34th Street via 20th Century Fox

In this Christmas classic, Kris Kringle (Edmund Gwenn) fills in for Santa in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on a whim. His appearance as Santa would be such a hit that it wound him up in a court case to determine his authenticity.

Elf (2003)

Via New Line Cinema

This holiday comedy follows Buddy (Will Ferrell), an elf working in the North Pole who just doesn't seem to fit in with the rest.

A Christmas Story (1983)

A Christmas Story via MGM

Ralphie Parker (Peter Billingsley) spends his days dodging a bully and dreaming of the gift he wants for Christmas. As the holiday season falls upon him, he struggles to keep his hopes high for Christmas Day.

The Santa Clause (1994)

The Santa Clause via Buena Vista Pictures

Starring Tim Allen as Scott Calvin, this holiday film tells the story of a man who accidentally kills Santa, forcing him to take on his role before the next Christmas arrives.

The Polar Express

The Polar Express via Warner Bros.

The Polar Express is an inspiring tale of a young boy who embarks on an extraordinary journey to the North Pole on a magical train ride.

Christmas With The Kranks (2004)

Christmas With The Kranks via Columbia Pictures

When Luther (Tim Allen) and Nora Krank (Jamie Lee Curtis) are finally alone for the holidays, they decide to skip Christmas and go on a tropic cruise. However, their plan backfires when the neighborhood finds out and their daughter decides to come home.

Scrooge (1951)

Scrooge via Renowned Pictures

This heartwarming holiday film tells the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge (Alastair Sim) whose Christmas angst finally catches up with him in the most horrifying yet magical way.