Monday, December 6, 2010

Top 25 Christmas Movies

As I was coming up with the list of the "Top 25 Christmas Movies," it was obvious to me that I should have my own network. In a list of 25 movies, I may be stretching it for a few of them... (See #19 and 24), but they are movies that really do remind me of Christmas... unlike Harry Potter (cough cough ABC Family...). For the most part, these movies are films that are great at putting you in the Christmas mood - if they were just the best movies, regardless of mood, I'd clearly have "Black Christmas" on the list. ...I'm not joking.

25. Bad Santa
While it may not have the best "Christmas feel," this is a great movie, and I'd be an idiot to the 25th degree to not include it on the list.

24. Rent
Christmas might not be the FIRST thing you think of when you think of RENT, but if you think about it, it is very much a Christmas film. More than half of the movie takes place on Christmas, and its main themes are love and friendship. If that doesn't say 'Christmas,' I don't know what does..

23. Christmas With The Cranks
Two parents want to go away for an island holiday, but are reminded of what the season really means.
Don't worry - this is not the only time you will see Tim Allen on this list.

22. Just Friends
A fat boy with a heart of gold turned hot douche falls in love with his high school best friend. At Christmas.

21. Fred Claus
Vince Vaughn plays the same character he does in every movie ever... except this time he's Santa's brother.

20. Frosty the Snowman

The Christmas carol that everyone knows stretched into a movie. With an evil magician added in for some nice sub-plot. Why not?

19. Mean Girls
I think this picture says it all. Best.Christmas.Scene.EVER.

18. It's A Wonderful Life
No, I don't like old movies. (Old movies to me = made before 1990). Nor do I like black and white movies. But plot-wise, this movie is a great Christmas film. If it was ever re-made, I'd be on it in an instant. Possibly a Rachel McAdams/Ryan Gosseling reuinion? I'm in. But remake or not - this movie serves as the plot for basically every TV show's Christmas episode... so it's okay in my book.

17. I'll Be Home For Christmas
Jessica Biel. JTT. Christmas. Roadtrip.
I think you can see why this movie made the list.

16. To Grandmother's House We Go
Mary-Kate. Ashley. Christmas. Roadtrip.
I think you can see why this movie made the list.

15.Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
To be honest, I always get this movie confused with "The Year Without a Santa Claus." But I enjoy them both.

14. Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Story telling snow men? An elf that would rather be a dentist? A red nosed reindeer that sounds like a tranny with a cold? An island of toys that would make Syd from Toy Story squeal with delight? Christmas GOLD.

13. A Muppet Christmas Carol
A retelling of the classic Christmas story... but with Muppets. There's like, 7 things that are flawless about the previous sentence.

12. The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
The cartoon; NOT the Jim Carrey/Taylor Momsen one. I repeat... NOT the live-action version.

11. A Christmas Story
I didn't see this movie until high school, when one of my teachers (who didn't so much teach as much as he degraded women, made fun of my obsession with the Olsen twins, and let us watch movies) introduced me to it. It's still the best thing he ever taught me.
10. The Year Without a Santa Clause
God bless you, Heatmeiser. God bless you.
9. The Holiday
While I CAN'T STAND Jack Black under most circumstances, he somehow manages to win me over in this movie... Add in Cameron Diaz (who is my favorite of Charlie's Angels) and Kate Winslet, and you have a cup of British holiday cheer.

8. Four Christmases

Reese Witherspoon could star in "The True Story of How Poop is Made," and I'd watch it. I love her and I love Kristen Chenoweth. Together. In a Christmas movie? Done and done. Sure, Vince Vaughn is in it... playing the same character as before (except this time not as Santa's brother), but it's still good for many, many laughs - especially if you find Vince Vaughn funny. If not, it's just good for many laughs.
7. Diva's Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol with a SBW as Scrooge? And Kathy Griffin and T-Boz as ghosts? I'm sorry... this was made for the gays. But instead of telling you why this is one of the greatest Christmas movies, I'll show -

6. The Family Stone
This movie makes me want a deaf boyfriend. Or a black one. Or Rachel McAdams as a snarky sister. Sarah Jessica Parker's character may be the least likeable character in a Christmas movie ever - even ahead of the Grinch and Scrooge, but the rest of the cast does more than make up for her. With that said, it's still a great family film - definitely the saddest on the list, but a great family film, none the less. Just remember to bring the tissues.

5. The Santa Clause
I told you Tim Allen would be back...

4. Home Alone 2
Kevin McAllister is back - ass kicking & sassing the 2 thieves that he tormented last Christmas... this time in New York City. This movie would be higher on the list, but...

3. Home Alone
Nothing will ever surpass the original. Keep the change, ya filthy animal...

2. Elf
If this movie doesn't make you laugh AND warm your heart, you're a cotton headed ninny mungus with no sense of humor and no heart... so Merry Christmas.

1. Love Actually
This is a sign I made describing this movie. No, not really - but this movie, like Rent, has all different forms of love... and I can't watch it without tearing up (in a happy way, of course!)


  1. The entire time I was reading through this I was getting more and more nervous that Love Actually wouldn't be on this list. But then it made number 1 and well, all is right in the world :-)

  2. A DIVA'S Christmas Carol is my favorite! I'm so glad that it made the top 25 list. White Christmas is also one of my favorites...but I know we can't put ALL of the classics on this list. <3 I'm now going to go watch some of my faves, thanks for getting me in the spirit SexyTrash. <3