10 best Christmas films

Christmastime is arguably the best time of year.  There are lights, presents and tons and tons of sweets and various other baked goods.

In addition to the abundance of presents and delicious treats, everyone has their favorite Christmas-themed films which are enjoyed every year, no matter how many times we’ve seen them.

Here are my 10 favorite Christmas films:

10. A Christmas Story – Including this film on the list of best Christmas films is an absolute must.

9. Bad Santa 2 – Not nearly as good as the original but still worth a watch.

8. Home Alone – Kevin McCallister is left home alone as his family heads out on vacation. Kevin is forced to rig up ingenious traps to keep Marv and Harry from breaking and entering.

7.  Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer – While it may not be the most politically correct choice now, but who cares. It’s a classic and one you’ve gotta watch every year.

6. The Santa Clause – Tim Allen’s first go around as the fat man in the big red suit is an instant classic.

5. Home Alone 2 – This is the rare instance in which the sequel is actually better than the original. Actually, it far surpasses the original as Kevin deals with the those two bumbling idiots Harry and Marv.

4. Elf – Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf is a treat. It’s a cute, family-friendly film and is one to watch each and every year.

3. Bad Santa – Billy Bob Thornton is the Santa Claus we hope to never encounter but he’s the one we love to watch in this hysterical black comedy.

2. Christmas Vacation – Chevy Chase and the rest of the Griswold clan are at their best in this zany, uproarious and hilarious film as one man tries to put together the most perfect family Christmas. There are a dozens of memorable scenes, not to mention the hundreds of lines you’ll find yourself quoting long after the film has ended.

1.  Die Hard – Now, some may argue that it’s not a Christmas movie, but they are most certainly wrong. It’s set during Christmas Eve, there’s a Christmas party going on as McClane battles the terrorists, he makes several Christmas references throughout the flick and the film ends with “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”

Not only is it definitely a Christmas movie, but it’s also the best action movie of all time.

-BZ

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