Top rank Christmas Films

'Tis the season, so I figured we should run our own committee for top ranked Chrismas films to enjoy this month.

It's just about spot-on with a single addition that I believe needs to be added: the just released "Violent Night". Die Hard meets John Wick. But speaking of Wick, Leguizamo is the bad guy this time instead and he nails the part. The Christmas banter and puns are non-stop from the very first scene (the codenames the henchmen use is hilarious) and give the all-time classic of Die Hard a strong run for the crown. We all know about Thor and his hammer. But Santa and his sledge? Oh buddy...

Now that I'm done reviewing a new release, I present the current running list of top Christmas films and welcome y'all's feedback.

  1. Die Hard
  2. Violent Night*
  3. Christmas Vacation
  4. Bad Santa
  5. Jingle All The Way
  6. Muppet Christmas Carol
  7. Die Hard 2
  8. Elf
  9. Rocky 4
  10. The Santa Clause
  11. It's a Wonderful Life
  12. Home Alone 2
  13. Scrooged
  14. Fatman
  15. A Christmas Story

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1mo 
rem29, what's your opinion? Comment below:

it's been 2 decades since the last good Christmas movie (Elf) came out

1mo 
Apex Kurtosis, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Yeah but it's so legendary because it's a movie we all saw as kids and can relate to. Obviously judging it as a grown man in 2022 vs a as a 12 year old is different haha

1mo 
EBIT-CHAD, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Love actually needs to be on here

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1mo 
theAudiophile, what's your opinion? Comment below:
EBIT-CHAD

Love actually needs to be on here

It received votes, but certainly not as much as the other finalists.

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1mo 
Isaiah_53_5 💎🙌💎🙌💎, what's your opinion? Comment below:

White Fang

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1mo 
theAudiophile, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Ok. Just saw they're releasing a new horror version of the Grinch. Hear me out, but Santa from Violent Night vs this Grinch in a crossover? Could be the best worst Christmas crossover of all time if you asked me.

1mo 
Whatever1984, what's your opinion? Comment below:

How do I give you enough monkey shit for not having Trading Places on this list.

PORK BELLIES!

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1mo 
theAudiophile, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Whatever1984

How do I give you enough monkey shit for not having Trading Places on this list.

PORK BELLIES!

Didn't even think of that movie and will have to reproach the committee about it's inclusion. I hereby move to replace Muppet Christmas Carol, Elf, Rocky 4 or Scrooged with Trading Places. Anyone second the motion?

And don't short sell the movie on pork bellies when FCOJ is the real hero of the story!

1mo 
Whatever1984, what's your opinion? Comment below:
theAudiophile

Whatever1984

How do I give you enough monkey shit for not having Trading Places on this list.

PORK BELLIES!

Didn't even think of that movie and will have to reproach the committee about it's inclusion. I hereby move to replace Muppet Christmas Carol, Elf, Rocky 4 or Scrooged with Trading Places. Anyone second the motion?

And don't short sell the movie on pork bellies when FCOJ is the real hero of the story!

Be nice or I won't be able to get my kid the GI Joe with the Kung-Fu grip.

The only difference between Asset Management and Investment Research is assets. I generally see somebody I know on TV on Bloomberg/CNBC etc. once or twice a week. This sounds cool, until I remind myself that I see somebody I know on ESPN five days a week.
1mo 
BigChimpin', what's your opinion? Comment below:

Miracle on 34th Street and Home Alone (cmon now; can't have 2 and not 1)

1mo 
theAudiophile, what's your opinion? Comment below:
BigChimpin'

Miracle on 34th Street

Home Alone (cmon now; have 2 and not 1)

The list includes Home Alone 2 instead of 1? HA2 is definitely an actual Christmas movie vs the first that is a caper that just takes place during Christmas.

1mo 
Whatever1984, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Culkin had his profile set as "third most likely person to be president from Home Alone 2" for the longest time (personally, I'm voting for that sweet transvestite from transsexual Transylvania Tim Curry)

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1mo 
WolfofWSO, what's your opinion? Comment below:

You're on point with this list, but a few slipped through the cracks.

  1. Fred Claus. Consultant meets Christmas. Modern day Scrooge with Vince Vaughn and Stephen Baldwin to boot.
  1. Enemy of the State. Crazy how the technology in that movie looks like an Atari now. Imagine what The Man has on us now.
  1. Jingle All The Way +1. Back when filming in MN was a thing due to the Mighty Ducks. Phil Hartman (rip) kills it.
  1. Christmas Chronicles. This Netflix movie does a great job with Santa in the present moment. My nephews/nieces love the movie, and even I tear up watching it.
  1. Noelle. Same as above, but on Disney. There is a deaf actor casted in the movie which brought about a great appreciation from that community.
  1. Muppets Christmas +1.
  1. The Star.
  1. New and old Grinch.
  1. Rudolph.

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1mo 
PrivateTechquity 🚀GME+BBBY🚀, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I can't believe I forgot Fred Claus, that's the last piece of the triumvirate for me. 

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1mo 
brutalfinguy, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Thanks for the list.

I'd definitely recommend you all to watch the animated movie "Klaus". It's going to be a Classic. It'd definitely bring you Merry, and spread a Christmassy Smile : )

1mo 
ConfusedGuru, what's your opinion? Comment below:

The Santa Clause movies are so damn good. Always makes me so nostalgic when I watch those, because the first time I watched them was when I was in elementary school, and it seemed like everything was so great and happy

1mo 
PrivateTechquity 🚀GME+BBBY🚀, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Elf and Home Alone 2 not being in the top 3 makes this list objectively wrong from where I'm sitting. 

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1mo 
theAudiophile, what's your opinion? Comment below:
PrivateTechquity 🚀GME+BBBY🚀

Elf and Home Alone 2 not being in the top 3 makes this list objectively wrong from where I'm sitting. 

Gonna have to continue with my newfound staple of agree to disagree here. Elf moving up to say #5 instead of Jingle All the Way I can grant some leeway with. However, while Home Alone 2 does belong on the list, it deserves to stay below in the #10-15 space.

1mo 
BigKahunaBanker🏄🍹🍔, what's your opinion? Comment below:

I liked Joyeux Noel. But the GOAT is obviously It's a Wonderful Life.

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1mo 
ironman32, what's your opinion? Comment below:

-  Agree Trading Places should be on the list

- Elf, I agree, horrible Christmas movie. Guy just get made fun of for the movie, then they find out he's correct, and it ends. 

-  I always thought the Santa Clause was for kids, and the Santa Clause 2 was more for adults. In 2 he has to go to awkward holiday parties and try to make them fun. 

- Four Christmas is also good.

- Low key Christmas movies that are good: Jingle all the Way 2 and Christmas Everyday (its on Youtube, basically groundhog day with Christmas and a kid). 

1mo 
WolfofWSO, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Never saw Die Hard. Am I missing out?

Don't forget It's a Wonderful Life.

https://youtu.be/e7FTJfscA0Y

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1mo 
theAudiophile, what's your opinion? Comment below:
WolfofWSO

Never saw Die Hard. Am I missing out?

  Like I mentioned in another thread, the Nakatomi Corp Christmas party was the best party. Everyone should watch the documentary on it called Die Hard. Don't want you to miss out.
1mo 
pghmonkey, what's your opinion? Comment below:

American Psycho?

1mo 
klaus von stroke, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Grinch with Jim Carrey might be one of the most quotable Christmas movies. Some of the lines are pure gold

1mo 
dutchduke, what's your opinion? Comment below:

1) Trading Places

2) American Psycho 

3) Home Alone

1mo 
MonkeyNoise, what's your opinion? Comment below:

'Die Hard is a Christmas movie' could be its own personality trait, and it aint a good one.

Your list looks good if you're 22. Other than that, trash. 

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1mo 
TheGrandWazoo, what's your opinion? Comment below:

1st place: Christmas Vacation. Top tier. Wholesome. Funny. Nostalgic. Loved by multiple generations. Cheesy in a good way. Quotable. A classic.

Tie for 2nd: Elf and Rudolf. They're each undisputed generation-defining Christmas movies. Elf is not always my first choice, but it almost always pleases a crowd.

Honorable mentions: Love Actually, A Christmas Story, Home Alone (which one comes down to preference), A Charlie Brown Christmas, A Christmas Carol, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and Trading Places.

American Psycho? Die Hard? Get out of here. You mean to tell me that when you sit down with your family over the holidays and somebody asks for movie suggestions you chime in with American Psycho? You might as well follow that up with Eyes Wide Shut.

1mo 
TheBuellerBanker, what's your opinion? Comment below:

Shitty as it was, the Harold and kumar Christmas movie always cracks me up. Yes I know it sucked but there are some great moments in it haha. I always find myself watching some of the great 2000s comedies around Christmas like H&K White Castle/gitmo, the hangover 1/2, Superbad, the jump st series etc.

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C.R.E. Shervin, what's your opinion? Comment below:

How about actual movies about Christ-mas (read: Jesus), what the holiday is actually about.

1) The Greatest Story Ever Told - starring Max von Sidow, Sidney Potier, Martin Landau, Telly Savlalas, John Wayne, Donald Pleasance.

2) Ben Hur - Charleton Heston

3) Jesus of Nazareth - Robert Powell

4) There are others.... but these are the top Christmas movies.

1mo 
WolfofWSO, what's your opinion? Comment below:

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