Top Christmas Movies of All Time December 03 2013

How the Grinch Made a Lot of Green

It's often debated around this time of year - what is the best Christmas movie of all time?

Everyone has their favorite, and often times for their own personal reasons; we're not going to try to sway you towards one classic holiday flick over the next, however you might find the following a bit interesting...seems the Grinch stole Christmas and the greenbacks in your wallet!

So tell us, what are you favorites? Do you like the classics, like It's a Wonderful Life or more of the modern touch like Elf - the smart move for your Ugly Christmas Sweater Party is to make a nice mix of them all - here are some ideas!

Rank Title (click to view) Studio Lifetime Gross /Theaters Opening / Theaters Date
1 How the Grinch Stole Christmas Uni. $260,044,825 3,256 $55,082,330 3,127 11/17/00
2 The Polar Express WB $183,373,735 3,650 $23,323,463 3,650 11/10/04
3 Elf NL $173,398,518 3,381 $31,113,501 3,337 11/7/03
4 The Santa Clause BV $144,833,357 2,388 $19,321,992 2,183 11/11/94
5 The Santa Clause 2 BV $139,236,327 3,352 $29,008,696 3,350 11/1/02
6 A Christmas Carol (2009) BV $137,855,863 3,683 $30,051,075 3,683 11/6/09
7 Four Christmases WB (NL) $120,146,040 3,540 $31,069,826 3,310 11/26/08
8 The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause BV $84,500,122 3,458 $19,504,038 3,458 11/3/06
9 Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas BV $75,082,668 1,671 $191,232 2 10/15/93
10 Christmas with the Kranks SonR $73,780,539 3,416 $21,570,867 3,393 11/24/04