I am happy to present The 12 Best Christmas Movies of All Time as voted on by readers of The Holy Mess and Jeff Marshall, Movie Blogger.

Dozens of titles got votes, but these are the top 12 Christmas movies that stood head and shoulders above the rest.

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Do you see any of your favorites?

In alphabetical order, these are your wonderful selections.

 

The 12 Best Christmas Movies of All Time

On the 1st day of Christmas, my true love Gave to me:

A CHRISTMAS CAROL/SCROOGE (various)

(NOTE: Various votes came in for multiple versions and incarnations, and some votes didn’t specify at all. So I lumped them all together. I know everyone has their favorite. I personally would recommend the 1938 CHRISTMAS CAROL.)

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© 1938 Loew’s − All right reserved.

On the 2nd day of Christmas, my true love Gave to me:

A CHRISTMAS STORY (1983)

Poster for the movie "A Christmas Story"

© 1983 Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) − All right reserved.

On the 3rd day of Christmas, my true love Gave to me:

DIE HARD

Poster for the movie "Die Hard"

© 1988 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation − All right reserved.

On the 4th day of Christmas, my true love Gave to me:

ELF

Poster for the movie "Elf"

© 2003 New Line Cinema − All right reserved.

On the 5th day of Christmas, my true love Gave to me:

GREMLINS

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© 1984 Amblin Entertainment − All right reserved.

On the 6th day of Christmas, my true love Gave to me:

HOME ALONE

Poster for the movie "Home Alone"

© 1990 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation − All right reserved.

A Christmas Carol (Dover Thrift Editions)A Christmas Carol (Dover Thrift Editions)A Christmas Story (1983)A Christmas Story (1983)Die HardDie HardElfElfGremlinsGremlinsHome AloneHome Alone

On the 7th day of Christmas, my true love Gave to me:

IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Poster for the movie "It's a Wonderful Life"

© 1946 RKO Radio Pictures − All right reserved.

On the 8th day of Christmas, my true love Gave to me:

MIRACLE ON 34th STREET

Poster for the movie "Miracle on 34th Street"

© 1947 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation − All right reserved.

On the 9th day of Christmas, my true love Gave to me:

NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION

Poster for the movie "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"

© 1989 Hughes Entertainment − All right reserved.

On the 10th day of Christmas, my true love Gave to me:

THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Poster for the movie "The Nightmare Before Christmas"

© 1993 Tim Burton Productions − All right reserved.

On the 11th day of Christmas, my true love Gave to me:

POLAR EXPRESS

Polar Express movie poster

© − All right reserved.

On the 12th day of Christmas, my true love Gave to me:

WHITE CHRISTMAS

Poster for the movie "White Christmas"

© 1954 Paramount Pictures − All right reserved.

It's A Wonderful Life (Black & White Version)It’s A Wonderful Life (Black & White Version)Miracle on 34th Street (1947)Miracle on 34th Street (1947)National Lampoon's Christmas VacationNational Lampoon’s Christmas VacationTim Burton's The Nightmare Before ChristmasTim Burton’s The Nightmare Before ChristmasPolar ExpressPolar ExpressWhite ChristmasWhite Christmas

 

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