With Christmas just a few short days away, most of us done exams or off of work. Catching a flick or two doesn’t sound like a bad idea.
Your mother or girlfriend has probably decorated your living space from head to toe in Christmas stuff, so it’s time to get in the spirit. Grab one of these Christmas films, and plant yourself on the couch. Don’t forget to break out the eggnog (with some rum).
Here are the top ten Christmas movies of all time:
10. The Grinch Who Stole Christmas
Whether you prefer the animated version or the Jim Carrey re-vamp, this movie is a holiday staple for all ages.
9. Die Hard
This film is great any time of the year. Sit back and watch John McClane (Bruce Willis) as he tries to salvage Christmas for holiday partygoers taken hostage by a terrorist group. If you’re looking for a little action, Die Hard is for you.
8. A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas
Our favourite dynamic duo have grown up and reunited for this hilarious Christmas stoner-comedy (who even knew that was a thing?). Either way, the film presents a ridiculous story, and offers some solid laughter.
7. Bad Santa
Bad Santa is another movie that doesn’t have the typical Christmas plot line. It stars Billy Bob Thornton as a con-man mall Santa, and also features the late Bernie Mac and John Ritter.
RANDOM FACT: The unrated version actually holds the title for most profanity in a Christmas movie (ever). We won’t go into specifics, but if you need a laugh this holiday season – check it out.
6. The Santa Clause
Murder? Identity theft? It doesn’t sound like your standard Christmas movie, but Tim Allen as Santa Claus makes for a hilarious two-hour adventure. Give this movie another shot. It’s definitely not the same movie you remember as a child.
5. Home Alone 2: Lost In New York
While it doesn’t rank as high as its predecessor, there’s just something about a street-smart Macaulay Culkin that screams Christmas.
Will Ferrell, playing an elf, leaves the North Pole for the first time. Though it’s geared for a younger audience, Ferrell turns this movie into a Christmas classic.
3. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
How could this classic not make top three? The Griswolds are at it again with the Christmas version of their family dysfunction. A must-see for the holiday season!
2. Home Alone
They say nothing beats the original, and this rings true for the Home Alone series. Kevin McAllister has wished his family away (or so he thinks), and is left to fend off two burglars and a potentially murderous shovel-wielding neighbor. Again, not your typical Christmas plotline, but it will surely get you in the spirit.
1. A Christmas Story
There isn’t enough space to describe why A Christmas Story holds the number one spot. There’s a reason it’s played on television for 24 straight hours every Christmas. This heartwarming comedy is about a boy named Ralphie who tries to convince all adults within earshot that he deserves a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas. If this classic doesn’t get you in the spirit, nothing will.