The Greatest Christmas Movie Of All Time

It’s Christmas time in Hollis Queens, mom cooking stuffing and collard greens. That’s a line from one of the all time best Christmas songs, Christmas in Hollis by Run DMC. Now we are not here to debate great Christmas songs. We are here for something entirely more debatey.

I love Christmas movies at Christmas time! Since we have now celebrated Thanksgiving it’s officially Christmas time. With that being said I’ve compiled a new survey. Vote for your favorite Christmas movie and then leave a comment letting me know why you voted like you did.

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Rob Shepherd

I am the full-time husband of a wonderful woman! I love being married! We are proud parents to twins, Hayden and Reese. In my spare time I am the pastor of Next Level Church. I have a relationship with God and it is an adventure. Oh and I wrote a book. It's called Even If You Were Perfect Someone Would Crucify You.

31 Comments

  1. December 3, 2013

    Christmas Vacation is the one Christmas movie I look forward to seeing each year. I start laughing at the opening and don’t stop until the end, no matter how many times I’ve seen it.

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    • December 3, 2013

      Larry, it is really funny. I try to catch it on TV every Christmas.

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  2. December 3, 2013

    So many great movies on this list, but there’s only one #1 – It’s A Wonderful Life.

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    • December 3, 2013

      Jon, that is a classic. I read recently that it wasn’t a hit when it came out in theaters. It slowly became a classic. That’s hard to imagine because it’s so good!

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  3. December 3, 2013

    Home Alone for the win. I bought the milk, eggs, and fabric softener.

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    • December 3, 2013

      Mon, I’m with you. Home Alone is the winner. Although I really do love a lot on this list.

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  4. December 3, 2013

    I love how you have all of these sappy, family-friendly, feel-good movies, and then Die Hard makes the list. I didn’t vote, because I am not that excited about movies. Now, if this had been a list of snack foods …. whoa boy.

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    • December 3, 2013

      Daniel, that might be a good blog post. Mmmm…snack foods.

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  5. DP
    December 3, 2013

    It’s a Wonderful life…

    I was tempted to vote Elf or A Christmas Story, but I appreciate the moral the most in It’s A Wondeful Life.

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  6. Joan Bastian
    December 3, 2013

    Although Die a Hard is my fav all time movie, it’s Home Alone for the win in the Christmas category. I think Home Alone 2: Lost in New York should be on the list, too. I love the Pidgin Lady scenes.

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    • December 3, 2013

      Joan, I hear ya. You and Hagg agree on Home Alone 2.

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  7. December 3, 2013

    It’s a Wonderful Life, although Home Alone was tempting.

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    • December 3, 2013

      Ricky, how do you feel about Elf? Elf is high on my list. So funny!

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  8. December 3, 2013

    I go with Wonderful Life because of the lessons in it. I make a difference. We all do even though we may not know it. My second choice is Santa Clause. One that needs to be on your list is Polar Express.

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    • December 3, 2013

      Bill, good call. I forgot all about Polar Express.

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  9. shepherdmim
    December 3, 2013

    White Christmas is nostalgic, romantic, has a great story, great actors, and a classic Christmas song. While it is fictional, it is real world, minus imaginary creations that have nothing to do with Christmas.

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    • December 3, 2013

      Mim, I hear ya. I don’t think I’ve ever seen all of White Christmas. I know I started it one year but I think I fell asleep before it was over. I do that a lot with movies.

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  10. December 3, 2013

    Duh- Home Alone. Part TWO is also a fantastic Christmas movie ;)
    I might even say it’s my second favorite Christmas movie.

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    • December 3, 2013

      Stephen, how do you feel about Elf? I’d say Elf tops Home Alone 2 especially because Home Alone 2 is the exact same movie as Home Alone 1.

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  11. December 3, 2013

    “Deh-kk da harrs wiff barrs of horry…fa ra ra ra rahhh..ra ra ra rahh..”
    -This version of the song never gets old! It’s the perfect “ice breaker” and set up for laughter during awkward moments this time of year! A Christmas Story for the win! For me its more nostalgic since that was what was playing ALL the time growing up. I think “Elf” or “The Grinch” would be next on my list of favs.

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    • December 3, 2013

      Lu, I hear ya. My family loves A Christmas Story, but my wife isn’t a fan. I still think it’s ha-larious.

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  12. December 3, 2013

    White Christmas for me. I have to admit I do not get the fascination with A Christmas Story. I tried. I couldn’t get through it. Maybe it just didn’t age well. I also watched Christmas Vacation last year, and, while I admit it’s funny, because, hey, it’s Chevy Chase, it’s also very, very crude. Not that I don’t enjoy a crude movie from time to time. After all, my very favorite movie of all time is Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, with Johnny Depp. So who am I to judge?

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    • December 3, 2013

      Jeff, I hear ya. I once did a movie night for students and before I would show a movie I would watch it to make sure there wasn’t any content that I forgot about. Christmas Vacation had a lot I forgot about and was not shown. We went with A Christmas Story.

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  13. daria
    December 3, 2013

    There are a bunch on that list that are a MUST SEE every year, but A Christmas Story is def #1. “you’ll shoot your eye out!”

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    • December 3, 2013

      Daria, I hear that. Great movie. So many classic lines. “FUDGE!”

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    • kelly miller
      December 3, 2013

      You’ll shoot your eye out is the greatest. Love it! Cracks me up every time.

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  14. December 3, 2013

    Just an added thought: The first time I watched Christmas Story I walked about the living room saying, “This is the stupidest movie I have ever seen. ” Still ranks right up there to be honest. While there are some good points-”my thung’s thuck and “f-u-u-u-d-g-e” and “the Chinese restaurant song’- I walked away this year (after watching with my grandson and his parents) unfulfilled and sort of disgusted. Ralph is a manipulator. Watching it for the first time in years was enough. 24 hours on TBS is way overload. :)

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  15. Ron Johnson
    December 3, 2013

    We love It’s A Wonderful Life. While stationed ii San Diego, I won tickets to a hockey game because I was the only caller to a radio station contest who knew what drink Clarence ordered at the bar.
    My wife and I can beat anybody in trivia, hands down. My favorite tidbit of trivia is that when Bert the Cop is shooting at the “no longer exists George Baily” a light goes out on the sign “Pottersville” The light that goes out is the V spelling Potters ille and of course he is ill in his soul. Thanks for letting me ramble :)

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  16. December 3, 2013

    HOME ALONE!!!!

    “Keep the change, ya filthy animal!”

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  17. Crystal
    December 3, 2013

    Home Alone. Hands down. Although, I may or may not have only seen half of the movies on this list….Home Alone is such a classic. It’s one of the few movies I can watch over and over and over and still stay interested in the story. Elf is a great one too. I love every little thing about Christmas, so I love how Buddy is so excited and cheerful about everything!

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