Top 10 Holiday Movies of All Time Based Off Of Gross

By: Jovillene Datu 

  1. The Grinch (2018) –  $511,595,957

A story about a mischievous grump who goes on a mission to steal Christmas, only to have his heart changed by a young girl’s holiday spirit. This is a universal story about the spirit of Christmas and the power of optimism. According to, one fan declared that the “A Christmas Miracle, in a good way, really combined some of the PG elements we have today with the original How the Grinch Stole Christmas story.

  1. Home Alone (1990) – $476,700,000

A suspenseful comedy of a kid trapped at home defending himself from some Christmas burglars. A review on google from ‘Crackhead Nosies’ proclaimed that they “Genuinely enjoy ‘Home alone’ because of its unique plot and character development.”

  1. Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (2000) – $345,141,403

Live-action adaption of the beloved children’s tale by Dr. Seuss. The Grinch played by well known actor Jim Carrey decides to ruin Christmas for the Citizens of Whoville, but soon changes perspective from the holiday spirit. Fans say that Jim Carrey is “ Well casted as the Grinch and does a great job with the script he was given.”

  1. A Christmas Carol (2009) – $325,286,646

Main character Scrooge plays a mean-spirited and selfish old man who despises Christmas, but one day the 3 spirits of Christmas take him on an adventure to find the source of his bitterness. Fans say that the movie is “much better than anticipated” and they “Appreciate Zemericks (director) leaning into gothic horror and giving some really strong performances.”

  1. The Polar Express (2004) – $314,215,454

On Christmas Eve a young boy is invited by a mysterious train by its conductor to head to the Northpole stop outside of his window. According to  fans say that the movie has “great animation, voice work, and a heartwarming story.”

  1. Elf (2003) – $220,885,524

A human-sized elf travels from the North Pole to NYC to meet his biological father who doesn’t know he exists. Richard Propes from says that the movie “Captures the spirit that I long to have during the holiday spirit.”

  1. The Holiday (2006) – $205,135,175

Two women that are troubled with guy problems swap homes in each other’s countries. They then meet local guys and fall in love with them. On google reviews a fan said that they “love this movie every time I watch it,” and “the characters are complex and relatable, as represented by the different types of love people may experience.

  1. The Santa Clause (1994) – $189,833,357

The main character, Scott, goes through a difficult divorce regarding the custody of his son on Christmas Eve and accidentally causes the death of Santa. Eventually, he is magically sent to the North Pole and must take Santa’s place before the next Christmas arrives. David Nusair left a review on Rotten tomatoes saying that the movie is a “Perfectly watchable yet entirely unmemorable family-friendly.”

  1. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms ( 2018) – $173,961,069

A young girl is transported into a magical world of an army of mice and gingerbread soldiers. To find a key back to her world she needs to unlike a box that holds a princess gift from her deceased mother. Wenlei Mai from ‘’ says that “The younger audiences will enjoy the bright colors and fun energy.”

  1. The Santa Clause 2 (2002) – $172,855,065

After 8 years of Scott becoming Santa Clause, he has proven himself as the best Santa Clause anywhere. Until, he finds out his only son is placed in the naughty list and returns to straighten him out. Fans on ‘’ say that the movie is “A sweet movie for the kids.”

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