Christmas Movie Countdown

Ranked From Worst to Best


Christmas Movie Countdown (Photo courtesy of KQED)

Ellie Coppock, Assistant Editor-in-Chief

This list is my opinion. Feel free to debate my choices in the comments below.


15. Santa Claus is Coming to Town

THE WORST MOVIE EVER. DON’T EVER MAKE ME WATCH THIS MOVIE AGAIN. The story is not fun, but I like saying Burgermeister Meisterburger.

14. Polar Express

It’s creepy but the hot chocolate scene is amazing so I tolerate it. The story is bland at best and main character makes stupid decision. Just get on the train already!

13. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Everyone bullies him and it makes me uncomfy. He’s not hurting anyone, leave him alone

12. Christmas with the Kranks

Kinda stupid, but I like it anyway.

11. Miracle on 34th Street

A touching story to say the least. The only thing keeping it lower on the list is I only watch it once a year.

10. The Mistle-Tones

This is wild card if we’re being honest. It’s cheesy and all, but I don’t mind. It also features some great songs.

9. Elf

Maybe I’m the first to say that this movie is overrated, but it is and I will stand by that. With that being said, I do like it and it gets me into the spirit.

8. Frosty the Snowman

A classic! This is my childhood Christmas movie 100%. Busy! Busy! Busy!

7. The Year Without a Santa Claus

A wholesome, great movie for the whole family. Mr. Heatmiser is the best part.

6. It’s a Wonderful Life

It’s a tradition in my family to watch this movie on Christmas eve. It has a great message and it reminds me of good times with my family.

5. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (animated)

I will ALWAYS say that the animated Grinch is better than the real life one. The live action one doesn’t have a place in my childhood like this one does.

4. Christmas Vacation

This movie is beyond quotable. My whole personality is molded after the humor in this movie.

3. Home Alone

This is just a classic and I’m sure it’s high on a lot of other people’s lists as well. I’m always in a good mood watching this movie.

2. White Christmas

I LOVE THIS MOVIE. The performances are so fun and I’m in love with anything old.

1. Home Alone 2

This is a cinematic masterpiece. This is everything a movie should be. It deserves every award and every accolade. And yes, it is better than the first one, period.