It’s time for the Ulitmate Christmas Movie Tournament! This tournament includes 32 famous Christmas movies from any and all areas. There were two criteria:
- To be eligible, the entrant needed to be a theatrically released film, not a TV version, direct to video, or other media.
- The list was created based upon some level of a Christmas theme. SImply taking place during Christmas does not make a film eligible. (Example: DIe Hard takes place during Christmas but has no relevance in the holiday.)
Cast your vote for the films based upon whatever criteria you would like. You might be a film buff and will make your rating based upon how good of a film it is. You may vote based upon your personal preference of how entertaining the film is. Or you may decide to rank them because you believe they embody the holiday spirit.
This bracket is being sent out to several Holiday website so that we can get the very best results possible. We have no association with “Challonge” and simply used them because they’re free for people and they create a very cool and easy bracket for people to use.
Thanks for your participation and Merry Christmas!
Just to help a bit, because there are 32 movies here and some of them you may not be familiar with them all, there are some direct Wikipedia links to each of the films. Who knows? You may find a new holiday gem to enjoy!
Bad Santa 2003- A con man poses as Santa to rob stores on Christmas Eve.
A Christmas Carol 1938- MGM’s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic story.
A Christmas Carol (aka Scrooge) 1951- American title of British film Scrooge starring Alastair Sim.
A Christmas Carol 2009- Walt Disney performance-capture film starring Jim Carrey.
Christmas in Connecticut 1945- Fibbing columnist must entertain war hero for the holidays.
A Christmas Story 1983- All Ralphie wants for Christmas is a Red Ryder BB gun.
Christmas with the Kranks 2004- A suburban couple decide to forgo the Christmas festivities.
Deck the Halls 2006- Neighbors fight over who has the best Christmas lights.
Elf 2003- A human, raised as an elf at the North Pole, searches for his family.
Four Christmases 2008- A couple struggle to visit all of their divorced parents for Christmas.
Fred Claus 2007- The story of Fred Claus, Santa’s bitter older brother.
Holiday Inn 1942- Musicians prepare for a white Christmas at a cozy lodge.
Home Alone 1990- A young boy is accidentally left behind during Christmas break.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas 2000- Furry green creature wants to ruin Christmas for denizens of Whoville.
It’s a Wonderful Life 1946- Tale of a man who sees what things would be like had he never lived.
Jingle All the Way 1996- While searching for season’s hot toy, a Dad finds season’s true meaning.
Joyeux Noël 2005- World War I trenches go silent during the “Christmas truce” of 1914.
Miracle on 34th Street 1947- Macy’s Santa restores a little girl’s faith in Santa and the holidays.
Miracle on 34th Street 1994- Theatrical remake starring Richard Attenborough.
The Muppet Christmas Carol 1992- Jim Henson’s creations tackle Charles Dickens’ festive favorite.
Christmas Vacation 1989- The Griswold family plans turn to disaster, this time at Christmas.
The Nightmare Before Christmas 1993- Inhabitants of Halloween Land do a number on Christmas.
Prancer 1989- Girl nurses a wounded reindeer.
The Polar Express 2004- A magical train takes a disbelieving boy up north to meet Santa himself.
Santa Claus: The Movie 1985- Big-budget “biopic” for the fat man in the red suit.
The Santa Clause 1994- When Santa falls off his roof, a man is required to assume the mantle.
The Santa Clause 2: The Mrs Clause 2002- Santa must find a Mrs. Claus.
The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause 2006- Santa battles Jack Frost to keep his title.
Scrooge 1970- Musical adaptation of Dickens’ tale, starring Albert Finney.
Scrooged 1988- Modern, dark-humored interpretation of Dickens’ story.
Surviving Christmas 2004- A cynical young millionaire pays a family to spend Christmas with him.
White Christmas 1954- Musicians bring Irving Berlin’s lyrics to Vermont lodge.