My Top 10 Christmas Movies

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Here is a list of excellent movies to watch around Christmas.
Like with my Halloween movie list, how I rank them may change based on mood but this is where they landed in the hierarchy this time.

 

10. Elf (2003)elf-1200x640Elf would probably be higher on the list if I had watched it more than I have, but it is really funny, so it deserves a spot.

 

9. Flåklypa Grand Prix (1975)

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This is a great film, but it is not really a Christmas film so it wound up back here on number nine. It has however been shown a lot on tv here in Norway around the holiday, so it is a Christmas film for me.

This stop motion animated classic about an inventor and his two animal buddies who enters a car-race, probably inspired the people behind Wallace and Gromit quite a bit.

8. Rise of the Guardians (2012)

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Avengers – but with holidays. More a movie about all holidays than Christmas in particular, but both Santa and Jack Frost plays a big role in the movie, so I figured it fit on the list.

 

7. Tři oříšky pro Popelku (1973) – Norwegian dubAYNRt-0Tgi5zyV-s6xypnAVHpm1o_ITrhCWqwjq978RQ(English title: Three Gifts for Cinderella)

A very sweet Czechoslovak/East German film.

But what really makes it stand out is the Norwegian dubbing.

One guy does it all! And there are A LOT of characters in this. Even if you don’t understand Norwegian, you need to hear this!

 

6. Home Alone (1990)

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Obviously this is on the list. If you have not seen Home Alone by now, WHY?

 

5. Reisen til Julestjernen (1976)

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A very sweet norwegian movie with Shaksperian villains, circus troupes, singing, witches and gnomes.

If you can find this with subtitles, it is really worth a look.

 

4. Gremlins

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A horror-movie so chockfull of Christmas-spirit, that it just comes across as sweet.

For the most part 😉

 

“Hey SindrElf, where’s Die Hard?”

*australian accent* That ain’t a Christmas movie…

3. Iron Man 3 (2013)

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THIS is a Christmas movie! */australian accent*

And why did they put out a Christmas movie in April?

Because the director always makes Christmas movies!

 

2. Christmas Story (1983)

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This film could just as well have been called “Childhood Nostalgia – The Movie”.

If you have not seen it yet, get to it!

 

1. Arthur Christmas (2011)

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This is a sweet funny story from Aardman Animations about how new wisdom and old wisdom needs to meet at the middle to achieve the best result.

I think Nostalgia Critic can explain how good this film is, way better than I can.

 

 

What is your favorite Christmas movie?