Token 12 Days of Christmas: Christmas Movies

There comes a time when countdowns and lists of “The Best!” this and “The Best!” that just become too cumbersome.

This is not one of those times.

Recently, The Atlantic presented their list of the Best Christmas Movies, which took into account box-office totals and critics reviews. And then Forbes presented their own Top 10 Christmas Movies list. Well, I’m here to debunk them all (with some help from Alex)!

5. The Santa Clause
This Tim Allen favorite is a great stand-alone movie. Disregard the horrible sequels (that ruined it worse then the Matrix sequels ruined the Matrix), and look at the heartwarming tale of a man who didn’t believe he was turning into Santa Claus.

4. Elf
This was mysteriously absent from Alex’s own Top 5 List, and I don’t know why! I mean, c’mon, it’s easily the best Christmas movie in the past 10 years!

3. It’s A Wonderful Life
A classic. No ifs, ands, or buts about it. James Stewart’s most well-known flick, that always gets its due each season. If you haven’t seen this movie yet, then I don’t want to talk to you.

2. Miracle of 34th Street
Don’t give me the newer version of the holiday and cinematic classic. Give me the original black-and-white with a very young Natalie Wood. And thank the postal service for saving Santa from doom.

1. A Christmas Story
Um, I don’t think a lot really needs to be said here. Cult classic turned mainstream classic. I mean, turn on TBS on Christmas day. This is all there is.

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Posted on December 24, 2011, in 12 days of christmas, christmas, movie, token christmas, token movies. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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