Fact or Fiction: The Greatest Christmas Movies Of All Time
It all started when the Christmas movie The Shop Around the Corner was released in 1940, proving that there’s a massive audience for holiday films, especially ones about Christmas. Several other Christmas classics came out during the 1940s, like Holiday Inn (1942), Meet Me in St. Louis (1944), Christmas in Connecticut (1945), It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), Miracle on 34th Street (1947), and Holiday Affair (1949). More Christmas films were also released in the ’50s, including the classic White Christmas (1954). These films paved the road for the future of holiday films.
However, aside from the release of Dr. Seuss How The Grinch Stole Christmas (1966), we would not get a second Christmas movie boom until A Christmas Story (1983). That film is not only one of the best Christmas movies ever, but it also kick-started a movement of the best Christmas movies ever. Before long, we were watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989), Die Hard (1990), Home Alone (1990), The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992), The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), The Santa Clause (1994), Elf (2003), Bad Santa (2003), and The Polar Express (2004).
The idea that a Christmas movie could be a legitimate work of art was proven in the ’90s, and now it’s your turn to show just how much you know about the best Christmas movies ever.
Greatest Christmas Movies of All Time
The greatest Christmas movies of all time date back to the 1940s when It's a Wonderful Life changed the way we would watch holiday movies. From National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation to How the Grinch Stole Christmas, some of the greatest films of all time just so happen to be Christmas movies too.
Even action and comedy movies like Die Hard and Bad Santa are able to join the ranks, alongside Christmas classics like Home Alone, The Santa Clause, and The Nightmare Before Christmas. It can be a romantic comedy or a dark tragedy, just as long as a holiday movie captures the Christmas spirit.