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The 27 Highest-Grossing Christmas Movies Of All Time

Christmas With The Kranks may have beat Bad Santa at the box office but how does the Bill Murray classic Scrooged stack up next to the more recent Office Christmas Party? Does Elf smash Home Alone?

Here’s your ultimate list of the top 27 highest grossing Christmas movies of all time.

It was going to be 25 but we included Die Hard and Gremlins because, honestly, we couldn’t handle the grief if we didn’t.

All figures reflect the US box office and are in US bucks.

Arthur Christmas (2011)

Final Box Office: $46.46 million

Santa's clumsy son Arthur sets out on a mission with St. Nick's father to give out a present they misplaced to a young girl in less than 2 hours.

The Preacher’s Wife (1996)

Final Box Office: $48.1 million

An angel comes to Earth to help a preacher save his church and his family.

This Christmas (2007)

Final Box Office: $49.12 million

A Christmastime drama centered around the Whitfield family's first holiday together in four years.

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas (2007)

Final Box Office: $52.54 million

Madea dispenses her unique form of holiday spirit on rural town when she's coaxed into helping a friend pay her daughter a surprise visit in the country for Christmas.

Office Christmas Party (2016)

Final Box Office: $54.76 million

When his uptight CEO sister threatens to shut down his branch, the branch manager throws an epic Christmas party in order to land a big client and save the day, but the party gets way out of hand...

Bad Santa (2003)

Final Box Office: $60.06 million

A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid.

Scrooged (1988)

Final Box Office: $60.33 million

A selfish, cynical television executive is haunted by three spirits bearing lessons on Christmas Eve.

Jingle All The Way (1996)

Final Box Office: $60.59 million

A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas. However, every store is sold out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one.

Bad Moms Christmas

Final Box Office: $68.76 million

As their own mothers drop in unexpectedly, our three under-appreciated and over-burdened moms rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for mothers: Christmas.

The Best Man Holiday (2013)

Final Box Office: $70.52 million

When college friends reunite after 15 years over the Christmas holidays, they discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be reignited.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

Final Box Office: $71.31 million

The Griswold family's plans for a big family Christmas predictably turn into a big disaster.

Fred Claus (2007)

Final Box Office: $72 million

Fred Claus, Santa's bitter older brother, is forced to move to the North Pole to help Santa and the elves prepare for Christmas in exchange for cash.

Christmas with the Kranks (2004)

Final Box Office: $73.78 million

With their daughter away, the Kranks decide to skip Christmas altogether until she decides to come home, causing an uproar when they have to celebrate the holiday at the last minute.

Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Final Box Office: $75.08 million

Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.

Die Hard (1988)

Final Box Office: $83.51 million

John McClane, officer of the NYPD, tries to save his wife Holly Gennaro and several others that were taken hostage by German terrorist Hans Gruber during a Christmas party at the Nakatomi Plaza in Los Angeles.

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)

Final Box Office: $84.5 million

Santa, aka Scott Calvin, is faced with double-duty: how to keep his new family happy, and how to stop Jack Frost from taking over Christmas.

Daddy’s Home Two (2017)

Final Box Office: $91.15 million

Having finally gotten used to each other's existence, Brad and Dusty must now deal with their intrusive fathers during the holidays.

Four Holidays (2008)

Final Box Office: $120.15 million

A couple struggles to visit all four of their divorced parents on Christmas.

A Christmas Carol (2009)

Final Box Office: $137.86 million

An animated retelling of Charles Dickens' classic novel about a Victorian-era miser taken on a journey of self-redemption, courtesy of several mysterious Christmas apparitions.

The Santa Clause 2 (2002)

Final Box Office: $139.24 million

Scott Calvin has been a humble Santa Claus for nearly ten years, but it might come to an end if he doesn't find a Mrs. Claus.

The Santa Clause (1994)

Final Box Office: $144.83 million

When a man accidentally kills Santa on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.

Gremlins (1984)

Final Box Office: $153.08 million

A boy inadvertently breaks three important rules concerning his new pet and unleashes a horde of malevolently mischievous monsters on a small town.

Elf (2003)

Final Box Office: $173.40 million

After unintentionally wreaking havoc on the elf community due to his ungainly size, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole is sent to the US in search of his true identity.

Home Alone 2: Lost In New York (1992)

Final Box Office: $173.59 million

One year after Kevin McCallister was left home alone and had to defeat a pair of bumbling burglars, he accidentally finds himself stranded in New York City - and the same criminals are not far behind.

The Polar Express (2004)

Final Box Office: $183.37 million

On Christmas Eve, a young boy embarks on a magical adventure to the North Pole on the Polar Express, while learning about friendship, bravery, and the spirit of Christmas.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Final Box Office: $260.04 million

On the outskirts of Whoville, there lives a green, revenge-seeking Grinch who plans on ruining the Christmas holiday for all the citizens of the town.

Home Alone (1990)

Final Box Office: $285.76 million

An eight-year-old troublemaker must protect his house from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation.

- with IMDB and Box Office Mojo

 

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