Top Five Holiday Flicks

The top five holiday movies you should watch over your two-week break.


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It’s official! Time to bundle up by the fire and prepare for the ultimate Christmas movie marathon. The top five holiday movies are ready to be accessed for the best break of a lifetime.

Ashley Deckert, Editor & Chief

It’s that time of year again! Christmas movies are officially in season and are in full swing for viewing pleasure.

However, over the past few decades, the amount of Christmas movies has escalated to the point many can’t decipher which are worth watching. 

No worries because here are the top five rated Christmas movies you should binge over your two-week break. 

Want a horror and Christmas movie all in one? Look no further because in the fifth spot is Gremlins. During the holiday season, a gadget salesman is looking for a Christmas gift for his son, Billy Peltzer. Long story short he ends up buying ‘mogwai’ (cute and furry, but evil creatures) in Chinatown; he is told three rules: Never expose them to sunlight, water, or to feed them after midnight. To watch Mogwai Gizmo and Billy Peltzer save Christmas you can find Gremlins on HBO Max and Peacock.

The classic movie, The Polar Express takes fourth in our Christmas movie ranking. An ordinary boy is taken on a magical train ride to the North Pole. Here he will uncover his own self-discovery and come to understand that life fades for those who don’t believe. To join this extraordinary train ride go on HBO Max. 

The holidays are a time to get together with family and friends. What better way to express family holiday values than our third-ranked movie Almost Christmas. A retired mechanic, Walter Meyer, recently lost the love of his life. The holiday season has finally arrived and Walter invites his children over for a festive Christmas. Sadly, Walter soon comes to realize it will be a miracle to get through Christmas with a bickering family. You can enjoy an eventful and crazy Christmas with the Meyer family on FXNow, fuboTV, DIRECTV, Spectrum On Demand.

Two holidays all in one? The impossible is possible with the number two spot The Nightmare Before Christmas. The beloved Pumpkin King, Jack Skelington, has become bored with the same Halloween routine every year. However, Jack stumbles upon Christmas town and plots to kidnap Santa and take Christmas under his control. Nonetheless, Jack comes to realize that the best plans are not always the smartest. To join Jack and his scheme to steal Christmas you can watch on Disney +.

It’s time to steal Christmas with our number one film, Grinch Stole Christmas. Dr. Sessus’s reimagined, live-action, Christmas event comes from the reclusive Green Grinch. The Grinch wants to ruin Christmas for all of the joyful towns of Whoville. With the reluctant help from hapless dog Max, the Grinch sneaks into each of the Whos’ homes to steal the Christmas spirit. However, the bitter Grinch comes to love after enduring Cindy Lou Who. If stealing Christmas is your type of thing, join the Grinch and Max on Hulu.

Christmas time is the most wonderful time of the year and you should spend it bundled up by the fire while enjoying the top five Christmas movies.