Home alone is America’s number one Christmas movie this year. Kevin McCallister’s antics have been entertaining families during the holidays for 30 years now, and its popularity isn’t waning in the slightest. Families who grew up with the popular holiday classic have shared it with new generations, which should come as no surprise as people are always on the lookout for new holiday traditions.
Today is National Christmas Movie Marathon Day, a day when everyone can watch all of their favorite holiday movies. According to a recent statewide poll, Home alone is the most popular movie to throw in those binges. Of the 50 states, Home alone was most popular in 15 states overall. The film hit theaters in November 1990 and quickly became a box office hit, grossing $ 476.7 million worldwide. It was the most profitable comedy of all time until The hangover 2 came out in 2011.
2000s How the Grinch Stole Christmas is the second most popular Christmas movie in America this year. The film wasn’t exactly a hit with critics when it hit theaters, but it has since become a holiday classic. The North Pole on purpose is number three this year. The computer animation classic ushered in a new way of creating digital movies and was listed in Guinness World Records in 2006 as the first all-digital film.
2018’s Christmas Chronicles ranks # 4 of America’s Favorite Christmas Movies. People loved seeing Kurt Russell as Santa and were very happy to see him return this year Christmas Chronicles 2, which is now streaming on Netflix along with the first episode. Is at number 5 Eleven. The family comedy was directed by Jon Favreau and starred Will Ferrell as Buddy the Elf. It quickly gained cult status when it was released in 2003 and always tops many Christmas movie lists.
The nightmare Before Christmas ranked number 6 in the most popular Christmas movies. Tim Burton’s stop-motion classic hit theaters in 1993, where it was a sleeper hit with audiences. However, it didn’t take long for it to become a holiday classic, even revisiting on Halloween. At number 7 it is controversial Die hard. Many have debated for years whether it is a true Christmas movie, but director John McTiernan recently said it has definitely become one over the years.
Santa, Love actually, and The Princess Switch occupy the 8th, 9th and 10th places respectively in America’s Favorite Christmas Movies. While many classics are mentioned above, more than a few are also missing. A wonderful life, Scrooged, Gremlins, and A Christmas story are just a few who could have made it to this National Today top ten. You can see the top ten below.
- Top ten Christmas movies
- 1. Home alone
- 2. How the Grinch Stole Christmas
- 3. The North Pole on purpose
- 4. Christmas Chronicles
- 5. Eleven
- 6. The nightmare Before Christmas
- 7. Die hard
- 8. Santa
- 9. Love actually
- 10. The Princess Switch
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