The Top 10 Family Christmas Movies Of All Time Have Been Revealed

The argument has been settled once and for all as to which Christmas title is the best. And the answer may surprise you.

To create the ultimate family Christmas movies list, many factors were analysed to give the most accurate of readings. This includes the IMDB audience rating, the Metacritic critic rating, and finally box office revenue.

Here are the top ten movies, according to Electric Ride On Cars.

10 - The Santa Clause

Beginning the list of the best family Christmas movies is the one and only Tim Allen as Scott Calvin. Begrudgingly delivering all of Santa's toys in one night, little does the businessman know just what he has gotten himself in for when he puts on that red suit.

9 - A Christmas Carol

The Jim Carey animation is the first of two entries about the infamous anti-Christmas man, Scrooge. Based on the Charles Dickens book of the same name, the movie is an important watch for those of us who might not be feeling all-that Christmassy this time of the year.

8 - Home Alone

What would Christmas be without little Kevin McCallister? A firm favourite to watch every year is Home Alone - and why stop there? The sequel Home Alone 2: Lost In New York is also a treat for the whole family too.

7 - It's A Wonderful Life

It’s A Wonderful Life from 1946 is the highest rated Christmas movie. Audiences and critics alike loved the story, scoring 8.6 out of 10 on IMDB and 89/100 on Metacritic.

6 - Elf

If you haven't watched the ultimate feel-good Christmas comedy Elf this year, then now is the time. The Will Ferrell caper sees an adult-sized "elf" venture to New York City in order to meet his real father. A very touching, and hilarious, coming-of-age Christmas tale if ever there was one.

5 - The Muppets Christmas Carol

The age-old Charles Dickens book was given a new lease of life in 1992 when The Muppets took on the classic Christmas tale. As Rizzo and Gonzo narrate the spooky tale, we discover how one man (the brilliant Michael Caine) could have turned into the original Ebenezer Scrooge.

4 - The Polar Express

Anything with Tom Hanks and we are sold. The Polar Express is the second animated to feature on this top 10 list, and the storyline follows children who board a magical train to the North Pole to see the man himself.

3 - Arthur Christmas

The movie to answer that age-old question "how does Santa deliver all those presents in one night?" has well and truly been answered here. The newest of all of top 10 on this list, Arthur Christmas will go down as one of the best family Christmas movies ever.

2 - A Christmas Story

Possibly one of the most unfamiliar entry on the list is this 1983 movie. A Christmas Story is a charming film about 9-year-old Ralphie Parker, who tries convince his parents, his teacher, and even Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun is the perfect Christmas gift.

1 - The Nightmare Before Christmas

Topping the list is this Disney Halloween and Christmas mash-up of festivities. The movie, which follows Jack Skellington on his quest to bring Christmas to his home town of Halloween Town, received an audience score of 8 out of 10, a critic score of 82 out of 100 and generated over $164 million at the box office. 

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