Top 12 best Outstanding and Highly Ranked Hollywood Christmas Movies

The holiday season comes with its festive lights, family ethnicity and gifts of every shape and sizes. It also comes with fresh collection of holiday enthused films, ranging from sincere to hysterical. They overwhelm us with perfect animation or amuse us with finer acting. They reverberate within us and touch us with their meaningful message of holiday cheer and remind us of the magic of the holiday season.

In other words… The big holiday movies imprison the spirit of the season and in doing so capture the hearts and pockets of audiences. A first-class holiday movie is one we watch again and again or year on year. A great movie will rake in tons of money and adds what really does matter in the December box office collections.

Top 12 best Outstanding and Highly Ranked Hollywood Christmas Movies

When the holiday season finally approaches to a close and the movies leave cinema theaters, some of them will stick around in our hearts and soul. These Top 12 best Outstanding and Highly Ranked Hollywood Christmas Movies made millions in DVD sales and download and earned their position on this list of the 12 highest-grossing and most popular Christmas movies of all time.


Christmas Vacation

Christmas with family may is little irritating, but perhaps not as exciting as the Griswold family Christmas. The 1989 film that stars Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold and Beverly D’Angelo as Clark’s wife Ellen will perhaps make you thankful for the crazy relations at your family’s holiday party.

From hick cousin Eddie to mad Uncle Lewis and a veer of Christmas light disasters, the Griswold family Christmas was entertaining enough to bring in a large following of fans and movie goers that have converted Christmas into Vacation a holiday classic. In its first weekend in cinemas, Christmas Vacation grossed $11,750,203 and earned number two rank at the box office zone.

After three weeks, it maintained the number one spot and went on turning close to $10 million in earnings. The Warner Brothers comedy stopped up in theaters on January 21, 1990 but sustained to remain a hit with viewers through video sales and television replays.


Fred Claus

You just envision being the brother of Santa Clause. No matter how nice your life may be, you would never be as enjoying as Santa. That’s the dilemma in which Vince Vaughn‘s character, Fred Claus discovers himself in Fred Claus.

The Warner Brothers comedy of 2007 contrasted Vince Vaughn’s typical sarcasm with the hot and blurry holiday spirit to make a hit at the box office world. During its 14 weeks in cinemas, Fred Claus was capable to bring in $97,838,349 worldwide. The movie grossed over $18 million throughout its November 9th opening weekend. Its earnings fell down by 22% within its first week in cinemas & by 35% the following week.


Christmas With The Kranks

Christmas with the Kranks opened in theaters on November 24th, 2004 the day before Thanksgiving. The hilarious movie about a pair, Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis, who want to omit the Christmas celebrations and go on a sail. It didn’t rank very well by reviewers. But it did matter during its opening weekend. The movie grossed over five million dollars on Thanksgiving Day.


Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas

This movie seems in two halves, in the part-Halloween and in part-Christmas. In the Nightmare Before Christmas, Jack Skellington unexpectedly stumbles into Christmas Town. Though he happens to ruin Christmas by kidnapping Santa Claus but his plans don’t pretty pan out as he predicted.

This classic raked in a large profit at the box office. With a worldwide gross of $75,082,668 and the stop motion film made its way into cinemas on October 15, 1993. For the duration of its second weekend in cinemas, the picture made more than $6 million. The movie sustained to do well, bringing in over $8 million on the Halloween weekend.

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The Santa clause 3

The Escape Clause is also one of the Top 12 best Outstanding and Highly Ranked Hollywood Christmas Movies. As the epic third installment of the very popular The Santa Clause series, The Santa Clause 3, The Escape Clause earned over $19 million in its premier weekend. With all star cast that included Tim Allen as Santa Claus & Martin Short as Jack Frost, the Santa Clause 3 engaged theaters from November 3 to February 4 – a total of 14 weeks. During that period, the film grossed a total amount of $110,768,122 worldwide and became one of the highest grossing Christmas films of all time.

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Four Christmases

Vince Vaughn is very comical and Reese Witherspoon is delightful in the 2008 Christmas motion picture Four Christmases. With Robert Duvall-Mary Steenburg-Jon Favreau and several other famous actors and actresses, Four Christmases describes the story of a couple who is forced to attend a number of relatives’ Christmas parties.

The 2008 movie saw the bulk of its profits in its opening weekend, grossing over $31 million involving November 28th & 30th. Its fame chopped down by nearly 50% the subsequent weekend, bringing in just $16,755,478, though it remained number 1 at the box office. By Christmas weekend, the movie’s profits fell down to just over $4 million. in spite of the continuing plunge in the movie’s viewer attendance, Four Christmases stayed behind in cinemas until February,2009 fetching its lifetime international gross to $120,146,040.


A Christmas carol


The sequel of the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol made its cinema theater debut on November 6, 2009. During its first weekend in cinemas, Disney’s A Christmas Carol who starred Jim Carrey as Ebenezer Scrooge, grossed more than $30 million. The animated classic sustained to do well through November keeping its place in the top 5 box office movies until mid of the December.

The movie’s popularity dropped and it fell to the number 13 spot at the box office after Christmas. By the time its show at cinema theaters came to an end, A Christmas Carolhad grossed $137,855,863 international.


The Santa clause 2

The 2nd installment of The Santa Clause series made its theater debut on 1st November 2002 fetching back Tim Allen as a Santa Claus.  In this Christmas comedy’s opening weekend in cinemas The Santa Clause 2 earned just a little over $29 million. The movie continued a high level of reputation for the next month, being in the top 5 box office slots and grossing over $113 million. Gradually the film left cinema theaters in February, 2003; it had grossed $172,855,065 universal.


The Santa clause

The very first and original The Santa Clause, in which Tim Allen reluctantly performs the role of Santa, was the uppermost grossing of the three The Santa Clause movies. The Santa Clause grossed a total of $189,833,357 during its 9 weeks in cinema theaters.

During Thanksgiving weekend when it grossed over $20 million, nearly enough to break even with the $22 million production financial plan.



Most of the Will Ferrell movies draw in an audience. But Elf unites Ferrell’s star power with Christmas magic to make a famous and legendary holiday film.

It’s very funny story of a man raised as an elf at the North Pole who has been sent to the United States to find out his right destiny as an adult. It did very well when it was out in theaters on November 7, 2003. Elf came in just $2 million short of the $33 million production budget in its first weekend. The comedy flick persistent to do so well that it remained in theaters even for seventeen weeks. After its closing in March 2004, Elf had been earned $220,443,451 gross all-inclusive.


The polar express

Having production budget of a enormous $165 million, The Polar Express definitely had to do very well at the box office zone, It was made by Warner Brothers who had just a hope of making a profit from the animated film. But, Thanks to the greater and supreme vocal talents of Tom Hanks and a wide collection of wonderfully crafted music. The Polar Express brought in plenty of cheerful moviegoers.

The Polar Express grossed just over $23 million in its 1st weekend. It continued to earn high profits during its seventeen weeks in theaters especially in overseas cinemas, where it brought in nearly 50% of its $307,514,317 total gross.

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How the Grinch stole Christmas

Initially it was launched as a short film based upon Dr. Seuss’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”. But, the animated film remained constant to capture the hearts of kids and children everywhere. However, Universal Studios made a much more admired and stunning, multi-million dollar, full-length movie based on the story. It had become the most iconic Christmas movie of modern times.


It was directed by Ron Howard featuring the hilarious comedic talents of Jim Carrey for a lead role, The Grinch hit cinemas on November 17, 2000. It was an instantaneous success bringing in over $55 million in its weekend debut. It earned number one in box office ranking list & remained there even for a month. It stayed in cinema theaters until March, 2001 & continued with its high reputation and almost countless earnings. After its fifteen weeks in cinema theaters The Grinch had grossed over $260 million nationally and over $345 million internationally.


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