Top Movies: Christmas Movie Advent Calendar

There’s a chill in the air and lots of deals in stores. Yep, we’re in the Christmas season. And to celebrate, the Disc Dish editors have compiled our list of top 25 Christmas movies. But to keep in the Christmas spirit — and celebrate one of the favorite parts of my childhood — we’ve put them in an Advent calendar and will be turning over one movie every day leading up to Christmas Day.

So, for the next 25 days, come celebrate with us right here, as each day we reveal another of our favorite Christmas movies.

Now, one note, we opted to include only movies, not Christmas TV specials, because for us, it’s a given that the old animated Frosty the Snowman, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and A Charlie Brown Christmas are must-see programs this time of year. Instead, we’ve included movies that have one criteria: that Christmas is a big part of the plot. And, soppy as we are, we did give extra points for movies that embraced the Christmas spirit, even if just a little.

The calendar is in order of a Top 25 list, so the closer to Christmas we get, the more we love the movies. And, of course, we’ve saved our favorite for last. Any guesses what it is?

Share your own Christmas movie favorites in the comments.

And now, our Christmas Movie Advent Calendar…

Christmas With the Kranks DVD box25How the Grinch Stole Christmas DVD box24Jingle All the Way DVD box23The Polar Express DVD box22Holiday Inn DVD box21
Joyeux Noel DVD box20Gremlins DVD box19White Christmas DVD box18Christmas Vacation DVD box17Elf DVD box16
Bad Santa DVD box15The Santa Clause DVD box14The Muppet Christmas Carol DVD box13Die Hard DVD box12The Bishop's Wife DVD box11
Home Alone DVD box10The Family Man DVD box9A Christmas Carol DVD box8Scrooged DVD box7The Nativity Story DVD box6
Miracle On 34th Street 1947 DVD box5Love Actually DVD box4A Christmas Story DVD box3The Nightmare Before Christmas DVD box2It's a Wonderful Life DVD box1

About S. Clark

Sam Clark is the former Managing Editor/Online Editor of Video Business magazine. With 19 years experience in journalism, 12 in the home entertainment industry, Sam has been hooked on movies on since she saw E.T. then stared into the sky waiting to meet her own friendly alien. Thanks to her husband’s shared love of movies, Sam reviews Blu-ray discs in a true home theater, with a 118-inch screen, projector and cushy recliners with cup holders.