Play Hit Or Miss With These Christmas Movies And We’ll Reveal Your Grinch Score

Christmas time is the most wonderful time of the year... or so they say. For many, the holidays aren't filled with candy canes, gum drops, and chocolate calendars, but hopefully, that'll all change someday soon. The holidays mean something different to everyone, which can make it hard for the entire world to see eye to eye. Whereas some people decorate their homes with colourful lights, mistletoe, and tinsel, others turn to Scrooge and the Grinch for comfort. Believe it or not, but the Grinch never had a problem with celebrating Christmas, but he did have issues with how commercialized it had become. (Wikipedia.com) And in a way, he's right. The holidays are about family, love, and thoughtfulness. But somehow, the modern world has turned it into a credit battle. Countless individuals go into debt to buy their loved ones gifts every single year, even though it causes them financial stress. (Wikipedia.com)

Back in the day, people gave what they could, and it was more than enough. However, it's obvious that times have changed. Luckily, we don't need to pick sides, because we can be both festive and a little grinchy at the same time. After all, what's Christmas without the Grinch?

1Arthur Christmas

Arthur is lucky enough to be Santa's son. But, he's also an unfortunate soul. Sure, he might be able to hang out with elves all day, but most of them wish that he wouldn't. Arthur might be a sweetheart, but he's clumsy to a fault, which is why he went the distance to prove his worth. (IMDb.com)

2How the Grinch Stole Christmas

How the Grinch Stole Christmas is a classic movie, which is why many of us choose to watch it during the holidays. Jim Carrey is the perfect match for his eccentric and slightly conniving character. Although he starts the movie with planning Christmas' demise, he ends up saving it and becoming whole again. (IMDb.com)

3The Nightmare Before Christmas

Being a Halloween creature is hard enough as it is, especially when your entire town counts on you. When Jack Skellington finds out about the meaning of Christmas, he captures Santa Claus in hopes of bringing the holidays to Halloween Town. Unfortunately for him, the two worlds don't seem to mix. (IMDb.com)

4The Holiday

When two women who lead very different lives find themselves on the same website, they make plans to swap houses and lives for the holidays. While they expected to relax and get away from their dramatic schedules, they never once thought that their decision would bring love and joy to their doorstep. (IMDb.com)

5The Polar Express

The spirit of Christmas isn't something people are born with; it's something they're taught from a very young age. When a young boy comes across the Polar Express, he finds out that there's a lot more to the holiday than treats and presents. A nice trip to the North Pole never hurt anybody, right? (IMDb.com)

6Mean Girls

Mean Girls might not be a traditional Christmas movie, but it does make the cut. This hilarious comedy is known for its infamous Christmas dance scene. So much so, that many people have tried to recreate it. When a teenager named Cady starts attending a new school, her life quickly becomes unrecognizable. (IMDb.com)

7Four Christmases

Four Christmases follows a couple around during the holiday season. Since both their parents are divorced, they're forced to attend four Christmas parties every single year, and it's quite obvious that they've had enough. Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon join forces to create the ultimate Christmas movie. (IMDb.com)

8Christmas with the Kranks

The Kranks are notorious for throwing the best Christmas parties ever, but this year they don't plan on moving a finger. After finding out that their daughter will be away for the Holidays, they boycott Christmas altogether and plan to head South. Unfortunately for them, their hometown doesn't take to their decision very well. (IMDb.com)

9Fred Claus

Being a grownup is a lot of fun, but it's not always easy. When Fred Claus' financial status hits an all-time low, his younger brother Santa invites him to stay with him during the holidays. Fred agrees to help Santa out as long as he gets compensated for his hard work. (IMDb.com)

10Jack Frost

If there's one Christmas movie that can make everyone cry, it's Jack Frost. When an egotistical father succumbs to a car accident, his family is forced to go on without him. A year later, this father's spirit is reborn inside of a snowman, and he gets a chance to make things right with his wife and young son. (IMDb.com)

11The Night Before

Funny movies are great, but funny Christmas movies are even better. The Night Before is a hilarious movie that highlights the importance of friendship. When three longtime friends decide to celebrate Christmas together for the last time, they embark on a journey that reminds them of the importance of sticking together. (IMDb.com)

12Scrooged

Being a hotshot might look intriguing for someone on the outside looking in, but it's not very enjoyable otherwise. A TV executive gets a big reality check when three spirits visit him to teach him about the importance of Christmas. The selfish individual soon realizes that he's been going about life all wrong. (IMDb.com)

13The Best Man Holiday

Growing up in a small town can be tough, especially when drama seems to follow citizens wherever they go. The Best Man Holiday is all about small-town gossip and how quickly it can get the best of someone. When a group of college friends come home for the holidays, they suddenly find themselves right where they left off. (IMDb.com)

14The Muppet Christmas Carol

The Muppet Christmas Carol is a classic movie that many people love with all of their heart. It's hilarious, timeless, and very eye-opening. The Muppet Christmas Carol was first released in 1992 and has managed to stay afloat for over twenty years. The Muppets help an old bitter man find himself in time for Christmas. (IMDb.com)

15Happy Christmas

Breaking up with someone you've shared so many good times with can be very difficult. But sometimes, we need to make rash decisions to find happiness once again. After breaking up with her longtime boyfriend, Jenny moves in with her friend, her husband, and their child. She spends the holidays with them and restores her faith in the course of time. (IMDb.com)

16 The Santa Clause

Many of us believe that Santa Claus can live forever, but this isn't the case according to The Santa Clause movie. In this film, we meet a man who mistakingly causes Santa Clause to perish. Despite trying to do the right thing, he's eventually recruited to take Santa's place. (IMDb.com)

17While You Were Sleeping

The holidays are hard for everyone, especially those who are forced to face them alone. When a lonely woman named Lucy falls in love with a coma patient, she poses as his fiancée and gets to know his family. While her tactics might seem out of whack, they eventually work out for her. (IMDb.com)

18Bad Santa

Even conmen need to celebrate Christmas. However, they do so by stealing from those who rejoice. When a sorry excuse for a man poses as Santa for the holidays, he ends up making a large amount of cash. But, will he have a change of heart by the time December 25th comes around? (IMDb.com)

19Elf

Finding out that you're a human being when you were raised as an elf is a hard pill to swallow, but Buddy the Elf does his best to remain calm. After leaving the North Pole and heading to New York City to meet his real family, Buddy meets the love of his life. (IMDb.com)

20Gremlins

Gremlins is an old-school movie that everyone should watch at some point in their life. This movie tells the story of a teenage boy who receives an unheard of present for Christmas. Sadly, he's unable to care of his new pets which leads them to wreak havoc on his hometown during the holiday season. (IMDb.com)

21Better Watch Out

We've heard of funny Christmas movies, dramatic Christmas movies, and romantic Christmas movies. But, a spooky holiday film is somewhat foreign to us. Better Watch Out is a hair-raising movie that circles around a home invasion. A young babysitter is tasked with protecting a little boy while keeping his home invader-free. (IMDb.com)

22Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a TV movie from 1964, and it is one of the most classic Christmas films of all time. While most millennials thought it to be boring beyond belief, that didn't stop them from giving it the time of day. An outcast finds friends in the most unlikely places. (Wikipedia.com) (IMDb.com)

23A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas first came out in 1965 and has since helped many children uncover the true meaning of Christmas. Charlie Brown might be different from other kids, but he knows when something smells fishy. After realizing how commercial the holidays have become, Charlie Brown starts looking elsewhere for inspiration. (IMDb.com)

24A Christmas Story

A Christmas Story is a hilarious film from the '80s, and it's definitely worth the watch. The movie takes place in the '40s and follows a young boy who wants nothing more than a Red Ryder BB toy for Christmas. Unfortunately for him, this toy is anything but a toy, causing some hijinx to ensue. (IMDb.com)

25Home Alone

The holiday season might be merry and full of joy, but it's also filled with people who are trying to make an extra buck or two. When a wealthy family goes on vacation, two crooks attempt to rob their home. The problem is, a young boy's been left behind by accident, and he's ready to hold down the fort. (IMDb.com)

26Frosty the Snowman

Some movies are so beautiful that they'll never be forgotten. This is especially true in regards to the classics. Frosty the Snowman first came out in 1969 and quickly became a favorite for children all over the world. This story follows a talking snowman with a magic hat while he tries to escape his aggressor. (IMDb.com)

27 National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

There's nothing better than spending Christmas and New Years with your family, which is why so many people tend to invite their loved ones over for the holidays. When the Griswold family gets together to celebrate the season, they quickly find out that they've bitten off more than they can chew. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation is totally hilarious. (IMDb.com)

28Love Actually

Love Actually is a romantic comedy that follows the lives of eight individuals during the Christmas season. Each one of these couples have a hard time speaking their mind, which poses a threat to their relationships. Luckily for them, there's nothing a little Christmas magic can't fix. (IMDb.com)

29A Christmas Tale

A Christmas Tale is unlike any Christmas movie we've ever seen, and that's because it has a very morbid nature to it. The Vuillard family might love each other, but it looks like they like holding grudges even more. All of this changes when a family member falls ill and requires extra attention. (IMDb.com)

30Just Friends

Just Friends is a romantic comedy that follows two high school best friends nearly a decade after graduation. When a man named Chris Brander decides to head back home for the holidays, he comes across the love of his life and tries to win her over. However, things don't exactly go as planned. (IMDb.com)

31A Christmas Prince

Lying to get into a relationship is never a good choice, which is why people tend to be honest straight from the start. A Christmas Prince is a movie that circles around a web of lies. When a reporter lies her way into a prince's heart, she finds out the hard way that honesty is the best policy. (IMDb.com)

32Deck the Halls

They say that a little competition never hurt anybody, but that isn't the case in Deck the Halls. This movie showcases how important it is for some families to stand out during the Christmas season. Despite having the most beautifully-decorated house in town, the Finches flinch when new neighbours try to steal their limelight. (IMDb.com)

33Last Holiday

When a middle-aged woman gets misdiagnosed with a fatal disease, she realizes that she hasn't lived her best life by a longshot. So, to make up for lost time, she empties her bank account and goes on the trip of a lifetime. During this time, she learns how important it is to live and think outside of the box. (IMDb.com)

34The Grinch

Move over Jim Carrey because there's a new Grinch in town. But this time, he's animated and ready for action. The Grinch recently came out on the big screen and is making some noise at the box office. (Wikipedia.com) Actor Benedict Cumberbatch is the voice behind the Grinch, and he's not messing around! (IMDb.com)

35A Very Murray Christmas

Bill Murray is a natural when it comes to getting behind the camera, which is why he thought it'd be a good idea for him to make his own Christmas special. With the help of director Sofia Coppola and writer Mitch Glazer, the star was able to deliver a hilarious Christmas-themed musical. (IMDb.com)

36Christmas Inheritance

We all want to fall in love, but sometimes, life has a funny way of making us wait for the right person. In the movie Christmas Inheritance, we meet a young and ambitious woman who has recently come into a lot of money. The problem is, she has to venture to her father's hometown to retrieve it. (IMDb.com)

37The Princess Switch

Looking for a new movie to watch this Christmas season? Well, you're in luck because The Princess Switch is now available. When a beautiful but uptight woman decides to embark on a spontaneous trip, she finds out that there's nothing wrong with living on the wild side. Vanessa Hudgens is the lady of the hour. (IMDb.com)

38Trolls Holiday

Some people live for the holidays, and others just want to get through them, but the Trolls take celebrating to a whole new level. Trolls Holiday is a fun an entertaining movie that can make just about anyone chuckle into their cup of scolding coco. The trolls help the Bergens get acquainted with Christmas. (IMDb.com)

39Edward Scissorhands

Humans are social beings, which is why being secluded for long periods can be harmful to their well-being. (wikipedia.com) The movie Edward Scissorhands tells the tale of a young man who has scissors for hands. After living alone for many years, a woman takes him in just in time for the holidays.(IMDb.com)

40El Camino Christmas

There's a fictional town called El Camino, and many suspicious characters are grouping together. Everyone is racing around town to check some last-second items off their Christmas list, which leads to them getting trapped inside of a store on Christmas Eve. El Camino Christmas follows a man who attempts to meet his father for the first time. (IMDb.com)

41Christmas with a View

The last thing Clara Garrison expected to find was love, especially after realizing that her dream to become a restaurant owner wasn't going to come true. She goes to the Thunder Mountain Ski Resort for the Christmas holidays, only to come face to face with Shane Roarke, a successful chef. Will they fall in love? Probably. (IMDb.com)

42You Can’t Fight Christmas

Leslie Major has built her life around the Christmas season, and she's done very well for herself. As a Christmas designer, she's used to climbing up ladders to decorate. What she's not used to, however, is falling off her ladder and into the arms of a successful and attractive hotel owner. It looks like Christmas came early for Leslie! (IMDb.com)

43Holiday Engagement

All Hilary Burns wants is to make her mother proud and her sisters jealous. Is that really too much to ask for? So, after getting engaged, she's more than ready to flaunt her success during the holidays. Well, sorry to break it to you Hilary, but your engagement just got called off. Looks like you'll have to hire a stand-in for your family get together. (IMDb.com)

44The Family Stone

When they said that opposites attract, they weren't kidding. How else would an uptight businesswoman end up marrying into a loosey-goosey hippie family? When she visits her in-laws for the first time, she quickly realizes that she's the odd one out. Will she make it through the holidays? Or will being cool, calm, and collected prove to be too difficult? (IMDb.com)

45Ernest Saves Christmas

The world needs a Santa Claus, which is why numerous men volunteer to put on the big red suit every year. When it comes to Ernest Saves Christmas, however, getting someone to take on Santa Claus' job proves to be somewhat tricky. Ernest tries his best to fill in the spot. After all, there's no Christmas without Santa. (IMDb.com)

46Dear Santa

Crystal Carruthers was born into a wealthy family, which made her value fortune and status above all else. All this changes when she stumbles upon a Christmas letter written by a seven-year-old girl. She meets the girl's father, who is the proud owner of a soup kitchen and falls in love. (IMDb.com)

47A Christmas Wish

Martha Evans had it all - until she didn't - which is usually how the story goes. Despite being a fantastic mother, Martha's husband leaves her with nothing overnight. Forced to get a job and move out of town, Martha starts working at a diner just around Christmas time. (IMDb.com)

48Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Since Home Alone was such a smash, directors saw fit to bring the classic back a second time around. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York follows Kevin McCallister as he embarks on another wild adventure. The kid's got spunk, which is why he doesn't fret when he gets stranded in New York City around Christmas time. (IMDb.com)

49The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Clare has a heart of gold, which is what makes her so vital to The Nutcracker and the Four Realms story. After losing her mother, she uses her latest Christmas present to enter a different realm. McKenzie Foy, Morgan Freeman, and Helen Mirren help bring this movie to life. (IMDb.com)

50 Shrek the Halls

Shrek the Halls is a hilarious short film that stars some of our favorite characters. Shrek is life, but you probably already knew that. All Shrek needs is about half an hour to remind us of how important Christmas is. Mike Myers and Eddie Murphy are at it again. (IMDb.com)

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