Christmas is near, so it’s time to bring on the holiday cheer! Movies are a great way to get into the Holiday mood. So if you’re struggling with what to watch, let me help with the top five grossing Holiday movies of all time. We got all the classics! 

#1 – THE GRINCH (2018) – $512,858,819

The Grinch hates waking up, just like the rest of us. Screenshot via Illuminate Youtube by Melissa Rothman for thegameofnerds.com. All Rights Reserved Universal Pictures, 2018.

Benedict Cumberbatch voices the Grinch in this classic tale from Dr. Suess about a green-furred creature who hates Christmas. He tries to ruin the holiday for everyone in Whoville, his plans going awry. Cindy Lou Who tries to fight against the Grinch to save Christmas. 

AVAILABLE TO WATCH: Hulu with Premium Subscription. Amazon, Vudu, Apple TV for Rent. 

#2 – HOME ALONE (1990) – $476,684,675

Kevin wakes up after his family leaves to an empty and quiet house. Screenshot via Disney Plus Youtube by Melissa Rothman for thegameofnerds.com. All Rights Reserved 20th Century Fox/Disney, 1990.

Macaulay Culkin stars as Kevin, the youngest of the McCallister family, who is the brunt of family ridicule and gets picked on by his siblings and cousins. The whole family plans on spending Christmas in Paris, but they accidentally leave Kevin behind to defend his home against burglars. 

AVAILABLE TO WATCH: Disney+ with Subscription. Amazon, Vudu, Apple TV for Rent.

#3 – HOME ALONE 2: LOST IN NEW YORK (1992) – $358,994,850

Kevin wishes upon a Christmas Tree in Rockefeller Center. Screenshot via Youtube by Melissa Rothman for thegameofnerds.com. All Rights Reserved 20th Century Fox, 1992.

The McCallisters are back and this time Kevin accidentally follows the wrong man onto a plane to NYC. His family goes on to their scheduled flight to Miami. The Wet Bandits, the burglars from the first film, are back after escaping prison. Kevin has to fend them off again, this time in his uncle’s townhouse. 

AVAILABLE TO WATCH: Disney+ with Subscription. Amazon, Vudu, Apple TV for Rent.

#4 – DR. SUESS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! (2000) – $345,823,032

The Grinch’s plans to steal Christmas are underway. Screenshot via Youtube by Melissa Rothman for thegameofnerds.com. All Rights Reserved Universal Pictures, 2000.

Jim Carrey is The Grinch in this adaptation of the film. 

AVAILABLE TO WATCH: Hulu and HBO Max with Subscription. Amazon, Vudu, Apple TV for Rent.

#5 – A CHRISTMAS CAROL (2009) – $325,286,646

Scrooge is visited by one of the spirits of time. Screenshot via Youtube by Melissa Rothman for thegameofnerds.com. All Rights Reserved Walt Disney Pictures, 2009.

Jim Carrey is the voice of Ebenezer Scrooge, who hates Christmas and all things happy, a la The Grinch. Scrooge is visited by ghosts of the times; Past, Present, and Future. The spirits visit him to show his effect on the world and the people around him. Their visions are an attempt to get him to change his ways. 

AVAILABLE TO WATCH: Hulu with Premium Subscription. Amazon, Vudu, Apple TV for Rent.

Is your favorite on this list? Let us know! Happy watching! Don’t forget to grab some holiday snacks while you’re at it. Maybe bake this Christmas in Connecticut Sticky Toffee Pudding or try out these Sims Christmas Cookies.