A few weeks before Christmas every year, the Festhund pack spends hours upon hours binging on Christmas movies, both new and old. On the first day of winter, after we've completed wha has been termed 'The Watch' - we release our much anticipated, world renowned annual list of the 10 best Christmas movies of all time. The list changes from year-to-year. In fact, no two lists are ever the same.
Note: A Hallmark Christmas movie has never made the cut.
Here is our list for 2020, in order from favorite to most favorite.
10.) It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
An angel is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed.
9.) A Miracle on 34th St. (1947)
When a nice old man who claims to be Santa Claus is institutionalized as insane, a young lawyer decides to defend him by arguing in court that he is the real thing.
8.) The Santa Clause (1994)
When a man inadvertently makes Santa fall off of his roof on Christmas Eve, he finds himself magically recruited to take his place.
7.) Bad Santa (2003)
A miserable conman and his partner pose as Santa and his Little Helper to rob department stores on Christmas Eve. But they run into problems when the conman befriends a troubled kid.
6.) Krampus (2015)
A boy who has a bad Christmas accidentally summons a festive demon to his family home.
5.) Jingle All The Way (1996)
A father vows to get his son a Turbo Man action figure for Christmas. However, every store is sold out of them, and he must travel all over town and compete with everybody else in order to find one.
4.) The Christmas Chronicles (2018)
The story of sister and brother, Kate and Teddy Pierce, whose Christmas Eve plan to catch Santa Claus on camera turns into an unexpected journey that most kids could only dream about.
3.) A Christmas Story (1983)
In the 1940s, a young boy named Ralphie attempts to convince his parents, his teacher and Santa that a Red Ryder BB gun really is the perfect Christmas gift.
2.) Elf (2003)
After discovering he is a human, a man raised as an elf at the North Pole decides to travel to New York City to locate his real father.
1.) Deck the Halls (2006)
Two neighbors have it out after one of them decorates his house for the holidays so brightly that it can be seen from space.