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Top 25 Christmas Movies

Billy Bob Thornton is so bad he's good as a department store Santa with a wandering eye, a foul mouth and a drinking problem. The movie is full of cringe-worthy moments but Thornton plays his Santa so bad, you can't look away.

After all the ruckus of Chirstmas is over and it's just you and your boo, or you and your kids, or just you snuggling under a blanket, there's no better way to unwind than firing up a Christmas movie. Wether you'll be streaming off the internets, visiting the movie rental store or channel surfing here are 25 Christmas movies to keep in mind. The Chicago Tribune dubs them the 'Top 25'.

  1. Santa Claus, The Movie (1985)
  2. Tim Burton's Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)
  3. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
  4. A Charlie Brown Christmas (not really a movie, but....1965) 
  5. Holiday Inn (1942)
  6. The Polar Express (2004)
  7. A Christmas Carol (with Alastair Sim as Scrooge, 1951)
  8. Dr. Seuss How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
  9. Scrooged (1988)
  10. Frosty the Snowman (also, not really a movie, but....1969)
  11. Christmas in Connecticut (1945)
  12. Bad Santa (2003)
  13. Home Alone (1990)
  14. The Bishop's Wife (with Cary Grant, 1947)
  15. Santa Claus is Comin' to Town (1970)
  16. Love Actually (2003)
  17. Elf (2003)
  18. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)
  19. White Christmas (1954)
  20. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
  21. Miracle on 34th Street (1947)
  22. The Santa Clause (1994)
  23. It's a Wonderful Life (1946)
  24. Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966)
  25. A Christmas Story (1983)

Are your favorites on the list? One of mine isn't: Die Hard. Oh well, to each his or her own. To read more about each of the movies, follow this link to the Chicago Tribune.

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