Highest Grossing Christmas Movies Of All Time

Highest Grossing Christmas Movies Of All Time

  • By Movie Moments
  • Dec 29
people talking, man making snow angel, frightened child with criminals in the background

Today we're diving into the world of Christmas movies, where the only thing more predictable than a Hallmark card is the money these flicks rake in. So, let's jump on this sleigh ride and check out the highest-grossing Christmas movies of all time – you know, the ones that make more bank than a guy selling heated blankets at the North Pole.

The Santa Claus - $190 Million:

Alright, first up is "The Santa Claus." Tim Allen accidentally morphs into St. Nick and boom, it's a hit. I guess people really dig the idea of an ordinary guy stumbling into the most insane job on the planet. Can't blame 'em.

The Holiday - $205 Million

Then there's "The Holiday" – a romantic comedy that made $205 million. I mean, who doesn't love a predictable plot about people swapping homes during the holidays? Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet must've cashed some serious festive checks for this one.

Elf - $225 Million

Now, we've got Will Ferrell prancing around in yellow tights as Buddy the Elf. "Elf" rakes in $225 million, proving once and for all that people can't resist a grown man acting like a clueless giant toddler. It's a comedy goldmine.

Love Actually - $245 Million

"Love Actually" - $245 million. Yeah, it's got more British accents than a tea party, and everyone's hooking up in the most unlikely ways. People eat this stuff up like it's a plate of Christmas cookies. Love, actually, equals dollar signs.

The Polar Express - $315 Million

All aboard "The Polar Express," where a train ticket to the North Pole costs more than my monthly rent. This animated spectacle pulls in $315 million, proving that when it comes to Christmas, people will throw cash at anything that sparkles and jingles.

A Christmas Carol (2009) - $325 Million

Jim Carrey does his thing in "A Christmas Carol (2009)," and it rakes in $325 million. Jim Carrey morphs into an animated version of Ebenezer Scrooge, it's like "Liar Liar" meets Dickens!

jim carrey and the grinch

How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) - $345 Million

Jim Carrey's at it again with "How The Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)." You can practically hear him yelling "Grrrrrrinch!" as the cash registers ring up $345 million. Who knew people had a thing for green, hairy, Christmas-hating creatures?

Home Alone 2: Lost In New York - $358 Million

Macaulay Culkin's back in "Home Alone 2: Lost In New York," and he's making bank with $358 million. It's like the first one, but this time in the Big Apple. Watching a kid outsmarting burglars never gets old.

Home Alone - $476 Million

And here we are at the mother lode, "Home Alone." Macaulay Culkin defends his turf, and the movie rakes in a mind-blowing $476 million. Audiences will always appreciate a kid setting up booby traps like he's MacGyver.

The Grinch (2018) - $538 Million

Finally, we've got Benedict Cumberbatch lending his posh voice to "The Grinch" in 2018, pulling in a whopping $538 million. The green dude still knows how to steal Christmas and wallets.

Here they are, the Christmas movies that emptied your pockets faster than Santa downs cookies. Whether it's elves, Grinches, or kids outsmarting burglars, one thing's for sure – these films sleighed the box office and turned Christmas cheer into cold, hard cash. Happy holidays, and don't forget to check your bank account after that Christmas movie marathon!

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