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Top 5 Highest-Grossing Christmas Movies for Your Holiday Viewing

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Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal.

For the serious movie buffs out there who don’t want to spoil their holiday cheer with inferior films, here are the five highest-grossing Christmas movies in the last 35 years:

No. 5: The Santa Clause 2 (2002)

“Seeing isn't believing; believing is seeing.”

Gross: $139,236,327

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No. 4: The Santa Clause (1994)

Tim Allen in a fat suit. What’s not to love?

Gross: $144,833,357

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No. 3: Elf (2003)

You'll forever remember “smiling’s my favorite” and all of the other quotable lines.

Gross: $173,398,518

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No. 2: The Polar Express (2004)

Because Tom Hanks.

Gross: $183,373,735

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No. 1: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)

Jim Carrey’s portrayal of our favorite green miser brought the Dr. Seuss classic to life.

Gross: $260,044,825

Photo credit: Getty Images

If you’re wondering why Home Alone didn’t make the cut, it apparently was not Christmas-y enough to count as a Christmas film. If it had been, it would have claimed the top spot, raking in a hefty $285,761,243.

Merry Christmas, ya filthy animal.

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