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Top 5 Highest-Grossing Christmas Movies for Your Holiday Viewing

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

Photo credit: IMDb

No. 4: The Santa Clause (1994)

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

Gross: $144,833,357

Photo credit: IMDb

No. 3: Elf (2003)

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

Gross: $173,398,518

Photo credit: IMDb

No. 2: The Polar Express (2004)

Because Tom Hanks.

Gross: $183,373,735

Photo credit: IMDb

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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