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.”
No. 4: The Santa Clause (1994)
Tim Allen in a fat suit. What’s not to love?
No. 3: Elf (2003)
You'll forever remember “smiling’s my favorite” and all of the other quotable lines.
No. 2: The Polar Express (2004)
Because Tom Hanks.
No. 1: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000)
Jim Carrey’s portrayal of our favorite green miser brought the Dr. Seuss classic to life.
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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