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Benzinga's Top 16 Christmas Movies

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Benzinga's Top 16 Christmas Movies

Looking to spend some quality time with your loved ones and catch a Christmas flick? In honor of 2016, here is Benzinga's guide to some of our top 16 Christmas movies.

1. "Die Hard" — Why not? John McClane battling terrorists during a Christmas party is considered by some to be the best Christmas movie of all time.

  • IMDb Score: 8.2/10.
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92 percent.

2. "It's a Wonderful Life" — The more traditional Christmas movie is still a classic 70 years after its 1946 release.

  • IMDb Score: 8.6/10.
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94 percent.

3. "Christmas Vacation" — The Griswold family is looking forward to the Christmas season, but things don't go exactly as planned.

  • IMDb Score: 7.6/10.
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 64 percent.

4. "Edward Scissorshands" — Tim Burton's romantic dark fantasy film deserves top ranks on the list.

  • IMDb Score: 7.9/10.
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 89 percent.

5. "Bad Santa" — Make sure the kids are put to bed before beginning one of Billy Bob Thorton's best flicks (seeing as reviews for "Bad Santa 2" aren't encouraging for movie-goers).

  • IMDb Score: 7.1/10.
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 78 percent.

6. "A Charlie Brown Christmas" — There is something magical about watching Charlie Brown discovering the real meaning of Christmas.

  • IMDb Score: 8.4/10.
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 92 percent.

7. "Love Actually" — Hugh Grant leads an all-star cast in a feel-good movie that follows eight couples in London, England, ahead of Christmas.

  • IMDb Score: 7.7/10.
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 63 percent.

8. "The Polar Express" (2004) — A little boy sets out for a magical Christmas adventure to the North Pole.

  • IMDb Score: 6.6/10.
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55 percent.

9. "Jingle All The Way" — Far from Schwarzenegger's best, it is still a classic Christmas film worth watching.

  • IMBb Score: 5.5/10.
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 17 percent.

10. "Serendipity" — New York City is one of the most beautiful cities around the Christmas holiday so this romantic comedy film makes our list of top flicks.

  • IMBb Score: 6.9/10.
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 59 percent.

11. "Trading Places" — No list of top Christmas movies isn't complete without a Wall Street themed flick that takes places around the holiday season.

  • IMDb Score: 7.5/10.
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86 percent.

12. "Elf" — The 2003 comedy isn't necessarily Will Ferrell's best but is still guaranteed to entertain viewers.

  • IMDb Score: 6.9/10.
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 84 percent.

13. "Home Alone" — The classic Christmas film worthy of another watch.

  • IMDb Score: 7.5/10.
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55 percent.

14. "Miracle on 34th Street" (1947) — A classic Christmas film in which a young lawyer defends an elderly gentlemen who claims he is Santa Claus.

  • IMDb Score: 7.9/10.
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96 percent.

15. "The Nightmare Before Christmas" — Another must-watch Christmas film deserving of inclusion on any Christmas movie list: Tim Burton's stop-motion animated dark fantasy musical film.

  • IMDb Score: 8.0/10.
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94 percent.

16. "Silent Night" — A German mother and son look to share the spirit of Christmas in the midst of World War II.

  • IMDb Score: 7.7/10.
  • Rotten Tomatoes Score: no consensus.

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