Thanksgiving is over, and you know what that means. It’s time to start binge-watching as many holiday movies as you can! Are you as excited as I am?
But with so many options out there, how do you decide which movies to watch this holiday season? Which ones are the best? Which movies will fill you with the perfect amount of holiday cheer?
Well, as it turns out, someone out there decided to figure out a way to rank the Christmas classics in a calculated, objective way.
While searching for the “Ultimate Christmas Movie” ranking, Music Magpie looked at four key elements: movies have to contain Christmas references, they had to perform well at the box office, they have to be a hit with both critics and audiences, and they have to create a buzz every year.
Once they used these key elements to narrow down the vast amount of Christmas movies down to a top 20, they then judged these movies based on 20 different criteria to determine which Christmas movie would come out on top.
In case you were wondering, here is a list of all 20 different criteria that were used to determine the ultimate Christmas movie:
This definitive leaderboard, which was compiled in agonizing detail, determines that Home Alone is the Ultimate Christmas Movie of all time. It’s followed by Elf and Love Actually. Surprisingly, The Nightmare Before Christmas didn’t break into the top 5!
So, break out the popcorn, bottled water, and some Red Vines, because it’s time to get snuggled up on the couch for a holiday movie marathon.
Here’s your top 15 must-watch ultimate Christmas movies this season!