10 Highest Grossing Christmas Movies of All-Time

10 Highest Grossing Christmas Movies of All-Time

By Floyd Miller

 

 

 

Lee Andrew Henderson, Yahoo! Contributor Network#10: Christmas with the Kranks: Tim Allen = Christmas Box Office. If Toy Story came out in December then imagine what kind of ridiculous money it would make. Toy Story, Pixar, Disney, toys and Tim Allen? The world would explode.#9: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas: Thank you Tim Burton. The Nightmare Before Christmas being re-released at the theaters a few times means it was able to sneak into ninth and keep Fred Claus off the highest grossing Christmas movie list.{{more}}#8: The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause: The Santa Clause 3 is the second Tim Allen movie to make thehighest grossing Christmas movies list. The Santa Clause 3 was the final installment of the Santa Clause series but not the final Tim Allen movie to make this list.#7: Four Christmases: Fred Claus just missed the list at #11 but Vince Vaughn could not be stopped. The comedy starring Vince Vaughn and Reese Witherspoon is the first movie on this list that grossed over $100 million with its total of $120 million.#6: A Christmas Carol: Sixth on the list is the 2009 version of A Christmas Carol that starred Jim Carrey asseveral parts in the animated remake of Charles Dickens’ classic. A Christmas Carol grossed $137 million.#5: The Santa Clause 2: The second Santa Clause came out 8 years after the original and many people were wondering, who is clamoring for a second Santa Clause movie? Apparently a lot. The Santa Clause 2 grossed $139 million at the box office.#4: The Santa Clause: Every list of the highest grossing movies of a certain genre has some franchise that dominates the list. Who knew that the series to dominate the Christmas genre was going to be The Santa Clause?#3: Elf: In the third highest grossing Christmas movie of all-time, Will Ferrell plays the part of the largestelf in Santa’s North Pole. Or at least he thinks he’s an elf. He finds out he actually has human parents and he finds living with them to be a tough adjustment.#2: The Polar Express: The Polar Express made $181 million at the box office and almost all of those people were creeped out by the animation. Ah, nothing says Christmas like creepy animated devil children.#1: How the Grinch Stole Christmas: Jim Carrey makes the list a second time with the 2000 live action remake of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. Jim Carrey was so touched by the $260 million it grossed that his heart grew three more sizes.