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'A Christmas Story,' 'It's a Wonderful Life' ranked among best Christmas movies

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On Dec. 24, 2013, the titles of several Christmas movies began trending worldwide on Twitter and appeared among the top searches on Google.

Every year, several media outlets publish their own lists of the best Christmas movies of all time. In 2013, these Christmas movies were consistently ranked in the Top 20:

  • "A Christmas Story"
  • "It's a Wonderful Life"
  • "Miracle on 34th Street"
  • "Elf"
  • "Home Alone"
  • "The Nightmare Before Christmas"
  • "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"
  • "White Christmas"
  • "Scrooged"
  • "Die Hard"

(All of these movies are available on demand through digital streaming and downloads. Some cable/satellite TV providers also have Christmas movies on demand.)

Here's a look at the Top 10 for each of the lists compiled by these media outlets:

E! Entertainment Television

  1. "Miracle on 34th Street"
  2. "It's a Wonderful Life"
  3. "A Christmas Story"
  4. "White Christmas"
  5. "The Nightmare Before Christmas"
  6. "Elf"
  7. "Scrooged"
  8. "Home Alone"
  9. "Gremlins"
  10. "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"

Empire

  1. "Die Hard"
  2. "Elf"
  3. "It's a Wonderful Life"
  4. "Home Alone"
  5. "Scrooged"
  6. "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"
  7. "Bad Santa"
  8. "The Nightmare Before Christmas"
  9. "Love, Actually"
  10. "The Muppet Christmas Carol"

Huffington Post

  1. "It's a Wonderful Life"
  2. "Elf"
  3. "Miracle on 34th Street"
  4. "A Christmas Story"
  5. "A Charlie Brown Christmas"
  6. "The Santa Clause"
  7. "Dr. Suess' How the Grinch Stole Christmas"
  8. "Home Alone"
  9. "White Christmas"
  10. "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation"

Total Film

  1. "It's a Wonderful Life"
  2. "Die Hard"
  3. "Elf"
  4. "Gremlins"
  5. "The Nightmare Before Christmas"
  6. "The Muppet Christmas Carol"
  7. "Home Alone"
  8. "Miracle on 34th Street"
  9. "Scrooged"
  10. "Bad Santa"
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