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Christmas movies for 2013: Top holiday movies include ‘Wonderful Life’ & ‘Elf'

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When it comes to Christmas movies for 2013 viewing, everyone seems to have their favorites and least favorites of those films that are constantly seen playing on cable or satellite television. Just recently, the top ten holiday movies of all time were revealed, with certain titles also showing themselves to be top sellers online for streaming video or DVD/Blu-ray purchase.

According to Heritage.com on Dec. 21, “A Christmas Story” ranks as the top holiday movie of all-time. The humorous and intriguing tale of Ralphie and his family is one that is seen quite a bit on television, and is also available for disc purchase or live stream rental at Amazon.com. At one spot below is Chevy Chase as Clark Griswold in the popular “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” followed by “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” in all of its old school claymation effects. Rounding out the top five are “Elf” starring Will Ferrell and the classic “It’s A Wonderful Life.”

Also making the top ten are “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” at No. 6, “Miracle on 34th Street (1947 edition)” at No. 7, and Tim Burton’s classic “A Nightmare Before Christmas” at No. 8. “A Muppet Christmas Carol” and “The Polar Express” finish off the top ten, although Charlie Brown, Macaulay Culkin, Bill Murray and Bruce Willis all get nods for their respective films with Christmas or holiday-themes in the background or forefront.

As a special sales deal, several of the Blu-ray discs mentioned are available at Amazon.com for under $10 and include the ability to instantly watch the movie streaming online through Amazon after purchase. Among the included titles are "National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation" Blu-ray disc and the "A Christmas Story" Blu-ray movie.

Holiday movie fans, what is your all-time favorite holiday film? Were any of the movies listed at the wrong spot on the all-time top ten?

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