The holiday season is about family, overpriced gifts, crazy relatives, psychotic shoppers, mall parking lots that resemble a scene from Mad Max and of course the one thing that truly brings families together…watching TV.

Every couple of years, we ask people what their favorite Christmas or holiday movies or TV shows are that the whole family can watch.  Our first poll was in 2011 and our latest was last year.  Early next season, we’ll be asking people again and although some traditional family favorites move in and out of the top 10 list, there are always a few that remain in our hearts.

What To Do With The Kids® presents the Top 10 Christmas movies or television shows:

1.   “How The Grinch Stole Christmas” (1966 – Animated)
2.   “The Polar Express” (2004 – Animated)
3.   “It’s A Wonderful Life” (1946)
4.   “Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer” (1964 – Animated)
5.   “Elf” (2004)
6.   “A Charlie Brown Christmas” (1965 – Animated)
      “The Santa Clause” (1994)
      “Frosty the Snowman” (1969 – Animated)
7.   “The Grinch” (2000)
8.   “Miracle on 34th Street” (1947)
9.   “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” (1989)
10. “A Muppet Christmas Carol” (1992)

To find out how these and other movies ranked in our last poll, visit us at

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