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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 08: (L-R) Executive Producer Marc Platt, and composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul of 'A Christmas Story' speak onstage during the FOX portion of the 2017 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 8, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Let’s bring the Holiday heat with a furious debate about Christmas movies!

Everyone has their sentimental favorites…so this should be quite the contentious list!

It’s our Top 5 Christmas Movies list!  The rules are simple…these can only be full-length, featured films that were released in movie theaters.  Thus, T.V. specials like Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer and the original How The Grinch Stole Christmas are sadly ineligible!  Sorry!

Let the arguing begin!

– East Side Dave


5.) Scrooged (1988)

Bill Murray stars in this modern, dark, and awesome re-telling of Charles Dickens’ Christmas Carol.


4.) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

The Griswolds are back with hysterical energy and a crazy cast in this Christmas classic.


3.) Elf (2003)

Will Ferrell is insanely funny in this heart-warming and comedic mini-masterpiece of a Christmas movie.


2.) It’s A Wonderful Life (1946)

I know, it’s REALLY old school.  I hear ya.  But watching It’s A Wonderful Life on NBC on Christmas Eve should actually be a law.  Amazing, nostalgic, feel-good picture that is timeless.


1.) A Christmas Story (1983)

In my opinion, the BEST Christmas movie ever.  It’s funny, filled with spirit, and iconic.  It doesn’t get better than A Christmas Story.

"East Side" Dave McDonald. Co-Host Of The Morning Rat Race (6 to 10 AM). Digital Content Coordinator & Producer.