UPDATE: The Grinch stole presents from Whoville, but also your hearts, because How the Grinch Stole Christmas has won this round!


It's the most wonderful time of the year!

The festive season is in full swing, with holiday lights hung and trees being decorated, and it's the perfect time to snuggle up with some hot cocoa and watch a movie.

However, the question becomes what to watch? Do you find yourself reaching for a classic like A Christmas Story or throwing on Elf for both laughs and Christmas spirit? Perhaps you need a family friendly flick for the kids, so you turn on How the Grinch Stole Christmas.

Whatever you pick, it's certain to be a great time, but it got us wondering: What is the best holiday movie of all time? 

To help us declare a winner, we're holding a tournament and, with your votes, one film will walk away with the title of Best Holiday Movie Of All Time!

To get there though, we're figuring out the best movie in a few key holiday categories such as Family, Classic, Funny and Romantic.

The winner from each category will face off for the ultimate title.

To kick us off, we rounded up eight of the best family-driven holiday films that every generation can adore.

You have your classic family films, like A Charlie Brown Christmas or Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, that have survived throughout the decades to excite kids and bring nostalgia to adults.

There's also films focused on family dynamics, like the tearjerker Jack Frost or the father-son tale in The Santa Clause

For those that enjoy a little extra magic of the holiday season, The Polar Express and The Nightmare Before Christmas add additional lore on top of the already festive season with fantastical trains or spooky Halloween twists on Christmas traditions.

A few films also just remind us what the season is all about, with A Muppet Christmas Carol and How the Grinch Stole Christmas reminding us that this time of year is all about opening your heart and spending time with your loved ones.

You really can't go wrong with which is your favorite, but you do have to pick!

Take a trip down memory lane below of each film up for contention, and be sure to vote on which you think is the Best Family Holiday Film ever made!

Then, come back on Thursday to sound off for which Classic holiday film should face off your choice to be crowned the greatest movie of the holiday season.

Michael Caine, Ebenezer Scrooge, The Muppet Christmas Carol

Walt Disney Pictures

A Charlie Brown Christmas, Christmas Movies


Holiday Movie Tournament - The Polar Express - 2004

Snap Stills/Shutterstock

Jack Frost, Christmas Movies

Warner Bros. Pictures

The Nightmare Before Christmas, Christmas Movies

Buena Vista Pictures

Tim Allen, The Santa Clause Movie

Walt Disney Pictures

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Bumble, the Abominable Snow Monster

Classic Media

Holiday Movie Tournament - The How The Grinch Stole Christmas - Grinch - 2000

Imagine Ent/Kobal/Shutterstock

Best Family Holiday Movies
What do you think is the best family holiday movie of all time?

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