Sing your favorite Christmas carol – let’s talk about Christmas movies! Not the new Christmas movies 2022, but specifically the highest-grossing Christmas movies of all time, with titles like ‘Home Alone’ and ‘The Grinch’ . Prey to a natural instinct, we always look for Christmas adventures around these very important dates, especially looking for titles that we can enjoy with the whole family (you know, those family classics that you should rewatch with your children), that give us a shot of Christmas spirit that will last us until January 6, where we will already be over the top and watching some of the best movies about the Three Wise Men, which is what it is.

Every season new Christmas titles arrive on the billboard to sneak in among the highest grossing films. It doesn’t always happen: some fall almost immediately into oblivion (and they deserve it) and others, yes, have the brilliance and luck to mark an entire generation. This is the case of ‘Home Alone’, the most successful, beloved and remembered Christmas movie of all time (and one of the best movies to watch as a family on Netflix). We’re already sorry for ‘The Muppets in a Christmas Carol’. The family comedy starring a very young Macaulay Culkin has remained one of the highest grossing for three decades and so has its sequel, ‘Home Alone 2: Lost in New York’ (both directed by Chris Columbus and written by John Hughes).

We will also find another successful saga in this ranking : ‘Wow Santa Claus!’ . The actor Tim Allen also became a very recognizable face of the Christmas season with his films from the 90s thanks to his leading role in this series of films about the figure of Santa Claus. Family reconciliations, a sense of humor and sentimentality typical of the time were the ingredients used not only by the aforementioned films, but also by many others that replicated his formula, to leave their mark on the Christmas movie subgenre. It is perhaps accompanied by some of those Christmas movies that you never thought were, and certainly some title worthy of entering the list of the best Christmas love movies for romantic parties.

Without further ado: What have been the ten most successful Christmas movies at the global box office? What movie has managed to unseat the classic starring Macaulay Culkin from the first position? Below we review the Top 10 following the data from Box Office Mojo corresponding to collections worldwide and indicated in dollars. Ready?

‘Santa Claus 2’ (2002)

Collection : 172,855,065 dollars

The sequel to ‘Go Santa Claus!‘ was turned into a romantic comedy starring Tim Allen again , in which Santa must find the right Mrs. Claus and get married before Christmas Eve to continue holding her position. Meanwhile, Santa’s understudy at the North Pole bends the rules to his whim.

‘Wow Santa Claus!’ (1994)

Collection : 190,539,357 dollars

Scott (Tim Allen) is a divorced father who has a complicated relationship with his son. Due to a tragic accident and a strange ancestral clause, he is suddenly forced to become the new Santa Claus of Christmas. And, thus, he may be able to improve relations with his son. This movie was a resounding success in the 90s, with multiple sequels and the love of an entire generation .

‘A Christmas Carol’ (2009)

Collection : 325,286,646 dollars

It is an adaptation in 3D animation based on the ‘motion capture’ technique of the Charles Dickens classic . Directed by Robert Zemeckis, the story is well known: a sullen old man refuses to celebrate Christmas. He doesn’t care about others, just work and himself. However, his life will be turned upside down when he is visited by the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future. One of the best Robert Zemeckis movies.

‘Home Alone 2: Lost in New York’ (1992)

Collection : 358,994,850 dollars

Being ‘Home Alone’ one of the most successful Christmas movies of all time, we expected no less from its sequel, again starring Macaulay Culkin. On this occasion, Kevin leaves home with his parents to spend Christmas in Florida, but a mistake at the airport causes the boy to take the wrong flight and show up in New York. If he never learns!

‘Home Alone 1’

Collection : $476,684,675

The most successful Christmas film of all time, and a work that would launch Macaulay Culkin to fame , continues to be a reference work within the subgenre and until recently was the first on this list of highest grossing. In it, the McCallister family decides to spend their Christmas vacation in Paris. But in the rush of the trip, he forgets the little one of his children, who must face two clumsy thieves.

‘How the Grinch stole Christmas’, by Dr. Seuss

Collection : 512,492,755 dollars

The latest adaptation of the story ‘How the Grinch stole Christmas’, by Dr. Seuss , bears the mark of Illumination Entertainment studios. This sweetened and more saturated version of the story of the Christmas thief has managed to surpass ‘Home Alone’ at the world box office for first place after nearly three decades . Does that make it one of the best animated movies of all time? The public, it seems, was clear.