The top 12 grossing Christmas movies of all time

If you don’t believe that the holiday season lacks a little love, take a look at CNN’s live updates from the carnage of this year’s Black Friday. Nothing says holiday cheer like knocking out your neighbor in order to get the latest and greatest gift.

Don’t let picking a Christmas movie to watch with the family be as controversial to the group as the existence of Santa Claus is to a group of 7-year-olds.

Using one criteria to help decide what to watch for your next Christmas movie night, here are the top 12 grossing holiday movies ever, according to the movies’ box office sales.

Our information is taken from Box Office Mojo and

12. ‘Christmas with the Kranks’ (2004)

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Tim Allen and Jamie Lee Curtis star in Revolution Studios’ comedy “Christmas with the Kranks,” a Columbia Pictures release.

Summary: When their daughter leaves for the holidays, the Kranks decide to skip Christmas. But when she changes her mind and returns, chaos ensues.

Lifetime gross: $73.78 million

Trivia: It was estimated that the cast and crew consumed over 10 pounds of fake snow during production. (

11. ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ (1993)

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Jack Skellington (Chris Sarandon) in “Tim Burton’s The Nighmare Before Christmas.”

Summary: Jack Skellington attempts to bring Christmas to his home of Halloweentown.

Lifetime gross: $75.08 million

Trivia: Tim Burton got the idea for the poem of “The Nightmare Before Christmas” after seeing…

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