Elf Has Been Voted The Greatest Family Christmas Film Of All Time!

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Elf Has Been Voted The Greatest Family Christmas Film Of All Time! New Line Cinema

It’s the most wonderful time of year: Christmas!

With this time, comes some of our favourite songs and films. 

Yes, we patiently wait all year long until it’s acceptable to blast Mariah’s 'All I Want For Christmas Is You’ and embark on an extensive Christmas movie marathon. 

Some of my absolute favourite films of all time are Christmas flicks and when you’re in a house filled with people of all ages, family-friendly movies are a must. 

But which ones are enjoyable to all, not just the younglings? 

Well, Ranker.com has created a list of popular family flicks and sitting in the top spot is 2003 comedy Elf! 


I totally understand why this one has come out on top. 

It’s absolutely hilarious and ages like a fine wine, getting funnier every year. I literally used this movie as my related text back in high school for my HSC and compared it to bloody Shakespeare. 

With an all star cast - Will Ferrell, Zooey Deschanel, James Caan, Mary Steenburgen, Bob Newhart - the film delivers comedy, heart, a quotable script and that Christmassy feeling with finesse. 


Coming in at number two is my personal favourite, The Santa Clause, with Home Alone not even making the list! Check it out -

Ranker’s Top 10: 

1. Elf

2. The Santa Clause 

3. The Nightmare Before Christmas

4. A Christmas Story

5. A Christmas Carol

6. Deck the Halls

7. Jingle All the Way

8. Ernest Saves Christmas

9. I'll Be Home for Christmas

10. Christmas with the Kranks


My Top 10: 

1. The Santa Clause 

2.  Elf

3. Home Alone

4. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

5. It’s A Wonderful Life

6. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

7. Gremlins 

8. Miracle on 34th Street (1994) 

9. Jingle All The Way

10. A Christmas Story 

Create your own list and post it in our Facebook comments! You can also vote on Ranker’s list here