The Best Holiday Movies To Stream, According To Ranker Voters

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Film Fans Worldwide Voted the Best of All Time, Romantic Comedies, Hallmark, Kids, and Horror Movies to Stream This Christmas

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Just as millions of movie fans do on Ranker, we too like to dive into the extensive library of votable lists to find what to stream next, be it family-friendly or not.

Ranker, known as the world’s leading publisher for fan-powered rankings on just about everything with over one billion votes, has announced its rankings of the top Holiday movies of all time in several categories including romantic comedies, Hallmark Channel, children, and even holiday horror.

One of the most telling signs that the holiday season is upon us is when classic and newer Christmas movies begin to flood our TV screens, especially now that there are so many streaming services available. Many of the best Christmas movies feature heartwarming tales that families can watch together.

“To me, the Holidays mean cozying up in front of the television with family, watching Christmas marathons,” said Bill Jeffries, Chief Strategy Officer at Ranker. “Just as millions of movie fans do on Ranker, we too like to dive into the extensive library of votable lists to find what to stream next, be it family-friendly or not.”

Ranker harnesses the wisdom of the crowd and the opinions of millions of super fans to be far more relevant and predictive than the opinion of one blogger or critic.

Here’s what Ranker voters had to say: Note: These are the rankings at the time of this release and are subject to change with continued voting.

Some of the best Holiday movies of all time include themes of caring, thoughtfulness, and sacrifice, along with a Santa cameo sharing that Christmas spirit. And yes, Die Hard is a Christmas movie.

  • Top 10 Best Christmas Movies of All Time, ranked by 371K votes
  • 1. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
  • 2. Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas
  • 3. Elf
  • 4. Home Alone
  • 5. A Charlie Brown Christmas
  • 6. A Christmas Story
  • 7. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • 8. It’s a Wonderful Life
  • 9. The Santa Clause
  • 10. Die Hard

The Holiday season is a practically perfect setting for a romantic comedy. There are quirky families to meet, hopeful wishes, tropes galore, and traditions to uphold. The best romantic Holiday movies find a way to wrap it all together with a bow and a smile.

  • Top 5 Best Christmas Rom-Coms, ranked by 3.5K votes
  • 1. Love Actually
  • 2. White Christmas
  • 3. Sleepless in Seattle
  • 4. Christmas in Connecticut
  • 5. The Shop Around the Corner

Hallmark Channel celebrates Christmas and the Holidays every year with enough movies to fill a sleigh. This list of the best Hallmark Christmas movies is full of films with the highest-rated premieres, delighting audiences when they were first shown and becoming seasonal standards.

If you've got kids, Christmas is a delirious marathon, a process that you survive as much as you enjoy. Lucky for you, this list of the best Christmas films for children will give you some peace and tranquility.

  • Top 5 Best Christmas Movies for Kids, ranked by 3.5K votes
  • 1. Arthur Christmas
  • 2. The Muppet Christmas Carol
  • 3. The Santa Clause
  • 4. Frosty the Snowman
  • 5. Elf

The best Christmas horror movies capture the spirit of the holidays and then scare it right out of you. If you are looking for a fright around the Holidays, look no further - from Santa to Krampus, this list has the frightening films you are looking for when it comes to Holiday horror movies.

This is just a sample size of the data-driven recommendations based on voting from over 35 million unique visitors per month on Ranker. From every corner of the planet, Ranker keeps a finger on the pulse of the masses, further proving Ranker’s continued dedication to exciting original content, curated by the public.

To find out more about all things Holiday movies related on Ranker, please click here.

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Ranker, attracting more than 35 million monthly unique visitors worldwide, is the leader in fan-powered rankings on just about everything. Whatever the topic - TV, movies, video games, sports, brands, food, lifestyle - Ranker puts the vote into the hands of millions rather than a few critics to answer the questions we are most passionate about. Over 1 billion votes now power Ranker Insights, a treasure trove of psychographic correlation data that delivers personalized consumer recommendations (“if you like X, you’ll also like Y, Z”), and also audience insights to marketers, studios, and platforms seeking a deeper understanding of consumer tastes and preferences. Launched in 2020 and powered by Ranker Insights, Watchworthy is the only statistically relevant, crowd-sourced TV recommendation app available to consumers. Ranker is listed on 2020’s Inc 5000 and Inc. 5000: California Series, Deloitte’s 2019 Technology Fast 500 featuring the fastest growing companies in North America and Built In LA’s Top 50 Mid-Sized Companies To Work For in 2020. Headquartered in Los Angeles with over 100 employees, Ranker also has an office in NYC.

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