Den Den -- agreed. List should be adjusted for time/inflation.But
which 34th Street? Natalie Wood or Mara Wilson? Take the latter, but original
in b/w.Dickens classic was listed in the article and there are many
versions. My top choice is Bill Murray in Scrooged, though the Muppet version
is close 2nd.Wonderful Life -- James Stewart or Marlo Thomas?
Original in b/w is on films list of any genre.Don't shoot your
eye out or stick your tongue to a pole, but the best holiday film is Chevy
Chase's Christmas Vacation (uncut, uncensored).
I doubt it's one of the highest grossing Christmas stories of all time, but
=A Christmas Story= is, I think, the greatest film about Christmas I've
ever had the pleasure of viewing. It's one of those movies I try to watch
We adjust for inflation all the time but we never seem to adjust for population.
1946 the US population was 141 million so almost 2.5 times more now. So you
could reasonable say 166 million for It's a Wonderful Life. But then you
would need to account for things like number of theaters, number of competing
movies, and % of population that went to movies then and now.Quality
is a different matter. Home Alone and Wonderful Life are fantastic. Jim
Carey and the Grinch were a disgusting embarrassment.
This may be the biggest grossing films but certainly not the best. I found few
of these movies worth mentioning. Christmas Vacation on the other hand is
possibly the BEST christmas movie of all time, regardless of how much money it
I don't like being that guy, but the article was listing the top grossing
Christmas films of all time, not the best. It's hard to get
data on the older films you mentioned, but it looks like A Christmas Story
(1983) was the highest grossing of your list, bringing in about $20.6m.
Adjusting for inflation, this equates to about $51m. It's a Wonderful
Life (1946) has the highest adjusted gross, $6.6m in 1946 equates to about $83m
today. So we need to see if any of the movies on the article's list had an
adjusted gross less than $83m.The two films from the article's
list with gross revenues below $83m were A Christmas with the Kranks and The
Nightmare Before Christmas. Adjusting for inflation puts their gross income at
$96m and $128m respectively. There are a few ways to adjust for inflation but I
doubt the numbers would change dramatically.So regardless of which
Christmas movies are the best, this list probably accurately relates which made
the most money. The order of the movies might change a little once adjusted for
inflation but I'll leave that to someone else. Home Alone will likely stay
on top, with an adjusted box office of $604m.
This article only describes those made in the latter part of the 20th century
and those made in the 21st century.The classics will always be my
top choice:Miracle on 34th StA Christmas CarolIt's
a Wonderful LifeA Christmas Story