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Let’s settle this: Top five 90’s Christmas movies

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December 1, 2022
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This debate has raged on for centuries. What are the top 5 Christmas movies of the 90’s? Now, I know what you’re thinking. Clearly the best Christmas movie of all time is Full Metal Jacket. However, just like Die Hard it came out in the 80’s, so I won't include it on the list. Plus I’m sure some hippie film school students will cry that “one scene about Christmas” doesn't “technically” make it a Christmas movie. 

Honorable mentions:

  • The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
  • Die Hard 2: Die Harder (1990)
  • The Santa Clause (1994)
  • The Preacher’s Wife (1996)
  • Home Alone (1990)

5. The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

This movie was the inspiration for an entire generation of hot goth babes. Enough said.

4. Batman Returns (1992)

All-star cast, massive set pieces, and Michelle Phieper serving up some hot leather excellence. The fact it used Gotham during Christmas as a backdrop was brilliant. 

3. Jingle All the Way (1996)

If you were to do a Mad Libs of the most random cast of the 90s, it might include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sinbad, Phil Hartman, The Big Show (Paul Wight) and Mini-Me

 (Verne Troyer). This movie was really Christmas “Turbo Time.”

2. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)

This implausible comedy built on the success of the first movie and delivered an amazing sequel. Plus, you can tell a lot about a person by where they know Tim Curry from.

1. The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

The banter between Rizzo and Gonzo is perfectly woven into Charles Dickens' holiday classic. Michael Caine gives a brilliant performance while being dunked on by Statler and Waldorf. This movie is a masterpiece. 

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